Topseed Pro v3 tennis ball machine?

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  1. sredna42

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    Does anyone know anything about these Topseed tennis ball machines that are available here in Australia?

    They look good, have a professional website, yet I cannot find find any reviews about them or any information that isn't just marketing.

    Same features as the Spinfire Pro2 but for $1000 less[​IMG]

    https://www.topseedsports.com.au

    Would really like to hear the experiences anyone who has bought one has had with it

    I'd like to get one but am loath to drop 2000 on something I can't get any feedback or reviews on
     
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  2. sredna42

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    Anyone?

    Surely someone has tried one of these things?
     
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  3. Yoneyama

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    Did you end up finding anything about it? I am in the market too and the Topseed looks very appealing.
     
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    Do NOT buy this machine, it is a COMPLETE piece of chit, I got ripped off $2k AU.
    There's no control panel on the actual machine, you can only operate it via a remote control, which is the same quality as something from a reject shop, and if the remote breaks, then it is almost 200 for a new one. AND if you have no remote, then the machine is basically a lump that you can't use.

    The seller can't even advise you on how to operate the machine. They couldn't even give me the settings on how to make it produce a lob. Of ANY sort. The word "lob" isn't even mentioned in the worthless "basic operations" pamphlet that comes with it, despite the machine being advertised as being able to shoot lobs.

    It is really only useful as a fixed point ball machine, or maybe for the fh/bh function, but that is about it. It shouldn't cost any more than $500 or less. But even then I wouldn't buy it because it only has a remote control interface.

    I could go on, but it is without doubt the single worst purchase I have made in my life (aside from the BMW e323i) if I had the energy and time I would go to consumer affairs to get my money back, as the thing does not perform as advertised WHATsoever,, and is almost not fit for purpose.

    Even my coach who has used pretty much every machine there is couldn't get it working. The thing was just shooting balls at random at one point.

    The company that sells them just gets them in boxes from china, then resells them to, and don't seem to have any idea about their own product. It is just a rebadged "siboasi" machine from ali baba, so IOW, cheap chinese crap.

    It is marketed as an alternative to the spinfire pro 2 or Lobster Elite 5 (?) in terms of features, which is just utterly laughable.

    I wouldn't even be able to sell it to anyone with a clear conscience it is that bad.

    For the same money I would buy a spinfire pro, if you want new. But would recommend waiting until you see a 2nd hand good condition spinfire pro 2 or Lobster on the bay, or gumtree. Or even a tennis tutor.

    spinshot-sports.com have an intersting looking machine that allows you to use your smartphone as the remote, and plot out ball delivery/workouts.

    Do not lose $2000+ on a piece of ali baba chinese crap like I did though.
     
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  5. Yoneyama

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    I am sorry that you had to be the first to find this out mate!! But thankyou for saving me and probably others a lot of money!
     
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