Category Archives: Stringers Software

Pictures are Easy!

It is easy for me to post pictures of racquets being made ready for shipment to tournament players. However, there is a lot more work before these can be tagged, bagged and packed!

Paperwork is what I am talking about!  I have included some of the paperwork in this image, so you get some idea of what is involved.  Not many people like paperwork but for this work it is essential!

Every racquet we do has the same “paperwork”, but local customers normally don’t need racquets customized and shipped overnight!  Out of town customers, your racquets are typically prepared as close to the “use by” date as possible.  So these racquets were strung and tweaked this morning and shipped (via overnight) this afternoon.  Most of the customization can be accomplished before stringing but final adjustments, if required,  are the last thing on the list.

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The “paper work” on the right is data from the ERECA Balance System, and this information is taken at each step in the customization, and at a “play ready” status.  While I still rely on swing weight as the primary dynamic property I use the ERECA system for very precise static balance, total weight, and a quickly calculated swing weight.

The other “paper” is my standard Racquet Record software data that contains over forty (40) pieces of data that are a permanent record in the customer file.

It sounds like a lot of paperwork, but it is necessary to assure consistency and organization.  Every racquet gets the same treatment.

So, the next time you see pictures remember there is a lot more to it than stringing, bagging, and shipping.

 

“Racquet Works” @ the App Store

My app, Racquet Works, is now available on the Apple app store.  Search for Racquet Works and download it!  It’s free!  This is a great app for your iPhone or iPad and makes it easy to stay up to date about new products and specials.

 

Racquet Technician Software

Well, it only took a little over two (2) years but the new RacquetRecord™ is now available for users of the MacIntosh and Windows operating system! I made the move to Apple a few years ago and appreciate the “usefulness” of the system so it took a while to get the PC version to market.

With RacquetRecord™ I tried to continue with that “ease of use” functionality.

RacquetRecord™ includes dozens of fields that are designed especially for the serious racquet technician, including client and technical racquet data.  Work Orders, Worksheets, Invoices, and racquet labels are easily printed.

RacquetRecord™ is not a “financial” application but includes totals for each racquet strung and “total” reports for year end records.

The cost of RacquetRecord™ is $79.00 for a version without data and $94.00 for a version that includes some product data, and is downloaded to your computer.  You can take advantage of a ten (10) day trial.  When you purchase RacquetRecord™ a serial number will be sent to you.

Additional functions have been added so the homepage of your version may not look exactly like the image above.

I have kept the price as low as possible so every serious racquet technician can begin to realize perfect organization of the stringing business.

Welcome to Racquet Quest!

Racquet Quest - John Gugel

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I have spent over forty (40) years working with racquets; from designing to manufacturing to stringing to customization, plus retail and anything in between!  I know that each racquet and player combination is unique.  So, the racquet specifications must be exclusive to the player.

Even if you go no further into this site I want you to know that you, the player, is what this is all about.  Some fun, some ideas, some questions, some suggestions, and most importantly, your involvement.

I hope you will enjoy your visit!

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