Show me the money!

It’s no secret that there’s plenty of money to be had in professional sports. In fact, for us mere mortals, it’s incredible to see athletes getting 300 million dollar contracts and wondering just what train we all missed! It’s down to good representation for one thing but it also has a lot to do with [see more]

Black Knight Introduces the Knight Trainer Pro Robotic Badminton Feeding System

— Achieve player improvement faster and more effectively than ever before. — Fine tune every shot, personalize and save routines for each player and team. — Use or adapt installed training drills for singles, doubles and mixed, or quickly create your own. — Feeds up to 250 shuttles with constant precision and more power than [see more]

Luxilon LXN Smart

Luxilon’s new LXN Smart string is designed to work for hard hitters or those who hit soft. It’s the first string of its kind that is specifically designed by Luxilon to be strung at low tensions and for many of us, that’s good news. Check out the new string HERE See IART review HERE  

Ashaway Renews Cliff Swain and Ana Gabriela Martinez Sponsorships

Ashaway, RI – Continuing its long player sponsorship tradition, Ashaway Racket Strings today announced the renewal of sponsorship contracts for two of racquetball’s past and present stars, legendary superstar Cliff Swain, and reigning Racquetball Federation World Champion, Ana Gabriela Martinez. Specific terms of the agreements were not disclosed. “Sponsored players are our best ambassadors,” said Steve [see more]

Gosen Japan changes U.S. Distributor

I have recently received an email from Gosen informing me that they have changed their U.S. distributor. The new company is South Bay Creations in the Los Angeles area and I am told they are currently setting up their new email and contact information. Once that’s complete and I have that information I will post [see more]

Best bonding agent for racquet repair

Ok customizers, I’d like to hear your thoughts on a project I am about to undertake. Case in point; a racquet where the wall surrounding an outside main string grommet has collapsed and the grommet is now being pulled downward when tension is applied, which will only cause further damage. My initial thought was that [see more]

Justification for High Level Customization

One of the most frequent requests I received from prospective attendees of the IART symposium dealt with racquet customization. It seems that handle molding holds a certain aura about it that interests many in our profession but the truth of the matter is this. There are only a handful of private companies that do handle [see more]

Tip-Easy damper installation

Installing vibration dampers in a freshly strung racquet can present some problems, especially if those dampers are the longer versions that have to be woven over and under the main strings. It’s also much more of a challenge if the racquet you’re working with has a very dense 18×20 string pattern. However, there’s a solution [see more]

You are important!

For as long as I can remember, tennis has had a fair share of misconceptions when it comes to racquets, string & tension that have been rather difficult to expose and correct. For example, when you need a new racquet who do you talk to? Once you’ve chosen your racquet who do you trust to recommend [see more]

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 64 TX Micro Gauge Badminton String for Superior Performance

— BETA Polymer ZyWeaVe™ core minimizes tension loss– Textured coating adds stiffness to string bed, enhances spin and control Ashaway, RI – Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 64 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax 68 TX sibling, ZyMax [see more]