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Arthuro 06-15-2011 12:10 PM

Just got a Prince Precision Tuning Center
 
I am anxious to use it to balance my KBT's. Does anyone have any experience with this machine?

drakulie 06-16-2011 08:03 PM

Yes, we have two of them in the shop where I work. Very solid machine, and extremely easy to use and calibrate. You should have lots of fun.

Enjoy.

dadozen 06-17-2011 05:12 AM

I wish I could afford one. But since I don't string for others yet, I wouldn't be able to amortize its price in the long run.

cmendez79 06-17-2011 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by drakulie (Post 5751254)
Yes, we have two of them in the shop where I work. Very solid machine, and extremely easy to use and calibrate. You should have lots of fun.

Enjoy.

Hi drakulie,

I do also have on Prince PTC, and its great!!!

I do have one question, when i try to "matched" my raquect I can not seem to do it right.

I take all the measurements ( balance, weight, SW) and with the help of TW University, I get to where are the lead tape at top and bottom.

Then I add them to the raquect, and when I get the SW in the PTC is more than the original result.

I think i´mdoing something wrong.

Can you explain to me the steps you follow (basics) to match a raquect, because it seems I´m doing something wrong.

Thanks!!

my email is carlosamj@hotmail.com

dadozen 06-17-2011 08:05 AM

Carlos, if you add lead tape to the head of the racquet, the SW will always be higher. What you have to do is try to match the lower SW racquet to the higher SW racquet, because you won't be able to decrease the SW.

While doing this, also try to match the static weight and the balance. Then you will have matched racquets.

Arthuro 06-17-2011 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by dadozen (Post 5752099)
I wish I could afford one. But since I don't string for others yet, I wouldn't be able to amortize its price in the long run.

It actually was a lot cheaper than most claimed it was. I bought one for 1300.00

ryohazuki222 06-17-2011 02:46 PM

Was it 1300 brand new?

Centryx 04-19-2013 08:33 PM

Sorry to bring up an old thread but where can I get a PTC for 1300$?

Arthuro 04-19-2013 10:21 PM

There was one at the plaza of tennis.

Centryx 04-20-2013 07:48 AM

thanks! Arthuro how often do you use yours? do you think now that you have one you can't live without it?

scotus 04-20-2013 09:25 AM

I personally would not spend over $1300 just to get mass, balance and SW.

Without the stiffness-measuring capability, I see no real use for it.

Centryx 04-20-2013 11:21 AM

matching racquets isnt worth it? would you pay for someone to match your racquets?

scotus 04-20-2013 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Centryx (Post 7356288)
matching racquets isnt worth it? would you pay for someone to match your racquets?

Well, scales and balance boards can be had for less than $50. Of course, there are also ways of getting around the balance board.

So the only advantage this brings is the easy measurement of swingweights. So you have to decide whether $1300 to $1700 is worth the convenience, since there are far cheaper and even completely free methods of measuring the SW.

Also, if you don't know that the flex is the same, are your racquets truly matched?

Of course, if you own a shop and can write it off, then that would make sense.

I match my own racquets and if I were ultra-serious, I would pay TW to send me racquets with matching flex as priority and then I'll take care of the rest.

Centryx 04-20-2013 11:37 AM

yea but tennis is a hobby that I like and I dont mind matching other peoples racquets plus there is no rdc or ptc at any shop within 50 miles of me (bay area)

scotus 04-20-2013 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Centryx (Post 7356324)
yea but tennis is a hobby that I like and I dont mind matching other peoples racquets plus there is no rdc or ptc at any shop within 50 miles of me (bay area)

Have you then considered buying a Babolat RDC machine?

I wonder how much that costs.

Centryx 04-20-2013 01:33 PM

those are way too expensive almost 6k

scotus 04-20-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Centryx (Post 7356541)
those are way too expensive almost 6k

Ouch, I suppose unless you own a tennis shop the flex-measuring function won't be of much use, since there's nothing one can do to alter the flex anyway.

The best way is to have TW send you new racquets of matching flex and then match all other factors.

Arthuro 04-20-2013 04:31 PM

I went through similar debates about the set up and worth of a Prince PTC. People don't usually know the importance of matching frames or customizing sticks. Instead of spending 50.00 to match or 25.00 to customize they'd rather drop 200.00 on allegedly new technology.

This is just the dogma of the world. Its what keeps giants like TW afloat. So if you get the PTC you might customize two or three racquets or so, but the real pleasure is being able to do so for yourself.

Its 1300.00. I just paid 4000.00 for a Prince 6000. Its my hobby and I stringing brings in a decent flow of extra cash.

If you are serious about wanting to customize your sticks it is by far the cheapest way to go. I enjoy it and wouldn't do it any other way.

Centryx 04-20-2013 05:12 PM

Art how much do you charge to match frames? How many people have actually asked you to match frames for them

Arthuro 04-20-2013 07:24 PM

To match two frames I charge 50.00 and 20.00 every other frame afterwards.

To customize a frame I charge 25.00.

I have customized 3 or 4 frames. Like I said I make more money stringing and doing small custom jobs like leather grips and the such.


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