Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pat Markey

Racket stringing tip and keeping your clamps clean

It's time to share some more stringing tips that I have learned over the years.  Stringing Tip:  Always clean your stringing machine clamps before stringing natural gut.  There is nothing worse than having your clamps slip on that 35 dollar set of Babolat VS Gut while stringing up your customers racket.  Residue builds up quickly on the clamps especially if you string frequently.  You will need a clean (free from oils or grease) toothbrush and rubbing alcohol.  Pour some rubbing alcohol in a cup and then dip the toothbrush in the alcohol.  Gently brush the clamp several times and let dry.  Make it a habit to do this at least every week or before stringing natural gut strings.  It will save you in the long run and keep your clamps from wearing out prematurely.  It's a simple tip that is overlooked frequently.

Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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