Archives for July 2013

Total Makeover-Zyex hybrid at 45 Pounds!!!

Recently I had a discussion with one of the pioneers in our industry, Dr Carl Love. He had emailed me regarding an article I had a done for RSI Magazine which eventually led to an interesting discussion about stringing. Our theories on tensions for polyester string mirrored one another quite closely with regards to much [see more]

Alliance members get-to-gether at this year’s symposium

Greetings everyone Last year at the IART symposium we had all of the Alliance members that were in attendance get together for a short meeting. We had approximately 25 or so at that meeting but this year is going to be even bigger. I’ve extended an invitation to all Alliance members who are signed up [see more]

Have you noticed?

Wow the Alliance site is really flying at record speeds now! Over the last several months I’ve been working with Kristen, web master extraordinaire, in an effort to accomplish several things that I’ve struggled with since starting this adventure. Here’s a recap to bring you up to date on just what we’ve been doing: FEATURES [see more]

Let us hear from you

A few years ago I placed a post on the original GSS message boards with the following question: What can the manufacturers do to help? This post got several responses and ,many long threads were started as a result of that post. Jump ahead to today and let’s re-phrase the question and see if we [see more]

Mantis String

In addition to the four (4) Mantis racquets I received to review I also got four (4) sets of string.  I have added the data to the “String Characteristic” tab so you can see where they  fall compared to other strings. One Mantis string that I find interesting is the Comfort Synthetic.  Interesting because I [see more]

Ashaway MonoGut® ZX Series Tennis Strings Provide Exceptional Dynamic Stiffness, High Spin, and Gut-Like Playability

— 100% Zyex® monofilament construction increases elongation, decreases stiffness for comfortable soft power — Thinner, lighter version of MonoGut ZX Pro delivers even more playability for players who do not require added durability of 16 gauge MonoGut ZX — Surface design plus solid monofilament construction minimizes string movement, improves abrasion resistance and durability Ashaway, RI [see more]

Mantis 285

Mantis was formed in early 2009 with their sights set on producing tennis racquets of performance and value.  Since that time the Mantis brand has been getting considerable press.  So, lets take a look at the Mantis 285. If you are familiar with my reviews you know they are based on “numbers” not player input.  [see more]