Steffi Graf's String Tension in the 80's????

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by lendlmac, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. lendlmac

    lendlmac Rookie

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    Anyone here know what she strung her Dunlop Max 200G's? They look tight, and Mac was in low 40's, and the ball leaves the raquet much differently between the two...always wondered what string tension she used in the 80's, 55 lbs. natural gut? higher? or high 40's? couldn't find anywhere? :-?

    if you know, please chime in...thanks
     
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  2. LeeD

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    I don't remember what Evert's said, but I think it was something in the order of 62+ lbs.
     
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  3. lendlmac

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    Wow! That is way over the recommended 55lbs.!!
     
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  4. Frankc

    Frankc Semi-Pro

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    Yes, I remember it was published/mentioned by a good source as low 60s..
     
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  5. Warriorroger

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    Yes it was, the power she created with that racket is unbelievable. I still have that one (as the other rackets she played with), can you imagine what she could do with today's rackets..
     
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  6. pvw_tf

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    Pro players have their own "rules", recommended by the racket manufacturer is for the general market. She most likely had Vs 17. Something the general tennis player will not use for sure not on clay.

    Peter
     
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  7. Backhanded Compliment

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    IDK if a mader frame would improve things... the 200g was so special compared to any frame troday... Personally I know I can smack flat forehands with that thing that no other racket can reproduce.

    What made her so special as a player was that footspeed and anticipation, which allowed her to get the most out of the Doom Log as we used to call the 200G.
     
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  8. DownTheLineWith90

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    The title sort of suggests that Graf strung her racket at a tension in the 80s, not the 1980's.
     
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  9. EatMyForehand

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    Yea, I was a bit thrown off when I saw the title of the thread. :confused:
     
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  10. Chuck Savage

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    I recall reading 'Tennis' magazine in the 80s they had a playtest with Graf's racket, from what I recall 60lbs was her choice.
     
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  11. Terre Battu

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    62-64 lbs. natural gut + heavy racket = power
     
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  12. Rock Strongo

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    I just wonder how that 200G didn't get warped into oblivion.
     
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