If you wanna play like Fed, string up about 9 frames every day with NG hybrid!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by christo, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. christo

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    He changes his racquet every 7 games, so if he goes 5 sets and each set is 7-6, that's about 9 frames worth. Half a set of Wilson Gut is $18 and half a set of Lux is about $7. That's $25 just for string, not including the labor. Top class stringer is $15 so each frame is $40 X 9. Do all you wannabee's have this kind of scratch ? Seems completely ludicrous when Rod Laver strung his racquets using an awl, won 10 Grand Slams and couldn't play in the Pros for 10 years. Progress is an illusion.
     
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  2. rosenstar

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    yeah, but because Fed's sponsered, he gets all this string for free.
     
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    Blake says he needs a new string job after every 2 hours of hitting.
     
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  4. JW10S

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    Actually Laver couldn't play the Slams for 5 years (not 10) because he had turned pro. The Slams were amateur events then and pros were barred from playing them until the advent of Open tennis in 1968.
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    However Federer does pay Nate Furguson of Priority One to string his racquets.
     
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  6. JW10S

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    I knew a stringer who worked pro events. Sampras would bring in all his racquets to get restrung with gut every day--whether he had played with them or not. The stringer hated cutting out gut strings that had never even hit a single ball until he remembered one thing--he was getting paid to do it.
     
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