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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Wilson RF97 Repair

I was recently contacted by IART member Randy Orebaugh and ask about repairing his customers Wilson RF97 frame. The frame was in very poor condition, needing a new B/G set due to excess wear on the sides plus, when the racquet was brought in the … [Continue reading]