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Holabird Sports


Gamma 8500 ELS
Gamma 8500 ELS

Evaluations of the Gamma 8500 ELS:

machine owner, January 20, 2005:

   Place of purchase: Hong Kong

   Date of purchase: 12/2004

   Warranty: 1 year

   Price: $3500

   Equipment:

Electronic constant pull, 6 point support, 2 fixed clamps, floor stand

   Experiences:

According to USRSA bench mark test on a Wilson PS Classic 6.1 Midplus: Prince Synthetic Gut Original 16 gold / 60 lbs / constant pulling. String bed stiffness result: 78 rdc by Babolat Racquet Diagnostic Centre (I own a Babolat RDC myself). All machines were well calibrated before stringing. My Gamma Progression ES II result: String bed stiffness 78 rdc, my Babolat Sensor result: 80 rdc, my Price NEOS 3000 result: 81 rdc. My new bought Gamma 8500 ELS result: only 68 rdc, I have repeated the benchmark test several times but the result is still the same. Today my test: Head i.Prestige 98 / mains Pacific Power Craft 1.1mm, crosses TF Syn Gut 16 / 60 lbs. The result is: Gamma Progression ES II 93 rdc / Gamma Progression 8500 ELS at 62 lbs only 88 rdc. The US Gamma headquarter still don't have any solution. That's why I requested to replace the motor head.


Ben Fung, January 28, 2005:

   Place of purchase: Hong Kong

   Date of purchase: 11/2004

   Warranty: N/A

   Price: N/A

   Equipment:

Electronic constant pull, 6 point support, 2 fixed clamps, floor stand

   Experiences:

We are facing a huge problem with this machine! The RDC of the strung racquet from this machine is extremly low. We compared it with the other machines that we have like Babolat Sensor, Gamma Professional ELS. In the meantime we are still waiting for their call service for months to give us any positive reply.

Note that the information on this page reflects the personal subjective opinion of the evaluators. If you disagree, please send in your own opinion.