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    Posted: 04/09/2019 at 12:41am
Has anyone practiced/used an Amicus Prime? I'm wondering if its worth the investment over the Newgy 2055. 

Any insight would be appreciated
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Hi h0nIg, amicus prime has 3 wheels while the Newgy 2055 is just an evolution of the 2050 and has one wheel only so spin is directly dependent on spin, no way to have a slow/spinny or fast/dead balls with the 2055.
It's an unfair comparison, I think you wanted instead to ask what to choose between the $2200 Amicus Prime and the $1700 Newgy 3050XL, am I correct?

BTW where is your review of the Nuytinck blade? Big smile
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Depends on what're your requirements.

Newgy 2055 comes with one throw wheel and thus spin and speed won't be that strong. And it won't be able to throw no-spin balls. For producing side spin you would need to manually rotate the head. 

The positive are, the pre-programmed drills are good, auto-recycle, ball placement is very accurate and ball jamming is more or less fixed.

If you're looking for a robot to practice basic footwork and strokes, it would serve you well. Its well worth the price. 

Butterfly amicus is whole new level. I personally have an expert and its one heck of a machine. The downside of the product is, well you can not know where the ball will be placed. As it uses the deflector system instead of whole head moving mechanism, you would be quite pressed to know which direction the ball is coming. But there is a huge benefit of this feature as well. The lag between consecutive balls is minimum and you can do some serious practice on this machine. 

Moreover it has three wheels which can produce insane amount of speed and spin. And it can produce side spins.

Expert retails for about $1800. If you've the budget go for Amicus expert. Alternatively you can also try TenniRobo. Its a new robot currently on sale and costs about 1/3rd of amicus. But reliability of the product is questionable because its mainly one man show. I have ordered it as well, yet to receive. Will post my feedback soon.

There are not much resource about table tennos bots online. This link may help you with your research:
https://pingpongbros.com/review/best-table-tennis-robots/


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Originally posted by kevinjames kevinjames wrote:

Alternatively you can also try TenniRobo. Its a new robot currently on sale and costs about 1/3rd of amicus. But reliability of the product is questionable because its mainly one man show. I have ordered it as well, yet to receive. Will post my feedback soon.

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Originally posted by kevinjames kevinjames wrote:

Depends on what're your requirements.

Newgy 2055 comes with one throw wheel and thus spin and speed won't be that strong. And it won't be able to throw no-spin balls. For producing side spin you would need to manually rotate the head. 

The positive are, the pre-programmed drills are good, auto-recycle, ball placement is very accurate and ball jamming is more or less fixed.

If you're looking for a robot to practice basic footwork and strokes, it would serve you well. Its well worth the price. 

Butterfly amicus is whole new level. I personally have an expert and its one heck of a machine. The downside of the product is, well you can not know where the ball will be placed. As it uses the deflector system instead of whole head moving mechanism, you would be quite pressed to know which direction the ball is coming. But there is a huge benefit of this feature as well. The lag between consecutive balls is minimum and you can do some serious practice on this machine. 

Moreover it has three wheels which can produce insane amount of speed and spin. And it can produce side spins.

Expert retails for about $1800. If you've the budget go for Amicus expert. Alternatively you can also try TenniRobo. Its a new robot currently on sale and costs about 1/3rd of amicus. But reliability of the product is questionable because its mainly one man show. I have ordered it as well, yet to receive. Will post my feedback soon.

There are not much resource about table tennos bots online. This link may help you with your research:
https://pingpongbros.com/review/best-table-tennis-robots/

Great feedback. If I'm going the Amicus route, I'll buy the top of the line model, the Prime. $400 difference at that point doesn't make THAT much difference (obviously its very expensive)
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