Guga Kuerten (Racket, String and Tension)?

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  1. hsv91

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    Hello,

    which racket, string and tension use Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros 2008?

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  2. betovanbuuren

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    he always used the prestige mid, i think he used the MG one
     
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  3. vsbabolat

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    Guga had always used the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    He using the MG Radical MP in those photos.
     
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  5. MichaelChang

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    ah I also thought he was swinging a PC600 in his peak years, guess I was wrong.
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    His string is Lux ALU and his tension is 64ish?
     
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  7. ericsson

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    Microgel Radical MP
    Lux Alu Power Ice and 55/59.4lbs
     
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  8. Gugafan

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    This is correct....He also used two tournagrips over the bare handle. I am pretty sure it was a grip 3.
     
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  9. Eiffel59

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    Official TF stringing team players logs, RG2008 ;)

    And yes, he used PT630 before that....
     
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  10. jayserinos99

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    Is 55/59.4 mains/crosses tension?
     
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  11. ericsson

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    Yes sir it is.
     
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  12. jayserinos99

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    That's interesting, crosses tighter than mains, I thought it was normally the other way around.
     
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  13. ericsson

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    Sorry, i didn't read your post quite well, it is mains tighter. (it's morning here ;-)
    So 55/59.4 crosses/mains
     
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  14. hsv91

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    Play Guga at the pictures the PJ of "Head MG Radical Mid"(98inch²), the same PJ that Murray play?
     
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  15. jayserinos99

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    ^^ Oh, thanks ericsson.
     
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    yes, i'm pretty sure it is..
    the real murray racket is a Microgel Extreme
     
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  17. jayserinos99

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    What does having tighter crosses do beside make the stringbed stiffer? I heard that if you string the crosses looser than the mains, you gain some pocketing from the stringbed.
     
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  18. Eiffel59

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    You guys immediately stop smoking bad things.... :D
     
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  19. hsv91

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    Hello,

    what is now his real tension:

    String: Luxilon Alu Power 16L

    Mains:

    Crosses:

    Thanks!
     
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  20. ericsson

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    Yea i just noticed that too, busy day at the office, a little confused (sorry for that)
    So again, he strings the crosses thighter than the mains, another one is Baghdatis.
     
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  21. ericsson

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    That's about it.
     
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    Was he a lux sponser, because on his strings he had another stencil
     
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  23. cork_screw

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    eghh, no dude. Another misinformed forum member. He was using the Head Pro Tour 630 the whole time. This is common knowledge. Even pull it up on the ESPN article that reveals paintjobs if you like. They use that as a direct example.

    Why do people think they know who uses what when they don't. That's what I want to know.

     
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  24. Eiffel59

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    Another stencil? No, it's still the "arrow L with ball" from Luxi...

    Yes he always used the PT630, but at RG08 he was using MG Rad Mp...
     
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  25. dennis1188

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    yes was discussed bk in the posts PT 630 always .
    Also, saw him (mid 90's) with loads of lead tape visible in the throat, above the handle up to the
    bottom hoop and some lead inside lower hoop. One year I tried this and my arm couldn't take it (many years ago I played w/ a 14.5 oz racket).
     
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  26. Povl Carstensen

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    I somehow think it is a bit funny when people say that you have tighter crosses to get more control. You might as well say that the guy has looser mains. Maybe its just me.
     
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  27. Eiffel59

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    If you have a tighter cross in comparison to a given reference you will get more control. If you loose the mains, always in comparison with that reference, you will obtain a totally different responding stringbed... <funny? :-? >
     
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  30. Sanavan

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    the information I have is:
    Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid
    Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power @56lbs
     
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  31. vsbabolat

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    Guga never used the Liquidmetal Prestige Mid. It was the Pro Tour 630 with various paint jobs.
     
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    I am convinced that all you like to talk about on this board is racquets that the pros actually use.
     
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  33. vsbabolat

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    If you ever go to the classic racquets section you also find me there.
     
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  34. Povl Carstensen

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    Its just that we dont really know the reference. The reference might be the mains, which are looser than the reference. Which of course would give a softer stringbed.
     
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