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tennisdj 03-24-2013 09:00 PM

Ana Ivanovic using Solinco strings
 

Roger Wawrinka 03-24-2013 09:03 PM

Interesting! Solinco tour bite is a very good string.

The Meat 03-24-2013 09:23 PM

Why in the crosses???? A shaped poly should be installed in the mains for the maximum benefit.

Roger Wawrinka 03-24-2013 09:37 PM

Yea but then you would have to put gut in the crosses, so I guess it's whether you want more playability out of the Solinco or the gut.

phnx90 03-24-2013 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 7300874)
Why in the crosses???? A shaped poly should be installed in the mains for the maximum benefit.

But that means the mains won't move, since the polys will be cutting into the gut...

Doubles 03-24-2013 09:40 PM

She's a pro, I think she can decide what string set up she likes on her own, guys.

Say Chi Sin Lo 03-24-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7300899)
She's a pro, I think she can decide what string set up she likes on her own, guys.

That's the spillover from the General Pro Players Discussion section, people who think their opinions have any weight on pros' decisions.

Just laugh, and then ignore and proceed.

SFrazeur 03-24-2013 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 7300874)
Why in the crosses???? A shaped poly should be installed in the mains for the maximum benefit.

You are making the presupposition that she is using a poly at all for enhanced spin. It is a bit like saying those with 18x20 string patterns should go to 16x18 for maximum benefit. One may get more spin from something but that is not necessarily a care or consideration for the person.

-SF

darklore009 03-24-2013 10:20 PM

i think she has been using lux for a very long time. now she trying something new, i guess

ALL IN 03-24-2013 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7300899)
She's a pro, I think she can decide what string set up she likes on her own, guys.

Oh you didn't hear? The poasters on TW know all, better than all.........:)

Someone Else 03-24-2013 11:13 PM

What does "10 % pre-stretch" mean?
And why pre-stretch the natural gut mains but not the co-poly cross string?

SFrazeur 03-24-2013 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Someone Else (Post 7300989)
What does "10 % pre-stretch" mean?
And why pre-stretch the natural gut mains but not the co-poly cross string?

(Not an expert so someone correct me if I am wrong)

Pre-stretching does 3 things I am ware of:
1: Alleviates coil memory.
2: It takes some of the elasticity out of the string making it less lively.
3: By taking out some elasticity tension maintenance is better.

The % refers to what % over reference tension to pre-stretch. 24kgs is about 53 lbs so the pre-stretch was about 58 lbs.

My guess: Because poly has little to no tensile strength; pre-stretching poly would take too much elasticity.

-SF

UCSF2012 03-25-2013 12:12 AM

I've tried Tour Bite 16 mains, and Gut 16 crosses. Total waste of strings.

Cfidave 03-25-2013 05:21 AM

Poly in the crosses ala Federer, helps tame the power of the Gut and allows the gut mains to slide and snap back for more spin. I am a little suprised she is using a shaped poly in the crosses as opposed to a round smooth poly, but she obviously prefers Tour Bite.

Using Gut in the crosses, IMO, would be a waste. May as well just use a synthetic or multi.

Irvin 03-25-2013 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 7300874)
Why in the crosses???? A shaped poly should be installed in the mains for the maximum benefit.

Roger Federer does the same thing. Wilson gut in the mains LXN rough in the crosses. The mains are the primary string for power, control and feel. Some texture on the crosses ads more bite on the ball and poly strings in the cross allow for less movement on the mains, and tame the power of gut.

EDIT: Andy Murray on the other hand seems to like poly mains and gut crosses. There isn't really a right or wrong way to each his / her own.

rafafan20 03-25-2013 07:57 AM

Well she played really well last night

slowfox 03-25-2013 08:42 AM

Why is there a Luxilon logo on the data sheet?

SFrazeur 03-25-2013 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 7301501)
Why is there a Luxilon logo on the data sheet?

Tournament sponsor or partner?

-SF

kkm 03-25-2013 09:03 AM

It's the "Luxilon" stringing team.

vsbabolat 03-25-2013 09:45 AM

She has good taste in Natural Gut! Wilson natural is the real VS Gut.


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