silent partner machine

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by asreynol, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. asreynol

    asreynol Guest

    Hello everyone,
    I have heard a LOT of bad things about silent partner. For example, they are not "reliable". However, I have heard nothing specific about the machine that would make me not buy it. I am heavily leaning this direction in my ball machine research and would like to know both the good and specific bads of the machine if anyone could give that information.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Crash1211

    Crash1211 New User

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    I've had a Silent Partner Pro Sport for a little over a year now. I paid $849 from Silent Partner. I am very satisfied with the machine. I have not had any mechanical problems with it to date. I do make sure I clean the machine after each use with compressed air. I also wipe down the wheels every once in a while. I use the machine almost every weekend, and more often during the summer. I find the battery life very good. I usually use it for around 2 hours each session, and have not had it run down in that time frame. It has oscillation, and spin, which is nice. It will throw balls up to 95 MPH, but I find the balls don't stay in court with the faster speeds. I don't like the handle on the sport very much. It's awkward to lug the machine around on uneven ground with the handle, but it's not that heavy probably around 45 pounds so I just usually carry it to the court. I also don't like where the 2ed battery is located, and could see a problem replacing it when the time comes. I don't think it is impossible. It just looks like it will be awkward to do. I hope this helps you some.
     
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  3. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I had a silent partner ball machine. The customer service was awesome and I never had any problems. In my opinion for the money, they are much better than the Tutor.I also have the e-stringer which I have had for over three years and never had one problem. It is very accurate, and has saved me lots of money.
     
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