Pro's pro v???

This machine (Pros'Pro TX 02) was sold from 2004 - at that time it cost 1.200€.
Unfortunately this machine did not have a good karma - the drive chain for the linear gripper was a faulty construction - there were problems again and again.
So be careful, there are no spare parts.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Funny hybrid strings and the racket still appears to be strung bottom to top (and upside down.)
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh that's just a photo I got from the seller
I assume that you just got a LO why are you looking for another machine? If you want an electronic later put a Wise on the one you have, assuming you're happy with it.
 

Bedrosian

New User
I am actually happy with my alpha, I just want to know as much as possible over the different stringer models and their stories, and I just found out that this forum is the best way
 

Dragan

Semi-Pro
I’m considering their most recent TOMCAT MT-400 model, any thoughts about it?

I found only two YouTube videos from (apparently) happy owner:


 
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I have bought 2 things from pro's pro, both were crap.
What were these 2 craps that you bought?

I buy their cheap thin smooth poly for my cross. I like it.
I bough their straight awl. It is fantastic.
I heard good things about their Tacky overgrip.

Some of their tools - machine/clamps etc. might be crap.
 
What were these 2 craps that you bought?

I buy their cheap thin smooth poly for my cross. I like it.
I bough their straight awl. It is fantastic.
I heard good things about their Tacky overgrip.

Some of their tools - machine/clamps etc. might be crap.
I have a starting clamp of them that works, but just barely. The pin that holds the halves together needs to be tapped into place after every third time using it.

And their tacky grip is no good, it stretches too much and gets real narrow while applying it.
 

Dragan

Semi-Pro
I have a starting clamp of them that works, but just barely. The pin that holds the halves together needs to be tapped into place after every third time using it.

And their tacky grip is no good, it stretches too much and gets real narrow while applying it.
I have no experience with Pro's Pro stringing tools (i.e. starting clamp), but their tacky overgrip is actually not that bad at all.

The real question is why do you stretch an overgrip when applying it? That's the recipe for ruining both its moisture absorbing properties and tackiness. Next time you need to replace an overgrip, try applying it without any force at all (except maybe at the start, around the butt end).
 
The real question is why do you stretch an overgrip when applying it? That's a recipe for ruining both its moisture absorbing properties and tackiness. Next time you need to replace an overgrip, try applying it without any force at all (except maybe at the start, around the butt cap).
I’m not stretching it, but applying light tension to it as I do with every grip. This is the only grip that I have issues with.

Opinions may vary, but to me it’s no good.
 
I have no experience with Pro's Pro stringing tools (i.e. starting clamp), but their tacky overgrip is actually not that bad at all.

The real question is why do you stretch an overgrip when applying it? That's the recipe for ruining both its moisture absorbing properties and tackiness. Next time you need to replace an overgrip, try applying it without any force at all (except maybe at the start, around the butt end).
I agree here. May be applying little bit of pressure during grip installation should be ok.

Their starting clamp has no diamond dust or sanding.
It should hold 40lb-50lb tension I would think. No?

I bought a cheap one like that from Dragon country but quality is bad. I only use it during knot tie off.
I am dusting it myself. I cleaned it but yet to apply the diamond to the surface.
Hoping it should grip 60lb or so.
Musa
 
Their starting clamp has no diamond dust or sanding.
It should hold 40lb-50lb tension I would think. No?
It grips fine. As mentioned the issue with the clamp is that the pin holding the halves together is poorly made. It needs to be tapped back in after every third use.

And compared to Wilson, Signum Pro, Technifibre, Prince, and Babolat, their tacky grips really are rubbish:)

their stuff is cheap, so you get what you pay for, but that’s it really.
 
It grips fine. As mentioned the issue with the clamp is that the pin holding the halves together is poorly made. It needs to be tapped back in after every third use.
May be use a replacement metal bar from hardware store or us a hammer to adjust it.
Since there is photo/video, I can't see the actual issue.
 
May be use a replacement metal bar from hardware store or us a hammer to adjust it.
Since there is photo/video, I can't see the actual issue.
I know how to fix it, I really do.

My point is they produce crap quality tools that need fixing after light use. In the area of tools, the ‘you get what you pay for’ motto seems to apply double.

someone above here mentioned that they make good awls. Maybe that is telling of the complexity they are able to handle:-D
 
I know how to fix it, I really do.

My point is they produce crap quality tools that need fixing after light use. In the area of tools, the ‘you get what you pay for’ motto seems to apply double.

someone above here mentioned that they make good awls. Maybe that is telling of the complexity they are able to handle:-D
I agree about quality of the product is not up to the standard (in most cases).

I bought a Caliper to measure string diameter and other things of my machines.
I bought a reel of Red Devis 1.14mm. But when I see it, it seems thicker.
Then I measured with my Caliper and it turns out to be 1.18mm not matching the label of 1.14mm.
 

nek4d

New User
Hey Dragan, did you go for the Tomcat in the end?
Yes, and I'm very happy with it.
Bought Tomcat too finally and just managed to use it today for my first ever stringing :)
Took me 5 hours, including watching videos on the way, there are certainly a "1000" small and/or important details to learn in the future, but I love the today's result, huge creative feeling holding your own stringed racket, looking forward to test the racket on court, despite the cheapest testing string :cool:
 
I’m considering their most recent TOMCAT MT-400 model, any thoughts about it?

I found only two YouTube videos from (apparently) happy owner:


Really - like the strung one - I would never let the one make me a racquet.
The good man gives the diabolo a new purpose.
 

Dragan

Semi-Pro
Really - like the strung one - I would never let the one make me a racquet.
The good man gives the diabolo a new purpose.
Well, the way he "uses" diablo certainly puts stress on the gripping jaws mechanism, but I don't think it negatively affects the quality of the stringing job, I believe.
 
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