Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tennis Stringing: What to do if string is too short to wrap

Suppose you have a drop weight tennis stringing machine, and you're just about finished but find that you don't have enough string to wrap the clamping mechanism (over/around/through). You might be able to get away with using a separate clamp to hold the string. For example, instead of going over around and through, only go through, then apply a clamp to the portion of string sticking out. With the clamp firmly in place on the end of the string (against the drop weight string slot), you can apply tension without the string slipping through.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lance Armstrong USADA report 200 page PDF

Interesting reading... it reads like a novel.

http://d3epuodzu3wuis.cloudfront.net/ReasonedDecision.pdf

And here's the USADA site for all the materials. Click the tabs at the top to see Appendices and Supporting Materials such as videos and affidavits.

http://cyclinginvestigation.usada.org/

Betsy Andreu's affidavit is very good.

Editorial from The Observer: Drugs in cycling: it's not only Lance Armstrong who has questions to answer

Nike's official response: “We are saddened that Lance Armstrong may no longer be able to participate in certain competitions and his titles appear to be impacted,” Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in an emailed statement. ”Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a foundation that Lance created to serve cancer survivors.”

Related:
Michael O'Keeffe article regarding alleged Nike $500,000 payment to UCI president Hein Verbruggen 
Nike Denies Covering Up Positive Lance Armstrong Drug Test
Anti-Doping director: Detectors may have known of Armstrong doping (WADA Director-General David Howman)

Update: Armstrong Is Dropped by Nike as He Quits Role With His Charity (10/17/2012)