Safin's NEW Yellow string at Monte Carlo. What is it ?

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  1. Fedace

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    Safin sporting a new yellow string on his Head racket. what is it, anyone know ?
     
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  2. the-last-samurai

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    pretty sure it's big banger original
     
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    yes it is.
     
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  4. Fedace

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    Safin's yellow string is not Big banger. BB is more of a Baige color. it is pretty yellow color like Pro hurr tour or something like that.
     
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    Having been in MC until monday i've seen that either Safin and Verdasco (both BBO usual players) are using <testing?> a yellowish, unmarked, slightly rough string that comes in "generic" Luxilon polybags...no other info about it, sorry :(
     
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  6. Pistol Pete

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    lux big banger original rough
     
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    Nope...it's REALLY yellowish..and matt, not the glossy finish we're used to...
     
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    Good eyes Fedace, after what Eifel says, it appears that you're right and Safin is using something new.:)
     
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    This is HUGEEEEEEEEEEEE. This could be the best string EVEr made. Safin was getting some insane amount of Spin from this string......:shock:
     
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  10. RJYU

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    As usual, we're here in Monte Carlo stringing for Safin. He's using Luxilon Big Banger Original as usual.
     
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    ^^Surely with Safin maybe, but both Safin and Verdasco ?? Not likely. I think what is going on is, they are stringing just few of their rackets with this NEW prototype string from Lux. and rest of their rackets with BBO. So perhaps we are not seeing this new string all time, causing even more confusion.
     
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  12. ihearit1st

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    We don't have to explain his post. We can't, just like we can't explain 99% of YOUR posts. Ron Yu is Safin's stringer. We don't know who this other guy is, but he's not Ron Yu, and he's probably not Nate Ferguson or Glynn Roberts either. Anyone can make up a bogus post. Watch this.

    Roger Federer just signed a lifetime deal to play with Vantage racquets and play in pink high heeled shoes. I don't have the details of the shoe brand, more to come...

    See, its that easy. Now you can all discuss.
     
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    SO you are saying that is Ron Yu. right ??? i just take your word for it ? P1 service,,, am i correct ?
     
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    They tell me that you are P1. Do you guys offer Grip Remolding service??. Can you Re-mold the grip to Size 5 ? Does this remolding process add weight much ? i assume since the grip itself will be bigger so more mold material adding a bit more weight to the handle ??? thanks.
     
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    Yea I'm saying that's Ron Yu. You can check out his website at p1tennis.com to see the services they offer. I think Ron charges doubles for morons.

    Below is a link to Safin's racquet in Monte Carlo. BB as Ron said.
    http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6579527,00.jpg
     
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    ^^GOT it,,,,exactly. that is off white color BBO. NOTHING like what i have seen yesterday. This Proves it. I really did see a Prototype string...
     
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    that is a picture from yesterday you goon. you didn't see anything. no one strings his racquets but P1, and Ron confirmed he hasn't changed. end of discussion.
     
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    Right exactly, proving that Safin only has few of his frames strung with the Prototype.
     
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  19. ihearit1st

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    no, ron said he hasn't used any other kind of string. drop it.
     
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    ^^Hey, Watch the feed from the Safin match right now and tell me what the string looks like. From the other thread, it looks like they are watching it. I don't have the Link yet.
     
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  21. ihearit1st

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    i don't care if the string is blue and shoots sparks when he hits, if ron says its bb, it is.
     
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    Ok i am looking at the feed right now and it does look like Big banger today. but i SWEAR that he had different string on yesterday. it was definite Yellow like Nadal uses.
    http://www.atdhe.net/
     
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  23. ihearit1st

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    no school today feddie?
     
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    Give it a rest, i know what i saw. Maybe Safin's racket was already strung with the Prototype and Ron didn't know about it. Sometimes pros will have just few rackets strung with the prototype since they are just testing it out.
     
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    Ladies and Gentleman a round of applause for Fedace! Don't worry he will be here all week.;-)
     
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    "hm... luxilon BBO isn't that bright yellow.
    maybe he is using kevlar"
    Quote from the other thread.
     
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    You give it a rest. How would it already have been strung? By contractual agreement, Ron Yu is the only man in the entire world allowed to string Safin's racuqets. He strings all of Safin's frames. If it was a prototype or something different, Ron would have told us. He's an honest poster and for god's sake, knows a hell of a lot more about what he's talking about than you ever will.

    Another quote from the same post you quote "depending on the light and angle, the color of BBO can range from bright yellow to caremel". End of story.
     
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  29. RJYU

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    We have no such contract that allows only us to string Marat's frames. He's free to have his racquets strung by whoever he wants. We travel to the Grand Slams and Masters Series events, so he does need to get his racquets strung by others at the smaller events he plays.
     
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  30. drakulie

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    ^^hey, Ron!!!!

    How about hooking me up with a set of those yellow strings you used on Safin's frames yesterday. ????? :)
     
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    My bad. I figured that since he pays you guys to customize his stuff and string it up that you guys were the only ones allowed to string his frames when you guys were there. Sorry for the mistake.
     
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  32. NickC

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    I'd like a set of these (according to Fedace) "supersecret bestest string ever new luxilon prototype" as well. :)


    By the way Ron, do you find that most players you guys string for are using Big Banger Original or Big Banger Alu Power? From what you know, what is the more popular string between the two?
     
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    LMAO,,,,,,,this just proves YOU make up Whatever story you want...:)
     
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    ^^Marat has been playing with a prototype string since 2008??? :)
     
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  35. Sup2Dresq

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    Shcmad knows his Safin stuff. You should see the Safin worship closet he built in his dorm.
     
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  36. Rabbit

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    Well yes!

    You see, Drakulie (you stalker), Luxilon only gave him 2 - 3 sets, so he must save it for really big matches. Assclown strings, it would appear, are few and far between....
     
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    Luxilon does have a prototype coming out. i thought that is what he had. I don't know for a fact what string he has but i was told by Luxilon from their website contact that they do have a prototype coming out soon.
     
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    Nick, in the interview with TW from IW this year(it's on youtube) Nate Ferguson said that all their guys either use BBO or ALU in some form: some as a full job and some as a hybrid. Off the top of my head, I think alu might be a touch more popular with their contracted players: Murray, Djokovic, Fed, and Gonzo, are the main ones I believe.
     
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    Nick, I think you would find that alu edges out all other polys overall for the entire pro field as well. Luxilon publishes a list of ALL the pro's and their stringing preferences (including all brand names) and I believe over 55% (it may be higher) use some form of lux product with regular ALU power being the most popular.
     
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  40. l_gonzalez

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    Hey guys, Fedace might be considered a clown and whatever, i'm not one to judge, but i thought the exact same thing as him when I was watching the Safin/Hewitt match.

    When he sat down at the change of ends and put his racquet down I immediately thought: "Those strings are different..."

    I've watched a lot of Safin matches over the years and have never even given a second thought when looking at his racquets.

    Maybe it was the light and the angle, maybe it wasn't, but during that 2nd set against Hewitt his strings definitely stood out more than usual. During play, at change of ends, those strings just stood out all the time.
     
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    It's been a while since i've seen a good fedace thread here, good to have you back man.
    anyway, i'd just like to say that bbo never looks like bbo on tv. i'm not sure what it is, but even the close up shots of verdasco's racquet that i'm looking at right now look like they could be gut or any other natural color string.
     
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  42. OliverSimon

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    It would not be M2; M2 is whitish colored string
     
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    It is NOT M2. That string has been known for Months. They have other strings coming out.
     
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  44. Mdubb23

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    Fedace, if I may ask, what exactly did the Luxilon representative say about the prototype string, and how long ago did you receive this email?
     
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    Couple of weeks ago. supposed to softer than their Alu power series. and it is a spin enhancing string. no more info than that.
     
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    Alright, thanks, I appreciate the information.
     
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    I'm watching the rerun right now on channelsurfing.net.. Let's see if Safin string is different in the second set. The first set his string looks to be his regular string, but the picture isn't too clear..

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    Well.. two all in the second set and I don't see any difference between the strings in the first set and second set. There are times when the string looks very yellow, but that's only when Safin hold the racket against the green backboard with yellow letters and the sun definitely has something to do with it. Overall the string just looks like his regular string.
     
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    I don't know.....Ron Yu....Priority 1....actually strings Safin's racquets......says.....it's his regular string......

    Who are you going to believe?
     
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  49. crazylevity

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    ^^ The choice is clear.

    Even if Ron mentioned that Safin is not contractually bound to let P1 string ALL his racquets, why would he pay P1 enormous amounts of money and let someone else string his racquets? Besides, P1 also does customizing work, and if Safin tried a new string, Ron would have either cut it out, or Safin would have mentioned it to him.

    The probability that he tried a different string, during a tournament, is...I dunno...nil? zilch?
     
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    Well.. if I would see a yellow string in Safin's racket, I would believe my own vision, no matter what Safin's stringer says. All respect for Ron Yu by the way.
     
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