Evaluations of the Ektelon Model H:
Bill S., August 1, 2005:
Place of purchase: Second hand from a friend
Date of purchase: 1990
Crank/Spring tension head, two point mounting, 2 glide bar clamps, upright
My experience with this machine has been overwhelmingly
positive. I have never had a problem with it. Stringing with this machine is very easy and the results
seem very consistent from string job to string job. I did buy a couple spare parts from Ektelon and they
were easy to deal with.
jonpowl, December 13, 2007:
Place of purchase: Ektelon
Date of purchase: 1985
Warranty: 5 years
Upright, floor model, crank tension, two single action fixed string clamps, 2 point mounting, and ball bearing gripper
Assembly is easy (approx. 10 minutes). Manual was adequate. Machine is well made, strings almost all rackets
and is quick and easy to use. No electricity is required, so can be used anywhere. My average stringing is approximately 500 rackets per year. New clamps are
purchased every 12-15 months and the tension head assembly has been serviced by tennismachines.com three times in 20+ years. Parts are also readily available at
tennismachines.com and I believe they provide service and warranty repair for Prince (Ektelon). I am a USRSA Master Racquet Technician and have strung on Ektelon
model F, Tru Tension, Babolat Star, Gamma, Tecnifibre, and Prince P200 stringing machines. While I would not mind having a Babolat or Tecnifibre machine, it would
be in addition to my Ektelon (now Prince Neos 1000).
Note that the information on this page reflects the personal subjective opinion of the evaluators. If you disagree, please send in your own opinion.