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bryanalban
03-04-2011, 08:02 AM
I've been out of it for the last 6 months or so (newborn), so I haven't kept up with what was going on on tour. I just read a story on ESPN talking about Querrey's "disastrous racket-stringing experiment" and why that might be a cause for his terrible record in 2011. What has he tried/is he trying with his strings?

Thanks

billsgwn
03-04-2011, 08:36 AM
He listened to Melanie Oudin on how to string a racquet.

nalbandian
03-05-2011, 07:02 AM
^^^ too jokes

hcb0804
03-05-2011, 07:26 AM
He listened to Melanie Oudin on how to string a racquet.

Love that avatar....Julie Georges, yes?

TheBoom
03-05-2011, 09:29 AM
What exactly happened?

Rabbit
03-05-2011, 10:37 AM
Wonder if he's referring to his move from a gut/poly hybrid to all RPM Blast...

bfactor61
03-05-2011, 11:06 AM
querrey's game does not fit well with a gut/poly hybrid imo

DrpShot!
03-07-2011, 10:46 AM
fits worse with rpm blast.

abeldm
03-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Either way he still cannot figure out his game right now... Its all between his ears...

JRstriker12
03-07-2011, 02:18 PM
I've been out of it for the last 6 months or so (newborn), so I haven't kept up with what was going on on tour. I just read a story on ESPN talking about Querrey's "disastrous racket-stringing experiment" and why that might be a cause for his terrible record in 2011. What has he tried/is he trying with his strings?

Thanks

Link to ESPN article?

jdubbs
03-07-2011, 02:38 PM
I watched him play close up in San Jose. He crushes his serve and FH, but his lack of movement and tightening up on big points really hurts him. He double-faulted on a huge point in the first set tiebreak.

Fed Kennedy
03-07-2011, 03:34 PM
I was under the impression that he went on a huge tear last summer after switching to the rpm...

jkang909
03-08-2011, 11:33 AM
i heard the commentators talking about querrey switching to a hybrid during the australian open... he said he didn't get used to it and thats why he lost first round

Carolina Racquet
03-09-2011, 10:26 PM
I too read a story that in the off season he went to a gut/poly hybrid which he soon abandoned.

I also believe, by watching his AO play, his footwork was so sluggish! Looked like he was playing in sand.

equinox
03-10-2011, 01:33 AM
he didn't put in the training work required in the short off season.

PED
03-10-2011, 12:50 PM
IIRC in the past he used a poly/gut hybrid and used Pacific gut. At some point in the last 18 months he switched to full poly, full alu I believe and t worked quite well for him.

In Feb of last year, he was using RPM blast but I think he moved away from that.

Not sure what he used in Australia. Whatever he was using at the USO last year, he should switch back to that :)

FEDERERNADAL13
03-10-2011, 01:29 PM
IIRC in the past he used a poly/gut hybrid and used Pacific gut. At some point in the last 18 months he switched to full poly, full alu I believe and t worked quite well for him.

In Feb of last year, he was using RPM blast but I think he moved away from that.

Not sure what he used in Australia. Whatever he was using at the USO last year, he should switch back to that :)

Well he used a full bed of luxilon ALU rough 16 strung at 60 at last year's Rogers cup, so I bet it'd be that at the USO

bfactor61
03-16-2011, 02:20 PM
it looks like big sam is back to full alu at indian wells. at delray he was using gut in the mains and alu in the cross

bfactor61
03-16-2011, 02:20 PM
that hybrid doesnt seem to fit his banging game

Erman
03-19-2011, 06:44 PM
that hybrid doesnt seem to fit his banging game

Just wondering why a hybrid is not good for "banging"?

drakulie
03-19-2011, 07:49 PM
it looks like big sam is back to full alu at indian wells. at delray he was using gut in the mains and alu in the cross

I strung 3 of his frames at Delray. He was using full alu power at 60 and 62 lbs.