Prince Neos 1500

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  1. Roger Wawrinka

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    Hey guys, I wanted to know what you thought of the Prince neos 1500 stringer. Stuff like the quality etc, etc.


    Thanks, Roger Wawrinka:)
     
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  2. Rabbit

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    The 1500 is an excellent machine. I've used one a couple of times. The best thing about it is the break and the double action clamps. Other than that, it's solid.
     
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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    I Love the Double Action clamps. I think there better then the neos 1000. The lock/break is great too.:)
     
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    I had a hard time deciding between the 1500 and Gamma 6004.
    Ultimately I decided I like the 6 pt mounting, but really
    it's likely a toss up.
     
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    it's funny because I never liked the 6-point. The Neos is rock solid in its mount and I've never had an issue.
     
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    The biggest difference between the clamps on the 1500 and 1000 is that the 1000 clamps enable you to string faster.

    Both machines are great.
     
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    I have both a 1500 and a Tecnifibre TF6000......love them both but I'm old school and just so used to the lockout.....I wouldn't trade my 1500 for anything. If I'm not mistaken TW also still uses the 1500 as well for their stringing.
     
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  8. Roger Wawrinka

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    I think TW uses the 1000, but I could be wrong.:)


    Do you guys think you get better quality with a stringer like the TF6000 or the Babolat star 5 then a neos 1500 of 1000?:-| Just wondering because I was thinking of saving up for a star 5 soon:)
     
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  9. Tennishacker

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    Babolat star 5 is the ultimate stringer, but neos is the work horse of stringing.
     
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  10. gavna

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    What is it for???? Are you a small shop? If you are going to string 20+ frames per day then yes investing thousands in a TF6000 or Star 5 is smart. But if it's just for yourself and spot stringing for friends...etc then it really doesn't make sense when you have a workhorse like a Neo for $$$$ less. Also factor in the wait time for some machines.....I know today to get your hands on a refurbished Star 5 from Babolat is like almost a year. I would love to know if there is a current wait list for new Star 5's?
     
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    ......................
     
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    Come on Jim, tell us what's on your mind. I would seriously like to know, as you are one of a very small handful of people here whose opinion I take seriously and actually respect.
     
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    Based on your posts/threads, i think you should get yourself a decent dropweight machine.

    For a few hundred bucks or less you can learn to string, see how it goes, yada yada. Then if you decide it's your thing you can sell the DW very easily and buy a nicer machine.

    I think your talk of getting a high end CP machine is silly, unless money is no object. Down the road, this may not be so...
     
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  14. Roger Wawrinka

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    I have a small clientele. I string out of my home. It depends on the day for how many racquets I string. I do not string 20+ a day, more around 5-9 racquets. Thanks for the input guys. tbuggle, I already have a neos 1500 Which I love and I already know how to string thank you. I think I am a better stringer then a drop weight machine. gavna, wow I didn't know it took that long to get one!
     
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    ^^^ ahhh, lost in translation. sounds like you are all set.
     
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  16. Roger Wawrinka

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    It's okay, thanks for posting on the thread:)
     
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    Well, I really did not want to get in trouble, that is why I deleated this, but if there are any shop owners here they would be able to verify this, as it probably only pertains to store front owners so there should be no conflict of interest here, I would assume so....

    When I was on vacation a few months back, I walked into a tennis shop and what seemed like the owner stringer commented to another person, (probably another shop owner) , that Prince has what he called "The 2012 Mega Machine offer" through Prince where if you buy a machine ,Prince will give you a $ value in string (excluding nat. gut and one other string I do not remember) that has more value than the actual machine price, that is offered to shop owners for 2012.

    Now this is what I heard, and I cannot verify its accuracy, so I am being honest here, as I do not like to post without being dead accurate, (another reason I originally deleated this post) , but for someone thinking of purchasing a Prince machine and owns some sort of shop buisness should contact Prince. I guess it would be difficult for a home based stringer, but I would assume that it would not hurt to contact Prince.
     
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  18. Roger Wawrinka

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    Thanks jim e, That's really interesting! I'll contact Prince and see what they know about it:)
     
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    Roger: If you click on my name, then click on View public profile, you can send me a message. Send me your e-mail address and I can send you some interesting information.Jim e
     
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    You would not share my email with anyone else would you?:-|
     
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  21. jim e

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    No one else to give it to. Just trying to help you out with some information, but thats okay if you are not comfortable with that, as I understand your view as well. jim e
     
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  22. Roger Wawrinka

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    Just sent you one.:)
     
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    Well I can confirm Prince has/did have an aggressive campaign at the early part of the year.....I know a few places and folks that use the Prince 6000 and love it....I'm really curious now about that deal and will check with my Prince rep - a new 6000 is around $3700 and for that type of machine with that much additional product a deal you really can't pass up.
     
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    Yeah I was looking to get a Star 5 for a local academy and since you can save $$$$$ getting a like new refurbished one I was told the waiting list is LONGGGGGGGG.......
     
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    Thanks. Makes me wish I was in the market for a machine. Prince did something similar to this a few years ago, offering a ridiculous amount of string as part of a machine purchase. Smart marketing on their part.
     
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    Prince is known for quality stringers
    I have a 6000

    the 1500 and 1000 are supposed to be great machines as well
     
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    I got that deal when I bought my 1500, but that was in 2011. I love the machine and the string was a great bonus! Im really happy with my decision to buy the 1500. It is a very sturdy machine that produces great results. I would buy the 1500 again in a hearbeat.
     
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  28. Roger Wawrinka

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    Thanks Rjtennis:)
     
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    And thanks to everyone else who posted on this thread. If anyone else still wants to post feel free;)
     
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    a place in L.A. ..,"The Racket Doctor" they must string like a 100 rackets a day .. they have around 5 stringing stations and all of the stringing machines are Prince Neos.. if you go there on the weekends ,all those stringers are constantly busy all day..
     
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