The string breaker!

We all face this dilemma sooner or later. A young player who blows through string faster than lightning and a parent who is beside themselves wondering why and what can be done about it. I have a young high school player who was previously using a … [Continue reading]

TOURNA CUBE – STRINGING MACHINE

Dear GSS Alliance Members, If you are in the market for a new stringing machine, look no further than the TOURNA CUBE! See what Nate Pagel - Associate Director at USRSA had to say on the CUBE: Nate Pagel This is a fantastic … [Continue reading]

Wilson Ultra 100 CV V2.0

The V2.0 is the second generation of the Ultra 100. Our model came in with a static weight of 10.97 ounces (strung) and is a racquet that I believe would work well for intermediates players. Wilson's Countervail technology enhances the overall … [Continue reading]

Racquet Stringers Should Advise More, Consent Less, Says Ashaway’s Steve Crandall

 While the risks of polyester strings are well known, advising clients on the proper string alternatives can be good for business Ashaway, RI – In a recent column on the risks of polyester string, Ashaway’s Steve Crandall said that it is … [Continue reading]

MonoGut ZX + ZX Pro

If you have been around Racquet Quest for a while, you know we talk a lot about Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro, with ZX Pro being the 17 gauge version. During this post when I use MonoGut ZX it will include the ZX Pro Version, to save pixels! A few … [Continue reading]

Head MXG 1

Head is introducing two (2) new racquets to the MXG Series, and this is an excellent thing in my opinion!  It is not that we need a bunch of new racquets, but this signals a commitment to the MXG concept. In case you don't know, the MXG Series … [Continue reading]

Yonex Rexis String Added

Yonex continues to build on its series of multi-filament strings made in Japan with the introduction of Rexis 125 and Rexis 130 both incorporating Fortimo High Modulus polyurethane (PU) as a bonding agent and comfort component. If you like … [Continue reading]

Do a Thorough “Prespection”!

What do we mean by "Prespection"?  I mean a "Prespection" is an aggressive method of finding anything that can stand in your way of success! As racquet technicians, we are presented with many opportunities to help players and sometimes with those … [Continue reading]

Toalson Poly Grande ProFocus-Play test

This will be the first of what I hope will be a series of play tests for the Toaslon strings we recently received here at IART. My experience has been that play tests are not that easy to conduct and far too objective IMHO. That's one of the reasons … [Continue reading]

New Toalson String Added!

Toa Strings Company has been around for a long, long time and many of us started playing tennis using Leoina 66 in our racquets!  We still do some hybrids with it even today!  This Japanese company makes other tennis related products but our focus … [Continue reading]