Pros Racquets / Strings

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by vbranis, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. vbranis

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  2. tennistomcat

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    nice informative post - can't help but notice such a large following Luxilon has amongst the pros
     
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  3. lolza

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    corias use the Toalson Cyber Blade Tour o_O
    thought he was useing big banger original ?
     
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  4. bdog

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    Cool website, interesting to see what the pros use for strings. Not so sure about the rackets though. Most posters here can tell you what they actual play with. I heard from Wilson that Joker isn't playing with a kblade tour. Henin And Davenport Ktours? Isn't Roddick playing the plus? Not to mention, Rafa's racket has painted cortex? Not to hard to notice if you are stringing his racket.
     
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  5. SpEeDyZ

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    I thought Roddick strung his racquets at 63-64 pounds ? According to this it is 73 pounds ?:???:
     
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  6. Arafel

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    Jeez, Blake uses Luxillon at 68 pounds? It's amazing his arm doesn't fall off.
     
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  7. SpEeDyZ

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    can someone please clarify ? ( read my previous post please )
     
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  8. consistency wins

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    "Tommy Haas Dunlop Aerogel 300 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 75lbs"

    HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And he wonders why he has shoulder issues?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    I think this IS off. I remember the Priority 1 video and he said that Murray was using Lux in the mains and VS gut in the crosses at 60 lbs. Said Murray may try 61 or 62, but always returned to 60 lbs in the end. The site has Murray with another cross and tension that what P1 stated.
     
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  10. fluffy Beaver

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    I thought so too. Maybe recently switched.

    Last time I read he used FULL NAT GUT at 70+. A jump to full poly is quite huge.

    Maybe this website isn't very credible?

    Edit: It even has Nadal using PHT and Ivan switching from full gut to full poly as well.
     
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  11. vbranis

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    I remember Haas and Ljubicic with ALL GUT as well, that info surprised me. All other info seems about right, though. Murray has been known to switch tension sometimes. I was pretty sure that Nadal uses PHT, is that not right?:confused:
     
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  12. Richard Parnell

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    a lot of mistakes on the site.
    Richard
     
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  13. ericsson

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    That's what i thought too...
     
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    thats incorrect, he uses full gut because of his shoulder issues and has been since his career started
     
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  15. ShcMad

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    Like Mr. Richard Parnell said, this site has quite a few mistakes.

    Last time I checked, Haas was still using natural gut. To my knowledge, he never even touched polyester strings before.

    I would say this site is a more credible source:

    http://www.racquettech.com/cgi/pro_logs.cgi

    Beware that the racquet model is probably the only inaccurate description because, as we know, most pros use paintjobs.
     
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  16. vbranis

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    Thanks, good find, some very interesting stuff. I notice a lot of Star Stringing info from the PLO, and I trust those guys since my dad does stringing for them.:)
     
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  17. Jason Sugai

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    paulo suarez- prince tournament nylon 65 lbs???

    wow that stood out a lot... i'm reading, luxilon, gut, luxilon, luxilon and then... tournament nylon...

    LOL!!!
     
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    fail, it says nadal is usin hurricane
     
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  19. 2nd_Serve

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    I think the site's a bit off.
     
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  20. whosyumom

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    Well im sure no one strings Nadal's rackets except for his "amigos" so these stringing websites are taking a stab at his strings. These websites are just probably promoting babolat's recent products
     
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  21. Dubbie

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    How long ago was this article made?
     
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  22. willgonase10

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    I remember when I strung for pro's once back in 2001 and 2002. One player that suprised me the most was...

    Monica Seles! I didn't personally string them but I was drinking my coffee while a friend was stringing her racquets...

    82 lbs!!! Do you believe this? I am suprised none of the racquets warped!
     
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  23. hsv91

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    I use the Dunlop Aerogel 200(18*20) and the Luxilon Alu Power, how high could be the highest tension for this racket?

    Which is the optimal tension?

    Thanks
     
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  24. hsv91

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    Which tension use James Blake?
     
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  25. PED

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    ^^Blake doesn't play with an AG 200-only a dunlop mold painted to look like one ;)
     
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  26. LPShanet

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    It's not a Babolat promotion, and Nadal often uses the regular tournament stringers at many events. The site simply cited what the pros "appear" to be using. In other words, they don't out anyone using paintjobs of strings or racquets...they just use the names on the paintjobs. As part of the tennis industry it's not appropriate for them to reveal supposed "secrets", even if they know them. However, aside from a few unintentional errors, the string tensions and stringing info are based on actual stringing by tournament stringers.
     
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  27. HewittX

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    thats bs cause haas is using nothing but natural gut.
     
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    paulo suarez uses tournament nylon??

    why do i doubt that a pro would use tournament nylon
     
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  29. FreshStew

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    Haas @ 75 lbs:shock:

    is that for real?
     
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