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

  1. rl_Aussie

    rl_Aussie New User

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    Here's a picture of my little baby. After using an Eagnas lockout machine for the past 4 years, I can really now appreciate the quality of good clamps and parts. Granted, I dont string too many racquets. Just string for myself and friends, but I really enjoy stringing as a hobby and just thought I would treat myself to something better having used something so bad for all these years.

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  2. dgdawg

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    Nice!! This is a beautiful machine. I'm green w/envy. Was it expensive?
     
  3. william7gr

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    ^^^^^ That machine looks AWSOME!!! I have never seen one like that before.
     
  4. rl_Aussie

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    hi

    It cost $6400aud. It is a nice machine and love the little things which it has like the electronic brake.
     
  5. rl_Aussie

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    That was one of the reasons why I purchased this machine. The clamps and overall parts are totally awsome. I had a choice of purchasing the star 5 and I know the star 5 is top of the class machine but just wanted something a bit more unique looking.
     
  6. jmverdugo

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    Beatifull machine, congratulations, it has to be a nice thing to string on it.
     
  7. rl_Aussie

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    hi jm

    It is a dream to string on this machine. The clamps are great and extremely stable and solid. One of the best features that I also love about this machine is the automatic tension head raising. As you tension the string the tension head raises automatically which reduces friction as it gets pulled through the gromett.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    Rl
     
  8. jmverdugo

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    I was looking around on the internet, the gosen machines seems to have the same logo, yours is Xtreme Sports right? are they made by the same manufacturer?

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  9. rl_Aussie

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    jm

    Thanks for posting that pic. Mine is the xtreme sports that's correct. I was speaking to the distributor and he did say that a new model will be released called the rxv3 later this year which will have cosmetic differences and so e extra additional features.

    The machine that you posted looks like what the new model will look like. That machine looks totally awsome. Wish I waited but for a home stringer I don't think it would matter as much.

    Rl
     
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    [​IMG]my home stringer
     
  14. Mansewerz

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    Very nice setup! Are there wheels? Do you have to remove that whole pin to put on new reels, or is it two separate pins with a gap in the middle to add more reels onto it?
     
  15. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    yeah wheels with locks
    the way i made the reel set up was with a 32" bar and 2 "Y" shaped cuts of wood so its simple as pulling it up, while pulling string from the wheel puts downward pressure keeping it still while rotating simple and effective :) tho im going to stain it tomorrow if its not to hot
     
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  17. In D Zone

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    Now thats what we called a pimped out stringing machine.
     
  18. Kal-El 34

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    very nice setups there
     
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    heres my home stringer, i have another one (same model) that i keep at the club i teach at.
     
  20. dgdawg

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    Eagnas Comet 11-Silent Partner clamps & clamp bases-Wise-custom made tool tray's
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  21. jim e

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    dgdawg: Nice machine, and nice pictures. I'm sure that is a great machine to string on! Nice job with the tray fabrication!
    I just need to find a place to place a cup holder on my machine.That is an option that should be on all machines.I usually place a drink on my desk that the machine is next to, and more times than once it got dumped all over, last time I put a drink on the printer thats on the desk, and when I spun the racquet around, the handle knocked the can right down.
     
  22. dgdawg

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    Hey, thanks Jim. What kind of machine do you use? Never thought about the cup holder, maybe I'll work on that next. I can see the handle on your frame swinging around and doinkin your drink, lol.
    I also have a Silent Partner DG.(hence my screen name)
    I wanted to get a backup in case the DG ever went down. One thing led to another and shazam, I ended up w/this set up. The DG is a real nice machine but I think this set up with the Wise gives me more accurate pulls.
     
  23. PimpMyGame

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    Bought 2nd hand for £160 including tools. Seems to do the trick!

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  24. Hankenstein

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    That´s the Arfaian/Pro´s Pro professional 8000. A solid machine made by eagnas a couple of years ago.

    It´s actually very solid and easy to use.

    I have the manual as pdf for it if u need it..
     
  25. PimpMyGame

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    I didn't get the manual with it! If you could do that for me I'd love you forever!

    I owe you a beer!
     
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  26. drakulie

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    ^^Sweet machine guys! Thanks for sharing the pics.

    I'm now looking to purchase a Wise Tension Head for my ektelon neos!!
     
  27. dgdawg

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    Hey drak-A definite wise decision (no pun intended) The only thing I really hate about it is it has no knot button/setting. I've checked and checked the calibration and it really is accurate within a 10th of a pound or so.
    I strongly urge you to purchase through TW get them to agree to handle warranty issues. Dealing w/Herb Wise is a less than desirable experience. This is my second go around with the wise. Let us know what you decide, and of coarse, pix, pix, pix!! I'm out
     
  28. ericsson

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    This is what i call a beasty machine, looks rock solid, a pity they don't sell them in Europe. I think this baby can compete with the top notch machines...
     
  29. drakulie

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    Thnaks!! Appreciate your input, and will definitely post photos.
     
  30. rl_Aussie

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    It's a fantastic machine. The machine has been used to string in the aussie Davis cup matches and some Aussie tournaments. It has also been used in some Asian tournaments I believe. It's great machine and something which will hopefully last me for quite some time.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  31. davidahenry

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    BEAUTIFUL MACHINE! I have its predecesor, the SAM Pro-Master, and I absolutely love it. With how much I love my machine, I can only imagine how much you must love a newer, better version. Enjoy.

    DH
     
  32. rl_Aussie

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    Hi

    The Sam Pro-Master is just as good as the RX-V2 machine no questions. I'm sure they have the same electronic parts.

    I would have purchased the Pro-Master as well, but I really wanted to treat myself to something a bit different to what I was using which was a crappy Eagnas lock out machine.
     
  33. beernutz

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    I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose my mind and I think I like it, like it...

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  34. dgdawg

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    Nice, Beer. Happy stringing dude.
    You gotta back off those disco referances tho.:shock:
     
  35. beernutz

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    Thanks Dan. I don't know what happened, the Pointer Sisters just came over me. I'm better now.
     
  36. drakulie

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    wow, that neos looks like it is in tip top shape, Beernutz. Congrats on a great find at a really good price. You are going to love this machine. Thanks for posting the photos.

    Have you checked it for calibration???
     
  37. beernutz

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    Thanks I'm excited (if you couldn't tell from my other post).

    I haven't calibrated it yet as I just bought the Berkeley digital fish scale from Walmart today.
     
  38. Infl8edEg0

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    Ektelon Model H? :D
     
  39. nCode747

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    every1 here has such nice machines. All I got is my klippermate
     
  40. beernutz

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    I used a Klippermate from 2005 until now (still have it actually) and I'm 50 years old so there is likely hope for you yet. Save up the money you would have spent having someone else string your racquets and eventually put that into a new stringer.

    Once you've saved enough, keep an eye on e-bay and craigslist. The latter is where I found the above Neos for $500.
     
  41. sboo

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    axis pro with wise head
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  42. VGP

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    Glad to see the machine you got looks to be in great shape.

    If you go earlier in this thread, you'll see my Tenex 4000 machine, which is like the poor man's version of the Prince Neos 1000. I got it from a garage sale I saw posted last summer on Craigslist for $25. I spent an additional $110 for new clamps, calibrator, and starting clamp. Not bad in the end.

    I hope you enjoy stringing on your "new" machine. Please post on your experiences!
     
  43. shell

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    My gamma. It is easy to work with and does a great job.

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    One issue: Where the hell are the aerogels?!!!!
     
  45. shell

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    Never fear, my friend. They are in the bag and in another stack across the room. The PKs are mostly unstrung, pulled them out to look at them. And think about stringing them. The Dunlops still rule the roost. :)
     
  46. fattsoo

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    you guys have some beautiful stringers on this thread...i just have a el cheapo klippermate for about 10 yrs
     
  47. kobe3pointer

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    Haha agreed.
     
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    I've strung two racquets on it and so far it has been nothing but great. The first racquet only took me 40 minutes and that included reading the stringing directions in the Neos manual. The second one only took a bit more than 30 minutes and was by far the fastest I'd ever strung a racquet. So easy even me and the cavemen can do it.

    That is quite a deal you got there VGP. Do you have a picture of your stringer after all the mods you did to it or do the pictures you've already posted show them?

    I decided I wanted to buy the Neos after I found it on craigslist because that is the stringer used by both of the MRTs in the proshop of my club. Also my next-door officemate got a deal similar to yours when be "bought" a used but good condition Eketelon model H (the Neos' granddad) from a guy for something like $100 plus lifetime stringing privileges. Then the seller promptly moved before my buddy ever had to string a single racquet for him and without leaving any forwarding information so he couldn't even be sent the $100 he was owed. When they met a couple of years later the seller just said about the money, "don't worry about it" and presto, my friend had a free stringer!
     
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