Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.
I'll keep that in mind.
Old school Serrano with some upgraded mounting and clamps. Works perfect, just need to scrub off some rust!
My Epsilon Crank Machine
Just upgraded from a drop weight to a crank. Takes up alot more space but I'm loving the speed improvement. Its an old model but still works as good as new. Doesn't look as sexy as most other machines but its a work horse!
Tried calibrating it but seems my calibrator might need calibrating itself as its quite old.
wow thats old school for sure
I've cleaned it up since that pic so its looking a little better but yes, old school!
My previous stringer. Even more old school!:
Here's the tension adjustor on the Epsilon Crank Machine.
good stuff. i am spoiled on my star 5
Here is my Alpha Ghost stringer.
pretty sexy beast. How much did you pay for it?
I don't know it was a christmas gift.
I don't think Alpha/New Tech Tennis discounts them.
Very nice looking machine. Thanks for sharing the photos.
the alpha resembles a bairdo!
Both the Phantom and the Ghost look like a Poorman's Baiardo.
This is my Prince 6000
SORRY !!! How can resize ?
Here you go...
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deos your mum/wife really allow you to keep the machine in the middle of that room? If she does, you're doing well lol. Great looking machine. I'm jealous!
I was banished to the garage. Now my wife is working on some projects in the garage and I have been pushed out. Can't bring the machine back in the house....
If you see a guy stringing tennis rackets in the middle of the road, that's me. :cry:
If you live in a high humidity environment your machine will start rusting. Is your wife going to let you buy another machine?
If I bring up buying another machine she'll have my head. Good thing I live in a dry area.
Thank You , i will try to do it.
Thanks !! No this is mi living room , i have a little room for my machine and computer etc.
Eagnas flex 940
hope this works
sorry for spamming kinda
I was banished from the family room but we don't have a garage so now I'm stringing from my office. Kinda cramped but I like now that I have my own area. Other option was out on the back porch but we live in tropical area so I'm afraid it would get rusty if left out there uncovered.
no good pics
Why do you say that? At least he contributed pictures..... -_- ........
i really should start saving up for my machine........
i meant no he is not spamming they are good pics i was to lazy to write it but i guess it came off wrong
yea enjoyed those pics. good stuff guys! it seems like savage lime is popular
If you did not already have cover, now you have a real reason to get one. I always keep mine covered when not in use--has been in my garage for years (I will note it is a very tidy garage)--but no problems at all.
Just picked it up yesterday!
Nice machine, but the handle for the crank is on the wrong side.
Lol, didn't even realize. Thanks!
hmm everything on your Alpha top looks a lot like my iSam...
My secondhand ML100:
It looks like it hasn't been used for a while. Needs some cleaning first.
Injured my elbow playing football, so I haven't got around stringing on it. The tension mechanism and clamps are awesome though.
I have a Prince mp100 that has served me well for 26 years. I just bought a Prince mp200 real cheap. It works fine but is not as pretty as mine. I might fix it up or use it for parts. I only paid $50 for it. The guy thought it did not work but I assembled it and it works fine.
That brings back memories I strung on one of those for a long time.
Gratitude to certain TT members for arranging its long journey home.
Never understood how the tensioning works :/ .. Looks very compact though and cleannnn.
You beat me to it. I just got the exact same machine last week. I was going to post photos but I don't want to clash with you
Go for it! It's about time LF/SW are showing up in this thread.
Nice!! Don't let anyone tell you (or Slitch) flying clamps are inferior. I feel they are easier and faster to use, and most of the drawback slack can be taken out if you twist the clamp opposite way while the string is under tension. Same can be done on Klippermate and Gamma flying clamp machines.
I have two triple clamps which I swear by, greatest stringing invention ever.
Can you speak to the "smoothness" with which the base clamps operate? How easily to they glide/slide. How about the string clamps?
Can you compare your experience to any other high-end machines?
Not very smooth, and sometimes the interfaces stick and you have to nudge or bang with your hand to get them loose. I haven't tried the TT recommended lube on the rails yet, but I don't think it will solve the sticking problem. The clamping system is based on friction between metal parts to hold its position, but the tolerance between parts is huge, so parts flex, bend, and stick. I think if the tolerance is tighter, the lube may help.
With all that said, I do enjoy using it. I still have to get pass the learning curve of the mounting and clamping system and accept its shortcomings. I find that if you move the clamp by its base, the movement is smoother. The string clamp itself is great, and takes little pressure to open and close. No slippage or ghosting yet, and they are not diamond dusted. I'll report back later on the lubed rails findings.
I don't have any experience with other high end machines, as I came from using the Klippermate for the past 20 years, and briefly with the Pioneer DC Plus. The tensioner is the best part on this machine. It's CP, accurate and easy to use. Changing tension is a multi-step process, but takes 5 seconds when you're familiar with the steps. I guess if I had the choice in the used market, I'd go with flying clamps and concord system for the center mains. Again, my views may change after lubing and more time using it.
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