Stringing at the US Open

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  1. jmsx521

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    Wow! "Vasalisa Bardina of Russia strings hers at 80 pounds." What racket and strings does she use? Hitting with a racket strung at 80 lbs. is an injury waiting to happen.
     
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    The one thing his stringer, nor the article mention is that Agassi changed different model frames too, not only the strings.
     
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    $25 a racket. far inexpensive than i thought
     
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    The $25 is for labor only -- each pro supplies his own string.
     
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    Greg, what machines are they are using?
     
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    david sanguinetti strings at 35lbs wow. it must be like playing with a net.
     
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  8. Lindsay

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    pictures show a Star 3, but on Roman's website, it shows he uses a Sensor.
     
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    All I can say is, it's too much thinking just to be a pro. You should be able to string it once, use it until the string breaks, just like recreational players. :)
     
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    Nope, the silver and red machine, I am told, is a Wilson machine.
     
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    This guy is WAY hooked on himself.
     
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    So true about polyester strings. I bet most people on these boards shouldn't even be using them. Only for very good players it seems.
     
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  13. bsandy

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    Amen

    Ditto on their sticks
     
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  14. Boja

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    I found this amazing as well. But considering how he plays (a counterpuncher type game with medium to short swings) it's not much of a surprise. He doesn't get much pace in his shots. I'd want to try that tension one day, just to see how it feels.
     
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    Wilson was the official stringing sponsor. Wilson had a stringing room. Generally, a player like Agassi has his own stringer, and he's respected enough that they'll normally give him some space in the stringing room(s) to work. Doesn't mean he's using a Wilson stringer. I'm sure he uses his own, not just the Wilsons in the stringing room.
     
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    All the machines in there are "wilson" machines. Wilson probably doesn't build any of it themselves.
     
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