Masters 1000 Rome stringing log

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  1. tistrapukcipeht

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    Great, great post!

    What's the gauge of Wawrinka's RPM Blast/ or FI string?

    How fast do you string a tennis racquet with gut crosses?
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    Suarez - Prince Syn Gut.
    Love it.
     
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  3. mcnota

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    ever get players blaming you when they lose because of the stringing? when i was at futures it happened all the time
     
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  4. Boricua

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    Is this Paola Suarez. the argentine player? If its her, why would she prefer synthetic gut over gut, multi or copoly?
     
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  5. db10s

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    She has probably used PSG all her life and isn't comfortable changing.
     
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  6. Eiffel59

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    @tistra, FlexInfinity strings were supplied unpacked, so no info leaflet. I can only presume 1.25/1.27, just like the Babo.
    About stringing hybrids..it depends on strings number and tension: all 16x18 and 16x19 racquets were under the 18' barrier, but 18x20, especially CAPped racquets at higher tensions, took up to 22-23 minutes.
    Frames with used/ruined grommets took some more time, too.

    @mcnota, not this year...quite a difference from last year's painful experience.
     
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    I can't remember any misunderstanding with you and I usually have a very good memory...so it is certainly "past" if it happened :).
    Yes, I'm planning to come back, it was a great experience. Loved the Pietrangeli arena...very "special" :). Preferred it to the two main arenas.
    Obviously...the outside courts are the best "per gli appassionati", too bad they'll never put Federer on "court 1" :).
     
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  8. raging

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    Janko Wilson Prototype 98??

    Hi Eiffel,

    Thanks for posting all the stringing info.
    Any idea of Jankovic Wilson prototype?
    is it Pro Tour Open??
    Saw her playing Birmingham today & it looked really odd...
    she seemed to have her own designer bag line going..

    PS very jealous about Rome, never got there for tennis or otherwise.
    Definitely on the "to do" list! :)
     
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  9. 0d1n

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    I obviously didn't have the access that the stringers had ... but I saw the Jankovic - Sorana Cirstea match and was a few meters away from the players. From that distance it looked like a "blade" mold to me...
     
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  10. Eiffel59

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    Indeed..from what is said, BLX Blade II XL 16x19
     
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  11. raging

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    Thanks, certainly swinging it Ok in birmingham,seems a decent frame for her game.
     
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  12. drakulie

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    Great thread. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. mikeler

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    How in the world can this be a 4 star thread? This is great stuff!
     
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  14. raging

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    Great thread!

    Agreed, keep bumping it.
    Big Thumbs up to Eiffel!:)
     
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  15. safinator

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    Eiffel, thanks a lot for making the effort and bothering yourself with all the data and answers - it is very kind of you! Thanks a lot!
     
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  16. Steve F.

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    Salut Mario,
    Hope you're well and thanks for sharing all the great info!

    Do you think you could put to rest what Almagro is currently swinging out there? Any chance you measured weight and balance on his frame?
    Is it the same 300g hotmelt mold or a custom drilled 500 mold?

    Merci and all the best,
    Steve
     
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  17. Eiffel59

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    Salut Steve, bad luck we didn't meet last time in Paris, unfortunately a friend of us that visited us those days got Legionnaires' disease and we all got to go back to Italy for medical examinations. Nevertheless, i've still your portable number, hoping it's still the same...Should come there in August, let's see...

    Almagro's frame is a pj'd 300G Hotmelt.


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  18. red rook

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    I have the feeling you have the motherload of sweet pro racquet pictures.

    Thanks for sharing some of them.

    Great thread...best in a while.
     
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  19. Mig1NC

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    And Wilson gut is Babolat gut :)
     
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  20. Yourtenniscoach

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    Eiffel59, Just curious if you know why Almagros frames have the names Cris Nico Juan painted inside the throats?
     
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  21. Eiffel59

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    CRIS is his wife Cristina, NICO is his father and JUAN his brother.
     
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  22. AirK

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    Oh wow thanks for sharing. A lot of low(ish) tensions!
     
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  23. Mig1NC

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    Yeah, it seems to be the current trend.
     
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  24. T21D

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    Eiffel59- thanks for the great information and pics:cool:
     
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  25. nissrro

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    nalbandian strung at 42 lbs? didnt he use to string in the high 50's/ low 60's?
     
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  26. Eiffel59

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    He's following the trend of lowering tensions...two years ago i did string his frame at around 60-62, last year were in th low 50's, but one month ago a couple of his frames were as low as 40 lbs...
     
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  27. Faithfulfather

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    Excellent thread. Thanks for all the info. Mikeler, I voted 5 stars as this thread deserves it.
     
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  28. Mig1NC

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    Good idea! Voted 5 stars as well.
     
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  29. Doubles

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    Great thread. Do you happen to have any other pictures of pros rackets that you strung for?
     
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  30. nicolaisidek

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    Thanks for posting. Great stuff.
     
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  31. Smasher08

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    Jeez, if I was his mother, I'd sure feel unappreciated! :)
     
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  32. Eiffel59

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    No, she'n not..on other frames you can find his mother and sister's names, Mercedes and Balta ;)
     
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  33. airdupont

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    Will Wilson commercialize this frame or will nobody unless Babolat sell XL competition frames in the shops?
     
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  34. Eiffel59

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    I hope they will, but i think they will not... :(
     
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  35. dgoran

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    Quick question Eiffel59
    Did you measure gasquets racquet supposedly it's this incredibly light 315 grams strung and big sw over 360 is that true?
     
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  36. Faithfulfather

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    I actually laughed out loud. Thank you for that, I needed it. ;-)
     
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  37. Automatix

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    Too bad. An open pattern extended Blade = winner IMHO.
     
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  38. bigmatt

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    I strung a couple of those at a Futures last month, and one showed up in a box from P1. Don't know if this is something they have done for their clients or not.
    It would be cool to have this as a regular Wilson offering, though: maybe call it "Blade Pro"?
     
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  39. Rjtennis

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    Great thread. How do you rate it 5 stars?

    I can see how the pros can use such low tensions. They have massive racquet head speed and can grab a fresh stick whenever they feel like it. I cant afford to use a stick for just 1 match and when tension loss sets in the balls begin to fly.
     
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  40. uk_skippy

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    I checked his racquet today at Wimbledon. Its 347g, 348sw and 12" (30.4cm) balance. Thats with tournagrip and unstrung.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  41. cmendez79

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    Holy cow!!!

    Unstrung specs!! well his raquect must be very heavy strung!!!
     
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  42. Tcbtennis

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    Do you spray the strings with any lubricant (i.e. WD40o, silicone spray)? There is another thread in this section about players using lubricant on their strings to increase the amount of spin that they get.
     
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  43. dgoran

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    Thank you skippy you rock!!!
     
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  44. uk_skippy

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    At Wimbledon we have not sprayed, nor been requested to spray on any substance by the players. There has not been any evidence that any of the players we've strung for have been using any sprays etc.

    TBH, this appears to be bunkum. Having asked the other stringing services, they have not heard or seen any evidence of this happening.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  45. Remioli

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    Why doesn't Malisse have his diablos painted???
     
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  46. mikeler

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    Anybody out there looking for a used can of silicone spray and a string thing? :)
     
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  47. Verbal_Kint

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    Google for Pacific Dyna Spin. Supposed to give you more spin.
     
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  48. RAFA no.1

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    i find it strange that every male player that uses the prince exo3 tour uses luxilon original in it
     
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  49. Power Player

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    Its such a soft racquet that a crisp string like lux is needed to give it some extra ball feel.
     
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    That's it.
     

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