Archives for August 2014

Speaker Profile – Dr. Rich Zarda – 2014 IART Symposium

Dr Richard Zarda joined the IART leaders lineup in 2011. Dr. Zarda received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University in 1974 in the area of bioengineering and biomechanics (he was Columbia’s School of Engineering 1971 class salutatorian).  He was an Assistant Professor in Engineering Science at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. from 1974 through [see more]

String Comparison

I recently had a client who was using Tecnifibre X-One BiPhase 16 and wanted to make a change to a more durable string. I used the IART string data base and came up with what I think was a pretty good solution. The data base gives you numerics on power potential and approximate tensile strength [see more]

Speaker Profile – Lance Andersen – 2014 IART Symposium

Lance Andersen has been offering up his expertise on Social Media for the last few years at the IART symposium and has also taken part in several on-court activities at the event. He’s a PTR National Tester and Clinician 4A, a member of the National Cardio Tennis Speaker Team, USPTA Certified, an Etcheberry ceritified coach, a [see more]

Speaker Profile – Mark Gonzalez – 2014 IART Symposium

MARK GONZALEZ of Alpha Racquet Sports started with the IART symposium the very first year in 2007. Jumping at the opportunity, Mark was one of the events most ardent supporters and worked behind the scenes to support the events first outing. Those who have had the privilege of working with Mark know he is one of [see more]

Speaker Profile – Grant Morgan – 2014 IART Symposium

Known affectionately as “Country”, Grant Morgan’s laid back personality, keen sense of humor and extraordinary talents as a racquet technician make him a perfect fit for the IART symposium. Morgan has been involved in the IART symposium from the very beginning offering up his expertise, insight and tremendous talents. He was awarded “Stringer of the [see more]

Speaker Profile – Bob Patterson – 2014 IART Symposium

Bob Patterson knows his way around a stringing machine and he also knows his way around a retail tennis shop. A seasoned tour stringer, Patterson has seen his fair share of tour stringing rooms but to his credit, he’s had his hand is a variety of aspects involving racquet sports in his long career. He [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.

Speaker Profile – John Gugel – 2014 IART Symposium

JOHN GUGEL has been a key player in the IART symposium since it started 8 years ago in Texas. Each year he shares his insight on strings and string construction, leads an intense course on customizing racquets and thats just scratching the surface. John is  a MRT (Master Racquet Technician) and certification tester with the United [see more]

Speaker Profile – Ron Rocchi – 2014 IART Symposium

Principle designer, Global Tour equipment manager, Director of the Wilson Tour Services stringing team and an innovative force behind the Wilson BAIARDO stringing machine. Ron Rocchi continues to be one of the pioneers of the racquet sports industry, introducing new innovations while at the same time, continuing to shake things up in a positive way. [see more]

Natural 1 piece string job

In the world of stringing racquets, knowledgeable technicians realize that installing the cross strings from the top to the bottom is best for the racquet. The strongest part of the racquet is in the yoke, or throat area. As you weave and tension cross strings, the stress of the stringing process is going to follow [see more]