The tennis world has been living under the throes of an insidious plague since the advent of modern racquets. It is simply known by three villainous initials, DSS. It is a devilish epidemic that crosses all national, racial, political and social boundaries. Pros of all levels, college players, tournament players, juniors and even weekend warriors…we all suffer. Some suffer in silence while others feel the effects in the form of whackado shots on the tennis court. What is this plague? Who is this monster? What can be done, if anything, to save tennis players from the complete discombobulation and errant shots caused by this pestilence?
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Enter “The String Thing”– your complete antidote/antibody/cure for DSS – – Discombobulated String Syndrome.
Elegantly simple, yet profoundly effective, The String Thing, whisks discombobulated strings back into proper playing position faster than a Mark Philippousis serve. The virtually indestructible device easily fits into your tennis bag and with just a couple of swift strokes up and down the stringbed, your strings magically respond and align themselves into perfectly precise position…ready to spring back into action and help vanquish your foes without fear of misalignment causing an inaccurate shot.
The String Thing comes in two varieties, one for racquets with open patterns (16 main strings running vertically) and those with closed patterns (18 main strings running vertically). It is inexpensive, easy to use and is guaranteed to save wear and tear on your finger tips, (simultaneously preserving manicures), while completely eradicating Discombobulated String Syndrome from your tennis life.
“The String Thing” is not a toy. It is a serious device for serious players who understand the importance of keeping strings properly aligned for maximum performance. The rumors of it making a “bitchin’ backscratcher” off the court, may contain some elements of truth, but it is designed for much more serious and practical matters…The total obliteration of Discombobulated String Syndrome from our planet.
As a professional stringer, I find The String Thing to be completely indispensable; a vital tool of the trade. I also firmly believe that if string movement makes you nuts on the court, this tool will bring serenity and sanity to you. Simply put, it works. Every tennis player should have at least one String Thing at his or her disposal whenever they step onto a tennis court. They are made in the USA and available from the Guts and Glory online store. We hope you will get one for yourself as well as a few to give to your tennis playing friends and family. It is pure Kryptonite to DSS! (Not to mention one bitchin’ backscratcher.)