Hmm, I hope it's not exactly the same. Laserfibre's problem the past few years has been that they've had a tendency to casually dissapear when the kitchen gets hot, so to speak. To me, Laserfibre's always been good except for the time I had to try and contact several times before finally getting through to get my clamps reconditioned under warranty, and then they wouldn't respond to me when I asked when I would be getting back my reconditioned clamps. I actually never got them back. I now have the "new" clamps they sent me as a holdover until they were done with the reconditioning, but the problem is that I preferred my old clamps as on these new ones one of the clamps, the hex key holding the pole that the clamp rests on, works itself loose every few 3 string jobs or so. It's pretty annoying that I always have to be cognizant of this now (probably the machining was ever so slightly off at the factory on this one clamp). When I HAVE been able to get through to Laserfibre, however, they've always gone the extra mile, more than one could ever expect or hope, just that it's kind of like rolling the dice as far as knowing when they'll be there for you or not or follow through or not. It's puzzling to me, because as people they seem so great and make you feel so warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Because of this, I feel kind of bad and conflicted as to whether I should report my negative experiences with the company. Mine are actually very mild, but some have had far more distressing and aggravating experiences. I only post this to be fair to the consumer. Still, while I may not have absolute faith in Laserfibre's ability to maintain a CONSISTENT level of professional support in regards to their customer service and support, I DO have absolute faith in the INTEGRITY of the products they decide to back. In my opinion, I would be surprised if Laserfibre would back a repackaged Pro's Pro dropweight machine with subpar clamps. If there's one thing Laserfibre and Tim Sullivan do know, it's stringing. I'm not entirely happy about their glossing over of the drawback issue with ********* clamps for years, but it's a relatively mild oversight, as just how important that issue really is is still debatable (i.e. many really don't think the amount of drawback on the ********* clamps makes a hoot of difference anyway). To me, if Laserfibre says their clamps are nearly drawback free and glide around with the greatest of ease, I give them the benefit of the doubt. In fact, I would probably sell my ********* and buy the Quantum straight up if it were in stock right now and I was sure I could count on them actually delivering it on time as promised. Regarding the dropweight mechanism, well, to me to be honest, it seems a little low that Laserfibre essentially copied the ********* design after years and years of selling the ********* design. Have they improved the design by making it quicker and more convenient and fun to use as they say? I would guess so, again, I don't think Tim Sullivan and Laserfibre are the type of company who would back a supbar product and they've been hawking the *********s for enough time now to know what to improve and what to leave alone. Where I DO question Laserfibre, however, on the Quantum is in regards to the mounting system. If the picture Laserfibre sent really is the EXACT same machine they're selling and not just a prototype mockup of the machine, well, then I don't know what to say as that's basically blatant false advertising. For years, many have felt that the REAL selling point of the ********* machines was their inside-mounting. Anyone who's worked with them and has experience with 2 and 6 pt. mounting systems can tell you that the theory behind it really does make sense and the mounting system really does work. I mean not only is it dummy-proof, it truly does protect and support a racket unbelievably well. For years, this was a MAJOR selling point Laserfibre would push to you over the phone and on their website, and now suddenly they're saying that their ALL NEW, 6-pt. air suspension mounting design is proven to provide more support and is ultra quick to mount, works for any racket without the need for any special adapters, etc. And yet, what do we see in the picture...a lie? I don't know what to say at this point, because what my eyes see is a generic 6-pt mounting system with individually adjusted side-arms, and NOT the "air suspension" (i.e. single knob adjustment) style they promise, and also above all else, NOT something "all new". I hope I'm wrong about this, but what my eyes see is a style of mounting that I personally have witnessed to be not as great as the ********* inside-mounting design. What I see here is that Laserfibre couldn't get around the ********* patent, so they decided to just change their story 180 over night, and NOW after years and years of selling us the gospel of inside-mounting, are now saying that lo and behold, wouldn't you know, I guess the old tried and true 6-pt. mounting theory was the best and safest for your racket all along...hehe, honest mistake. Again, Laserfibre promised something "all new" with their mounting system. They seem to have delivered with their dropweight, but not on the mounting system. To me, there's no need for spin here. Just market what you HAVE improved upon, the dropweight tensioner, and taken to another level, but don't emphasize the clamps and mounting system as being something all new and revolutionary if they're really not.