Help me decide...

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
I currently use a Neos 1000. It’s actually one of the first created per JC. It works great. Every once in awhile, I get an itch for something new or different.

I have an opportunity to buy a Gamma 6004 sc 2pt that’s used but in excellent condition for $700.

Talk me out of the purchase! I already have a Wise.
 

jim e

Legend
Why not sell the neos and wise and get a high end electronic, then you won't get an itch later for a better one as you would have it.
 

PBarre

New User
I currently use a Neos 1000. It’s actually one of the first created per JC. It works great. Every once in awhile, I get an itch for something new or different.

I have an opportunity to buy a Gamma 6004 sc 2pt that’s used but in excellent condition for $700.

Talk me out of the purchase! I already have a Wise.
I would actually consider buying your wise if you followed the advise of the last poster!


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Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@dak95_00 if you talk to JC, he'll talk you out of it. The Prince NEOS is a better build than the Gamma. I've also been told that the Alpha line is a better build.

On top of all that, you're really not gaining anything by going to the Gamma save the clamps. I think the clamps on the NEOS are better.

I agree with @jim e, if you're going to upgrade, upgrade to an electronic like the Alpha Ghost. If you don't want to spring for new, keep an eye peeled on the big auction site. Something will come available that is a good buy.
 

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
Thanks gentlemen! I appreciate your knowledgable input. Crisis averted. The Ghost will be my goal machine unless some crazy, fantastic deal comes up with something else.
 

jim e

Legend
I know if something happens to my machine, I would most likely get the ghost.It looks like a lot of features for the money.Join the IART and you get a 5% discount from Alpha. I have had my current machine for 12 years now, and only thing that has gone wrong was the LCD screen. Lucky I was able to get replacement and was relatively easy to install. I have a SAM Pro Master that is same as the older model Wilson that was made around 2006-2007.Having a high end machine does make stringing much more enjoyable, this is why I tell others that start out to get as much machine as they can afford, especially if you string for others.
 
I love my Gamma 6004 with the 6pt mount! I've also strung a lot on a Neos 1000 as well, and I feel like other than the speed of the Neos, the Gamma is every bit as good of a machine. I do wish I had a Wise Tension Head for it though...
 

jim e

Legend
Jim what are you saying? You traitor, shame on you. I think USRSA MRTs get a 10% discount. That extra $150 pays for you MRT testing.
Well @Irvin , one of the few times you are wrong!(although you did say you think was all and not that you know, I give you credit for choice of words)
USRSA discount for Alpha is only for strings and grips. the IART is a discount for machines.
You have to be able to read the fine print!
I really don't need MRT certification, as it would not benefit me. I string enough already anyways, as I only have so much free time as it is.
I started stringing before there was a USRSA! 1968 and yes, I could easily pass their exam, but really not worth the effort to find a location and jump through the hoops for someone, as I know how to string protocols and all.
My free time has a value to me, as with work (I am a dentist) , and tennis, and I also shoot archery, etc. etc. and only so much time, although stringing is a very low stress job to do.
I guess if I did take the MRT test I would get more string jobs as there is no MRT stringers in my location, but I really don't need it, or want more stringing than I am now doing.
My advise for those stringers that follow protocols and do a consistent job and know what they are doing, should charge accordingly, and know just what their free time is worth.

Time to take the dog out for a walk. it's only 5 degrees outside now.
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Well @Irvin , one of the few times you are wrong!(although you did say you think was all and not that you know, I give you credit for choice of words)
Could be but I talked to Mark at Alpha a couple of years ago and there was a 5% for USRSA members and 10% for MRTs and I was specifically talking about the Accuswing II machine.
 

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
Well @Irvin , one of the few times you are wrong!(although you did say you think was all and not that you know, I give you credit for choice of words)
USRSA discount for Alpha is only for strings and grips. the IART is a discount for machines.
You have to be able to read the fine print!
I really don't need MRT certification, as it would not benefit me. I string enough already anyways, as I only have so much free time as it is.
I started stringing before there was a USRSA! 1968 and yes, I could easily pass their exam, but really not worth the effort to find a location and jump through the hoops for someone, as I know how to string protocols and all.
My free time has a value to me, as with work (I am a dentist) , and tennis, and I also shoot archery, etc. etc. and only so much time, although stringing is a very low stress job to do.
I guess if I did take the MRT test I would get more string jobs as there is no MRT stringers in my location, but I really don't need it, or want more stringing than I am now doing.
My advise for those stringers that follow protocols and do a consistent job and know what they are doing, should charge accordingly, and know just what their free time is worth.

Time to take the dog out for a walk. it's only 5 degrees outside now.
I couldn’t agree with a post more! I only want to string two racquets a day at most. Currently I only string for myself and occasionally for a few others. If I bought an expensive machine such as the Ghost, I would have to string more to justify the expense. There are at least two other stringers on my team of 15 players. One really enjoys stringing. He restrings his racquet after every match. I like to break my strings.
 

jim e

Legend
5 % is for mrt only with usrsa.
I'm a member but not mrt as not worth the trouble as I mentioned.. All an mrt tells players is the stringer knows protocols, but not necessarily follows them.
 
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