Let There be Light!

Stringing black string in a racquet with black grommets can sometimes be a little problem, depending on the age of your eyes! My eyes are pretty good but sometimes they need a little help.  So, several months ago I installed these inexpensive battery powered “stick-on” lights on the Baiardo.   In case your lights go [see more]

The Diabolo; it’s origin and purpose

Just what is a diabolo and why is it there? The reality is that there is nothing too magical about the Diabolo (often misspelled diablo). The tendency may be to over analyze things, but the origins are quite simple and humble. It is its evolution that has become greatly romanticized. The Diabolo’s life began somewhat as [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]

Starting method without using starting clamp

This is a nice little video done by John Gugel on a variation of the starting procedure for stringing a racquet. While many are using the “Yusuki Method” created by Toru Yusuki of Japan, the Yusuki method uses a starting clamp on the outside of the frame. This method simply shows another way of starting [see more]

Lockout vs Constant Pull

For much of my career in this business it’s been said that there is a 10% difference in the final measured tension between a lockout and a constant pull stringing machine. So I thought I would put this to the test to see what the actual results were. I strung a Babolat Pure Drive with [see more]

Prince Stringing Machine Program

As racquet technicians we’re always looking for the latest information on what to buy, various buy-in programs, and good deals on stringing machines. Here’s the latest information that was recently sent to IART from Prince on their stringing machine program.

Babolat 3002 Graphite Brushes

I recently had a request from a stringer in Hawkhurst Kent, England who was in need of the graphite brushes that sit underneath the turntable of his 3002 machine. He informed me that Babolat no longer supplied these brushes and the brushes for the Sensor Expert were too small. He located a web site for [see more]

A Comparison of Non-Diabolo v Diabolo Use

This as an adjunct to Tim’s great response to the question raised by Josh regarding the diabolo issue.  I went a little further to try to really understand if there is a difference in result and a noticeable benefit to the string during the stringing process. Like Tim I used the Wilson Baiardo stringing machine [see more]

All You Need to KNow About 6 Point Mounting Systems

The funny thing about six (6) point mounting systems is that they may be more than six points, and, sometimes during the stringing process, may be less than six points! Lets go with the “more than” first.  Six points refers to the number of places the machine contacts the racquet for support.  These spots can [see more]

FAQ-Stringing Machines

Q1: What is the most important feature of a stringing machine? A1: Racquet support is the most important feature. Q2: What support method is the best?  Two point, Four point, Six point, Ten point or other? A2: The support method is only as strong as the structure it is mounted to.  For example a six [see more]