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tennis_balla 11-08-2012 11:27 AM

Mark Woodforde's old Snauwaert
 
I've noticed a fair bit of talk here recently regarding the new Wilson rackets with the open string pattern, something like 14 mains 14 crosses.
Anyways, here's a photo of mine that I found of Mark Woodforde's old Snauwaert rackets. He was using Luxilon BB Original custom gauge and wanted the tension very high, something like 68lbs I believe. As tight as you can string it he said.
Notice the P1 stickers on the buttcap.


treblings 11-08-2012 11:32 AM

the broken strings in that pic are charateristical of that racquet:) i happen to own two snauwaerts with that kind of stringing and never was able to play a whole set with them before the strings broke

tennis_balla 11-08-2012 11:35 AM

The string gauge he used was pretty thick, I'd be guessing as to the exact numbers but its the thickest string I've ever seen.

treblings 11-08-2012 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis_balla (Post 7002910)
The string gauge he used was pretty thick, I'd be guessing as to the exact numbers but its the thickest string I've ever seen.

makes perfect sense. probably thicker gauge then i used.

Rabbit 11-08-2012 12:25 PM

I seem to remember an 8 or 4 gauge string?

lulo 11-08-2012 08:50 PM

I think it was like 12 gauge

ericsson 11-09-2012 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis_balla (Post 7002882)
I've noticed a fair bit of talk here recently regarding the new Wilson rackets with the open string pattern, something like 14 mains 14 crosses.
Anyways, here's a photo of mine that I found of Mark Woodforde's old Snauwaert rackets. He was using Luxilon BB Original custom gauge and wanted the tension very high, something like 68lbs I believe. As tight as you can string it he said.
Notice the P1 stickers on the buttcap.


These are the later ATP Tour 102 paintjobs and trust me he strung much much higher then 68, in fact it was around 90lbs or 40kg. (He even went higher up to 43kg in some events...)
The older Luxilon strings were very thick, around 1.80mm, later in his career he went down a little...

I own all Hi-ten's and you just have to string that high in order to get the control, i once strung one at 21kg and lacked control, then another one at 34kg and this one was much better, could hit with full swing, great experiment with great rackets!

RFRF 11-09-2012 05:53 AM

I still got the string for those woodford racquets. I'll check the gauge.

jankustra 11-26-2012 01:33 AM

12x16 string pattern??? never saw that!!! nice pics!

jazar 11-26-2012 06:29 AM

He usually uses 1.6mm custom made Luxilon string, around 34kg. At Wimbledon this year I believe he was using Flex Infinity string at a more normal tension.


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