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05-11-2006, 01:11 PM #1
I saw this stringing machine on Eagnas's web site for $219US. Anyone has experience buying this unit and have it ship to Toronto, Canada? What is the estimated brokerage/duty charges?
05-11-2006, 02:50 PM #2
I had one sent to me a few years back (I had it sent to my work in Ingersoll). I asked that it be sent by usps and they marked it somthing like professional sample. I did not have to pay any duties or taxes and the post office handles the brokerage for $5. I does take quite a while to get to me, I think around 5 weeks.
05-12-2006, 10:06 AM #3
Thanks for the info. How is the machine so far in terms of quality and stringing jobs? I kind of hesitate to buy it because of the low price but would like some opinion from someone who has used it for a while.
05-12-2006, 11:44 AM #4Originally Posted by KooGuy
05-12-2006, 01:19 PM #5
Hmmm...racheting problem and potentially need some sort of screw down piece. Just wondering how you add the screw down piece? You have some pictures available. Thanks again.
05-12-2006, 02:28 PM #6Originally Posted by KooGuy
05-17-2006, 11:13 AM #7
Thanks for the info. I'll take the risk and get this one when I go down to US next month. By the way where do you play badminton in Ontario?
05-17-2006, 03:30 PM #8Originally Posted by KooGuy
06-19-2006, 12:57 PM #9
I got my Flex 740 over the weekend. The machine is not bad, everything works, no issue with the racheting part but not that efficient when compare to Gamma's. For $219US, I think the machine is a bargain! However, my main purpose is to get the Flex 740 to retrofit my foot-pedal drop weight system which is more efficient than most drop weight system out there. I did the conversion and it works well but will need some improvement to make it looks better.
I'll upload a picture when completed.
06-22-2006, 10:18 AM #10
Here are some pictures...sorry the picture didn't come out.
06-22-2006, 10:59 AM #11
06-23-2006, 12:03 PM #12
What is the advantage the retrofit foot-pedal over drop-weight system?
06-29-2006, 10:54 AM #13Originally Posted by Alexccs
1. My drop-weight system has no spring to break, all mechanical compare to others (LaserFibre is an exception) which use a spring.
2. More efficient/speed in stringing using foot pedal since my hands are free.
3. At most 2 drops are required to get the level horizontal. Only one drop is required towards the side of the rackets.
I have that machine for more than 20 years and in terms of maintenace, just a little WD40 is required or may be a fresh coat of paint. It will out last me for sure or may be my grandchildren...
Last edited by KooGuy; 06-29-2006 at 10:57 AM.
06-27-2007, 09:15 PM #14
can you re-up the pics? im very interested in the flex 740. hows it holding up?
07-02-2007, 08:23 PM #15
You should be able to browse all the pictures...
I strung lots of rackets with that modifications and piece of mind especially > 26lbs with 6 points mounting system.
By wwest in forum Badminton Stringing Techniques & ToolsReplies: 17: 02-25-2006, 04:50 PM