Wilson BAIARDO L Stringing Machine

With the rollout of the new Wilson BAIARDO L (Lite) machine, Wilson is entering into a different market.

SBS…What is it, and, how it Relates to “Reference Tension”

SBS is “String Bed Stiffness” and is the stiffness of the entire strung area of a tennis racquet.  SBS is not the same as “tension” and this is important to understand.  Why? When you talk to your racquet technician about “tension” it is, normally, about what number to set on the stringing machine.  This number [see more]

Yonex Protech 8 Machine Review

A Review This review is intended to offer some insight into a stringing machine based on actual usage and not on a comparison basis. Although, when making a purchasing decision comparisons can be valuable. Introduction The Yonex Protech 8 is the latest version of a well known stringing machine series. There are several significant upgrades [see more]

Prince P7000 Stringing Machine Review

Prince P7000 – Back to the Future? The Prince P7000 stringing machine represents the collection of current electronic capabilities and the “old time”, and very good, Prince Two Point Mounting System, which is actually Four (4) points. There will be more detail on the mounting system later but for several years the “normal” mounting system [see more]

ERECA Balance System

I have had a look at the new ERECA Balance System!  The new device has been made more accurate (!) and more fun to use! The new system retains the robust construction that makes it possible to take the  ERECA Balance System wherever you go and the system has increased the stability of racquet location [see more]

Data is Data is Data is Data…

Data is our friend. The more data points we have the better we understand things! Great, of course, but what if the data is a product of various data “collectors”? As racquet technicians we have several different pieces of equipment to collect data and we rely on these for our business. However, it is not [see more]

What Difference does it Make?

I am often asked “how much does tension setting affect string bed stiffness?”  It is pretty obvious that higher tension settings will, normally, return a stiffer string bed.  But how much and is there a point of diminishing returns (control v power)? To establish a basis for discussion I strung seven (7) racquets at different [see more]

Alpha Accuswing2

I have been using the Alpha Accuswing2 every day for well over a year so it is about time to evaluate the performance of this device. The Alpha Accuswing2 does one thing and does it well.  The Accuswing2 does “swing weight” period!  That is a good thing since it can be sold for a reasonable [see more]

Teeth or no Teeth!

Nope, I am not talking about “teeth teeth” I am talking about stringing machine clamp teeth. But why? For many years I have used clamps without teeth for stringing all main strings. The reason(s) are clear to me in that the pressure required to keep the string from slipping is less, the clamp does not [see more]

Alpha Ghost

The Alpha Ghost represents the next step by Alpha to provide “value” to a performance stringing machine. This machine has all the “bells and whistles” you could possibly want, at a price that makes it well within reach of any serious racquet technician. Click here to see the review.