Will Poor Stringing Save the Life of Polyester?

OK, here’s the deal.  I have written about this several times and each time I decided that it was a waste of time, so it goes back into a file somewhere! The time is now that we really need to understand more about stringing as a consumer and what we can do as racquet technicians to [see more]

And Now This…

In the words of Lord Kelvin (May 1883) “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in [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]

What Difference Does it Make?

There is a lot of discussions, when talking about hybrid string formats, as to where the natural gut portion should go. Should gut be in the main or the cross? Well, we will see what difference it makes in just a few minutes. The racquets in question are identical Volkl Super G Mid 320 SMU’s [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]

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]

Tension-Analyzer… a Review

  Recently I received a new tension analysis device from France!  Yes, France includes John Elliot and Eric Ferrazzi, the people behind this new device. The unit I received is the latest production model that incorporates the new alignment feature.  The device was nicely packaged for the trip from France and includes a plastic “sleeve” [see more]

A Very Rare Opportunity!

How often do you have the chance to string eight (8) brand new racquets then bag them and keep them in storage for about seven (7) months!  Here is the story… Last October I received eight (8) of the new Head YouTek IG Series racquets for evaluation.  This involves collecting all the specific racquet data [see more]

String Bed Stiffness Stability

Everyone talks about “tension loss” because it is a serious point that needs to be recognized by your client. Tension loss does occur and we know by watching tennis matches that at some point the player no longer feels comfortable with the racquet, bags it, and plucks another from their bag. Tension loss is just [see more]