Archives for June 2018

Wilson Ultra 105S

Of the 6 Ultra frames from Wilson starting with the Ultra Tour and moving through 3 other base models with 100 square inch head sizes, we now we get into new territory with the 105S. This is a design that delivers additional potential for spin with a 16×15 stringing pattern and an added few extra [see more]

IART Member Benefit Highlights

When I first approached the concept of the IART I wanted to provide something practical and useful for racquet technicians from around the world. Something that wouldn’t stress the budget yet be useful on a daily basis while operating their tennis business. The idea was to take an already existing website, the original GSS site [see more]

Sergetti revisited

As many of you know we recently tested the Sergetti stringing method and put up a few comments about it. From the comments I’ve read and from my own personal experience it would appear that there’s little doubt about the effectiveness of this method of stringing a racquet. Sergetti offered a free tension sheet to [see more]

Is This Reel?

Yeah, I know what you are thinking…John can’t spell!  Well, you are partially right! The “reel” I am talking about is the one that most racquet strings come on for those that prefer that format.  More specifically I am talking about “bogus” string on reels!  We don’t buy anything from unknown or unverified suppliers, period.  But I recognize [see more]

Wilson Ultra 100UL

There are a total of 6 frames in the new Wilson Ultra line and this one is the lightest. Our racquet weighed in at 9.63 oz (273g) making this a good candidate for beginners as well as juniors transitioning to a full length adult frame. This model also comes with Wilson’s Uncontaminated Design, which means it [see more]

Develop a rhythm when you string

Think of anything you do on a regular basis and tell me it’s something you’ve done for a very long time. Do you do it differently every time? Most likely not and there’s a very good reason why. After having done this “thing” repeatedly you eventually discovered the most efficient way to do it. Now [see more]

How Much Influence Do You Have?

Steve Crandall of Ashaway Strings recently posted about “Advise and Consent.”  I believe he said we should “advise more and consent less”!  I agree with Steve! Let’s expand the subject a bit and think about the “realities” of racquet work. Racquet Quest, LLC, and I suspect many others, are in a position that allows us to “advise but [see more]

Gosen G Tour 3 Added to String Characteristics

Gosen has added a new, very thin, G Tour 3 to the line of G Tour polyester strings.  The concept according to Gosen is “in pursuit of a good feeling at impact to secure victory”. Gosen adds “Gosen has further developed polyester composed of high-quality polymer to realize a good feeling of ball catching and [see more]

Roland Garros Stringing Service

Nice article and video HERE about the stringing services at the French Open. For those of you who have attended past IART symposiums you’ll recognize Eric Ferrazzi of ERECA who is now the manager of the stringing team for Babolat. In the forefront of the photo is Josh Newton, an employee of Babolat and someone [see more]

Wilson Ultra 100L V2.0

The Ultra series is a unique collection of frames for the intermediate to advanced player. Starting with the base model, the Ultra 100 V2.0 that weighs 311g (10.97 oz), the Ultra 100L V2.0 reduces the base model down to 287g (10.12 oz) but maintains the balance at just over 4pts HL. However, the UL version [see more]