GSS Symposium 2012 - Who's Going?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by themitchmann, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Hey guys. Any of you headed to Tampa on Saturday?
     
    #1
  2. Gamma Tech

    Gamma Tech Professional

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    809
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yup....I'll be there.
     
    #2
  3. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Nice. I'll try and say hi!
     
    #3
  4. Wikky

    Wikky Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    272
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    skool, gotta get muh ejumicationz.... its not going well so far. Say hi to Dave Bone for me! (From PTM)
     
    #4
  5. bigmatt

    bigmatt Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I'll be there, as well. Looking forward to it.
     
    #5
  6. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    6,720
    I'm kitty corner on the US map, and not stringing much these days. I plan to make it out to one of these sometime in the future :)
     
    #6
  7. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,075
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    I am in Fl until next week but not so sure I want to go another 450 miles to get to Tampa before going home.
     
    #7
  8. ewberner

    ewberner Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    USA
    I'll be there
     
    #8
  9. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    24,465
    Location:
    FT. Lauderdale, Florida
    I'll miss it this year,,, last year was a lot of fun. The goodie bag offset the cost of the symposium. Anyway, hope everyone haves fun. The symposium is full of knowledgable people, and you make great connections.
     
    #9
  10. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,049
    Location:
    So Cal
    Some day I hope to make it out to one, I think I would really injoy it:)

    What was the cost to get in and what was in the Goodie bag Drak?:neutral:
     
    #10
  11. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    24,465
    Location:
    FT. Lauderdale, Florida
    If memory serves me, it was about $450.

    Bag included a $60 adidias shirt with a GSS symposium heat transfer on, a racquet, racquet bag, 12 sets of nxt, string thing, bunch of other strings, etc. I pretty much got my money back. :)
     
    #11
  12. bigmatt

    bigmatt Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Scoop is that this year's swag bag will more than cover the cost of the ticket.
     
    #12
  13. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    About to fly down right now! See you guys this evening.
     
    #13
  14. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    So, the event was awesome. Tons of freebies. All golf the seminars were incredibly interesting and educational. I definitely want to go again next year.
     
    #14
  15. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,075
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    All golf the seminars were incredibly interesting and educational.

    ???
     
    #15
  16. Boricua

    Boricua Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,084
    So whats the symposium's profit?:?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
    #16
  17. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,075
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    GSS charges $450 entry fee but the exhibitors supply the free stuff.
     
    #17
  18. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,049
    Location:
    So Cal


    Thanks Drak, Did everyone get the same racquet? And what kind of racquet was it. Were they all different?
     
    #18
  19. uk_skippy

    uk_skippy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,048
    Location:
    Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
    I didn't. I decided to go to watch the F1 Singapore Grand Prix instead.
     
    #19
  20. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Sorry. Writing on my phone in the airport. "All of" not "golf."
     
    #20
  21. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Nope, racquets/bags were given randomly. I got a Wilson 6-pack and a Steam. My buddies both got Dunlop 400s.
     
    #21
  22. coachrick

    coachrick Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,157
    Location:
    Austin, hook 'em, Texas
    Now...see...IF this event moved to Austin in November, we'd have perfect weather AND F1 to watch! :) Who knows what sort of swag Alpha would throw in ;).

    http://circuitoftheamericas.com/
     
    #22
  23. uk_skippy

    uk_skippy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,048
    Location:
    Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
    I'd be there in a heart beat.
     
    #23
  24. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Alpha gave me a set of multi and a 3 pack of overgrips. Mark, from Alpha, is a really nice guy.
     
    #24
  25. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    12,075
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    I knew what you meant just had to yank your chain.
     
    #25
  26. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,049
    Location:
    So Cal

    Thanks, I will definitely have to make it out to one of these sometime.:)
     
    #26
  27. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I was there, very impressive. I thought I knew alot but there is always new things to learn. Richard Parnell, John Gugel, Tim Strawn and many others are amazing. Will be going next year as well.
     
    #27
  28. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    I wonder if we crossed paths. I was in a group of 3. We're you at the on court session with the Pros at Saddlebrook? I was the guy that asked Craig about the daily schedule on tour, as well as the question about James Blake's gear.
     
    #28
  29. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    yes I was at the on court session with Hopman, we crossed paths, and remember you. I was the one that said that a difference in extreme tension ( 65lbs silver and 50lbs blue) will affect SW by few points, that I can feel it to John Gugel. In the blind test experiment I detected that the silver aero drive was more maneuverable than blue even though babolat rep said all frames that were being tested had exact frame specs.

    GSS stringers said that most pros can not detect these slight changes; But we can. Most Pros know how to play, we are technicians and know why things feel the way they do. James blake knows that his old frames do not feel as good as the new frames, he knows something is different but can not explain it. Anyway, I will post a picture of me and Craign Boynten ( John Isners coach). Went to the far courts where Craig was training John and took some photos as well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012
    #29
  30. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    Awesome. If you get a chance, PM me your name and contact info so we can stay in touch. I'll do the same.

    We saw Isner hitting on our way out of the resort yesterday. Prince was there to help him select shoes on Tuesday, so I wanted to see what shoes he was wearing.

    On the topic of the on court session, I had a major problem with the method. I disagree with the experts that we can't tell the difference. Racquets with the same weight and balance do not necessarily swing the same. I thought the GOLD felt like a club (weight in both head and handle), while the others felt lighter in the head.
     
    #30
  31. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    tried to send you a message but could not :confused: administrator blocked,
    Yeah saw prince rep all over John trying to get him to try a new prince string that was orangish? not going to happen john will never switch from his red tecnifibre
     
    #31
  32. themitchmann

    themitchmann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,619
    I spoke with the Prince guys (I'm a sponsored teaching pro), and they said they were going to show him some new product from the 2013 lineup. I think they are hoping he'll try another string (no idea why he stays with red code).
     
    #32

Share This Page