Now You Think of it!

So, it has been a while since you had your racquet strung and you are standing on the court about to receive and you ask yourself; “I wonder when I should get my racquet strung”. Now is probably not the best time to think of it but if you do simply take a look at [see more]

Wilson Clash 100

Once in a while, a word just “fits”! Clash “fits” this new Wilson racquet because it disrupts the trend of “everything stiff”. Luckily this trend is dying and Wilson has, in my view, done a masterful job of expediting that demise with this concept. Not only does this racquet look good it just feels good [see more]

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]

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]

How “Stiff” is That String?

The String Characteristic Data on this site is the most comprehensive compilation of string data available that gives you a “power potential” value. But, what if you want to do it yourself for a quick indication of string stiffness, nothing else!  A few members have commented on this method and I want to modify the deflections a [see more]

Ashaway MonoGut Tension Results

Doing an actual play test review on a string can be long and difficult. Plus, it can be very hard to get accurate results because you’re relying on a player to test the tension every time they play and in my experience that happens about 2 out of 10 times. This should give you a [see more]