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

  1. Hankenstein

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    My "new" Neos 1000 (5 year old)

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    4000 SEK (500 US $) Shipped with all the original accessories and a 660 ft reel of Babolat Hurricane Tour

    Fantastic price i must say!! :)
     
  2. VGP

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    Glad to hear that you're having a good experience with your Neos. Not surprising at all.

    No new pics. The only difference is that I've got (according to Bret at Gamma) the last two available 4000 tennis clamps from their warehouse.

    Again, not surprising.

    Yeah, perhaps the guy your friend got the machine from just wanted it out of the house. That was the case with the machine I got. The machine and some tennis stuff was in the house when they moved in. They're soccer people and don't have an interest in tennis. I initially went there for some rackets that were advertised on craigslist. When I got there, they were setting up for a garage sale and I saw they had the machine. I looked at it and it was incomplete and I happened to mention that to the woman selling their things. I left thinking, "oh well." Later that evening, the wife mentioned that to her husband and he recalled seeing more stuff that belonged to it. She emailed me back with pictures and everything. It took some scheduling, but within the week I picked it up complete (but with worn out clamps) for the $25.

    $100 plus lifetime stringing for the Ektelon Model H? Not bad on the surface and even better that the guy didn't seem to mind in the end......but what if the seller was a bit nutty and wanted his rackets strung every day?
     
  3. beernutz

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    Well my friend is a bit nutty too so he probably would have strung them.
     
  4. beernutz

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    Holy cow, I thought I got a good deal on my Neos but that is literally a steal. The string reel alone is over $200 US.
     
  5. t3nn3s

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    I use my hands.
     
  6. beernutz

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    I bet you do.
     
  7. Xionakar

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    sorry to go on somewhat of a tangent, but was curious if you knew how well the eagnas hawk-80 performs seeing that you have a machine by eagnes.
     
  8. Luminous

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    Nice Machine! :)
     
  9. ryangoring

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    Curious as to what the one in the background is??
     
  10. dantespark33

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    ever wonder what he uses them for? :twisted:
     
  11. Hankenstein

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    It´s a Pro´s Pro V888,,,

    http://www.arfaian.com/default.asp?ArtNr=4008

    A clone of the 2006 US Open Wilson stringers,,,

    Used 3 times,, I´m waiting for a spare part at the moment
     
  12. Lakers4Life

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    Looks like an Eagnas Plus 8000 without the stand.

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  13. precision2b

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    Looks like he has tried...
     
  14. star 5 15

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  15. dgdawg

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    Broken link Dude!!
     
  16. Hankenstein

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    This falls in line with an earlier post I laid out that most machines are the same (with exceptions) only branded differently based on geographical location.
     
  18. precision2b

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    LOL!!! HUMMMM I WONDER!!!
     
  19. dunlop kid

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    Are these eagnas any good as the price is great?
     
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    If the US Open used machines like them, they must be good. Wilson probably custom ordered them for the US Open.
     
  21. Ljubicic for number1

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    If you decide you want to upgrade to the new model, let me know I might be interested in your current machine.
     
  22. ryangoring

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    Update!!

    Ok I went from this to this:
    Czech Tension Sport MS-700.

    Works great, drop weight, 6 point mounting, love the single action fixed clamps, although the only clamps I have used are floating...hmmmmmmmmmm.

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  23. Teyko

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    Alpha Revo 4000 with Wise Tension Head Upgrade

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  24. chizzle

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    My brand new rig. Yet to be used. Looking for a cart (I like the Husky cart idea). Need to stock up on some string and string a few extras to pay for it. Glad to have this vs. paying $39 for a hybrid at the tennis shop.

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  25. chizzle

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    Ended up finding a good deal on a low end 4drwr rolling tool chest. Here is my complete set up. [​IMG]
     
  26. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    Woah! Nice machine! Just wondering, do you think the wise tenison head is for the money or just leave it as a crank? Also did you get that stand online? I want one like that.
     
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  27. TennisNinja

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    I've got the same machine as the OP. Might post pics later.
     
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    Looks like a shelf from IKEA. ;)
     
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  29. Hankenstein

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    Finally they sold me a floorstand to my new V888 machine. Now it looks good enough to place in the club-shop :)

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  30. kashgotmoney

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  31. drakulie

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    Babolat Star 4:

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    ("no", that is not Pete Sampras' actual frame.) :)
     
  32. Mdubb23

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    Huh? Machine? Where? All I see is a sweet spiral staircase. ;)

    BTW, congrats on the find. How'd you finally get it?
     
  33. drakulie

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    ^^LOL. When I first posted the photo, I mentioned how funny people are in that they notice the funniest things when people post photos.

    Anyway, got it from a guy up north who had listed it over a year ago, and never sold it. Machine is rock solid, and strings beautifully. :)
     
  34. jmverdugo

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    Hi Drak, what are your plans for the Neos? ... planning on selling it?

    On another note, I would like to string my racquet on the same machine Roger Federer does! ;) ...
     
  35. drakulie

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    Right now, I have it as my backup stringer.


    That is fairly cool. sampras, federer, murray, delpotro, hewitt, gonzo, etc.

    When you visit again, you definitely have to check it out, and then we go party again!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!
     
  36. Mdubb23

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    Glad to hear it. I'm upgrading my Apex 2 & Wise, and I can't decide between a Star 3, 4, or 5. Any thoughts?
     
  37. Teyko

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    Pics of My Little Friend

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    Apex + Wise tension is alread a nice upgrade, and may be all you need. however, since you asked......................

    The Star 3 and 4 both have identical moutning systems, clamp bases and center clamps. Where they differ is in the tensioning mechanism. The star 3 has a anaolog dial to set tension, and only pulls at one speed. That's it.

    The star 4 is digital and has 3 different pull speeds; a "kevlar function" for strings that don't really stretch, cross button, tie of button, etc. So you get more bells and whistles. The 4 also has what is called a "load cell" to set tension, which is said to be more accurate than what the star 3 has. ( not sure if one is better than the other)

    The star 4 is very hard to come by. I waited for over a year to find one. The star 3's are plentiful, and coudl be purchased at below 1,000.

    the biggest selling point (for me) the star 5 has, is that it is new. I don't prefer the mounting space on the 5 over the 3 or 4, nor do I like the 3 teeth clamps that come with the 5. Also, the 5's base clamps is a round knob you have to turn to lock it in place. That said, it is still an awesome machine. However, if I had to go the route of a new machine, over a used one, for the price, I'd go with the new Prince machines. Not only are they roughly the same price as the star 5, but the mounting and clamping, IMO are better, and you get about $3,000 in strings.

    Good luck! :)
     
  40. star 5 15

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    Not to contradict what drak says but as far as the mounting on the star 5 goes. I think it is by far the best in the buisness with the star 3 and 4 behind it. The Prince's clamps and mounting are the same as the star 3 and 4 thats probably why drak prefers it. The Star 5s clamps are very ergonic and easy to use. I have extensively use the star 4(probably done about 1k racquets on it) and I find the star 5 clamps a lot faster because they sit up a lot closer to the stringbed. The star 5 is a great machine. I've done lots of gut poly everything and its all great. I've had it since December have about 400 racquets on it so far.
    Here's a pic:
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    The leather was a new expieremental addition I added to put the starting clamp on. It works great.
     
  41. drakulie

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    ^^^star 5,,,,, Great photo! Thanks for posting.

    How many frames have you strung on that bad boy??
     
  42. william7gr

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    How to those base clamps work and are they spring assisted?
     
  43. dgdawg

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    I'm curious to know if you ever need to adjust the clamp bases and if so, how???
     
  44. kkm

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    The clamp bases of the Star 5 are adjustable. All you have to do is lift the cap of the base clamp and use a hex key to adjust the hex cap screw.
    That said, I've not needed to adjust the clamp bases.
     
  45. kkm

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    I guess I'll go, here's mine:

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    and here's a pic of the clamp bases:

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  46. lilxjohnyy

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    hey drak... i believe he said he strung about 400. About 1000 on the 4.
     
  47. Lakers4Life

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    Are those Eagnas Clamps? I read Eagnas PN-1012 Clamps work on Sensors and Sensor Export.
     
  48. kkm

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    I have no idea about any of the Eagnas clamps or whether they work with the Sensor machines. My machine is a Star 5, and I just use the original (Babolat) clamps which came on the machine.
     
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  49. Supracool94

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    The Star 5 is a great looking machine, it looks super solid! Eagnas should be mentioned in the same sentence as a Babolat Star 5!
     
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    There ya go. ;)
     

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