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Andyroo10567 11-19-2012 07:44 PM

Winn Pro 2 1000 Stringing machine
 
So I found a guy selling a TON of tennis stringers again and he has a Winn Pro 2 1000 stringing machine for $150. He didn't give me much info about it but he said it looks very similar to the Gamma 6004. Is this a good deal? If not i can just look at his other ones, they are all under $250 he said. Anything bad about the stringer?
Thanks.
PS : The guy used the stringers for racquetball. If that matters at all.

Steve Huff 11-19-2012 07:53 PM

The Winn Pro 1000 (if I'm thinking of the right one) had pretty fragile clamps. But, it looks like the Eagnas 700, and I'm fairly sure the parts are interchangable.

Andyroo10567 11-19-2012 08:18 PM

So no no on the clamps? Anything else?

Lakers4Life 11-19-2012 08:25 PM

I think he might mean a Gamm 4000. Here is a link of a Winn Pro that's like a Eagnas EAG-350.
http://www.photostringer.com/winn_pro_01.htm

Andyroo10567 11-19-2012 08:32 PM

MUCH much better pictures above. I could not find at least 2. Only found 1 crummy photo. I'll keep posting the pictures the guy sends me of the stringers and the prices. Hopefully theres one DEAL that comes across.

Lakers4Life 11-19-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7025572)
MUCH much better pictures above. I could not find at least 2. Only found 1 crummy photo. I'll keep posting the pictures the guy sends me of the stringers and the prices. Hopefully theres one DEAL that comes across.

At that price, it's almost a steal. If you think about it, a new drop weight 2- point is about $200. Though it may cost you more in replacement parts than what you paid for the machine.

Just stay away from Czech Sports. If you thought Eagnas was bad, they are even worse.

Andyroo10567 11-19-2012 09:04 PM

Yeah about that last Eagnas thread i had about the clamps...... LOL I just ditched that and contacted the dude right away. Hopefully i see one of dem Prince NEOS 1000 there at a cheap price! :D

PBODY99 11-19-2012 10:38 PM

If it is a WINN Pro it is a solid enough machine. It was one of the first clones of the Model D. The clamps have a nut that may have to be replaced with a new one.

Steve Huff 11-20-2012 08:25 PM

I had a Winn Pro and just checked the Eagnas site. It looked exactly like the Eagnas 700, with supporting arms coming out of 12 o'clock only (not 6 o'clock). It's a glide bar machine, parts should be cheap. I'm not big on the 4-point mounting system, but for $150, seems like a bargain.

Andyroo10567 11-20-2012 08:58 PM

Ok great! Looks like im set for the deal. Meeting him tomorrow for the stringer.

Lakers4Life 11-20-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7027175)
Ok great! Looks like im set for the deal. Meeting him tomorrow for the stringer.

Post pictures!

Andyroo10567 11-20-2012 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7027179)
Post pictures!

Will do! Haven't posted pictures with my Galaxy Note yet so i will be looking forward to the camera quality! I should post pictures around 6 or 7 PM PST

Irvin 11-21-2012 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7025572)
MUCH much better pictures above. I could not find at least 2. Only found 1 crummy photo. I'll keep posting the pictures the guy sends me of the stringers and the prices. Hopefully theres one DEAL that comes across.

Do a google search and click on images

https://www.google.com/search?q=winn...w=1024&bih=672

Looks just like the EAGNAS 700 a four point machine. If you look at the EAGNAS down near the bottom of the page it says it's similar to a Winn Pro II.

http://www.eagnas.com/eag700.html

EDIT: Remember it is a glide bar machine. Good news is it is fast but if you do many ATW patterns or fan pattern you are going to run into problems. I had a 700 and if you string many large frames they may not fit on the Winn Pro II. The EAGNAS side supports did not open far enough for some rackets.

Andyroo10567 11-21-2012 09:46 AM

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention this as well, I should only be stringing 104 headsize all the way down to 85 since I'm going to be stringing for friends.

Lakers4Life 11-21-2012 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7027808)
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention this as well, I should only be stringing 104 headsize all the way down to 85 since I'm going to be stringing for friends.

You may have a problem with the larger rackets, if it's similar to the Ektelon D machines. Someone was offering an upgrade to use a Gamma 6-point mount, but that's an added cost. Probably more than what you are getting the machine for.

Andyroo10567 11-21-2012 12:08 PM

My question to you is, how big is "larger rackets" ?

Irvin 11-21-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7028002)
My question to you is, how big is "larger rackets" ?

Don't know how wide the two side supports open so I can't answer that question.

Andyroo10567 11-21-2012 01:03 PM

Ok, well I should be meeting him in about 3-4 hours from now so ill test it out. What should i do before buying a second-hand stringer thats crank?

Lakers4Life 11-21-2012 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7028002)
My question to you is, how big is "larger rackets" ?

Ok, well I should be meeting him in about 3-4 hours from now so ill test it out. What should i do before buying a second-hand stringer thats crank?

Bring your biggest racket with you and mount it.

As for things to look for, loose or broken parts. Make sure the crank turns easily with no string and with string to check the lock out. Last but not least make sure the tension adjustment is not warn. There is a dial ring with numbers that tell you the increments between the lines. Make sure that is not loose. That's the most common thing I've seen broken on a crank.

Andyroo10567 11-21-2012 03:31 PM

Thanks a ton Lakers4life!


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