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vbranis
07-24-2008, 08:17 PM
Here is an interesting website with tons of info on various players' frames.
http://www.colinthestringer.com/pros-strings/

tennistomcat
07-24-2008, 08:25 PM
nice informative post - can't help but notice such a large following Luxilon has amongst the pros

lolza
07-25-2008, 04:19 AM
corias use the Toalson Cyber Blade Tour o.O
thought he was useing big banger original ?

bdog
07-25-2008, 05:27 AM
Cool website, interesting to see what the pros use for strings. Not so sure about the rackets though. Most posters here can tell you what they actual play with. I heard from Wilson that Joker isn't playing with a kblade tour. Henin And Davenport Ktours? Isn't Roddick playing the plus? Not to mention, Rafa's racket has painted cortex? Not to hard to notice if you are stringing his racket.

SpEeDyZ
07-25-2008, 06:05 AM
I thought Roddick strung his racquets at 63-64 pounds ? According to this it is 73 pounds ?:???:

Arafel
07-25-2008, 06:19 AM
Jeez, Blake uses Luxillon at 68 pounds? It's amazing his arm doesn't fall off.

SpEeDyZ
07-25-2008, 09:41 AM
can someone please clarify ? ( read my previous post please )

consistency wins
07-25-2008, 10:08 AM
"Tommy Haas Dunlop Aerogel 300 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 75lbs"

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he wonders why he has shoulder issues?!?!?!?!?!?

consistency wins
07-25-2008, 10:11 AM
can someone please clarify ? ( read my previous post please )

I think this IS off. I remember the Priority 1 video and he said that Murray was using Lux in the mains and VS gut in the crosses at 60 lbs. Said Murray may try 61 or 62, but always returned to 60 lbs in the end. The site has Murray with another cross and tension that what P1 stated.

fluffy Beaver
07-25-2008, 10:19 AM
corias use the Toalson Cyber Blade Tour o.O
thought he was useing big banger original ?

I thought so too. Maybe recently switched.

"Tommy Haas Dunlop Aerogel 300 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 75lbs"

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he wonders why he has shoulder issues?!?!?!?!?!?

Last time I read he used FULL NAT GUT at 70+. A jump to full poly is quite huge.

Maybe this website isn't very credible?

Edit: It even has Nadal using PHT and Ivan switching from full gut to full poly as well.

vbranis
07-25-2008, 11:43 AM
I thought so too. Maybe recently switched.



Last time I read he used FULL NAT GUT at 70+. A jump to full poly is quite huge.

Maybe this website isn't very credible?

Edit: It even has Nadal using PHT and Ivan switching from full gut to full poly as well.

I remember Haas and Ljubicic with ALL GUT as well, that info surprised me. All other info seems about right, though. Murray has been known to switch tension sometimes. I was pretty sure that Nadal uses PHT, is that not right?:confused:

Richard Parnell
07-25-2008, 11:46 PM
a lot of mistakes on the site.
Richard

ericsson
07-26-2008, 04:52 AM
a lot of mistakes on the site.
Richard

That's what i thought too...

babolatking
07-26-2008, 06:44 AM
"Tommy Haas Dunlop Aerogel 300 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 75lbs"

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he wonders why he has shoulder issues?!?!?!?!?!?

thats incorrect, he uses full gut because of his shoulder issues and has been since his career started

ShcMad
07-26-2008, 09:01 AM
Like Mr. Richard Parnell said, this site has quite a few mistakes.

Last time I checked, Haas was still using natural gut. To my knowledge, he never even touched polyester strings before.

I would say this site is a more credible source:

http://www.racquettech.com/cgi/pro_logs.cgi

Beware that the racquet model is probably the only inaccurate description because, as we know, most pros use paintjobs.

vbranis
07-26-2008, 12:00 PM
Like Mr. Richard Parnell said, this site has quite a few mistakes.

Last time I checked, Haas was still using natural gut. To my knowledge, he never even touched polyester strings before.

I would say this site is a more credible source:

http://www.racquettech.com/cgi/pro_logs.cgi

Beware that the racquet model is probably the only inaccurate description because, as we know, most pros use paintjobs.

Thanks, good find, some very interesting stuff. I notice a lot of Star Stringing info from the PLO, and I trust those guys since my dad does stringing for them.:)

Jason Sugai
07-26-2008, 08:59 PM
paulo suarez- prince tournament nylon 65 lbs???

wow that stood out a lot... i'm reading, luxilon, gut, luxilon, luxilon and then... tournament nylon...

LOL!!!

dylanm_12
07-26-2008, 09:11 PM
fail, it says nadal is usin hurricane

2nd_Serve
07-26-2008, 10:01 PM
I think the site's a bit off.

whosyumom
07-28-2008, 07:48 AM
Well im sure no one strings Nadal's rackets except for his "amigos" so these stringing websites are taking a stab at his strings. These websites are just probably promoting babolat's recent products

Dubbie
07-31-2008, 04:12 AM
How long ago was this article made?

willgonase10
07-31-2008, 05:24 AM
I remember when I strung for pro's once back in 2001 and 2002. One player that suprised me the most was...

Monica Seles! I didn't personally string them but I was drinking my coffee while a friend was stringing her racquets...

82 lbs!!! Do you believe this? I am suprised none of the racquets warped!

hsv91
08-01-2008, 11:54 AM
I use the Dunlop Aerogel 200(18*20) and the Luxilon Alu Power, how high could be the highest tension for this racket?

Which is the optimal tension?

Thanks

hsv91
08-01-2008, 12:05 PM
Jeez, Blake uses Luxillon at 68 pounds? It's amazing his arm doesn't fall off.


Which tension use James Blake?

PED
08-01-2008, 12:10 PM
^^Blake doesn't play with an AG 200-only a dunlop mold painted to look like one ;)

LPShanet
08-01-2008, 02:59 PM
Well im sure no one strings Nadal's rackets except for his "amigos" so these stringing websites are taking a stab at his strings. These websites are just probably promoting babolat's recent products

It's not a Babolat promotion, and Nadal often uses the regular tournament stringers at many events. The site simply cited what the pros "appear" to be using. In other words, they don't out anyone using paintjobs of strings or racquets...they just use the names on the paintjobs. As part of the tennis industry it's not appropriate for them to reveal supposed "secrets", even if they know them. However, aside from a few unintentional errors, the string tensions and stringing info are based on actual stringing by tournament stringers.

HewittX
08-02-2008, 03:55 PM
"Tommy Haas Dunlop Aerogel 300 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 75lbs"

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he wonders why he has shoulder issues?!?!?!?!?!?

thats bs cause haas is using nothing but natural gut.

ag200boy
08-07-2008, 02:46 PM
paulo suarez uses tournament nylon??

why do i doubt that a pro would use tournament nylon

FreshStew
08-07-2008, 03:08 PM
Haas @ 75 lbs:shock:

is that for real?