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tennis_balla
11-08-2012, 11:27 AM
I've noticed a fair bit of talk here recently regarding the new Wilson rackets with the open string pattern, something like 14 mains 14 crosses.
Anyways, here's a photo of mine that I found of Mark Woodforde's old Snauwaert rackets. He was using Luxilon BB Original custom gauge and wanted the tension very high, something like 68lbs I believe. As tight as you can string it he said.
Notice the P1 stickers on the buttcap.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd177/dsotm80/Scan1.jpg

treblings
11-08-2012, 11:32 AM
the broken strings in that pic are charateristical of that racquet:) i happen to own two snauwaerts with that kind of stringing and never was able to play a whole set with them before the strings broke

tennis_balla
11-08-2012, 11:35 AM
The string gauge he used was pretty thick, I'd be guessing as to the exact numbers but its the thickest string I've ever seen.

treblings
11-08-2012, 11:43 AM
The string gauge he used was pretty thick, I'd be guessing as to the exact numbers but its the thickest string I've ever seen.

makes perfect sense. probably thicker gauge then i used.

Rabbit
11-08-2012, 12:25 PM
I seem to remember an 8 or 4 gauge string?

lulo
11-08-2012, 08:50 PM
I think it was like 12 gauge

ericsson
11-09-2012, 12:09 AM
I've noticed a fair bit of talk here recently regarding the new Wilson rackets with the open string pattern, something like 14 mains 14 crosses.
Anyways, here's a photo of mine that I found of Mark Woodforde's old Snauwaert rackets. He was using Luxilon BB Original custom gauge and wanted the tension very high, something like 68lbs I believe. As tight as you can string it he said.
Notice the P1 stickers on the buttcap.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd177/dsotm80/Scan1.jpg

These are the later ATP Tour 102 paintjobs and trust me he strung much much higher then 68, in fact it was around 90lbs or 40kg. (He even went higher up to 43kg in some events...)
The older Luxilon strings were very thick, around 1.80mm, later in his career he went down a little...

I own all Hi-ten's and you just have to string that high in order to get the control, i once strung one at 21kg and lacked control, then another one at 34kg and this one was much better, could hit with full swing, great experiment with great rackets!

RFRF
11-09-2012, 05:53 AM
I still got the string for those woodford racquets. I'll check the gauge.

jankustra
11-26-2012, 01:33 AM
12x16 string pattern??? never saw that!!! nice pics!

jazar
11-26-2012, 06:29 AM
He usually uses 1.6mm custom made Luxilon string, around 34kg. At Wimbledon this year I believe he was using Flex Infinity string at a more normal tension.