String Shape Considerations

Monofilament string can be easily produced in almost any shape.  Round, square, triangular, hexagonal, octagonal etc.  So, on the surface that seems like a good thing.  Who wouldn’t want the sharp edges digging into the ball creating even more spin! But, there may be a side to the shape that needs considering and that is tension as [see more]

String Redux

It is not uncommon for manufacturers to make “in-line” changes to a product, so, every so often it is a good idea to look at the latest products and re-evaluate them. There have been three (3) Ytex strings tested recently and they are sorted into the proper Power Potential range.  To see which is the [see more]

StringWeaver

Several days ago I received a “set” of StringWeavers to use and review.  Two points I want to make at the beginning: 1. I use a string spreader system for every racquet and have for years. 2. I did not “string” a racquet using the StringWeaver device. I tried to string a racquet using the [see more]

Overgrip Overload!

A new client came in today wanting to discuss using natural gut, specifically Babolat VS Team.  The racquet is a very light model sporting a 14 x 16 string pattern.  When asked “why the interest in the natural gut?”  Well, I hit with a team members racquet, and it was “spectacular!” Anyway, for several good reasons, we [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!    

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]