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DeShaun
11-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Seems most everybody plays a hybrid setup.

Uvijek Argen
11-27-2010, 10:13 PM
Here is the list:

Bhupathi, Mahesh
Black, Cara
Clement, Arnaud
Erakovic, Marina
Llodra, Michael
Mauresmo, Amelie (retired obviously)
Mirnyi, Max
Raymond, Lisa
Williams, Serena
Williams, Venus
and
Henin, Justine
Wozniacki, Caroline was using it til' last year around Miami Open, then change.

To name a few.....

Djoker_69
11-27-2010, 10:51 PM
Here is the list:

Bhupathi, Mahesh
Black, Cara
Clement, Arnaud
Erakovic, Marina
Llodra, Michael
Mauresmo, Amelie (retired obviously)
Mirnyi, Max
Raymond, Lisa
Williams, Serena
Williams, Venus
and
Henin, Justine
Wozniacki, Caroline was using it til' last year around Miami Open, then change.

To name a few.....


I belive clijsters is using full bed aswell,
when ballboying i see a few guys that i thought were using full bed but when i was holding one it was halg gut and half x-1 biphase.

Uvijek Argen
11-27-2010, 11:48 PM
I belive clijsters is using full bed aswell,
when ballboying i see a few guys that i thought were using full bed but when i was holding one it was halg gut and half x-1 biphase.

Yeap, you are right, forgot to put her on the list...thanks.:wink:

Their are a few others in my list of Miami Open 2009,but not known(qualifiers) and others retired like Vicent Spadea.

big bang
11-28-2010, 12:53 PM
What about Haas? I believe he still uses full gut at very high tension (around 35 kg).

Uvijek Argen
11-28-2010, 03:07 PM
What about Haas? I believe he still uses full gut at very high tension (around 35 kg).

Yes, he used to. Since 2009 he change to Babolat Gut/Luxilon Ace @27/24.

Djoker_69
11-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Yeap, you are right, forgot to put her on the list...thanks.:wink:

Their are a few others in my list of Miami Open 2009,but not known(qualifiers) and others retired like Vicent Spadea.

haha dont mention it.

What about pros that used to then swapped, i cantt hink of any atm but im sure theres some well known ones out there.

bfactor61
11-29-2010, 05:47 AM
julien benneteau

Uvijek Argen
11-29-2010, 08:36 AM
julien benneteau

Another that used to,but change to Alu power main/and continue with Nat gut in crosses.

And apologize in advance if I try to sound or look like "i know everything". I was just obsess to know like the OP about this info, and got my hand with some of the Masters logs and find out all that info.

What interest me as a Yonex user is that in the log for some of the Yonex pro players appear hybrids with poly and "yonex-gut".

acer4tennis
11-29-2010, 08:41 AM
Another that used to,but change to Alu power main/and continue with Nat gut in crosses.

And apologize in advance if I try to sound or look like "i know everything". I was just obsess to know like the OP about this info, and got my hand with some of the Masters logs and find out all that info.

What interest me as a Yonex user is that in the log for some of the Yonex pro players appear hybrids with poly and "yonex-gut".

Do they make Yonex Gut?

Uvijek Argen
11-29-2010, 08:46 AM
Do they make Yonex Gut?

From my stupidity knowledge ..no. or never knew about it.

That's what it got me wonder. If is some kind of supply just for the Yonex players that we don't know.

JT_2eighty
11-29-2010, 03:04 PM
Don't forget Stepanek. And, if it matters, Oudin.

Speed Kat
12-26-2010, 11:07 PM
wow thats quite a few.. I thought nobody does..Uvijek Argen - are you sure the williams sisters use full nat gut.. what is the source of this info may i ask you please. thanks

Uvijek Argen
12-27-2010, 01:24 AM
wow thats quite a few.. I thought nobody does..Uvijek Argen - are you sure the williams sisters use full nat gut.. what is the source of this info may i ask you please. thanks

Yes, the Williams use full bed. The sources belong to the Wilson stringers in the Baiardo website.

jim e
12-27-2010, 08:11 AM
wow thats quite a few.. I thought nobody does..Uvijek Argen - are you sure the williams sisters use full nat gut.. what is the source of this info may i ask you please. thanks

If you atre a member of the USRSA you can access the section on their web site of the pro equipment logs, and you will see that both the William sisters have used Wilson nat. gut for both mains and cross strings since 2003.The site even breaks it down to each event that they used the strings for as well as the tensions used.

TennisCJC
12-27-2010, 08:57 AM
I have seen several stringer spec sheets posted on the web indicating the Williams sisters use gut. But, they string it very tightly around 70 lbs. Sampras also used gut string really tight - 70-75 lbs. I think the older generation strung so tightly to get some of the attributes of poly - a stiff string bed that doesn't move much at impact or at least moves in "unison" at impact. Since poly strings have become so prevalent, you see a lot less gut. But, I think a gut hybrid with poly plays great myself.

jim e
12-27-2010, 11:07 AM
I have seen several stringer spec sheets posted on the web indicating the Williams sisters use gut. But, they string it very tightly around 70 lbs. Sampras also used gut string really tight - 70-75 lbs. I think the older generation strung so tightly to get some of the attributes of poly - a stiff string bed that doesn't move much at impact or at least moves in "unison" at impact. Since poly strings have become so prevalent, you see a lot less gut. But, I think a gut hybrid with poly plays great myself.

Venus has hers strung typically at 68/68, and Serena at 66/66 lbs.

Power Player
12-27-2010, 11:40 AM
So woz went full gut in the APDC? That's pretty cool..i wonder what tension.

Uvijek Argen
12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
So woz went full gut in the APDC? That's pretty cool..i wonder what tension.

Hola PP, In the Miami Open 2009 she did 29kg (64 pounds) and then went down to 28kg (62 pounds)

Power Player
12-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Hola PP, In the Miami Open 2009 she did 29kg (64 pounds) and then went down to 28kg (62 pounds)

Thats awesome. I have wondered what gut in the mains would be like in a babolat crossed with a poly, and she is playing full gut right at 62#s in a powerful, "poly" racquet...very interesting!