LF machine finally arrives

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by SethR, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. SethR

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    My LF machine finally came Friday. Strung up 4 racquets over the weekend. My quick read is they made this thing a huge improvement over my 200tt.

    For starts, the mounting. There is no other way to say it. It blows away the 200tt mounting. The one on the Quantum is a 1000 times easier and faster. If this six point is anything like what other machines use, and it looks like it is, it is no wonder. It murders the old way of doing it.

    The string gripper change is another cool change. The little round thing the string goes around and ball bearing gripper makes everything easier and accessible. You don’t have to pull half the tension by hand to make it stop hitting bottom on first pulls like you have to with a 200tt. Every string tightened fully and the arm never went past about 4 oclock. It feels lighter to work the arm too. It’s got to be something in the new gripper thing because the dead weights are a few ounces more than the 200tt dead weights

    New LF clamps have diamond dust teeth. They are alot easier to adjust to string thickness with the finger dial. The swivels and locks are a big, big improvement. Alot smoother to slide around and no sticking or stammering.

    The tool tray is a nice addition. You don’t have to use that stupid 200tt yard stick to set tensions anymore. A royal P.I.T.A. if you use different tensions for your mains and crosses like me. The new LF has the tensions engraved right on the arm. That’s sweet.

    Overall, built like a little tank.

    Aside from it taking a long time to get, I’m very impressed with the updates over their old machines. For $600 and all the improvements, they should’ve done it a long time ago. Now I need to geta new tension caliper to check the constant pull and how accurate it is.
     
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    So it might actually exist!

    Pictures - We want Pictures! :)
     
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    Maybe it is just me, but...

    A new user praising the machine no one has ever seen...

    Do you happen to work for LF?
     
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    Yeah, the "Posts: 1" looks pretty suspicious.
     
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  5. smarion2

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    haha oh man. It would make sense they would make a user name and start posting here. When I first made my order I told them about how their reputation has pretty much went down the toilet. I told them last week I'd be on here again to agree with everybody about how crappy of a company they've become. WE WANT SUM PICS TIM... i mean seth haha.
     
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  6. smarion2

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    oh btw how long did it take you to get it? and how was the overall process of working with them?
     
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    Lol! This was my first thought too reading this thread. The member is brand new with 1 post :lol:

    That Tim...:roll:
     
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  8. Il Mostro

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    You've got to be kidding me? My initial thought was also post#1 and suddenly this great machine appears on his doorstep. No posts griping about the long wait and convoluted stories. But, then I though "no way anyone would stoop to this". Unless this guy jumped to the head of the line, it seems highly unlikely that this post is credible. We'll see...
     
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    Anyone live in Rhode Island and want to go take a look at the business? RI is not that big. Take pics and let us see what is going on in there.
     
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    hey how do you get the cool smilies...
     
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    you have a skill
     
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  13. YULitle

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    A while back, someone else used it. So I bookmarked the pictures location, to have it readily available.

    I also have this:
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    Another good one to have.
     
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  14. smarion2

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    lol that one is amazing.
     
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    Haven't seen that one before YUlitle.
     
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    We want pics. I was shocked by the thread title and didn't realize he was a new poster. You guys are sharp.
     
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  17. mdjenders

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    this saga gets better and better
     
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  18. Il Mostro

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    Or thicker and deeper:)
     
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  19. !Tym

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    I don't think Tim would try something that embarrassing and obvious. Much like when I first went down on flames on the old board, a counterfeit "me" suddenly appeared and started posting true-to-form mockumentary style stuff. I even had one poster contact me and say is it true you wrote all those mean things about me, and being all dissapointed in me and such.

    Long story short, I think this is just a well-positioned troll attempt...and NOT Tim or Laserfibre in any way.

    There are people believe it or not who sit around waiting for golden opportunities to troll such as this. I don't know why they get a kick out of it, but they apparently think it's rich.
     
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  20. Il Mostro

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    Then again, you probably wouldn't have thought that he would repeatedly lie about personally packing and shipping the machines, would you? I think his character is pretty well established based on his own actions. Nothing should be a surprise at this point.
     
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    It would seem that if the machine was really out...their web-site would have a picture.
     
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  22. cpmoran

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    mine shipped fall 2007 its strapped to a turtles back and will be here spring 2009. good thing i strung my racquets with luxilon, I shouldnt need a restring before then
     
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  23. smarion2

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    for real this post is obviously fake... seth hasnt even come back to try to prove himself
     
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    Lol... we all figured it out after about 2 posts. That Tim is a really smart feller.
     
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  25. mongo

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    I don't have the time that some of ya'll have to post hundreds if not thousands of posts on this and other topics. I've been away from here for a while but occasionally try to read the latest posts re: LF and the Quantum. What amazes and amuses me is to read these posts. Where were you guys when I was posting the problems I had w/ SW/LF machine? I posted the actual posts from Tim @ LF and Fred @ SW. The solutions from LF and the bribe offers from SW. How do we know you nay sayers are not really Stringtechno aka Fred from SW who was banned, or his French companion, JayCeeParis is also banned? Maybe they have returned and have started a smear campaign towards LF and Tim to further your cause w/ Alpha? I gave up trying to get my SW/LF machine to work w/o turning and accepted a generous offer from LF to return it. I've been using an old drop weight machine in the mean time, as I too have been waiting patiently for a Quantum to arrive. I've been told by LF that my machine should ship within the next week. We'll see! I investigated getting an Alpha and they are back ordered for a long time also. To accommodate those who have been clambering for photos, here's what I'll do when, or should I say if, the machine arrives: I will create a photo diary that will contain everything from the box arriving to completed assembly and testing. Then maybe some of this endless LF bashing with subside. I believe honestly LF has been working to get this new machine out as fast as they can BUT making 100% sure it works w/o issues. LF/Tim doing songs and dances over the past year+; probably true, but haven't we all experienced that from someone? Has anyone lost any $$$? I placed my order nearly 9 month ago and haven't been charged a dime. I chose to wait. No one held a gun to my head forcing me to wait. I had options which were really no different from what everyone has been posting. Let's wait for the machine to arrive and go from their. Every company slips up and "disappoints" people, but in the long run, how they pick up the pieces and move forward is the main point. Why would anybody shoot themselves in the foot and ruin such a great reputation if there wasn't a really good reason? And to all that are the most critical: What is your motive? I just don't get it!
     
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  26. Il Mostro

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    That's pretty obvious...
     
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  27. smarion2

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    haha yeah... that sounds like me about a month ago... My machine was supposed to ship then and I dont think it takes a month to ship from Rhode Island to Tampa. last week I didn't get my machine after a 2nd order "shipped" Tim claimed to have absoultly no idea where it could have possibly went and told me he would call UPS to find out why they lost my package. From there he said he would send me a 2nd machine with free next day shipping. Somehow I havnt recieved either machine. I got no calls or updates or a new shipping number before they went on vacation for a week. This company is BS. Good luck...
     
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  28. !Tym

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    No motive. I never ordered the Quantum, and I would've been shocked if Laserfibre actually sent it out on time and didn't lie through their teeth in the process. I've also always believed that Laserfibre wouldn't go through all this lying unless the machine was to in the end be really worth it. I've never doubted that the machine wouldn't be great, I've doubted...and rightfully so...that they'd actually get the machine out in a reasonable and timely manner.

    Laserfibre can still say, just wait, this machine will be great, fine; but the problem is that they've been blatantly lying through their teeth to every dog under the sun to buy more time, more time, more time...more time, for God knows how long now.

    At some point, a little honesty goes a long way to placate the masses. Alpha doesn't go I just sent it out next day air free of charge yesterday and inevitably blame it on UPS the next. That's just comletely irresponsible and wrong, you don't blame other companies and try to bring down their reputation, when really it's yours that's in question. At least, Alpha will freely admit when they don't have something in stock yet. Laserfibre meanwhile always just pretends that they do, but nineteen times out of twenty...and lately one hundred times out of one hundred...never do. I mean seriously, if you don't have it in stock yet, fine, just say it. No problem. A little annoying, but people will just wait until they do, no harm, no foul. There's no crime in not having something in stock, but there is in lying to people's faces ad-nauseum for months on end claiming, that gosh darn it, UPS lost it again and oh gosh darn it, how'd that heavy box turn into a box of coals (i.e. complimentary strings from Laserfibre...which while nice, an actual stringing machine they ain't).
     
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  29. SethR

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    My name is Seth Rosen and somebody here owes me an apology. Some people who come to this board are demented or infantile. To say I’m faking as somebody from Lasefibre because you assume this is my first time commenting shows your stupidity. I’ve posted many time in the past. It’s been so long since the last time, I started a new account because I don’t remember my password and I don’t have my old AOL email. Mostly whenever I do come to TW, I rather read the information from the obvious group of people here who know what they are talking about than spend time in a conversation with you who pretends to be an expert about everything.

    Unlike you, I do not spend my time trolling and writing on message boards. I have better things to do like work, classes and tennis. It’s not my fault you didn’t get a stringing machine. I got mine and that’s all I care about. My ALTA team mate just got his after trying out mine.

    My comments were based on years stringing on my old LF machine compared to the new one. The changes are what they are. You can’t make it up. I didn’t compare it to anything else. All I did was compare the Quantum tt to their old 200 tt. From personal experience on both, IMO the improvements are huge.

    The next time you feel compelled to insult or comment by jumping to uninformed conclusions based on hyperventilated assumptions, take a couple of deep breaths in a paper bag first. I wasn’t trying to have a running conversation which is why I’m just getting around to speaking now since my original comment. If you don’t hear from me for the next few weeks, don’t freak and spaz again. Try to hold down your paranoia assuming I’m some kind of super secret stealth insider. It is because I had more important things to do.

    Seth Rosen
     
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  30. Zhou

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    Let us put it this way. Some people have been told their machines have been shipped but have received nothing. We have accumulated enough lies about this so called LaserFibre Quantum that until you can show proof of the machine, the machine just does not exist.

    In other terms...
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  31. Mansewerz

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    Agreed, take some pics of your machine, preferrably with a spoon next to it.
     
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  32. YULitle

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    Yeah, pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    So, you just got your machine at the end of June (Friday the 26th if I'm reading your first post correctly), and your teammate liked it so much that he then ordered one and received it already? Do you realize how false that will sound here, where folks have been waiting a year for their orders?
     
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    Seriously "Seth", what is so hard about taking a couple of pictures and posting them here???
     
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    Yeah, and if you don't mind, put a recent AJC next to it. :D ;)
     
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  36. itsstephenyo

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    I would find it very, very funny if he really did have the LF Quantum and ended up posting pics.

    I'm sure that would also **** of a hell of a lot of people who have been waiting forever for theirs.
     
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    JHAHAHAHA YEAH! I bet a lot of these people only WANT it to be fake. Proof would only lead to more unrest.
     
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    I do not doubt Seth R at all. I believe he has received his machine AND I believe his friend also has one as well. As for the other posters making the ridiculous claims about LaserFibre, those are the posts that make me skeptical.
     
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    It would be fairly easy to post a picture with today's newspaper and prove that there's a devoted contingent out to slander Laserfibre. Until then, most of us disinterested observers will believe the product doesn't yet exist.
     
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  40. smarion2

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    lol this is ridiculous. 1st of all why would anyone get so mad about people not believing he had a machine? If I got mine and someone told me i didn't all i'd say is "ok wutever I dont really care what you think." id say it very unlikely that hes recieved 2 machines in less then a month and most people here havn't got one in over a couple years span. It just makes no sense that 99 percent of us get the same old BS lies about ups or sending the wrong package and you the one percent gets everything perfect. You cant get mad that we talk about the experience we've had from laserfibre. If they dont want the bad rep they should take care of the problem. Also if you did get the machine taking one min of your busy time with school work and tennis shouldnt be 2 hard. Send a pic.
     
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    why would we all lie about the same thing? go ahead try to even get intouch with them... I have their number memorized 1 888 895 2350. I was all for supporting laserfibre with their new machine before I tried to order one. I was nervous before I ordered one because of the stories I recently had been hearing. I called every now and then just because I thought maybe he was just a bit absent minded. I told him I wanted to come to this form so I could prove everybody wrong and post pictures. All that happend was he lied I got pissed and told everyone about it.
     
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    As soon as TW forum members see photos on LF's website and others post photos here, we will believe the hype. Until then, let's move to something else . . .
     
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    Pictures..... or, .... it didn't..... happen.
     
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    Seth, if you really had your machine, and were so shocked and offended at the comments here, you *would* have certainly posted pics just to rub our noses in it. You are as much of an a**wipe as Tim at LF. I am calling BS! Get busy with Photoshop Mr. 2-posts.
     
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    Stan, you are either the master of dry humor, or dead from the neck up.
     
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    Pics, or it didn't happen!!!!!
     
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    More antics from LF.
     
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    Sorry to upset your applecart, Ti... er Seth.
     
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    I think someone without a life is getting his jollies off of this whole ordeal, saying he received his Quantum to get a rise out of people. I have my Revo in hand and have strung a couple rackets already and thus, really don't care anymore.

    By the way, they gave me free shipping on a 75lb plus package and a great selection of string for free. Two flying clamps and one side cutter and one needle nose pliers. A straight awl and a curved awl with a handle which I am not exactly sure what it is for. Looks a lot like a hay hook only a lot smaller! (I don't like hay hooks as that means there are hay bales that need moved, stacked, fed, etc.)
     
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  50. smarion2

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    yeah i finally just got intouch with Tim to cancel my order. He told me that one of his "associates" went on to some of the stringing forms and noticed I WAS LYING and spreading untrue rumors about their business. He told me that my order was automatically canceled because he didn't want to do business with me anymore. This was all done without calling or letting me know. All he said was "i'm sure you got the revo by now its a good machine but its not as good as ours." Since I finally got my order canceled I no longer have to worry about this stupid BS company. Good luck Tim I cant imagine you staying in business much longer
     
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