Pro's Pro TX700

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Fuzzball7, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Fuzzball7

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    Hey guys,

    I'm aussie, 12yrs old... Looking at my computer screen on the Racquet Depot UK - Can't believe that I'm looking at a Tabletop electronic machine for anyway under $1000

    Does Pro's Pro have a good rep?

    Is this particular machine any good?

    Thanks

    Fuzzy
     
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  2. AJMORGAN

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    I have the tx600a and it's been an absolute nightmare. This is my first machine as I'm 16 and only been stringing a year. I was pulled in by the price, an electronic machine for £400, bargain! Bought it and within 6 months I had to buy 2 totally new clamp bases, they were automatic but now I've got the normal ones.

    My advice would to buy either a top manual machine, or if you see a cheap electronic go for that. I won't ever be buying a Pro's pro machine again!

    That's just my opinion.
     
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  3. Rock Strongo

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    Pro's Pro has terrible quality control.

    Great strings though.
     
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  5. tennis-expert

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    Electronic machines always will present a greater risk than manual machines due to exactly that. That being said, the price should not be a reflection of the quality of the machines. I'm surprised to see this thread and these comments. Pro's Pro is an extremely popular brand in Europe for all three types of their machines.

    The reason prices on the Pro's Pro products are extremely low is due to just a few in the supply chain, cutting costs significantly. In all of our experience of dealing with the electronic Pro's Pro machines, it remains to be the type of machine we would recommend.

    These machines are built to last and many stringers have racked up hundreds of racquets on these machines. If you're stringing several racquets a week, these machines are perfect.

    Without knowing more on this issue, I can say that these clamps don't just suddenly stop working. I would be inclined to say that you did not adjust the clamp base with the Allen key. This is a maintenance issue which must be done from time to time.
     
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  6. Torres

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    I'd say its more to do with the cheaper build quality. The fact that a number of retailers only offer a 6 month guarantee on their electronic machines eg. TX700 speaks volumes.

    That said they are cheap, so can I understand why people are tempted by them but the quality is not good.
     
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  7. fortun8son

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    I have long suspected that Pro's Pro and Eagnas sell a lot of the same stuff.
    I would not at all be surprised to find that the Pro's Pro machines are also made by Lily-Lee in Taiwan.
     
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    Actually they are both made by the same company in China and the quality has gone downhill since then. Then again what isn't made in China?

    The first starting clamps I bought from Eagnas were in a Pro's Pro packaging. That was when they were $15, now they are $25.
     
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    I know Eagnas' parent company is Taiwanese, not sure of the country of origin for the machines.
     
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    Now it's pretty much all made in China, you can tell by the workmanship. The Flex 740 I owned before was better built than one a few years later that was made in China. I have to check if I even still have pictures of that machine, but my machine definately was made in Taiwan. I think it was in 2006 or 2007 when they moved production to China.
     
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    This!
     
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    I would (and did!) rather opt for a machine with less bells and whistles from a reputable company. Personally I would choose Gamma, Alpha or perhaps a used Prince for the same price tag.
     
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    Yeah this let's dig up another 4+ year old thread no one cares about.
     
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  14. Frans Bleker

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    Nobody cares about the still most sold budget stringing machine in Europe?
     
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  15. MathieuR

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    What the f*** is Europe?
     
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  16. Irvin

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    That's where some of the Netherlands are:

    The Netherlands (Listeni/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)) is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean.[nb 1] The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany.[9] The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country's capital,[10] while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament.[11] The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1962 and 2004.[12] The name Holland is also frequently used to refer informally to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.
     
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  17. Frans Bleker

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    Nice hair
     
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  18. MathieuR

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    I almost forgot ;) And where 16 out of the top20 ATP-players originate. (Europe that is; highest ranked Dutch player at the moment is Robin Haase, ranked 63)
     
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  19. 4-string

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    Whoa, I didn't notice. OP is 16 now.
     
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    Lmao, that was my old account. This is my new-ish account. Yeah, I'm 17 now. Crazy stuff really... MathieuR asked me to give my reaction (of?) after 4 years so yeah, I've used it a fair bit and its still going strong. Don't play as much nowadays but yeah, last string job was probably 3-6 months ago.
     
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    On what brand/type machine? Did you buy your Pro's Pro?
     
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  22. Karma Tennis

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    Pretty poor effort when you consider the population of Europe exceeds 700 million people.

    Australia has two players inside the ATP Top 20 and its population is 25 million.

    With the same population as Europe, Australia would have 56 Players inside the ATP Top 20. Go Figure ;)
     
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  23. MathieuR

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    Australia is doing great.
    Europe not bad either: we have 10% of the worldpopulation, so 85% of the top 20......
     
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  24. jasonfoong

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    Judging by your argument, India & China will have 70+ players inside the ATP top 100? Haha
    Look @ the Olympics, US top the medals tally, GB top China, though they have far less population.
     
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  25. Kalin

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    Pfft, Tomic is Serbian and Nick K. is Greek. Both are in Europe. So make that 18 out of 20 :cool:

    Add, Raonic, who is also Serbian, and that's 19. Waiting for Grigor to make it 20/20 :)
     
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  26. Karma Tennis

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    Errr. Bernard Tomic's father is Croatian and his mother is a Bosnian Croat. Nick Kyrgios's father is Greek and his mother is Malaysian. Raonic is Serb.

    Using your logic, pretty much every male player in the Top 100 is either European, Asian, or African because every player's heritage can be traced back to one of those three areas.

    How about we agree that every Top 20 player is a member of the Human Race?
     
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  27. Kalin

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    OK, I'll grant you that once a player makes it into the Top 20 he can qualify as a proper human. Top 8 is super-human.

    We forgot Kei, him + half of St. Nick makes for 1.5 Asians in the top 20. So 18.5 Europeans only :oops:
     
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  28. dak95_00

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    This is the stringers' section!!!!!

    Unless we are arguing who's the best stringer and their nationality or race, take it elsewhere!!!!!
     
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  29. MAX PLY

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    Agree 100%! Hopefully the mods will delete those posts and stop any creeping infection from the dreadful General Pro Player Section.
     
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  30. Karma Tennis

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    Well it's probably fair to say that all stringers, elite or otherwise, are also of either European, African, or Asian heritage. And you also have to consider that many Pro. players string their own racquets at some time or other.
     
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  31. Kalin

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    I apologize for derailing this thread that has been going strong since 2012!

    So tell us more about the TX-700 then. I was looking at one at some point; it's pretty much a basic Challenger with a motorized tensioner. It doesn't have a linear gripper, though, just the wrap-around thingie.
     
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