Silent Partner DG

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Progressive10s, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Progressive10s

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    Has anyone strung with the DG? Even the USRSA gave the model a favorable review, and Silent Partner even fixed some of the problems that were pointed out by the USRSA in their review.
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    David Pavlich of this board has one. I believe it was his first pro shop stringer and he now uses it as a backup to his SP Aria.
     
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  3. cantaloupe

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    Ive got one, what do you want to know?
     
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  4. Progressive10s

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    Worth the investment

    In making a decision to buy a stringer, I received a phone call from the USRSA last year, and they advised me to invest in a decent stringer. I will probably make the buy in the next few months. Most quality lockouts/constant pull manuals are in the $700 range. I was figuring why not go for the DG! How would you rate the machine? I am a bit concerned about the longevity of the electronic motor. Their more inexpensive models have been known to have problems.
     
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  5. David Pavlich

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    As Gaines has already mentioned, I have one as my backup. It's a good machine...very strurdy. However, if you decide to buy the DG, ask them to upgrade the clamps to the Aria clamps. It'll cost you, but it's well worth it. I bought a set of Aria clamps for my DG and it makes a big difference.

    I've done about 800 or so frames on the DG. It's a good machine and will give you great service.

    David
     
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  6. cantaloupe

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    ok I just strung a couple of racquet on it and have noticed a few things:

    the mounting system is SOLID, the centre mounts (head and throat) are a bit hard to adjust as it is basically a L bracket with a spring to keep it in place. The articulated arms were designed very well, they are easy to secure and the full v contacts are easy to get around, much beter than gamma.

    The gripper slips a bit if you don' put the string entirely in, but if you are careful that shouldn't be a problem. The constant pull is a bit dodgy ive worked on babs and gammas and they are more "active" in string tension cpmpensation than this. The motor and gears sound like they will last forever (i work with motors and gears). The user panel is friendly and has many options.

    Clamps are Ok but not the greatest in the world, upgrade is definatel a good idea. The clamp bases hold position with min effort and are built to last, although the quality of machining is not as good as bab, so tighteing or loosening the holding strength is a pain.

    Oher than that this stringer was a bargin for what it delivered. When I got it at first the parts were machined very sharpe and i would cut myself on various parts. Ive since grounded those parts smooth and now tey dont damage my hands anymore. It is also very lightweight and travels quite well. When I t around to it this sumer I will paint it blue and sliver, like the sensor:)
     
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  7. cantaloupe

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    sorry about the bad spelling i had dragonboat today and it was brutal, so i'm trying to go to sleep ASAP
     
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