2013 Stringers Symposium

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
I'll make it out one of these years. Can't justify that trip since stringing is more of a hobby for me than anything else, atm.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
Ok. Taking a ton of pics, especially of new frames.

-Prince ESP, Pro (no ports), and Classics lines.
-Wilson 2014 sticks, including new Pro Staffs, 6.1, Juice (mostly taking pics of the S frames/specs).
-No new sticks from Babolat and Dunlop on display, and Head isn't here.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
Ok. Taking a ton of pics, especially of new frames.

-Prince ESP, Pro (no ports), and Classics lines.
-Wilson 2014 sticks, including new Pro Staffs, 6.1, Juice (mostly taking pics of the S frames/specs).
-No new sticks from Babolat and Dunlop on display, and Head isn't here.
 

zapvor

G.O.A.T.
Ok. Taking a ton of pics, especially of new frames.

-Prince ESP, Pro (no ports), and Classics lines.
-Wilson 2014 sticks, including new Pro Staffs, 6.1, Juice (mostly taking pics of the S frames/specs).
-No new sticks from Babolat and Dunlop on display, and Head isn't here.
yay! thank you
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
I'm putting them all up on my business page on fb. Case Tennis.

I'll try and post a link to the page when I get a chance.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Some of the tie off locations seem to be well thought out like the Graphite but others like the Pro models where you skip 7&9T and tie off mains at 8T and crosses at 6T requires some effort and a little more time to do it right. On those Pro models with the bottom three cross grommets on each side very close to the three outside mains there is going to be a lot of twisting on those bottom three strings by many stringers, gonna to have to watch for crossovers on the outside, and getting getting a soft cross string in 8T for a new grommet may prove difficult.

EDIT: And that yellow EXO3 Tour 95 looks nasty too. I predict problems with the bottom two crosses as you have to go around the the tag end of the outside main and into a grommet hole very close to another grommet then tie off on the outside main with won't be fun with a soft cross and new grommets. Wy does Prince have to make the tie off locations difficult?

EDIT: All these little problems can be worked around if you use an ATW pattern but that creates other problems.
 
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themitchmann

Hall of Fame
Irvin, thanks for saving me the time and posting the link!

Regarding the new Tour 95, the pattern isn't too tough. It's the same mold as the Rebel 95 (just renamed). The string pattern is the same as it has been since the 2009 Rebel 95.

My only complaint with the 95 has been the final tie off location...there is not a lot of room for a knot. I usually use a Wilson knot if using thicker strings.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
A selection of string, a racquet and racquet bag, additional 12 sets if string, 2 hats, various overgrips. Also, Prince distributed a bunch of their new strings.

We also got the opportunity to hit with the new lines from Prince & Wilson.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
OK Mitch you've got some splainin to do. One of your pics has a racket sitting on the table.

That racket had something on top of it. I am assuming that 'thing' is used to check the DT of the string bed. What is it?
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
OK Mitch you've got some splainin to do. One of your pics has a racket sitting on the table.

That racket had something on top of it. I am assuming that 'thing' is used to check the DT of the string bed. What is it?
Indeed it does. It was designed by one of the attendees. While the ERT measures vibrations, this device measures deflection.
 
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