Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by sliderman365, Apr 30, 2009.
i know its probly been posted before but i just wanna know?
head intellistring, dont know if 16 or 17 though
Simon uses HEAD IntelliTour string. At the 2009 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells it was strung at 26/25kg. I would think on the clay he would go down a kilo or two.
I have his frame (as I was told by the stringer who sold it to me, which was obtained from Head France)
I have been wondering whether I should try the Intellitour, or an advice I got from a pro re PT57s, that M: Alu Rough X: VS at 65lbs hard court or 60 at clay works great.
Only issue is, the stick is slightly longer (the handle pallet is prob'ly 1 or 2 cms longer) which I am not used to, and it just requires some time to get used to, which I never had time..Tried ashaway 18g kevlar hybrid at 50lbs, and it was way too lively (part of the liveliness due to long handle, I think)
It actually feels slightly lighter than a stock PT630, though upper head is firmer/heavier due to lead under bumper.
Part of me wants to fork out the cash for the expensive string job, part of me stops me from doing so, as wht works for a pro may not work for me
intellistring at 26/25 kg... i have see whith my eyes
intellistring at 26/25 kg and hand.e size l5... i have see whith my eyes and i have the photo.
Show the photo plz?
A 5/8 grip, really? Wow, that's unusual for a guy his size.
Wow, there are some good pics here, anymore please?
Is it Intellitour 17 or 16, anyone knows?
Also does anyone knows what CAP grommets are those? certainly not the usual MG ones, i know that he probably uses a PT630 under that paint job...
anyone knows how much lead are there in the head?it's weight and balance?
gymrat76 you've mentioned that you manage to obtain one of his rackets, wow, as a Simon fan i would love to laid my hands on one of those too...in case u wanna part with it sometime in d future...
Is this intellistring better than most Multis out there? Or is it poly ???
I am 5 foot 9 inches tall and i use Grip size 5. Not 4 5/8 but grip size 5.
Just wonder, How come the stringer didn't start pulling the main string evenly both side? In the picture, is it will damage the racquet? please let me know how to string like the pictures! thanks
They are the I.Prestige CAPs
In Rome i have see Head Intellitour; is it the same string?
Are you trying to sound ignorant?
the only reason you would want to string up an entire side of mains is if you were trying to warp the frame. in the P1 video that came out a few weeks ago, he mentioned doing something to murray's "radical" that widens the head shape. maybe this is an example or variation of that technique.
It is understandable that Simon is using the Power string. He needs it, he is a girly man. but how does this string compare to good multis like NRG2 or X-1 biphase...?
Thanks for the pictures i have really been wanting to see the close ups!
intelligenge/ intellitour mains are somewhat similar to kevlar, the crosses are either a stiff synthetic gut or multi. it's been a while since i've strung with it, but i never really considered it to be "power string."
no comment on that stringing technique? i'm really curious to know what that does.
Can anyone verify that his frame is extended?
I love how he uses the 5/8 grip
I use grip size 5.....
I believe that those are the i.Prestige CAP grommets, but I could be wrong.
He might have large hands, you never know. Also, he doesn't really hit with tons of spin and sometimes flat hitters and counterpunchers like Simon prefer larger grips...
Quit hijacking a worthwhile thread and turning it into the same old garbage it becomes whenever the forum idiot posts there.
It's a poly, not a multi or anything like that.
Quite frankly, I don't give a rat's ass, and neither does anyone else.
does he use synthetic or leather grips? and did we verify that it's extended?
intellistring or intellitour
i was wondering the same thing..he always covers it up
I think, Sythetic, if you look at the picture closely you can see white under the agassi tape. but not totally sure
He wasn't talking about the frame's head shape. He was talking about the HEAD(company) shape of the grip. He widens the grip from the regular HEAD pallet shape.
Nobody gives a crap and nobody wants to know what grip size you use. So, please stop spamming good, decent threads.
I was just responding to earlier guy who asked about grip size and their relation to how big the player is. and i am just trying to prove, there is no relation..
yes, these all really are a mystery to us all, especially to Simon fans...extended grip or not, what gauge of string he is using, synthetic or leather grip....and obviously weight and balance of the racket.
are there any stringer that is willing to shed some lights on these??? crism54, you seemed to have taken some good pics, are there any more of such for us to see? or you would happen to know someone that does know about all these info???
As an observer from the pics, all i can say is that the strings seems to be 16g, as i myself have been using the same string in 17g for a while now in the MGP and those in the pic comparing to mine are definitely thicker. As for the grip underneath, if you look at the very butt end of the racket in that pic it does shows a little bit of white that is not part of the worn out colour of the tourna grip that goes over it, which strongly suggest it is a synthetic underneath, with respect to this i had mine installed with a leather grip before and leather grip is usually a lot more edgy and if you look at that grip in the pic it's quite rounded up just like wrapping over a synthetic would result, unless that's 2 overgrips? but with that a l5 already i would doubt that...well anyway these are all personal speculation from what i see in those pics..
As for this string i would not regard it as poly as it is more like a synthetic gut type of string. It does have a rather unique quality and construction with the Mains being Nylon/Polyolefin, and the Cross in Polyolefin. Polyolefin is the kind of stuff that is used in the bottom of skis etc. The behaviour and stiffness of the the mains is like a multifilament synthetic gut, while the cross stiffness is almost like a hard natural gut, just not as much power. To be fair it does perform extremely well in Head rackets for some reason and it provides a dampening effect (i even uses no rubber band for the first time in many years) but when i tried out in my TF 320 Vo2 @60/58 definately didnt work out that great. While comparing to the cyberflash+vs17@61/59 set up on the MGP it actually feels on par and very close, perhaps even better in my opinion. this string is well worth a try if you plays with Head rackets, my next step is to have a go with 16g on mine as the 17g does have a slight trampoline feel...just slight
Well a search into my past posts (based on pt57a) will show the pics of the simon racquet i have. it was 340 grams unstrung (i didnt weigh it but the stringer from whom i purchased kindly weighed it up for me) mine is the fxp pj'ed one, not the new mg pj. the worn down i.prestige caps have been changed with the tk57b. and there was a little rattle coming from inside the frame, it was actually a piece of loose lead tape, which was pretty tough to get it out. there are four pieces of quarter inch lead strips (two on each side of the racq) what i like most about it is, balance and how it swings does feel perfect! swings slightly lighter than my stock pt630 (i think) or maybe bec. it is unstrung..
what differs from the racquet i have vs. the one in the pics here is, mine doesn't have "simon" name decaled inside the frame. mine just says pt57a and that is all. and the buttcap is different in mine too, mine has just the a black head sticker and underneath you can clearly see the pin for sili injection. i am not interested in selling mine for now..i did NOT even have a good chance to play with it yet!!! summer is just starting!
The grommet is ends up short, any idea why?
Also, not sure why the stringer's doing only side of the mains?
^^^Its short because its an iPrestige. That's what their grommets look like. And no one knows why the stringer is doing that. I'd recommend doing 2-3 at a time on each side.
Oh shut up, and cut the crap. You had already responded to said post, earlier on in the thread, claiming that you were 5'9 and use a 5. After nobody quoted you to say something you thought would garner you some positive attention, you said it again, just to sound cool. You aren't.
^^^LOL,,, I love you too....
Yet I'm not on the (fake) "ignore" list? Come on, Dr. Fedace, I know consistency isn't your strongpoint, but let's get real here!
Correct, you are not on my ignore list and it is NOT fake.
I'm 5'10 and use a 3/8, not just a 3/8 but a 4 and 3/8.
how many pounds is that? sorry ah
Its about 55/56
Ok, he uses also the following setup:
Racket: Head MicroGel Prestige (98inch²)
Grip Size: L5 - 4 5/8 Inches
Please tell me which string does he use:
1.) http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACHEAD-HIT16.html (Head IntelliTour 16 String)
2.) http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACHEAD-HIT.html (Head IntelliTour 17 String)
fedace i bet YOU are a girly man
I have found on this site, that Simon uses the HEAD IntelliTour with 16G, is that right, I had think he uses 17G?
SIMON Head IntelliTour 16 25/24 kg
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