Only things I like better on star 5 are speed of the pull and release of tension head and the jaws on the mounting arms.
and the Star 5 at the French Open.
We actually use the Sensor at the French Open.The babolat star 5 is used at the French open.
Hi guys, I'm currently in the market for a new machine for my pro shop.
Currently I have a Victor C7027 with the Wise Head (I live in Asia). I don't have any major problems with the machine, I just want to upgrade to a better, faster, more reliable, and more accurate machine.
Seems like both the Baiardo and Star 5 are great machines. I think either one would be a great upgrade for me. At this point, the only factor I'm considering is price between them.
Does anyone know how much the Baiardo and Star5 are selling for?
Unfortunately these are US prices, dont think you will get that price in Asia or Europe... ;-)
That's exactly what I'm going to do. Buy locally in the states and get it shipped to my door using a forwarding service. It's a lot cheaper than buying the machine locally. The only drawback would be the lost of warranty coverage, which I'm not too worried about.Maybe we could ship you one from US as "gift" to avoid taxes
Drak is the whiz - he could probabl help you locate one for the right price - Wilson usually unloads there machines after tournaments are over with, I think it's their subtle way of getting more machines in to shops than simply waiting for shops to purchase at normal price levels...That's exactly what I'm going to do. Buy locally in the states and get it shipped to my door using a forwarding service. It's a lot cheaper than buying the machine locally. The only drawback would be the lost of warranty coverage, which I'm not too worried about.
It is.I know a while back someone posted that the Star 5 has an overshoot problem and that poster was able to measure that with some sophisticated expensive type of scale devise.
This was one of the posts about the problem of star 5:
If this is true, it would seem to me the Baiardo should be a more accurate machine.
Just curious about the diablo. The sensor has a high mounting fixture, not sure what it's called, but when the string is placed into the tension head, it pretty much is always at the same angle and straight. I haven't used a diablo before, but I thought the sensor's string guide was pretty simple and elegant design with out having to twirl the string around. Any comments?We actually use the Sensor at the French Open.
I own a Star 5 and I like it a lot. It's a very smooth, easy to use machine. I think most of us who string at the French Open would prefer to use it over the Sensor, mainly because it has the Diablo. My one issue with it is the interface, and having to go into the menu to change from lbs to kgs, or to turn on pre-stretch, etc.
I've never used a Baiardo. Having the ergonomic function wouldn't really be something that I'm interested in at the moment, but then again I'm young and leaning over a machine for extended periods of time isn't something that bothers me or that I find uncomfortable.