Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by uk_skippy, Jun 13, 2010.
How did I forget Mirnyi 24kg, 18x20, 10% pre-stretch and Wilson 95 BLX pj with Tour 90 spec!
some of the big guns use full multi: xavier malisse with babolat fibertour, alexander peya with isospeed professional and mirjana lucic with babolat xcel
I was curious to know if anyone happened to be using Signum strings. I heard they had picked up a few pros, but I'm not sure if any of them were at Wimbledon. Thanks a lot!
The only 2 current pros I saw were Dustin Brown & Lu. Although Johny Mac did have 1 rqt with it in. Apparently he didnt like it
Thanks for the info! I play with the orange Poly Plasma, and it's kinda cool knowing that some pros at Wimbledon like Signum strings too.
Did Mac use your services as well? String and tension? Curious to see what the vets like to use... Thx again.
he tried signum pro and i think rpm blast as well. disliked both of them and went back to bde gut in the low 50s
how did you get your stringing gig at wimbledon
Being an MRT, and being asked to join the team. That was 7 years ago.
do you typically string 1 or 2-piece for non hybrid setups? Is there a preference for one over the other?
I strung Lucic's racquet at a futures she played at our club in rock hill, sc.
She was using full xcel with pre-stretch.
She is really nice too
did you get to string any of Caroline Wozniacki's rackets?
do you know what her set-up is? tension?
What tension does Rafa have his rackets at in general?
That must've felt good .... well ive been stringing for a few years now, i just wanted to take it up a notch by joing a team . Well im guessing you have to be a master racket tech for that huh?
We string what the players ask for, but the admin staff do ask them as well.
Yes I did some for Wozniacki. Babolat Revenge & VS gut usually @ 25kg although she had a couple at the beginning of the tourney @ 26kg.
Rafa was at 25kg for the tourney, but there are a few threads on this as well
Generally you'll need to be an MRT before being part of the Wimbledon team. Not too sure for other GS teams.
Stringing for a GS is not easy. You need to be able to stand for most of a 12-14 hour day and plug away at the rqts coming in, and reproduce the quality time after time.
one more question.
would you say Luxilon BBO was more popular or the ALU Power?
alu power was probably the most popular string. definitely way more popular than original
do you know what Wozniacki's grip size is?
what overgrip does she use?
is her racket just a PJ over an older APD or APDC?
sorry im asking so many questions, I am an avid Caroline fan and I like to know what my favorite pros use...
i can answer some of these, seeing as i did a few rackets for her as well.
the rackets do have cortex and it wouldnt surprise me if they actually were the gt version. it also seemed stock, i.e. didnt feel like there was any additional weight on there. i think the grip size was 3, though i stand to be corrected.
Paul ~ are there still a lot of leather-grip pros nowadays (with an overgrip, of course)?
You're correct Jamie, it was a 3. And I agree re:cortex & possibility og a PJ
I cant remember of the top of my Head, but I dont think think there were a lot. Most of the time they came in with overgrips on and we dont have the time to check things like that.
Hi Skippy, on the sadly "infamous" thread that was deleted you posted a link with some pictures you took with your cellphone, could you post it again? do you have any pictures of the Prince 6000? Do you know what was the specific change they did with the clamps? What was the situation this year, did you (or anyone else) have to change them for Bab's clamps?
thank you, what about Caro's overgrip?
it looks like she either has TournaTac or possibly even Wilson Pro...
can you guys clarify that?
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Jesus, you people are FREAKS!
Who cares what OG she uses!
No close up pics other than you can see.
I dont know the ins & outs of the clamp changes other than they're more heavy duty for a heavier load. They gripped well, but I felt there wasn't the same feed back as I get from my Babolat clamps. We couldnt use the Babolat clamps anyway as the base posts are slightly larger which would cause the Babolat clamps to wobble, and therefore not hold the tension correctly. But there was no need to change them, the Prince clamps were very good.
^^ Thank you very much!
So you won't be visiting this Racquets and Gear forum again?
That's a wise decision, sounds like.
UK Skippy - Hey one of the things I've wanted to know and it has nothing to do with tension or anything like that, but how much do the pro's have to pay to get each racket strung?
I'd prefer not to reveal that information as it is likely to open up a debate, one in which my employer would have not direct right to reply. They have their reasons for the amount charged and that has nothing to do with me. Sorry, but I hope you understand.
uk_skippy did you string a racket for the junior winner Fucsovics as well? Do you know the racket/string/tension?
i did. tecnifibre t fight 320. black code. 21/20kg.
do you guys have a "house pattern" everyone has to use for every frame??
We used a universal ATW. So short side cross did top cross(es), long side did bottom cross, up missing main and then onto the rest of the crosses.
Any other patterns/requests where done when asked.
^^as always, thanks for sharing.
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