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uk_skippy
06-13-2010, 02:45 AM
I'll be stringing at Wimbledon again this year, so follow me on Twitter - @uk_skippy.

Please do not ask for specific players' specs as like asking for credit, refusal often offends. I'll post what I can, when I can.

Paul

chiapants226
06-13-2010, 03:42 AM
I'll be stringing at Wimbledon again this year, so follow me on Twitter - @uk_skippy.

Please do not ask for specific players' specs as like asking for credit, refusal often offends. I'll post what I can, when I can.

Paul

Ooh, do you know what machines you'll be using at Wimbledon this year?

uk_skippy
06-13-2010, 04:07 AM
We are using Prince 6000 with new, solid clamps.

Regards

Paul

Sinner
06-13-2010, 04:15 AM
*Following*

Thanks for the update

Rockitdog
06-13-2010, 09:42 AM
Will you be able to post pics as well?

Kenny022593
06-13-2010, 10:05 AM
Do you actually get to meet the players? Or are you just the back room lacky that they never talk to?

West Coast Ace
06-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Or are you just the back room lacky that they never talk to?Ouch!

And you might want to work on your spelling:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lackey

I know in Rome the stringing area was in the shopping pavilion. Some players carried their own rackets in - saw Tsonga, Isner, Querrey, Monaco, Bellucci, (and others I've forgotten) walking theirs over.

ClubHoUno
06-13-2010, 03:08 PM
I'll be stringing at Wimbledon again this year, so follow me on Twitter - @uk_skippy.

Please do not ask for specific players' specs as like asking for credit, refusal often offends. I'll post what I can, when I can.

Paul

Looking forward to your reports :)

Thanks !

uk_skippy
06-13-2010, 03:30 PM
Will you be able to post pics as well?

I'll try but I'm likely to post after the tournament.

Do you actually get to meet the players? Or are you just the back room lacky that they never talk to?

I'm a stringer. We don't talk to the players unless they want to talk to us. We're to busy stringing to talk, or try to talk to the players.

Regards

Paul

DennisK
06-13-2010, 03:33 PM
Looking forward to your updates and especially any pics you can grab.

Cheers,
Den

baseline_monster
06-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Cheers Paul. Did you do anything at the Nottingham masters?

uk_skippy
06-13-2010, 04:01 PM
So what's the point of you posting?

I started this thread so that people can use twitter to see whats happening while I'm working. Twitter is just quick soundbites, and that's all I want to do at this time. I'm not going to take peoples request to hunt down the racquets and supply the specs. Sorry.

I will give some information when I can and if I can. But its more likely to be at the end of the tournament.

Cheers Paul. Did you do anything at the Nottingham masters?

No, sorry.

Gene1994
06-13-2010, 10:59 PM
I just checked out your twitter. Dimitry uses full lux, right? At what tension?

uk_skippy
06-14-2010, 05:48 AM
My tweets are to give an idea of what we're doing rather than just facts and figures. I'll give those when I can.

If you're not happy with that, then sorry, but there's no need to result to profanity!

uk_skippy
06-14-2010, 05:53 AM
My tweets are to give an idea of what we're doing rather than just facts and figures. I'll give those when I can.

If you're not happy with that, then sorry, but there's no need to result to profanity!

PimpMyGame
06-14-2010, 06:23 AM
@norwichmat is following you. Will Liam be there this year?

jimbo333
06-14-2010, 10:01 AM
I'll be stringing at Wimbledon again this year, so follow me on Twitter - @uk_skippy.

Please do not ask for specific players' specs as like asking for credit, refusal often offends. I'll post what I can, when I can.

Paul

Great stuff Skippy:)

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
06-14-2010, 10:52 AM
@norwichmat is following you. Will Liam be there this year?

Nolan?????????

90

abllee2198
06-14-2010, 10:54 AM
Hi Paul: Long time no see.

Have a great tournament. I hope the Prince clamps have been upgraded.

Albert Lee

Murray_Fan
06-14-2010, 12:03 PM
Ive joined you on Twitter im @TennisMad1995 thanks have a good Wimbledon i might see you up there one day

uk_skippy
06-14-2010, 12:38 PM
Hi Paul: Long time no see.

Have a great tournament. I hope the Prince clamps have been upgraded.

Albert Lee

Hi Albert

tournament ok so far but then it's only the qualies, and practice at Wimbledon.

Clamps are looking good. solid and gripping well without overtightening them

regards
Paul

PimpMyGame
06-15-2010, 03:18 AM
Nolan?????????

90

Yes, Mr Nolan. Not sure if he was doing Wimby anymore and I haven't seen him for a few weeks.

uk_skippy
06-15-2010, 05:22 AM
Yes, Mr Nolan. Not sure if he was doing Wimby anymore and I haven't seen him for a few weeks.

I believe he'll be doing junior wimbledon and is currently doing Eastbourne

Rabbit
06-15-2010, 06:56 AM
Hi Paul: Long time no see.

Have a great tournament. I hope the Prince clamps have been upgraded.

Albert Lee

Hi Albert

tournament ok so far but then it's only the qualies, and practice at Wimbledon.

Clamps are looking good. solid and gripping well without overtightening them

regards
Paul

OK, so what's the scoop on the Prince machines. Is it a retrofit fix or are there some machines out there with less than optimal clamps?

tomas9848
06-15-2010, 03:15 PM
Do you have anything String tension/string on Josselin Ouanna? Thanks

uk_skippy
06-15-2010, 03:29 PM
Do you have anything String tension/string on Josselin Ouanna? Thanks

Sorry, no. Maybe if they get to the main draw.

Regards

Paul

uk_skippy
06-15-2010, 03:30 PM
OK, so what's the scoop on the Prince machines. Is it a retrofit fix or are there some machines out there with less than optimal clamps?

The clamps we had last year weren't good so we reverted to Babolat clamps. This year, apparently, they've be made to withstanding the rigers of tournament stringing. Def more solid.

Regards

Paul

tomas9848
06-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Sorry, no. Maybe if they get to the main draw.

Regards

Paul

Thanks for your help

dnutzunlimited
06-17-2010, 10:09 AM
Do prefer certain stringing machines over others? Or does that not matter compared to the quality of the clamps?

Definitely following on Twitter. Thanks ahead of time!

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 10:33 AM
In light of a thread being deleted, I thought I'd bump this one up so that the people interested in the info can continue to discuss it.

Please keep in friendly so we can retain this thread.

Cheers

Paul

drakulie
07-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Ahhh, it's too bad the other thread was deleted..... some funny stuff in there. :)


Thanks for all your insight, Paul.

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 11:06 AM
I had a feeling it might to be honest. Paul, who's racket felt the heaviest that you strung?

rovex
07-06-2010, 11:08 AM
Is Ookie Cookie gone too?

Doubles
07-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Just one question. Who's racket was strung the tightest at the tournament? And also, how tight was it? Thanks...

Doubles
07-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Is Ookie Cookie gone too?

Nah, pretty soon he'll be posting on this thread...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 11:12 AM
What country is he based in or can we not trust that info!?

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 11:14 AM
I had a feeling it might to be honest. Paul, who's racket felt the heaviest that you strung?

Cant comment on that as no time to weigh them.

Just one question. Who's racket was strung the tightest at the tournament? And also, how tight was it? Thanks...

Possible Venus @ 68lbs with natural gut with manual prestretch, but Serena was having hers @ 66obs with 10% machine prestretch. Their frames are also 18x19 so quite a dense pattern too.

Regards

Paul

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 11:23 AM
Fair play lol. Did you do any of the Brit juniors?

GameSetMatch
07-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Possible Venus @ 68lbs with natural gut with manual prestretch, but Serena was having hers @ 66obs with 10% machine prestretch. Their frames are also 18x19 so quite a dense pattern too.

I read in tennis.com that the Wimbledon head stringer said that they would get through at 7 or 8 sets of gut during one match.

jazar
07-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Do you have anything String tension/string on Josselin Ouanna? Thanks

i did some for him in quallies. it was wilson gut mains and bbo crosses at around 19.5kg/18.5kg

Just one question. Who's racket was strung the tightest at the tournament? And also, how tight was it? Thanks...

i did one for alex kudryavtsev in qualles at 32/31 kg (70/68lbs) in alu rough with 18 mains

Sinner
07-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Paul or jazar ~ do a lot of pros still use leather grips?

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 12:00 PM
Ahhh, it's too bad the other thread was deleted..... some funny stuff in there. :)


Thanks for all your insight, Paul.

Is Ookie Cookie gone too?

Nah, pretty soon he'll be posting on this thread...

I don't understand why delete the thread but not the troll? I did a search on him and its obvious he is just a troll looking for attention.

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 12:03 PM
I don't understand why delete the thread but not the troll? I did a search on him and its obvious he is just a troll looking for attention.

It makes sense to delete the thread as the thread was started by the troll as you call them. Like I've said, I think he may have temporarily been banned for so long, that does not have to say banned on his profile.

Sinner
07-06-2010, 12:04 PM
^ But why wasn't be punished for his previous antics? If I remember correctly, this wasn't the first time.

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 12:06 PM
^ But why wasn't be punished for his previous antics? If I remember correctly, this wasn't the first time.

I'm not agreeing with what may or may not have happened, I feel the same as us all. But thats just what I think. I actually reported the thread, I have no shame in admitting it. I am someone who hates to join in on stuff or make trouble but some of the comments seemed alarming to me, not by us, by the troll

Doubles
07-06-2010, 12:16 PM
i did one for alex kudryavtsev in qualles at 32/31 kg (70/68lbs) in alu rough with 18 mains


Possible Venus @ 68lbs with natural gut with manual prestretch, but Serena was having hers @ 66obs with 10% machine prestretch. Their frames are also 18x19 so quite a dense pattern too.

Regards

Paul

Wow. My arm would be dead with tensions like that. I always thought that Andy Roddick strung in the mid to upper 70's and James Blake was in the high 60's. Are these tensions still true? Thanks for the responces...

jazar
07-06-2010, 12:26 PM
Wow. My arm would be dead with tensions like that. I always thought that Andy Roddick strung in the mid to upper 70's and James Blake was in the high 60's. Are these tensions still true? Thanks for the responces...

not 100% but i think roddick tends to be upper 60's. blake is usually around 66-68

Doubles
07-06-2010, 12:30 PM
not 100% but i think roddick tends to be upper 60's. blake is usually around 66-68

Ok. Thank you for the clarification...

ls206
07-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Hey Skippy or jazar, I've been stringing for a couple of years but can't help but feel that the finished product wouldn't be near the quality that you both provide at the major tournaments.

Is there anything you do differently compared to the average home stringer or is the difference simply due to the wisdom and experience you have gained over the years?

(also...is there somewhere I can buy some high quality clamps a la babolat?)

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 01:19 PM
I just checked out your twitter. Dimitry uses full lux, right? At what tension?

if you are referring to Tursunov, he was using Luxilon Ace in the mains at 60 and luxilon bb alu power in the crosses at 58

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha it continues

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 01:24 PM
if you are referring to Tursunov, he was using Luxilon Ace in the mains at 60 and luxilon bb alu power in the crosses at 58

Did p1 sub let Federers rackets to you?

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 01:25 PM
Did p1 sub let Federers rackets to you?

what? i dont follow

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 01:26 PM
You said you do some work for p1, did u string rogers? whos rackets did you do, rafa?

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 01:30 PM
i dont string for p1 i did some customizing, and with rafa he does not use P1 he uses the tournament stringer

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 01:32 PM
oh rite. whos rackets did u customize?

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 01:36 PM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 01:48 PM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

So... your name is either Glen or Nate right, is that what your saying?

Doubles
07-06-2010, 01:48 PM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

You are the most entertaining troll on here, even better than Fedace...

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 01:50 PM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

So... your name is either Glen or Nate right, is that what your saying? Hey RJYU, can you confirm that out friend Ookie Cookie helped customize Fed's frame "a little bit"?

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 01:52 PM
So... your name is either Glen or Nate right, is that what your saying? Hey RJYU, can you confirm that out friend Ookie Cookie helped customize Fed's frame "a little bit"?

*our friend

no i just helped out nate and ron a little bit during wimby... btw both are great guys... Rons got some great stories

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 01:59 PM
You are the most entertaining troll on here, even better than Fedace...

Not even Fedace is this dilusional...

Doubles
07-06-2010, 01:59 PM
I would like to point out how hilarious this guy is. Clearly he's a troll....
my record is 9 min 12 seconds on a bab star 5
Ok...
i find it incredibly disrespectful that you used the word "retarted" to describe someones advice to which you asked for, as a father of a mentally challenged son it breaks my heart for you to use this word in this language, not only am i disgusted by your words i am disgusted by your personality
Fine...
i got full from mantis
Right...
i just wanted to see what i cud get from mantis as a joke, cause i new i cud get full
I'm sure you did...
16 5'10" 145 lbs 4x AeroPro Drive Cortex GT kirschbaum multifibre in mains at 60 and BB ALU Rough at 62 in crosses
Wait, don't you have a kid? Hmm...
i am stringing this racket and it has gromets in at all places, do i start the mains at the top of the frame or the bottom, and since it has grommets do i steel need to use the brake?
I thought you strung at the australian open and Wimbledon, this should be easy for you...
what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a starting clamp?
Again, how did you possibly manage to string at Wimbledon then? Give it up. You're clearly lying...

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:00 PM
Not even Fedace is this dilusional...

True, that's why I said he's even better than Fedace. I'm thinking I'm starting to like Fedace after reading this guys stuff...

PimpMyGame
07-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Please can we stop derailing this thread further? Whatever the reason it's not fair to the OP...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Back to the subject of the thread and all BS aside, when I was watching Novak and Soderling practice, Nate walked on court at the end with his P1 bag and took some frames of both players. I was the only one who knew who he was so as he walked by I just said "Nate Ferguson" and he looked at me, could not think what to say so just went "Best stringer in the world!" and he looked at me and smiled, was funny at the time!

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 02:14 PM
hahaha that is funny, bet he appreciated the compliment

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Back to the subject of the thread and all BS aside, when I was watching Novak and Soderling practice, Nate walked on court at the end with his P1 bag and took some frames of both players. I was the only one who knew who he was so as he walked by I just said "Nate Ferguson" and he looked at me, could not think what to say so just went "Best stringer in the world!" and he looked at me and smiled, was funny at the time!

Well, you got off more than I would have. I would have stood there in awe and maybe spoke some gibberish. I doubt I would have been able to put together a coherent sentence if I tried to speak to him...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Well, you got off more than I would have. I would have stood there in awe and maybe spoke some gibberish. I doubt I would have been able to put together a coherent sentence if I tried to speak to him...

Haha, was funny as no one else watching had no idea who he is! Just hit me that he is the best in his trade, a trade I want to make a living out of so massive respect. What a life that must be going to all these tournaments meeting all these players and being involved.

bumfluff
07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
UK_Skippy, do you know Karen Goodman then? I believe she's been stringing at Wimbledon for quite a few years. I have dealt with her pro shop in Cambridgeshire a couple of times, mostly buying my stringing machine and mostly contacted her husband. Really friendly folks and give great advice.

It also looks like you ain't too far from me (I'm in Soton) so I know where I'll be going if I never need a professional string job :cool:

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:21 PM
Haha, was funny as no one else watching had no idea who he is! Just hit me that he is the best in his trade, a trade I want to make a living out of so massive respect. What a life that must be going to all these tournaments meeting all these players and being involved.

Seriously. I would love to have a job like that. Occasionally I get a chance to string for friends, as I string for myself. But that's nothing compared to stringing and customizing for the top ranked pros. On another note, when you took those pics, was there any visible lead on Novaks frame? I can't seem to recall seeing any before...

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Well, you got off more than I would have. I would have stood there in awe and maybe spoke some gibberish. I doubt I would have been able to put together a coherent sentence if I tried to speak to him...

I would have asked if I could watch him string up a racquet (and maybe then asked for a job :) )

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:26 PM
I would have asked if I could watch him string up a racquet (and maybe then asked for a job :) )

If I could have said anything, I would have asked for an autograph, or maybe one of Robin Soderling's "spare" rackets...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:36 PM
If I could have said anything, I would have asked for an autograph, or maybe one of Robin Soderling's "spare" rackets...

DUDE! When I took this pic
<a href="http://s995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/?action=view&current=P6290116.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/P6290116.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
I spoke to him and joked about how many rackets he had in the holdall, I got so close to saying, "Give me one please" but bottled it!!!
On Novaks lead, I did not notice any but cant be 100% as the silver paint on the inside makes it hard to see! The pics I have of his coach shows none, and he took that racket from Novaks bag, is strung the same and same pj so guessing they should be identical.

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:40 PM
DUDE! When I took this pic
<a href="http://s995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/?action=view&current=P6290116.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/P6290116.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
I spoke to him and joked about how many rackets he had in the holdall, I got so close to saying, "Give me one please" but bottled it!!!
On Novaks lead, I did not notice any but cant be 100% as the silver paint on the inside makes it hard to see! The pics I have of his coach shows none, and he took that racket from Novaks bag, is strung the same and same pj so guessing they should be identical.

Hmm, I suppose it must be internally weighted then...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Hmm, I suppose it must be internally weighted then...

I would think so, I mean prestige users get it under the caps but he must have it done from the factory or its all at the top under the bumper.

Found this on P!, looks like a very small amout....?
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/DSC01504.jpg

Doubles
07-06-2010, 02:47 PM
I would think so, I mean prestige users get it under the caps but he must have it done from the factory or its all at the top under the bumper.

Found this on P!, looks like a very small amout....?
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/DSC01504.jpg

From the look of things there is half an inch on the inside of the frame. Then it looks like some on the outside that was painted white...

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Hmm, I suppose it must be internally weighted then...

I would think so, I mean prestige users get it under the caps but he must have it done from the factory or its all at the top under the bumper.

Found this on P!, looks like a very small amout....?
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/DSC01504.jpg
Also this one, looks like non there, but then ive seen pics of him with a lot of lead so who knows!
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/DSC00370.jpg

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 02:55 PM
Skipp or Jaz or any one else, what are your thoughts of the brand mantis products? I've just been offered sponsorship from them.

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 03:25 PM
not 100% but i think roddick tends to be upper 60's. blake is usually around 66-68

Yeah Jamie, Blake was at 66lbs, not that he last long

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 03:26 PM
if you are referring to Tursunov, he was using Luxilon Ace in the mains at 60 and luxilon bb alu power in the crosses at 58

Well you got the string right, but the tension is well off. He started at 20.5kg and dropped to 18kg.

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 03:28 PM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

Robin does not have butt caps on his rqts. He was only using P1 for stringing at Wimbledon.

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 03:30 PM
UK_Skippy, do you know Karen Goodman then? I believe she's been stringing at Wimbledon for quite a few years. I have dealt with her pro shop in Cambridgeshire a couple of times, mostly buying my stringing machine and mostly contacted her husband. Really friendly folks and give great advice.

It also looks like you ain't too far from me (I'm in Soton) so I know where I'll be going if I never need a professional string job :cool:

Hi, yes Karen's been at Wimby this year too, doing admin and some stringing. Her husband was also there for several days. Nice people, and I like there approach to their business, very customer service based.

If you're in Soton and you need anything, just drop me a line.

Regards

Paul

baseline_monster
07-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Paul, do you know anything on "mantis" stuff?

jazar
07-06-2010, 11:24 PM
Skipp or Jaz or any one else, what are your thoughts of the brand mantis products? I've just been offered sponsorship from them.

they're ok. power poly is by far the better of the two polys. comfort poly is too soft, almost like a syn gut.

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 11:32 PM
thats what i have in my log... obviously my conversions were way off... its a good thing im a professional racket stringer/customizer as opposed to a mathmatician.

How do you have it in your log? The rqt was logged in on the computer system under kilos not pounds. Why convert something that doesn't need converting.

Sorry to say this but someone is continually derailling this thread. I tried to patient but I have become fed up with someone either blatently telling lies, or bein disillusioned that they actually believe what they're saying.

Because of this I won't post anymore information until either that person is banned or leaves these boards, or categorically retracts their posts and admits that they're all lies. If you want so know some more information, please feel free to email me and I'll reply directly to you. But there's one person I won't be replying too.

I hope you all understand.

Regards

Paul

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 11:37 PM
Paul, do you know anything on "mantis" stuff?

As Jamie (Jazar) said, the powerpoly is the better of the 2 polys. The power syn is also the better of the 2 synthetics. The grips are also ok. Ive seen pctures of their bags and they look quite good.

Regards

Paul

ls206
07-07-2010, 01:19 AM
^^ agreed - would it be possible for the mods to delete all the meaningless babble? (including this post)

Sinner
07-07-2010, 01:47 AM
IMO that's the big problem with this board, quality posts get messed up by a bunch of people that needs attention, they have no contribution to this forum whatsoever. It happend before and i think if TT wants to be the biggest and best tennis forum around they should do something about it...

I absolutely agree. Not to mention the fact that there are so many random "so-and-so is the GOAT" threads. Its really getting ridiculous.

Mr. Skippy, Jazar, RJYU and a few other legitimate folks go out of their way to share their info, only to have it mixed in with stuff from other "so-called" insiders. :-?

Sorry for going off-topic.

rovex
07-07-2010, 03:29 AM
ok.... i am a 16 year old father of a mentally disabled son who has been stringing for 5 years

Sorry, I just couldn't stop laughing at this.

baseline_monster
07-07-2010, 03:33 AM
GUYS, ALL WE ARE DOING HERE IS GIVING THIS GUY/TROLL WHAT HE WANTS, ATTENTION. WHY DONT YOU ALL JUST ADD HIM TO THE IGNORE LIST OR IGNORE THESE STUPID COMMENTS!? ALL THAT IS HAPPPENING IS THAT AN AWESOME ORIGINAL THREAD IS GETTING MORE POSTS TALKING TO THIS GUY THAN THE COMMENTS ON THE STRINGING THAT THE OP AND JAZ ARE TRYING TO HELP US WITH. DOUBLES, RISE ABOVE IT MAN!!!!!!

Mdubb23
07-07-2010, 04:44 AM
DOUBLES, RISE ABOVE IT MAN!!!!!!

+1. Doubles, it's one thing to rip on another guy's credibility, and though you are by all means correct, it's another thing to make ripping on others the majority of your posts. Worry less about exposing others and worry more about posting thoughtful, quality, helpful information. I've been looking through your posts, and to say the least, they are less than impressive.

Ookie Cookie
07-07-2010, 05:24 AM
Sorry, I just couldn't stop laughing at this.

what i mean to say is that i am the father of a mentally disabled son, who (me not my son) has been stringing for 5 years

Ookie Cookie
07-07-2010, 05:24 AM
+1. Doubles, it's one thing to rip on another guy's credibility, and though you are by all means correct, it's another thing to make ripping on others the majority of your posts. Worry less about exposing others and worry more about posting thoughtful, quality, helpful information. I've been looking through your posts, and to say the least, they are less than impressive.

GETTTT SOMEEEE

baseline_monster
07-07-2010, 05:34 AM
GETTTT SOMEEEE

Dude, this is the last I have to say on the matter. Why do you keep this fraud up? I am so close to just adding you to the ignore list but dont want to jump on the bandwagone but what you are saying is just a joke. We have 2 proven Wimbledon stringers here, one I can vouch for my self that say you wearnt there man!

Mdubb23
07-07-2010, 05:46 AM
GETTTT SOMEEEE

No thanks.

Dave M
07-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Get some?Is he eric cartman?

bumfluff
07-07-2010, 05:56 AM
Please let this be the end of it, this is uk_skippy's thread where he is sharing with us the information that we all crave and he has been driven away by talk that is completely off topic. Here's hoping that he will come back and continue to share his knowledge. If you do come back skippy then are you able to share anything about what Laura Robson's using? I know we aren't suppose to request things but a quick search revealed nothing...

ericsson
07-07-2010, 06:17 AM
Please let this be the end of it, this is uk_skippy's thread where he is sharing with us the information that we all crave and he has been driven away by talk that is completely off topic. Here's hoping that he will come back and continue to share his knowledge. If you do come back skippy then are you able to share anything about what Laura Robson's using? I know we aren't suppose to request things but a quick search revealed nothing...

According to my info, Laura uses a hybrid of Natural gut and Luxilon Timo...
Maybe Paul or Jazar can confirm this.

jmverdugo
07-07-2010, 07:00 AM
.... and justice has been done.

GPB
07-07-2010, 07:06 AM
Paul (Skippy) we're looking forward to seeing you back here!

:)

Sinner
07-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Good riddance.

Gents, thanks for your continued input. Cheers.

Doubles
07-07-2010, 07:52 AM
+1. Doubles, it's one thing to rip on another guy's credibility, and though you are by all means correct, it's another thing to make ripping on others the majority of your posts. Worry less about exposing others and worry more about posting thoughtful, quality, helpful information. I've been looking through your posts, and to say the least, they are less than impressive.

First of all, I have maybe 20-30 posts in which I ripped the guy, to which he fully deserved it. I don't go out of my way to blast any other posters on here because unlike this guy, 99% of them don't deserve it. But seeing as he's been banned I doubt that I'll have to worry about this again, until he creates another account...

statetennis09
07-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Hopefully uk_skippy will come back to this thread and see this. There has been a lot of talk about how Tsonga ditched RPM Blast, and I was just wondering if he had gone back to Lux Alu Power Rough. Also would you be able to give the tension he has his sticks strung at. Thank you very much.

Rockitdog
07-07-2010, 08:36 AM
Hopefully uk_skippy will come back to this thread and see this. There has been a lot of talk about how Tsonga ditched RPM Blast, and I was just wondering if he had gone back to Lux Alu Power Rough. Also would you be able to give the tension he has his sticks strung at. Thank you very much.

Tsonga get his sticks strung up by Priority1 - not the Wimby stringers so I doubt UK_Skippy could answer what question. I'm sure that RJYU could though :)

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 09:12 AM
According to my info, Laura uses a hybrid of Natural gut and Luxilon Timo...
Maybe Paul or Jazar can confirm this.

Yes, it is a hybrid. Timo mains, Gut crosses. 26/25kg if I recall correctly.

Regards

Paul

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Whats it like to string at Wimbledon, do you get to keep any racquets?

Thanks,
Harry.

Its a tough gig. The hardest days for most stringers is the saturday thru to tuesday of the 1st week. i.e. the couple of day before the tourney starts, and the 1st couple of days. Usual days are around 6:30am until late, 11pm-1am. It eases off during that week, but you're constantly stringing from start to finish.

If you think you're a good stringer (home/shop/pro shop), do it for 16-18 hours a day, then come back and do it the next day, and the next day. Then you'll see if you can handle it.

But it can be enjoyable. The atmosphere with the other stringers, and admin staff is good, and it gets you thru.

No chance of keeping any rqts.

Hopefully uk_skippy will come back to this thread and see this. There has been a lot of talk about how Tsonga ditched RPM Blast, and I was just wondering if he had gone back to Lux Alu Power Rough. Also would you be able to give the tension he has his sticks strung at. Thank you very much.

As mentioned, P1 strings for Tsonga, but I do believe he's gone back to ALU rough. Dont know what tension. He is a nice guy though. On a pre-tourny day when Ron was chatting to us in the stringing room, Tsonga came in, said hi and shock hands. Didnt have to do that, but it was nice he did.

Regards

Paul

Fedace
07-07-2010, 09:18 AM
When does P1 guys have find time to do the Amateur service when they are doing the Pros most of the year ????????

Sinner
07-07-2010, 09:27 AM
Paul, do the players bring their own string? or do you supply + charge them?

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 09:31 AM
Paul, do the players bring their own string? or do you supply + charge them?

Most players bring their own strings and we charge just for the labour. Occasionally we do supply some strings to players if they've run out and their charge accordingly

Regards

Paul

statetennis09
07-07-2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks for taking the time to post all of this information for us. I had no idea that Tsonga used the guys from P1. Has he always done this, or is this something that he started doing recently?

ls206
07-07-2010, 09:47 AM
hey skippy - would you mind popping over to the UK TT thread in odds and ends for me? (I asked a couple of Qs before ookie was banned)

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Thanks for taking the time to post all of this information for us. I had no idea that Tsonga used the guys from P1. Has he always done this, or is this something that he started doing recently?

I think it was from last year. I remember see the Wilson Cobra's being strung then. So I guess maybe later in the year.

leoresende2007
07-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Which string did Bernard Tomic use at Wimbledon?
And is his racket the same as retail or a paintjob?
Did you see any paintjob?

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 03:36 PM
Which string did Bernard Tomic use at Wimbledon?
And is his racket the same as retail or a paintjob?
Did you see any paintjob?

I cant be sure, but another stringer has said it was possibly a gut/alu hybrid, but he def uses gut.

His rqt has a TK260.x marking.

Regards

Paul

baseline_monster
07-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Paul, did you have to cut many fresh string jobs outs? Also, did u see what tension Ferrer was playing at?

bumfluff
07-07-2010, 04:27 PM
Yes, it is a hybrid. Timo mains, Gut crosses. 26/25kg if I recall correctly.

Regards

Paul
Many thanks Paul...

drakulie
07-07-2010, 07:18 PM
Uk_Skippy, how did the Black & Deckers hold up to the stress of a pro stringing room??

uk_skippy
07-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Paul, did you have to cut many fresh string jobs outs? Also, did u see what tension Ferrer was playing at?

Generally, the only stringjobs that were cut that obviously not been used wee from the Williams sisters, and maybe a few from Nadal. But in part the players had at least had a few hits with the fresh strings.

The rqts I did for David Ferrer were BB Original @ 23.5/23kg, 2-piece

Regards

Paul

star 5 15
07-08-2010, 06:17 AM
first off I am not trying to be a bother but it would be "oh right" not "oh rite", secondly i customized federer's a little bit... hope I am not the reason he lost lol and I put the butt caps on soderling's rackets.

I found this post particulary funny considering the so called buttcaps that he put on soderling's sticks do not exist. It is all just one big molded handle that actually looks like it has a grip on it and all. you all know that though i'm sure but i just really got a good laugh from this. haha funny stuff.

baseline_monster
07-08-2010, 06:24 AM
I found this post particulary funny considering the so called buttcaps that he put on soderling's sticks do not exist. It is all just one big molded handle that actually looks like it has a grip on it and all. you all know that though i'm sure but i just really got a good laugh from this. haha funny stuff.

The fact is the guy has read and see that Robin used a custom pallet but chose to say those things to get the reaction he did and does, classic attention seeker. All his behavioural signs show that he will come back in another form soon.

stician
07-08-2010, 06:56 AM
Did I miss pro frame specs in this thread or did I just scroll through 7 pages too quickly?

Doubles
07-08-2010, 07:53 AM
Did I miss pro frame specs in this thread or did I just scroll through 7 pages too quickly?

I don't think many, if any specs were posted...

baseline_monster
07-08-2010, 08:06 AM
We will struggle to get any specs on here as Paul said, they did not weigh any or anything, just string them so we can have those details but we will struggle with weights and balances etc. Could we try and start some kind of log on here, where when sorted from a reliable source, a players info goes on there until proven other wise?

leoresende2007
07-08-2010, 08:37 AM
I cant be sure, but another stringer has said it was possibly a gut/alu hybrid, but he def uses gut.

His rqt has a TK206.x marking.

Regards

Paul
WHAT DOES TK206.X IN BERNARD TOMIC RACKET MEAN?
THAT IS A PAINTJOB?

uk_skippy
07-08-2010, 11:58 AM
^^^^Not sure. I'm not an expect on Head Pro spec. I'm sure someone knows the ins and outs of the Head marking's on the frame.

Regards

Paul

Doubles
07-08-2010, 12:21 PM
WHAT DOES TK206.X IN BERNARD TOMIC RACKET MEAN?
THAT IS A PAINTJOB?

Yes, it would be a paint job. What it means is that it's the same mold as the YouTek, only it's 100% graphite, no d3o...

baseline_monster
07-08-2010, 02:01 PM
So what was the last main graphite, the I series?

Doubles
07-08-2010, 02:04 PM
So what was the last main graphite, the I series?

No, it was before that, but I don't know what racket it would be...

statetennis09
07-08-2010, 03:02 PM
From what i have learned on these boards. That code means that he is using an racquet that came from the exact same mold of the Youtek Radical MP, but instead of his having the d3o included with the graphite, his is only graphite. His racquet also has a custom drill pattern, 16x19 instead of 18x20. Hope this helps

leoresende2007
07-08-2010, 04:14 PM
Yes, it would be a paint job. What it means is that it's the same mold as the YouTek, only it's 100% graphite, no d3o...
But his racket has the white grommets, what shows that it has the d3o

star 5 15
07-08-2010, 04:25 PM
But his racket has the white grommets, what shows that it has the d3o

not true. the white grommets are completely irrelevent. The grommets have nothing to do with the racquet layup or anything at all. As long as it is the correct drill pattern. For example. The grommets that fit the prestige and radicals are tk57 i believe so therefore you could put the white grommets on a frame like a pro tour 630 or liquidmetal prestige.

Doubles
07-08-2010, 05:33 PM
But his racket has the white grommets, what shows that it has the d3o

Nope, like Star5 15 said, so long as the drill pattern fits, any grommets can be used...

star 5 15
07-09-2010, 05:56 AM
But his racket has the white grommets, what shows that it has the d3o

Also like I said in my other post the white grommets make no difference but it's funny you menioned that because his racquets do not even have the white grommets????? Here's pictures from Wimby.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Berdych_2010_Wimbledon_3.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Berdych_2010_Wimbledon_2.jpg[/QUOTE]

Rabbit
07-09-2010, 06:58 AM
^^^
Yes, the white grommets are more aerodynamic and lighter... :)

leoresende2007
07-09-2010, 05:40 PM
From what i have learned on these boards. That code means that he is using an racquet that came from the exact same mold of the Youtek Radical MP, but instead of his having the d3o included with the graphite, his is only graphite. His racquet also has a custom drill pattern, 16x19 instead of 18x20. Hope this helps
So, has Tomic's racket the same flex as retail, that is 59?
I think no, because he used a Head Extreme, that is something like 66.
So, do you thing he did this big change?

BMoney16
07-09-2010, 06:29 PM
What string brand was the most common?

Also, did you think full bed polyester or hybrids were more common?

star 5 15
07-09-2010, 08:06 PM
What string brand was the most common?

Also, did you think full bed polyester or hybrids were more common?

I do not know for sure as I don't work at Wimby but I think about 60-70% of the pros these days are using Luxilon. Can't answer the question though.

Sidd Finch
07-09-2010, 08:22 PM
UK Skippy....great thread. Thanks

skyzoo
07-09-2010, 09:12 PM
No, it was before that, but I don't know what racket it would be...

protour 280

jazar
07-10-2010, 12:03 AM
What string brand was the most common?

Also, did you think full bed polyester or hybrids were more common?

i would say luxilon was just about the most popular, though babolat were certainly up there as well.

probably over half of the rackets i did were full poly. i only did a few players in full gut. the rest were hybrids

Doubles
07-10-2010, 08:04 AM
So, has Tomic's racket the same flex as retail, that is 59?
I think no, because he used a Head Extreme, that is something like 66.
So, do you thing he did this big change?

We don't even know that he ever used the Extreme, but rather a PJ of it...

uk_skippy
07-10-2010, 09:59 AM
i would say luxilon was just about the most popular, though babolat were certainly up there as well.

probably over half of the rackets i did were full poly. i only did a few players in full gut. the rest were hybrids

Agree with Jamie. When you looked at the racks of string you mostly saw silver ie ALU Power reels, a few BB original, some hurricane/PHT, not a lot of RPM and some Pacific.

Regard

Paul

vsbabolat
07-10-2010, 10:01 AM
i would say luxilon was just about the most popular, though babolat were certainly up there as well.

probably over half of the rackets i did were full poly. i only did a few players in full gut. the rest were hybrids

Who is left now in full Gut? Not counting the Williams Sisters.

uk_skippy
07-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Who is left now in full Gut? Not counting the Williams Sisters.

Llodra, Clement, Clijsters, Date-Krumm, Raymond. Those are the ones I can remember

Regards

Paul

vsbabolat
07-10-2010, 10:14 AM
Llodra, Clement, Clijsters, Date-Krumm, Raymond. Those are the ones I can remember

Regards

Paul

Did Clement use full gut this Wimbledon? I thought he was Hybrid now with Gut main and Alu Floro Cross.

uk_skippy
07-10-2010, 10:21 AM
No, def full gut at this Wimbledon. I dont know about other tourneys.

Regards

Paul

jazar
07-10-2010, 11:13 AM
Who is left now in full Gut? Not counting the Williams Sisters.

some of the doubles players like bhupathi and mirnyi still use full gut

vsbabolat
07-10-2010, 11:21 AM
No, def full gut at this Wimbledon. I dont know about other tourneys.

Regards

Paul
Thanks.
some of the doubles players like bhupathi and mirnyi still use full gut



Anyone still using full multi or synthetic gut like Gilles Simon with IntelliTour?

uk_skippy
07-10-2010, 11:24 AM
some of the doubles players like bhupathi and mirnyi still use full gut

How did I forget Mirnyi 24kg, 18x20, 10% pre-stretch and Wilson 95 BLX pj with Tour 90 spec!

jazar
07-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Anyone still using full multi or synthetic gut like Gilles Simon with IntelliTour?

some of the big guns use full multi: xavier malisse with babolat fibertour, alexander peya with isospeed professional and mirjana lucic with babolat xcel

DukeLit
07-10-2010, 12:20 PM
Hey guys,

I was curious to know if anyone happened to be using Signum strings. I heard they had picked up a few pros, but I'm not sure if any of them were at Wimbledon. Thanks a lot!

uk_skippy
07-10-2010, 12:31 PM
The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it

DukeLit
07-10-2010, 12:41 PM
The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it

Thanks for the info! I play with the orange Poly Plasma, and it's kinda cool knowing that some pros at Wimbledon like Signum strings too.

Sinner
07-10-2010, 12:57 PM
The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it

Did Mac use your services as well? String and tension? Curious to see what the vets like to use... Thx again.

jazar
07-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Did Mac use your services as well? String and tension? Curious to see what the vets like to use... Thx again.

he tried signum pro and i think rpm blast as well. disliked both of them and went back to bde gut in the low 50s

tennisman917
07-11-2010, 03:06 PM
[QUOTE=uk_skippy;4856270]The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it[/

how did u get your stringing gig at wimbledon

tennisman917
07-11-2010, 03:06 PM
The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it

how did you get your stringing gig at wimbledon

uk_skippy
07-11-2010, 03:11 PM
how did you get your stringing gig at wimbledon

Being an MRT, and being asked to join the team. That was 7 years ago.

Regards

Paul

aimr75
07-11-2010, 04:34 PM
The rqts I did for David Ferrer were BB Original @ 23.5/23kg, 2-piece

do you typically string 1 or 2-piece for non hybrid setups? Is there a preference for one over the other?

thanks

djicha
07-11-2010, 06:56 PM
some of the big guns use full multi: xavier malisse with babolat fibertour, alexander peya with isospeed professional and mirjana lucic with babolat xcel

I strung Lucic's racquet at a futures she played at our club in rock hill, sc.

She was using full xcel with pre-stretch.

She is really nice too :)

WozFan1990
07-11-2010, 07:33 PM
did you get to string any of Caroline Wozniacki's rackets?
do you know what her set-up is? tension?

What tension does Rafa have his rackets at in general?

tennisman917
07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Being an MRT, and being asked to join the team. That was 7 years ago.

Regards

Paul

That must've felt good .... well ive been stringing for a few years now, i just wanted to take it up a notch by joing a team . Well im guessing you have to be a master racket tech for that huh?

uk_skippy
07-11-2010, 11:23 PM
do you typically string 1 or 2-piece for non hybrid setups? Is there a preference for one over the other?

thanks

We string what the players ask for, but the admin staff do ask them as well.

did you get to string any of Caroline Wozniacki's rackets?
do you know what her set-up is? tension?

What tension does Rafa have his rackets at in general?

Yes I did some for Wozniacki. Babolat Revenge & VS gut usually @ 25kg although she had a couple at the beginning of the tourney @ 26kg.

Rafa was at 25kg for the tourney, but there are a few threads on this as well

That must've felt good .... well ive been stringing for a few years now, i just wanted to take it up a notch by joing a team . Well im guessing you have to be a master racket tech for that huh?

Generally you'll need to be an MRT before being part of the Wimbledon team. Not too sure for other GS teams.

Stringing for a GS is not easy. You need to be able to stand for most of a 12-14 hour day and plug away at the rqts coming in, and reproduce the quality time after time.

Regards

Paul

BMoney16
07-12-2010, 12:42 PM
one more question.

would you say Luxilon BBO was more popular or the ALU Power?

jazar
07-12-2010, 01:26 PM
one more question.

would you say Luxilon BBO was more popular or the ALU Power?

alu power was probably the most popular string. definitely way more popular than original

WozFan1990
07-13-2010, 05:15 PM
Yes I did some for Wozniacki. Babolat Revenge & VS gut usually @ 25kg although she had a couple at the beginning of the tourney @ 26kg.

Rafa was at 25kg for the tourney, but there are a few threads on this as well

Regards

Paul

Paul,

do you know what Wozniacki's grip size is?

what overgrip does she use?

is her racket just a PJ over an older APD or APDC?

sorry im asking so many questions, I am an avid Caroline fan and I like to know what my favorite pros use...

thanks,

WozFan1990

jazar
07-14-2010, 01:10 AM
Paul,

do you know what Wozniacki's grip size is?

what overgrip does she use?

is her racket just a PJ over an older APD or APDC?

sorry im asking so many questions, I am an avid Caroline fan and I like to know what my favorite pros use...

thanks,

WozFan1990

i can answer some of these, seeing as i did a few rackets for her as well.

the rackets do have cortex and it wouldnt surprise me if they actually were the gt version. it also seemed stock, i.e. didnt feel like there was any additional weight on there. i think the grip size was 3, though i stand to be corrected.

Sinner
07-14-2010, 02:07 AM
Paul ~ are there still a lot of leather-grip pros nowadays (with an overgrip, of course)?

uk_skippy
07-14-2010, 04:43 AM
i can answer some of these, seeing as i did a few rackets for her as well.

the rackets do have cortex and it wouldnt surprise me if they actually were the gt version. it also seemed stock, i.e. didnt feel like there was any additional weight on there. i think the grip size was 3, though i stand to be corrected.

You're correct Jamie, it was a 3. And I agree re:cortex & possibility og a PJ

Paul ~ are there still a lot of leather-grip pros nowadays (with an overgrip, of course)?

I cant remember of the top of my Head, but I dont think think there were a lot. Most of the time they came in with overgrips on and we dont have the time to check things like that.

Regards

Paul

jmverdugo
07-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Hi Skippy, on the sadly "infamous" thread that was deleted you posted a link with some pictures you took with your cellphone, could you post it again? do you have any pictures of the Prince 6000? Do you know what was the specific change they did with the clamps? What was the situation this year, did you (or anyone else) have to change them for Bab's clamps?

WozFan1990
07-14-2010, 11:42 AM
i can answer some of these, seeing as i did a few rackets for her as well.

the rackets do have cortex and it wouldnt surprise me if they actually were the gt version. it also seemed stock, i.e. didnt feel like there was any additional weight on there. i think the grip size was 3, though i stand to be corrected.

You're correct Jamie, it was a 3. And I agree re:cortex & possibility og a PJ

Regards

Paul

thank you, what about Caro's overgrip?
it looks like she either has TournaTac or possibly even Wilson Pro...
can you guys clarify that?

Lazerus
07-14-2010, 12:15 PM
thank you, what about Caro's overgrip?
it looks like she either has TournaTac or possibly even Wilson Pro...
can you guys clarify that?

What kind of toothpaste does she use?

Does she use a tweezer to pluck her eyebrows or wax?

Does she sleep on satin or cotton sheets?

What kind of phone does she have?

Does she pee standing up or sitting down?

What kind of panty liners does she use?

Does she smoke weed out of a bong or a pipe?

Jesus, you people are FREAKS!

Who cares what OG she uses!

uk_skippy
07-14-2010, 02:34 PM
Hi Skippy, on the sadly "infamous" thread that was deleted you posted a link with some pictures you took with your cellphone, could you post it again? do you have any pictures of the Prince 6000? Do you know what was the specific change they did with the clamps? What was the situation this year, did you (or anyone else) have to change them for Bab's clamps?

No problem

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25089259@N07/sets/72157624264640858/

No close up pics other than you can see.

I dont know the ins & outs of the clamp changes other than they're more heavy duty for a heavier load. They gripped well, but I felt there wasn't the same feed back as I get from my Babolat clamps. We couldnt use the Babolat clamps anyway as the base posts are slightly larger which would cause the Babolat clamps to wobble, and therefore not hold the tension correctly. But there was no need to change them, the Prince clamps were very good.

Regards

Paul

jmverdugo
07-14-2010, 04:20 PM
^^ Thank you very much!

Keifers
07-14-2010, 05:30 PM
What kind of toothpaste does she use?

Does she use a tweezer to pluck her eyebrows or wax?

Does she sleep on satin or cotton sheets?

What kind of phone does she have?

Does she pee standing up or sitting down?

What kind of panty liners does she use?

Does she smoke weed out of a bong or a pipe?

Jesus, you people are FREAKS!

Who cares what OG she uses!
So you won't be visiting this Racquets and Gear forum again?

That's a wise decision, sounds like.

Big_Dangerous
07-15-2010, 01:02 PM
UK Skippy - Hey one of the things I've wanted to know and it has nothing to do with tension or anything like that, but how much do the pro's have to pay to get each racket strung?

uk_skippy
07-15-2010, 02:13 PM
UK Skippy - Hey one of the things I've wanted to know and it has nothing to do with tension or anything like that, but how much do the pro's have to pay to get each racket strung?

I'd prefer not to reveal that information as it is likely to open up a debate, one in which my employer would have not direct right to reply. They have their reasons for the amount charged and that has nothing to do with me. Sorry, but I hope you understand.

Regards

Paul

namartens
08-04-2010, 08:26 AM
uk_skippy did you string a racket for the junior winner Fucsovics as well? Do you know the racket/string/tension?

jazar
08-04-2010, 11:06 AM
uk_skippy did you string a racket for the junior winner Fucsovics as well? Do you know the racket/string/tension?

i did. tecnifibre t fight 320. black code. 21/20kg.

drakulie
08-09-2010, 06:49 AM
UK_Skippy,

do you guys have a "house pattern" everyone has to use for every frame??

Thanks!

uk_skippy
08-09-2010, 02:51 PM
UK_Skippy,

do you guys have a "house pattern" everyone has to use for every frame??

Thanks!

We used a universal ATW. So short side cross did top cross(es), long side did bottom cross, up missing main and then onto the rest of the crosses.

Any other patterns/requests where done when asked.

Regards

Paul

drakulie
08-09-2010, 05:53 PM
^^as always, thanks for sharing. :)