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

  1. Baseline13

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    William...I like your set up. I will post pics of my new machine as soon as it arrives.
     
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  2. brownbearfalling

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    Hey william what does the writing on your machine say?
     
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  3. Kal-El 34

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    this thread is surprisngly awesome haha
     
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    Silent partner - Hip Hop :)

    I've just stuck a Wise on my drop weight, will get a pic in a sec

    here's the pics

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    The mounting bracket
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  5. william7gr

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    I just says Silent Partner Hip Hop in fancy letters and the white part is just a ruler.
     
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  6. william7gr

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    Where did you get the bracket to put on the wise. Also do you have 360o rotation.
     
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  7. ls206

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    I got the bracket from the place I bought the Wise - they have the foot pedal and diablo too, I will invest in the foot pedal at some point.

    No 360º rotation, but I've never had a full rotation so no biggie

    I'm in the UK, shoot me an email if you wanna know where I got it 8)
     
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  8. william7gr

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    I thought that the Wise came with a foot pedal?
     
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    ls206, how did you get wise on your dropweight?
     
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  10. william7gr

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    He said they sold them at the place he bought it along with the foot pedal and diablo.
     
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  11. BigGriff

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    Here is my toy!
     
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  12. drakulie

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    Ektelon Neos. Just pruchased it for $300.00. Other than a few minor rust spots, which will come off this weekend, the machine is in excellent condition. Had been stored in a garage for well over a year, so was fairly dirty, and needed to be calibrated. I've already calibrated the machine, and everything works smoothly.

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  13. VGP

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    Good score drakulie! Hope it cleans up good.

    If you check the earlier pics in this thread, I've got the poor-man's Neos 1000.......
     
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  14. drakulie

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    ^^^yeah, I got really lucky. I have been looking for one of these, and happened to go on craigs list. There was one for sale, and as luck would have it>>> in my area. Sent an email, and guy called me back same night. As you could imagine, he already had several interested buyers and was working out a deal with the first guy that had emailed him ( a week earlier), however, being that I was in the area, he didn't want to go thru the trouble of shipping it, so told me if I would come over the same night, and liked it>> It was mine. I literally jumped off the court, and drove down there.

    I saw a picture of yours, and was curious about it. Poor man or not, if it strings consistently>> looks like a great machine. When did you get it????

    KPS88, sooon to be strung on this bad boy!!!
     
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  15. VGP

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    I got mine last September at a garage sale listed on Craigslist.

    Here's the thread on my experience:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=219966

    Even though I got the machine for $25, I invested in new clamps, calibrator, and starting clamp.

    I can string consistently on it and it's a breeze!
     
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  16. drakulie

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    ^^Thanks for that link. I love reading stories like that. :)

    BTW, I din't realize eagnas had such nasty customer service. I'll be staying away frome them. :evil:
     
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  17. ryangoring

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    Ok!
    I just got it but I got show some love for it and all who owns one....
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    Here we have from left to right the new speed clamp from Eagnas, the Stringway triple clamp, and the 2 Gamma clamps!

    :)
     
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  18. toeknee

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    How do you like the new Eagnas spring assisted clamps?
     
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    hahahaha drakulie,sincere congratulations,enjoy this toy:):):)
     
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  20. drakulie

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    ^^^Majic Man!!!

    Glad you approve. We still need to meet up. Perhaps this weekend. I'll give you a call.

    I popped the Luxilon Rough today, so the frame got it's first string job. I got a little bit of help from, Panterka:

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  21. zidane339

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    Very nice Drak...how did you get all the rust off?
     
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  22. drakulie

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    ^^I first cleaned it with rubbing alcohol, including the railing sytem using a q-tip. The arm, and some of the other parts I did with a soft metal brush, and then with a rust remover (very little).

    I then cleaned it again with alcohol.

    The railiing system is really smooth, the clamps glide smoothly on the glide bar, tensioner is now running very smoothly on the track. machine is super sweet. took me about 30 minutes to string the frame, and I was in heaven because of the simplicity, and ease of use.
     
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  23. Vincescourt

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    You mean it took your Panterka 30 min to string the frame as you are way too busy taking pictures and stalking nbmj!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Mansewerz

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    It really is a joy to string with. I string with the same machine at work. I like the two point mounting much more than the two point mounting on my SP Swing. I like the hold down system of the Neos much better than the screw down system.
     
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  25. BigGriff

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    Very nice find Drak!!!
    With a little more elbow grease and a little spray paint that machine will be looking good in no time.
     
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  26. drakulie

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    I run a sweat shop!!! :evil: Now get back to work!

    Yup, it really is a joy to use. Very simple, and produces great quality string jobs.

    Thanks. Any suggestions of cleaning products,paints etc that are appropriate to use on these machines?????
     
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  27. ryangoring

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    I did reply to your post here in this section
     
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  28. MAX PLY

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    With respect to cleaning product, I have only ever used de-natured or rubbing alcohol--I have never had the need for anything else (and I have owned Ektelon/Prince stringers for many years). I don't think you will need any other sort of cleaner ever. Generally I use a soft cloth but occassionally I use a soft toothbrush, q-tips, pipe cleaners and a soaked shoestring for various parts (e.g., the pipe cleaners and the shoelace are particularly good for cleaning the linear grabber on the tension head). The key is to keep it clean all of the time and it will always work smoothly.

    I have never had a rust problem (my machines have always been indoors and covered when not in use (btw think about getting a cover) but it sounds like what you did worked fine.

    As for paint touchups--I have used black appliance paint (available at a hardware store) and it seems to have worked fine. Continued good luck with this excellent find.
     
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  29. drakulie

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    ^^Max Ply, many thanks for the suggestions. Good stuff.

    The toothbrush, and shoe laces are excellent ideas. Will try those this weekend.
     
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  30. Vincescourt

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    Hey drak you better not post pics of Bailey stringing, PETA would be very upset with you
     
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  31. drakulie

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    ^^^hehehe. She has been looking at the machine as to say, "What on earth is that thing?"
     
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  32. Kal-El 34

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    great machine...
     
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  33. drakulie

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    ^^As is yours. :)

    Very happy with the machine, and feel very lucky to have purchased it for such a low amount.
     
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  34. chrisplchs

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    because I'm bored and y'all want to look at some ugly stuff:

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  35. Dan007

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    Wow beautiful machine, it that a star 3? Only if the cover was a cleaner, it would look brand new.
     
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  36. zidane339

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    How much did the Bab 3 cost you, if I may ask? Was it used or new at the time? And are those the original Bab clamps!?
     
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  37. chrisplchs

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    Since you asked, funny story: I got two of those for $1300 (had to borrow the money from a friend of mine), then cleaned the one that looked nicer and sold it for $1800. Paypal,**** and shipping took about $100 of that. I then repaid my friend with some interest. In the end, I got paid $200 to take a Star 3. I had to purchase a new stand and a couple of pads so I only made out about $50 profit

    The machine is almost as old as I am and I am the 2nd owner. The cover on mine is cracked a little in the corner and it doesn't look as nice as that was the way I got it but otherwise than that, it performs as if it was new. I spent sometime to clean everything and it performs excellent. I don't string in a shop setting so I have no need to dazzle people with something that looks like it came from a Star Wars movie and the tour pros I do stringing for all know that it is a quality machine. In fact, I prefer this machine to that of the Star 5 and Sensor (two machines that I have also logged significant amount of time on) and while those machines have their benefits (one-time overtension), the Star 3 is faster and much more portable. I enjoy having to only carry around 90 pounds instead of 140+ pounds. Also, I prefer the 5 teeth clamp design to get into tighter spot.

    The clamps are the original clamps. They are still holding nicely. Maybe in a few years I might get them resurfaced or get some new clamps
     
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  38. drakulie

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    Chris, sweet photos, and great machine.

    Could you tell us a little more about that sweet little alpha machine you have sitting all alone in that corner??? what functions does it have, pricing, etc??

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  39. zidane339

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    Awesome, thanks for all the info! I would love to get my hands on a star3, but even now a days they are pretty pricey.I hear the Bab clamps are top of the line, so its great to see you still have the orginal ones. Good stuff, thanks for the info again and happy stringing!
     
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  40. JackRussel

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  41. Pro Staff Pete

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    Yeah when I posted a thread on this machine more people thought so.. after comparing some pictures we can say it's probably manufactured in the same factory ;)

    This one is called 'StringEco' by Tyger (brand)
     
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  42. chrisplchs

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    Thank you for the compliments.

    The Alpha machine is an Alpha Accuswing. It has two functions, measure swingweight or measure static weight. Its precision is not great enough for static weight so that is why I have an extra scale that measures down to the tenth of a gram. But the Accuswing's main purpose is to measure swingweight.

    Pricing is somewhere around $749 if I remember correct and you can call Mark at Alpha. I believe they are out of them until March or April

    Let me know if you have any other questions
     
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  43. william7gr

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    They seem so similar even the button layout is the same
     
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  44. drakulie

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    Chris, thanks for the follow-up, and information. Much appreciated. :)
     
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  45. stician

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    jim_e that's a sweet machine!! I have a Neos 1000 wannabe (EAG-300) and hope some day I can modify it to Wise Head, low profile swivel clamps and 4-pt mount.
     
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  46. jim e

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    Thanks for the compliment!
    It's been a great machine. I was going to get a star 5, and when this came upon the big auction site,(and it was new), and the price that I got it for,it made no sense to go for the star machine,as this has all the same fearures.Now that I see that others had problems with the star 5 marring and breaking thin g.polys, I am glad I have this machine.When I strung a lot many years ago, it was on an old serrano machine(what you would call an automatic drop weight). I strung a lot on that old machine back then, as I was the only stringer in my area back then. This one makes stringing a breeze,and more enjoyable. That is why I try to tell folks to get as much of a machine as they can afford, especially if you know that you will be stringing for a while, as it does make the job go by so much nicer.
     
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  47. johndugan

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    drakulie, what did you use to calibrate the tension? thanks
     
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  48. drakulie

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    johndugan, I used a calibrator:

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-TENCAL.html

    From there, you need to use an allen wrench (can't remember size) and you turn a knob located in the front portion where the catch is located, until you get the desired tension. I checked it 60, 50, 40, 30 lbs to make sure I was getting the correct tension every time.

    Good luck!
     
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  50. baselinerT

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    Hey, hows that working for you, im planning on getting one to replace the crank version. from wat im seeing im already loving it.
     

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