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]

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 bottom part of the handle had snapped off. Parts of [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]

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]

Coaches…Help!

Coaches, we need your help!  My strokes are beyond help so what I am talking about is communication between you, the coaches, us, the racquet technicians, and the player! Professional racquet technicians try hard to maximize the equipment the player presents us with.  In some cases, we will have input into which racquet the player uses but [see more]

Do a Thorough “Prespection”!

What do we mean by “Prespection”?  I mean a “Prespection” is an aggressive method of finding anything that can stand in your way of success! As racquet technicians, we are presented with many opportunities to help players and sometimes with those opportunities comes challenges!  We all do cursory inspections before stringing but before you start [see more]

Leaded or Non-Leaded?

This used to be a decision you made when putting gasoline in your car, but, not so much anymore.  It is, however, a decision you make when it comes to racquet performance. For this discussion “lead” means “weight”.  There are, of course, other types of weight. Racquet performance can be enhanced with the proper placement [see more]

Tolerance. What is it?

When we think of “tolerance” we think of traffic, noise, and generally putting up with things, but normally we don’t think of tennis racquets! However, we should!  Tolerance means “what is the allowable variation between racquets of the same model”.  Not all racquet manufacturers are the same but it would be a good guess the [see more]

Ereca Visits Florida!

Eric Ferrazzi of Ereca France has been in Florida for several days but not just for the sunshine! Eric is spending a lot of time working on diagnostic equipment designs. I have dozens of racquets that can be tested, re-tested, cut, and everything in between so a good sampling of data can be taken on [see more]