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Goodbye Crank and Hello Constant Pull (Wise 2086 aka Tennis Head)

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by DinkAlot, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. DinkAlot

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    Received the Wise 2086 Professional Tennis Head about 30 minutes ago...

    ...stringing will never be the same for the panda. :D

    A complete review after I string 10-20 rackets...

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    wow that looks like an awsome machine, how much would something like that cost about?
     
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    OoO shiny new panda toys :)
     
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    The Wise 2086 is $500 + shipping. You can check it out here: www.tennishead.com.

    I just strung two rackets with it and I have to say:

    Panda will NEVER go back to crank.
    Electronic constant pull rules! :D

    I may YouTube the disparity in tension loss/gain from just moving the string or racket slightly. I started experimenting and it's really interesting to see how much you can alter the string tension just from minor movements.

    Now I see, firsthand, how if one is not consistent with a crank machine the tension can be off significantly.
     
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    "Ooooooo shiiiiiiiiiiney!" :D:D:D
     
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    Great GrandMaster SH,

    You will envy the WISE HEAD!
     
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    just $500 for it wow that seems pretty cheap actually and for a good machine too that deffinetly is worth it. Well will wait to hear more of what you have to say about it first though.
     
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    Just to clarify, the Tennis Head was $500. The stringing machine itself was $500+.
     
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    On a sidenote: :p...why was my post moved to "Stringing Techniques"? It's "Badminton Equipment". :D
     
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    So it's a combination of the Tennis head and machine? Equalling $1000?
     
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    Add about $200 for tax/shipping/stringing tools, etc...
     
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    ah alright that makes more sense now i was a little confused there for a second on it. not exactly cheap anymore.
     
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    I am waiting for the Alpha machine our pro shop ordered to come in next week. Will show the sexy pictures when it is ass-embled...
     
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    Which Alpha machine?

     
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    Go crank machines!! I still prefer my rackets to be done on crank! Saves electricity, time and money! ^.^
     
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    Tell that to the tennis customers :D:p.

     
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    Not for this panda. ECP (Electronic Constant Pull) does a way better job stringing. If string tension and consistency doesn't matter much for you, then go crank. But if you do notice differences and/or are more passionate about string tension and its accuracy, ECP is the way to go.
     
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    Wish the TENNIS HEAD offers a set of thicker gripper plates for badminton strings.
     
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    String tension and consistancy if fine for cranks. Unless one has those low ends, then yeah, those will pose a problem but not for high-ends. I've got it done on ECP too, but prefer cranks anyways. One reason is, I don't like overstretch/pre-stretch.

    If one does a blind-fold A/B test, no one can tell which one it has been done on, using tension equivalency on both units.
     
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    I do not agree with this statement. I can tell if there is a difference between a CP and a non-adjusted crank string job.

     

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