My new Axis Pro

Netgame

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Here's a picture of my new Axis Pro I got last week. This thing strings like a dream. When I was shopping around, I couldn't find any good closeup shots of it, so for those who like this kind of stuff, here it is. I put felt pads on the bottom to protect the floor, so I can slide it around without having to pick up the heavy thing.

 
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varuscelli

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Great looking machine, Netgame! :)

I'll get some of your photos up on the Stringing Machine Photo Library as soon as I can. I think you made a good decision on the Axis Pro. Pretty nice, huh? ;)

Al Ruscelli
 

Netgame

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looks good against that wood floor. i just got a revo 4k last week from alpha here in austin and i love it. have been stringing long?
I strung a lot about 20 years ago and stopped for some reason. Now I'm starting back up again. I hear the Revo 4000 is about the same machine on a desktop. I ordered the Revo4000, but I was sent the Axis Pro in error because they had an ice storm and things got crazy there. I contacted Alpha and we worked it out. I would have been happy with either, but I just couldn't send back the Axis Pro.

AL: Thanks
 

Netgame

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AUSTINTEXAS2005: How do you like the Alpha Viper 17 string? Alpha sent me some 17 gauge string that had 2000 on the label. I'd like to get some use out of it if it's any good. Is the Viper a multi? How's it working?
 
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Netgame

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I have had my Alpha Axis Pro for about 15 months and love it !
robkat - When I attach the racket to the six points, it usually takes 2 or 3 minutes of fooling around. Do you have a quicker system of attaching. What is the sequence you follow. Thanks.
 

robkat

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robkat - When I attach the racket to the six points, it usually takes 2 or 3 minutes of fooling around. Do you have a quicker system of attaching. What is the sequence you follow. Thanks.
Netman, I go through the same issue. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to mount the frame, other times it slips right into place. I haven't figured out a procedure yet to make it mount easier, all the time.
 

Netgame

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Netman, I go through the same issue. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to mount the frame, other times it slips right into place. I haven't figured out a procedure yet to make it mount easier, all the time.
If I figure something out I'll let you know:)
 

pmata814

Professional
AUSTINTEXAS2005: How do you like the Alpha Viper 17 string? Alpha sent me some 17 gauge string that had 2000 on the label. I'd like to get some use out of it if it's any good. Is the Viper a multi? How's it working?
I also got an axis pro, not too long ago, and I love it. I know the question wasn't directed towards me but I thought I'd share my opinion. I loved the machine but not the string. I got some Viper 17 and some Alpha Gut 2000. The Viper 17 seemed too stiff. I tried different tensions but still I didn't like it. The Gut 2000 was softer but I just didn't like the feel. It felt "dry" and I couldn't feel the pocketing of the ball. I know lots of people like it but it just wasn't for me.
 

Netgame

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I got some Viper 17 and some Alpha Gut 2000. The Viper 17 seemed too stiff. I tried different tensions but still I didn't like it. The Gut 2000 was softer but I just didn't like the feel. It felt "dry" and I couldn't feel the pocketing of the ball. I know lots of people like it but it just wasn't for me.
Thanks for the input. I'll save it for my 3.0 customers if I ever get any. ;)
BTW, do you have any good suggestions about my mounting question?
 
Netgame: yes i love the alpha viper string, have used it for a long time. i cant give you too technical of details about why i like it but just for me playability , durability etc. is perfect.
 

pmata814

Professional
Thanks for the input. I'll save it for my 3.0 customers if I ever get any. ;)
BTW, do you have any good suggestions about my mounting question?
Sorry. I don't have much experience stringing. I just thought it was part of the process (the time it takes to mount).
 

Netgame

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Congrats, Netgame !!! Good luck with it. How fast can you string on it?
If you don't count the 2 minutes mounting it, and unwinding the string, my latest time is 35 minutes. It's my fourth string job and each time it takes less time. I'm not even rushing anymore. When you can keep moving and don't have a lot of pauses it starts going fast. When I started keeping track of the string end, it helped a lot too. I think moving at a steady pace that you can maintain without errors results in a more consistant job. Crank the crank same speed, clamp the strings at the same time (I count to 3-unclick, move clamp, clamp). Learn how to weave quickly and smoothly. Sorry, that's probably way more info than you asked for! Any other time savers out there from anyone?
 
I strung a lot about 20 years ago and stopped for some reason. Now I'm starting back up again. I hear the Revo 4000 is about the same machine on a desktop. I ordered the Revo4000, but I was sent the Axis Pro in error because they had an ice storm and things got crazy there. I contacted Alpha and we worked it out. I would have been happy with either, but I just couldn't send back the Axis Pro.

AL: Thanks
I've had the Alpha Pioneer DC Plus (dropweight) since Dec. I'm glad to see it's the identical frame, mounting points and clamps as the Axis Pro. I got the dropweight because I wanted it to be more portable (it's about 20 lbs lighter that the Revo 4000, and takes up less space). I keep it in the closet and haul it out to the kitchen table for use. Works great, although I can't match your stringing times.:)
 
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