just got a prince p100. any1 know the difference between the p100 and p200?

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  1. Young Pete

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    definitely interesting kind of machine withe the plastic? glide bar ends. looks to be a real solid machine.

    can any1 enlighten me about this vintage prince p100 machine that i recently got?

    please let me know...
     
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  2. Steve Huff

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    Pneumatic tensioner had a lot of problems. You might be lucky. Mounting system, etc seem to be pretty solid.
     
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    What do you want you know?
     
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    Irvin, I'm kind of curious too. I've seen 1 Prince pneumatic in action back in the 80s, and it was pretty loud. I read about them before I got my 1st machine, and reliability was an issue. Don't know the difference between 100 and 200 models.
     
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    100 has a cranking arm to move the tension jaws closer to the racquet where the 200 was fixed.

    I’ve never used the 100. I used the 200 for a handful of years and made a YouTube video.
     
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    I strung a lot of racket on an MP100 and yes it was a little loud but that never bothered me much. You had to drain the moisture out of the compressing a lot when you were down. Also the 100 tension module rode on a rail like cranks use. I assume you could take the tension module off and easily install a Wise on it. I never had issues with my MP100 and used it for several years and I bought it used.
     
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    Tennis Machines emailed me the owners manual years ago. I could probably find them in my email somewhere. The were .pdf

    The compressor and table were the same on each.
     
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    that would be great to get a pdf of it.
     
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    can you elaborate on this a little more? i can't quite get what you're saying? are you referring to glide bar clamps? specifically what jaws move closer? height?
     
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    @Young Pete not sure what @dak95_00 meant, but both the 100 and 200 machines have an arm the tensioner module attaches to. On the 100 machine there is a wheel you turn which moves the tension module away from the turntable and as the tension on the string builds up the actuator pulls the tension on the string. The 200 does not have a crank wheel and there is no arm with gear teeth. I'm guess you can put a Wise on the MP-100 but I don't think you can on the 200 model.
     
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    Direct message me your email address or post your email here and I'll send it. It's for the P200. They're essentially the same machine. Irvin did an excellent job in his description. After that, try searching the Internet for images.
     
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    thanks for the info! glad i have the p100 series instead of the 200 in case i can scrape up some cash and pony up a wise tension head in the future! glad my p100 can work with a wise! in the meantime im gonna have some fun with this pneumatic dinosaur mechanism.
     
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    @Young Pete I did not mean to say the 100 will work with a Wise I just think it will. To be sure I’d call Tennis Machines first and ask them, unless someone knows for sure.
     
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    @Young Pete I did not mean to say the 100 will work with a Wise I just think it will. To be sure I’d call Tennis Machines first and ask them, unless someone knows for sure.
     
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    @Young Pete or better, call Wise and ask them as it's their product.
     
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    I’ve had both and have had both taken apart and own a Wise. The Wise will not fit either without some sort of custom adaptation. The rail the 100 cranks On is much thicker than the normal l/o stringer arm/rail.

    I suppose you could by the drop weight adapter and drill your own holes but then there’s the height issue.
     
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