NEOS height adjustment and manual questions

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  1. jivesamba

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    Hello-

    I have just recently purchased a Prince NEOS 1000 used (it is one year old) so it did not come with a manual. All of my google searches for a NEOS manual have turned up the old Ektelon manual for this stringing machine that looks like it came from The Smithsonian (even Tennis Warehouse has a link to this dinosaur bone manual on their page listing for the NEOS!).

    At any rate... I am trying to figure out if the top of the NEOS can be raised so that when a frame is mounted, that the head assembly can rotate a full 360 degrees without the racquet handle hitting the tension head.

    I recently sold my 1993 model Alpha SV upright and got this NEOS but I must admit that I miss the full 360 degree rotation of my old Alpha. Can anyone tell me if I can adjust this NEOS to do the same?

    And also- does anybody have an electronic version of a newer manual that they would be willing to email?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. jivesamba

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    I am trying to solve this issue tonight as I have a few racquets to string. I tried to contact Prince but did not realize that they closed so early so any help today would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks again!
     
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  3. YULitle

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    I don't think it can, though it's been a while since I've been around a NEOS.
     
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  4. Zhou

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    You can't fix it, that is just how it is.
     
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  5. jivesamba

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    cool... thanks for the reply. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't overlooking an adjustment somewhere.

    in the "rotation" category, I must say that so far it's:
    ALPHA - 1
    PRINCE - 0

    but man... these NEOS clamps are the bees knees compared to what I'm used to!

    :)
     
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  6. YULitle

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    Yeah, they're fast. :D
     
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    Also Alpha offers the Cobra Tensioning system which allows the tensioner to pull on the same plane as the string and then lower for 360.
     
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  8. YULitle

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    Do you have info on that?
     
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  9. Zhou

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    I asked Mark about it when I was talking to him about the Apex II.
     
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  10. iplaybetter

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    so did i but i am not spending money on something like that when i ca get prince 5k clamps and bases for what a wise costs
     
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    It seems that all of the Alpha models feature 360-degree rotation. I never knew how nice that feature was until I strung on a machine that did not have it. Oh well... I think I'll adjust to not having it. Everyone else has right?
     
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  12. YULitle

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    You will adjust. It just takes time. Even the Revo isn't 100% 360-degree. The handle catches on the gripper sometimes.
     
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  13. jivesamba

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    Yeah... It's kinda like Gonzo... what it lacks in movement, it makes up for in muscle mass! ;)
     
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  14. iplaybetter

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    no but the turntable occasionally does, i was suprized when i did the glide bar vid the no 360 rotation was not a big deal
     
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    The same thing will happen if you add a Wise.
     
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