Tecnifibre Ergo Pro ATP Stringer

#1
We are picking up a Tecnifibre Ergo Pro this year (Ergo One last year) however this was for a favor.

I didn’t appreciate the craftsmanship of the Pro until actually seeing and touching the machine. The way things glides across the rails and how strong it feels compared to other stringers. The carbon fiber casing is a great touch, but what really amazed me wa the space for tools. There is a huge 3/4 path for tools vs the Ergo One on the opposite side of the user.

Has anyone used/owned the Ergo Pro to tell me was there any issues that occurs with this machine.

I’ll post some photos after pick up and I do minor cleaning before I deliver.
 

kkm

Professional
#3
We are picking up a Tecnifibre Ergo Pro this year (Ergo One last year) however this was for a favor.

I didn’t appreciate the craftsmanship of the Pro until actually seeing and touching the machine. The way things glides across the rails and how strong it feels compared to other stringers. The carbon fiber casing is a great touch, but what really amazed me wa the space for tools. There is a huge 3/4 path for tools vs the Ergo One on the opposite side of the user.

Has anyone used/owned the Ergo Pro to tell me was there any issues that occurs with this machine.

I’ll post some photos after pick up and I do minor cleaning before I deliver.

I have strung on an Ergo Pro and on an Ergo Touch. The casing isn't carbon fiber.:eek:They've just laid some sort of graphics over the casing to make it look like bare carbon fiber.:DThe clamp bases glide across the rails really easily, and the turntable and mounting are rock-solid. The movable towers are nice. Ergo machines with double-action clamps are fine, but Ergo machines with single-action clamps make it tough to feel whether the string is being crushed, and the Ergo single-action clamps also take a lot of force to open and close. The single-action clamps they had on the TF6000 were better than the single-action clamps they have on some of their Ergo machines. A couple things that annoy me are the way the string enters and exits the pulling jaws, and the button to pull tension being on the base of the machine instead of where the string exits the pulling jaws. I don't like how plasticky the casing is.
 
#4
I have strung on an Ergo Pro and on an Ergo Touch. The casing isn't carbon fiber.:eek:They've just laid some sort of graphics over the casing to make it look like bare carbon fiber.:DThe clamp bases glide across the rails really easily, and the turntable and mounting are rock-solid. The movable towers are nice. Ergo machines with double-action clamps are fine, but Ergo machines with single-action clamps make it tough to feel whether the string is being crushed, and the Ergo single-action clamps also take a lot of force to open and close. The single-action clamps they had on the TF6000 were better than the single-action clamps they have on some of their Ergo machines. A couple things that annoy me are the way the string enters and exits the pulling jaws, and the button to pull tension being on the base of the machine instead of where the string exits the pulling jaws. I don't like how plasticky the casing is.
Thanks for the quic review. I actually like the way the strings guide into the tension head. It has like a small T pole that you guide through the rounded side. The button on the machine vs the tension head is slightly weird but I think it gives you another second to start the tensioner. Some time I slip and hit the trigger while I am guiding my string back but I kno What you’re talking about.

True about the clamps, the one on my Ergo One which was the most recent update made me
Feel that if not tension correctly could crush the strings or ghost it more often.

I am picking it up today so can’t wait to do the break down!
 
#6
Update

We got home a bit late last night, but I managed to string a racquet on the Ergo Pro.

The Pro has got to be the biggest machine in size I worked on. The Baiardo is also large in size didn’t feel as big as the Pro. Working on the Pro is like working on a space ship or driving a Seqouia. I love the space for tools and I was able to keep everything on it plus more. It is a Very solid machine and the turntable almost feel like cast iron. All joints and glides moved freely and smooth. The machine being so solid made it very quiet. I had mention before on the Racket Station that it was very loud from the rails and even activating the tension head. I feel like Tecnifibre has the least acousticial noises. A slight buzz/hum from the machine when activated.




The way to move the mounting pillars is on the pillars itself. It is a twist on top and not from the bottom like other machine that locks the pillars underneath with a screw type knob. I think this is genius and easily functional for stringers. Also the knob to Open/Close the arms are very sleek vs the Ergo One which is a plastic knob.





I think many people already pointed this out and agreed that the single action clamps are soooo old school and you’ll really have to pay attention to the tightness of the clamp so it doesn’t pinch or ghost the strings. It is not the end of the world but I think an upgrade is needed. The Clamp lock are solid and great design with a turning switch.





The body is black with the faux carbon fiber trims which does give it cool points. Felt like the design is very well thought of and made the
Machine more prestigious looking.



The String measure unit below was actually nice and accurate but doubt anyone is going to use it regularly. Maybe to cut out sets or odd lengths.
The count is on the LED screen from the console that you have to navigate to from menu.



The automatic breaks were amazing and really hold the frame steady. You can go from auto to man via menu screen.

I love the actual button that is on the unit so you can punch in the tension vs scrolling on an up & down button. Along with the major buttons needed on a machine such as pre stretching, knots, crosses and speed(1-4 4 being the fastest). However, I was surprised vs the Ergo One this machine doesn’t have a IB/KG button! It is in the menu on the Pro which isn’t a biggie but it could have easily been put on like the Ergo One.





Tension Head has a triangular shaped that seems unnecessarily bulky, but effective. The path through the linear grip catches the string at the end having a little click that secures your string from falling off or derailing. You still need to put pressure on the string to actually get it to grab while pulling tension.



The activator for the tension head is located on the console vs many current machine that activate at the tail trigger. There is a half a second or so delay from activating the trigger and when it pulls... I don’t know how I feel about that yet... I did ask Stephan One of the big timer for Tecnifibre and he said never an issue while on tour and feeling athe button made me felt relieved as it is solid and felt very strong. If it was made from cheap plastic materials I would be more concerned.

The hydraulic Stance is amazing and glides perfectly up and with some pressure down to set it lower. It is well made and very solid. Babolat Racket Station stance is still old school with the screw and you’ll have to lift up with a lot of force or removing stringer to set. The Tecnifibre Stance is basically the ideal standard.

I love the one off switch... It’s large, green and lights up when activated. The power source is easily located next to the switch and a normal 3 prongs plug. Babolat has to do the most and make it under the machine at a weird angle with a skeleton type plug which can be tricky putting in because at the bottom and place on the side you can really see how you are guiding the plug and if you don’t take your time it might bend the skeleton prongs. Small details like that makes a huge difference for the over all user experience.


For a 9K MSRP Machine this is a solid buy for a store front. It has a very modern and sleek look. Very classical beauty to the design. It is made in France so... Being so big it was actually lighter to carry than the Ergo One... Surprised me on that one because it looks like it would the same weight as the Baiardo top console and if you ever set up a Baiardo knows how heavy that machine is to take down.

I wish I could make the ultimate
Machine and pick bits a pieces from the top leading machines, but I would rank this from all the machines we owned.

1. Wilson Baiardo
2. Tecnifibre Ergo Pro
3. Babolat Racket Station
4. Tecnifibre Ergo One
5. Babolat Sensor
6. Babolat Star 5
 
#9
Is that a K mount on the side arms rather than the V mounts?
I wouldn’t say it is a traditional V as the frame sit flat on the bottom side leaving a tapered area where you can guide the string through. Not the best if you have bigger hands as it tighter than many of C or V types.
 
#11
It's not really a diabolo because the string is not meant to be wrapped around it before being fed into the tension jaws.
It is a sort of guide Ike just to offset the straightness a bit. I don’t mind it and some Tour stringer takes them off because I guess they prefer a straight edge
 
#14
This is probably the only machine I'd pay top dollar for.
I'd pay topper of the top dollar though if a machine could weave for me.
I feel like
These prices are really meant for businesses and I feel that’s where the mark up begins. Any time deal with “Professional” items it is always a big bill IMO.

These machines aren’t meant for the masses but you see China making clones and tournament grade machines for half the price...

Mark my word, in the next couple years you’ll see more machines (off brand) making a big hit in the market if these major brand don’t chill on the pricing
 

kkm

Professional
#15
I feel like
These prices are really meant for businesses and I feel that’s where the mark up begins. Any time deal with “Professional” items it is always a big bill IMO.

These machines aren’t meant for the masses but you see China making clones and tournament grade machines for half the price...

Mark my word, in the next couple years you’ll see more machines (off brand) making a big hit in the market if these major brand don’t chill on the pricing
I agree. Pacific seems to think that pricing their machines high will make people want them more, even if they aren’t great machines. IMHO Prince machines are priced too high for what they are. Head’s machine will probably be expensive because of its brand name, and machines including Prince, Head, Gamma, Alpha, and Wilson come out of a few factories in China and Taiwan. One big difference between TF/Yonex/Babolat machines and Prince/Head/Gamma/Alpha/Wilson machines is the quality of the clamps - TF/Yonex/Babolat clamps are much better than Prince/Head/Gamma/Alpha/Wilson clamps.
 
#17
When paying $3500 for Prince vs $9000 for Yonex/Head/Tec/Bab, it all comes down to clamp quality? :rolleyes::eek:
I agree. Pacific seems to think that pricing their machines high will make people want them more, even if they aren’t great machines. IMHO Prince machines are priced too high for what they are. Head’s machine will probably be expensive because of its brand name, and machines including Prince, Head, Gamma, Alpha, and Wilson come out of a few factories in China and Taiwan. One big difference between TF/Yonex/Babolat machines and Prince/Head/Gamma/Alpha/Wilson machines is the quality of the clamps - TF/Yonex/Babolat clamps are much better than Prince/Head/Gamma/Alpha/Wilson clamps.
 
#18
When paying $3500 for Prince vs $9000 for Yonex/Head/Tec/Bab, it all comes down to clamp quality? :rolleyes::eek:
It is the demand hence in another thread. TF, Babolat and Wilson knows that their brand is well known and people are willing to pay top dollars for even a tournament and used machines... I wouldn’t even consider a preowned/tournament Prince, Pacific, Head unless it was more than 50% off... I am in the market of reselling and I find no value on machines that are clones. When we ship to overseas I have yet to be asked do you have any Prince or Head machines... Even the Alpha Ghost 2 are relabel clones from China. I know a manufacture in Main land China who are willing to relabel with whatever for a min of 14 units... from custom labels and decals on a P7000 or Ghost 2 type model. There is a AUS brand doing that... forgot the name but I know they do strings and what not
 
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kkm

Professional
#19
When paying $3500 for Prince vs $9000 for Yonex/Head/Tec/Bab, it all comes down to clamp quality? :rolleyes::eek:
It’s definitely not only a matter of clamp quality.:DBabolat, TF, and Yonex machines’ overall build quality is also much better.
The Prince 7000 is well over $3500 btw, and I would never include the Head machine in the Babolat/TF/Yonex category. The Head machine is a slight variation on the same theme of the Prince/Gamma/Alpha/Wilson machines coming out of the same few factories.
 

kkm

Professional
#20
The mounting systems on the Babolat/TF/Yonex machines are also quite a bit nicer than the mounting systems on the Prince/Head/Gamma/Alpha machines (Wilson is nicer than Prince/Gamma/Alpha but not at Babolat/TF/Yonex level), and the tension head of the Yonex is way ahead of everything else out there.
 
#22
Well we are packing the Ergo Pro up ready for delivery. I definitely respect the craftsmanship on the Ergo Pro and when it comes to the design the French has it on point! Ergo One has shipped also as that was a very light moveable machine. How ever it was more heavier. See you know Albert haha

We are waiting for the next Machine that’s getting shipped hopefully this week. Hoping to do an in depth review and photo for the Baiardo. I know many on this forum has one but it would be nice to have a thread with photo on all the features and options.

Thanks for hanging out!
 
#24
I don’t know that I agree that the tecnifibre, bab, and yonex machines are on such a high level. Especially compared to the Wilson. Same as smitty the Wilson is my favorite machine. Babolat probably makes the best clamps. For machines without hydrolics tecnifibre has the best height adjustable stand I’ve never used a yonex so I don’t have an opinion on them but 8k is a no go for me. I have a ghost as well and for the cheapest electronic constant pull on the market it is absolutely worth the money. No way I would pay what Prince, Dunlop, and head all want for essentially the same machine. I have used a handful of gammas and haven’t found one I actually like yet. I’m not a fan of the button on the machine housing like they and tecnifibre use.
 

Crisp

Professional
#25
It is the demand hence in another thread. TF, Babolat and Wilson knows that their brand is well known and people are willing to pay top dollars for even a tournament and used machines... I wouldn’t even consider a preowned/tournament Prince, Pacific, Head unless it was more than 50% off... I am in the market of reselling and I find no value on machines that are clones. When we ship to overseas I have yet to be asked do you have any Prince or Head machines... Even the Alpha Ghost 2 are relabel clones from China. I know a manufacture in Main land China who are willing to relabel with whatever for a min of 14 units... from custom labels and decals on a P7000 or Ghost 2 type model. There is a AUS brand doing that... forgot the name but I know they do strings and what not
Spinfire is the brand you are thinking of I believe
 
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