Is 2400 frames on a Babolat Dual Sensor a high number?

Hi guys.

I've been offered a Babolat Dual Sensor with 2400 frames registered.

For £1000 sterling.

Is that a lot of frames?

Is that a good deal?

Cheers, Paul
 

jim e

Legend
I heard parts are getting scarce. After a while you may not get to purchase any parts , then when something goes wrong, what would you do?
Just a thought.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Hi guys.

I've been offered a Babolat Dual Sensor with 2400 frames registered.

For £1000 sterling.

Is that a lot of frames?

Is that a good deal?

Cheers, Paul
Having seen the FB post you're talking about, 2400 isnt a lot; and I think its worth £1k. But get the serial number from the seller, and contact Apollo Leisure (01202 812000). They should have the history of the machine since theyre the service agent for Babolat in the UK.

I heard parts are getting scarce. After a while you may not get to purchase any parts , then when something goes wrong, what would you do?
Just a thought.
Parts should be ok for Sensors since they sold a load of them; and Babtec in France have a separate section for Sensor machines.
 
Having seen the FB post you're talking about, 2400 isnt a lot; and I think its worth £1k. But get the serial number from the seller, and contact Apollo Leisure (01202 812000). They should have the history of the machine since theyre the service agent for Babolat in the UK.



Parts should be ok for Sensors since they sold a load of them; and Babtec in France have a separate section for Sensor machines.
Cheers guys. Thanks for the advice as always
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Cheers guys. Thanks for the advice as always
Just an FYI, David Pavlich told me that he once strung at a tournament on a Sensor that had 25,000 racquets on it and was still going strong. Mine had around 12,000 racquets on the counter when I got it and after another 1,000 racquets that I’ve strung so far, it’s still going strong.
 

jim e

Legend
A poster here commented a while back that he obtained one of the last sets of the replacement base clamps for his Sensor. Don't you think other parts will be scarce after a while, especially since they are no longer made. Just my thoughts, maybe I am wrong, but I would not trust getting parts. The machine I have now, a rebranding of the older Wilson machine, if I need parts, I would most likely need to replace the entire machine as parts not available.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
A poster here commented a while back that he obtained one of the last sets of the replacement base clamps for his Sensor. Don't you think other parts will be scarce after a while, especially since they are no longer made. Just my thoughts, maybe I am wrong, but I would not trust getting parts. The machine I have now, a rebranding of the older Wilson machine, if I need parts, I would most likely need to replace the entire machine as parts not available.
I had it direct from the rep of the company I mentioned and he told me of the specific dept of Babtec that is tasked with servicing Sensors and Senor experts. And both of them are highly respected. If I was in the market for a machine and a Sensor came up at the right price, then I'd buy it know it's still got many years in it and know that it can be serviced by the agents.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@jim e @uk_skippy I think I was that poster. I called Babolat and out of an abundance of caution bought 2 clamp bases when I needed 1. They had 12 left in stock at that time - 3 years ago? I’m not sure if they can get some from France or not.
I love the Sensor and it is incredibly solid. I’ve had zero issues other than the failed base and wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Babolat machine.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
I suspect that there will be a lot of Sensors around for a long time; and new parts will become trickier to come by. But if Babtec have a dedicated area to servicing these machine then theyve committed to that for some time to come. They are also workhorses, and solidly built. I'd have no issue buying 1 now
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I suspect that there will be a lot of Sensors around for a long time; and new parts will become trickier to come by. But if Babtec have a dedicated area to servicing these machine then theyve committed to that for some time to come. They are also workhorses, and solidly built. I'd have no issue buying 1 now
To your point, the only issue I have with mine is just how solidly it is built. At 200 pounds, it's a two-man operation to move that bad boy. When we remodeled the house, I moved it upstairs. There it will stay until one of us passes!

@jim e - I am in agreement with you. When the Mighty Sensor does die, I probably won't pursue getting it fixed. I'll sell it to some enterprising boat owner and purchase a new machine, most likely the Alpha Ghost 2. But I could be easily talked into the Bairardo Light.
 
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