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ATXtennisaddict
07-03-2006, 01:13 PM
I heard they changed the grass and now it's slower etc. Why'd they do that?

ATXtennisaddict
07-03-2006, 01:16 PM
I just read in another thread here it's to accomodate baseline players and have longer rallies...accomodate claycourters...

seriously, they just made wimbledon "just another surface" instead of a unique one.

Bogie
07-03-2006, 01:17 PM
no. the grass court shoes were tearing up the courts so they put in a new, more durable, but slower grass.

AAAA
07-03-2006, 01:21 PM
I just read in another thread here it's to accomodate baseline players and have longer rallies...accomodate claycourters...

seriously, they just made wimbledon "just another surface" instead of a unique one.

Did you see any evidence to support that claim?

dh003i
07-03-2006, 01:29 PM
here's a question: with current technology, isn't it possible to roll down the grass and have it be firmly in place, after every day?

AAAA
07-03-2006, 03:41 PM
They have improved the quality.

Rhino
07-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I heard they changed the grass and now it's slower etc. Why'd they do that?
article about the Wimbledon courts explains the change:
http://www.nysun.com/article/35116

HotCarl
07-03-2006, 04:19 PM
you have to subscribe to read it. lame.

BERDI4
07-03-2006, 04:57 PM
I just read in another thread here it's to accomodate baseline players and have longer rallies...accomodate claycourters...

seriously, they just made wimbledon "just another surface" instead of a unique one.
Why would the english try to accomodate the cly courters?

Marat Safinator
07-03-2006, 05:00 PM
dont have a clue about that, now theres a question ^^

Amone
07-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Yeah, it's about the shoes, over the years shoe companies developed "grass court shoes" that totaly buggered the old grass, so they made it more durable, but then the shoes got worse still, and here we are.

KBalla08
07-03-2006, 05:01 PM
o and also my moms friends sister lives in london, and they are saying theres a water shortage in UK, and that Wimbledon can only water there grass for 1/2 hr a day, so thats y its not a green as it used to be

dh003i
07-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Amone,

If that's the case, why not regulate what kind of shoes can be worn?

Bogie
07-03-2006, 05:09 PM
b/c basically any kinds of shoes would rip up the grass court. clay and hard court shoes would rip the grass to sh*t and even the grass court shoes which are specially designed to be the lightest on grass rip it up. if they make the soles of the grass court shoes any softer or flatter, the player would have absolutely no traction and it would be like an ice rink, so the grass had to be changed.

dh003i
07-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Bogie,

Ok, why is the idea about rolling down grass after every day so impossible? With modern technology, surely they could make it so it stays perfeclty in palce and is seamless for all tennis-playing purposes.

Sure, it'd be expensive, but who cares?

FedererUberAlles
07-03-2006, 05:25 PM
Bogie,

Ok, why is the idea about rolling down grass after every day so impossible? With modern technology, surely they could make it so it stays perfeclty in palce and is seamless for all tennis-playing purposes.

Sure, it'd be expensive, but who cares?

It simply isn't; grass is an organic material, nor would it be cost effective.

Bogie
07-03-2006, 05:33 PM
federeruberalles took the words out of my mouth, but the main reason you answered yourself.

Sure, it'd be expensive.

thats why. cheaper to get new grass anyway than to go through all that hassle if it were even possible, which it isnt.