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Varying tension on cross strings

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For as long as we have been stringing there has been an ongoing discussion revolving around the pros and cons of altering the tension between the main strings and cross strings.  Many years ago we concluded it was a matter of personal preference.  The players in the camp advocating a lower set tension argued that […]

JET Method – Your Online Guide to How and Why?

Posted in L-TEC Strings, Stringing | Tagged | 56 Comments

Many of our blog followers are likely aware that Tennis Warehouse has picked up L-TEC Premium strings to make available to internet customers.  The purpose of today’s blog entry is to give those who are purchasing L-TEC strings online the means to string them so that they can achieve the best possible results.  Toward this […]

JayCee Method of tennis string installation – Defined

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In a recent blog entry we addressed the JET Method of stringing.  We explained that there are 3 major components of the method that must be implemented in unison to achieve optimal results.  Selection of L-TEC Premium string or hybrid to match playing style.  Identifying and stringing to a specific overall string bed tension. A […]

L-TEC/JET Method – Insider Insights

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It has been brought to our attention that the introduction of the L-TEC Premium tennis strings has raised some questions and possible confusion within a portion of the stringing community.  Our intent is not to be mysterious, overly-complex or  to cause stringers and potential L-TEC customers frustration.  Rather we are introducing a vastly different product […]

Stringway Cross Stringing Tool Revisited

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In September 2009 we took our Stringway Cross Stringing tool for multiple test drives and blogged about our experiences. (You can read about them here).  Shortly after reviewing the tool we set it on the shelf in our workshop where it saw about as much action as the Captain and Tennille channel on our Pandora […]

Something Fishy? Nah, not really.

Posted in Other Equipment, Poo-Poo Platter, Stringing | 6 Comments

Our year of extending our learning and boundaries in the world of stringing continues into October and November.  Tomorrow morning we are planning a trip to the Bass Pro Shops and we are excited. Do we fish?  No.  Do we need a new pair of wading boots?  Not exactly.  Then why in blue blazes would […]

Better Strings + Better Stringing = Better Tennis

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Quietly yet with a mighty “Roar” L-TEC strings have hit the US shores and they are without question making a significant impression on those who are using them. At the end of September the Grand Slam Stringers Symposium was held at the Saddlebrook Resort in Florida.  Stringers from across the globe gathered to learn from […]

New Found Respect for Crank Machines

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We just returned from attending the Grand Slam Stringers Symposium at Saddlebrook in Florida.  What a terrific conference.  I speak for myself, but think others will agree there is always a tremendous amount of learning that takes place at this event. While the information and tips I picked up were invaluable the greatest surprise for […]

Baiardo Bits

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Last fall after the US Open one lucky Wilson Baiardo stringing machine got to leave the hustle and bustle of Flushing Meadow and make its way to the friendly confines of Suwanee, GA…home of Guts and Glory Tennis.  We welcomed our new machine with open arms and have been delighted to watch her grow and […]

Prince Port-Style Racquets – More on our disdain of these villainous frames

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Those who follow our blog know all about our love affair with Prince port-style racquets.  While we give them high marks on innovation, we find the attention to detail in terms of making them friendly for stringers to be seriously lacking.  In the past we have blogged about the issues with these racquets and the […]

Full Poly Hybrids…The Next Frontier

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Hybrids.  You heard it here first.  Full poly hybrids are the next frontier in the ever advancing world of tennis strings. As many of our blog followers realize we have been undergoing a period of discovery as we question everything we know/believe about strings and stringing.  Much of our thinking has been influenced by the […]

The Definitive Guide to Playing with Low Tension Polys

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This blog is meant as a follow-up for our immensely popular posting on March 17 where we discussed the optimal method for stringing poly-based strings.  That particular entry has generated much discussion and many of our readers have been open to trying the suggested method and have reported success.  (Congratulations and thank you for reporting […]

The Definitive Guide to Stringing Polys and Co-polys

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Okay students, time to take notes. Qualitative analysis of tennis message boards, tennis twitter accounts, facebook pages, blogs and various discussions has convinced me that the vast majority of stringers are not well versed in the nature of poly and co-poly strings.  As a result, many stringers, even those widely respected and much revered, do […]

The Golden Era of Polyester is Upon Us!

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Back when I was growing up in the 70’s, I was thoroughly convinced I was living in the golden era of polyester.  Polyester leisure suits were all the rage.  They are what all the really cool dudes wore.  Me, my father, our minister, my band director and of course, Herb Tarlick from WKRP.  Polyester had […]

Stringing via the Jaycee Method…Why Bother?

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Earlier this year we posted about our philosophical trip to Paris and our desire to adopt and utilize the stringing methods of John Elliot in our business.  In the process of making this commitment several core beliefs were challenged and had to be carefully examined.  We had to be open to the notion that the […]

A philosophical trip to Paris

Posted in Guts and Glory Announcements, Guts and Glory Stringing Services, Stringing | 26 Comments

We begin the new year by announcing to our friends and customers that after careful consideration and review we have decided to embark upon a philosophical journey to Paris, France.  Paris is the home of John Elliot, better know to tennis message board enthusiasts as “JayCeeParis.”  John, an accomplished stringer and leader in the development […]

2011 – Join us for more good stuff!

Posted in Guts and Glory Announcements, Stringing, Strings | 2 Comments

We want to offer a sincere and genuine thanks to our customers for a wonderful 2010.  Your ongoing support allows us to continue providing creative and innovative products for you to enjoy. In 2011 we fully expect to carry this tradition forward by promoting and growing our customer base for the many terrific Mauve Sports […]

Much Ado About Knotting

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In our local stringing business we attempt to string with one piece whenever possible.  Stringing with a single piece of string allows us to complete the job with only needing to use 2 knots.  Fewer knots look better and tension loss is minimized.  There are exceptions where more that two knots are needed and these […]

Are your poly-based tennis strings shearing at the frame?

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We have a theory.  Before putting it out there, it needs to be understood this theory was only recently developed and it has not yet been tested.  We will ask our blog readers who are stringers to help us test this theory. We constantly read reports and have callers asking us about poly-based strings breaking […]

Tensioning Outer Mains: Raise Tension or Not?

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Much has been written and discussed around the issue of whether or not extra tension should be added to the outer mains when stringing.  In short there are two camps.  Inside camp #1 reside a group of people who believe the outer mains never come in contact with the ball, are the shortest of the […]

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