Alpha Ghost stringing machine assembly

Here’s a nice step-by-step video by IART member David Hall on assembling the Alpha Ghost stringing machine See video HERE

Wilson BAIARDO – U.S Open Stringing Room

Nice video here when the BAIARDO was first introduced. Comments from Wilson stringing team members including IART Executive Director Tim Strawn See video HERE

SBS…What is it, and, how it Relates to “Reference Tension”

SBS is “String Bed Stiffness” and is the stiffness of the entire strung area of a tennis racquet.  SBS is not the same as “tension” and this is important to understand.  Why? When you talk to your racquet technician about “tension” it is, normally, about what number to set on the stringing machine.  This number [see more]

Yonex Protech 8 Machine Review

A Review This review is intended to offer some insight into a stringing machine based on actual usage and not on a comparison basis. Although, when making a purchasing decision comparisons can be valuable. Introduction The Yonex Protech 8 is the latest version of a well known stringing machine series. There are several significant upgrades [see more]

Ereca Visits Florida!

Eric Ferrazzi of Ereca France has been in Florida for several days but not just for the sunshine! Eric is spending a lot of time working on diagnostic equipment designs. I have dozens of racquets that can be tested, re-tested, cut, and everything in between so a good sampling of data can be taken on [see more]

Prince P7000 Stringing Machine Review

Prince P7000 – Back to the Future? The Prince P7000 stringing machine represents the collection of current electronic capabilities and the “old time”, and very good, Prince Two Point Mounting System, which is actually Four (4) points. There will be more detail on the mounting system later but for several years the “normal” mounting system [see more]

Thank You Beer’s Technic!

A few weeks ago the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest, LLC was vandalized and, among other things, my Beer’s Master Tensometer was stolen!  I have no idea what a thief would do with it but is is gone nonetheless! I used my Master Tensometer, otherwise know as the ERT1000, for many,many years and found that [see more]

ERECA Balance System

I have had a look at the new ERECA Balance System!  The new device has been made more accurate (!) and more fun to use! The new system retains the robust construction that makes it possible to take the  ERECA Balance System wherever you go and the system has increased the stability of racquet location [see more]

Data is Data is Data is Data…

Data is our friend. The more data points we have the better we understand things! Great, of course, but what if the data is a product of various data “collectors”? As racquet technicians we have several different pieces of equipment to collect data and we rely on these for our business. However, it is not [see more]

What Difference does it Make?

I am often asked “how much does tension setting affect string bed stiffness?”  It is pretty obvious that higher tension settings will, normally, return a stiffer string bed.  But how much and is there a point of diminishing returns (control v power)? To establish a basis for discussion I strung seven (7) racquets at different [see more]