proton tennis ball machine

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I also have three pre-orders for the Proton. My brother in-law also has a preorder in. I am going to keep one. I am going to give one to a coworker of mine, and I am going to give one to the local boys and girls club here in my area. Just the design alone of the Proton is worth the money. It looks so futuristic. The proton CEO/founder used to work for Apple, and that's why the Proton has a cool look, just like the iphone.

Proton looks like a Tesla while Spinfire/Lobster look like a cheap Ford Focus.
what about the screw ? won't the club manager get mad when that screw make a hole on the baseline ?
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
So any news on the next preorder or the release date? I just received my slinger bag yesterday and even tho they advertise it as portable and blah blah blah, it is huge and bulky. Contemplating whether I should return it and get a proton but it is also more than double the price...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
So any news on the next preorder or the release date? I just received my slinger bag yesterday and even tho they advertise it as portable and blah blah blah, it is huge and bulky. Contemplating whether I should return it and get a proton but it is also more than double the price...
return it, it totally suck. Proton can give you balls at 70 MPH with 3000 RPM spin. That is same forehand as many of the ATP touring pros. Can slinger bag do that ? NOT even close, not even 1/2 of that speed or spin
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
return it, it totally suck. Proton can give you balls at 70 MPH with 3000 RPM spin. That is same forehand as many of the ATP touring pros. Can slinger bag do that ? NOT even close, not even 1/2 of that speed or spin
It is very tempting but the price tag is a bit too steep for me. I like the fact that it's actually portable and carryable unlike slinger bag which is the size of a large immigration travel bag big enough to smuggle 2 people.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It is very tempting but the price tag is a bit too steep for me. I like the fact that it's actually portable and carryable unlike slinger bag which is the size of a large immigration travel bag big enough to smuggle 2 people.
get a discover card and charge it. you get cash back with no interesrt for a year. after that, it will end up being same price
 

JEDI MASTER

Semi-Pro
It is very tempting but the price tag is a bit too steep for me. I like the fact that it's actually portable and carryable unlike slinger bag which is the size of a large immigration travel bag big enough to smuggle 2 people.
LOL! return it or sell it!
I sold mine after using it for 4hr... my early bird pre-order price was around $900. and I think it has gone up since last spring.
even so.. Proton 100x better machine.
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
LOL! return it or sell it!
I sold mine after using it for 4hr... my early bird pre-order price was around $900. and I think it has gone up since last spring.
even so.. Proton 100x better machine.
I donated that POS Slinger after using it one time. I could have sold it for profit but I didn't feel comfortable selling a "lemon" to somebody else because Karma will get me if I did that. I donated it and got a tax write off.
 

Papa Mango

Semi-Pro
So any news on the next preorder or the release date? I just received my slinger bag yesterday and even tho they advertise it as portable and blah blah blah, it is huge and bulky. Contemplating whether I should return it and get a proton but it is also more than double the price...
Think they might do another sale once they actually ship the machine. As of now first shipments are supposed to be out end of October. So Xmas present!?

LOL! return it or sell it!
I sold mine after using it for 4hr... my early bird pre-order price was around $900. and I think it has gone up since last spring.
even so.. Proton 100x better machine.
I pre ordered in Nov (second pre order window I think) and mine was ~1200.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Think they might do another sale once they actually ship the machine. As of now first shipments are supposed to be out end of October. So Xmas present!?


I pre ordered in Nov (second pre order window I think) and mine was ~1200.
Would the motor burn out faster if you always set it at highest setting feeds at 70 MPH with 3000 RPM ??
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
lol, weren't you a fan of Slinger a mere few weeks ago?
No, that big machine doesn't even fit in my car trunk, you need a SUV to carry that around. Plus it is very limited as to what kind of ball it can feed. I need a machine like hydrogensports that can feed ATP tour or college level balls.
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
LOL! return it or sell it!
I sold mine after using it for 4hr... my early bird pre-order price was around $900. and I think it has gone up since last spring.
even so.. Proton 100x better machine.
Yea, I decided to return it. The customer service at Slinger is very good, I'll give you that. They are allowing me to return it for a full refund without return shipping fees.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yeah, this should work for hardcourts, not sure about clay though.
it should work just as good on clay, as long as it is good quality clay. You may have ton of cleaning up to do though. Try it on red clay and you may not be able to handle those 3000 RPM Rafa Nadal topspin shots coming at you, however.....
 

nek4d

New User
Any plans or news when it will be available for sale in Europe?
Slinger had done a lot of connections with representative companies and direct support to European countries and receives positive comments for that.
When do you believe it will be similar with Proton?
 

JEDI MASTER

Semi-Pro
Any plans or news when it will be available for sale in Europe?
Slinger had done a lot of connections with representative companies and direct support to European countries and receives positive comments for that.
When do you believe it will be similar with Proton?
slinger doesn't come close to the performance of the Proton...

visit the main Proton Thread at:

 

nek4d

New User
slinger doesn't come close to the performance of the Proton...
visit the main Proton Thread at:
Proton doesn't come close to the performance of the Apollo spacecraft. :eek:

(Thanks for the link which I shall check of course, but your reply about performance is totally irrelevant to what I asked about European distributor/representative and support here.
And I asked for a time frame perhaps, not of current status, which is not to be criticized.
You may understand that there is difference if I have to wait for 6 months or maximum a year, than 2-4 years, when it is totally pointless for me to read or write about it now).
 
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