Is the Silent Partner CRUMP for me?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by asknowbuylater, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. asknowbuylater

    asknowbuylater Rookie

    May 9, 2007
    After people showed up the last 2 months with all sorts of racquets, my SP SWING can't keep up(it WAS for personal use... until they knew I had a machine)!

    I'm guessing i'll have to restring over 500 frames in the next 5 years. I was wondering if the CRUMP will last long enough or its base isn't that good. I may have to upgrade to a Wise if I have to.

    It's pretty difficult to get decent machines here in Canada... shops doubling its price
  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

    Mar 31, 2008
    so your dropweight cant keep up with 2 frames a week?
  3. aussie

    aussie Professional

    May 20, 2006
    Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
    Im not sure if I could own up to owing a machine called a Crump!!
  4. asknowbuylater

    asknowbuylater Rookie

    May 9, 2007
    tennis season lasts 5 months here, Columbo

    keep your lame remarks to yourself
  5. Mansewerz

    Mansewerz Legend

    Oct 31, 2007
    Caught in No Man's Land
    If he's gonna be stringing that many frames, he might as well get a better machine, at least a fixed clamp machine because he'll have paid the Sp swing back by just stringing.
  6. SLow

    SLow New User

    Sep 6, 2006
    I would say it's a good investment. Even if you were to charge 5 dollars labor for each string job. You would pay off your stringer in one year.

    I live in Canada as well and I know what you mean by getting stringing machines here.

    If I were you tho, I would get the jazz because it comes with a stand.

    I think all of their machines have a warranty of some kind of them. I've delt with them for a few years now and have had no problems with their customer service.
  7. hollywood9826

    hollywood9826 Hall of Fame

    Feb 13, 2008
    Havre de Grace, MD
    at 2 sticks a week wouldnt that be 104 sticks a year times 5 is 520 right?

    his math was spot on in my opinion.

    know when you take into consideration the 5 month season (why no indoor?) you may be up to 5 or 6 a week. I had a drop weight, and after i did about 3 or 4 racquets with it I decided to upgrade to the WISE sooner than I expected. But so far I am very happy with that decision.

    I would say the crump looks like a good machine. If you have been happy with your swing and just want to be faster it will do that for you no doubt. And, if you have the space I would mos def look at the Jazz for another 100 bucks so you get the stand for it. Thats more or less a convience issue, but one I wish I had.
  8. SonRK

    SonRK Rookie

    Apr 8, 2007
    I'm considering purchasing a Crump, but the Revo 4000 is just $50 more and gets a lot of praise here on the forums. The Revo is currently not in stock until late July and I wanted to upgrade sooner rather than later and would much rather choose Silent Partner over Eagnas. I just need to know how good the machine is constructed with their clamps and mounting system.
  9. proken7

    proken7 New User

    Oct 24, 2006
    I would definetely get a machine with a stand unless you plan to take the machine with you.
    The maestro from silent partner is also a good buy but I'm bias because that's what I have.
  10. Il Mostro

    Il Mostro Banned

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sunny SoCal
    Biased or not, IMO this is *the* buy in a crank machine. The clamps alone are a $150.00 upgrade. Better tensioner than the Crump & Jazz. Really nice stand, too.

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