Federer Historic Tensions?

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  1. フェデラー

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    I'm just curious if anyone knows Fed's tensions from back when he was using all gut and back when he was using the Prostaff 85?
     
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  2. The Meat

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    Player Racquet Mains Crosses Tension Event/Year Source
    Federer, Roger Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Original Babolat VS Thermo Power 16 Babolat VS Thermo Power 16 55/55 U.S. Open 2001
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Babolat VS Team 16 Babolat VS Team 16 57.2/55 Australian Open 2002
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Babolat VS 1.30 Babolat VS 1.30 24.5/24 Pacific Life Open 2002 Star Stringing
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Babolat VS Team 16 Babolat VS Team 16 57.2/55 Roland Garros 2002
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Babolat VS Team 16 Babolat VS Team 16 57.2/55 U.S. Open 2002
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Babolat VS Team 16 Babolat VS Team 16 57.2/55 Wimbledon 2002
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Australian Open 2003
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power 1.25 Babolat VS 27/25.5 Pacific Life Open 2003 Star Stringing
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 Tour Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Roland Garros 2003
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Babolat VS Team 16 U.S. Open 2003
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Babolat VS Team 16 Wimbledon 2003
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Babolat VS Team 16 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Australian Open 2004
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 26/25 NASDAQ 100 2004 Luxilon
    Federer, Roger Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Tour 90 Babolat VS Team 16 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 26.5/25 Pacific Life Open 2004 Star Stringing
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Roland Garros 2004
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 25/23.5 U.S. Open 2004
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 25/23.5 Wimbledon 2004
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 25/23.5 Australian Open 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Pacific Life Open 2005 Star Stringing
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 55/50.5 Roland Garros 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 55/50.5 U.S. Open 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 55/50.5 Wimbledon 2005
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Australian Open 2006 ******** Tennis
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 21.5/20 Australian Open 2006
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-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 nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson Natural 1.30 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.25 Roland Garros 2006
    Federer, Roger Wilson nSix-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

    All according to a poster from this thread
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...ension&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

    Looks about right, though I'm surprised he changed a total of 5lbs from his beginning tension.
     
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  3. Lukhas

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    Some lines are missing the tension.

    Wilson's Gut is stiffer than the old Babolat VS. And Luxilon ALU is know for being hard on the joints at high tensions, so you have to accommodate both strings. Moreover, his racquet is also very stable, don't need to string at high tensions either. Doubt he needs to take the risk to get easily avoidable injuries for the sake to play with a board instead of a stringbed.
     
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  4. フェデラー

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    Was roger really using all poly back in 2003? It's hard to find good quality photos from then.
     
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    I doubt he was using full poly. he grew up with NG
     
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    I don't know, but would also like to know, it does say full poly in the list above. But surely it can't be right, Federer even for a few tournaments wouldn't have gone to full poly would he?
     
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    Sure he would! The talk of the town is all about Luxilons so he's going to try it out. Of course he loves it. After some more experience, he wonders what it'd be like to hybrid his new fav with his old fav. Presta!
     
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  8. Povl Carstensen

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    Just what I have allways thought, or felt. That Federer at one point (2006 it seems) went down in tension, making his play a bit less all-out hitting like, for lack of better words....
     
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    I must say though Roger used to blast the ball when had all natural gut. Watching his match with Sampras in 01, Haas at the AO in 02, Agassi at Houston in 03. What do you think would have happened if he stuck with gut? Obviously the game changed and he changed with it, but would it have been a viable option for him?
     
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    His body has more to do with what he uses right now. He's over 30, with more than 10 years of pro tennis, and even more of tennis, short (started around 9 or something). Wear and tear is starting to come. At some point, he can't move his arm as fast as before to generate the spin, so he needs a little help from the string. So yeah, he may gain power from gut, but it doesn't mean it would help his game overall.
     
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  11. Povl Carstensen

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    But that was mainly in a 85", and at about 25-26 kgs.

    But he actually lowered the tension when he was about 25.
     
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    This. I'm liking the Heiro avatar also.
     
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    Then he was less of an idiot and knew better what was better for him.
     
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  14. Povl Carstensen

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    But the even more flat out hitting Federer of pre-low tensions certainly had something to him also.
     
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