What about the Mutual Power Alpine 2000 or 4000?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by jax11213, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. jax11213

    jax11213 New User

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    Does anybody use or own a Mutual Power Alpine? I'm considering a Gamma 5003 but was attracted to the Mutual Power Alpine by its low price. Is it suggested and how is Mutual Power's customer service.
     
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  2. coachb47

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    I have just ordered an MP Alpine 2000. As soon as I get it and string a racket I will post on what I think of quality, etc.

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  3. coachb47

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    Alpine 2000

    Just received and put together the Mutual Power Alpine 2000 last night. Seems to be a very sturdy machine and seems to be calibrated right. Can't say yet on function as I am having some trouble getting started with the mains. All parts were packed very well and the parts seems to function well. I will try to post when I have succesfully strung a racket. I was almost expecting something cheaper made, this seems to be just like some machines I have seen for double the price. The tool tray is metal, assembly was easy.

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  4. ffrpg

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    Coachb47, how long did shipping take? Does it come with a string package of any sort? I've been thinking about getting the Alpine 4000 (I figure the extra mounts are worth the extra $30) and it seems like more and more people are "taking a chance" with the Mutual Power machines. Is this your first string job?
     
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  5. coachb47

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    This is my first stringing machine. The order took four days to arrive. It did come with about ten sets of strings, not sure of the quality. Did not come with any stringing tools. b Seems like a good quality of machine although I can't really compare to any others.
     
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  7. axbige

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    Myself along with several of my friends have strung our backup rackets with these free strings. Some of the strings are actually very nice. They're free so give a few of them a shot. My brother and cousin seem to really like the Titanium ones. I tried the Super Match ones. Not bad. A little boardy feel to them but that's what I expected with that particular string.
     
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  8. jax11213

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    hey axbige and coachb47,
    where did you all buy your Alpines? what price?
     
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  9. ffrpg

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    Check on ****. You'll save some money that way versus buying it from their website.
     
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  10. coachb47

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    MP Alpine 2000 review

    Purchased the Alpine 2000 from thier website for 399, it included 12 packs of strings, shipping was $50. I have just finished stringing two rackets. These are the first two rackets I have ever strung and I did each in about an hour. That includes everthing but cutting out the strings. Again, since this is the first machine I have owned or used I don't have any comparisons. I felt the machine did fine, the mounting seemed secure with no movement. The clamps held fine once I got them adjusted right. I really like the glide clamps with the single clamping motion. It didn't take any time to get a feel for this. The tensioner seemed right on comparing ithe finished racket to a racket just done by a master stringer. All in all this seems like a good machine for the money and I am quite happy about the purchase.

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  11. ffrpg

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    Thanks for the review guys. I'm going to purchase the Alpine 4000 soon (after I sell a couple racquets) and I will post my thoughts on it as well.

    On a side note, does anyone know if Mutal Power's starting clamp is any good? It only cost $18.99 and that's a really good price. Makes me wonder about the quality though.
     
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  12. Cfidave

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    I have their starting clamp. It seems fairly well made. Used it yesterday to start the mains @ 60lbs. No slipage. It has 4 springs, feels smooth. Time will tell, only used it once.
     
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