Wimbledon 2010 stringing

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by uk_skippy, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. uk_skippy

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    I'll be stringing at Wimbledon again this year, so follow me on Twitter - @uk_skippy.

    Please do not ask for specific players' specs as like asking for credit, refusal often offends. I'll post what I can, when I can.

    Paul
     
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    Ooh, do you know what machines you'll be using at Wimbledon this year?
     
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  3. uk_skippy

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    We are using Prince 6000 with new, solid clamps.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  4. Sinner

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    *Following*

    Thanks for the update
     
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    Will you be able to post pics as well?
     
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  6. Kenny022593

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    Do you actually get to meet the players? Or are you just the back room lacky that they never talk to?
     
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  7. West Coast Ace

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    Ouch!

    And you might want to work on your spelling:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lackey

    I know in Rome the stringing area was in the shopping pavilion. Some players carried their own rackets in - saw Tsonga, Isner, Querrey, Monaco, Bellucci, (and others I've forgotten) walking theirs over.
     
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  8. ClubHoUno

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    Looking forward to your reports :)

    Thanks !
     
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  9. uk_skippy

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    I'll try but I'm likely to post after the tournament.

    I'm a stringer. We don't talk to the players unless they want to talk to us. We're to busy stringing to talk, or try to talk to the players.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  10. DennisK

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    Looking forward to your updates and especially any pics you can grab.

    Cheers,
    Den
     
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  11. baseline_monster

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    Cheers Paul. Did you do anything at the Nottingham masters?
     
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  12. uk_skippy

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    I started this thread so that people can use twitter to see whats happening while I'm working. Twitter is just quick soundbites, and that's all I want to do at this time. I'm not going to take peoples request to hunt down the racquets and supply the specs. Sorry.

    I will give some information when I can and if I can. But its more likely to be at the end of the tournament.

    No, sorry.
     
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  13. Gene1994

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    I just checked out your twitter. Dimitry uses full lux, right? At what tension?
     
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  14. uk_skippy

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    My tweets are to give an idea of what we're doing rather than just facts and figures. I'll give those when I can.

    If you're not happy with that, then sorry, but there's no need to result to profanity!
     
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    My tweets are to give an idea of what we're doing rather than just facts and figures. I'll give those when I can.

    If you're not happy with that, then sorry, but there's no need to result to profanity!
     
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  16. PimpMyGame

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    @norwichmat is following you. Will Liam be there this year?
     
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  17. jimbo333

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    Great stuff Skippy:)
     
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  18. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    Nolan?????????

    90
     
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  19. abllee2198

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    Wimbledon Stringing team

    Hi Paul: Long time no see.

    Have a great tournament. I hope the Prince clamps have been upgraded.

    Albert Lee
     
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    Ive joined you on Twitter im @TennisMad1995 thanks have a good Wimbledon i might see you up there one day
     
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    Hi Albert

    tournament ok so far but then it's only the qualies, and practice at Wimbledon.

    Clamps are looking good. solid and gripping well without overtightening them

    regards
    Paul
     
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  22. PimpMyGame

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    Yes, Mr Nolan. Not sure if he was doing Wimby anymore and I haven't seen him for a few weeks.
     
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  23. uk_skippy

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    I believe he'll be doing junior wimbledon and is currently doing Eastbourne
     
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    OK, so what's the scoop on the Prince machines. Is it a retrofit fix or are there some machines out there with less than optimal clamps?
     
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  25. tomas9848

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    Do you have anything String tension/string on Josselin Ouanna? Thanks
     
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    Sorry, no. Maybe if they get to the main draw.

    Regards

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    The clamps we had last year weren't good so we reverted to Babolat clamps. This year, apparently, they've be made to withstanding the rigers of tournament stringing. Def more solid.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  28. tomas9848

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    Thanks for your help
     
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  29. dnutzunlimited

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    Do prefer certain stringing machines over others? Or does that not matter compared to the quality of the clamps?

    Definitely following on Twitter. Thanks ahead of time!
     
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  30. uk_skippy

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    In light of a thread being deleted, I thought I'd bump this one up so that the people interested in the info can continue to discuss it.

    Please keep in friendly so we can retain this thread.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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  31. drakulie

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    Ahhh, it's too bad the other thread was deleted..... some funny stuff in there. :)


    Thanks for all your insight, Paul.
     
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  32. baseline_monster

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    I had a feeling it might to be honest. Paul, who's racket felt the heaviest that you strung?
     
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  33. rovex

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    Is Ookie Cookie gone too?
     
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  34. Doubles

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    Just one question. Who's racket was strung the tightest at the tournament? And also, how tight was it? Thanks...
     
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    Nah, pretty soon he'll be posting on this thread...
     
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  36. baseline_monster

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    What country is he based in or can we not trust that info!?
     
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  37. uk_skippy

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    Cant comment on that as no time to weigh them.

    Possible Venus @ 68lbs with natural gut with manual prestretch, but Serena was having hers @ 66obs with 10% machine prestretch. Their frames are also 18x19 so quite a dense pattern too.

    Regards

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  38. baseline_monster

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    Fair play lol. Did you do any of the Brit juniors?
     
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  39. GameSetMatch

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    I read in tennis.com that the Wimbledon head stringer said that they would get through at 7 or 8 sets of gut during one match.
     
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  40. jazar

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    i did some for him in quallies. it was wilson gut mains and bbo crosses at around 19.5kg/18.5kg

    i did one for alex kudryavtsev in qualles at 32/31 kg (70/68lbs) in alu rough with 18 mains
     
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  41. Sinner

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    Paul or jazar ~ do a lot of pros still use leather grips?
     
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    I don't understand why delete the thread but not the troll? I did a search on him and its obvious he is just a troll looking for attention.
     
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  43. baseline_monster

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    It makes sense to delete the thread as the thread was started by the troll as you call them. Like I've said, I think he may have temporarily been banned for so long, that does not have to say banned on his profile.
     
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  44. Sinner

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    ^ But why wasn't be punished for his previous antics? If I remember correctly, this wasn't the first time.
     
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  45. baseline_monster

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    I'm not agreeing with what may or may not have happened, I feel the same as us all. But thats just what I think. I actually reported the thread, I have no shame in admitting it. I am someone who hates to join in on stuff or make trouble but some of the comments seemed alarming to me, not by us, by the troll
     
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  46. Doubles

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    Wow. My arm would be dead with tensions like that. I always thought that Andy Roddick strung in the mid to upper 70's and James Blake was in the high 60's. Are these tensions still true? Thanks for the responces...
     
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  47. jazar

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    not 100% but i think roddick tends to be upper 60's. blake is usually around 66-68
     
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  48. Doubles

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    Ok. Thank you for the clarification...
     
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  49. ls206

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    Hey Skippy or jazar, I've been stringing for a couple of years but can't help but feel that the finished product wouldn't be near the quality that you both provide at the major tournaments.

    Is there anything you do differently compared to the average home stringer or is the difference simply due to the wisdom and experience you have gained over the years?

    (also...is there somewhere I can buy some high quality clamps a la babolat?)
     
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  50. Ookie Cookie

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    if you are referring to Tursunov, he was using Luxilon Ace in the mains at 60 and luxilon bb alu power in the crosses at 58
     
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