Is This Reel?

Yeah, I know what you are thinking…John can’t spell!  Well, you are partially right! The “reel” I am talking about is the one that most racquet strings come on for those that prefer that format.  More specifically I am talking about “bogus” string on reels!  We don’t buy anything from unknown or unverified suppliers, period.  But I recognize [see more]

Gosen G Tour 3 Added to String Characteristics

Gosen has added a new, very thin, G Tour 3 to the line of G Tour polyester strings.  The concept according to Gosen is “in pursuit of a good feeling at impact to secure victory”. Gosen adds “Gosen has further developed polyester composed of high-quality polymer to realize a good feeling of ball catching and [see more]

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 Yonex Tour 850 or 850 Pro you will want to try this! You can see all the [see more]

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 we don’t typically do dynamic play [see more]

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 today is their string. All of the strings tested for this review came in packages [see more]

Sergetti Stringing System Update

I strung my racquet today using the Sergetti Stringing System. The racquet is a Head Radical Pro, the string is VS Touch mains and Ashaway Monogut ZX Pro cross. The machine is the Wilson Baiardo. I want to do this on a few machines but need to save some money for the gut that I [see more]

String Shape Considerations

Monofilament string can be easily produced in almost any shape.  Round, square, triangular, hexagonal, octagonal etc.  So, on the surface that seems like a good thing.  Who wouldn’t want the sharp edges digging into the ball creating even more spin! But, there may be a side to the shape that needs considering and that is tension as [see more]

Strings Added!

I have added three (3) strings to the String Characteristic Data page. I have more players requesting very “thin” gauge natural gut, and not even has a hybrid component!  I have been doing some evaluation on an 18 gauge natural gut that may be forthcoming, but for the time being, I am using Pacific Tough Gut [see more]

Klip Legend Natural Gut

I don’t know about you but I don’t use a lot of 18 gauge natural gut until recently, that is! My suppliers of natural gut, Babolat, and Luxilion don’t, as far as I know, offer 18 gauge natural gut…but Klipspringer Pty does! And it is an excellent example of a quality product and at the [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]