Stickers for marking string type/tension/etc.

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  1. HunterST

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    I would like to put stickers on my racquet inside the throat so I can know the date I strung it. It's easy to lose track of exactly how long strings have been in a racquet. I figure I could also list the tension if I used a different tension than normal.

    I need something I can just write on with a pen and not have to print off. Any suggestion on what to use?
     
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  2. Dags

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    Electrical tape works well - cheap, sticks nicely but peels off cleanly, easy to write on with a biro. Plus choice of colours and widths.

    Personally, I keep this information in a spreadsheet. If you have multiple matching racquets, look for the unique serial number. This is most often on the hologram on the throat, though sometimes can be embossed above the handle (Yonex) or on the butt cap (Head).
     
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  3. jim e

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    Join the USRSA, as they have a nice label that holds well and still peels of easy. Also has clear plastic coating that adhears after you write on it. Has USRSA logo as well.If you string a lot they have many other benefits as well like free string samples, their digest that lists most racquet patterns . It also gives credibility to the craft.
     
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  4. Steve Huff

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    You have to be careful though. Someone might complain about the .0025 grams of weight you might add to the throat of their racket. You know they'd be able to "feel" the difference.
     
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  5. Steve Huff

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    Jim, you beat me to the suggestion. If you are going to string for others, you should join the USRSA. I like Dags' suggestion too.
     
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  6. 1HBHfanatic

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    Return adress paper labels, with clear scotch tape ontop,, works,,,
    but if you wanna go alittle more "Pro",,, the guys above suggested it..
     
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  7. Hangman

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    I use my Brother Label Printer.
     
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  8. Geoff

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    @HunterST with a Brother printer you can customize the labels. At our club we add the club's logo and a reminder when to restring. I have also included the members name besides the obvious information of string type and tension. I have also added a racquet number for customers who have multiple racquets.
     
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  9. Irvin

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    Return address labels with removable Scotch blue Magic Tape below the label. The magic tape sticks on anything, is easily removed, and with paper address labels the ink won’t rub off. Another option (since it’s just your rackets) is to permanently mark your frames and keep a log of when and how they were strung (along with notes.) The notes provide a history of how the racket, string, and tension played.
     
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  10. graycrait

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    When I feel like it I just write on an Avery label, #5422, and stick it in the throat.
     
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  11. Karma Tennis

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    That's not the main problem.

    The main problem is that people might believe the tape will impact on the aerodynamic efficiency of the racquet thereby capping the maximum RHS and spin potential to something less than it would be in "stock" form.

    Of course that issue could be circumvented by explaining that your label has been tested for aerodyamic efficiency in the same Wind Tunnel used by several Formula One or NASCAR Race teams and actually increases the aerodynamic efficiency of the racquet thereby increasing the maximum RHS and spin potential to levels beyond those achievable by the racquet in "stock" form.
     
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  12. Irvin

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    I have transparent grip bands I write all information on, then turn them inside out and install at the top of the grip / overgrip. The trick is you have to write upside down and backwards but you get used to it after a while.
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    That's not the main problem.

    The main problem is that people might believe the tape will impact on the aerodynamic efficiency of the racquet thereby capping the maximum RHS and spin potential to something less than it would be in "stock" form.

    Of course that issue could be circumvented by explaining that your label has been tested for aerodyamic efficiency in the same Wind Tunnel used by several Formula One or NASCAR Race teams and actually increases the aerodynamic efficiency of the racquet thereby increasing the maximum RHS and spin potential to levels beyond those achievable by the racquet in "stock" form.


    You have a point there.
     
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  14. Wes

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    I use small Avery labels. I mentioned them here:
    https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/marking-racquets.559723/#post-10197927

    I believe #6737 is the Avery number.
     
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