Luxilon Smart 130 Added to String Characteristics Data

There is a lot of buzz around this new string from Luxilon and for good reason, I think. I have added the data I was able to collect but I have no idea at what stage this string is relative to going to market. We have not strung a racquet with this string, yet, but [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]

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]

Head Radical OS Limited Edition

If you have been making tennis racquets as long as Head you certainly have a few Twenty-Five Year Anniversary models just waiting to make a splash! Well, the latest Limited Edition Radical is the Radical OS Ltd.  This is a re-make of the Andre Agassi racquet and it appears to be true to the original [see more]

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]

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]

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]