Very much anticipated, my new Tecnifibre Ergo One

beepee1972

Rookie
The machine was delivered from Tecnifibre to my supplier yesterday, and now I am really anxious to get my hands on it. It will be a nice update for me, one I can use for many years to come (actually, if all goes well, I don't think I will ever need another one). It also means saying goodbye to my Stringway, which has served me well for the last 6 years!

Unfortunately, it will have to wait til next week before I can go and pick it up. Will keep you posted with some pics as well, once I have it.
 

beepee1972

Rookie
oe la la....... picked it up last Monday and had my first racquet on it today... what a pleasure indeed! Machine has no fancy stuff, but everything for a comfortable and precise string job (prestretch, tie off, pulling speed, under tension for crosses). Have I mentioned the adjustable floor stand already. You can adjust the height of this machine very easily! And very impressive clamps. So, after 1 racquet ;-) I am very happy..... Many more to come





 

10shoe

Professional
A closeup of "whatever that is replacing the diablo", please.

Nice looking clamps too. Rollers or cams?
 
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beepee1972

Rookie
I have taken some extra photo's. The diabolo is actually just a guide, which helps aligning the string to the gripper. It is up to you to put the string around the back or front (see pictures). Some close ups of the clamps are enclosed too.







 

beepee1972

Rookie
If that ‘diabolo’ is used as an alignment guide it is doing a poor job.
Not really, but I wasn't actually stringing, so this was just to show how the string is guided. No pulling force was used during the picture. It certainly does a goed job of aligning the string (though it may not seem so from this picture)!
 

lwto

Hall of Fame
...wait, so you have to twist the string around and above the diablo to fit the gripper?
 

10shoe

Professional
@beepee1972

Thanks for the closeup of the thingee replacing the diabolo. I guess they figure the gripper is long enough there is no worry of string crushing.

Still wondering: Do the string clamps have rollers?
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.

At 3:07 of 3:24, you can see the string being fed alongside the diabolo as indicated by @beepee1972. Every search I did for the Ergo1 indicated the diabolo was part of tension head assembly. By the way, the video referenced is a Tecnifibre video.
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
picked it up last Monday and had my first racquet on it today.
What were you doing in between? Admiring the beauty of it? :love:

Curious - would it be possible to use it as a table top? Having seen the video of it being built up, I can't decide whether the bar would be too narrow to be stable if it weren't screwed to the stand.
 

beepee1972

Rookie
Curious - would it be possible to use it as a table top? Having seen the video of it being built up, I can't decide whether the bar would be too narrow to be stable if it weren't screwed to the stand.
I haven’t tried yet, but if I am informed correctly, ypu certainly can use it as a table top. Besides the bar, you also have rubber supports underneath the motor and turntable part, sort of short rubber legs....
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame

At 3:07 of 3:24, you can see the string being fed alongside the diabolo as indicated by @beepee1972. Every search I did for the Ergo1 indicated the diabolo was part of tension head assembly. By the way, the video referenced is a Tecnifibre video.
It's a good thing l am fluent in French, German and Japanese so l knew what they were saying!
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
Well, don't hold out......translate man translate!
Ok, would you like me to translate them each into a different language? French to Ferengi, German to Russian, Japanese to Native American Indian?
(Note, I'm a bit rusty on my Ferengi... haven't used it in a few years since I tore my costume, I mean, uniform)
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
Ok, would you like me to translate them each into a different language? French to Ferengi, German to Russian, Japanese to Native American Indian?
(Note, I'm a bit rusty on my Ferengi... haven't used it in a few years since I tore my costume, I mean, uniform)
One of my best friends from grade school is pretty much the world's leading authority on Klingon, but I doubt he knows much Ferengi.
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
One of my best friends from grade school is pretty much the world's leading authority on Klingon, but I doubt he knows much Ferengi.
Ahh... Klingon is very difficult. I cannot physically make all the appropriate sounds to speak it accurately. For example, when I try to say the word "beer/ale" in Klingon, as hard as I try it comes out as "toilet". Causes a lot of confusion for me at Klingon rave parties.
 

beepee1972

Rookie
And some more pics for those who are interested..... Really enjoying this machine, very easy to use and comfortable.







 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
@Jaehwan you’re not going to like the answer you get compared to the Baiardo, the Ergo One cost more.

EDIT: I’m talking about the Baiardo with all the bells and whistles not the newer light version.
 

beepee1972

Rookie
The weight... no idea, sturdy as a rock, but still manageable for transport. Somewhere on the TF website, you can find a leaflet with some specs, als the weight of the different parts. Tensioner: yes, you can hear it, but it is not very loud. No beeps / bleeps after pulling or pushing the dials, and that's also great
 

MathieuR

Professional
@beepee1972 , some questions:
- why this specific machine? (It's beautifull, no doubt)
- what is the drawback of the clamps?
- do you recover the drawback with the next stringpull? (especially when stringing crosses)
- how easy is the linear gripper? Do you need 2 hands to clamp the string?
 

beepee1972

Rookie
- why this specific machine? (It's beautifull, no doubt)
- what is the drawback of the clamps?
- do you recover the drawback with the next stringpull? (especially when stringing crosses)
- how easy is the linear gripper? Do you need 2 hands to clamp the string?
Hi Mathieu, see below:
- chosen this machine mainly on advice of the shop owner where I buy all my stuff. Wanted a electric machine, constant pull, table that can be blocked, and capable of stringing all racquet types (badminton, squash, tennis) without too much changes. On a stand, which should be adjustable in heigt. And a turn table that can be fixed (Prince O-port racquets)
- no drawback of the clamps, not sure what you mean? Absolutely love them. I reckon you mean my mentioning it in the direct message? ( I meant my old machine in that message)
- lineair gripper is great as well, works really easy once you get the hang of it. You can both align the string over the back or front of the vertical diabolo, and you can just put the string in the gripper and push the tension button. Really comfortable![/USER]
 
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