My new Pro´s Pro v888

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  1. Hankenstein

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    I just got my new Pro´s Pro v888 eletronic stringer.

    It is extremely heavy and the overall weight is around 50 kg´s.

    The quality seems ok and it´s pretty solid.

    I strung the first 2 rackets tonight. It went ok to a start but then the string slipped in the Linear ball bearing string gripper and when i should string the 3rd racket with poly the string slipped and i had to abort the stringjob straight away.

    Does anyone of you masterstringers have any clue how to adjust and tighten the string gripper? I tried to clean it a bit, but that´s not the problem. It must be tighter.

    Here are the first pics of the machine;

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  2. Mansewerz

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    Did it not come with a stand, or did you remove it?
     
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  3. Hankenstein

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    It came with the wood-stand you see on the pic :)

    JK; No, they don´t have any stand at the moment. They are working on it they said.

    Seems to be very good overall,, if it wasn´t for the slippage in the gripper i would be very satisfied.
     
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  4. Mansewerz

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    What was the price tag?

    And have you called pro's pro about it?
     
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  5. Gimmick

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    On my new Eagnas (insert expletives) the bearing races on the linear gripper were painted with an inexpensive black paint that wore away quickly in an irregular pattern that left ridges. These ridges, combined with a few rusty bearings (insert expletives) made the gripper hang-up before clamping fully.

    The solution was to tear down the gripper and sand and polish the races and bearings very carefully.
     
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  6. Hankenstein

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    Price tag is 930 euros retail (i have a sport company so i get that price without 25% tax,,,)

    Have not callled them as i just noticed this problem like 8 pm today. I sent them an email and wait and see what they say. I will try and clean it (again) but i dont think that is the problem since it´s brand new. Maybe there is some fat, silicone or other stuff from the production... Wonder if i can use a 1000 grit sand paper to make the surface rough ??
     
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    is there an adjustment screw underneath of the tension button?
    bret
     
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  8. Hankenstein

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    Will check tonight. I actually thought about the lack of adjustment screws overall on this device. I will check and take a macro pic and see what we have :)
     
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    Not many adjustments screws from what i can see. I tried to clean the linear string gripper with acetone free nail polish remover and it seems to help a fair bit, but still sometimes the string slips through the gripper

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  10. beernutz

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    Since your stringer is so similar to (a clone of?) the Prince 6000 maybe you could look into how to adjust the linear gripper on that model?
     
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  11. Hankenstein

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    And where do i find that info?
     
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  12. jim e

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    My Pro master machine has the same linnear tension clamp. The 2 center plates pull together as tension is pulled. It appies the proper pressure against the string as needed as the clamps will close completely together if no string, therefore I do not believe there is an adjustment as it automatically applies the proper pressure to hold the string, as the 2 center plates will move foward and as it does that it closes together. If it is slipping, then I believe that it needs to be thoroughly cleaned.You may also check to see that the 2 center plates do move freely towards the front, and close together all the way, as that could be binding. You should be able to move those plates easily foward, and they should spring back quickly to the resting position by itself easily as well. I would take the tension plated apart by dissembling them and clean them properly. I always kept mine clean, and so far I have not yet needed to dissemble it, but they always held without slipping to date.I have always cleaned them after 20 or so racquets.I guess preventative maintainance helps.

    (Also from looking at your pictures, the 2nd picture the plates do not look evenly parallel, where mine are, maybe it is just the camera angle, but mine are perfectly parallel, yours look narrower towards the front, maybe something in there binding it?)
     
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  13. star 5 15

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    On my old star 4 occasionally I would have a ball bearing or two pop out and that would cause the string to slip everytime so If you know how many bearings are in there and if there visible or not. You may want to check that there all in there. They could have missed one during production.
     
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  14. LttlElvis

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    This may be a stupid question, but do you wrap the string around the diablo or are you just resting it on top of it? I have seen stringers not use the diablo at all because they are afraid of string kinks. When I added a diablo to my Wise, I found out I could use very minimum tension on the plates.
     
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  15. jim e

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    With that tension clamp, it should work flawlessly both ways irregardless if diablo use or not. Star5 15 may be right possibly a bearing missing, anyways the slipping should not occur.If it is new, then there should not be a build up as yet, or even need to be cleaned as yet.
    Somethig is wrong, he should send the tension head back to the company since it was just purchased.
     
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    Well, is Pro's Pro as bad as their American counterparts, Maxline?
     
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    From what i have been informed, Pro´s Pro don´t use Lily Lee (eagnas manufacturing plant) anymore. They now use a brand new plant in China instead.

    I also have a Wise tension head at home with the diablo and i know how to wrap the string around it ;-). I have worked for a long time in a pro shop in both sweden and australia and i have strung on Bab star 3 and 4 for example, but i see your point and from example the wise tension head there was no slippage before i got the diablo.

    It does not go as smooth as on the Wise , but smooth enough. I think i will record a short video tonight on how it looks when the machine pulls the string and the slipping occurs. It actually feels (very) good to string on it when it works. It pulls fast, powerful and the automatic clamps works really well. The only thing i was surprised over was the sound from the machinery (fan) that sounds like a computer. The wise is totally silent. ,, and of course the slipping string that occurs in a totally irregular pattern...
     
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  18. jim e

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    It should not slip at all. Since it is new, then cleaning is not the issue. I cannot understand why you do not contact the place where you purchased it, tell them of the problem, and so possibly you can send back the tension head for a replacement.
     
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  19. Mansewerz

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    It was 8 pm>>>>>>>place was closed.
     
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    Ask if someone here has a 6000 manual or search on the net for one? I know for example that TW has the Prince Neos 1000 manual available online since I already downloaded it.
     
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  21. Hankenstein

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    Correct!

    I have sent them an email to their support-mail but i know they are swamped so i think it will take a while.
    I of course wanna send it in return for a new unit but if i have to pay the shipping it would cost around 90 $ shipping one way,,, The electronic part of the unit (3 parts in total,, base, racketholder, electronic) weights around 35 lbs

    I still have my wise tension head so i´m not in such a rush so i can wait for their answer,, I´m the patient type of customer :)
     
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    I own a 6000, and there isn't an adjustment that I am aware of.

    The linear gripper automatically adjusts to the gauge of string that you are using and applies an appropriate amount of pressure to grip the string. Sometimes I feel like the 6000's gripper applies too much pressure, never too little.

    My assumption is that this needs to be fixed by the company.
     
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    Yesterday i cleaned it even more and deeper with chemical clean gasoline (the same gasonline i bought on a color/paintingstore that i used to remove fat and dirt from my goalie hockey mask before painting it)

    The cloth actually turned brown after cleaning it and the same , but lighter color occured when i cleaned the clamps. I tried to pull a poly string after that and it was tight like a rock. Will try to string a racket tonight again and see if it can be 100% consistent. It would feel good if I could use it without having to think about string slippage every 2 minutes during the stringing process,,,
     
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    That's weird. Maybe the parts weren't cleaned real well before assembly. I was thinking the plates weren't machined aggressive enough, but it sounds like there may have been debris/funk on the plates preventing proper grip. Hope it all works out, it looks like a pretty sweet machine
     
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    Bump and update; I got a new linear gripper from the seller and I changed it yesterday. Was pretty easy,, just knock out a bolt and remove the gripper from the machine. In with the new.

    The new gripper goes much smoother. The original gripper had some moving-issues and I think it´s all set now. At least it seemed to grip the string much harder / better now. I also saw that it was possible to adjust the level of pressure on the gripper when it was removed from the machine
     
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  26. euchoulis

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    how are you liking the stringing on it?
    i have 2 of their challenger 1 that i string my rackets as well as a few for others and was thinking of getting one too
     
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  27. Hankenstein

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    I sold it a month after my last post. Its a good machine for the price, but i thought it was to slow. I string on my old, trusted Prince Neos 1000 instead. Its much faster. The V888 was making me string one racquet in like 20 minutes. On the Neos 1000 it takes like 12-13 minutes :)
     
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