Archives for February 2016

Login problem corrected

Hi IART members It was recently pointed out to me that there was a major flaw in our login process. If a user clicked on a post on the site but was not logged in they were directed to the login page. However, once logged in, they were not redirected to the item they were [see more]

Wilson Burn FST 95

This is the last in our series of reviews for the Burn line of Wilson racquets. At just under 12 ounces (ours was 11.96 oz/339g) this model is the heaviest of the Burn family and has a real solid feel with enough mass to generate some serious power. The swingweight is right up there at [see more]

Job Opportunity

Greetings IART members…. I have an interesting job opportunity for anyone who might be interested. Van de Meer Tennis at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is looking for a full time technician to work in their pro shop. This, as I understand it, is a salaried position plus a percentage of the stringing that’s done. [see more]

Strings Added to Characteristic Data

I added four (4) new strings to the database and urge you to use this information to make good decisions for your clients. If you are looking for a good “power potential” polyester, I would look at the Volkl Cyclone Tour 18. If you are looking for the “best looking:” polyester I think the Volkl V-Star [see more]

Let the bank pay your airfare

I often marvel at the fact that many businesses fail to take full advantage of opportunities that can actually save them money. Take, for instance, the use of a business credit card that offers rewards. These are available in a variety of options and all are geared to entice you to open a credit line [see more]

Pro Stock Racquets. Really?

We devote a great deal of time to understanding racquets and what makes them ”tick”. Of course, it is fun and meaningful but sometimes not well understood. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t have a request for “Pro Stock” racquets of some sort. But what does that mean? To help sort out this [see more]

Myong Yong Koo

Our first ever member spotlight is Myong Yong Koo from Seoul, South Korea. Undoubtedly one of the most dedicated professional racquet technicians in the business, Koo’s success story is primarily due to one thing; hard work and LOTS of it. He dedicates countless hours to stringing racquets and running his full service pro shop in [see more]

Ashaway Zyex®-Based String Families for Racquetball Maximize Your Options

Ashaway, RI – While nylon strings have long dominated racquetball courts, recent years have seen a decided increase in the use of other specialty polymers, principally a polyetheretherketone polymer — better know as PEEK — marketed under the brand name Zyex. Ashaway Racket Strings currently offers two families of Zyex®-based strings for racquetball, UltraKill® and PowerKill®, [see more]

Wilson Burn FST 99

The FST 99 is the perfect racquet for the right driver. In other words, if you’ve got the talent to wield it you can do some pretty serious damage with this racquet. This one comes equipped with some unique and interesting features including Wilson’s FST technology which combines an aerodynamic beam with a very HL [see more]

Climate and Strings

This is a blog post taken from my own website, www.racketrestringing.ie.  Hope you enjoy it. In a previous post I briefly touched on how climate affects your game and ultimately your choice of strings. Now that I am living in the heat I can give an account based on experience, both mine and the players [see more]