Archives for January 2018

Attention Members

Greetings I am in the process of emailing the new IART membership documents each time our members renewals process successfully. Please check your spam and junk mail folders because these emails contain two attachments. Be advised that these are being emailed as renewals are processed beginning on January 1st, 2018 so not everyone will receive [see more]

The Ink Corral

If you are like me and have way too many bottles of stencil ink you may want to take a look at some peg-board and these plastic bins from U-Line. Each bin holds six (6) standard ink bottles and they are not expensive! Corral your ink!    

Can we agree Roger is the GOAT?

Having just taken out Marin Cilic in the final of the 2018 Australian Open, Roger Federer laid claim to his 20th major title. Beginning in 2003 with his first title at Wimbledon, Federer has stood the test of time and defied all the odds at age 36. In 2017 he was 35 when he showed up [see more]

You can improve your download speeds like I did

How many of you test your ISP’s service from time to time? I use Cox with a Netgear AC1900/C6300BD Router/Modem combo and according to my ISP plan, I’m supposed to get 150 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. Well, I was not getting even half of the download speed so I did some checking and [see more]

String breaks. Do you know the difference?

There are a lot of misconceptions about strings and stringing and that comes primarily from “Internet land”. There’s just a lot of bad information out there and for the most part, the average player who has no real knowledge of string or stringing doesn’t really know how to tell what’s factual and what’s not. In [see more]

New Wilson racquet reviews coming soon

Just a heads up that I’m due to receive several of the newer Wilson frames for review real soon. Apologies from here as I’ve lagged behind in doing racquet reviews and hope to do some catching up this year. As a side note, be aware that it’s not always easy for IART to get a [see more]

Attention players: Try to avoid this

Often times I see racquets coming to me for service that have a very common problem. Looking at the top of the racquet with reference to a clock face, at the 11 & 1 areas and moving in towards the center to almost 12 o’clock straight up the bumper guard is completely worn away and [see more]

1st video of 2018

Greetings everyone I’ve just posted the first instructional video of the new year and this one is a tip on how to remove a problem grip. I think at one point or another we’ve all had a racquet come in with an overwrap that should have been replaced months ago but the player just kept [see more]

Diabolo grooves

How many of you have had an issue with various strings wearing a deep groove in your diabolo? I’ve had some comments from various folks who have had this problem and they attribute it to stiff textured poly strings. For the record, you are not obligated to use the diabolo on your machine if you [see more]

Murray’s comeback troubles continue

Courtesy The Guardian A crestfallen Andy Murray withdrew at the last minute from the Brisbane International on Tuesday, then cast serious doubt on his immediate future when he revealed he is considering surgery to mend his troublesome right hip. His chances of playing in the Australian Open, less than a fortnight away, are negligible. After [see more]