Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.
$250 for that Alpha! What a steal!!! You robbed them, seriously! :shock:
What alpha is that?
I believe it is called: Alpha Revolution
I had trouble finding a lot of information on the machine
I am lucky to get such a great deal on the machine though, $250 which included starting clamp, a couple sets of nxt tour, and a few sets of synthetic gut
why is the club closing?
thats too bad
Hey, do you get tower creep on that machine too? I get some with each frame I string on my DC Plus and it's starting to **** me off. Seems to be just one side too. One tower seems to slip almost half an inch and the other tends to slip a couple of mm if even that. Usually it's just one side.
I had a bit of a problem with it last time I strung (only my 7th time on the machine)
I have a feeling i may have gotten some silicone spray somewhere I shouldn't of.
I set the towers in a spot and really tightened them in as much as I could...If this doesn't work I may use alcohol on the tower guide rails and see if that helps and get a wrench to tighten down the towers
I had a machine with the same type of tower mounts and when I suspected they might be creeping a bit I would remove them and give the contact surfaces a good cleaning with alcohol and a stiff brush to make sure there was nothing hiding in the textured surfaces. If you maintain that friction between the towers and the table you shouldn't need to forcefully tighten the towers (which will eventually strip the threads).
I could be wrong but it looks like there may be some surface rust or residue on one of the tower guide rails. Either way I'm certain it's something you'll be able to rectify.
Otherwise nice find!
If it weren't for my Star Wars/tennis room and beer I would have run amok with a meat cleaver years ago.
This is what I'm using:
It's a second-hand Eagnas Hawk with a Wise tension head. I've replaced the clamps, rebuilt the locks in the clamp bases, and cold-welded the table to its axle to stop it from wobbling. I'd like a suspension mounting system and cam-lock clamp bases, but this one's working well enough that it's hard to justify upgrading.
^^ good setup! love the rds in the background too
If those aren't the remakes of the prostaff 85's then i'm pretty damn jealous... but i'm pretty sure they are.
Seekay, what area of Illinois are you stringing in?
I think the thing about this setup that I like the most is the Wise being set at 48lbs
I've got a couple originals and a couple remakes. The appropriate thread has a better photo and complete inventory.
I'm in Champaign, making good use of the U of I courts.
I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!
only thing is you got a gamma mat....cool rebound poster too; how did you get it??
The racquet setup in your signature looks pretty sweet. I settled on BLX PS 90's with BHB7 @ 48lb, so not too far off.
Went and did a thorough cleaning of my machine, your assumption was correct...
There was only minimal rust on the screws on the tower guide rails, but some sort of substance (god only knows what) had built up on the tower guide rails. Alcohol and a good toothbrush did the trick....no more tower creep!
Haha the gamma mat. It works fine! Try to get another one in Europe..
The rebound posters did I get from Tecnifibre as promo material.
hehe i am sure it works fine. but why did babolat not give you one?
There is no way in Holland to get them. Only the showroom of Babolat got one mat and some racquet stands, but they took them from RG last year. I asked them several times. I also called the Prince rep. for the beast mat, but they also couldnt order some for us.
I had to take contact with the importer of Gamma in Germany to buy the mat and racquet stands. There is not other way to get some (or I don't know about that way). I was glad the guy was very polite to sell us some, because we don't deal in Gamma products and they are usually only for promotional use.
Finally found me an old Babs. As new, mint condition. Original owner had strung eight badminton racquets on it!?
Getting used to stringing on a mono-clamp. No problem, at all. But I would really like to find an two-clamp turn-table, I admit.
Nice! A Prince P200 in very good looking condition. I am also using this stringer now and it is a pleasure to string w/ compared to my Ektelon D. I've strung in the past couple of months since I got it working approximately 30 tennis racquets, 5 badminton racquets, and 1 racquetball racquet. I'm going to save my money and get something more modern eventually. I'm up to $650 in savings now. After getting this constant pull machine, I don't want anything that doesn't have a constant pull and a good reputation for customer service, spare parts, etc.
My newest addition...
very nice! i like the lil racket holders along the bottom too. nice touch
do the racquets holders catch the string or get in the way?
How exactly does that work on the mains? Do you also need to use a floating clamp and/or a starting clamp?
thats a good point. that may not be a good idea
I've not had any issues since I got the Opus. Have strung about 25-30 racquets on it so far.
Veeeeery Nice Machine!!
I have been through this entire thread, and i am very shocked that no one has posted a single picture of a Stringway machine yet!!.
I might have to put mine up when mine arrives in 1-2 weeks!
I finally set up the Prince Precision Tuning Center in the man cave right next to my Neos. This machine is beautiful and is obviously powered by sorcery. Which is fine considering I believe in Bigfoot and ghosts. I love the design and it was so easy to assemble and use. I just have to keep my youngest son from pouring water on it now.
My racquets weren't as far off as I thought and all four can be made the same with lead tape in roughly the same spot on the three lighter frames.
Man this is beautiful! Did you just buy it brand new? I'm so eager to get one as well, but Prince seems to be out of stock. Their bankrupcy doesn't help at all now.
Thanks! Yeah I bought it brand new about a month ago via Amazon for a fairly reasonable price. I think it's okay to say that right? I would have bought it from TW if they carried them. If it's any consolation I bought my new Neos and $1500 in string from TW at the same time.
interesting, looks like a great machine. i have a gamma machine at home, and took every part of the machine that could catch a string loop. string meter, turn table lock, handles, ect. maybe i am just hyper.
Gamma makes a unit pretty much the same.
My Gamma 8000.
please do! would love to see everyones set up
$1500 in string? you must have a shop....
I've been stringing since I was 14 (I'm 36 now) and ran a tennis shop for 7 years and am strongly considering opening one here in LA. It's just something I enjoy and if I were able to make a living from stringing and customization/matching that would be a dream come true. I'm kind of baby stepping it right now since I do have a wife, kids and a pays the bills job. Currently I string for myself and just a couple of friends and am the worst capitalist ever as I string for beer (can one be a Republican socialist?) and never accept their money. I've been checking out some storefronts near my home so we'll see where it leads.
My ML120. I love it - great machine. Easy to use, built like a tank.
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^^^ I think I'd like to get that machine to be my next machine.
What's up w/ the golf balls? JK. I know some tennis people will get angry about that.
I started tennis three years ago after 30 years of golf. Only golf 5-10 times a year now. I'm outside of Cleveland btw
My Gamma Progression FC replacement for a Klippermate
Updating my previous post in this thread, I sprung for a Gamma 6004 and moved my Wise to it.
Never seen a racquet that was broken like that Prince Diablo in the picture. What happened?
I've got a friend who was a (male) cheerleader in college, and still has crazy upper body strength from it. An awkward series of events on the tennis court suddenly left him with two badly sprained ankles and fair bit of anger. He smacked his Diablo hard into the court and severely cracked it in two places.
I took his ruined racquet and (in the name of science) tested it against my concrete driveway to see how much it took to break all the way through (a lot) and what was inside (foam).
And here I thought it was because you're floating the bridge and hoop of racquets you're stringing instead of letting them rest on the tower supports before you clamp down at 12 and 6.
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