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Written by Tim Strawn

Owner, IART

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Greetings all I’ve noticed in the past that some of you have started posts that were never finished so I’m wondering….are you running into difficulty posting on the IART site? If you have questions about contributing posts please don’t hesitate to PM me and I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

Pre-stretching String

The IART position on pre-stretching is that all strings should be pre-stretched Go HERE for a more detailed analysis on pre-stretching string

Pre-stretching string

If ever there were fodder for Internet babble the topic of pre-stretching racquet string would certainly find it’s way into the conversation. Why? Because everyone has their own opinion about this practice so let’s make this very simple. IMHO, there are two positions on this topic worth having a discussion about. Tournament stringing Shop stringing [see more]

Babolat Pure Strike VS Tour

According to Babolat, the new Pure Strike VS Tour is: THE SPEED MACHINE: A POWERFUL AND PRECISE RACKET TO ATTACK AND COUNTER-ATTACK. The new Pure Strike is for very strong striker players who like a heavy racquet and players who speed up the ball & need responsiveness to increase their precision. A square beam and [see more]

New Ytex discounts for IART members

Hey IART members Ytex and IART have a new sponsorship update that should be of interest to all. Go HERE and drill down to the Ytex listing for details. If you’ve been buying Ytex strings you now have increased discounts on all purchases. Thanks Ivor Savage for your continued support of the IART and members, please [see more]

Come on, REALLY?

When can we expect string manufacturers to stop making impossible claims? “String X will give you more topspin” “String Y is the string for you if you’re looking for more spin” Some simply brush these claims aside as if not important while others see it as a real problem. To those selling the string I [see more]

SuperNick® ZX Family Rounds Out Ashaway Squash String Line

SuperNick ZX strings combine nylon multifilament cores with special wear layers of Zyex® filaments to provide precise touch, maintain tension, and maximize spin   Ashaway, RI – Ashaway’s family of SuperNick® ZX squash strings offers a new set of playing characteristics that rounds out the company’s diverse line of squash string capabilities. Combining nylon multifilament [see more]

Ivor Savage – Ytex

We take a different approach with our member profile this time and interview a manufacturer representative from Ytex, Ivor Savage. Ytex is an emerging string company in the tennis world that is gaining popularity among all playing levels. If you’ve ever been around Ivor Savage you undoubtedly know that his enthusiasm for tennis is infectious. [see more]

Mis·con·cep·tion

a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. As in Prince synthetic gut at 60 lbs? This request was long standing within our industry for the simple reason that players lacked an understanding of what they were asking for. Everyone else was using the same string at [see more]

The Complete Package for the Recreational Player – Part 5 – When to Re-String

One of the most common questions we get as racquet technicians is “How often should I string my racquet?” The old adage is to re-string your racquet as many times in one year as you play each week. For example, if you play twice a week then you should restring every six months. The reasoning [see more]