Pulled trigger on an Alpha REVO 4000

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by MLoutch, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. MLoutch

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    Finally pulled the trigger and retired my 20+ year old drop wgt and got my Revo 4000 today.

    Any tips or set up info from any regular users would be appriciated.

    thks
     
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  2. zidane339

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    Whoo! Congrats!

    Not an owner, but I hear it needs a sturdy table to set up on, and its quite heavy(70lbs +).
     
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  3. iplaybetter

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    you will not regret it
     
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  4. Deck

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    I just received mine a little over a week ago, do a calibration of the crank. I picked a a digital fish scale at Walmart for $20, and when I checked the calibration it was 4# low. Easy to make the changes.The DVD provided with the machine covers all aspects of the machine and stringing techniques etc. The machine is excellent.
     
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  5. rasajadad

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    The machine comes almost fully assembled, so no worries with that. The biggest change I made was to add a cart so I wouldn't have to keep bending over my coffee table.
     
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  6. Tennis Musician

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    I've had my Revo for about 2 or 3 weeks and it's great. The crank is great and is very time efficient. The only problem I have encountered is at certin times when pulling tension, the crank handle will get stuck under the mounting table. when this happens just rotate the table a bit and the handle will be free to move.

    overall great machine, great string that comes with it, and you made a great choice with the Revo.

    Have fun.
     
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  7. Nellie

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    I would suggest getting a starting clamp because starting with the fixed table clamps leaves me either adjusting the clamps too tight (leaving marks) or the string slipping.

    Also, I would suggest tightening the 6 point mounts as little as possible (until the K-shaped peiced touch the frame) because I overtightened and marked up my bumper guards - the frame deforms a little bit during stringing and increased the pressure on the mounts.
     
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  8. MLoutch

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    Thks to all of you who responded so far - It did come pretty much fully assembled and it is a bear, the box weighed almost 75lbs!

    I placed the order on Friday night the 22nd and got my machine on the 26th Tuesday morning!

    I havn't used a crank in over 20 yrs when i last worked in a tennis pro shop - I am so looking fwd to using it!
     
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  9. topspinmonkey5

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    did you order it direct from alpha? are there any accessories i should get for basic stringing (a racket every two weeks maybe)
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    Starting clamp is something I would definately get.
     
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  11. topspinmonkey5

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    is a starting clamp just an extra clamp? sorry im a noob
     
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  12. Mansewerz

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    Watch YULitle's vid on tightening knots. In there, he uses a starting clamp. It can be used to start crosses, decrease slippage on initial pulls, and tighten knots.

    It's like a floating clamp that hangs onto one string at a time and has uniform clamping.
     
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  13. iplaybetter

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    watch my vids, they are not impresive, but i sue the starting clamp in them, and the revo in a chunk of them
     
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  14. MLoutch

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    No - I went with another Austin based dealer that was given to me by Alpha.
    I just looked at the box and it still shipped direct from Alpha - It came with 3 reels of Alpha string (to mess with) and the basic tool set: Needle nose pliers, Cutters, Awl, Auger and Two smaller floating clamps -
     
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  15. quest01

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    The Revo is a great machine. I bought this from TW around 6 months ago and it works well. It came with a bunch of strings, over grips, and replacement grips.
     
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  16. Il Mostro

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    Nice upgrade.
     
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  17. b0oMeR

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    why would you shoot your stringing machine?....
     
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