Wanted: WISE 2086 Electronic Tension Head

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by CTR, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. CTR

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    Hi All,

    I'm new to the forum but an active player/stringer for both tennis and badminton.

    I'm looking to upgrade my manual crank tension machine with a WISE 2086 head. If anyone has one for sale or know of one please let me know!

    I'm in London, UK.

    Many thanks :)
     
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  3. ATP100

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    Don't buy one, very few actually like them when they use them.
     
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  4. marco forehand

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    That opinion does not reflect what my experience has been.
    I have had a Wise 2086 that I purchased used maybe 10 years ago. I average about 250 to 300 racquets strung a year. I purchased a diablo for my unit,but haven't had to spend anything else on it. I followed the recommendations to lube the bearings in the gripper and I have had zero problems.
    Last spring I purchased a 2nd machine with a constant pull electronic head and I use it more then my Ektelon H/Wise combo BUT, I miss the foot activation of the Wise and can't say I've measured a difference in the tension consistency.
    If you can find one near you, go for it. I don't think it would make sense to buy a used one that has to ship across the Atlantic though.
     
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  5. Steve Huff

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    I think they're great. I have 2 of them, 1 is the original model and the other is the 2nd generation. Wise has been very reasonable with servicing them when I need it. I bought the 2nd one when I had the 1st one serviced. I hated going back to the crank. Between the 2, I have over 5000 rackets strung on them.
     
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  6. CTR

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    Hi Guys, thanks for the advice. I play both tennis and badminton but will be stringing mostly badminton racquets as the places I play tennis already have stringers. I've read about a lot of badminton stringers using the Wise with good experiences, but as the string gauge is that much smaller (typically around 0.65mm) the gripper has been known to slip - hence I will need one with a diablo.

    Marco Forehand, as you say, I don't think it will be economical for me to ship one from abroad, so I'm mainly interested in a used one from the UK (maybe perhaps Europe).

    I've been using my crank machine for close to 10 years now and I feel the need to upgrade but can't justify or afford the cost of a new one.

    Humble Warrior, where are you based?

    Thanks :)
     
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  7. CTR

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    Thanks, but looking at your previous posts, I'm curious as to why you seem to have everything that people are looking for? :shock:
     
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