Archives for April 2017

Pre-stretching String – Yes or No

Pre-stretching string is a hot topic among most stringers. There are arguments for and against and the debates can linger on indefinitely. To that end, IART feels that it’s important to take a position on this topic and you’ll find it below. You can also search this website and find various posts on the topic. [see more]

Pre-stretching string

If ever there were fodder for Internet babble the topic of pre-stretching racquet string would certainly find it’s way into the conversation. Why? Because everyone has their own opinion about this practice so let’s make this very simple. IMHO, there are two positions on this topic worth having a discussion about. Tournament stringing Shop stringing [see more]

Babolat Pure Strike VS Tour

According to Babolat, the new Pure Strike VS Tour is: THE SPEED MACHINE: A POWERFUL AND PRECISE RACKET TO ATTACK AND COUNTER-ATTACK. The new Pure Strike is for very strong striker players who like a heavy racquet and players who speed up the ball & need responsiveness to increase their precision. A square beam and [see more]

Average of What?

Many racquet buyers rely on the information found online or even on the racquet itself.  These data can be a little “off” so I prefer the actual specifications. But how about the “Average Weight” as a way to know what you are getting.  We know at first glance what is meant because we know what racquets weigh. [see more]