Gilles Simon String/Tension?

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  1. 5point5

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    Was wondering what string and tension Gilles Simon uses. I found on the boards that he was using the intellitour, was wondering if hes still using the same string. Also tension?
     
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  2. ben123

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    if you were clever you would have just checked the most recent pics of simon in the usopen... yeah he plays intellitour 25/24
     
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    my slazenger pro-braided racquet's tension recommendation is 55 to 60.......the stringer said if the string isn't nylon then you can string it higher or lower than that..is that true? if it is true then how much higher/lower can you string it? my string is yonex poly tour spin, thanks for your help
     
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    We can decipher tension thru pics alone?
     
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    Nevermind.
     
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    That just means you haven't been on these boards long enough. You've much to learn, young grasshopper.
     
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  7. 5point5

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    Looks like Gilles finally made the switch to poly - looks to be ALU.

    Good choice Gilles.
     
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  8. SpinToWin

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    3.5 strikes again. This was discussed early this year (in Indian Wells I believe) where he already was using the silver string and reliable posters said it was a silver version of Intellitour.
     
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    No way - you can hear the strings snapping back. Intellitour doesn't make that sound.

    Sheesh, who's the 3.5 now?
     
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    Dat attitude. Someone hasn't seemed to have learned from their previous ban.
     
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    I strung for him in Cincy this year.

    He uses a soft silver type of intellitour string in the mains, and a poly in the crosses, which seems to be the same as Poly Spin from Prince. I can't remember his tension. The poly looked/felt like 17 or even 18 gauge.
     
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    and a stock Graphene Prestige MP!
     
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    Thank you! Finally somebody who knows what they're talking about.
     
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    How's that club team coming along?
     
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    I am starting to think Fedace = Nostradamus = 5point5
     
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    Leagues above those amateurs.
     
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    5point agrees to include himself in the amateur league. I guess now you guys can stop picking at him :p
     
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    We have a lot of fun travelling to tournaments, when we take our top players we place in the top 16 everywhere we go, we party with the other teams, and making plenty of fun times. How was that supposed to be an insult? lol
     
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    It wasn't; I was just trying to make conversation. I'm glad it worked out for you.
     
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    LOL too funny!
     
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    is he the only top 100 player that is using a multi? I never heard before of a pro using multi.
     
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    Actually a lot of them do, but not many of the top guys use multi. I know Wilson Sensation was given to a lot of the journeymen type of players.

    When I did the Challangers I was getting Prince Sweet Perfection for a time, but that was way before the massive poly use that we have now.
     
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    You make sexy times plenty too, yes...?? :roll:
     
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