Question for Neos 1000 owners

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  1. beernutz

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    I strung my first racquet with a Neos yesterday and all went smoothly except the process of securing the racquet within the hold downs. The Neos Manual has the following suggestions for Hold-Down Adjustments and I've followed all of them, however, my racquet will still slide slightly from side to side on the head-end hold down when I push or pull it.

    Is this normal? How securely should the racquet be held in place by the hold-downs?
    I would attempt to tighten the hold down socket screw more using the Allen wrench but the manual cautioned against over-adjustment here.

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    Nevermind, I did one more Allen wrench adjustment and the problem went away. Sorry for the false alarm.
     
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  3. drakulie

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    ^^^yeah, it should hold the frame securely. One quick tip. When you put the holding clamp on the frame, make sure you are pushing it down firmly before locking it.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Mansewerz

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    How are you liking it? I love how easy and fast it is to mount a racquet.
     
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    So far I really, really like it.

    I did encounter one odd thing. After I measured the tension on the Neos with my Berekely digital fish scale I found that the tension was almost right on the mark (measured 49.9 when set to 50).

    However, after I strung my racquet with some synthetic gut I've used many times the stringbed felt much stiffer than after I've strung it at the same tension using my Klippermate. I guess if anything I thought it would feel less stiff.
     
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    ^^ahhhhh. the neos is simply put>>>>>AWESOME!! Quick, painless, and a breeze to use.

    I learned to string on a similar machine back in the early 90's. I believe it was the H model. (can't remember), but the neos blows it away.

    I'm purchasing a babolat star 4 soon, and was planning to sell my neos. However, after careful consideration, I will most likely keep it for back up. :)
     
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    It should feel stiffer, due to the fact that you are now using fixed clamps. Fixed clamps have a lot less drawback than floating clamps, and will give you closer results to the reference tension.
    If you had a constant pull with fixed clamps that would give you an even more tighter result than what you are even getting now.That is why different machines will give a different result, as well as using a different clamping system.
     
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    That's interesting information Jim, thanks. I guess I'll have to play around with it a while to figure out the conversion from what I'm used to now as produced by the Klippermate and the tension the Neos produces.
     
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  9. Il Mostro

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    I like the Neos. I "borrow" time on one when I need to string my Rossi F150 (no room between the #1 grommets for any other mounting system). If stringing all day long, the mounting system is a big plus.
     
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    I actually landed a Neos 1000 today as well. About 500 $ shipped for a 5 year old unit.

    I used a Neos 1000 when i worked in one pro-shop and have strung more then 1K racket on it and it´s the fastest unit out there. I simply love the result every time and I actually prefer it over the electronic constant pull linear machines...

    I will still keep my electronic machine though because some "customers" prefer strung on electronic, but the Neos will from now on be my nr 1 unit :)
     
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  11. iplaybetter

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    yes, make sure the stocks are down before you clamp them, the neos isnt too bad but my 3000 has me tightening the screws often so just check them and have a wrench handy
     
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    One additional tip you might try. I replaced the leather and rubber pads on the racquet mounting mechanism with ones I cut from synthetic grip material. The synthetic material generates a bit more friction and holds the racquet more securely. I never have racquet slippage.
     
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