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Recent Blog Posts
July 2, 2016
Every year, IART puts on the premier event in the racquet service industry at their annual symposium. No other event brings together racquet technicians and pro shop personnel and manufacturers and industry representatives like the IART symposium. If you still need convincing, here are ten reasons why you should attend the 2016 IART symposium in [see more]
August 22, 2016
As I look at the countdown clock on the home page of the IART symposium website I see that there are now just 32 days left until we all meet in Chicago for the 10th anniversary of the event. Without a doubt, our move to Chicago will bring about some significant changes in the event. From [see more]
August 12, 2016
String Bed Linearity is how the “stiffness” of the entire string bed reacts to increased deflection. A deflection represents how hard the racquet hits the ball. I collect this data on all racquets both fresh and “rested” The methodology involves applying a measured deflection to the string bed and recording the force required to deflect [see more]
August 11, 2016
Tensile strength sometimes referred to as UTS is the point at which the string, in this case, breaks during a straight pull. Tensile strength is not a value a manufacturer will put on the package because it is easily manipulated and can, in some cases, be misleading. For most racquet technicians, tensile strength is not [see more]
August 11, 2016
When you make a decision about what strings to carry you probably affix a price to that set based on your cost plus your stringing fee. Let’s say you pay $7.50 for a set of string and you charge $20.00 for installation. Some stringing businesses will make that a $27.50 string job. Now let’s say [see more]
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- Challenger Stars Reaping Rewards At US Open August 28, 2016They say a picture can speak a thousand words, but if you ask Steve Darcis, he would illustrate it with one. "Unbelievable" the emotional Belgian said after marching through qualifying at the US Open on Friday. "Unbelievable" describes the 32-year-old's three-set marathon victory over Enrique Lopez-Perez, saving a match point in a 10-8 deciding tie-break. […]
- Millman Chases Down Lob For One-Handed Hot Shot August 28, 2016John Millman chases down a lob for a one-handed Hot Shot during his semi-finals run at the Winston-Salem Open. VIdeo courtesy IMG. Photo credit: Getty Images.
- Insider Podcast: US Open PreviewWTA Insider | On the eve of the US Open, a lot is on the line in the final Grand Slam of the 2016 season; Pam Shriver joins the podcast to give her thoughts on the women's draw.
- Mirza & Niculescu Claim New Haven CrownSania Mirza and Monica Niculescu capped off their newly rekindled doubles partnership with their first title together at the Connecticut Open, edging past Kateryna Bondarenko and Chuang Chia-Jung.
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