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Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. rvernsey

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    Newly purchased Baiardo machine:

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    Excuse the bedroom pic, temporary location while I am building an office and making room. Been a great machine so far. I have used Babolat Star 3 extensively before this and a handful of other machines here and there.
     
  2. zapvor

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    wow very nice! you like the wilson better than the star?
     
  3. zapvor

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    haha. that would very cool! love to see those who are committed to the sport. let me tell you it's tough to make a living doing that though
     
  5. rvernsey

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    Not really... the ergonomics of the Baiardo machine is pretty awesome but I'm not doing high volume right now so I'm not totally appreciating it. If parts were more readily available for a Star 3 I'd probably own one. Being able to punch up extra knot tension and pre-stretch is nice though. The clamp bases on the Baiardo are not as high of quality as the babolat clamps but they are less maintenance and pop-down-release function makes for quicker stringing. I used to have to take apart my babolat clamp bases all the time. Now the clamp heads are fantastic, quick adjust for tension, etc.
     
  6. drakulie

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    Agree with much of what you say about the babolat Star 3. I have a Star 4 I'll be taking to string at the Cincinnatti Masters this year and love the clamps and center clamps, although I agree the base clamps need more maintaining.

    You'll find with the Baiardo that when stringing with a tired back, the ergonomics are incredible. Machine is so comfortable when doing high volume like at a pro shop or tournament. Most comfortable machine I've strung on. I wish I could take mine to Cincy, but the Star 4 is more transportable.

    Enjoy the Baiardo and congrats.
     
  7. fusion91

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    Alpha Pioneer DC Plus just arrived. Immediately began stringing favorite racquet! :)

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    Agree 100% on the Baiardo. Although I Liked some of the mechanics better on the star 5, ever since i started work in my new shop I've really come to appreciate the ergonomics the the wilson machine has to offer. To be honest with you I think after doing a 15-20 racquet day before, I never realized I had a sore back until I strung on the Baiardo and didn't have one ha.

    Drak is the stringing room at Cinci available to the public? I'd love to drop in say hi and learn a little bit if I could.
     
  9. schap02

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    I string on the Baiardo here and there @ a friend's shop. I am more impressed with the variety of functions available than the actual construction of the machine. It is quite nice dialing in my number and seeing the adjustments made. My buddy actually has two memory settings for himself - "Normal" and "Tired Back" - so just thought your comments were spot on Drak.

    Good Luck @ Cincy.
     
  10. drakulie

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    Wikki, not sure if it is avalable to the public as this will be my first time stringing there. I would imagine it isn't, and one would need clearance or special pass, which is the case at most of these tournaments.

    Schap, thanks! I'll make sure to report back. Should be a lot of fun.
     
  11. mercthunder

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    Stringway ML100

    My Stringway ML100 with concorde system. 1 week old, and have strung about 10 racquets so far. Loving it :)

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  12. zapvor

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    you got me interested. my back is suffering from stringing all day. oh well. what is it about the ergonomics that compensates so well?
     
  13. schap02

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    IMHO - the height adjustment and mounting table adjustments make it tailor fit to whatever size person you are...
     
  14. gmatheis

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    Even a few inches can make a difference for your back. If you cant get a new machine/stand try rigging something up to test it at different heights til you find where you want it then you can build a platform or something.
     
  15. lwto

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    I got the machine and thats how they were, I ordered new ones from Babolat.

    No I sit my racquets pretty loose actually.

    good eye though.
     
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  17. zapvor

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    it looks like you even built in a den space perfect for the machine!!
     
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    alpha apex.plus

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    I love my Aria :)
     
  21. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    I respectfully request a moratorium on pictures of Neos 1500's as they make me question my decision to purchase the 1000.
     
  22. Lakers4Life

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    I like the base clamps.
     
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    ^^ i like that large tool tray! and the slots to hold racquets!
     
  25. Crisp

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    Seems a lot of these machines are similar just marketed with different names and colours in different countries.
     
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    and I see a Discraft Ultrastar in the background.
     
  27. zapvor

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    man i need to stop buying rackets and save up for a machine
     
  28. Crisp

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    Haha yep the old frisbee. Didn't think anyone would be interested in that... More the framed is 85 signed by Pete behind it.
     
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    1993 National College Ultimate Champ. Pro Staffs do nothing for me, but I do like Pete.
     
  30. Crisp

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    Wish there was some readily accessible ultimate leagues here in Aus. Doesn't seem like it wee took off here.
     
  31. mongting

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    Gamma 6000. It was a steal! Just paid around 150.
     
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  32. MAX PLY

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    ^^^^Very nice pick up. Congrats.
     
  33. Kot_Bigemot

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    So, it cost you around $150 i figure. Congratulations, it is a solid machine.
    I would suggest to calibrate it first. Good luck.
     
  34. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    Nice find. That was my first machine and she treated me well.
     
  35. jmk2888

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    I had called up Eagnas regarding a combo 810 and they quoted me $579.00 + 50.67 tax (8.75%) = $629.67 total picked up from their warehouse in Gardena, CA.

    Then I called Alpha and they quote me $649.00 no tax + free shipping = $649.00 for a Revo 4000.

    This is a no brainer as the difference was only $19.33

    Needless to say I went with the Alpha Revo 4000

    So far no problems and customer service (Mark) is great.....





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  36. mongting

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    The first thing I did was to buy a Gamma Tension Calibrator.

    One question: How often do I have to calibrate it for crank machine?
     
  37. Kot_Bigemot

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    Depends on your string load.
    If you do around 3-5 frames per week, then once every 2-3 month is ok. If you do like 10-20 per week, then every month.
    I do about 25-30 per week but, i like to check calibration on my Star 5 every 2 weeks just to be sure.
     
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  38. v-verb

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    I've only got a Klipper - I expect to do up to 5 a year so I don't need fancy stuff but it would be nice one day...
     
  39. mad dog1

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    3 yrs ago, i was thinking i'd be stringing 1 racquet a month. i'm now up to around 100+ racquets per year.
     
  40. v-verb

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    Wow that's a big change! I only want to do my own racquets, in poly, in the 30-40 lb range.

    I definitely don't want the responsibility if I wreck someone's racquet. I had a friend who strung my Ripsticks in the 90's and gouged the throat with his stringer clamps - I was not too pleased...of course he denied he did any damage:shock:
     
  41. mmk

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    I saw a team practicing in the park between Bridge Road and the train tracks near Blackwattle Bay in Sydney back in February or March.
     
  42. mad dog1

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    actually, about 60-70 of the racquets i string per year are my own. :) i only string for a couple of the guys i play with.
     
  43. mad dog1

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    actually, about 60-70 of the racquets i string per year are my own. :) i only string for a couple of the guys i play with.

    i had beg and plead with my wife to let me spend the money on a used sensor. i'm not sure what possessed her to agree but i'm glad she was just crazy enough to say yes because a nice machine certainly does make stringing alot more enjoyable.
     
  44. db10s

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    :shock: Where do you find ones like that?
     
  45. Lakers4Life

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    This thread is starting to go off-topic. Stick to the topic folks.

    My friend's recently purchased Ektelon model E with a H upgrade
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  46. zapvor

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    ^hes got a bunch of tennis items too!
     
  47. mad dog1

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    you're referring to the used sensor, right? :wink:

    i know, i know...i consider myself very lucky! :mrgreen:
     
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    yeah, I know messy garage.
     
  49. Andyroo10567

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    Ohohohoho, I like the little storage space on the ektelon.
     
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    I thought it was shop version of the machine, but it's actually an upgrade/accessory to the Model H. After buying this machine, he ran into a Neos 1000, so he'll be selling this machine after replacing some worn parts.
     

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