Prince NEOS 100 vs Gamma 6004 vs Gamma 5003

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by danb, May 4, 2008.

  1. danb

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    You are both closer to getting your stringing machines than me - mine is still 4-5 days from getting my machine.
     
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  2. Rabbit

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    I chose the Neos because it is pretty much the defacto standard in every pro shop I've been in.

    That said, I wish it had dual action clamps available. I think the dual action clamp, where you have a clamp on either side of the crosses with a clamp on the string at all times is one reason that higher end machines have a higher reference tension.

    The downside to dual action clamps is that they don't last as long as single action. I've had my Neos for about 10 years and easily strung 1,000 rackets on it in that time period. And that's just recreational stringing. Everything is still good to go on it. Every time I calibrate the tension, it's dead on. The clamps are still solid and the mounting system is a no brainer. The Neos is simplicity in itself.
     
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  3. danb

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    As you might already know from this thread I ordered a Noes. Today I just walked in a tennis/golf store called Don Sherwood and surprise!
    Thay are switching from Neos to Gamma 5800...
    This shows that Gamma might be tomorrow's de facto standard.
     
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  4. AmericanTemplar

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    Same thing happened recently at ours. It's still called DS in your neck of the woods? Here it's just GS.
     
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    Our Goldsmith store is also converting to Gamma, manager said Gamma made them an unbelievable deal to get their business. In my area, all of the major stringing machines are electronic, much easier for inexperienced stringer to use. I offered the manager $350 for the Neos, he is considering it. It is in very good shape.

    Can I get 360 rotation on the Neos with a Wise? If so, I will be retiring my Eagnas 925 which has worked flawless for the last two years. If you string a lot, the 2 point mounting system is the only way to go.
     
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    I don't think you can. The Wise head sits at about the same height as the crank tensioner that comes with the Neos.
     
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    LOL - here it is called GS too (California/Bay Area being our neck of the woods) - LOL
    I am just too used to the old name
     
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