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Nastase 12-07-2012 11:07 AM

Ektelon D or E...do I fix or upgrade
 
I have 2 machines...one is new and at my sons. I have an older Ektelon and am thinking about getting it back up and running. I think its like an old Model D or E. I used it for years and it was monumentally reliable and so easy to string on. But the tension head broke last year and I cant fix it (its probably fixable I am just not able). So I have looked at misc upgrades. The mounting system is probably outdated. Anyway I am wondering whether to go new,....or to buy a Wise or find a used tension head somewhere. A used Ektelon H or NEOS machine would be good. Thoughts? I have the oppty to buy a an Eagnas tension head...would it fit on an old machine? I just string my own racquets maybe a couple a week so perfection is not necessary.

Clintspin 12-07-2012 11:39 AM

You can check out some upgrades at the site below:

https://sites.google.com/site/stringerupgrade/home

Squidward 12-07-2012 01:11 PM

www.tennismachines.com is probably your best bet. They can repair whatever issue you have.

Lakers4Life 12-07-2012 01:20 PM

The last time I heard someone sending a tensioner to Tennis Machines for service cost $125, but it came back practically brand new.

As trying to find a used Wise 2086 Pro, Good luck! They rarely come up and to get it serviced out of warranty (sometimes in warranty) will cost $75 plus shipping back and forth.

MAX PLY 12-08-2012 03:44 AM

I have experience with both the after-market upgrade kit and tennismachines--I have restored/upgraded a number of Ektelons (Ds, DEs, etc.). I can recommend both. Suggest you start with a call to tennis machines regarding your tension head and take it from there. I don't know if the Eagnas tension head fits that machine but again, check with tennis machines first, then take action. Good luck.


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