Prince Neos 1500

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  1. Kdude

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    Does anyone know where i can order the 1500. Yes i called tennis machines and they are BO with no idea when they will be back in stock. They offered me the 1000 but I'm leaning towards the swivel clamps. I've had the Ektelon H model for 35 plus years and its still working at 100%. The H is a tank.

    So any other suppliers of the 1500 ?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Another option would be to put swivel clamps on the Model H
     
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    David 110 beat me to the punch. Check out the after-market swivel clamps he mentions. If you have a perfectly working H, there is no need to get a Neos 1000 (in my opinion, the H is actually a better machine). The 1500 is nice but you might have to wait to get one (I have checked around at other vendors and I did not see any available--if TM doesn't have them, likely no one will). So, I think that leaves you to either wait and get the 1500 or consider the aftermarket option--the good news is that you've got a great machine until then. FWIW, I have never found glidebars to be a handicap (but then again, I don't string racquetball racquets and I rarely see fan pattern (and those are easily worked around anyway). Good luck.
     
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    Just curious. How do you deal with fan-patterned racquets in a a glide bar type stringer?
     
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    Well, I have a floating clamp (that hasn't been used in quite a while). I think that is the best option.
     
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    Thanks for the reply boys! I need a second machine at the different location that's why i was asking about the 1500. If anyone knows where i can source them pls let me know. No rush but the sooner the better. How does the Gamma 6004 compare to the NEos?
     
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    I have only used the 5003 which I thought was nice. What does TM recommend instead of the 1500? Their price on the 6004 looks good by the way.
     
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    Not sure how they compare, but I've seen the 6004 and it's pretty darn nice. gravity release base clamps, and single dial for both support arms (if you get the 6pt mount) those are the 2 things I wish my 5800 had.
     
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    They mentioned the 1000 several times but did not mention the 6004
     
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    ^^^Now that I see you just need another machine, heck, I'd get the 1000 if you are in a hurry over the other LO options (but glide bars do not trouble me)--that way I'd know I have a machine I can pretty much always depend on. If I were stringing at pro tournaments or in a conspicuous retail setting I'd go upper end electronic (e.g., Wilson, Bab or Technifibre) but if you need a machine that will literally crank out frame after frame with little troubleshooting, the Neos 1000 is great choice.
     
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    I will send you a couple of places to try in a PM.
     
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    I have to agree with you , having said that i've been using the H for 35 yrs and it would be nice to have a minor upgrade with the new machine :)
     
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    I don’t think the clamps on the 6004 are gravity release. The 6004 does have diamond dusted clamps though which is a big plus. Another big plus for the Gamma is their machines and parts are readily available.
     
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    I think you're right , but aren't they like pushbutton release or something?
     
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    Mine had a lever to lock / release.
     
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    OK I thought they were more like the Alpha Ghost2 clamp bases, but now I see they are different. Still pretty nice.
     
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    As far as a lockout machine goes, you cannot go wrong with an Alpha.
     
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    Agreed. Bang for the buck, the Apex Speed might be the ticket!
     
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    Since the 1500 appears to be dead!
     
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    Has this been verified anywhere, or just based on its complete unavailability?
     
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    @loosegroove just speculation on my part and the fact that one can't be had for love or money right now.
     
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    6004 clamps aren't gravity release. They are nice enough base clamps BUT having fondled the 1500,
    the Neos base clamps are much nicer, needing much less throw/pressure
    to lock them in place.
    No idea about the availability, didn't realize they were not available now until i saw this thread.
     
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    The 1500 is available from the UK do a google search.
     
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