Babolat Star 5 operation

Here’s a nice video on the operation of the Babolat Star 5 stringing machine from the USRSA’s Bob Patterson See the video HERE

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

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]

Babolat Star III, Star 4 & RDC Service & Operation Video

This is a great video detailing much of the important information on the Babolat Star III, Star 4 & RDC machines. Everything from calibration to proper set-up is covered.

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.