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Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by dknotty, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. dknotty

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  2. oest10

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    Hi there!

    So you're an aspiring stringer? Have you strung up a few rackets before? I personally enjoy it but it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Wouldn't you want to make sure you like it before doing such an investment? Perhaps you should look in some dropweight stringers to start?

    If you ARE sure that stringing is your thing, I have a Pro's Pro stringer, the TX700. I enjoy it a lot and it seems to have been built very sturdy too. No problems as of yet.

    Good luck on your decision!
     
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    Thanks for the reply Tim.

    I was erring towards the 501 which is a bit cheaper. Guess its a lockout pull machine rather than a constant pull machine?
     
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    I have the Pro's Pro Pilot. It works ok for me, but I don't string too much, just my own racquets.

    The thing with Pro's Pro, you never know what you're going to get. At one time they were shipping "new" machines with old parts recycled from old ones.
    For example, on the one that I bought, one of the clamp rails and one of the clamps were showing signs of extensive use. The tensioner and the rest of the machine were obviously new though.
    I had to send pics to the seller in the UK, and they refunded me a discount of 10% eventually, but I was still very disappointed. When I buy a product as new, I expect it to be new, not refurbished.
    I couldn't really blame the seller, it did not look like they had opened the box at all, it was just as it was shipped from the Pro's Pro factory/assembly shop.

    So my point is, be careful spending a lot of money on these machines.
    If you have the opportunity to inspect the machine before you buy it, then that's cool.
    But if you have it shipped from overseas and you won't really be able to return it, then you're stuck with whatever they send you...
     
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  5. MethodTennis

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    I string my own bats and a few others here and there and find my pros pros drop weight to be great 4 years in
     
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    I have used the V888 and many other Pro´s pro machines (latest was P-100)

    It´s decent machines. The tensioner is solid and seems to be well built. The V888 is for the money extremely good value. It was for example the same machines Wilson used at US Open around 2009 but with a Wilson logo on them

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    I would recommend the V888 as the best for the buck machine from Pro´s Pro.
     
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    I believe all their electronic stringers are Constant Pull. One might be better than the other (idk), but there are hardly any lockout pull electronics on the market. Though according to some, these provide a potentially more accurate stringbed..
     
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  8. dknotty

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    How heavy do you think the V888 is? I read somewhere 50kgs! Is that broadly correct?

    Tim, how heavy do you think the TX700 is?
     
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    I know that it weighs about 24 kgs :)
     
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  11. dknotty

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    I'm afraid I didn't.

    Management (my girlfriend) has laid down a veto as we don't have lots of space at home and already have lots of clutter (mostly hers :evil:)
     
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    Ah, totally understand. I found a thread on another forum that the P-501 has been discontinued, but it showing as available from the Pro's Pro website directly.
     
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