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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    So far my RacquetTune readings are good so I am not going to adjust my machine. I am sure the electronic luggage scale is not as good as Herb's calibrator used for this purpose. the scale is:
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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    Sorry not sure if I did it right but here is the 2nd page if not
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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    Here are the pages that describe calibration from the manual.
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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    So far the only things I have noted are the rubber pads flying off which is irritating and sometimes string gets caught on the adjustment knob under the table. Wow, you must really get inclose to the machine when using it to hit that switch with your hip.
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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    I ran 3 tests with the tension at 55 lbs. It stabilized and held at 54.78, 55.24, and 55.24 about 5 seconds after the beep. Prior to the beep the tension varied from approximately 54.25 and 55.75 before stabilizing at the tensions indicated.
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    Alpha Ghost II - what features/options are missing vs other high-end machines?

    I do have a Ghost 2 but I do not have a testing device such as yours. I have an electronic luggage scale. The last time I tested the pull did vary but I figured it was the string stretching or this type of thing as it never did settle down as I expected it to do. I will test it in a bit as I...
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    Stringing software

    That is funny!!! I have a COBOL story too!!! So I came at IT from Electrical Engineering. I did my BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. I started out in the late 80s writing UNIX C Client Server programs which was a blast... Semaphores, Remote Procedure Calls, Shell scripts, this sort of...
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    Stringing software

    You too, that is great!
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    Stringing software

    Wow, I work in IT. That is great that you are learning Java, etc. That is great!
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    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    That is great, I will give it a try. I have a stockpile of 4G soft as my son's coach uses it and I string his racquets. That TC95 is a very nice stick as well as I had my son demo it before he settled on the blade. As far as my racquet you will laugh... I used to play pretty well but...
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    What kind of knot do you use when stretching a string?

    This is my technique for pre-stretching string: https://www.fotosearch.com/IMZ015/mck0022/
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    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    Thank you for all your help! I am actually enjoying gut/cream at 58/50 and do think everyone should give gut a try at least one time. For an older player and a non-string breaker like me it does last forever and it feels fantastic and I get a ton of spin out of it.
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    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    Thank you that was well put. Yes as I indicated on the second post in this thread I would have sets of the name brand string for those that specified it and then I would backfill as used. Just starting out I would certainly not purchase reels of expensive string like NXT or Xcel in the hope I...
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    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    Yes, I am saving for the upcoming Christmas sales on gut as well and I bought the Lux when it was on sale last year and the recent Babolat anniversary gut sale as well. So getting back to the original post. Just starting out is it really wise to invest and stock up on gut in the hope he can...
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    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    Sure so you have found a way to differentiate yourself in selling gut. I have not heard that the original poster has such a source nor that you are willing to share yours. Moreover, I still question that most recreational players are going to pay $45 a restring. Perhaps the your customers can...
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