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Nostradamus 06-26-2013 03:00 PM

String of Stakhovsky-- string that kicked Federer butt
 
What string was Sergei using to make history today ?

EastAngels2014 06-26-2013 03:50 PM

he is using firestrom, as well as Youzhny

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 04:45 PM

It looks good from TW reviews. Worth trying out ?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...S16Review.html

Bhagi Katbamna 06-26-2013 05:35 PM

You guys know that for 99.9% of us, changing to this string will not make us play any better.

BreakPoint 06-26-2013 05:37 PM

Are you sure he doesn't have some natural gut in his hybrid? Because his feel and touch on drop volleys at the net was sublime.

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BreakPoint (Post 7540904)
Are you sure he doesn't have some natural gut in his hybrid? Because his feel and touch on drop volleys at the net was sublime.

YES, his site saids he uses hybrid with natural gut. most likely babolat

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 05:49 PM

TW review states that it is a very powerful poly with great ball pocketing

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 05:54 PM

http://www.sergiy-stakhovsky.com/en/sponsors.html

"I play with half natural gut and half synthetic. These strings are perfectly developed for hard and fast hitters (that is for me)".


This is from his official website. Also you can ask him anything you want and he will answer you, personally.

AlfaAce 06-26-2013 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7540368)
What string was Sergei using to make history today ?

OMG!... if you find out and string your racquet with it YOU WILL PLAY JUST LIKE HIM and we will see YOU beat Fed next year at Wimbledon... although probably in the first round :rolleyes:.

MarrratSafin 06-26-2013 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7540919)
YES, his site saids he uses hybrid with natural gut. most likely babolat

Stakhovsky's setup is Signum Pro Gut mains 26.5kg / Firestorm crosses 25.5kg. No Babolat.

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MarrratSafin (Post 7541261)
Stakhovsky's setup is Signum Pro Gut mains 26.5kg / Firestorm crosses 25.5kg. No Babolat.

he saids in his website, it is natural gut in main. Signum makes natural gut ?

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 07:50 PM

Opinion posted by our forum member, fgs.


last summer i played the hybrid supplied by tennis-magazin (germany) as a blindtest. the mains have been the firestorm 1.25 and the crosses this gut in 1.30mm

in spite of having been a plain round poly the combo scored rather high in my books. i had to play it as delivered and requested, with the gut in the crosses - so don't ask me for the reason behind this matter.

also, since i have not played the firestorm by itself until then, it is difficult for me to tell them apart, but the combo scored pretty nice:
power level was rather good for a poly based hybrid, scoring at 8/10. control was really in the top echelon, scoring 9/10. feel was 8/10 - the combo played a little bit stiff in my opinion, and it is difficult for me to tell if the reason behind this is the mains or if the gut is rather on the stiffer side. spin was not impressive but still average, so i noted 7/10. in spite of being rather stiff it was quite comfy, in the sense that even offcenter shots were not jarring and i never got any shoulder issues with it. so comfort was 9/10 and tension maintenance was really good, again 9/10. maybe the most impressive thing was that the combo lasted me about 8 hitting hours - the crosses broke first, but the mains have also been pretty heavily notched by that time, i would not have expected them to last another 30 minutes.

i wished i could have played it also with the gut in the mains, but this was not possible.

drakulie 06-26-2013 07:54 PM

sigmun gut/extreme power
strung at approx 27/26

Nostradamus 06-26-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by drakulie (Post 7541293)
sigmun gut/extreme power
strung at approx 27/26

Do you like that string Firestorm by Signum ? TW sure seem to like in their review of the string.

MarrratSafin 06-26-2013 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7541274)
he saids in his website, it is natural gut in main. Signum makes natural gut ?

Yes Signum Pro has Premium Gut and Cross Gut, both available in Europe. I have a set with me, it does not look like VS.

drgchen 06-27-2013 04:38 AM

How does signum firestorm compare to the signum pro poly plasma...was it made more comfortable or changed for tension purposes?

Doubles 06-27-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by drgchen (Post 7542022)
How does signum firestorm compare to the signum pro poly plasma...was it made more comfortable or changed for tension purposes?

Firestorm is supposed to be really powerful.

jazar 06-27-2013 01:44 PM

The string setup was Signum Pro Natural Gut on the mains and Firestorm on the crosses. The tension was 26/25 kg. I was the stringer.

Nostradamus 06-27-2013 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazar (Post 7543426)
The string setup was Signum Pro Natural Gut on the mains and Firestorm on the crosses. The tension was 26/25 kg. I was the stringer.

This has to be really powerful hybrid setup. Firestorm is one of more powerful polys out there and he added natural gut to boot. must be great volleying setup

Nishitennis 07-11-2013 02:25 AM

Thought it was Poly Plasma
Really Firestorm?


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