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Thread: Stringing Machines
12-16-2006, 05:35 PM #1
I'm just wondering if there's actually stores near vancouver b.c. that you can order your machine or actually buy it at there?? OR do I have to buy it online?
12-16-2006, 06:03 PM #2Originally Posted by azn_123
12-16-2006, 07:25 PM #3
You have to ask yourself the amount of money you are willing to spend. And as per Cooler's advice, you have to deal mainly online or over the phone.
Originally Posted by azn_123
12-16-2006, 08:19 PM #4
12-16-2006, 10:37 PM #5Originally Posted by Pete LSD
12-16-2006, 11:25 PM #6
I see..I don't like ordering online it always feels unsafe like ebay.
12-17-2006, 02:54 AM #7
When you look for purchasing, the money counts. Ie. differnece in terms of quality and reliability looking at a cheap machine and a machine which costs $1000 dollars and above.
If you talk to Gary at Tad's, his Prince Neo is worth about $1000 dollars. The advantage in this case with this machine is that Prince does have a dealer in Surrey or Surrey (I forgot) so, if the machine needs to be maintainance or repair, the dealer is close by.
Last edited by Matt; 12-17-2006 at 03:08 AM.
12-17-2006, 03:58 AM #8
1 stringing machine is very expensive
12-17-2006, 11:26 AM #9Originally Posted by Matt
12-17-2006, 01:22 PM #10
Yeah, the Prince Neo 1000 machine normally near the entrance on the right hand side when you enter the store, the crank machine.
The machines on the left of the store are the the electronic tention pull machines. One is Prince and the other is Babolat I believe it is. However those are worth like 3 times as much.
The budget it too low to be honest. Problem with cheap machines is that when you string the tention is unreliable. A real example is that you have to set the machine tention signifianctly higher to achieve an equivalent tention on a quality machine machine which can do it at a lower tention which is accurate. Also sometimes the racket can look like it's going to break on the cheap machien for the same reason.
You might want to talk to Gary, he's got good advise regarding string machines.
Last edited by Matt; 12-17-2006 at 01:26 PM.
12-17-2006, 02:11 PM #11
I'm just interested as to why you are wanting a stringing machine.
I've never heard of an athlete getting one who wasn't associated with a pro shop or stringing for friends as a side job. So I'm interested as to your motivation.
12-17-2006, 04:07 PM #12Originally Posted by azn_123
It has a 6 point mounting system and sptennis is a very reputable company. You can also read the stringing instruction on their web site which is in PDF format. Just do a search on this web site and see some feedback on the above machine.
12-17-2006, 05:05 PM #13
Ouch, definately wouldn't recommend that machine. Look at what its got.
12-18-2006, 05:37 AM #14
go for the eagnas st-250.
12-18-2006, 08:59 AM #15Originally Posted by KooGuy
I also notice that sptennis has a page with rather negative comments about Eagnas. Would someone be able to shed more light on the matter?
12-18-2006, 09:16 AM #16Originally Posted by tkteo
I also have a 2 point Gamma ATS machine for travel, but I wish I got that one (sptennis) since most of my rackets need to be strung around 24-26lbs. I ended up modified the machine to pseudo 6 points like sptennis. Just peace of mind when stringing expensive rackets.
The sptennis machine also came with better clamps (metal) unlike plastics clamps like others.
Last edited by KooGuy; 12-18-2006 at 09:26 AM.
12-18-2006, 10:29 AM #17Originally Posted by Matt
The main factor in string progress is the stringer's skill but not how many fancy features a machine can offer. A crafty and experienced stringer can do a decent job (usually lower 20 lbs range) even without a machine. A careless person can break every single racket he works on, even if you gave him the most expensive machine in the world.
Personally, my string machine only cost me USD$170 (including shipping within US), and served me well for more than 4 years, and I did 300-500 rackets without breaking any. I know some luck factors also get involved, but all I try to say is, a well made drop weight machine is way good enough for most of club players' need.
And I don't get it why you claim cheaper machine always need to go higher than the targetted tension. If you using crank machine (regardless price), you need to calibrate it on a regular basis. If you have a drop weight machine, unless you damage the weight (or 1 day gravity changes ), you will always get the consistant result, if you do the job right.
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