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Al Czervik
03-07-2012, 08:04 AM
Sorry if already posted.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577265832373170456.html?m od=googlenews_wsj

Bobby Jr
03-07-2012, 12:03 PM
It has one quite interesting passage:

"He (Federer) usually burns through seven or eight sticks during a five-setter, often switching from tension to tension, and generally going tighter as the match progresses, says his stringer Nate Ferguson."

I always wondered what he did. With 9 frames not all strung the same, what would seem normal? I'd have thought as the game went on and you got you eye in/used to the conditions that going looser would be the trend - but the flip side is you're probably swinging freer too so tighter it is for Fed.

kaleidoskope
03-07-2012, 12:15 PM
26 pounds?!?!?!??!??! That must be like playing with a freakin' butterfly net!

I think I'll try 45 next time, just to see if I can satellite a ball or two...

Cup8489
03-07-2012, 12:30 PM
I am planning on trying out some ultra low tension poly on my extremes when they come in, just to see what it is like.

zapvor
03-07-2012, 12:32 PM
26 pounds?!?!?!??!??! That must be like playing with a freakin' butterfly net!

I think I'll try 45 next time, just to see if I can satellite a ball or two...

i am down to 48lbs and its heaven. try it

Funbun
03-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Keep in mind that Roger's racquet SW is a tad lower compared to other players on the tour. The extremely low tension will easily compensate for the lack inherent power that one can get from the racquet.