Review of BHBH and Geoff's new Racquet Diagnostic Machine

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Geoff, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. ExtremeRacquetSports

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    Littlebear (Greg) - I sent you an email yesterday. I'm interested in purchasing it. If you have photos, please email them to me. Also, please let me know your asking price for the unit.
     
  2. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Did you try contacting Geoff? BHBH
     
  3. ExtremeRacquetSports

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    I looked under his profile and could not find an email address. Can you send it to me? extremeracquetsports at cox.net?
     
  4. stringwalla

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    just got an offer for the Prince RDC for $1299 + 25 sets of Lightning/Syngut and 25 sets of higher-end string (no gut).
    Tempted, but how do you justify the cost.
    You can get a damn good scale for $50 and a balance board for $20. $1230 bucks for swing-weight? I don't think so-
     
  5. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm not 100% about costs, but you could probably spend 35 bucks including shipping to find out.. just contact a website that does it like ****. Some may do it cheaper!

    Or perhaps you can contact Geoff and send it his way for a small fee. Cheaper than $1,299 and Geoff has good references.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I can second that emotion. :) Geoff is not only a top notch player, but a true student of both the game and stringing. He is the best stringer I have ever met, and his work is on par with that of **** (with whom I have dealt in the past, w/ excellent results as well). Best, BHBH
     
  7. drakulie

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    Geoff, sorry I didn't call you back about the VS strings. I'll call you tonight. Hope all is well.
     
  8. Geoff

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    Hi Drak

    No problem. I hope all is well with you and the Mrs. in sunny FLA.
     
  9. Irvin

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    I agree with you there. I have been developing a simple method to determine the weight, balance point, and swingweight for a racket(s) using only a postal scale and an apparatus I have been working on.

    Just wondering, if you could buy the scales, apparatus, and instructions for about $35 I wonder how many would be interested?

    Irvin
     
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    Easy to explain if you understand how the swingweight is calculated. SW is the weight (kg) * distance (cm) * distance (cm.) If you have a racket where the center of mass is 32 cm relative to the axis point and weighs 354 grams your SW is 362 kgcm2 (354/1000*32*32.) If the racket weighs 355 grams your SW is 364 kgcm2 (355/1000*32*32.) Depending on the sensativity of the scales if the weight comes out 1 gram off it can throw off the SW by as much as 2 kgcm2 when you round off the SW to the nearest whole number. Therefore if the actual weight is 354.499999 and it fluctuates from 354 to 355 one time to the next it will show up as SW 362 one time and 364 the next.

    Irvin
     
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  11. TennisMaverick

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    Unless Geoff can hook-u-up...this is currently on sale till Jan 31 for $1,487 USD at their website.
     
  12. (K)evin

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    hey Geoff would you customize racquets if someone sent them and paided you? how much would you charge?
     
  13. Geoff

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    Hello (K)evin
    I would/will! I am not set up to customize/change grip size of pallets. I have done a lot of racket matching for friends including BounceHitBounceHit. Please e-mail me privately for pricing. Pricing would vary depending on whether you want stringing or not, potential lead hidden under grommets/bumpers and/or new grips.
     
  14. mctennis

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    So since the price was published here I wonder how many of the would be " gotta have one" buyers are now going buy one? Just curious.
    Very cool and interesting machine though. I bet it does a great job for you Geoff. Nice purchase BTW.
     
  15. BounceHitBounceHit

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    In Geoff's capable hands, and with the aid of our machine, my frames are virtually indistinguishable from one another. They are PRECISELY matched for static weight, balance, and SW, then strung with incredible consistency. I am so lucky to call Geoff my friend, and to be the beneficiary of his INCREDIBLE stringing/customization skiills. Not to mention what he brings to the court as a playing/practice partner! :) Best, BHBH
     
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    Now that I can attest too. He is a good guru of equipment and very reliable. See bhbh..this praise is better than your last of Geoff...we don't want to make him jolly with excitement.
     
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    :) Just layin' down truth on the G-Man. :) Hope to see you soon! BHBH
     
  18. ChicagoJack

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    This thread is a few years old, but I'm hoping somebody might offer some clarification to the above quote.

    Question 1: It seems the Prince scale only reads in increments of .5 grams, how many decimals does the Forza read?

    Question 2 : What is a "tare switch"? Is that a typo? the entirety of the third paragraph is puzzling to me, perhaps because I'm, not clear the meaning of that word.

    Thanks!
     
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  19. Matt G

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    tare weight is where you have weight already on the scale, then you can reset it to zero with that weight on the scale. So you can measure the weight of a frame, say 320g, then tare weight it, the scale will go back to zero with the racquet still on the scale, and you can add something to the scale and see what that thing weighs only, like a grip, overgrip or lead tape.

    its more for cooking really, well for me anyway, where u want to measure weight, say flour, in a cup, you place the empty cup on the scale, tare it, then add flour and measure flour only

    if that makes it clear as mud haha
     
  20. Geoff

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    Hello Matt

    The Forza unit also only reads in .5g increments. I am not sure about the Gamma branded version but my guess is that it does the same.
     
  21. ChicagoJack

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    Matt - thanks for that explanation, that makes perfect sense now.

    Geoff - Thanks for the clarification, much appreciated. Also, please check your PM, thanks!

    Jack
     
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    Post deleted once poster realized thread was ancient.
     

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