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

  1. drakulie

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    ^^hahah. Married life is good. We are preparing to buy a place at the tennis club where we met, so are very excited. Other than that, been stringing like crazy, including at the Nike National at Cris Everts tennis Academy a few weeks ago.

    Here is my buddies Opus. He was stringing my kps88: His screen name is MDQM.

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  2. struggle

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    My stringer is not quite as nice, but my view wins!!

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  3. drakulie

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    ^^Great view.

    How do you like those base clamps?? Are they solid, smooth, etc?? I was thinking of buying a pair as a back up pair for my babolat Star 4.
     
  4. jim e

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    Well; heres my view from the window just next to my machine. I could move the machine out on the deck like you do, but thats not too practical, especially in the winter!

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  5. Kot_Bigemot

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    View is fantastic. Where is that?
     
  6. drakulie

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    Wow, you guys have some awesome views. Not nearly as nice as yours, but if you are a tennis fanatic, it is definitely heaven,,, here is my view:

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    Here is the overhead view:

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  7. struggle

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    the clamps are fine, although i'm sure they're not as smooth as some of the "finer" units. other than glide bars and floaters, they are the only ones i've used.

    ignorance is bliss.

    Asheville, NC. Enka Lake.
     
  8. Pinkskunk

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    tbuggle,

    that background view is post-card quality. some people are born lucky !

    Congrats on your machine and a view few can afford.
     
  9. Ash_Smith

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    Hmm, can't compete with those views, may have to fire up the G4 and get some photoshop action on the go!!!

    Ash
     
  10. struggle

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    i can get with that too!! nice pad!!

    i can see 11 courts. how many do you have? nice!
     
  11. mdqm

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    guy's i really envy your's views:twisted:
    rick i have a pair of based clamps(for my old egneas)if you want to try before you buy them give me a call
     
  12. tray999

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    Star 5 15, you have a good eye..... Yes, I have a customer who I string for who only will use VS. I string his racquet's every two weeks whether they need it or not. He is retired and plays daily.
     
  13. zapvor

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    wow did you build that custom shelf thing? or is it a pro shop? it looks like a personal room to me
     
  14. COPEY

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    Hi zapvor - yeah, the room is in my basement. When my wife and I bought the house, we had the basement done (orig unfinished), but couldn't decide what to do with the room in the picture, so it remained unfinished until about 1.5 months ago. It was my idea, but my father-in-law gets the credit for constructing it. Comes in handy, keeps things neat and organized.
     
  15. zapvor

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    well snap thats most outstanding! thanks for sharing. mind giving us a few tips on how that gets constructed? did he frame the studs differently to do the sunken in look?
     
  16. COPEY

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    Thanks - used 2X6s to frame it out, give it more depth, then slapped a few pieces of pine together, tacked on the peg board, nailed it in, then put up the drywall. I also put in a countertop with 3 drawers (not shown of course). Comes in handy for replacing grips, grommets/bumper guards...and working on computers for family/friends lol. It's not done yet - have to install carpet and mount my tv to the wall...buy another small fridge (gave my old one to one of my students, a college kid), then I'll be all set. I think. :)
     
  17. drakulie

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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    There are a total of 23 courts (3 hard, 20 har-tru). The Solomon Academy is housed there, as well as several top pros train there throughout the year. To add, there are a few national championships as well as a international championship played there. Of course, there are also some usta local tourneys as well. Great place to live for a tennis maniac.


    Magic Man!! Great to hear from you. Yes, I'll give you a call. I didn't realize your eagnas had these same base clamps. Thanks!
     
  18. zapvor

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    thanks for the reply. where do you buy a peg board? i was originally going to design a wall pattern to hang all my rackets, but as i add more sticks i would have to reconfigure the pattern, so thats not as feasible....
     
  19. COPEY

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    Hardware store.
     
  20. zapvor

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    ooo i am stupid. thanks
     
  21. tomp

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    Here is my current setup. It is a Pro's Pro Pilot.
    Looking to get a stand but the lovely pine table will have to do for now. It slips around a bit on it but hey!

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  22. Aggro

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    My Tyger StringProfi 630 - Love it!!!

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  23. stringwalla

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    not sure how to upload pic:oops:
     
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  24. tserve

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    FST 600 crank machine

    Hi all here is my FST 600 crank machine, aka Silent Partner Crump...

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    tinypic.com ---> Upload your picture then copy the IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards on the page to post.
     
  26. stringwalla

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    thanks L4L (I'm an old dude)

    Here's my nearly 20 year old Star 3 with over 120K frames through it's jaws. Signed by "Stan Smith, James Blake, Nick Bolleteri (not seen on pic)"

    Still going strong:twisted:

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  27. mad dog1

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    that's pretty cool!

    120,000 frames??? :shock: OMG! i guess babolat machines are workhorses! :)
     
  28. Kot_Bigemot

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    WOW! That is impressive. Congratulations.
     
  29. dgdawg

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    This is an Alpha Equinox I built with all original parts, with a 2086 for the tensioning system
    It was an awesome rig. I loved it.
    This pic was taken the day I shipped it to the guy who bought it from me.
    2 days after I bough my Star 5
    Wonder how long it'll take me to get 120k on mine!!!

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    Could not find this machine on the internet how much was it?
     
  32. beernutz

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    I'm guessing this is a spare bedroom or do you really keep your stringer that close to your bed?
     
  33. Parker512

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    Its a definite spair bedroom no alarm clock next to the bed or any important items on the bed stand and theres a book shelf. All that stuff on the bed. Also looks very neat carpet floor would'nt need to be vacumed
     
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    Try Again.....

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  36. Aggro

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    Wrong - it is my room :D you dont see a built in cupboard in my room which the machine is stored in and brought out infront of the tv when i am stringing :)

    Radio is on the bedside table to the left of my bed but you can't see it :D
     
  37. Overheadsmash

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    That's a sweet setup. Is that the latest Babolat?
     
  38. beernutz

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    Dear lord, you move that thing every time you want to string? You have my sympathy sir! :) I do think that is too beautiful of a piece of machinery to keep locked away in a cupboard.
     
  39. Pocky

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    Yeah, they call it the star6.
     
  40. lwto

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    Very impressive array of stringing machines and paraphernalia.. Well done guys and gals!

    Ha! I'll share my pics of my new Babalot sensor when it arrives, god willing..
     
  41. lwto

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    has better support than my current stringer.. Ektlon D
     
  42. lwto

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    I can't blame my stringing anymore..

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  43. Lakers4Life

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    You don't like using the stand?

    I was thinking of take off the side arms and having them chromed or chrome powder coated.
     
  44. lwto

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    I do like the stand, except I'm crowed for room, it was easier to store the stand than that chest, besides, the chest with that marble top, is very solid, a lot more solid than the stand was.

    The side arms? that hold the racquets? That would be cool, these could use a little bling, they look a little dated. Maybe, take off the paneling and paint it a nice deep deep dark blue, instead of for what ever reason why they did, the faded looking light blue they opted for.
     
  45. westside

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    I used this stringer when I worked in a pro shop. Big fan of it
     
  46. lwto

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    ^^ Thanks!! I love it, with the new Base clamps it is very fast and smooth I mean you can operate the clamp and clamping with one hand! You unclamp/clamp with one hand, and your getting ready for the next thread with the other.. how cool is that?
     
  47. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    I just picked up this Neos today. I strung on one during the mid 90's to 2003 as well as a Babolat Star 3. After the shop closed I bought myself an Eagnas Combo 810 which always worked fine but I never forgot my beloved Neos and resolved to own one. It's missing a couple of screws (one for calibration and the little screw and spring on the string gripper) and the break pads are a bit worn but it did come with three brand new clamps which I'm happy about. I'd say in about a week or so she'll be ready to string.

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  48. MAX PLY

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    ^^Nice find. BTW if you want to touch up the paint--I suggest priming with a good metal primer and using black and silver appliance paint. Good luck with this workhorse.
     
  49. Ash_Smith

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    Agree, I have recently touched up Ol Betsy (my Ektelon DE) using some Sky Blue and Matte Black Hammerite spray paint. She's come up a treat and although she's only a back-up now incease of power failure it's still nice to know she's looking smart ready for use!!!

    Ash
     
  50. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    Thank Max. I'm feeling pretty excited having my old baby back. I'm not familiar with appliance paint. Is there a specific brand you'd recommend?
     

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