Ivan Lendl 8 knot-string

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by howy, May 28, 2012.

  1. Fuji

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    Haha yup! It's still down for me by the way.

    The MRT is one of my best friends, so yeah we were hanging out when he did it. :)

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  2. SFrazeur

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    This could be great for those who prefer full poly string bed but hybrid for cost savings.
     
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  4. dje31

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    Given the history between Lendl and McEnroe, I don't believe either one would approve.
     
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  6. ttwarrior1

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    what if i used this pattern in the new wilson steam s
     
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  7. ewberner

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    There probably wouldn't be much benefit because of how open the string pattern is.
     
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  8. corners

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    It may allow you to string much tighter, which would stiffen the middle of the stringbed, enhancing control, and the tighter mains might not slide as far before snapping back, possible improving string lifespan.
     
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  9. rolliges

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    Sliding, slippery strings are a key factor in increasing spin. Since the Steam S is a "spin" racquet, if you bought it for that reason, why would you want to reduce the spin potential by tightening the strings?
     
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  10. corners

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    Why do you think the spin potential would be reduced?
     
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  11. Hao2Pro

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    Seems quite interesting...
     
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  12. ShoeShiner

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    UNBELIEVABLE. I ever asked the string shopkeeper to do such stringing for me before. But the shopkeeper did not do as my request.
     
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  13. OTMPut

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    Here is my PS85.
    MSV Focus Hex 16g & NXT 16g. 52 lbs.

    Took out for couple of sets of doubles today. Nice crisp feel compared to a full bed of MSV.

    My stringer was curious enough to do this for no extra cost.
    I wanted Tonic+. I took his suggestion to try with a multi first time around.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. 1HandedBackhand

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    Looks awesome....I think I'll try and string my old P.S. 95 like this later today. Do you guys think this setup will help protect you from a sore arm?
     
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  15. THESEXPISTOL

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    Could those who tried this pattern share their opinion about how it plays, and if it's worth it?
     
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  16. Fuji

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    I believe I posted my thoughts on the last page if you're interested in the "original" Lendl string review! :)

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  17. THESEXPISTOL

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    Very nice, but i'm afraid to break one frame.
     
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  18. 2ManyAces

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    I think he probably uses the poly for shots that are on-center, whereas the gut is for off-center hits.

    Not a bad idea. Unorthodox, but not a bad idea
     
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  19. ewberner

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    I posted my thoughts in a different thread. I feel it is similar to a traditional hybrid, but with a little more poly qualities.
     
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  20. JetFlyr

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    Here's a picture of the Lendl hybrid pattern using my Bosworth Tour 96. I used two pieces of string. The black center strings (24.5 feet) are 17g poly strung at 51#. The outside white strings (13 feet) are 17g synthetic gut strung at 56#. This pattern required both of my machine's fixed clamps, as well as a starting clamp and a floating clamp. There was probably a more efficient way of stringing it than I did.

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Lukhas

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    And it's less stiff on the arm, especially for off-center shots. Clever indeed from Lendl.
     
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  22. Nostradamus

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    what is natty gut doing for him ? he rarely hits on it ??
     
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  23. Lukhas

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    Read the thread before you post. Basically, he likes co-poly, but he doesn't want to feel it on his old joints on off-center hit. More info in this thread and in the one in the stringing machine section.
     
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  24. Shroud

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    you still do this in the PS85? Or have you moved on??
     
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  26. mellowyellow

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    How does this compare yo a linear stringing? Seems it's achieving the same result.
     
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