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hsv91
05-18-2009, 02:45 AM
Hello,

which racket, string and tension use Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros 2008?

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Thanks

betovanbuuren
05-18-2009, 10:08 AM
he always used the prestige mid, i think he used the MG one

vsbabolat
05-18-2009, 10:26 AM
he always used the prestige mid, i think he used the MG one

Guga had always used the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.

vsbabolat
05-18-2009, 10:30 AM
Hello,

which racket, string and tension use Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros 2008?



Thanks

He using the MG Radical MP in those photos.

MichaelChang
05-18-2009, 10:50 AM
ah I also thought he was swinging a PC600 in his peak years, guess I was wrong.

Rabbit
05-18-2009, 10:55 AM
His string is Lux ALU and his tension is 64ish?

ericsson
05-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Microgel Radical MP
Lux Alu Power Ice and 55/59.4lbs

Gugafan
05-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Guga had always used the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.

This is correct....He also used two tournagrips over the bare handle. I am pretty sure it was a grip 3.

Eiffel59
05-18-2009, 10:07 PM
Microgel Radical MP
Lux Alu Power Ice and 55/59.4lbs

Official TF stringing team players logs, RG2008 ;)

And yes, he used PT630 before that....

jayserinos99
05-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Is 55/59.4 mains/crosses tension?

ericsson
05-18-2009, 11:35 PM
Is 55/59.4 mains/crosses tension?

Yes sir it is.

jayserinos99
05-18-2009, 11:41 PM
That's interesting, crosses tighter than mains, I thought it was normally the other way around.

ericsson
05-18-2009, 11:48 PM
That's interesting, crosses tighter than mains, I thought it was normally the other way around.

Sorry, i didn't read your post quite well, it is mains tighter. (it's morning here ;-)
So 55/59.4 crosses/mains

hsv91
05-19-2009, 03:11 AM
Play Guga at the pictures the PJ of "Head MG Radical Mid"(98inch²), the same PJ that Murray play?

jayserinos99
05-19-2009, 03:16 AM
^^ Oh, thanks ericsson.

THESEXPISTOL
05-19-2009, 03:47 AM
Play Guga at the pictures the PJ of "Head MG Radical Mid"(98inch²), the same PJ that Murray play?

yes, i'm pretty sure it is..
the real murray racket is a Microgel Extreme

jayserinos99
05-19-2009, 03:54 AM
You were more likely correct the first time (25/27) as it seems Guga is one of the players that has requested tighter crosses. Doesn't much matter anyway, what matters is the stiffness of the stringbed as a whole after all is said and done.

What does having tighter crosses do beside make the stringbed stiffer? I heard that if you string the crosses looser than the mains, you gain some pocketing from the stringbed.

Eiffel59
05-19-2009, 04:59 AM
Play Guga at the pictures the PJ of "Head MG Radical Mid"(98inch²), the same PJ that Murray play?

yes, i'm pretty sure it is..
the real murray racket is a Microgel Extreme

You guys immediately stop smoking bad things.... :D

hsv91
05-19-2009, 05:13 AM
Hello,

what is now his real tension:

String: Luxilon Alu Power 16L

Mains:

Crosses:

Thanks!

ericsson
05-19-2009, 08:56 AM
You were more likely correct the first time (25/27) as it seems Guga is one of the players that has requested tighter crosses. Doesn't much matter anyway, what matters is the stiffness of the stringbed as a whole after all is said and done.

Yea i just noticed that too, busy day at the office, a little confused (sorry for that)
So again, he strings the crosses thighter than the mains, another one is Baghdatis.

ericsson
05-19-2009, 08:58 AM
Hello,

what is now his real tension:

String: Luxilon Alu Power ICE 16L

Mains: 55

Crosses: 59.4

Thanks!

That's about it.

dincuss
05-19-2009, 03:43 PM
Was he a lux sponser, because on his strings he had another stencil

cork_screw
05-21-2009, 10:16 PM
eghh, no dude. Another misinformed forum member. He was using the Head Pro Tour 630 the whole time. This is common knowledge. Even pull it up on the ESPN article that reveals paintjobs if you like. They use that as a direct example.

Why do people think they know who uses what when they don't. That's what I want to know.

he always used the prestige mid, i think he used the MG one

Eiffel59
05-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Was he a lux sponser, because on his strings he had another stencil

Another stencil? No, it's still the "arrow L with ball" from Luxi...

eghh, no dude. Another misinformed forum member. He was using the Head Pro Tour 630 the whole time. This is common knowledge. Even pull it up on the ESPN article that reveals paintjobs if you like. They use that as a direct example.

Why do people think they know who uses what when they don't. That's what I want to know.

Yes he always used the PT630, but at RG08 he was using MG Rad Mp...

dennis1188
05-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Another stencil? No, it's still the "arrow L with ball" from Luxi...



Yes he always used the PT630, but at RG08 he was using MG Rad Mp...

yes was discussed bk in the posts PT 630 always .
Also, saw him (mid 90's) with loads of lead tape visible in the throat, above the handle up to the
bottom hoop and some lead inside lower hoop. One year I tried this and my arm couldn't take it (many years ago I played w/ a 14.5 oz racket).

Povl Carstensen
05-22-2009, 09:16 AM
I somehow think it is a bit funny when people say that you have tighter crosses to get more control. You might as well say that the guy has looser mains. Maybe its just me.

Eiffel59
05-22-2009, 10:14 PM
If you have a tighter cross in comparison to a given reference you will get more control. If you loose the mains, always in comparison with that reference, you will obtain a totally different responding stringbed... <funny? :-? >

kalic
05-27-2009, 01:35 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=234255

So, not always PT630 :)

hassanri
11-10-2011, 07:46 AM
http://www.stringforum.net/board/album.php?albumid=25&pictureid=107

Sanavan
11-10-2011, 11:12 AM
the information I have is:
Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power @56lbs

vsbabolat
11-10-2011, 12:58 PM
the information I have is:
Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power @56lbs

Guga never used the Liquidmetal Prestige Mid. It was the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.

CDestroyer
11-10-2011, 01:14 PM
Guga never used the Liquidmetal Prestige Mid. It was the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.

I am convinced that all you like to talk about on this board is racquets that the pros actually use.

vsbabolat
11-10-2011, 02:17 PM
I am convinced that all you like to talk about on this board is racquets that the pros actually use.

If you ever go to the classic racquets section you also find me there.

Povl Carstensen
11-11-2011, 07:48 AM
If you have a tighter cross in comparison to a given reference you will get more control. If you loose the mains, always in comparison with that reference, you will obtain a totally different responding stringbed... <funny? :-? >
Its just that we dont really know the reference. The reference might be the mains, which are looser than the reference. Which of course would give a softer stringbed.