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  1. uk_skippy

    Strung racket, wrong grommet hole..

    1. Ok, not probs. 2. Thumbs Up 3. There are plenty of wrong videos on how to string, probably more than there are right. I'd suggest actually taking a course, and have someone guide/teach you. Where are you in the UK? I'm based near the South Coast. 4. Fair point, especially as you were given...
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    Strung racket, wrong grommet hole..

    Count me as one then
  3. uk_skippy

    Strung racket, wrong grommet hole..

    1. Why are you a muppet for stringing it 2 piece? It would seem that you have limited stringing experience, and therefore I'd recommend; and I teach people to learn to string 2 piece only. 2. If, as @Irvin has said, if the crosses are not sitting in the groove then you'd need to start them...
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    Babolat Racket Station Clamp enquiry

    Id clean using the usual toothbrush method. As for one opening further than another @Babolat Official may have some insight; or contact your local distributor
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    Spin potential

    String X's lower than the M's, so that it will allow the M's to move more and help generate the spin
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    Why would Dominic Thiem switch from the pure strike 1st gen to 3rd gen, skipped widely loved 2nd gen?

    Unless his new frame is now 27.25", the previous one was a standard 27"
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    Babolat star 5 or sensor clamps

    Sensor Clamps are teh same as Star 5 clamps. They're interchangable. FYI, those clamps will also fit of the newer Racket station machines
  8. uk_skippy

    On a flight to JFK

    @cluckcluck Enjoy your 1st GS Experience, although I suspect that you won't until you've finished your stint and look back at everything. Paul
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    On a flight to JFK

    He's been using Intellitour all the time. No change to his long standing set-up
  10. uk_skippy

    Stringing machines in the UK - who, what?

    Welcome fellow UK-lander If you want cheap, look for a racquet depot. If you want a quality machine, and quality support contact Apollo Leisure who sell Gamma, Head, Dunlop, Babolat, and sometimes used machines if you want a Wilson, or Prince search for Framework Still looking for cheap, try...
  11. uk_skippy

    Kyle Edmund Stringing specs

    Dan Evans uses gut; Any Murray uses gut; Jamie Murray uses gut; Jo Konta uses gut; Katie Boulter uses gut - all Brits
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    Kyle Edmund Stringing specs

    Haha, my bad. Must be getting old. Could have sworn it as NG when I strung for her. Clearly it wasn't
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    Kyle Edmund Stringing specs

    That's a good questions No, she used Pro Hurricane and Natural Gut
  14. uk_skippy

    A confused and lost noob stringer aka OP

    The protocol I encourage is to tie the poly to the poly on a gut/poly hybrid. The other way around doesn't matter. So I dont have a mains to mains; crosses to crosses standard. However, If I come across a rqt thats been strung by P1, I follow their decision even if its a pol/gut hybrid as shown...
  15. uk_skippy

    [Stringjobs & Specs] of Pro's using Wilson 6.1 95 versions

    Evans still with gut crosses ~49lbs
  16. uk_skippy

    Verdasco blacked out Head at Eastbourne

    There's a saying "Never meet your idols"
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    Verdasco with Radical OS

    It 'appears' to be the same the original picture posted above in the 1st post.
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    Verdasco with Radical OS

    He's not using that frame at Eastbourne
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    Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

    No, its 25kg mains, 23.5kg crosses. I was there at Roland Garros. I was also in Madrid where he had same set up/tension; and I also have access to the Thiem's stringing record from Roland Garros
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    Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

    Hi tension is 25/23.5kg; so 1.5kg less in the crosses. This will allow more main string movement and aid spin production vs having the same tensio on both mains and crosses.
  21. uk_skippy

    Babolat Star 5 Stringing Machine - Second hand price

    £1100 is a good price if the machine is in good condition. Get the serial number and check with Apollo Leisure (01202 812000) for any history. I would pay that price for a good one. I bought one recently with 66 rqts on it for £1750 Regards Paul
  22. uk_skippy

    Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

    She doesn't use RPM. Its Hawk Touch
  23. uk_skippy

    Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

    Their gut certainly isn't. Oooh!! Did I say too much :unsure:
  24. uk_skippy

    Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

    Why would I know anything :unsure:
  25. uk_skippy

    Cross tie-off on Babolat Pure Drive Team (2015)

    8 will probably work. I use 8 on the 2018 Pure Aero. The grommet strip for the PD 2015 is asymmetric, and the pieces will only fit together 1 way
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    Cross tie-off on Babolat Pure Drive Team (2015)

    1) All PD 2015 have indicated on the frame where to tie-off the crosses, and I believe its 6H 2) I hope you have fitted the grommet strip so that it matches the original strip 3) The tie-off location, as I've said, is marked. It will also be on the right side of the frame, when looking form the...
  27. uk_skippy

    Power Pads really do provide more power

    Delpo didnt use power pads early in his career. When he won the US Open, he wasn't using them. He only started to use them after the wrist surgeries. At the same time he switch from full ALU Power to an ALU Power/Gut hybrid; and lowered tension. Not every pro using power pads is using gut in...
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