A few pics of my Mutual Power Titan 7600

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
I finally had enough time to put my new toy together. I will add the Wise after I get it factory calibrated. I hope you guys enjoy the pics.







 

YULitle

Hall of Fame
I've been on their site and seen that this is an electric crank a hundred times. But, it never occurred to me that it might need to be plugged in. :shock: Is this the case?
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
I've been on their site and seen that this is an electric crank a hundred times. But, it never occurred to me that it might need to be plugged in. :shock: Is this the case?
Sup Mike. It doesn't need to be plugged in at all. It only requires a 9v battery. After you set the tension the LED powers down because of the battery saver function. You don't have to "eye ball" the tension it is clearly seen on the LED!
 

YULitle

Hall of Fame
Sup Mike. It doesn't need to be plugged in at all. It only requires a 9v battery. After you set the tension the LED powers down because of the battery saver function. You don't have to "eye ball" the tension it is clearly seen on the LED!
Sweeet. More questions? I hope you don't mind.

1) Clamp base cone locks - How much torque to get them shut? Spark-plug? Pepsi bottle cap? pickle jar? Transmission-Engine tampon?

2) Crank lever - is it ambidextrous?

3) How much play do you have in the center post with micro-adjustment?

4) The plastic coated side mounts - Does the plastic mold seam run against the racquet, or is it smooth there?

5) If you tap the clamp at the base, does it slide to the other side?

Thanks in advance! :D

Michael
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
I am going to get on the practice court before it starts pouring here again. I will answer all your questions after I am done.

You always ask the detailed questions! lol I always expect that from the MRT's on here.

The answer to the first question is pepsi bottle torque...

I'll reply later Mike... :)
 

jim e

Legend
Hey YULitle: you know very well if you have gotten use to spring assisted clamp bases you will not be happy with the cone lock ones.I'm sure the stringers that are happy with the cone locks never used the spring assisted ones.You know years ago , I was happy with my old serrano, as that was all I ever used, and the string clamps on that machine were not as nice as todays that you set for gauge and just flip the lever down, on the serrano you turned the string clamp lever till it gripped the string with enough tension to not crush string, and not mar the string either.You had to do that every time you clamped the string Would be difficult to go back to that now, but then, once you got use to it, you never gave it any thought. At least it was a glide bar so it was only one proceedure to do but it was enough.Kind of like having options on a car, once you have them, you can't do without on future ones. Don't you agree? Jim
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
Ok follow up to YU's questions:

1) Didn't want to choose tampon, never had any experience with that (lmao). If tampon means the least torque then I will choose it. While stringing I can just lightly twist my fingers and tighten without skipping a beat.

2) I examined my crank lever and I think it can be switched. I will have to follow up with Mutual Power on that one.

3)I get plenty of play with the center post adjustment but I am able to snug it up nicely. I strung a few wide bodies like the Wilson Hyper Hammer and Profile without any problems. I also strung quite a few players frames on it and it handles frame variations with minimal adjusting.

4) I notice when I mount a racket the side mounts slightly raises the racquet but it settles in nice and snug. The racquet rests on the base of the side mounts. (If you look at my pics of the website, the side mounts have a rectangular piece where the racquets rests. Overall, there is very mininal contact with the racquet at the side mounts.

5) If I tap the clamp at the base, it slides about half way to the other side. I guess how hard you tap the base is all relative.

YU, I hope this answers your questions. I just set it up this moring and knocked out 7 racquets so far. I will update the forum on the durability of this machine as the racquet count goes up.

IMHO this is a solid machine at a great price. Mutual Power provided me with great customer service. I ordered the machine and it arrived at my door in 5 days. Machine set up was a breeze. Overall, I feel like it was money well spent.

BG

P.S. I think we all wish we can run out and buy a Star 5. *dreaming* Ok I can't, so my Titan + Wise combo will have to do the job.
 
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YULitle

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the follow up BigGriff. Let me clarify one of the questions. The side mounts- I wanted to know if the part that touches the racquet is smooth or if there is a seam. The slanted part of the side mount looks like there might be a sharp part touching the racquet on all four points. Is this the case?
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
jim_e: I think I'm going to have to find that out the hard way, as I cannot afford a Star5. :)
After working the the Tec machines, it's going to be hard for you with anything less. Have you looked into Babs payment options as they have some interesting 5yr plans. Also what about pre-owned electronic machines or SP, MP, Gamma machines.

I know you will be great on any machine you own, but don't overlook any other options you may have. Best of luck.

TennezSport :cool:
 

YULitle

Hall of Fame
After working the the Tec machines, it's going to be hard for you with anything less. Have you looked into Babs payment options as they have some interesting 5yr plans. Also what about pre-owned electronic machines or SP, MP, Gamma machines.

I know you will be great on any machine you own, but don't overlook any other options you may have. Best of luck.

TennezSport :cool:
Hmmmm... I may look into that. I won't until I'm in a more tennis rich environment though. I couldn't really justify it in anyway where I am. Well, let's just say it be a really hard sell to my wife. ;) :)
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
Thanks for the follow up BigGriff. Let me clarify one of the questions. The side mounts- I wanted to know if the part that touches the racquet is smooth or if there is a seam. The slanted part of the side mount looks like there might be a sharp part touching the racquet on all four points. Is this the case?
Oh OK I gotcha... The part that touches the racquet is indeed smooth.
 

iplaybetter

Hall of Fame
the prince 5000 looks like a lot of machine, and a good competitor for the star five, it matches the star 5 and has some sensor like features, if i ever need more than a wise i think i will get the prince
 

Chauvalito

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the follow up BigGriff. Let me clarify one of the questions. The side mounts- I wanted to know if the part that touches the racquet is smooth or if there is a seam. The slanted part of the side mount looks like there might be a sharp part touching the racquet on all four points. Is this the case?
YULitle,

Just wanted to say that your videos on you tube of your stringing are extremely helpful. I think my brothers and I might be getting a stringer sometime soon, and watching those videos has given us some ideas. We are currently deciding between the Prince Neos and the Silent Partner DG. The neos we would convert with a wise unit at some later date.

The club where we get our rackets strung uses the NEOS and we have been happy with our string jobs for the last 10 years or so.
 

Chauvalito

Hall of Fame
Sup Mike. It doesn't need to be plugged in at all. It only requires a 9v battery. After you set the tension the LED powers down because of the battery saver function. You don't have to "eye ball" the tension it is clearly seen on the LED!
Could you by chance compare the Titan 7600 to the Neos 1000...appearance wise they look quite similar...but I am not sure on the details.
 

YULitle

Hall of Fame
Could you by chance compare the Titan 7600 to the Neos 1000...appearance wise they look quite similar...but I am not sure on the details.
I don't know if you had a typo like BigGriff is suggesting, the 7600 is definitely different from the Neos.

Here's the beef on both.
7600 - In my opinion, I would rather have two-point mounting over non-self-centering 6-pt, especially 2-pt as nice as the Neos. ALSO, I would rather have glidebar clamps than cone-lock swivel clamps (especially 5 toothed clamps.)

6600 - Same as above, I'd rather have a good 2-pt over a non-self-centering 6-pt. The 6600's table looks excellent. It appears to be very sturdy. But, one thing I can say about the whole Neos machine is that it is built like a tank. Stringing with it, I felt like I could knock it over repeatedly (which, I know, is silly) and it wouldn't break. Which is probably why you've been able to enjoy your racquets being strung on one for 10 years.
 

Chauvalito

Hall of Fame
I don't know if you had a typo like BigGriff is suggesting, the 7600 is definitely different from the Neos.

Here's the beef on both.
7600 - In my opinion, I would rather have two-point mounting over non-self-centering 6-pt, especially 2-pt as nice as the Neos. ALSO, I would rather have glidebar clamps than cone-lock swivel clamps (especially 5 toothed clamps.)

6600 - Same as above, I'd rather have a good 2-pt over a non-self-centering 6-pt. The 6600's table looks excellent. It appears to be very sturdy. But, one thing I can say about the whole Neos machine is that it is built like a tank. Stringing with it, I felt like I could knock it over repeatedly (which, I know, is silly) and it wouldn't break. Which is probably why you've been able to enjoy your racquets being strung on one for 10 years.

Thank you for the comments. The general consensus from what I have read is that you cannot go wrong with the Neos, it is durable and consitent in its stringing.

My only hang up is that there are constant pull machines available that are in the same price range.

The silent partner e.stringer DG is one such stringer, 6 point, electronic constant pull with pre-stretching and what looks like a good table etc.

Here is a link if you want to check it out.

http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#DG
 

Behtareen

Rookie
ive looked at this machine, but the whole factor that the tensioner is kind of electronic worries me. i like to have a machine with no technology unless its top notch. What do you guys think about the tensioner???
 

YULitle

Hall of Fame
ive looked at this machine, but the whole factor that the tensioner is kind of electronic worries me. i like to have a machine with no technology unless its top notch. What do you guys think about the tensioner???
bigGriff just got one. He says that it's only there as a visual aid for the tension and that it goes away after you start to use it. I was worried about it to, but it seems alright if it is just a visual aid, IMO.
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
ive looked at this machine, but the whole factor that the tensioner is kind of electronic worries me. i like to have a machine with no technology unless its top notch. What do you guys think about the tensioner???
The tensioner is smooth as silk. The digital display is for setting tension. It can be set in lbs or kilos. I have the display on battery saver mode so by the time I start pulling tension the display is shut off. The display requires a 9v battery wich is the same one in your run of the mill smoke detectors or bedside alarm clocks. No big deal, the tensioner isn't electric so it doesn't require cords or a plug.

I like the tensioner so much I may leave the Wise on my Revo and keep the crank on the Titan.
 

BigGriff

Semi-Pro
however, if the digital display were to break, would you still be able to string rackets??
The tensioner isn't electronic. The digital display makes it easier to set tension. After the tension is set, the display shuts off in a few seconds.

I don't know how I would break the display but anything is possible.
 
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