Archives for April 2011

String…what is important to you?

We all have our favorites when it comes to string, however, I want to know what is the most important characteristic, or feature, to you?  We may simply like the “brand”,  the rep,  the color, the price, the spin potential, and so on. I am preparing to do enhanced testing on the string models that [see more]

Fake or Genuine–Babolat Pure Drive GT Cortex

Many of us who have owned shops through the years have heard this at one time or another. “Why should I buy from you when I can get it online for much less?” The truth of the matter is that there are many reasons why players should trust a legitimate licensed proprietor with established accounts [see more]

How Many Strings!

At my last count there are about thirty-five (35) string brands!   That’s brands!  I suppose every brand has at least ten (10) different  models, some have many more.  So how can we possibly keep our SKU’s  under control? If you are like me and want to try every new string  it can be costly. [see more]

Keeping the New B/G in Place

It seems like every stringer has their own tricks for this. For me, the best way I’ve found to keep a new bumper guard in place while you’re stringing is to use a piece of grip tape. You know the drill–you install the bumper but often it wants to pop out on the sides. Why [see more]

Babolat RDC Swing Weight Calibration

As with any electronic device the RDC will need to be checked periodically.  If you find the RDC is out of “spec” you can easily reset it.  First… Check the swing weight readings on all three (3) calibration bars, if you have them.  If you don’t you can have some made or use one (1) [see more]

Reference Tension or Dynamic Tension

It hasn’t happened, yet, to a great extent, but I think it is coming!  Whats that?  Players asking for a “dynamic tension” instead of a “reference tension”.  Why?  Many players are using the Beer’s ERT300 as a means of checking string bed stiffness!  In my opinion the Beer’s ERT300 is a valuable tool for both [see more]

Head YouTek Speed Lite Review

“The Head Speed series incorporates both d3O™, a “smart” material which allows the racquet to adapt to every shot you take, and Innegra™ a new hybrid composite structure that is extremely tough and light.  According to Head, vibration on ball impact is reduced by up to 17% which leads to unique control and precision.”   [see more]

Head YouTek Radical OS Review

“The Head Radical series incorporates d3O™, a “smart” material which allows the racquet to adapt to every shot you take, and Teflon™ friction reducing polymer to allow strings to slide through the grommets with nearly no friction, which, according to Head offers more power and a larger sweet spot.” The Head Radical OS is the [see more]