Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

tennisfan14

New User
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.
What makes you think this? Doubt Fritz is - in the video below at 1:19, you can see that he's stringing with gut/hawk 3 (aka standard hawk) in Atlanta this year.


Also, from pictures it appears that Rublev is still using adrenaline (or possibly alu power).
 

Howard H

Rookie
What makes you think this? Doubt Fritz is - in the video below at 1:19, you can see that he's stringing with gut/hawk 3 (aka standard hawk) in Atlanta this year.


Also, from pictures it appears that Rublev is still using adrenaline (or possibly alu power).
True.
 

This just in, RPM Pwr...wonder why he changed since his biggest titles were won with the Head strings...


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Well, as a contract player of Babolat he should already play with the strings of the supplier - don't you think?
The colour is electric brown. The string is called RPM Power.
 

ron schaap

Professional
Well, as a contract player of Babolat he should already play with the strings of the supplier - don't you think?
The colour is electric brown. The string is called RPM Power.
When is this new Thiem string available for ordinary players? Is it very different from Rpm blast or just a pj? ;)
 

leroemer

New User
Because years ago he bought an original strike 18x20 in the shop, tried it and prefered it over his own -pro stock- Head racquets. He considered the Babolat strike that good appearantly.
haha, good one! strike is better than a pro stock racquet! i assume the babolat's money did the switch....do you really think, he bought a strike inspite of an armee of racquet's technician do the tuning jobs for him!!
 

ron schaap

Professional
haha, good one! strike is better than a pro stock racquet! i assume the babolat's money did the switch....do you really think, he bought a strike inspite of an armee of racquet's technician do the tuning jobs for him!!
So you did not know Thiem switched to the original Babolat pure strike 18x20 years ago leaving his pro stock Heads behind?
i cant help you with this ignorance.
Ofcourse Thiem thinkered a bit with these new frames but that does not take away the message that some find hard to accept including you. :happydevil::cool:
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster

Now Thiem is with RPM power lol


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Thiem is trying all the combination. he needs to find the perfect combo hybrid to WIN his first major next year at the French open...... What will it be ??? that string bed looks like fullbed poly though... optical illusion ??
 
Thiem is trying all the combination. he needs to find the perfect combo hybrid to WIN his first major next year at the French open...... What will it be ??? that string bed looks like fullbed poly though... optical illusion ??
Image is from China open so at least right now he’s using full bed RPM power


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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Image is from China open so at least right now he’s using full bed RPM power


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he won the China open so it must be like the best string in the world right now... is it out already ?? I can't wait til I try this. I wonder if the spin is as good or better than RPM blast ??
 

dekko1

Semi-Pro
More soon than blast. The strings don’t move as much as blast. Strange, unique feeling. But I love it.
my string of choice at the moment.
 

ron schaap

Professional
More soon than blast. The strings don’t move as much as blast. Strange, unique feeling. But I love it.
my string of choice at the moment.
How come you are already that much familiar with the new strings from Thiem even before they are being sold in the shops?
 

Arvid

Rookie
From gut mains to full bed poly is a pretty big change! But it seems to be working as hes playing the tennis of his life right now....
 

3virgul14

Rookie
On my broadcast they showed the rpm stats and were almost 20 percent down on the backhand and 10 percent on the forehand for Thiem.

The 2nd serve bounce compared to RG was also quite lower.

Shows us that new string is more for flat hitting

does it have more or less spin than RPM blast rough ?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
On my broadcast they showed the rpm stats and were almost 20 percent down on the backhand and 10 percent on the forehand for Thiem.

The 2nd serve bounce compared to RG was also quite lower.

Shows us that new string is more for flat hitting

Wow,, and yet Thiem seem to be playing better with it. so what does this new string do better than the RPM blast or blast rough ? more power ? more control ? more feel ?
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
On my broadcast they showed the rpm stats and were almost 20 percent down on the backhand and 10 percent on the forehand for Thiem.

The 2nd serve bounce compared to RG was also quite lower.

Shows us that new string is more for flat hitting
Uhm. You do realise that they changed surface? Bounces are different on different surfaces? And different playstyles are suitable to different surfaces?
 

3virgul14

Rookie
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Uhm. You do realise that they changed surface? Bounces are different on different surfaces? And different playstyles are suitable to different surfaces?
Bounce maybe yes surface effect but rpm is related to string to ball coefficient unless he changed his technique which is not the case I reckon.

Probably the whole idea was trading rpm for more power .
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
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Bounce maybe yes surface effect but rpm is related to string to ball coefficient unless he changed his technique which is not the case I reckon.

Probably the whole idea was trading rpm for more power .
YES pros change strokes from clay season to hard!!!

RPM is largely related to technique, though of course equipment plays a role.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
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Bounce maybe yes surface effect but rpm is related to string to ball coefficient unless he changed his technique which is not the case I reckon.

Probably the whole idea was trading rpm for more power .
why would Thiem change to this string. If it has more power then Pros like Thiem doesnt' need more power. they need more control, feel and spin to control the power
 

Arvid

Rookie
I imagine most players use more topspin on clay then on hard, so thats probably not a strange thing. However will definately be easier to control flat shots with a full bed of poly then with gut mains, so could be hes really trying to hit flatter....that backhand is just a monster when he lets it rip!!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I imagine most players use more topspin on clay then on hard, so thats probably not a strange thing. However will definately be easier to control flat shots with a full bed of poly then with gut mains, so could be hes really trying to hit flatter....that backhand is just a monster when he lets it rip!!
but thiem does use tremendous amount of topspin. he hits it so hard it is harder to see the spin than you would with rafa
 
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