Archives for October 2018

Ashaway Introduces New MultiKill® 17 Polyurethane-Based Racquetball String

Developed in response to market demand, string is designed for power players to cut and spin the ball Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string for racquetball. Utilizing proprietary new polyurethane technology, MultiKill® 17 is designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to [see more]

Brittany Tagliareni…a Winner!

In all the years I have been involved in tennis racquets I have worked with players of all levels, from top-ranked to no ranking at all!  The one thing that remains constant is that every player received the same attention to a goal. Typically that goal is to win! As I reflect on the high [see more]

Tip-stringing natural gut

Natural gut can be a bit of a challenge if you have little to no experience working with it but there are a few things you can do to help ease the anxiety of working with it. Preparation-clean your machine clamps – clamps can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush. Use a can [see more]

The Wilson Team Room

The Wilson Team room is certainly a unique aspect of the companies commitment to tennis and to the best of my knowledge, I know of no other company that has created and implemented something to the scale that Wilson has done with this project. Yes, there are a handful of individual companies who cater to [see more]

Moisture & string storage conditions

  I was recently asked by a member about strings drying out and becoming brittle so I thought I’d defer to an expert on this, Mr Steve Crandall of Ashaway. Do strings dry out and become brittle? Read on to see what someone who’s company manufactures strings has to say. I am frequently asked about [see more]

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 68 TX Badminton String with Textured Surface Coating

— BETA polymer multifilament core increases dynamic stiffness and elasticity by 25% — BETA polymer braided construction increases knot and shear strength by 25%  — ZyWeaVe™ core technology prevents tension loss Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 68 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and [see more]

Tip-preventing sharp tips on knot ends

Leaving a sharp tip after trimming a tie-off knot is not recommended because the last thing you want is to have a customer come back and complain about being cut or poked when they accidentally brush a finger across that knot tip. So how can you prevent this from happening? You’d be surprised to learn [see more]

What Will You Take for Payment?

Typically if you are in business you expect to be paid and you may expect that payment to be in the form of something your vendor will also accept in payment from you. It seems that in our business of racquet preparation we may be offered some pretty unique things for payment of our services. [see more]

Yonex VCore Series is Red…and Hot!

The new Yonex VCore Series is Red and Hot!  Yonex has incorporated several of their best ideas into this VCore model series.  Some may be easy to overlook but still yeild some performance enhancements, like the “straight hole” design which may allow more string movement and increased dwell time, like the “trench design” that tucks [see more]

Volkl Organix 4 SuperG

The Volkl Organix 4 Super G  First thoughts about this racquet are just how nice it would be to hit with it. Volkl has long since been known for comfort racquets and this one has all the nice bells and whistles. Here’s the short list: Catapult Technology: The catapult effect accelerates with 30% more power [see more]