Priority One, Stringing & Customizing, and The Hall Of Fame

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by drakulie, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Overdrive

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    Bagdhatis doesn't use the blue PJ anymore? Interesting..
     
  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    he has been using this frame for while now.
     
  3. zapvor

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    lol thanks drak

    i like how all the other guys were getting on me for pointing this out last year. funny stuff
     
  4. blackfrido

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    thanks Rick for the answer. I am doing great, what about you? Playing tennis?

    What does Baghdatis string with? Just curious, I am still playing with my old M-Speeds Pro # 1 :)

    Brought them back alive not long ago;
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  5. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Frido, nice frames. :)

    marcos uses alu power and vs gut.

    I'm playing about twice a week when I have time and my back holds up. Lately, back has been healthy and I have no tournaments so been playing quite a bit.



    PS: congrats to the guys at P1. All 4 mens semi-finalist at Wimbledon are clients, so they once again are working overtime, and giving breaks to the wimbledon stringing team. I have been asked to join the team this year at Cincy, so looking forward to it.

    (Federer, Joker, Raonic, Dimitrov)
     
  6. MasturB

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    Hey drak, sent you an e-mail to your aol. Respond whenever you can. Thanks much!
     
  7. blackfrido

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    Nice to hear from you Drak. Let's bring back "The South Florida Tennis Chapter" . At least for one day!
     
  8. Ferbious

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    How can one become a stringer for p1 or ****? like how do you get to be a guy that works with the pros almsot fulltime
     
  9. blackfrido

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    I guess being a good stringer is the answer?
     
  10. taurussable

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    any stringer here has strung spec of nishikori's racket?
     
  11. Ghost3789

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    Interesting how only Roger's racquets have the P1's leather grip.

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  12. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Those P1 grips are awesome. Thanks for posting the photo. Looks like Stan, Roger, Grigor, and Monfils frames.
     
  13. Geoff

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    It's a major tease to see those P1 grips! In my opinion they are the best I have ever used.
     
  14. drakulie

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    Have used one and I agree they are really good. One of the better leather grips I've used. I believe they are on the thinner side and therefore give better feel for the bevels. Any thoughts on this??
     
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    I agree, definitely on the thinner side. Not the softest but it has great feel because of how thin it is.
     
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    Hi Drakulie
    I was in RG player's lounge yesterday night and I saw Severin Lüth giving Nate all Federer racquets to be strung again for today's rematch against Monfils
    Seems like you had some work all night long :)
     
  17. Chris92009

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    Great thread! I am the Cincy Tourney every year...amazing atmosphere and tennis experience...!
     
  18. Erik van der Laan

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    I loved to read this. Please post more :)
     
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    Frames are - Stan - Rog - Grigor - Milos
     
  20. sp1derman

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    What's that on the bottom of Stan's grip? Bevel enlarger? Or sharper bevel balsa wood?
     
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    Dominic Thiem got a new white looking Babolat frame. does anyone know what it is ? I heard he also uses P1 to string his rackets
     
  22. MAX PLY

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    Looks like ordinary sports tape?
     
  23. Nostradamus

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    Cool. What is the purpose of that ? I am thinking I should try put that on my racket ?
     
  24. MAX PLY

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    Assuming it is sports tape, I would guess it adds a little texture/extra friction to the butt to improve his grip. Just a guess (it reminds me of the pre-grip days of wood racquets when the grip was textured wood with a small leather strip at the bottom).
     
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  25. am1899

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    Stan uses a white overgrip over the leather grip. Presumably then, the sports tape at the bottom of the leather grip is to build up the bottom of the grip near the butt cap.
     
  26. MAX PLY

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    ^^^Of course, I forgot about his use of the overgrip. That's all it really could be then.
     
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  27. am1899

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    Some people like the feel of the bottom being built up like that (I don't). Gasquet is another example, though I think his is even more pronounced.
     
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    Gasquet's is way way more exaggerated.

    Going from Head to Yonex, Wawrinka probably needed the medical tape because Yonex buttcaps have barely any flare.
     
  29. MathieuR

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    True, but it brought him success. And it can't be a paint-job due to Yonex' s specific shape
     
  30. kkm

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    ^^I said nothing about paint jobs.

    What I said was that the medical tape at the base of the buttcap of Wawrinka's Yonex racquet is to compensate for the Yonex buttcap having less flare than the Head buttcap.
     
  31. MathieuR

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    No, you did not say anything about a paint-job. I should have added a smiley, as I should have known how sensitive you are. It was just a side-remark, nothing serious (as there are/were pro's who kept playing their old frames with a paint-job)
     
  32. kkm

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    I wasn't being sensitive, I was simply making clear that I hadn't said anything about paint jobs. No big deal in any case.
     
  33. am1899

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    That's a good point.
     
  34. Nostradamus

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    Why does most of the pros use the Leather grip ???? they are pretty harsh in my opinion..
     
  35. MAX PLY

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    One man's "harsh" is another's desired feedback.
     
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  36. am1899

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    ^^ Exactly. Maybe the P1 grips are superior in accentuating the bevels. Often this is the reason behind using leather grips in the first place.
     
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  37. Rabbit

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    I have actually ditched the leather and now play without a grip, just two over grips. When I strayed from the C10, I found myself using a size 2 grip. Coming back, I tried a 2 on the C10 and it didn't feel right. I went back to the 4 and ditched the grip. It's just right. :)
     
  38. Chris92009

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    I feel as though leather grips offer me slightly more precision and power...IMHO
     

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