Archives for May 2015

Babolat FST Pure Drive

I just wanted your feedback on something. In April I strung at a mens 250 event and a womens 50K events. Numerous guys were playing with the “paint job” of the new FST but the old racquet. None of the guys were playing with the new racquet. All the ladies I strung for none of [see more]

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 62 Fire Badminton String: the Thinnest of the Thin

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has just made “thin” a tougher, more dynamic word with the introduction of ZyMax® 62 Fire badminton strings. Utilizing a proprietary new multifilament BETA polymer core, the new ZyMax 62 Fire offers a 25% increase in dynamic stiffness and repulsion power over comparable strings. Braided construction also generates a [see more]

Swing Weight Re-Visited

One of the most important characteristics of a racquet is the swing weight, or inertia.  This is really the dynamic weight of the racquet and is a measure of power potential, i.e. the higher the swing weight the more power the racquet can produce by overcoming the incoming ball speed more effectively. Swing weight can [see more]

Poly Strings – Interview on 720 Degree Racquet Tech

Recently asked to do an interview with Bill Patton on 720 Degree Racquet Tech. You can listen  HERE These are never easy for me and in this case, it was very “last second”. I was contacted via email and when I responded with a phone call, I was told he was going on air in about [see more]

Meet Roger Federer at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

So what’s the next best thing if you can’t get a one-on-one in person with arguably the best player of all time? Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island and catch an up close and personal encounter with Roger Federer!

Nadal drops out of top 5

PARIS — Rafael Nadal dropped out of the top five in the ATP rankings for the first time in 10 years Monday after failing to defend his title at the Madrid Masters. Nadal, a two-time defending champion in the Spanish capital, lost to Andy Murray on clay for the first time in Sunday’s final. Rafael Nadal dropped to seventh [see more]

New Prince String Being Evaluated!

We had a great meeting, with Dennis and Tim of Prince, at the Prince facility in Bradenton, Florida yesterday. There are a lot of interesting things going on with Prince but I want to mention the new string in this post. As far as I know there is not a name for this string yet [see more]