Spaghetti strung racquets banned - Yet polyester strings allowed....?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by mikeespinmusic, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

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    Yeah, I did. You went back and edited your post while I was writing my response to your original post.

    Bob Bryan is a doubles specialist who needs to hit tons of volleys, which means he needs a lot of feel. He's not a baseline basher singles player who needs poly in order to be able to compete in singles these days. Almost all the top singles players on the ATP Tour use either full poly or a hybrid.

    Oh, and Mike Bryan experimented with poly and it killed his shoulder/arm: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=454919
     
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  2. fullpolyserve&volley

    fullpolyserve&volley New User

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    Focus on lead tape :)

    BP have you ever rigged up a racquet with plenty of lead tape with a poly? Check out some of Sampras' exhibition matches - he's devasting with it in his old age ! And he's still chippin chargin. And his super heavy serve sets him up for put aways beautifully. Its not gonna go away any time soon. But there's still the option for a S & V to get dam good with it. The courts may have slowed down, but it doesn't stop you putting some good weight behind the ball. Thats what I get away with. I use an old 85 wilson aggressor leaded up to just under 14 oz. Not quite sampras of course :p

    And he even said, if he was younger and playing in this crop, he would still come to the net. Venetian isnt the enemy here.

    Our club tried an old school comp once. First time round was with wooden racquets and then the second time round was just gut or nylon only. The second one never happened again because people had too much trouble keeping things in the court... people I think are too reliant on poly now....even if its psychological... myself included...

    Still though, for a material so much stronger with more durability... its a bit of a rip off that is loses tension so quickly..
     
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  3. yemenmocha

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    It's not true that aren't pros complaining about it. The problem is that the current TOP pros are largely the ones that benefit from it, so of course they're less likely to complain. Players with playstyles that benefit less from this technology (volleyers, for example) are at a severe disadvantage to crazy topspin baseliners with what they can do with passing shots, lobs, & returns of serve.

    The problem isn't just the overall problem of how poly has ruined the modern game. It's also a narrow problem in that it selectively favors one class of players at the expense of others. The same goes for the prevalence of slow courts that is very different from when we had an actual balance of slow, medium, & fast courts on the ATP tour.
     
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  4. mikeespinmusic

    mikeespinmusic Rookie

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    Sometime I just watch people with the most horrible strokes ever. But thanks to polys their shots are still staying in somehow. If I'm in a leanient mood, I'd say that poly is keeping people in the game and the more players the better. But if I'm an angry mood, I sometimes say that polys should be banned because It practically idiot proofs the racquets haha.
     
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  5. cork_screw

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    Here's the problem with asking this question. Most people here have NEVER tried a spaghetti strung racquet. So they have no gauge to compare it to poly strings. So if the spaghetti strung racquet grossly enhances your spin in exponential ways that don't even come close to what polys provide, then you have really no base any opinion because they have never tried it in order to compare it. Don't ask people to compare their opinions on something that they've never experienced. You have no idea what type of spin is created from spaghetti strung racquets, so how would they know if it is comparable to polys and what their general opinions are about polys.
     
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  6. mikeespinmusic

    mikeespinmusic Rookie

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    You make a valid point...but who are you talking to?
     
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  7. fullpolyserve&volley

    fullpolyserve&volley New User

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    Spoken like a true baseliner.
     
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