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ericsson 02-06-2010 12:19 AM

Babolat stringing machines history
 
Here the different machines Babolat made over a long period.
This thread is dedicated to Drakulie

Babolat history:


Babolat Multilec 01 (1977)
Babolat Multilec 02 (1979)
Babolat Exclusive (1980-81)
Babolat Starring (1982-83)
Babolat Star (1984)
Babolat Multilec 03 (1985)
Babolat 1001 and 1002
Babolat 2001 and 2002
Babolat 2501 and 2502
Babolat Star 2 (USA)
Babolat Star 3 (USA)
Babolat Star 4 (USA)
Babolat 3001 , 3002 (1990)
Babolat 3502
Babolat 4001 , 4002, 4502 (1997)
Babolat 5502 (1997)
Babolat Sensor mono and dual
Babolat Sensor Expert mono and dual
Babolat Star 5


Multilec:





Exclusive:




ericsson 02-06-2010 12:20 AM

Exclusive on tour 1981:


Babolat Starring:






ericsson 02-06-2010 12:27 AM

1001:



Babolat catalogue:


ericsson 02-06-2010 12:40 AM

2502:





3001:




3002:


ericsson 02-06-2010 12:45 AM

3002:



3001:


ericsson 02-06-2010 12:50 AM

More to follow...

drakulie 02-06-2010 05:15 AM

Oh, wow!!! :shock: You weren't kidding when you said you had lots of photos. Thanks for starting the thread.

I had never seen a Bab Starring e, with the one clamp.


Are any of these your machine????

mlewis721 02-06-2010 08:44 AM

Post #5 looks like a Star 4.

ericsson 02-06-2010 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drakulie (Post 4375455)
Oh, wow!!! :shock: You weren't kidding when you said you had lots of photos. Thanks for starting the thread.

I had never seen a Bab Starring e, with the one clamp.


Are any of these your machine????


You're welcome, no none of them are mine but i did strung on some, i have friends who own some of these wonderful machines, some are very old and still going strong, talk about high quality!

ericsson 02-06-2010 09:29 AM

star 2:




star 3:



star 3 clamps close up:


ericsson 02-06-2010 09:40 AM

star 4:




Steve Huff 02-06-2010 12:35 PM

Could you show a Star 2 with a racket mounted. I can't see how the side arms hold the racket. Thanks.

drakulie 02-07-2010 09:30 AM

steve, here you go. Although this is not from a star 2, it is the same set up.


drakulie 02-07-2010 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericsson (Post 4375840)
You're welcome, no none of them are mine but i did strung on some, i have friends who own some of these wonderful machines, some are very old and still going strong, talk about high quality!


which one is your favorite??? Also, have you even strung on a 5502??

ericsson 02-07-2010 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drakulie (Post 4378877)
which one is your favorite??? Also, have you even strung on a 5502??

Drak, that's a tough question but i really like the 2502, very nice and simple machine, a couple years ago i had the chance to buy one in great condition but waited too long...

No unfortunately never strung on the 5502, that's a very nice machine with a big digital screen, i saw one live, another great machine with digital screen is the 4002.

4002:





5502: (courtesy Jan Frijters)




Icedorb217 02-07-2010 11:35 AM

5502 looks INSANEE i would love to string on ANY of these machines lol

drakulie 02-07-2010 05:22 PM

ericson, those machine look sick! I've seen Jan's 5502 on the photo library project, and I know Richard Parnell has one as well. Lucky *******s. I wonder how many of those were made, and/or still around. Would love to get my hands on one of those.

Any chance you have the manual for either of those machines? the 5502 or 4002??

The 4002 is also impressive. I think the one pictured recently sold on auction. about $1500 if my math is correct, but I may be wrong as this seems very cheap.

what do you know about those machines? what do they do exactly, as far as the computer screen??

vsbabolat 02-07-2010 05:34 PM

Great Photos ericsson!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:)

Richard Parnell 02-08-2010 12:28 AM

I have a 5502 which is still going strong and a 3502 at home. My first Babolat machine was a Starring "E" (which is not on the list). Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that the 3501 and 5501 were never sold as the clamps are electromagnetic and are on fan plates as opposed to the 3001 & 3002 which are on a slot. The fan plates mean that the clamp would not be able to do both sides.
Take care.
Richard

ericsson 02-08-2010 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Parnell (Post 4380854)
I have a 5502 which is still going strong and a 3502 at home. My first Babolat machine was a Starring "E" (which is not on the list). Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that the 3501 and 5501 were never sold as the clamps are electromagnetic and are on fan plates as opposed to the 3001 & 3002 which are on a slot. The fan plates mean that the clamp would not be able to do both sides.
Take care.
Richard

Gracias Richard, the list is based of what i know, if you have more info please contribute. I've put Starring "E" under Starring that's why it's not on the list.

ps: you are absolutely wright about the clamps of the 3501 and 5501.


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