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Does Tecnifibre have the “answer”…again? We all know Tecnifibre for its terrific multi-filament strings that set the bar for strings of the material and construction. Several years ago Tecnifibre introduced a string that was intended to be arm friendly to counter the increased use of very stiff string. Since that time Tecnifibre has gotten into […]
Bring Your Own String! This post is a brief explanation of why we do not, normally, string a tennis racquet with string supplied by the customer. The string may not be suitable for the player or racquet. The string is not in good condition. The string package is damaged so the condition of the string […]
Head is, I believe, going to expose and promote the Extreme Series to a greater extent than before. Why do I think that? Because I am holding in my very own hands a Head Extreme Tour! This 98 square inch racquet continues the Graphene 360+ technology which has become popular in the last several releases […]
Several years ago, when we were beginning to increase the use of Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro, it was not unusual to get a call from a client saying, “my coach says I should not be using polyester!” We could not agree more, and you are not using polyester! You are using PEEK polymer! […]
If you have been following the Racquet Quest Podcast you know how much we rely on weight to mitigate some poor shot execution or physical issues! So, don’t be surprised if that position continues for a while! It is majorly important now that we are beginning to play (openly) again! It is not clear to […]
KT Tape is probably the most recognized gear any athlete can wear! You see it on many world-class athletes typically placed where they may be experiencing discomfort or want to reduce the possibility of such! Racquet Quest has added three (3) new KT Tape products we believe are essential to better performance. The new Wave: […]
The World Headquarters of Racquet Quest is very happy to present the latest addition to our headquarters! My daughter and her family that live in Columbus presented me with the iconic Columbus, Indiana “C” bike rack recently! This bike rack is something I have wanted for a while! In case you don’t know, Columbus, Indiana […]
It is not often we get to do something completely different but this is that time! Everyone loves to see what the very latest racquets are going to look like and how they will play but what about taking a look back, not forward! This racquet review is going way back! I am not sure […]
Of course color matters! Brands have made history on color! Prince Green, Head Orange, Babolat Blue, for racquets but what about string? Sure, again! Luxilon Silver, Babolat Black, Solinco Green, Victrex Putty…what? Which of these monofilament strings do not have any color pigment? If you guessed the Victrex you would be correct. But why not? […]
As you probably know by now Novak Djokovic plays with a version of the Head Speed but in black, not black and white! So it was only a matter of time until the all-black Speed Pro became available. Until now we only had the black and white Speed Pro demo but now we have the […]
Racquet Quest specializes in high performance tennis racquets and they don’t get more high performance than the Head Prestige models! We recognize the attachment players have to racquets so we keep a good supply of Head Prestige racquets of all models and even a year or two of prior models. Here is what is currently […]
For the past few years and certainly the past year Racquet Quest has been committed to tennis racquets and yours is included! Hopefully the days of the “mask”are over and we can resume actually talking to each other and be understood! Of course if you prefer to wear a mask that is OK, too! Here […]
The following table will shed some light on the numbers we use and hopefully shed some light on what they can mean in terms of your racquet.
Grip size, in this case, does matter! However, for several years the largest grip size available has been a 4 ⅝, or just 5 for short. This is simply the circumference of the finished grip forward of the butt cap. Of course the butt cap is of a size that will capture the butt of […]
In Part Un we discussed the difference between shanking (mis-hit) and friction failure. It was obvious that the string was broken. But what happens when it is not so obvious? Part Deux, this part, will examine the frictional notching failure of monofilament string and how we can be prepared for it! To further refine this […]
Well, in the simplest terms, failure tells us it is time to have the request strung! However, there may be subtleties in string failure that can help us in our quest for tennis racquet performance. Such as? Is the failure shear related or tensile strength related? Was friction the major contributor to the failure? Where […]
For years we have requested player evaluation input to help us provide a comprehensive selection of quality tennis racquet string. Our new Player String Evaluation form below makes it really quick and easy to give us your evaluation input. If Racquet Quest prepared your racquet there will be two (2) labels on the inside of […]
We all have heard the question “which comes first the chicken or the egg”? However, my question is “Which comes first the game or the string”? I believe they happen simultaneously. But first a quick story. In 2005 I was attending a Head product introduction on the island of Mallorca, Spain, Yes, that one! The […]
Bolt tennis racquets have been around for a few years and we have reported on them in the past, however, the new V2 of the Bolt racquet lineup is very impressive! If you are not at all familiar with the Bolt technology it is the “Zip Strip” that makes them unique. The “Zip Strip” is […]
We all know what friction is. It keeps our cars from sliding around, it keeps us from slipping and in general makes movement possible! Friction also plays an important part in the string bed of your tennis racquet. Friction between the strings and the ball create friction which in turn creates rotation. What are, however, […]
The very popular Head Graphene 360+ Extreme MP is back in stock! This racquet is one of the best all-around racquets that we have seen in a while! They are hard to keep in stock! In addition to the stock models, we also have Extreme MP for full custom racquet set up, so whatever you […]
For the past fifteen (15) years or so, most string discussion centered on polyester. By now, you know our position on polyester, so we won’t go through that again right now. What we will go through right now is the difference(s) in a polyester string! PET, polyethylene terephthalate, is the standard “material” in the […]
From our perspective the Radical S should be one of the most used of the Radical Series! Why? The 102 square inch head size is optimum for players looking for additional power,( and who isn’t) in a legitimate players racquet. We say “legitimate” because this racquet can be turned into any thing you want, now […]
Click Here to See Radical Series Comparison Data The new, for 2021, Head Graphene 360+ Radical series is a radical step into colors that have always been the “mark” of the Radical Series but now it has gone even further into radicalism! We think that is a good thing! Why mess around with just a […]
As you would expect the Radical Pro is the heaviest of the Radical Series, but only by a few grams! What! When we talk about grams to some players it might as well be angstroms or something like that. What the heck is a gram? For many in the US market is still “Talk to […]
Well, this is one way to get 2021 of to a great start! This eye popping Radical will certainly add excitement to your life! This is truly orange with capitol O! You simply need to see this racquet to really appreciate the color. But, color aside, this racquet continues the Radical silo of aggressive racquets […]
Questron has been operational at the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest for a few weeks and it is time to acknowledge the benefit of having Questron and the ones that made it possible! Dr, Rich Zarda and Shenghong Zhang are responsible for actually getting it done! Dr. Zarda was instrumental in determining what need to […]
It is fun to have these fairly rare racquets to work on and get back into playing condition! We will report on each of them as we go through the setup procedure, and note any differences that we find. We will try to compare some of the specifications to current or “recently current” racquets to […]
Consistency is a component of almost every successful thing we do each day! But, what does it look like? Well since this is a tennis centric post it will look like this: What you are looking at is identical racquets, identical string, identical failure location! If you find the very end of each string you […]
If you have been listening to the Racquet Quest Podcast you know we have talked about what to NOT accept when you pick up your newly strung racquet. We know it is hard to visualize sometimes so these pictures are posted to give you a visual aid! This is the very same string! One could […]
Be Prepared! It sure sounds simple but is it? Not really! When talking about tennis preparedness that means having enough racquets ready for the tournament, organizing training sessions, plenty of shirts, shoes, and socks, of course! But, what’s missing? Your string is missing! Sure, you have done a great job of getting your racquets ready […]
In this particular case, it is the name “Roger Federer” and the racquet that carries his name, or just about! When you hear about the Wilson Pro Staff 97 his name comes to mind as well as the thought “I can’t possibly play with his racquet”. Well, maybe not but there is really good news! […]
If you listen to the Racquet Quest podcasts you will recognize this statement! So, why are we posting it on the website if it is already a podcast? Because it is serious! A racquet came in today that reminded me of why we started GASP! The stringing is so awful that I can’t keep myself […]
We have had this discussion before, but it needs repeating periodically! Why? Because players are not, in some cases, getting what they want but thought they were. And whose fault, or oversight, is that? The racquet dealer, the player, advertising, or just bad luck? I say it is the “demo” process in general! As we […]
The Bolt Racquet Series is back and in a very good way! In case you don’t remember the Bolt racquets incorporate a patented Zip Strip that sits between the racquet and the string that mitigates the stiffness of the string bed somewhat. I mention this because the In-Plane stiffness number you will see in the […]
We have had a “sneak peek” at some new tennis racquet models that will be arriving early in 2021! Typically, we can’t divulge a lot of the details yet but suffice it to say these are exciting models! But let’s back up a minute and talk about new racquets that are here, or should be […]
If you have been following Racquet Quest online and with the podcast, you know we are very fond of data! In keeping with that “fondness,” we have received our newest testing device, which I have named “Questron.” During the last week, we have spent time getting Questron set up to do the kinds of testing […]
Our new direction has created some extraordinary opportunities! You will not only get great prices you will also receive our dedicated high performance racquet setup! We see players that get a “great” price, which is good, but too many times the racquet and setup are not contributing to the “value”. If you are in the […]
As any business knows by now, there is a new way to do business regardless of what they are selling, and tennis racquets are no exception! For several years players have been able to buy “special” racquets from some manufacturers. These racquets were typically unique graphics. The price of these racquets was, also, usually a […]
Many of our readers know Jack Anthrop, but I will tell you a little about him just in case you don’t. We started working for Jack about six (6) years ago, at which time he switched to Ashaway MonoGut ZX. Since that time, Jack has progressed at a stunning rate, now with a UTR of […]
Butt caps are the things at the end of your racquet that creates a flared area that fits your hand to add control to your shots. The butt cap is usually a tight fit to the grip pallet, but manufacturers drive heavy duty staples through the butt cap into the foam grip pallet to make […]
Every once in a while Racquet Quest decides to do a little house cleaning and that means opening boxes that have not been open for a long time! And surprise! We find a lot of really interesting and exciting tennis racquets! Most of these have been on the Racquet Museum site but now it is […]
We want to have a discussion of “Full Custom Racquets” and this to be the best we can do at the moment! Click on Full Custom Racquet to see the short video, and thank you for watching! We believe this is an exciting step forward in specialized tennis racquets and preparation. We are anxious to […]
Normally our racquet reviews are when a racquet is brand new; however, this is a case where the updated string, RPX, from Tecnifibre is an excellent opportunity to add another review to the site! There are some excellent reasons to review the same racquet again with different string or tension settings. It allows us to […]
UTR is “Universal Tennis Rating” and it is the new standard in terms of player ratings based on match play. The range is 0 to 16.6. UTR has taken the place of the NTRP system that was sort of self-rating system. UTR is powered by the algorithmic genii at Oracle. Guess who has the highest […]
Probably the most common “customization” on tennis racquets is the addition of weight! In most cases, that is a good thing. Weight is your friend! Weight, in this case, is confined to swing weight and of course, overall weight and the placement of that weight and the format being used. We will see two (2) […]
Sometimes I am surprised at how a tennis racquet will find a new life after a few years of dormancy! And of course, I am astonished at how some racquets are “finished” way before their time! The new Head Graphene 360+ Prestige is an excellent example of a racquet taking off, and the Head Adaptive […]
During this period of social distancing, it is hard to have a comprehensive discussion about your tennis racquet! So, we have brought back our Easy Order form for your convenience! Simply go to the form and give us as much information as possible. Let us know when you can come by and we will reach […]
To our most valued and precious clients and friends, at this critical and ever-changing time in our country, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The coronavirus has caused a statewide shutdown. Our hours will be changing to reflect this very important step toward taking control of this virus! […]
Management is not just for adults! Juniors that play tournaments need to have some management skills! During this coronavirus slow down it is a good time to learn some of these management skills. We see many different management slip-ups such as no racquets for the tournament tomorrow! All racquets have broken string and are at […]
I suppose you have a pretty good idea what PWR means, right? Well, you would be correct! The Head Graphene 360+ Speed PWR is just that at a calculated power value of 2297.5! Compare that to the calculated power value for the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Lite of 1838.3! Twenty percent (20%) more powerful than […]
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP Lite may be the perfect racquet for a player looking for a thin(er) beam, 100 square inch head size, slightly lighter than most MP racquets! As you will see in the specifications this racquet is about 28 grams (1 ounce) lighter than the MP model, and, just a little […]
Head has included six (6) racquets in the new Graphene 360+ Speeds series! It is important, I think, to know what the difference is, and, it is not always easy to compare racquets. So, here is a comparison spreadsheet and graph that will give you an overview of the entire lineup. I have included “string […]
I think we all know what “Pro and MP” mean but what about “S”? I am not sure, so we are going to call it “Special”! The Speed S is indeed special and probably one of the best all-around racquets for 2020! You will see by the specs why this may be the case but […]
This is the “PRO est” of the new Speed series because it says so right on the tip of the racquet and it carries an 18×20 string pattern, so there! However, do not be intimidated by the “Pro” label! You will see by the specifications that this is a racquet that can be used by […]
The new(est) model of the very popular Graphene 360+ Speed series racquet is available NOW, so get up to “speed” by taking a look at the specifications for a strung racquet and the series comparison data. The major difference between this and the previous version is the “flipping” of the colors! What was black is […]
Here we go with this numbers thing, again! Our Racquet reviews are a bunch of numbers, but what do these numbers mean to you? We have put together this table with a brief explanation of how each number can be used by you to understand how that property can be helpful. If you see terms […]
The Head Prestige Mid is, in my view, the quintessential Prestige! This Prestige is the tennis racquet you would buy even if you don’t play tennis! It would sit right next to your Porsche 550 that you don’t drive much, but both make you feel really good! The latest edition of the Prestige Mid is […]
So, what’s in a name? In the case of the name “Pro” it is weight! Right out of the box this racquet is ready to go with a wonderful weight and swing weight that you will see in the specifications. The Prestige Pro is the “different” Prestige in the series with a more sculpted geometry. […]
When we do the testing and “number taking” for our demo racquets, we try to think as the consumer may think and include comments that may help the consumer make the best decision. We do not want to make these posts so dull that you go to sleep, but data is essential, so we are […]
We are finally getting the time to work on these marvelous new racquets from Head! In this case, it is the Head Graphene 360+ Prestige MP. The Prestige is a fascinating series for Head, but I think it is often overlooked when considering a new racquet purchase. I believe the “performance” category excludes a lot […]
Racquet Quest, LLC is really happy to announce an addition to our Grip Shape and Customization capabilities! After several years of design and experimentation we have 3D printed grip pallets! Our grip pallets are printed locally so your racquet stays at the World Headquarters! Due to the racquet manufacturing variations it is not feasible to […]
Have you ever wanted to play with a Yonex Pro racquet but really want a 18 x 20 string pattern? Well your want’s have come true! The new Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD is that racquet and it is here! The great new green and gold cosmetic creates a “menacing” tool for your game. This […]
We hope you will enjoy this video that was aired recently on The Tennis Channel! We have been working with Brittany and her Mother, Cathy for several years and they have been the most wonderfuly enlighting years! What Brittany allowed us to do was try to configure the racquet, grip and string setup that would […]
The new Head Speed 10th Anniversary Edition is here and whether you are a collector or serious player, or both, you need to see this model! The all black, with some gold splashes, racquet is here in the MP and S versions, and both the same specs as the non anniversary edition which, by the […]
In this particular instance, a few words are required to make the picture make more sense. Thanks to Australian stringer Ashley Nugent, for asking, is the picture in the post “Is Your Racquet Healthy” accurate in terms of failure? It is highly unlikely that a main and cross string will break at the same time […]
I started thinking about this as I made my way to a routine doctor’s appointment last week. Here is the scenario I formed while waiting: The doctor has been seeing all sorts of patients already today and I suspect the first glance at each one elicited some sort of reaction, quielty probably, like this; “Good […]
We have what seems to be a zillion demo racquets, and there is a player for each of them, I suppose. One of the biggest complaints against “demoing” is precisely that…too many to choose from! This is what we recommend; Start the convesation with yourself before you need to make a decision. Allow a month […]
If you guessed the Lite is the lightest model in the Gravity series you are correct, but did you guess it is also a 104 square inch head? Two 104 models in the series! I say “way to go”! Model Comparison The 16 x 20 string pattern remains but the spacing is slightly more “open” […]
The Gravity Pro is the racquet all 18×20 players have been waiting for! Why? Great weight, and excellent swing weight right out of the box! For players that think the Prestige models are too stiff, (they are not), this model will provide feed-back that the Prestige damps out through the cap system. Big hitters will […]
The new Head Gravity MP seemed like the perfect place to start with this new series of racquets so that is what we did! We believe this racquet falls between the Prestige and Radical series and will appeal to more players than either of those. Plus, there are two (2) 104 square inch models, the […]
In addition to individual model specifications we like to do a consolidated series comparison so we can glance at the differences between racquets. Following is that comparison. All the data is taken with strung racquets with a vibration damper but no overgrip. See the Five Models Compared Here See Larger Images of Each Model Here […]
No one likes double faults and no on likes “Robo Calls” but with the incredible number of these calls it is important for us to answer the “real” calls while ingoring, as much as possible, the other stuff. By ignoring (technologically) some calls we may be missing your very important call to Racquet Quest and […]
The new Head Graphene 360 Radical has arrived and I have already chosen the one for me! The four (4) racquets in this series cover every possible player style and the new graphics package will appeal to most players. This is a win-win Radical Series! Just in case you are wondering which one I have […]
The new Head Graphene 360 Radical series continues the “less is more” graphic package that is so popular on the Head Speed series. While I really like the occasional “Limited Edition” racquets I am favoring the new “look” now. As you can see there are four (4) models in the series starting on the left […]
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 […]
For a few years, Racquet Quest has been using an “accuracy index” to clarify and understand how the string bed stiffness at a given location can affect where the ball goes. You may say that is the players skill working…or not! However, players take heart, we know how the string bed accuracy can and will […]
A lot of players don’t really know how long it takes to string a tennis racquet. Do you? This is not a quiz but a way to begin the discussion of why it may take us longer to do your tennis racquet and why we may not be able to accommodate certain time requirements. Speed […]
After seeing “After the String is Strung” some of you wanted to see a “While the String is Being Strung” video. I have several videos of the stringing process but I use them for my own review and to see if there is anything that can be done better. So, the video(s) will not be […]
If you read the Wilson Clash 100 review there is not much to say about the Wilson Clash Tour in terms of graphics because it is exactly the same! So we can go directly to the differences between the two models. The Tour does have the “word” tour on the racquet but little else in […]
Brittany Tagliareni brought this film to my attention a couple of years ago and I have tried to follow the progress since then. Here is the latest trailer for the film…
Once in a while words “fit”! 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 in the […]
In dictionary terms it is: “the amount of extension of an object under stress.” In tennis terms, it means the same thing when talking about tennis racquet strings. How much does a string stretch under the reference tension load or otherwise stretched (impact)? The proliferation of wrist, arm and shoulder injury has brought attention to […]
Recently a friend asked “would the same string but different color play differently”? Of course the only way to confirm anything in terms of “playabilty” is to prepare a racquet with both strings, lab test them then hit with them. We will try to do this soon. That is the next step but what about […]
Wilson has introduced a new generation of tennis racquets that do not include GPS but maybe something just as good! The new Clash tennis racquet is what I am talking about! This new racquet will be in the shop on February 15 and wants to say “hello”! What makes this such a different racquet is […]
The new Head Graphene 360 Instincts are in the shop waiting for your evaluation! As you can see this new Instinct Series carries forward the “minimalist” graphics concept and a stunning blue color! If you have been shopping for a new Porsche lately you may have seen a similiar color they describe as “Miami […]
Everyone has challenges in life… playing with bad strings should not be one of them!
2019 here we come! It is going to be hard to top 2018 but we will do it…together! Together includes Racquet Quest, LLC, You, Racquet makers, string makers, and everyone interested in the growth of tennis. The mission of Racquet Quest is to provide the best possible playing experience based on data. Data assures you […]
As this day nears the end and the year sprints to it’s conclusion it is worth the time to reflect on 2018! This year was the busiest in the history of Racquet Quest, LLC and one of the most rewarding in terms of helping players. Helping players is the “mission” of Racquet Quest so we […]
To the thousands of you that tried to view the Racquet Quest site in the last 65 hours I apologize for the down time! To the 2 or 3 of you ( I know who you are) that did not try to view the site I also apologize! The site is up and running normally […]
Is this instance we are talking about racquet weight. Not the few pounds we put on yesterday, Thanksgiving Day! In the early 1990’s we made a tennis racquet which weighed slightly over 7 ounces. Awesome, some said! This racquet traveled along with the standard weight racquets in the line and was available for anyone to […]
If you can’t get by Racquet Quest to take a look at this exciting new racquet just take a look at this video! The specifications will be posted here as soon as possible, but in the meantime…
You may not know it but you have been waiting for these! Head continues with thier anniversary edition parade! It seems twenty-five years is a good time to re-introduce the racquet(s) that made history then! The Head Radical 107 OS is a remake of the Andre Agassi racquet that is true to the characteristics of […]
After all these years of the old “RQ” it is time for a new look! Please ket us know if you like the new look!
Congratulations to Jack for his Finalist finish in the Junkanoo Bowl in Nassau! Jack has been playing ITF events and was a qualifier for this tournament. Not only did he qualify, Jack went on the finals where he put in a great three (3) set effort against Harrison Gold, 6-7,6-2,5-7! Well done, Jack! Congratulations
Jennifer walked into the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest the other day and asked to have her racquets strung. Nothing unusual about that, of course. I looked a the racquets in her hand and thought to myself…” Well, where are they?” In her hands were two (2) Head You Tek IG Prestige Mid racquets! If you don’t […]
This seems to be a semi-annual event but that’s OK! This event is a little different though! Every bag regardless of size is only $60.00! This is extraordinary but we need the room. Most bags are Head or Wilson, some are 6 racquet bags some are 12 racquet bags. It makes no difference! Walk in with three […]
In our “Recommended Stringing Frequency” calculator we state that this frequency is to get the best possible performance from your racquet. But, what exactly is “best performance”? To establish this we need to take you, the player, out of the picture for a moment and concentrate on the racquet and string setup. the reason is […]
Head is introducing two (2) new racquets to the MXG Series, and this is an excellent thing in my opinion! It is not that we need a bunch of new racquets, but this signals a commitment to the MXG concept. In case you don’t know, the MXG Series racquets incorporate a “string suspension system” (my words) […]
I have often wondered what players know about the “stringing” process and in particular what goes on after the “string is strung”. So, while Madelyn was here she decided to video me doing what we do after each racquet is strung and just coming off the machine. Had I known we were going to do […]
A huge congratulations go out to Sophie Williams for her terrific run at the recent Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Ca.! Sophie played the finals against the number 3 seed Elena Yu… Having the experience of making the Girls’ 12s final last year, Eleana Yu of Mason, Ohio, said she only had to fight a […]
The Racquet Quest World Headquarters had the pleasure of having Curt Dailey, CEO of LaserFibre Strings, visit today! Racquet Quest, LLC will be doing a little evaluation work on LaserFibre string made in the United States! LaserFibre is the only string supplier committed to making all of their string products in the United States. Right now […]
Have you ever wondered what keeps the Racquet Quest World Headquarters going? I can’t imagine why you would, but here it is anyway! These are made in France, of course, so they are good for you, and after work, they pair up nicely with a good Bordeaux!
In the words of Lord Kelvin (May 1883) “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in […]
My answer is simple! To give you the very best performance you can get from your racquet dollar! You are probably thinking “aren’t I getting that now from my online purchase?” Probably not! I see a lot of racquets from online sources and what I see convinced me that you need to have another option! […]
Ashaway MonoGut ZX Family Ashaway, RI – “While it is certainly premature to proclaim the demise of polyester and co-polyester monofilament strings,” said Ashaway Vice President Steve Crandall in a newly published column, “I think it is certainly fair to say that the tide is against them, and that a counter trend towards “Zero Poly” […]
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- Prince Phantom 107G!
- New KT Tape Products!
- World Headquarters Update
- And now for something completely different!
- In a string does color matter?
- Head Speed Pro Black
- Pick Your Prestige!
- Still Committed to Your Racquet!
- Looking at the Numbers and What They Mean
- Dealing with Options, and What are the Options?
- Correct Size Does Matter!
- What Can String Failure Tell Us – Part Deux
- What Can String Failure Tell Us?
- Players String Evaluation
- Our Mission
- Which Comes First!
- Bolt 100 v2
- Friction v Tension…what wins?
- The Extreme MP is Back!
- Looking at the Differences
- Head Graphene 360+ Radical S v21
- Head Graphene 360+ Radical Series Comparative Data
- Head Graphene 360+ Radical Pro v21
- Head Graphene 360+ Radical MP v21
- Happy New Year!
- Questron Update!
- Happy You Year!
- A Rarity …Continued
- A Rarity!
- Consistency. What Does It Look Like?
- See What We are Talking About?
- Be Prepared!
- What’s in a Name!
- Let’s Get Serious!
- Why “demo” a Racquet?
- Bolt 98L
- What’s New?
- The “Questron” has Arrived!
- New Direction = New Opportunities!
- Buy Direct?
- Jack is Headed to France!
- Why is My Butt Cap Loose?
- House Cleaning!
- Full Custom Racquets in Video
- Full Custom Racquets!
- Head Graphene 360+ Gravity MP/Tecnifibre RPX
- What is UTR?
- Tecnifibre Makes a Move!
- Head Extreme Tour
- Know Your String!
- Weight is Your Friend!
- Tale of the Tapes!
- Racquets Taking Off …and Racquets Crashing!
- Easy Order is Back!
- String Tension Testers…Friend or Foe?
- The Coronavirus, You, and Tennis.
- Racquet & Tournament Management
- I Get It! Maybe… or Maybe Not!
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed PWR
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed Lite
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP Lite
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed Series Comparison
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed S
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro
- Head Graphene 360+ Speed Mid Plus
- By The Numbers
- Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Mid
- Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro
- Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Tour
- Head Graphene 360+ Prestige MP
- Head Prestige 360+
- Welcome to the 2020 Bag Blow Out!
- 2020 is Coming Into Focus!
- Tis The Season!
- Jack Wins at Eddie Herr International!
- String. What is important?
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- The Racquet Quest Podcast…update!
- Head Graphene 360+ Gravity Tour
- New Head Racquets on the Way!
- Yonex VCore Pro 97 – 330
- Yonex VCore Pro 97 – 310
- Catching up!
- Grip Shape and Size Customization!
- Tecnifibre T-Fight 315 XTC
- Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD
- Tecnifibre T-Flash 285
- Brittany Tagliareni: Person…Tennis Player…Friend
- Tecnifibre TF 40 305
- Gravity…a NEW FORCE!
- Head Speed 10th Anniversary Edition
- Pssst…want to try something?
- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
- Is Your Racquet Healthy?
- How to Demo a Racquet
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity S
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity MP Lite
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity Lite
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity Pro
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity MP
- Head Graphene 360 + Gravity Series Lineup
- Play Like a Girl…Part Deux
- Robo Calls are Double Faults!
- Play Like a Girl!
- Digital Ball Pick Up!
- This Gravity Will Not Let You Down!
- New Head Graphene 360 Radical! Here Now!
- String Bed Stiffness – A Short Video
- Dr. Goodman visits the World Headquarters!
- Ask John
- Head Graphene 360 Radical Compilation
- Head Graphene 360 Radical PWR
- Head Graphene 360 Radical S
- Head Graphene 360 Radical MP
- Head Graphene 360 Radical Pro
- Brittany shines in Abu Dhabi
- Will Poor Stringing Save the Life of Polyester?
- Head Radical for 2019!
- Now You Think of it!
- Accuracy Index…what is it?
- What Took You so Long?
- Our Standard Stringing Process
- It is Never too Early to Start!
- Storm Coming!
- Wilson Clash Tour
- Racquet v Racquet!
- Unravelling Athena
- Wilson Clash 100
- What is Elongation?
- Does String Color Matter?
- Carbon Mapping…GPS for Your Ball!
- Instinct…get it!
- Happy New Year!
- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year & All Other Happiness!
- Year End
- A Little Down Time!
- Anta Racquets?
- Weight is Your Friend!
- How Lucky Can You Get!
- Brittany Tagliareni…a Winner!
- Yonex VCore Pro 100
- Head Graphene 360 Extreme
- Yonex VCore Series…Red…Hot!
- You Have Been Waiting for These!
- What is Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)
- A New Logo!
- US Open Stringing Event
- Keep it Up!
- Turn the Head Radical Pro Into a Beast!
- Give It a Rest!
- Jack Anthrop Scores Big in Nassau!
- Brittany Goes to Washington!
- Meet Jennifer
- Big Bag Blowout…Again!
- Dr. Zarda Granted Patent!
- What is Pointy?
- This is Important!
- Head MXG 1 and MXG 7 are Here!
- New Head MXG 7
- What is “Best Overall Performance”?
- Change It!
- New Head MXG 1
- MonoGut ZX +ZX Pro…let’s talk about it.
- WPRC Member Guest 2018
- After the String is Strung!
- Congratulations Sophie!
- Mr. Dailey Makes a Visit!
- What Keeps Us Going?
- And Now This…
- String Failure (continued)
- Rely on History!
- Where do you buy tennis racquets, and why?
- Yonex VCore Pro
- String Failure(s) Redux
- What Does Your Logo Mean?
- Recommended Stringing Frequency (RSF)
- What’s New?
- Is Racquet Stringing Dangerous?
- The Head Sensor (like “self-help”)
- Let’s Talk About This!
- Here now! Are You Ready?
- Head Visit
- Need Direction?
- Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
- Head Radical gets “Touch”
- Get real!
- Why Sell Tennis Racquets?
- Shaped String Considerations
- Ashaway Monogut ZX Video
- More than an Overgrip!
- What is Important?
- Opportunity Knocks Just Five More Times!
- Catching up!
- After Hurricane Irma
- Is It Time?
- Mr. Falzone Pays a Visit!
- Is This the Perfect Combination?
- Ask The Right Questions!
- Numbers Matter
- Head Extreme…Yes!
- Hybrid Stringing…What is it and Does it Matter?
- Wilson Pro Staff 85 on the way!
- The Pro’s Use It!
- Uber Did It!
- Visit from Ashaway!
- Outrageously Radical!
- Is It Worth It?
- Wilson Blade 104 Serena Williams Autograph CV
- Wilson Blade 104…What is the Difference?
- New! Head Adaptive Tuning Models!
- Welcome to Orlando, USTA!
- Why is Omar Smiling?
- String Categories & Recommendations.
- Want to get started? (or upgrade!)
- Blade 98 CV…Try It!
- What Shape is Your String In?
- Big Bag Blowout!
- What is “Soft”?
- Wilson Blade with Countervail
- Interactive Discussion
- Luxilon Natural Gut String
- Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph
- 10th Annual IART Symposium
- A New Record!
- A Word About Racquet Record Software
- Taking a Beating!
- What Hours?
- Well, I did It!
- Racquet vs Car!
- Head Speed “Graphene Touch” Racquets!
- Pictures are Easy!
- Why Offer Racquets?
- Monogut ZX = Zero Polyester
- A “bag” Thank-You!
- Bag Blowout!
- Can We Have Both?
- Happy Independence day!
- What’s Going On?
- Get a HEAD Start on Summer!
- What is a “mis-hit”?
- VS Gut in a Demo Racquet? You Bet!
- Mis-hit? What mis-hit?
- Can You Buy Prestige?
- Racquet Tolerance…Part Duex
- Let’s Build Some Racquets!
- What’s in Your Racquet?
- 12 Racquet MonsterCombi by Head
- Head Graphene XT Speed Limited Edition
- Kinesiology Tape…What is it?
- Don’t Forget Protection!
- A Visit From Ereca!
- Grab a Bag!
- Head PWR Racquet Series
- Can This be True?
- For Sale!
- Love Volkl Racquets?
- Pro-Stock Racquets…what does that even mean?
- String News
- Head Graphene XT Prestige Series
- Tolerance…what is it?
- What to Expect in 2016!
- Let Us Hear Your Story
- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and More!
- Where Swing Weight Data Comes From?
- Ready for the Eddie!
- Radical Stuff!
- Head Radicals for 2016 Here!
- Perfect Failure!
- Winning Combination!
- Offset Tube
- Ashaway Monogut ZX/ZX Pro – Update
- My Gut Broke!
- LaserFibre is Back!
- IART Symposium…for the 9th Time!
- String Bed Linearity…What is It?
- ERECA Tools
- Junior Tournament Players Deserve Better!
- Offset Block via What Do You Expect?
- Head Graphene XT Extreme MPA
- What Do You Expect?
- Unintended Consequences?
- Let’s Try Something!
- Congratulations, Stan!
- Viva la France!
- What is “String Frequency Recommended”
- Will This String Make a Comeback?
- Head Radical Special Edition
- One of Those Days!
- Leaded or Un-Leaded?
- Going Down?
- Ashaway Monogut ZX…Redux
- Head (RED) Special Edition Bag & Back Pack
- Where did my Swing Weight Go?
- Head Graphene XT Instinct MP
- A Perfect Fail!
- Dunlop iDapt Racquets
- Head Graphene XT Speed Pro
- New! “All Blog Posts” Tab!
- ERECA & US!
- Happy New Year!
- What a Year!
- Happy Holidays!
- Premature String Failure Getting You Down?
- Is My String Dead?
- Tennis Emergencies!
- Yonex 18×19 Pattern?
- Head Speed MPA 16×19
- Racquet Museum!
- A Note about Links!
- Head Speed MPA 16×16
- For Sale…Very Special!
- Change Tension with Temperature Change?
- Pro Stock Racquets & You
- IART for Tennis Players
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Well Done, Roger!
- When Do You Need It?
- The Doctor is In!
- Remember “Easy Order”
- A Visual Cue!
- Kinesiology Tape…what is it?
- Junior Injuries
- Summer Heat!
- Octave String Natural Gut II
- A Winner!
- There’s an App for This!
- Admonish Racquet Technician’s Apron
- Shot-Stat…what do you know?
- Acelon Wildfire Hex String
- What Shape is Your String In?
- What Ails You…and Why?
- Octave String Natural Gut
- What’s in Your Racquet?
- Racquet Museum now Open!
- Swing Weight…How Much Can You Handle?
- String Bed Stiffness Linearity
- Customer Comments
- Ashaway Dynamite Red Rough Prototype
- Robert Kendrick Joins RQ as String “Analyser”
- Technology…Part Five
- Thanks, Trevor!
- Aptitude or Attitude
- Technology…Part Four
- Congratulations Players!
- Easy Order
- The first week of 2014!
- Happy New Year!
- Fairway Grip
- Delray Beach Tournament
- Technology…Part Three.
- Technology…Part Duex
- Technology…a Series
- Trip to Wilson!
- String Pairings?
- Happy Friday!
- String Life…again!
- IART Symposium 2013!
- Leather Looses Weight!
- SBS…What is it?
- Racquet Options
- How do YOU select a string?
- Ashaway MonoGut ZX Re-Visited
- Congratulations Petra!
- What is Important to You?
- Tennis Racquet Grip: Shape & Size
- Shape…what do you like?
- Natural Gut…why is it important?
- Racquet Reviews: What They Mean & How to Use Them
- Leather…part Deux
- PEEK…take a look!
- Is My String Dead?
- SBS…what is it?
- Free Tennis World Magazine Subscription!
- IMG for Sale
- Racquet Tags…who needs them?
- “Racquet Works” @ the App Store
- Jack Kramer ProStaff…update!
- Are You Into Leather?
- Android App Ready to Go!
- Why Get Tennis Elbow in the First Place?
- New Racquet Quest App Soon!
- Are You Using a Real Racquet?
- Racquet Stringing Frequency…really!
- String Stenciling? Is it for you?
- Choosing your Favorite Player
- Head YouTek Graphene Speed Tour Series Comparison
- Head Graphene Series Racquets
- Great New Look!
- Stringer of the Year!
- Happy Holidays!
- Shopping for a New Tennis Racquet?
- Polyester and You…a Love Story?
- Head Prestige 25th Anniversary Edition
- Symposium Nr. 6!
- US Open sans Nadal
- Unique Racquet Inventory
- Meetings are evilboo
- For Sale!
- Staying’ Alive
- Congratulations, Roger!
- The 11:00 O’Clock Curfew
- A Bad Day?
- Ashaway MonoGut String
- Should Tennis be Quiet…Part Tres
- Players, you rule!
- Prince signs Agreement!
- Want to have some fun?
- Should Tennis be Quiet…Part Deux
- Prince Does Chapter 11
- Winter Park Tennis Center
- Palmano’s Biscotti
- The Heat is On!
- Starting Procedure
- Tune-Up Time!
- How to Demo Racquets
- Should Tennis be Quiet?
- The Cost of Stringing in Perspective
- Take it Easy on the Tension!
- Happy New Year & Beyond!
- Need Inspiration? Take a look at this.
- Racquet Technician Software
- Swing Weight…what is it and what it means to you.
- Head YouTek IG Racquet Reviews Coming
- Time to get back to the Quest!
- First Session Day at the Symposium
- GSS Symposium Coming Up!
- Do You Have a SOP?
- Brand Generalities
- Arm Friendly Racquets…is it really the racquet?
- A Vacation?
- Quick Trip to String Thing™
- Using the String Thing™
- Tennis as Therapy…You bet!
- Robert Kendrick at the French!
- How Many Strings are There?
- The Ultimate Green Combo?
- Tennis…therapy or just a game?
- To Stretch or not to Stretch
- Maria Sharapova Racquet
- Racquet Stiffness and You
- Low to High
- Get to Know Your Stringer
- Heading to Saddlebrook Resort
- Origine Racquet Update
- Welcome to Racquet Quest!
- String Thing™ – Want Straight Strings?
- Stringmeter…Friend or Foe?
- Pro’s Changing Racquets?
- Tension & Temperature
- First Impression of the Origine Racquet
- Something New!