December 16, 2009
Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Prince Premier LT Tennis String
Prince Premier LT Tennis String Set
Prince Premier LT Tennis String utilizes advanced linear technology. The microfibers are aligned in parallel to pocket/cup the ball providing exceptional comfort, power and playability. 40'. Natural. 16g-7J803-000 and 17g07J804-000.
You can also get it in a reel HERE.
January 7, 2009
2008 Products in Review - Wilson Baiardo Stringing Machine
The new ergonomic machine, which is set to begin shipping in January, was not shown at the trade shows this year, but was presented to the trade in a special demo during the U.S. Open and used at the tournament for stringing the competitor's racquets. The Wilson team, led by Ron Rocchi (who counts "Principal Designer" among his titles), approached the concept of the new machine from scratch. They thoroughly researched how stringers work, what their wishlists for a machine would include, and considered the challenges they faced (sore back and shoulders, among others) with existing machines.
It is named for a mythical horse whose saddle adjust to the size and build of its rider; this stringing workhorse can be programmed to the height and preferences for each stringer that uses it. By inputting a user ID code, the machine moves and tilts for that stringer. See video by clicking on image above right.
Learn more at www.Wilson.com/baiardo.
Check out other stringing machines here.
September 11, 2008
Tennis Racquet String Deal Alert - Klip Excellerator 16g
Klip Excellerator 16g
A MultiFilament synthetic with 30% more fiber than other multi-fibers. A unique way of bonding the filaments with less glue provides more of a gut-like feel.
DoItTennis is also offering a volume discount.
- 1-5 sets = $12.99/set
- 6-12 sets = $12.50/set
- 13+ sets = $11.99/set
Check out Klip Excellerator 16g string.
August 28, 2008
Babolat's Legal Performance Enhancement Product - String
Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the introduction of its newest multifilament string, Addiction.
Babolat created the new Addiction string for players looking for the right blend of comfort, power, and durability. This multifilament string is composed of polyamide fibers (PA) and polyurethane (PU) matrix, with additional fibers making up a central core. Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) fibers provide an increased durability due to the very low coefficient of friction of this material.
"My great-great grandfather invented tennis strings in 1875 and Babolat has been a leader in the production of strings ever since," commented Eric Babolat, President and CEO of Babolat. "We continue to innovate in this area so that we can provide tennis players all over the world with the best products to improve their game. Our new Addiction string continues that tradition by providing the best power, comfort, and durability at a great price."
Gauges Max. Tension Length
125/17 66 lbs 40 feet / 660 feet
130/16 66 lbs 40 feet / 660 feet
The new Addiction string will be available in pro and tennis specialty stores starting in September 2008.
August 17, 2008
May 28, 2008
May 21, 2008
Tennis Equipment Q & A - What string tension should I use?
Q. What string tension should I use?
A: Are you looking for more distance on your shots or more control over them? Generally, if you string at the lower end of your racquet's recommended tension range, the same stroke will make the ball fly farther. Adjust string tension according to desired effect. Low tension = deeper shots. High tension = shorter shots.
At any given swing speed, higher string tensions improve control. High tension = better control. Low tension = less control.
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May 20, 2008
May 18, 2008
AG 602F Tabletop Racquet Stringer w/ Floating Clamps
Last week we covered the AG 601F Tabletop Stringer, so we thought it might be useful to see just a slightly more advanced version, the AG 602F as well.
The 602F has a professional mounting and clamping system (the same that AG provides on its floor models), a 6-point mounting system, universal v-shaped side supports, an adjustable head and throat mounting posts. They are throwing in free AG string with this machine as well. with the AG 601F Tabletop Stringer it was $50 worth, with the 602F its $70. Not bad.
Check out the AG 602F Tabletop here.
May 14, 2008
Tennis Equipment Q & A - How do you rate the best tennis racket strings?
Q. How do you rate the best tennis racket string?
A: With over 450 different types of string on the market, the average tennis player doesn't know where or how to begin the search for the best tennis racket string. Choosing the wrong string type and inappropriate tension can make a $250 racket feel like a wooden club even to the most skilled of players. Here is a breakdown of the most common types of strings available:
Natural Gut: The undisputed champion of tennis strings. Gives both power and feel. Good choice for injury prevention and vibration dampening. Retains performance as it wears though is vulnerable to the ill effects of moisture.
Synthetic String with Solid Core: Offers a wide range of playability, power, or control. Its low cost is an attractive feature to players who go through lots of string.
Synthetic String with Multifilament Construction: Offers the most performance for the money. Aims to replicate natural gut at a much lower cost. Natural vibration dampening is a characteristic as it minimizes arm and wrist fatigue. Use these with textured surfaces for increased spin capability.
Polyester and Polyester Hybrid String: Excellent durability and power. Can be hard on the arm, however. Frequently used as the mains in a hybrid set-up.
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May 12, 2008
AG 601F Tabletop Racquet Stringing Machine
This is a minimalist stringer - if you want your own stringing machine but don't want to spend too much money or take up your whole garage, this is a good option.
It has a 2-point mounting system, universal v-shaped side supports which allow it to handle all racquet types and prevents frame damage, adjustable head and throat mounting posts (so you don't need any adaptors), 2 Le Clamps included, 360 degree roation, and a linear ball gripper.
Bonus: You get $50.00 in AG String and an awl automatically included if you get it through Amazon. Check out the AG 601F.
April 28, 2008
Tecnifibre TF 7000 Stringing Machine
No matter what style you prefer, we don't think you can go wrong with a stringing machine that looks and performs as well as the Tecnifibre TF 7000. Tension-pull speed, allowing you to modify the tension head and guarantees you the correct speed, regardless of the tension you have chosen. Allows you also to reduce the speed when you tie knots. Its dual-clamp system enables fast and accurate stringing.
Some more specs:
weight - 40kg
length - 1000mm
width - 550mm
height - 300mm
See more stringing machines at the What's All The Racquet store.
April 22, 2008
Hybrid Stringing Saves Money and Improves Performance
Or so says Ashaway's Steve Crandall. "Chronic string breakers and young and upcoming tennis players would do well to consider hybrid stringing," he says.
Why? Because "hybrid stringing...can not only improve a player's performance, it can also save them money. Hybrid stringing involves using one type of string for the racquet mains and another type for the crosses...Hybrid stringing has since become very popular among top players as a way to tailor racquet performance to their individual style of play."
Interesting money-saving point: "...younger players on tight budgets, as well as chronic string breakers, can use the technique to save money on string...The trick...is to buy string in bulk reels instead of individual sets."
Check out Ashaway strings here.
April 20, 2008
Tecnifibre TF 8000 Stringing Machine
This is one of the "Big Kahunas" in the tennis racquet stringing world. It is used all over Europe and throughout the ATP Tour, including the French Open, Paris-Bercy, Berlin, Doha, and Marseille.
Why do many of the pro tournaments count on the Tecnifibre TF 8000? There are several reasons. One, the clutchable tension head allows you to pull a very short string. Two, it pre-stretches the string during tensioning - which is something professional stringing services look for.
Weight - 110 lbs/47kg
Length - 1050mm
Width - 560mm
Height - 360mm (adjustable)
Check out the Tecnifibre TF 8000 Stringing Machine.