Laserfibre!!

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Sam Groo, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Sam Groo

    Sam Groo Guest

    I'm new to stringing rackets and i was looking at the Laserfibre MS200 TT. It has had really great reviews about the clamping, and i've heard that constant pull was the way to go. I couldn't find ANY outlets at all over the internet and i was just wondering if anyone knew approximately how much one cost, or if someone is selling there's if they could tell me how much it would cost to buy it. :)

    Thanks a bundle, ;)

    groosam
     
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  2. dancraig

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    399.00 to 929.00. I got these prices on July 8. If you email them, they will send you the price list. Welcome Aboard.
     
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  3. diredesire

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    check out laserfibre.com

    You can also look for Stringway machines if you decided to look on our favorite auction site that begins with an E and ends with a bay

    The prices fluctuate with the european/US $$ market, so they don't post solid prices. E-mail (or call, for a more direct, in my experience) Tim at laserfibre for a price quote. The price includes a string package (and other gear if you wanted).

    The TT version typically runs 7-800$

    Welcome to the forums.
     
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  4. dancraig

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  5. Jeff488

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    1-888-895-2350 is their toll free #. They will email you a price list. Their web site is under construction/being updated(much overdue) at the moment, so you can't see the machines. Bummer.
    I think their best machine is the MS200TT with fixed clamps. I love mine!
     
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  6. diredesire

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    their best of the MS200 series, there is the DX and their electric machine, too.
     
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  7. Jeff488

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    OK, you got me there, but you're talking about a lot farther up the food chain dollar-wise. Way beyond what I can deal with.
    However, even their top dollar electric is still using the same constant tension mechanism as the std, it just pulls on it with a spring. I think it's like getting a Mercedes with a/c, electric seats, windows and GPS. Fancier machine but still the same stuff under the sheet metal.
     
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  8. jem

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    Thought I should note. I recently purchased a laserfibre because of the information I found on this board. (thanks to all the contributors)

    I was going have to spend over a grand for what I desired. I could not justify the price considering I was only going to be stringing for myself. (1-2 re-strings a week.) My kids are too young to break strings right now.

    Lucky, I came to this forum and read about a drop weight machine that does not have to hit horizontal.

    I ordered a Laserfibre. I was willing to buy the $629 machine but Tim said that I might like the flying clamp machine. I could save 180 bucks and I could always upgrade for $180 to get the fixed clamp set up. I said lets do it. He also said that flying clamps may be faster and the flying clamp problems if any are mostly negated by the constant pull.

    I asked him if it would take two months to ship. I said I do not care how long takes just give me a good estimate. (I was aware laserfibre had some delivery issues by virtue of reading these forums)


    Tim said how about one week. It was delivered to my doorstep in one week --- right when he said it would arrive.


    Besides the constant pull and the fact that I do not have to hit horizontal, I have found the mounting system to be rock solid and really locked in. I had a feeling of confidence that my frames were secure. A feeling I did not have when I was last strung 15 years ago.
     
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  9. moosryan

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    i have the ms200tt...its awsome!!! it's the best machine i've ever strung on...
     
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  10. 156MPHserve

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    Yes, I must agree as I just ordered a machine. It has not arrived but lemme tell you my experiences. I originally had my mind set on a Eagnas, I decided I'd like a crank machine from them. I knew with any other manufacturer I'd have to pay a lot more for similar machines. However I had a little conflict. I really wanted spring assisted clamp bases yet I wanted a crank as well. My budget only permitted one or the other. I decided to try my luck, and just asked a few questions to see if they could help. However, their answers were so indirect, and their customer service was so bad I decided to go with a Laserfibre. Sure it wasn't a crank but it was still a top quality machine and probably would give me the best quality of a stringing anyway.

    It took me about 7-8 emails with just question after question. The Laserfibre guys were great though. Tim and Ted first of all did their job, which Eagnas did not do. They told me exactly what I needed to know. VERY informative. They always gave me at least a paragraph about any issues I had. What really won me over, was their attitude. They treated me with the respect all customers ought to have. Also they were very professional and very patient with my questions. Also when I finally made my order, they were very pleasent to deal with and also they knew about how urgent I needed my machine even though I only briefly mentioned it once, and they moved my order in front of a few customers without me having to say a word. Just strictly looking after a customer's needs as much as they can.

    If Eagnas had this kind of customer support, they would dominate the stringing market because they already have the best prices. However they don't, and Laserfibre does as well as a great product. I would do it all over again and ABSOLUTELY recommend them.
     
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  11. volklguy

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    LOL!

    i bet they would prefer you not disclosing this.

    the customers that were passed over would probably have a different opinion on their level of customer service having heard this, if true.

    i like my service to be fair and not in the position of re-ranking the delivery sequence based on what people mention.
     
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  12. barry

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    My experience is always been throw in an extra $50 and you will get better service, even in Restaurants, but if it does not have a take out window, or not specific enough, then I don't do business there!
    People I have been emailing at Eagnas and Silent Partner have answered all my questions, did consider an LF, but would prefer an electronic stringer, time for me to move into the digital age and replace the analog drop weight system.
    So far I think the silent Partner DG best fits my needs, but it is a little large and $1000 which I think from reading posts is about the price of and high end LF drop weight machine.
    From the posts LF customers are very happy, which implies they built a good product.
     
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  13. POGO

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    Hhahahahahhahaha.... I guess 156MPHserve's needs are more important than those other customers that have been waiting months before him when he ordered. Hhahahhahahahahhaahhaahhahhahhahaha..

     
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  14. bejo900

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    I received my machine from Laserfibre a little over a week ago-I ordered the MS200dx with single action clamps. One of the pieces didn't fit right so I called Tim the next day and he shipped me another one that same day before he got the bad part back-most places won't do that. And this was one of the three major pieces to the machine. I finished puting the machine together last night. The quality is second to none and this is a piece of cake to string on. I mostly do racquetball racquets for myself and for the club that I play at. I didn't mind spending the money on the dx model because I will make that money back in about a year.

    For anyone waiting for a machine-it is worth it. Tim is always to talk to you over the phone and will walk you through any part of the machine. The instructions are quite possibly the worst I have ever seen-but Tim knows that and is willing to stay on the phone with you while you set it up. I didn't need it but the offer was nice.

    If you are considering a Laserfibre and anything else-you will be happy with the Laserfibre.


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  15. 156MPHserve

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    HAHAHHAA well ok, I'm not making anyone wait months for their machine while I get mine next week. I told Tim that I participated in a forum where many people complained about the tme it took to recieve their machine. Tim and Ted assured me that this was because there were ECO models available but people decided to wait the additional 6 weeks for the newer upgradable models. Besides that there was a 4 week delay they had nothing to do with and it just wasn't their fault. However he assured me that they were fully stocked now and I should get my machine in about 10 days. I trusted him and told him I'd take one! However he decided on his own to move my order in front because it would probably save 2 days or so. Businesses always overestimate the shipping times, so his customers I got moved in front of may have recieved their machine a day or 2 later than possible, and wouldn't mind too much nor have any thoughts since the delivery will ultimately come in the mail within the time period Tim promises.

    I just thought this was a sign he truly cares more about what the customer needs, and did extra work although he didn't need to. This is the difference between a professional and a worker.
     
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