Archives for July 2017

Ask The Right Questions

All of my clients have more than one racquet. That is not unusual. They may have multiple racquets of different models. So what? Getting it right is “so what”! What questions should we be asking every time? Here is a brief client/technician conversation: Technician: Hi, client! What’s up? Client: I need this racquet strung, please. Technician: [see more]

FREE Wholesale Account on YTEX Strings for IART Members!

Hi IART members, If you do not have a wholesale account with us YTEX yet, pls contact us asap so we can set you up with a free account!! This is absolutely free for all you IART Members. No minimum orders required so you can order as few or as many sets; reels etc. that [see more]

Video library update

Recently I posted about the new IART video project and now here’s an update. I mentioned that this was something that I had wanted to include for members for a very long time and since I have a little extra time this year I’m able to delve into this project. Needless to say, our videos [see more]

Badminton technical question

Ok this one is for all of you who are our experienced badminton guru’s. In tennis we advocate installing the cross strings from the top to the bottom. The reason for this is that the strongest part of the racquet is considered to be the yoke and since the stress follows the weave, we weave [see more]

Ashaway’s Micro Gauge Squash String Scores Big in Blind Playtest

– 18-Gauge Ashaway SuperNick® ZX Micro gains high marks for playability, power, comfort, feel and control in recent Pro Stringer String Test  — SNZX string uses nylon multifilament core in special wear layer of Zyex® filaments to enhance touch, maintain tension, and maximize control   Ashaway, RI – In a recent blind string test conducted [see more]

Challenge Question

Recently I was approached by former WTA player Brenda Schultz McCarthy who has a training facility near me. She brought in 2 Babolat Pure Drives belonging to #1 Virginia Tech player Francesca Fusinato for stringing and customization. Fusi was requesting that I string and add 22 grams of weight to each racquet and since I [see more]

Boris Becker’s Fall

Modal Trigger Boris BeckerGetty Images Boris Becker had it all — six grand-slam tennis titles, models hanging off his arm and luxury houses all over the world. At the height of his career, the German ace had amassed a reported $63 million in prize money and sponsorships, but now the man once known as “Boom [see more]

Mantis 315 Performance Series

Mantis is a racquet brand that is better known in Europe and Asia than in the US. However, there has been some activity, and I received racquets to review. Please note that the logo on the strings is the Racquet Quest Demo logo…not the Mantis Logo. Mantis Site These, according to the US source, are new [see more]