Why does Federer and Hewitt ......

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by TennisProPaul, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. TennisProPaul

    TennisProPaul Banned

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    From the below set ups, both Hewitt and Federer use Gut main, and alu cross. Most of the other pros use the opposite with gut as the cross.

    Why does Federer lowerer the tension for the cross and hewitt keep the same tension for mains and crosses?

    Lleyton Hewitt Yonex RDX-0010 90 Babolat/Luxilon VS Team/Big Banger Alu Power 16L 23

    Roger Federer Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson/Luxilon Wilson Natural/Big Banger Alu Power Rough 16L 21.5/20
     
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  2. th41291

    th41291 Rookie

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    how do the strings stay tight at 44 pounds?
     
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  3. kabob

    kabob Professional

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    At the Australian Open, the announcers said that Federer strings at 53 lbs.
     
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  4. VolklVenom

    VolklVenom Semi-Pro

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    leyton just copies Fed, in an attempt to not let him slip away!
     
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  5. bluescreen

    bluescreen Hall of Fame

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    not every pro is the same. lleyton just likes the crosses and mains at the same tension while fed doesnt. its just a matter of personal preference.
     
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  6. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    for someone who's been posting quite a lot about strings recently...im pretty surprised. different people like different things...it's as easy as that.
     
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  7. HyperHorse

    HyperHorse Banned

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    Why the hell was my post deleted???
    those tensions are seriously LOW... cannot be serious...
     
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  8. quest01

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    Its because Pros like Fed can get away with using low tensions. Amateurs and recreational players like us wouldnt be able to handle a racquet with a 53 pound tension. You need enormous strenth and racquet speed to be able to use a tension that low.
     
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  9. jackson vile

    jackson vile Legend

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    blah blah blah, you guys really have no idea:mrgreen:
     
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  10. brucie

    brucie Professional

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    All about preferance not everyone wants soft cross and hard main iv had it the fed way its good.
     
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  11. mowcopian

    mowcopian Banned

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    beacsue they want performance and it will only last for about for 8 games on average and the crosses cut through the nat gut mains quickly.
     
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