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]

Head Primal Hybrid

Head is introducing their new Primal Hybrid string set as an easy way to answer the question “what strings go where?” The main string is a monofilament and the cross string is a multifilament…it says so on the package.  The power potential of the main string is 4.54 and the cross string is 8.72.  This [see more]

String Selection – juniors & polyester

No 100% polyester string bed for anyone under sixteen (16) years of age and at a tension setting of no more that forty (40) pounds (18.1Kg). This position is associated with racquet head size and player stature. Most junior players cannot benefit from polyester based strings due to increased speed required to “activate” the string [see more]

Swing Weight

The IART recommendation for ideal swing weights for men and women are: 1) Swing weight (inertia) for men should be at least 315 based on available diagnostic equipment 2) Swing weight (inertia) for women should be at least 300 based on available diagnostic equipment NOTE: Diagnostic equipment uses units as Kg/cm2. One of the most important [see more]