Sam Querrey "disastrous racket-stringing experiment"

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  1. bryanalban

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    I've been out of it for the last 6 months or so (newborn), so I haven't kept up with what was going on on tour. I just read a story on ESPN talking about Querrey's "disastrous racket-stringing experiment" and why that might be a cause for his terrible record in 2011. What has he tried/is he trying with his strings?

    Thanks
     
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  2. billsgwn

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    He listened to Melanie Oudin on how to string a racquet.
     
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  3. nalbandian

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    ^^^ too jokes
     
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  4. hcb0804

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    Love that avatar....Julie Georges, yes?
     
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  5. TheBoom

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    What exactly happened?
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    Wonder if he's referring to his move from a gut/poly hybrid to all RPM Blast...
     
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  7. bfactor61

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    querrey's game does not fit well with a gut/poly hybrid imo
     
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  8. DrpShot!

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    fits worse with rpm blast.
     
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    Either way he still cannot figure out his game right now... Its all between his ears...
     
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  10. JRstriker12

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    Link to ESPN article?
     
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  11. jdubbs

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    I watched him play close up in San Jose. He crushes his serve and FH, but his lack of movement and tightening up on big points really hurts him. He double-faulted on a huge point in the first set tiebreak.
     
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    I was under the impression that he went on a huge tear last summer after switching to the rpm...
     
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  13. jkang909

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    i heard the commentators talking about querrey switching to a hybrid during the australian open... he said he didn't get used to it and thats why he lost first round
     
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  14. Carolina Racquet

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    I too read a story that in the off season he went to a gut/poly hybrid which he soon abandoned.

    I also believe, by watching his AO play, his footwork was so sluggish! Looked like he was playing in sand.
     
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    he didn't put in the training work required in the short off season.
     
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  16. PED

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    IIRC in the past he used a poly/gut hybrid and used Pacific gut. At some point in the last 18 months he switched to full poly, full alu I believe and t worked quite well for him.

    In Feb of last year, he was using RPM blast but I think he moved away from that.

    Not sure what he used in Australia. Whatever he was using at the USO last year, he should switch back to that :)
     
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  17. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Well he used a full bed of luxilon ALU rough 16 strung at 60 at last year's Rogers cup, so I bet it'd be that at the USO
     
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  18. bfactor61

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    it looks like big sam is back to full alu at indian wells. at delray he was using gut in the mains and alu in the cross
     
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  19. bfactor61

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    that hybrid doesnt seem to fit his banging game
     
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  20. Erman

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    what does hybrid have to do with banging

    Just wondering why a hybrid is not good for "banging"?
     
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  21. drakulie

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    I strung 3 of his frames at Delray. He was using full alu power at 60 and 62 lbs.
     
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