Archives for August 2018

How “Stiff” is That String?

The String Characteristic Data on this site is the most comprehensive compilation of string data available that gives you a “power potential” value. But, what if you want to do it yourself for a quick indication of string stiffness, nothing else!  A few members have commented on this method and I want to modify the deflections a [see more]

String Spreaders. What are They?

String spreaders are simply a device that raise and lower the main strings in a tennis racquet during the cross string installation procedure. The pair shown below are mine that have been in service for over thirty (30) years, therefore, the well-used look!  There are a number of devices available but what are they really used [see more]

Wilson Blade 98 18×20 V6.0

The V6.0 Blade 98 18×20 offers a few changes to the original models. This one has the same silky matte finish and minimalist elegance found in the Pro Staff line and the base specs remain extremely close to the original model. So where’s the real difference? To start with, the stringing pattern tightens up to [see more]

Roger Federer – What makes him so good?

All tennis fans know who Roger Federer is but how many truly understand why so many proclaim he is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? One way to assess this is to look at some statistics. As Federer is inching closer and closer to that point that all Federer fans fear (retirement) I thought it [see more]

Wilson Blade 98 V2.0

The Blade 98 16×19 has become somewhat of a staple and survivor in the Wilson line. So what’s changed with this version of the Blade? While the base model still boasts a 16×19 stringing pattern, Wilson has added Countervail technology, which, according to the company, “uses a special carbon layer to enhance the already impressive dampening [see more]

Ashaway Sponsors Three Rising Professional Squash Association Tour Players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway and its affiliates have recently signed string sponsorship agreements with three rising PSA players: Amanda Sobhy, Leo Au, and Yathreb Adel. The addition of these three players to its sponsorship roster continues Ashaway’s longstanding commitment to professional squash and to squash players worldwide. Currently ranked US #1 and PSA #18, and [see more]

Bother us!

I was discussing websites and blogs with a client this morning and asked why he didn’t respond to any of the posts even though, according to him, he reads all of them? “Well, I don’t want to bother you”, he answered! I can’t speak for everyone that posts but I want to be bothered! If [see more]

Wilson Burn 100LS V2.0

The newest V2.0 Burn 100 LS is ideal for players looking to add some spin to their game. Our model weighed in at 10.37 ounces strung, a very nice weight that is well in line with the intent of getting that extra spin you’re looking for. This updated version has a lower swingweight and is [see more]

Turn the Head Radical Pro into a Beast!

I am very happy to see players of every age returning to, or buying for the first time, racquets that have some weight!  Weight is your friend!  Any racquet can be “customized” to suit the needs of the player, of course. But what do you do if you already own a Head Radical Pro?  You simply add [see more]

Give It a Rest!

“Hey, John. Two of the racquets at XXXXXX for you to restring. Let’s eliminate polyester for a little while and give my elbow a rest.” This request is becoming much more frequent but what makes this one a little unusual is that it is already a hybrid format!  A nice multifilament in the main strings and [see more]