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]

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the very best that life has to offer in the coming new year!

Merry Christmas!

Seasons greetings to all. Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season and the very best in the coming New Year.

Recreational players & string choice – Part 3 – Why change?

Can we agree on one thing? Far too many players rely on the person stringing the racquet to choose the string and tension and that’s ok IF that person has been properly trained. Unfortunately, from my experience of 10 years presenting the IART symposiums, I found that the majority of those people have no real [see more]

Recreational players & string choice – Part 2 – the racquet makes a difference

The racquet makes a difference In part 1 I talked about string, particularly polyester. However, it’s important to understand that the racquet you’re using has a huge impact on the string you choose. The racquet should be compatible with your playing style and level of play. Once that’s determined then it’s time to choose the [see more]

String choice – Part 1 – You are different than your favorite tour player

PART 1 For many recreational tennis players choosing a string can be a real challenge. It’s not that there aren’t enough strings out there to choose from. In fact, it’s the exact opposite and that’s one of the things that complicates the process. Selecting a string involves looking at the big picture and assessing each [see more]

The Best String Companies to start off with for the major 💵💵💵 Max Profit Max Customer Service!

Are you just starting in the stringing industry or want to know the 3 best companies to start your stringing business with? The best strings are of course the main decision but other important factors play a BIG role if you are a stringer and this is your livelihood. Looking for more profit margin on [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]

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]