I already have an Alpha Apex 2 so I'm not too concerned about fan patterns. I can't remember the last time I strung a fan patterned stick? Hmm maybe about 2 years.
I won't need to modify a thing. I get a mint Neos 1k for 3 bills, the manual, and all the parts. All I need to do is calibrate and get to stringing. If I run into a fan patterned granny stick I have some nice Stringway Fliers for that.
I agree with you Dire on the cost effectiveness issues with modifying the Neos.
Babolat PDR Cortex Standard x 5 (Full Topspin Cyber Power 17 @ 52lbs)
Alpha Apex 2 + Wise 2086