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kobun 06-02-2006 01:23 PM

Nadal's blog says he uses 35 gauge string?
 
http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/nadal.asp

"I'm not sure what went wrong but I think they may have sent the wrong strings from the factory. I normally play with 35 gauge but this was 30 - much thinner."


What does he mean 35 gauge??? he can't obviously be wrong, he's a pro!

Slaz 06-02-2006 01:34 PM

He means 1.35 mm gauge ;)

It's 15L by US standard I think.

lacoster 06-02-2006 01:35 PM

Most Europeans use millimeter designations. He meant 1.35mm and 1.30mm. 1.35mm=15, 1.30=16.

Nadal also says he likes to eat pastas and pizzas without cheese and tomato sauce...a little strange.
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ZoomUltraflight 06-02-2006 03:55 PM

good thing i am not the only one who picked up on how he likes pizza and pasta, but pasta with no sauce becuase he hates tomatoes and without cheeese becuase he does not like it-----so he likes eating pasta and a cracker?

snoflewis 06-02-2006 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZoomUltraflight
good thing i am not the only one who picked up on how he likes pizza and pasta, but pasta with no sauce becuase he hates tomatoes and without cheeese becuase he does not like it-----so he likes eating pasta and a cracker?

lol...he's eating plain pasta and a round breadstick.

lioneldude 06-02-2006 11:06 PM

so he uses a 15 gauge string, that would give it more power or less? He mentioned that when he used the 16 (thinner string) the balls were landing 1 metre deeper.

andyroddick's mojo 06-03-2006 12:45 AM

does thicker strings give you less power, and more control? I mean, 15L is pretty thick, and yet he still generates massive amounts of spin, so I'd expect even more spin in even a 16 g string. can someone explain this?

superman1 06-03-2006 12:54 AM

It's less about the strings and more about the player. Nadal would get crazy spin with any string.

Go Tennis 06-03-2006 01:51 AM

Oh, Lord, here we go again.

Sophia 06-03-2006 02:55 AM

I'm coming!
 
Hello everyone !
I'm a newman here,and glad to be friends with all of you here!
I'm a Chinese girl.maybe I couldn't understand you ,and my English is not very good.But I love tennis,and Nadal is my favorite player.
Welcome to China!

lioneldude 06-03-2006 05:46 AM

hmm nice interesting post and it's great seeing quite a few number of players from China appearing on the Grand Slam circuit & WTA tournaments.

About the strings, i found this on TW website @ http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/R...ringTerms.html

"Thinner strings offer greater feel, power and spin potential than a thicker string of the same material and construction."

So i guess this answers why his strokes were going deeper on the 30 gauge.

katarddx 06-04-2006 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lacoster
Most Europeans use millimeter designations. He meant 1.35mm and 1.30mm. 1.35mm=15, 1.30=16.

Nadal also says he likes to eat pastas and pizzas without cheese and tomato sauce...a little strange.

and they still call it pizza??? :-)

oscar_2424 06-04-2006 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sophia
Hello everyone !
I'm a newman here,and glad to be friends with all of you here!
I'm a Chinese girl.maybe I couldn't understand you ,and my English is not very good.But I love tennis,and Nadal is my favorite player.
Welcome to China!

Welcome to our world, hope you have fun here

J-man 06-04-2006 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lacoster
Most Europeans use millimeter designations. He meant 1.35mm and 1.30mm. 1.35mm=15, 1.30=16.

Nadal also says he likes to eat pastas and pizzas without cheese and tomato sauce...a little strange.

Yes WTF. JUst plain noddles:-| :-|

ravemaster806 06-04-2006 03:25 PM

hi Sophia, welcome to tw board


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