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bfactor61
06-12-2010, 10:53 AM
I noticed that sam is not using Rpm blast anymore when i was watching the AEGON Championships. What is he using now?

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/gallery#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2C getty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C7635cd4c04e9c11fc 5e1b2ce153a2126-getty-98492818th023_aegon_champio%3A1

Ookie Cookie
06-12-2010, 12:05 PM
back to lux

Fedace
06-12-2010, 12:07 PM
yea RPM has no power...don't blame him. we need the 18G

ClubHoUno
06-12-2010, 01:02 PM
yea RPM has no power...don't blame him. we need the 18G

This is why I like the RPM Blast 17 gauge as cross string in hybrid with VS Team 17 nat gut mains in my Pure drive GT Anni racquets :)

The Alu Power almost provides too much power in this particular hybrid in this racquet.........

Fedace
06-12-2010, 03:05 PM
This is why I like the RPM Blast 17 gauge as cross string in hybrid with VS Team 17 nat gut mains in my Pure drive GT Anni racquets :)

The Alu Power almost provides too much power in this particular hybrid in this racquet.........

Agree,,clubho. VS gut gives it that little more Ump or Pop that RPM lacks. and you still get the Great spin production from RPM. that should work but it gets little expensive if you ask me....

Doubles
06-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Sorry, if this has been asked before, but Querrey hybrids Lux with Gut, correct? I believe that I have seen some footage of him carrying Gut in his bag before...

Fedace
06-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Sorry, if this has been asked before, but Querrey hybrids Lux with Gut, correct? I believe that I have seen some footage of him carrying Gut in his bag before...

I think he uses the Pacific tough gut for crosses.

Doubles
06-12-2010, 04:35 PM
I think he uses the Pacific tough gut for crosses.

No, you're wrong, I checked, it's Babolat http://www.tennischannel.com/video/ check out this link and follow it to the bag checks, and click on Sam's they clearly say Babolat VS. Haha, I answered my own question, I just couldn't figue out where to find the video...

ClubHoUno
06-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Agree,,clubho. VS gut gives it that little more Ump or Pop that RPM lacks. and you still get the Great spin production from RPM. that should work but it gets little expensive if you ask me....

But you break string faster than me - so it's more expensive for you.

I play eastern-semi western forehand and eastern-semi western backhand with moderate amount of spin, so VS Team 17 mains and RPM Blast 17 crosses last me 10 hours in my new Pure Drive GT Anniversary racquets :)

I play 4 hours a week, so 2 newly strung VS Team/RPM Blast PD GT Anni racquets will last me a good month and that's fine for me and my budget :D

JoelDali
06-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Well, gosh if Querrey isn't using it then I refuse to use it too.

I only use what Sam uses since he is the future GrassGoat(tm).

http://thedailychapter.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/pretty_goat_in_grass_field.jpg

Nanshiki
06-13-2010, 09:49 AM
No, you're wrong, I checked, it's Babolat http://www.tennischannel.com/video/ check out this link and follow it to the bag checks, and click on Sam's they clearly say Babolat VS. Haha, I answered my own question, I just couldn't figue out where to find the video...

That video is old. He uses full ALU POWER now.

He used to use a Pacific poly and natural gut.

Cup8489
06-15-2010, 05:37 PM
That video is old. He uses full ALU POWER now.

He used to use a Pacific poly and natural gut.

Yes. he's back to full ALU, after using a full job of black poly (who's to say it's no prince's black string? I mean, it would make sense to be using that stuff, since it would be free, than to pay extra for the RPM, which costs more than ALU. I'm assuming prince talked him into using the black prince poly, and he didn't like it well enough, so since switched back. RPM is just not really any better, IMHO, than ALU)

Buckethead
06-15-2010, 06:12 PM
Where is the confirmation from Querey that He was using RPM Blast?
How many black strings are there?
RPM Blast is a control/spin oriented,for people who swing really hard ad have long swing.
Even though I think there are better strings and Querrey doesn't need that string ,if it was the case,because He is a flat hitter.

PED
06-16-2010, 10:03 AM
There was alot of talk from the tourney stringers on the Grand slam stringers sight earlier in the year that Querry had switched to RPM back in Feb or so: about the time of the Memphis Indoor. His strings were labeled with the same code that TW sent out to testers here.

ahile02
06-16-2010, 03:14 PM
kinda off topic, but does anyone know where querrey puts lead tape on his racquets?

bfactor61
06-18-2010, 04:23 AM
im not sure if this helps, but this looks like lead tape to me

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/players/3847/photos#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cg etty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C7635cd4c04e9c11fc5 e1b2ce153a2126-getty-98492818th023_aegon_champio%3A1

baseline_monster
06-18-2010, 05:16 AM
im not sure if this helps, but this looks like lead tape to me

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/players/3847/photos#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cg etty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C7635cd4c04e9c11fc5 e1b2ce153a2126-getty-98492818th023_aegon_champio%3A1

Cross strings look a different color at the top?

blaby
06-18-2010, 07:23 AM
Cross strings look a different color at the top?

i think it's the lighting

Doubles
06-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Off topic again, but is his Racket extended? It appears to be based on the pics...

Xavier
06-20-2010, 01:41 PM
Tsonga doesn't use RPM Blast too...
According to Yahoo picture today at Wimbledon it seems to be back to Alu Power too

West Coast Ace
06-20-2010, 02:06 PM
Well, gosh if Querrey isn't using it then I refuse to use it too.If you're not going to use your tag line, I sure will:

How arrogant of him!

Fedace
06-20-2010, 02:17 PM
Tsonga doesn't use RPM Blast too...
According to Yahoo picture today at Wimbledon it seems to be back to Alu Power too

LMAO,,,,,wow,,i found out that the String sucks after only 2 hours of playing....while these pros had to try it for 2 Month,,,,,,, Am i GREAT or what ???:):):)

Cup8489
06-20-2010, 05:42 PM
LMAO,,,,,wow,,i found out that the String sucks after only 2 hours of playing....while these pros had to try it for 2 Month,,,,,,, Am i GREAT or what ???:):):)

no. you're not. They tried to get used to it, since it's FREE, but they felt they'd rather pay full price for Luxilon than ruin their game for free string..

Please, oh please, use your head.

Fedace
06-20-2010, 05:44 PM
no. you're not. They tried to get used to it, since it's FREE, but they felt they'd rather pay full price for Luxilon than ruin their game for free string..

Please, oh please, use your head.

thats not what they said in the commercial...

Doubles
06-20-2010, 06:15 PM
thats not what they said in the commercial...

It's called advertising...

Fedace
06-20-2010, 08:01 PM
It's called advertising...

they looked pretty convinced that the string grabs the ball incredibly.

Doubles
06-22-2010, 07:41 AM
they looked pretty convinced that the string grabs the ball incredibly.

That's why some of the pros still use the strings. Others, were obviously not impressed and swtiched back to their old strings...

star 5 15
06-22-2010, 09:37 PM
This stuff is garbage. Alu Power is 200% better IMO. I hated RPM so much I cut it out before it even had the chance to lose tension.