Strings Added!

I have added three (3) strings to the String Characteristic Data page. I have more players requesting very “thin” gauge natural gut, and not even has a hybrid component!  I have been doing some evaluation on an 18 gauge natural gut that may be forthcoming, but for the time being, I am using Pacific Tough Gut [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]

Klip Legend Natural Gut

I don’t know about you but I don’t use a lot of 18 gauge natural gut until recently, that is! My suppliers of natural gut, Babolat, and Luxilion don’t, as far as I know, offer 18 gauge natural gut…but Klipspringer Pty does! And it is an excellent example of a quality product and at the [see more]

Strings Added to String Characteristic Database

Several strings have been added to the database and when looking at these, and others, take a look at the “test date”. This is important due to possible “inline,” or “running” change to the product. Gamma Moto Soft 17 Gamma Ocho TNT Rx 16 Gamma Professional 16 Gosen G-Tour 3 17 Gosen G-Tour 3 18 [see more]

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]

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]

Hybrid…What is it and What Does it Mean?

When the discussion is about stiff polyester string, it will always include the word “hybrid”!  Typically this word is used to convince players that by putting a “soft” multi-filament string in the cross position the string bed will be easier on the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Intuitively this makes sense, but in reality, the reverse could [see more]

String Bed Stiffness

String Bed Stiffness (SBS) is rarely included when players talk about the string and tension they are using. This is a problem, in my opinion! Recently I received three (3) racquets that needed to be matched and a little custom work applied. I was stunned at the really poor stringing, which had contributed to racquet [see more]

Racquet Technicians Wanted!

If you are interested in stringing in the Melbourne Florida area in February and April the premier club in that area is looking for you! These tournaments will be men’s in February and women’s in April I believe. Two technicians are required for each tournament so if you are interested and qualified contact Gary Knowlton [see more]

Average of What?

Many racquet buyers rely on the information found online or even on the racquet itself.  These data can be a little “off” so I prefer the actual specifications. But how about the “Average Weight” as a way to know what you are getting.  We know at first glance what is meant because we know what racquets weigh. [see more]