Ana Ivanovic using Solinco strings

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  1. tennisdj

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  2. Roger Wawrinka

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    Interesting! Solinco tour bite is a very good string.
     
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  3. The Meat

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    Why in the crosses???? A shaped poly should be installed in the mains for the maximum benefit.
     
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  4. Roger Wawrinka

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    Yea but then you would have to put gut in the crosses, so I guess it's whether you want more playability out of the Solinco or the gut.
     
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  5. phnx90

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    But that means the mains won't move, since the polys will be cutting into the gut...
     
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    She's a pro, I think she can decide what string set up she likes on her own, guys.
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That's the spillover from the General Pro Players Discussion section, people who think their opinions have any weight on pros' decisions.

    Just laugh, and then ignore and proceed.
     
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  8. SFrazeur

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    You are making the presupposition that she is using a poly at all for enhanced spin. It is a bit like saying those with 18x20 string patterns should go to 16x18 for maximum benefit. One may get more spin from something but that is not necessarily a care or consideration for the person.

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    i think she has been using lux for a very long time. now she trying something new, i guess
     
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    Oh you didn't hear? The poasters on TW know all, better than all.........:)
     
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  11. Someone Else

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    What does "10 % pre-stretch" mean?
    And why pre-stretch the natural gut mains but not the co-poly cross string?
     
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  12. SFrazeur

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    (Not an expert so someone correct me if I am wrong)

    Pre-stretching does 3 things I am ware of:
    1: Alleviates coil memory.
    2: It takes some of the elasticity out of the string making it less lively.
    3: By taking out some elasticity tension maintenance is better.

    The % refers to what % over reference tension to pre-stretch. 24kgs is about 53 lbs so the pre-stretch was about 58 lbs.

    My guess: Because poly has little to no tensile strength; pre-stretching poly would take too much elasticity.

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  13. UCSF2012

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    I've tried Tour Bite 16 mains, and Gut 16 crosses. Total waste of strings.
     
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  14. Cfidave

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    Poly in the crosses ala Federer, helps tame the power of the Gut and allows the gut mains to slide and snap back for more spin. I am a little suprised she is using a shaped poly in the crosses as opposed to a round smooth poly, but she obviously prefers Tour Bite.

    Using Gut in the crosses, IMO, would be a waste. May as well just use a synthetic or multi.
     
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  15. Irvin

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    Roger Federer does the same thing. Wilson gut in the mains LXN rough in the crosses. The mains are the primary string for power, control and feel. Some texture on the crosses ads more bite on the ball and poly strings in the cross allow for less movement on the mains, and tame the power of gut.

    EDIT: Andy Murray on the other hand seems to like poly mains and gut crosses. There isn't really a right or wrong way to each his / her own.
     
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  16. rafafan20

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    Well she played really well last night
     
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  17. slowfox

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    Why is there a Luxilon logo on the data sheet?
     
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  18. SFrazeur

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    Tournament sponsor or partner?

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  19. kkm

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    It's the "Luxilon" stringing team.
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    She has good taste in Natural Gut! Wilson natural is the real VS Gut.
     
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    Ditto. Pretty sure Solinco is selling Tour Bite like crazy. It's very good in the entire racquet or as a main string blend. For me I've had succes with it not hurting my arm.
     
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  22. tkoziol

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    I never was super impressed with Solinco Tour Bite. Its probably just a feel thing though. I know I get better spin with RPM Blast, but I still like PHT better. I think it just comes down to feel. Strings for some pros are almost a superstition....
     
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    I agree with what you said. Some people are more willing to change than others but in the end, it boils down to a matter of feel.
     
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  24. slowfox

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    Wouldn't they prefer to push their own product..?
     
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  25. kkm

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    It's not a matter of pushing their product. Of course they're promoting their own product, since Wilson distributes Luxilon strings globally, but on-site stringing services are there to serve any player, regardless of which racquet and strings he uses. Babolat are the French Open stringers but take care of players using Wilson and Head racquets, and Luxilon and Tecnifibre strings. Most players take string along with their racquets to the on-site stringers, so it's not as though the on-site stringers have much of a chance to push anything.
     
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  26. Gus88

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    Seen this coming on Solinco's end. With Andy Murray's brother (Jamie) using tour bite, now Marion Bartoli & Ana Ivanovic uses the string. It's an amazing string for these pro's to try out. no harm done.
    Hey, if it works, no harm done.
     
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  27. Sander001

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    I'll notify Federer[I have him on the facebook].
     
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  28. JUAN_PRADO

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    Hi sorry , but how to print the datas of this string service into the poly bag , i don t think made a personal exlusive bags to Ana for the same tension , you have idea how it is ? tank you
     
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  29. kkm

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    They print stickers and put the stickers on the poly bags.
     
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