Personal preference really. I had 3-tooth on my Babolat sensor, but I have 5-tooth on my Prince 6000. I prefer the 5-tooth. The way the 3-tooth are angled can sometimes make it hard to get the clamps close to the edge of the frame.
Hey GreenClay.... I just spoke to a buddy of mine who is here in my local area and I mentioned this thread to him.
He said he knows of a used 8800 (barely used) for sale.
Ping me if you want more details and I'll try to find out what I can.
I know exactly what DD is talking about with the turn table when he says it moves too quickly/easily.
I don't think it ever bothered me as much as it did him though. Having used A Babolat and a P6000, I guess I have to admit the I prefer how the tables spin on those better than on the...
Actually, my crank never went out. It worked well the whole time, though at one point I did dismantle it completely in order to clean it, and it was certainly difficult to get it all back together (but I did, and it worked great!)
I just wanted an electronic, so I considered Wise before...
I put my 6004 bases on the 5800. I don't know if it is still true, but at the time I did it, I had it on good authority that the bases were exactly the same between the 6004 and the 8800.
Again, I can't say if that is still true, but it was at the time I did it.
Yes, in terms of money, the 6004 + wise does make a lot of sense. The disadvantage (in my mind) is that the electronics are 3rd party, so you don't get Gamma's awesome support on that part of it.
But maybe Wise has good support too. I don't know - never been down that road.
Sorry, I guess maybe my reply was a little unclear.
Here's how I see it:
There are 3 models of 5800:
A: 5800 2pt SC
B: 5800 6pt
C: 5800 6pt SC
There is no 2pt non-SC (doesn't make any sense).
So what I'm saying is: if you like 2pt, go with the 5800 and upgrade the base clamps. Then you...
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend he bother with the non SC version at all. Either go with 5800 2pt SC and upgrade the base clamps. Or go with the 8800 (2pt or 6pt). That's my take.
I guess you could consider the 5800 6pt SC, but it's not as good as the 8800 6pt SC (too many knobs, IMO).
Yeah... regarding gravity release, I've never seen it work very well. I had a Sensor, and it didn't work very well on that machine. And I now have a Prince 6000, and it doesn't work very well on that machine either.
But I like the P6000 a little better b/c there is a button to release the...