Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

Nusuif

New User
Somebody to explain me why Thiem put more tension in crosses (23,5/25) while it's a rigid poly (hawk). What can he get doing this instead of -1 or -2 in crosses (or same tension as main)?

Do you think this hybrid is a little like a Head Gravity ?
Thanks, and sorry for my english
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Somebody to explain me why Thiem put more tension in crosses (23,5/25) while it's a rigid poly (hawk). What can he get doing this instead of -1 or -2 in crosses (or same tension as main)?

Do you think this hybrid is a little like a Head Gravity ?
Thanks, and sorry for my english

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.
 

Nusuif

New User
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.
I also think that but it's 25 in crosses

head hawk 1.25 in crosses (25kg),head experimental string 1.30 in mains (23,5kg),i ask the stringer in monte carlo,the experimental string is a polyester rough
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
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.
I also think that but it's 25 in crosses
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
 

rios76

Rookie
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
Sorry for the OT, do you know also the strings setup of Tomic and Davidovich Fokina at Roland Garros or Madrid?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
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
I am confused. are they selling Thiem's strings yet or not ?
 

Howard H

Rookie
As an Austrian tennis player I have now tested the "Thiem combination": Experimental main (1.30) and the Hawk 3 cross (1.25). The Tension i used was: Expermiental 23,5kg and Hawk 3 (25kg)
I think there is a lot of power/ spin out and you need less effort!

At the serve, I felt the most difference. The Serves are certainly 10-15km / h faster. To the basic/ground strokes can be said that an enormous power comes out, provided you hit the ball clean.
The touch is really good too. Probably even better with 1.25 experinental.
The durability: I played through 1.5h and held well. Otherwise, the average durability is between 30-45min due to the enormous spin. Therefore, the durability with the combination is really top.

In summary, the combination is really great. Enormous power / spin and a good feeling of touch with a good durability.

Huge Shoutout to HEAD for this awesome String!




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This is a good pic of the string. More pics on previous pages of this thread. Working titel at HEAD is Experimental. It is not manufactured by Isopeed. It will be launched next month. It has 6 edges.
 

blablavla

Professional
It was too embarrassing for Babolat, that Thiem was using HEAD strings the last couple of months. So the French tried everything to please him again stringwise and get him back. Let's see if he is really satisfied. :)
why did he switch at all from Head to Babolat?
 

ron schaap

Professional
This is a good pic of the string. More pics on previous pages of this thread. Working titel at HEAD is Experimental. It is not manufactured by Isopeed. It will be launched next month. It has 6 edges.
So how did you get this special experimental string? Are you sponsored by the same company as Thiem?
 

red rook

Semi-Pro
It appears fritz is using it in the finals in Atlanta?...and Rublev in the finals in Hamburg?

I’ve got to get a hold of this string.
 
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