Archives for June 2011

Why You Re-string Your Racquet

The question  “why should I re-string my racquet?” will always be asked by someone.  As the old saying goes, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” right? With racquet strings and racquets, the answer is not that simple. In a nutshell, we re-string because power (energy) is stored in the strings. If you’re in doubt, [see more]

Donnay Customization Kit

I recently had a pro client who brought in 6 Donnay X-Dual Silver 99 frames and wanted them strung and customized before he leaves to play at Wimbledon. He wanted the overall weight increased by quite a bit and in addition, wanted a little more weight in the head. When he left the first one [see more]

Who Cares?

It is no secret that as racquet technicians we take what we do very seriously.  And, if you are a member reading this you take it more seriously than others. But what about tennis players, including our customers?  What do they care? Well, not very much it seems.  I have conversations every day with players [see more]

Volkl Organix 8 315 Review

The Volkl Organix 8 315, the 315 is the approximate unstrung weight, is a very good example of the “tweener” category.  This 100 square inch racquet with a 23mm beam offers a stiff (71) unit that is tempered by the 16 x 18 string pattern. The Organix 8 315 includes many of the Volkl features [see more]

Balance or Swing Weight

Many years ago “static balance”, or just balance, was the normal terminology to discuss head heavy or head light racquets, and for that discussion it was OK.  However, I think balance has outlived its usefulness when selecting a racquet. What is balance?  Balance is usually considered to be the center of mass of an object, [see more]

Wilson Triad…a stiff racquet that bends!

How many of you have hit with a Wilson Triad racquet?  Wow, that’s quite a few!  What did you feel?  Anything?  Was the racquet stiff?  Could you tell it was stiff when you hit the ball? The answers to these questions are elusive for sure, so, let’s look for some answers. The Wilson Triad system [see more]