Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by tennisman917, Nov 18, 2010.
This thread is for YULitle, where has he been these days
Only two posts since April, but one was just a couple of weeks ago. I'll bet he's still reading, but just not spending time on posting.
I think he subscribes to a couple of his threads. He usually replies when a reply is posted to one those threads. Last we heard from Mike, he's no longer stringing since he moved with his wife. I guess there is not much tennis where he lives now.
A lot of the "old timers" aren't here much lately. I remember when this forum was buzzing with heated discussions and guys talking new guys through stringing jobs.
Over on the other stringing message board, the "strings and stringing" section can go for a week or two without a single post.
Just like soccer sucked the life out of junior tennis (around here anyway), I think youtube and facebook must have contributed to a declining interest in the stringing message boards. That and a decrease in tennis interest overall.
Mike's stringing website seems to be down too.
Maybe he will check in here and let us know how he's doing.
I bought my first stringing machine yesterday (Stringway ML120) and was talking to my sales person at Alpha in Austin and asking him about YU's videos and he knew who YU was because they had him make a dvd for them.
Anyway, he said he moved to some remote area due to his wife's career or something and there is no tennis anywhere near them so he's not doing it anymore. So I'm guessing he's done making videos for a while anyway.
I agree about soccer sucking the life out of tennis - soccer where I live is huge probably bigger then football, basketball, and baseball - tons of kids play.
Also, my best friend lives in Maryland and he has three kids the same ages as me and it's all about LaCrosse. LaCrosse there is like football here in Ohio.
Tough for tennis to compete with so many choices.
My kids play junior tennis at our club though and they are getting pretty good. They will probably play high school tennis. It's really a family sport for us even my wife gets out there - I got her a Babolat Aero 112 (right here from tennis warehouse btw) and she loves it - it's easy to use if you are total beginner like she is.
That Stringway is a very nice machine.
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