Exact set up:federer:racquet:string:tension:lead:grommet:etc

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by ask1ed, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. ask1ed

    ask1ed Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone know for sure? Custom mold, what does that mean? HOw close is it to the ncode tour 90 6.1? Does he use wilson gut 130mm now instead of vs touch? Does he string 25/26kg, higher on crosses? Does he use alu power rough 125mm on cross? Does he use string a lings every other main between 4,5,6 crosses? Does he use lead tape or lead imbedded or weights attached to side? Does he use leather grommet inserts on five center mains? :?:[/img] "the most important thing is to feel well out there, regardless of inner rage."][/quote]
     
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  2. mrwise

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    I think I can answer this question for you. This should end all discussions about this. He really uses the original Wilson Profile. It is just shaved down to look like the new NCode rackets. He also uses chicken wire in his cross strings. They are just painted to look like Luxilon strings. He uses piano strings for his mains. He has found that this makes them last longer even though there is sometimes a little bit of friction on the chicken wire crosses. These are painted as well to look like real gut. Wilson has some of the artists from PIXAR working for them to pull this off. Hope this helps and ends all discussions about what kind of racket he is using.
     
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  3. ask1ed

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    federer racquet info:Does anyone know for sure?

    Very effeminate. Just want to hear from someone who really knows the real set up, so I can duplicate it and see how it plays. What's wrong with that? Isn't that a worthwhile quest?
     
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  4. finchy

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    email roger's website and ask for the exact specs. dont bother us with all your "i want to be just like fed and use exactly what he uses".
     
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  5. mrwise

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    I was not being sarcastic. My guess is as good as anybody else's on here. Obviously you haven't read too much on here. That seems to be everybody's quest.
    I think it is hilarious that you think you have the game to be able to play with the specs that Federer uses. That is more sarcastic than my response.
     
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  6. ask1ed

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    federer's racquet specs

    I've won sf city, san jose, fairfield, berkeley, all 128 draws.
     
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  7. You can't recreate it because it's like the same weight as a retail stick with the balance being more even.

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  8. ProStaffTour90

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    Re: federer's racquet specs

    :lol: NICE






    (if true :shock:)
     
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  9. katarddx

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    Re: federer's racquet specs

    I have played for Davis Cup Team, so what??? Water under bridge...
     
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  10. mrwise

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    You are hilarious. What does my game have to do with you thinking that you can play with the exact specifications that Federer plays with on his racket? If you are as good as you say you are then why don't you play with your own specifications? I would also wonder why you stopped playing if those are the only tournaments that you have won? Ah...this is boring me...my contributions to this thread are over. You win...
     
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  11. El Diablo

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    The exact recipe for Coca Cola has been a closely held secret for over a hundred years (developped in about 1895, I believe), and with good reason - why help the competition? If I were the best tennis player in the world, I don't think I'd give out technical secrets about my racquet.
     
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  12. K!ck5w3rvE

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    You wouldn't kick mine. I know this because your so obsessed with me you're even asking about the amount of um, lead on my stick, amongst other things......
     
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  13. ismashall

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    Re: federer racquet info:Does anyone know for sure?

    Yes, let's all call people who wittingly shame us queers. It shows how mature and manly we are.
     
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  14. chaduke

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    Last time I checked this was a messageboard about Pro's Racquets and Gear. Its not like the guy is walking into your living room and asking you questions.
     
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  15. Metzler

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    No one who posts on this board could get a point a point off Fedex. There's a foot of difference between a 3.5 and a 5.0 and from here to the moon between an "open level" player and a top 10 tour pro.
     
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  16. Lambsscroll

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    355g, 310mm (unstrung), si. 6.0, 16x18 90 sq.in

    2004 Wimbledon
    Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough/Natural Gut 16L
     
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  17. TheRealTruth

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    16x18 instead of 16x19?
     
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  18. Ryoku

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    I would also like to know out of curiousity.
    I've looked through most (if not all) of the threads about fed's set up. And I don't think anyone truly knows how his racket is done up. One guy will say one thing, another guy says another, some agree, some don't and people argue. So for those of us wanting to know and see these threads get confused as to what is really the final answer.

    Anyway for me, I want to know and TRY it. To see how it feels, and perhaps modify it to my liking. The idea is to use Federer's set up as a starting point and modifying it such that I can use it.....if I can't play the Federer set up =P

    I currently use (what I think to be what Fed uses):
    - the 10 string savers on the 4th and 6th frame (which was quoted from the Priority 1)
    - 3 leather powerpads at the throat
    - BB Rough on mains and Gamma Pro on crosses (I do this because I can't afford natural gut, and I can't afford having the softer strings on the mains because they would break faster)
    - I have a total of 0.25 ounce of lead tape at 3/9 position (this is my own modification)
     
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  19. GugaGuga

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    Fed's frame is custom, there is no doubt about that. However, the nCode Tour 90 is pretty darn close to his frame in terms of construction/weight/balance. And the production consistency/quality of the store bought models is pretty good. I have personally tested batches of Tour 90s and found them to be at almost identical weight and balance. There is a little deviation between some frames, but not much.

    Jim Courier uses the nCode Tour that is sold in the stores, and he claims its the best frame he has ever used. So I really don't think there is all that much difference to Fed's stick. Again, maybe the weight or balance differs here or there by a smidge, but the construction/size/weight is pretty close.

    I understand that he strings fairly low in the tension range on average, but I'm sure that depends on conditions and string type.

    So if you are using and nCode Tour 90 (or its new paintjob) and stringing fairly low, then you are using pretty darn close to what Fed is using.
     
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    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Wilson Natural 16 25/23.5 Australian Open 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Wilson Natural 16 Pacific Life Open 2005 Star Stringing
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Wilson Natural 16 55/50.5 Roland Garros 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 55/50.5 U.S. Open 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Wilson Natural 16 55/50.5 Wimbledon 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Australian Open 2006 ******** Tennis
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 21.5/20 Australian Open 2006
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 22/20.5 Pacific Life Open 2006 Priority One
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Roland Garros 2006
    Federer, Roger Wilson n Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 21/19.5 Wimbledon 2006
    Federer, Roger Wilson K Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 46/43 U.S. Open 2007 Wilson
    Federer, Roger Wilson K Six One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 21.5/20 Pacific Life Open 2008 Priority One
     
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  22. freshtennis

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    just wandering how sure you were on this and whether you have any more of federer's string tension from 2008 >
     
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  23. Povl Carstensen

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    If you use the K90 you are a bit closer in string spacing, grip length and most likely (imo) overall.
     
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