Spend some time playing with heavy/old balls on clay in a country with relatively mild enough winters to be outdoors & see what happens to your sw preferences.
Of course it wouldn’t work for us. All TTWers worth their salt aren’t able to play with swingweights under 340. Too unstable, not enough plow, not manly enough etc.
Not dgoran, obviously. I did luxilon gut 1.25 and 1.25 alu round. Should have been 52/50, but had a couple beers and ended up 52/52 unintentionally, lol.What was the cross?
I hear you. I have mine strung with BHS7T 1.30mm on mains at 56 and Signum Hextreme 1.30mm on cross at 53. The crush factor is addictive. I ordered Babolat natural gut 1.30mm and was wondering what to cross it with. I might use my go to Signum Hextreme.Not dgoran, obviously. I did luxilon gut 1.25 and 1.25 alu round. Should have been 52/50, but had a couple beers and ended up 52/52 unintentionally, lol.
That said, WOW. Monstrous spin and power. Balls land in even with gut at 52. I’m liking my accident and almost don’t want to see what 52/50 feels like given I liked it so much. I thought gut/poly would be a waste but did it anyway as that is what I normally use in most frames.
I’m four hours into both the frame and strings. This frame is nuts. You need to be able to swing fast, semi north/south is all you need in my opinion to get the full effect. Never really liked Babo except for the OG APD but good lord…I liked my first 4 hours a lot.
I completely see how “the kid” is hitting 100mph forehands. The frame has it, you need to give it the juice.
I’m convinced half the pro player gear heads are flat earthers.Indeed. The true Alcaraz stick is a pro stock made by Illuminatis in the Area 51. They only use graphite derived from PT57A that have been stored for decades in a secret military facility in Austria.
I wouldn't assume it was a weight issue. That said, many athletes are superstitious...Don't remember the details, but I remember a story about Sampras and the "W" stencil on his strings, he asked Nate Fergunson to do the stencil with one layer of paint only, of course the "W" faded very fast so Wilson asked him to do do it with two layers, thinking Sampras didn't notice but oddly (or not...) he did.
He returned all racquets with a warning - I'm the one who pays you, don't do it again, or you're out.
How sensitive a player has to be to notice the difference, that thing is painted with a marker, the ink must weight next to nothing
When he finally comes to his senses and switches to the prestige classic 2.0 Babolat’s pro team is gonna have to get creative and paint that thing black and yellow