Dominic Thiem's new strings at Indian Wells

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It's just a name, not a description. They can name it whatever they want in theory.

For instance your name is Nostradamus yet your predictions have been shaky at best.

But then again so was the real Nostradamus' predictions, so perhaps your name is accurate? I don't know.
Who is that girl in your avatar ? she looks Stoned. anyway, my predictions are 100 % accurate
 
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
Shows us that hes playing on faster indoor hardcourt and it doesn't make much sense so play as heavy as he'd play on clay or slow outdoor hard. Has nothing to do with the string, only with what his tactics are and how the ball comes from the opponent.
 

tennisfan14

New User
Nice! As we can see, he is getting less spin with the RPM Power, but more control, so he can swing freely without the fear of hitting long, hence his winners numbers went up.
Would love to hear how you can attribute these differences in spin to the string alone? Especially given that there clearly aren't any other variables at play such as surface, playing style, opponents.....
 

McLovin

Legend
Would love to hear how you can attribute these differences in spin to the string alone? Especially given that there clearly aren't any other variables at play such as surface, playing style, opponents.....
I agree. What would be a better metric would be to compare his average topspin/speed/trajectory in his two matches against Federer at both of these events, as well as Federer's numbers in both of those matches (since Fed is the only one he played in both tournaments).
 

Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
I have a few sets of lynx tour and rpm power

These are the 2 strings he’s been using this year

Lynx tour is a dream, crisp and powerful but controlled

Rpm power is very very dead. I strung it up at 48 and it felt super stiff, even made the head gravity mp feel stiff.

I’m a 5.0 tennis pro and former college player if anyone has any questions about the 2 strings.

I currently have a pure drive vs strung 38/45 rpm pwr main and rpm blast cross
 

haqq777

Legend
I have a few sets of lynx tour and rpm power

These are the 2 strings he’s been using this year

Lynx tour is a dream, crisp and powerful but controlled

Rpm power is very very dead. I strung it up at 48 and it felt super stiff, even made the head gravity mp feel stiff.

I’m a 5.0 tennis pro and former college player if anyone has any questions about the 2 strings.

I currently have a pure drive vs strung 38/45 rpm pwr main and rpm blast cross
Thiem was using Lynx? Which tournament? He was using Head Hawk with Experimental poly hybrid up until Indian Wells, and then changed to RPM, as far as I know.
 

Ihatetennis

Hall of Fame
Thiem was using Lynx? Which tournament? He was using Head Hawk with Experimental poly hybrid up until Indian Wells, and then changed to RPM, as far as I know.
The experimental poly was lynx tour

It’s an edged lynx that comes in natural color. Plays like a dream.
 

haqq777

Legend
The experimental poly was lynx tour

It’s an edged lynx that comes in natural color. Plays like a dream.
Oh, is that what they will name it? Lynx Tour? Cool. Btw, if you haven't already, look up at the very top of strings section here. HEAD and TW are doing a string playtest of the same experimental string. Some good info there. I am actually one of the playtesters too.
 
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