Video & Photo Project Update

At the beginning of the year I placed a post HERE about a new video/photo project that I’ve wanted to undertake for quite some time. For those of you who have been asking and some who have signed on knowing that this is coming, I thank you for your patience.  I had a vision of how [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Uber It!

I just received my first delivery of racquets via Uber! If you have clients too busy to get by your shop you may suggest they try Uber!  This driver had good record keeping skills which prove I received the racquets. John

Creepers

OK, stringers…I need help. When I put a new replacement grip on a racquet, after a few hours, it creeps up from the bottom. I use double stick tape around the bottom, I staple the grip as well. I don’t know if I tighten the grip around the bottom too much. Help me out. What [see more]