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OliverSimon
03-27-2010, 06:06 PM
Having looked at some recent pictures from the Sony Ericsson Open, it looks to me as if Stan Wawrinka is using black strings.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98088284/Getty-Images-Sport

Fedace
03-27-2010, 06:08 PM
right that is RPM blast.... joining the crowd.... he needs more spin for his game... not enough topspin on his servesss

Kick Serve 14
03-27-2010, 06:30 PM
right that is RPM blast.... joining the crowd.... he needs more spin for his game... not enough topspin on his servesss

Okay. I'm not claiming to be an expert on this subject by any means, but what makes you sure that it's RPM blast?

robJAR
03-27-2010, 06:56 PM
This is fedace we're talking about kickserve.. _-_

Sorry to tangent off-topic but since we're talking about black strings.. Which baseline string gauge do you have in your sig, and you think you can compare it to CF or pro hurricane?

-robJAR

Kick Serve 14
03-27-2010, 07:00 PM
This is fedace we're talking about kickserve.. _-_

Sorry to tangent off-topic but since we're talking about black strings.. Which baseline string gauge do you have in your sig, and you think you can compare it to CF or pro hurricane?

-robJAR

True, true. As for my strings, I use Speed, which is the 16L gauge. Sorry but I've never tried CF, so I can't compare, but for PH, I found Speed to be softer and less powerful, but more spin friendly. Baseline also lasts longer than most polys that I have tried, and I love the feel it I get from it around the time it dies, which is when I believe it performs best. However, my opinions might be a little bit different from others as the string that I currently use is 16L and the Pro Hurricane that I tried was a 16 gauge...

robJAR
03-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Perfect because i use PH16, as shown in my signature :)

Just sucks i have to wait forever to order one. And i'm planning on putting baseline strings not in my APDC, but in a few FXP prestiges i have coming in. Figure i might need a new string that gives a bit more spin in a tighter string pattern.

-robJAR

Kick Serve 14
03-27-2010, 07:36 PM
Perfect because i use PH16, as shown in my signature :)

Just sucks i have to wait forever to order one. And i'm planning on putting baseline strings not in my APDC, but in a few FXP prestiges i have coming in. Figure i might need a new string that gives a bit more spin in a tighter string pattern.

-robJAR

It's not bad for the price, and for this time, I have certainly enjoyed it. However, I'm thinking of switching to something more durable, because I break strings every 3-5 days, which is how I'm able to justify having 6 rackets...

OliverSimon
03-27-2010, 07:37 PM
Is it really RPM blast? And what is Sam Querrey using?

Xavier
03-28-2010, 02:04 AM
it's not !!!! It's Head Sonic Pro Black .

PED
03-28-2010, 05:07 AM
Is it really RPM blast? And what is Sam Querrey using?

Querry is supposedly using rpm blast as well since right before Memphis.

I would think that's Wawrinka is using too; I seem to recall his name being among those who switched but am not sure. Sonic has been out for a while and I can't really see him going from ALU to Sonic Pro: they play completely different.

OliverSimon
03-28-2010, 07:57 PM
What is up with the trend with players switching to black string?

DownTheLine
03-28-2010, 08:01 PM
It's probably Head marketing him using Sonic Pro.

OliverSimon
03-28-2010, 08:13 PM
It's probably Head marketing him using Sonic Pro.

But some say that Sonic Pro is very different from Luxilon Alu, his previous string. Could he be using Black Code?

Kick Serve 14
03-28-2010, 08:15 PM
What is up with the trend with players switching to black string?

Because Black strings are BA....

slice it
03-28-2010, 08:17 PM
soooooo pale

Kick Serve 14
03-28-2010, 08:18 PM
But some say that Sonic Pro is very different from Luxilon Alu, his previous string. Could he be using Black Code?

More of a possibility of Black Code, than Sonic Pro. Sonic Pro is too soft for him to switch from ALU, that's just too big of a switch. Black Code is stiffer, and much more of a possibility...

DownTheLine
03-28-2010, 08:34 PM
It's a paint job or a dye job. Babolat does/did the samething with Nadal and Roddick.

OliverSimon
03-28-2010, 09:10 PM
It's a paint job or a dye job. Babolat does/did the samething with Nadal and Roddick.

Why would he get a string paintjob? He is not sponsored by Babolat.

Bogie
03-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Why would he get a string paintjob? He is not sponsored by Babolat.

because it's not babolat dying his strings, its head....

JW10S
03-28-2010, 10:17 PM
because it's not babolat dying his strings, its head....Oh please...HEAD would not go through the trouble of dying another company's strings black. What an absolutely absurd notion.

Tennis_Crazed
03-29-2010, 02:58 AM
Oh please...HEAD would not go through the trouble of dying another company's strings black. What an absolutely absurd notion.

Have to agree with you on that one. If it were Fed or Nadal maybe...but not this guy

chrisfromalbany
03-31-2010, 09:08 AM
because it's not babolat dying his strings, its head....

I have to say this is a classic.. lol..

tennisdad65
03-31-2010, 09:18 AM
... Stan Wawrinka is using black strings....

Seems like he has moved to black Global Gut after reading the huge thread on this forum.

Fedace
03-31-2010, 09:22 AM
Seems like he has moved to black Global Gut after reading the huge thread on this forum.

No gut can produce that much topspin. it is RPM blast. Warinka with that string is a real threat on clay courts, including french open........LOL...but then Rafa is also using the RPM so maybe NOT..............:)

OliverSimon
03-31-2010, 02:48 PM
I actually think Wawrinka is using either RPM Blast or Black code. Those would only be the two logical explanations.

ClubHoUno
04-30-2010, 05:04 PM
No gut can produce that much topspin. it is RPM blast. Warinka with that string is a real threat on clay courts, including french open........LOL...but then Rafa is also using the RPM so maybe NOT..............:)

Are you bu*tt fu*cking in love with RPM Blast or what Fedace :D

ClubHoUno
04-30-2010, 05:07 PM
I actually thing Wawrinka is using either RPM Blast or Black code. Those would only be the two logical explanations.

I actually thnk Wawrinka is using the new Luxilon string soon to be released.....it's a black copy of a combo of BlackCode, Alu Power Spin and RPM Blast - and it holds tension for literally months and play super dead with a great spin production - it's AWESOME :twisted:

It will be called Luxilon (Big Banger) Black Mamba !!

Fedace
04-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Are you bu*tt fu*cking in love with RPM Blast or what Fedace :D

Right,, me and about 100,000 other players that posts in this forum...:shock:

Fedace
04-30-2010, 05:10 PM
I actually thnk Wawrinka is using the new Luxilon string soon to be released.....it's a black copy of a combo of BlackCode, Alu Power Spin and RPM Blast - and it holds tension for literally months and play super dead with a great spin production - it's AWESOME :twisted:

It will be called Luxilon (Big Banger) Black Mamba !!

Why is it good ?? If it plays Super DEAD ???? that would suck

OliverSimon
04-30-2010, 05:38 PM
That would be cool if it was a new Luxilon string.

ClubHoUno
04-30-2010, 09:14 PM
Why is it good ?? If it plays Super DEAD ???? that would suck

This means the hard hitting pro players can hit even harder than they currently can with Alu Power, and still obtain great Alu Power like spin with the new Luxilon BB Black Mamba and the ball will still be inside the line.

They can serve crazy hard and with good feel at the same time.

Players like Blake, Berdych, Wawrinka, Murray and a lot of other pros will love this new Lux string.

The Black Mamba is Luxilons answer to the RPM Blast string :)

Buckethead
05-01-2010, 06:54 AM
Wawrinka could well be using RPM Blast,since his rackets are strung by P1,so this is theory one.
Besides that you can't say he is using RPM Blast,or neither querrey or anybody else until you know for sure.
How many black string are out there??
Tecnifibre Black Code(Tipsarevic and somebody else),Signum Pro Blackline Tornado,Signum Pro Black Hyperion, TopSpin Cyber Black,Cyber Twirl,Cyber Whirl and anything that finishes "irl",just to name a few.
It's only assumption,but as all ATP players don't test different strings or go to different companies they will probably be using RPM Blast because Nadal uses,it's Babolat and.....

kiteboard
01-23-2011, 10:02 AM
It's also the sound of rpm, a thunk sound. That is the tell tale.

Swan Song
01-23-2011, 10:19 AM
"It’s also attracted a few players sponsored by other companies who have broken ranks with their strings, according to TENNIS.com contributors and tour stringers Patterson and Nate Ferguson of Priority One Tennis in Tampa, Fla. These include Sharapova (who uses a hybrid mix of RPM Blast and Prince Natural Gut), Sam Querrey and Stanislas Wawrinka."

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/gear.aspx?articleid=5583&zoneid=24

Need I explain more? Although Querrey switched back to ALU...

Ehien
01-23-2011, 11:37 AM
"Itís also attracted a few players sponsored by other companies who have broken ranks with their strings, according to TENNIS.com contributors and tour stringers Patterson and Nate Ferguson of Priority One Tennis in Tampa, Fla. These include Sharapova (who uses a hybrid mix of RPM Blast and Prince Natural Gut), Sam Querrey and Stanislas Wawrinka."

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/gear.aspx?articleid=5583&zoneid=24

Need I explain more? Although Querrey switched back to ALU...

Guess this settles it, after so many different speculations?!

Just today, in the match between him and Roddick in AO, it's amazing seeing how much spin he gets but at the same time hitting incredible drop/touch shots. I'm becoming a fan- to this "the other Swiss player".

Ehien
01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
BTW, anyone knows his string tensions? Gauge?

samurai13
01-23-2011, 12:16 PM
Having looked at some recent pictures from the Sony Ericsson Open, it looks to me as if Stan Wawrinka is using black strings.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98088284/Getty-Images-Sport

hahahaha sunscreen = funny picture

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 12:28 PM
BTW, anyone knows his string tensions? Gauge?

i think it's like 32 mains 30 crosses.
gauge 16 i think i read it somewhere

PED
01-26-2011, 12:30 PM
^^It's likely that it's a 1.25mm instead of a 1.30(16g) as he used alu power before and it's 1.25mm.

Djokolate
01-26-2011, 12:31 PM
^^It's likely that it's a 1.25mm instead of a 1.30(16g) as he used alu power before and it's 1.25mm.

ahh ok
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