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    Frustrating Search ~ New Ball Machine

    Where in CA are you? I'm in SF and recently picked up a Spinfire which I love. It shipped from Florida with no choice my complications, and customer service had been great so far. I believe it's a little more portable than either of the machines you're considering, and I'd THINK it would fit...
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    Is Babolat really the best?

    I'm shocked at how good the APD is every time I have a hit with one. Over the last couple months, I've been alternating between PT57a with gut/poly hybrid, PT57a with full poly, TFight LTD poly/gut primarily, and occasionally mixing in IGPP / IGRP. I gave my friends old, beat to hell APD with...
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    New Nike Tennis Bag

    @wt888usa - yeah - basically that it's comically large, even on me at 6'3. Still, I'm a bit of a racketaholic, so it's fun to easily pack 8 rackets, 6 cans of balls, 3 gatorades, shoes, and a change of clothes, and not worry about running out of space. I also have a friend who gets 40% off...
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    New Nike Tennis Bag

    I have this bag and love it. I get made fun of constantly by friends and family, but it's pretty great.
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Again - language barrier. I wrote "This is simply untrue in my experience, though there is a non-zero possibility that I'm a dense moron lacking in experience." This is me saying that I may be wrong using self-deprecating (making fun of myself) humor, and have not used any other ball machines...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Lol? What just happened? I'm going to blame the language barrier again. That said, if things actually worked how you've attempted to explain them, wouldn't there be some type of documentation? Video? Text? Instructions? English explanation (non-broken)?
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Actually, it's hard for this to be language: "you are understanding "test" mode of lobster in wrong way. What lobster ask you to do is align machine using a white plastic strip with baseline and center mark. Once you do that check the ball land close to T on the other side within 2 inches or...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    I think it's a language thing with TennisSavvy. At first I thought he was saying there were some type of infrared sensors that detected court position, but the more I read his responses, the more I think he's simply agreeing with what I said above. The infrared thing simply aligns the internal...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Wat? The infrared calibration simply makes sure that the machine fires up pointing straight ahead. With external rotation machines (as I understand it from the TW AUS vid) you have to make sure to turn off the machine when the wheels are aligned with the pivot or the balls will fire out wider...
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    Real PT57a?

    Hey Doc - having done a ton of lurking, I definitely respect your opinion here and appreciate the response. That said, the indents definitely look a bit different on both racquets. The GP looks like a more gradual slope versus the more defined, hard "U" slope of the IG. A couple more pics...
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    Add Silicone in tha handle of the racquet

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=532512&highlight=silicone
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    Real PT57a?

    So I know there was an earlier question with the grommet channel that prompted me to check the hairpin. I'm assuming there are different molds of the PT57a (meaning multiple pieces that are theoretically the same mold, but obviously have use and tolerances). Does anyone else have grommet...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Susan said she would send me an upgraded motherboard free of charge with a return label for the old one. Seems like a design flaw as one should be able to upgrade firmware without taking the machine apart. That said, she's been very responsive, and it's certainly not her fault that my machine...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Mamba US. Susan has been very helpful and will send a motherboard I can swap in for the update. Looks like the 2 line was an issue with 3.3.0 that has been fixed in 3.4.0
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Anyone know the most recent version of the Spinfire Pro 2 firmware? I have 3.3.0
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    I agree with your premise. I'll report back on this in a few days as both of my first two sessions were extremely windy. I had to aim far right just to have the ball curve back to somewhere near the T. That said, the variance I'm talking about is on depth when the wind didn't SEEM to have much...
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    Real PT57a?

    Quick Follow Up: Bought 2 more brand new PT57a's. Interestingly enough, the grommet channel definitely looks difference. Check it out: Can't tell if it was the YT grommets vs the Graphene, but looks like the indent is a bit different. Lead tape was interesting on these guys as well...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    So got to take it out for the first time(s) this weekend. First impressions: - Really attractive unit. Well thought out design with the pull out handle and roller wheels, though the wheels could be bigger and softer, while the handle feels a little flimsy. We'll see how they hold up. They...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Oooh!!! Just got my shipping confirmation for my SFP2!!! Time to order some pressurelesseses!!!
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Good to know and definitely interesting. For anyone with a SFP2 - what balls are you currently using? I have some Penn pressureless that I use for various drills just because they're so inexpensive. Did you shell out a couple hundred bucks for a couple sets of Juice / Babolat / Tretorn...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Yeah - it seems like the "pros" of the SFP2 definitely outweigh those of other machines. That said, randomizing spin seems like it might be good to make you adjust. That said, it also might be unnecessarily tough as in a real match, you can see the opponents stroke and know what kind of spin...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Hey TT, All very good points! I think it was a misunderstanding on my part as I thought the distributor told you that the the SFP2 was able to randomize spin during a drill. Hopefully they'll release an update in the future that enables that, but I'm not counting on it. With regards to...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    After rereading your above post where the distributor tells you there was one left in the shipment, and Savvy says you can't vary speed or spin, I'd probably call double ********. No knock on you, I'm just saying not to trust that distributor too far - seems pretty salesy
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Which supplier? I guess it doesn't matter that much as I'm getting one anyway, but I don't quite believe that the machine does anything more than stated in the manual. There are no instructions stating that it can vary spin, nor does there appear to be a button to select "random / oscillate...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Yeah, I'm not too concerned with a new remote. Seems like the current one has all the necessary functionality. My only major concern is the triple oscillation and varied spins you mention as I still can't find where / how you would enable that. Where are you getting this info as I really...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Which update are you referring to? I was told that the shipment will be firmware upgradable, but is there another update you've heard about? Where did you read / hear about an update?
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    That's great news! I think I'm waiting for the same shipment (if you're in the US). Susan said early June. With regards to Triple Oscillation Mode, how random is it and how do you enable it? I read the manual but was a little confused as to what would enable the third bit of oscillation...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Nevermind guys - I got drunk and impulse pre-ordered a Spinfire Pro 2 after seeing the comparison videos. Looking forward to getting it early June and giving a full review. The internal oscillation and overall oscillation speed both vertically and horizontally were what sold me. Really just...
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    help with final decision on ball machine?

    Wanted to bump this as I'm considering either the Spinfire or SP and would love current opinions / updates. It looks like the Spinfire Pro 2 has an updated remote. Any longevity complaints amongst owners?
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