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Prince NEOS 1000 Stringing Machine Customer feedback

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Comments: I have owned a Neos 1000 for over 5 years without a problem. I could use some new rubber on the throat risers. This is a great machine. I took it apart and put it in my car daily since I teach tennis quite far from where I live. I put the tension head in a separate case but everything else just in the back. It is rugged and dependable. After tiring of this practice I bought a Babolat 5 Star for at home. I like the 5 Star better, especially the swivel clamps, but it is 4k. My glide bars do not move as easily as when it was new but consider what I put it through. You can not go wrong with the Neos. I will post again when I get the parts I need.
From:Pat, 4/14

Comments: I have had this machine for about 5 years now and I have never had a problem with it until today. When I am pulling back the tension for my specific tension, it never locks and just keeps going until the clamps eventually fail. I am stringing at 62 pounds and this problem is occuring. If i was to string at 40 pounds this problem doesnt happen. This is very frustrating to me. Does anybody know what the problem is and can help me out?
From:Ian, 8/13

Comments: My friend taught me how to string on a Prince Neos 1000 and it is a great machine. It's easy to learn on and very accurate with its tension settings. Prince makes quality stringers, as the one I learned on is at least 10 years old and will easily string for another 10 years without a problem. Cheaper stringers will not be as durable, and this classic is hard to beat.
From:Joplin, 10/12

Comments: I've had my Neos 1000 over 4 years with no problems, strings great, its a hoot and life is good!
From:Kacy, 3/12

Comments: I have never strung a tennis racquet before and I felt like I now have a good grasp of it. This machine is very solid and easy to use and I just think it would be a great choice if you were looking for a solid stringing machine.
From:Anon, 10/11

Comments: This type machine has been around for ages. I have an old Wynn stringer that is what I call an Ekta- clone like this one. They are great and durable. You can get the electric ones for tons more but why bother. These are accurate and don't need juice.
From:Kim, Stuart, FL, USA, 01/11

Comments: I have strung on several platforms including drop-weight and electric, and this is by far the best. I am a high volume racquet technician (stringing 10+ racquets per day) and I wouldn't have any other machine. Don't be fooled by the expensive bells and whistles of the electric machines!
From:Patrick, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 6/09

Comments: The exact same stringer that strung my racquets in high school back in 1988 is still in service at the tennis club I play at. It is labeled as the Ektelon H model, but it is the same stringer as this new Prince model. For 20 years that machine has endured and it is still accurate!
From:David, NH, USA, 12/08

Comments: Excellent machine, so easy to string with; sometimes I have to do 2 frames just to get my fix. Unless you string 12 or more frames a day I recommend getting this baby. Easy, accurate,very durable. To tell you the truth I miss my other machine, this one is too easy, 20-25 min per job without even trying. Cheers.
From:M.Algarin, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 9/08

Comments: Stringing does not get simpler than this. Professional results are easy to obtain. The price is fair and the machine is virtually indestructible. After a few years, I added an electronic tensioning device from Wise, but that mainly adds convenience and makes it easier to match tension when a customer has been getting his stick strung on an electronic machine. You cannot go wrong with this machine, because if you decide to re-sell it, it will sell very quickly. Unless you string for a living, you will not outgrow this machine.
From:Anonymous, 12/06

Comments: The comments listed on this page are 100% correct! This machine is nothing but great. It's easy to clamp the racquet. It's easy to pull the string. It's possible to string a racquet in 15 minutes with minimal effort. If you have any ideas about stringing, please don't buy anything else but this machine. I've strung on tabletop models for about 10 years. Tabletop models are slower, much slower, and arduous. Plus, you never real know if you are pulling the string at the correct tension every time. With the prince you'll not have that problem. This machine is the best. It's a joy to string a racquet. Make sure to buy a calibrator with it. It's very necessary and worth it. Every time you move the machine, or just every so often, calibrate just to make sure the tension is correct. Mine was off by about 5lbs, which is normal, glad I had a calibrator. This machine is perfect, absolutely perfect.
From:Brian, New Jersey 06/06

Comments: This is the best manual machine you can buy. Much better than the alpha/gamma machines, the clamping system is very secure and doesn't get in the way like the 6 point systems. Accurate to the core! This is a pro/shop quality machine. Don't waste money on other inferior models.
From:Tip M., L.A, U.S.A 04/06

Comments: This is the best stringer in the world. It works so easily. I am a professional string and now I can string in about 12 minutes.
From:Annonymous, India 04/06

Comments: I love this machine! The clamps hold the racquet very nicely and always keep my stick secure. I have nothing but compliments for this device because it works a lot better than the previous ones I have.

Comments: NOT BAD! A solid stringing machine with good features. Sadly it only has 2 point mounting which was ok when these machines were first manufactured but if you plan on stringing any of today's lighter weight frames that are known to be brittle, a 6 point mounting system would be a better choice. The actual mounting system in place is easy to use but after time it doesn't seem to hold the frames down as securely, if you don't replace the dog kits often enough.
From:Erik, Dalton GA USA 07/05

Comments: I've been stringing with the Neos for 4 years now, and never once has it let me down, by far the best machine for a small business, or just to have and use for recreation.
From:Drew, Wheaton, Il, US 06/05

Comments: After studying each stringer and reading reviews, I went with the Prince NEOS 1000. This machine and the previous model (H) have developed a great reputation over the decades. The thing I like is that it does not have electronics that could potentially go bad down the road. Another huge positive is that the NEOS 1000 is as solid as a tank. This is a professional stringer not a toy like other stringers. So far, I have strung about 30 racquets and I don't regret my decision at all.
From:Timothy Robins, Boston, MA, USA. 01/05

Comments: This is an excellent stringer. I used to use a drop weight table top model, and it wasn't accurate, and it took me almost an hour to string a frame. Since I've been using this machine, my stringing has been much more accurate, and I can string a frame in 20 or less minutes! An excellent stringer
From:Curt, Macon, GA, USA. 7/04

Comments: I have had this machine for a year and it is been the best stringer. You will not regret buying this. All of the components are so easy to access that it will act as if you are stringing with an automatic stringer. When I first started I wanted something easy and that is what I got. You will essentially never have to check the calibration, because it is always on the dot. If I were to be looking in this range of stringing machines I would most definitely choose this one over any others.
From:Addison, Charlotte, NC, USA. 1/04

Comments: I've had this machine for four years now, and it still works as well as it did when I got it (and I got it used). I've strung over 200 racquets, and couldn't be happier with the purchase. It is more accurate than any table top, and is very easy to use. Stringing a racquet in under 20 minutes is now no problem. It is definitely worth the money. DO NOT BUY A TABLE TOP MACHINE. This is the second best stringer on the market today, the other being the more expensive, electric Neos machine.
From:Luke, Spokane, WA, USA. 10/03

Comments: This is one great value. Very sturdy machine built to last. Speed is the key and mounting and stringing go fast. I check the calibration every six months or so and it is dead on.
From:Greg, Fresno, CA, USA. 9/03

Comments: If you're serious about your tennis, do not mess around with a table top - buy a NEOS 1000. The greatest asset of the machine is consistent stringing tension _ same result every time. This is ideal for the player with multiple frames.
From:Mark, Seattle, WA, USA. 8/03

Comments: I'm a tennis coach and recently bought this machine so that I could string racquets for both myself and my clients. After one week of use and 10 strung racquets, I to, highly recommend this stringing machine. It is very easy to use, very accurate out of the box, and is a sturdy, high quality piece of equipment. If you intend on stringing at least 30 racquets a year, I would invest the money into this machine. You won't be disappointed.
From:Marcus, Edison, NJ, USA. 7/03

Comments: I have the machine and it's the best. I can get the job done easily and it's easy to change the clamps so you can do the cross strings.
From:Max, Andover, MA, USA. 5/03

Comments: I thought the machine was great. I've had it for four years and it still strings great. I hope you will try it.
From:Nick, Knoxville, TN, USA. 4/03

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* Next time I use the string end holder and make note about it. Just a feedback to you that I did several stringing this week with the traveler machine and I find it really fantastic. Simple, fast and stable racquet fixing together with very reliable flying clamps and constant pull !

  • I feel that the stringer is very sturdy, and my first time using flying clamps. Glad I got the Triple and Double combination.
  • Gisteren heb ik de bespan machine ontvangen waarvoor mijn dank; ziet er geweldig fraai uit.

In English: Yesterday I received the stringing bespan machine for which my thanks; looks great.

  • I have successfully strung 5 racquets and would like to give my brief feedback.

Stringing was real pleasure, your clamps are amazing. I’m really happy with the machine.

  • French agent: All 5 clients are pleased with their new machine, me too !!!

Thanks Fred, a great job mate.

  • Prettig bespannen op de traveler. En je kunt mooi zuinig bespannen het spanmechanisme zit dicht bij het racket.

In English: Pleasantly stringing on the traveler. And you can string economically the tensioner is close to the racket.

*As I mentioned to John, I think this portable machine will be an excellent solution for a multitude of players and racket stringers, it’s a truly great concept.

I can envision customers purchasing this machine not only for travel but for home as well, it’s just a great marriage of efficiency, functionality and precision at an affordable price.


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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Originally Posted by SC in MA
My understanding is there is some drawback with both the double action and single action clamps, with a bit more drawback with the single action. However, any drawback is taken up by the next pull so I personally think drawback is a non-issue, though I believe others think it is. This was a hot topic in the past. Do a search for more details.

Yep, there is a slight amount of drawback, I think this would be eliminated if the clamp jaw/heads were machined, they look to be cast or something similar. The way they fit onto the base shaft is fairly loose for something that expensive. This is not to say the clamps are not good, IMO they are of excellent quality, but the drawback is noticeable. I don’t mind much, though, since as has been said, the drawback is pulled out in the next pull. The only time this will matter is on the last string before tie off.

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As far as price, i think anything around $700 is an excellent price. The constant pull (and the consistency of the said constant pull) is simply amazing. It’s hard to really understand what one means by it until you’ve strung with one. I just have the utmost confidence in my machine.

One major gripe (ok, two) i have is/are: Lack of 360 degree rotation (I miss it really, really bad). There have been people who modify their machines to “enable” 360 degree rotation, but i think you have to store the tensioner down, in which case you lose the convenience of the clam shell jaw.

The other gripe i have is that there is no turn table brake. This seems like it would be easy to implement, but sadly enough, there is none. This is almost a requirement to string O3 style racquets… (I don’t like the boomerang tool).

Hope this helps.

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Laserfibre MS200TT DA

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Join Date: May 2004
Location: East of the Mississippi
Posts: 27
Laserfibre MS200 DX?
LaserFibre not as popular? On what are you basing your comments?
More expensive? Maybe price is SUBJECTIVE rather than OBJECTIVE. You get what you pay for. A machine which is constructed to exacting tolerances and performs at a near pro level WILL cost more. The cheap machines that are from the orient are just that, CHEAP. But at what price? Crack a few frames on those pieces of junk and you can then decide which machine is “cheaper”!
If you’re serious about your game and need to “invest” in it, then buy the “best” machine you can. Why compromise?
Comparing a constant pull machine to a static pull, or as Power Game refers to them, crank, is a mistake. There is no static pull machine that can compare with the consistency of a constant pull machine. PEROID!
Be sure you check out mounting systems. If the frame cannot be supported properly, you will do damage the frame due to distortion. This will effectively reduce the life and performance of the racquet.
Stringing is not rocket science, BUT you need to understand the physics that dictate the forces that will effect the final outcome.

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Totally agree, it’s because of the price. At its price point you can go electronic and get all the bells and whistles and “wow” factor.

Michael Chaho, however, prefers the MS200DX in this prince point he said because he thinks the mounting system is better for the frame albeit a bit slower (I agree, though 6 pt. is perfectly fine too) and also most imporantly because he likes the feeling of total control he has over the tensioning on the DX, I’m guessing because the pedal is pressure sensititve, whereas with an electronic machine the instant you tape that pedal or that button, that’s it, you no longer have any control over the string or the sensation of tensioning.

I think the DX would be great for when those grommets pop out on the last main strings or when securing the starting knot on the first cross string.

All in all, I would seriously consider the DX over the electronic options in this range, simply because once you become a believer in the Laserbire mounting system, it’s hard to give it up. Also, because I like that it doesn’t requie electricity and has a clean, uncluttered look in the room, and the pressure-sensitive foot pedal. I also love the clamshell gripper design, never any worries about slipping and it’s so gentle on every kind of string. What I don’t like about the DX is that it has no option for machine pre-stretch and that angle/height at which the string is pulled varies a little each time as the “sensory jaw” adusts to the slack in the string. I don’t know how much of a difference this will make coming out of the grommet, but my sense is that it would make a slight difference. The height at which the string is pulled with the sensory jaw can very as much as an inch or so from what I recall the last time I checked.

BTW, if I were a shop; I’d lean toward electronic just in case someone requests machine prestretch and because people tend to be impressed by anything that is digital, beeps, and talks smart like Kit the computerized car with feelings.

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Join Date: Sep 2004
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Get it…if money is not an issue for you , this machine would definitely worth every penny. I had it for 4 months now and love it. I have the single action clamps also. I figured, if I have already spend tons of money on this bad boy, I might as well go for the best. Regarding performance – it took me almost an hour on my first string job because I wasn’t use to have the foot pedal as the tensioner. Now it took me less than 30 min. to string one racquet. The tension is so accurate and consistent. Single action clamps is very helpful if you’re first time stringer. You can definitely get your investment back in no time if you string for other as well.
Ang again, go with the single action clamps because it will last you for a while. Personally I think the double action don’t look too good on the DX. Single action just give it a much more professional feel and look.

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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 38
MS 200DX Should I?
Started looking for a quality crank + Wise after I got a tip from Gaines Hillix. I started looking for the Neos 1000, but changed my mind to the Alpha Apex. Problem is (1) it is hard to find Alpha in Europe, and (2) there are no distributors of the Wise head. So, I am now about to order a Stringway MS200 (LF MS200DX in US), the one with the foot pedal operation. I have read through tons of posts regarding LF machines, and it seems to be a nice product, BUT…a lot of the LF advocates remind me of Apple Macintosh followers, so I am not really sure what to think. Anyway, I have almost decided to buy the Stringway and was wondering if you have any comments before I hand over my credit card details to Stringway. Also, any tips, good-to-know’s, about this machine.
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01-26-2005, 06:24 AM

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 294
For hassle free, safe, constitent stringing for years to come, I cant imagine how the MS200 could disappoint you. I have the MS200TT DA – and my friend has the MS200DX SA. They have the same mounting system and clamp options. The only real difference is the tensioning mechanism. Word on the street is that the foot actuated system is somewhat faster than the drop weight. I would personnally not spring (no pun intended) for the extra cash required to own the DX over the TT. If I were spending $1500 on a stringing machine though – the DX would be at the top of my list.

Ten year warranty, totally safe mounting system (albeit probably not as quick as a NEOS), great clamps, and an always reliable tensioning system (with hands free tensioning on the DX). All that adds up to very consistent results – and that is what stringing is all about.

A while back – somebody posted a total dislike of the machine – in favor of a NEOS, if I recall correctly. I cant remember his name. When he did, I asked my friend with the DX if he would prefer the NEOS over his DX (he has stung on both) and he looked at me as if I were nuts.

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I have the Laserfibre MS200DX stringing machine. I’ve been stringing for over 20 years using a variety of machines from the old cheap Tremont, various drop-weights and crank systems, and electronic Prince and Babolat machines. In my opinion the Laserfibre MS200DX is right there near the top in terms of the best stringing machine.

If you have any questions on your MS200DX please post a message and I’ll be happy to answer. You could also call Tim Sullivan at Laserfibre. Tim is an A+ rep who is always more than happy to chat.


Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
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Laserfibre for these reasons:

1)Simply the fastest machine I ever worked on (I own a Sensor).
2)10 year warranty
3)direct mount..more working room than a 6 pt mount
4)no electricity needed for direct pull

Would prefer single action clamps to dual action…they are faster.

Despite some of the criticisms people have had on their service, My dealings with Tim over the years have been beyond reproach…


07-16-2006, 10:55 PM

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
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Originally Posted by RacquetDoctor
Laserfibre for these reasons:

1)Simply the fastest machine I ever worked on (I own a Sensor).
2)10 year warranty
3)direct mount..more working room than a 6 pt mount
4)no electricity needed for direct pull


Would prefer single action clamps to dual action…they are faster.

Despite some of the criticisms people have had on their service, My dealings with Tim over the years have been beyond reproach…


Thanks for sharing your experience/feedback Mark. Compared to the Sensor, what’s the big difference(negativeness) about the DX? Have you had the chance to try the DA clamps? I’ve read on this thread that SA has drawbacks but is it not true? Can you also tell me more about the Direct Mount…how is it different from other mounts? Lastly, are there a big difference in the string job done with your Sensor and MS200DX?


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07-18-2006, 12:37 PM

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LaserFiber MS200DX (upright model) is catching up! I heard that it’s one of the fastest machine from some of the members here but if anyone has strung with both the DA and SA clamps and can tell me which one they liked with reason, that’ll be helpful. Reading the past posting, it seems like people like the DA better because it has less drawback compared to the SA but is that really true? I know that guy at LF, Txm uses SA and TxD uses DA.

07-18-2006, 12:43 PM

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I have two LF machines (MS200TT and MS200Tour Pro (DX predecessor). One has DA (TT) – one has SA (Tour Pro). I would spend the extra money on the SA. The amount of drawback is indistinguishable on my two machines. The SA clamps might be the coolest clamps ever. But then again – they might not be. How would I know?

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I’ve been using my MS200TT for over 5 years now, never experienced racket head distortion. Make sure that the main mounting brakets are tight, and that they are snug against the frame. The frame mounts should also be tight enough so that the racket does not move in the mount. I use to have an Alpha Prioneer 2 point mount and had some issues with the frame distorting, but never with the Laserfibre.