tennis through photomicrography



At first glance, I couldn’t figure out what these images were. Turns out they’re cross-sections of tennis strings photographed by Jens Barthelmes.

(If there are any jewelers out there looking for inspiration, please consider. I will be first in line to buy these as pendants or rings…)

Barthelmes runs, a site which provides a resource for players, coaches, and stringers. He founded the site ten years ago and maintains it in his spare time. It has a discussion board, reviews of strings and stringing machines, and a fun photo gallery from which I assembled the collage above.

Visit the site:

(Clockwise, from top left: cross-sections of Pacific Hexa-String, Isospeed Pyramid, Toalson Quadro-2000, MSV Focus Hex, Pro’s Pro Sphere, and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase. All photos via Jens Barthelmes.)

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2 Responses to “tennis through photomicrography”

  1. Qatar Cat Says:

    Loved that!!

  2. Qatar Cat Says:

    Actually, do you mind if I borrow it for my blog? I’d love to post the pic and make people guess what it is!!

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