Archives for October 2017

Bow Brand natural gut

I’ve received some questions lately from those wanting to know the status of Bow Brand natural gut strings so I sent an inquiry to Carolyn Clarke, the Director of Bow Brand. The following is her reply: Unfortunately we have not been able to produce our natural gut tennis strings for the past two years as [see more]

Ashaway Releases Tennis Stringing Tips Video Featuring Master Racquet Technician John Gugel

Offers step-by-step installation procedures for optimizing performance of Ashaway MonoGut® ZX and ZX Pro Tennis Strings Ashaway, RI – A new stringing how-to video featuring Master Racquet Technician John Gugel has been released by Ashaway Racket Strings. The video details step-by-step stringing procedures to get the best performance from Ashaway MonoGut® ZX and MonoGut ZX [see more]

How big is your head?

No not that head silly. It’s the head of your racquet I’m talking about here. I’m often ask for racquet recommendations and my experience has been that the women are more open to larger head sizes than the men are. Call it a testosterone problem if you will, but on this one I have to [see more]

New video on starting clamp added

Hi everyone As you know I’ve been working for the past several months adding as much video as time permits and there are now quite a few videos posted in our “Media” section. While not complete, this at least gives you some good material that should answer some of the questions that many have had [see more]

Gosen GM One…this is not a string!

I have been evaluating the Gosen GM One Diagnostic Device for a few days, and, if you are in the market for a really good swing weight and scale device you need to take a look at this offering from Gosen! The Gosen GM One has increased the “precision” to .5 units for swing weight [see more]

Federer defeats Nadal in straight sets for Shanghai victory

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal for fifth straight time, wins Shanghai Masters title  Courtesy ESPN SHANGHAI — Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadalthis year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in [see more]

Friends popping up everywhere!

Familiar faces seem to pop up everywhere within our industry. During the Laver Cup I was watching a FaceBook live event from the stringing room in Prague and there, next to Ron Rocchi from Wilson and on the Wilson BAIARDO stringing machine, was my long time friend Lucian Costea stringing one of Roger Federer’s racquets. [see more]

New Products

If you’re one of those players who uses overwraps there’s a new one on the market that you should know about. Luxilon’s Elite Dry is a revolutionary wrap that’s well worth a try. Here’s how the company describes this overwrap: “Revolutionary Soft-Touch fabric and Moisture-Tack technology deliver comfortable feel and increased tackiness as you sweat. [see more]