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nomadic91
03-22-2011, 01:41 PM
Is it guts in the mains and alu in the crosses or the other way around?
does he use string savers on 4th and 6th from top? because that's what I thought...
How does he use his lead tapes?

Marcus
03-22-2011, 01:51 PM
Oh dear..... I feel really sorry for what you're about to receive, I hope you have your flame suit back from the dry cleaners !!

djoko4thewin
03-22-2011, 02:17 PM
use the search button on top of the page. This has been discussed to many times. Thanks.

CHOcobo
03-22-2011, 02:24 PM
to be honest i love threads like these. because it sucks going through pages and pages of threads. lol.

ngut in main and alu rough in crosses was the last time i checked. 4th & 6th for string savers sounds right. he only uses one strip of lead at the 12 O'clock to reach 364g.

bfactor61
03-22-2011, 02:49 PM
^ agreed

10char

quest01
03-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Federer uses this

http://img1.mlstatic.com/jm/img?s=MLB&f=167489547_5603.jpg&v=O

DAS2011
03-22-2011, 05:58 PM
Federer uses this

http://img1.mlstatic.com/jm/img?s=MLB&f=167489547_5603.jpg&v=O

Oh Yea, Fed definitely uses B-Grade Wilson gut (which is actually rejected gut from Babolat) rather than actual VS. *sarcasm*

But other than the gut manufacturer, this is accurate.

kiteboard
03-22-2011, 06:01 PM
Vs team mains at 48.5/alu power crosses at 45.2lbs. Ten string a lings, 4th/6th crosses down, five each. Power pads at throat. (Wilson prem. is vs team)

Djokolate
03-30-2011, 11:24 AM
Vs team mains at 48.5/alu power crosses at 45.2lbs. Ten string a lings, 4th/6th crosses down, five each. Power pads at throat. (Wilson prem. is vs team)

Alu ROUGH crosses and it's 48lbs both mains and crosses

FedererBestTennis
03-30-2011, 12:54 PM
Alu ROUGH crosses and it's 48lbs both mains and crosses
Pretty sure he does not string the same tension on both...and yes this is the most ridiculous thread ever.

mp2002
03-31-2011, 06:01 AM
48lbs? I'm surprised by that. I thought Federer's string tension was in the mid 60s

CDestroyer
03-31-2011, 06:11 AM
Alu ROUGH crosses and it's 48lbs both mains and crosses

I think it is 51 on the mains gut 48 on the crosses ALU Rough.

GasquetGOAT
03-31-2011, 06:22 AM
48lbs? I'm surprised by that. I thought Federer's string tension was in the mid 60s

He wouldn't still be competitive in this era with string tension in the 60s (in a 90sqin head!).

Surprised by 48? It was as low as 46/43 at one stage IIRC.

mp2002
03-31-2011, 06:47 AM
Well...I learned something today. :)

Djokolate
03-31-2011, 06:48 AM
I think it is 51 on the mains gut 48 on the crosses ALU Rough.

I heard Nate say 48 lbs in like the first week of IW

Djokolate
03-31-2011, 06:51 AM
Pretty sure he does not string the same tension on both...and yes this is the most ridiculous thread ever.

Nate's words buddy.
And I'm sure Nate is right.

Keifers
03-31-2011, 10:46 AM
to be honest i love threads like these. because it sucks going through pages and pages of threads. lol.

ngut in main and alu rough in crosses was the last time i checked. 4th & 6th for string savers sounds right. he only uses one strip of lead at the 12 O'clock to reach 364g.
I agree. Big time.

Jake Speed
03-31-2011, 11:12 AM
There's no way in the world, regardless of what material is presented AND by who, that I will believe he strings his racquets below 60 lbs.

I already said don't believe everything your told or read.

Question everything, including what I'm saying right now.

I don't believe it and never will, but I could be wrong?

Nah!

JS #1

jeroenn
03-31-2011, 11:27 AM
Here's a pic from Priority One, Rog's (old) sticks.
The number on the sticker shows the string tension.

incidently, 22 Kilos is equal to 48.5 Pounds.

http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC00636.JPG

Jake Speed
03-31-2011, 12:46 PM
I don't buy it!

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then throw it away.

JS #1

FEDERERNADAL13
03-31-2011, 01:11 PM
I don't buy it!

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then throw it away.

JS #1

I string my racket at 50 lbs, and I love it, so I can Fed doing it.

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
03-31-2011, 01:17 PM
delete post

SoCal10s
03-31-2011, 01:35 PM
I don't buy it!

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.
JS #1


I used to have a ''True Tension" stringing machine .. it was very efficient ,too efficient by everyday standards.. I used to string 110 frame sizes rackets at 60/48 and it would feel like 65lbs stung on an Ektelon stringer .. maybe these newer stringers have the same kind of exact tension ,thus string at 48.5 feels like 60+ lbs on a regular standard stringer,,

GasquetGOAT
04-01-2011, 08:10 AM
I don't buy it!

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then throw it away.

JS #1

You clearly either don't know what you're talking about or don't know how to hit a ball.

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then you love it.

Cup8489
04-01-2011, 08:25 AM
I don't buy it!

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then throw it away.

JS #1

Well, you've clearly never used this frame, because that tension is just awesome in it. With the extra lead under the bumper, and with the gut mains, it just feels sweet. You dont overhit with the racquet, but you do get alot of spin and feel.

Fuji
04-01-2011, 08:36 PM
I use a KPS 88 strung at 42lbs and it feels great. It's not too far of a stretch to see one of the greatest players of all time enjoying a tension a bit higher then mine in a 90 inch head! :P

-Fuji

Jake Speed
04-04-2011, 06:49 AM
You clearly either don't know what you're talking about or don't know how to hit a ball.

I say this because I know how that racquet will play with that low string tension.

It will play like this. You will hit two balls then you love it.

Well, I'm sure, at the level you play at, the racquet feels good.

JS #1

Consolation
04-04-2011, 07:17 AM
Well, I'm sure, at the level you play at, the racquet feels good.

JS #1

Before anyone continues to feed him, please look at his posts. He's a troll in the classic sense. He joined a week ago, and already has 75+ posts. Almost every single one of them is off the wall like these.

Stop feeding him and he'll go away.

dado90
04-04-2011, 08:07 AM
federer does string 1.5 kilo mains tighter than crosses.nate ferguson of p1 posted a picture with a comment about rogers rackets strung for his match against nadal

R1CKSO
04-05-2011, 10:12 AM
haha, then you are saying Nate Ferguson doesn't have a clue of what he is talking about and he just spreads wrong info to all of us, FabFed has match used Federer racquets, same combination Babolat VS in mains at ~51 lbs. and Luxilon Alu power rough at ~48, he adds lead tape under the bumper at 12 o'clock to bring the weight of the frame to 364 g and a balance of ~32.2cm... Go, do your homework before coming in here and trying to deny everone's opinion, besides we have all the accurate and true info of Fed's actual setup

FedererBestTennis
04-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Before anyone continues to feed him, please look at his posts. He's a troll in the classic sense. He joined a week ago, and already has 75+ posts. Almost every single one of them is off the wall like these.

Stop feeding him and he'll go away.
Agreed. Just stop quoting his comments and he'll be gone in a week.

nomadic91
04-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Pretty sure he does not string the same tension on both...and yes this is the most ridiculous thread ever.

then dont come and read u idiot lol

nomadic91
04-06-2011, 09:46 AM
delete post

delete ur mom.

FedererBestTennis
04-06-2011, 03:16 PM
then dont come and read u idiot lol
Wowww...You're the one who thought it would be a good idea to get the American K 6.1 grommet for an Asian version K 6.1 and finds it doesn't fit, and the one who created a thread on Federer's string setup when this has been discussed 100 times. Who's the idiot?

jasonbourne
04-12-2011, 09:26 AM
I use a KPS 88 strung at 42lbs and it feels great. It's not too far of a stretch to see one of the greatest players of all time enjoying a tension a bit higher then mine in a 90 inch head! :P

-Fuji

Fuji, this is encouraging to read your post of 42lbs on the KPS and you're enjoying it. Last night I strung my KPS with poly(M)/syngut(C) @ 40/44lbs. I hope I enjoy it. :-|

Djokolate
04-12-2011, 12:21 PM
federer does string 1.5 kilo mains tighter than crosses.nate ferguson of p1 posted a picture with a comment about rogers rackets strung for his match against nadal

Which match?? Miami?

Djokolate
04-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Wowww...You're the one who thought it would be a good idea to get the American K 6.1 grommet for an Asian version K 6.1 and finds it doesn't fit, and the one who created a thread on Federer's string setup when this has been discussed 100 times. Who's the idiot?

YES FEDERERBESTTENNIS.
PWNED.
SIT DOWN NOMADIC.
:D

Djokolate
04-12-2011, 12:26 PM
delete ur mom.

Ahh, I remember the times of being 12.

FedererBestTennis
04-13-2011, 02:41 AM
YES FEDERERBESTTENNIS.
PWNED.
SIT DOWN NOMADIC.
:D
:D I speak from my heart. :-P

Djokolate
04-13-2011, 07:03 AM
:D I speak from my heart. :-P

Lol :D
10char

Slap_Stick with Strings
06-16-2011, 05:11 PM
For the sake of this thread. I use 48 mains/51 crosses, syn gut/LXN BB Rough with my Donnay Graphite Borg 85 sqi. I never knew that fed strings his with the same tension. Through this thread I found out because I was curious today, lol. Anyway, I've experimented with different tension with this frame and finally got it nailed to this tension. Never thought it would hit like a dream. I would slap the ball flat and finish with a lot of spin during plow through, the ball doesn't go anywhere but down and quick.

ben123
06-17-2011, 03:24 AM
For the sake of this thread. I use 48 mains/51 crosses, syn gut/LXN BB Rough with my Donnay Graphite Borg 85 sqi. I never knew that fed strings his with the same tension. Through this thread I found out because I was curious today, lol. Anyway, I've experimented with different tension with this frame and finally got it nailed to this tension. Never thought it would hit like a dream. I would slap the ball flat and finish with a lot of spin during plow through, the ball doesn't go anywhere but down and quick.

federerīs tension is not 48/51. itīs 51/48

stringertom
06-17-2011, 05:22 AM
Who of you playing Fed's setup actually change frames at his frequency? You need to take that into consideration when recommending tension preferences to the experimental curious. It will play great, probably even through a match or two, but a week or two down the road, you're gonna wish a slightly higher tension setup, say 54/51 or along the lines of my signature for you MPers.

ben123
06-17-2011, 05:51 AM
Who of you playing Fed's setup actually change frames at his frequency? You need to take that into consideration when recommending tension preferences to the experimental curious. It will play great, probably even through a match or two, but a week or two down the road, you're gonna wish a slightly higher tension setup, say 54/51 or along the lines of my signature for you MPers.

well fed uses gut. at least the gut will hold its tension for a pretty long time

Kunohara
06-17-2011, 06:34 AM
I love people trying to copy exact same setup as their idol, as if thats going to make them play better.

Slap_Stick with Strings
06-17-2011, 02:48 PM
federerīs tension is not 48/51. itīs 51/48

Sorry, Ben. That's what i meant...that's how i have mine @ 51/48.

Slap_Stick with Strings
06-17-2011, 02:58 PM
i can't say i disagree with kunohara 100%. I personally don't have an idol but i am a big fan of the game. Tension variance to me is more like how my arm would feel the day after. I don't think i play better or worst for that matter, it's just that it is comfortable for me since i use an 85 sqi frame. I tried 55 lbs before and this frame i tell you, it felt like 65 lbs.

stringertom
06-17-2011, 06:46 PM
well fed uses gut. at least the gut will hold its tension for a pretty long time

While the nattie is better at tension maintenance than anything else, it still is not impervious to it. The first overnight curve is steepest but every playing session contributes to tension loss. I measure my stringbed stiffness daily with a Beers tensometer and I can assure you of this fact... I lose about 8 to 10% on the first day and another 2% or so for every 2 hours of singles play. If I were to play a non-textured poly in the crosses of my hybrid (and I have done so to experiment), the tension loss from play increases slightly. If I haven't broken string by the third week, I'm cutting it out, not as much due to the tension loss but more because it's dead.

Wilander Fan
08-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Just to experiment, I tried the reverse out on my new ps95blx and had rpm black code in the main and bad vgut on the crosses. I thought this was going to be a good combination but it was just terrible compared to the poly-multi hybrid I had been using. Strings do not grip the ball well and have a serious trampoline effect yet strangely underpowered at the same time. Also hard on the arm. Both strung at 52.

Will give the gut main a try.

フェデラー
08-29-2012, 10:41 AM
Just to experiment, I tried the reverse out on my new ps95blx and had rpm black code in the main and bad vgut on the crosses. I thought this was going to be a good combination but it was just terrible compared to the poly-multi hybrid I had been using. Strings do not grip the ball well and have a serious trampoline effect yet strangely underpowered at the same time. Also hard on the arm. Both strung at 52.

Will give the gut main a try.

Just wondering, do you think it could be a matter of string choice? I know Dolgopolov uses Lux 4G mains and Murray uses Lux ALU Power mains, so Poly Mains/Gut crosses are pretty popular (not as popular as Gut Mains/Poly Crosses), so there must be something to like about it (at least for Murray and The Dog). Do you think if you used a different string, and also varying tensions, the result would be significantly different?
I use Gut Mains and Poly crosses, use varying tensions, and it really does feel amazing and is definitely the best string setup I have used. However I am always looking at trying new things, but I don't want to waste all that money on gut if I end up hating the combo.

Wilander Fan
08-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Ive tried the poly main gut cross before on a different racket (aerostorm) and with different strings and the result was very similar. No bite and pretty stiff and some trampolining. Its actually not bad for volleys but very unforgiving on the serve and baseline since the strings do not seem to bite into ball and you are forced to make exaggerated swings to generate spin.

Wilander Fan
09-01-2012, 05:56 AM
So I restrung with gut main and poly cross using the same strings, tension and racket and it is much better. The strings have much better bite, softer on the arm and forgiving yet still delivers a heavy ball. This was a big surprise to me since I always thought the mains were most responsible for the spin but its clearly the cross poly strings that are grabbing the ball.

bert96
09-01-2012, 07:01 AM
federerīs tension is not 48/51. itīs 51/48

its 22.0/20.5 kg ;)

lidoazndiabloboi
12-06-2012, 10:07 PM
just watching the Federer/Bellucci match, and it looks like Fed might be using a different string on the cross, possibly 4G. From the pictures I saw on yahoo, they have a goldish glow, but its hard to tell. Still no concrete evidence, but just pointing out what I saw. What do you guys think?

Dr. O
12-07-2012, 07:14 PM
Looks like new crosses, perhaps a different nat gut given they're goldish color. It also appears that he switched his alu's to the mains (where they should have been all along to get max spin and power). Check out the slow mo closeup during the change over after the 7th game of the 3rd set of the Bellucci exo on youtube.Comments?
Let's hope he now has his polys as the mains. If he had done this years ago he'd have a few more GS's under his belt. He'd dominate the baseline once again against today's big hitters (Djoke Mur Delpo Berdy Rafa etc)

Cup8489
12-07-2012, 08:07 PM
ya.. ur not wrong, definitely gold tinted crosses. Looked to be the same nat gut strings in the mains though

Fuji
12-07-2012, 08:10 PM
Looks like new crosses, perhaps a different nat gut given they're goldish color. It also appears that he switched his alu's to the mains (where they should have been all along to get max spin and power). Check out the slow mo closeup during the change over after the 7th game of the 3rd set of the Bellucci exo on youtube.Comments?
Let's hope he now has his polys as the mains. If he had done this years ago he'd have a few more GS's under his belt. He'd dominate the baseline once again against today's big hitters (Djoke Mur Delpo Berdy Rafa etc)

Poly/gut seems like such a waste to me. It'd be interesting if Fed decided to switch them now. Who knows, maybe he'll even start using 4G! :razz:

-Fuji

フェデラー
12-07-2012, 08:20 PM
Did fed's racket look bigger to anyone?
I felt like that rumor needed to drummed up again.

man_untd11
12-09-2012, 04:39 PM
Yeah, I just watched the Federer - Haas exhibition and it definitely looked like he's switched to the new Lux 4G in the crosses. I'd be surprised if he switched the mains too though, they looked like gut?

The_Maestro_RF
12-10-2012, 07:08 AM
Yeah he used a gold string in the Bellucci and Haas match but against Tsonga it definitely wasn't gold http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=da&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:da:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGHP_daDK468&biw=1280&bih=575&tbm=isch&tbnid=PdHtakqK78l0-M:&imgrefurl=http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/c_132029181_4.htm&docid=LA3GClcB03FvdM&imgurl=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/132029181_41n.jpg&w=900&h=600&ei=TwjGUI-OBYWi4gT_l4HQAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=763&vpy=271&dur=2901&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=111&ty=96&sig=112832918811669534008&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=217&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0,i:120

The_Maestro_RF
12-10-2012, 07:10 AM
he obviously can't make up his mind what string to use lol

man_untd11
12-10-2012, 10:37 AM
he obviously can't make up his mind what string to use lol

It looked like it had a gold tint while I was watching?

The_Maestro_RF
12-10-2012, 02:30 PM
It looked like it had a gold tint while I was watching? Look at this link it aint gold http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=da&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:da:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGHP_daDK468&biw=1280&bih=575&tbm=isch&tbnid=PdHtakqK78l0-M:&imgrefurl=http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/c_132029181_4.htm&docid=LA3GClcB03FvdM&imgurl=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/132029181_41n.jpg&w=900&h=600&ei=jXDGUMTlBsfEswbQkoHQDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=336&vpy=162&dur=230&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=205&ty=116&sig=112832918811669534008&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=199&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0,i:133

man_untd11
12-10-2012, 04:24 PM
Look at this link it aint gold http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=da&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:da:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGHP_daDK468&biw=1280&bih=575&tbm=isch&tbnid=PdHtakqK78l0-M:&imgrefurl=http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/c_132029181_4.htm&docid=LA3GClcB03FvdM&imgurl=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/132029181_41n.jpg&w=900&h=600&ei=jXDGUMTlBsfEswbQkoHQDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=336&vpy=162&dur=230&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=205&ty=116&sig=112832918811669534008&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=199&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0,i:133


http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/players/42/gallery/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,lego:19780928:top,photo ,53d9be61-151d-351b-9799-7424b1fdb951-l:1

it does?

http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-12/09/c_132029181_4.htm

another one, it looks gold to me :)