Federer getting his racquet strung

Imago

Hall of Fame
That is kinda high tension 27 kilos. I wonder what string he uses, it doesn’t sound like its champion choice hybrid.
If I string 27 kg, VS will break for sure on my machine or the gripper/clamps will not hold. If not, the stringmeter will show 33 kg for the mains strung. Probably his gauge is 15. On the other hand, stringbed must be at higher stiffness to match his mighty strokes and add some value.
 

jwocky

Rookie
@topspn
@19:38 in the video
M: Wilson NG 16 (1.30mm) @ 27.0kg pre-stretch (% not indicated)
X: Lux ALU 17 (1.23mm?) @ 26.5 25.5kg no pre-stretch

EDIT: edited to correct the cross tension. Misread before the initial post.
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
@topspn
@19:38 in the video
M: Wilson NG 16 (1.30mm) @ 27.0kg pre-stretch (% not indicated)
X: Lux ALU 17 (1.23mm?) @ 26.5kg no pre-stretch
There is no machine pre-stretch no idea whether or not the NG was Pre-stretched prior to stringing or not.
 

topspn

Legend
@topspn
@19:38 in the video
M: Wilson NG 16 (1.30mm) @ 27.0kg pre-stretch (% not indicated)
X: Lux ALU 17 (1.23mm?) @ 26.5kg no pre-stretch
Ahh..didn’t watch long enough. A bit surprised he tensions that high especially poly crosses. He used to tension 48lbs or so with the 90.
 

stephenclown

Professional
Ahh..didn’t watch long enough. A bit surprised he tensions that high especially poly crosses. He used to tension 48lbs or so with the 90.

If you have used a gut hybrid in the RF97 you will see why he had to go up so far in tension. That thing is exceptionally powerful with gut mains. I had it at 54/52 or so and it was still super powerful. I wouldn't play it with full poly again though, gut makes that frame unbelievable!

He has videos on youtube talking about his gut mains and how long his stringjobs last, its something like 30 minutes before mass fraying in the middle and less than an hour before snap.

Its also 25.5 cross, he always has the cross 1.5kg lower than the main.
 

topspn

Legend
If you have used a gut hybrid in the RF97 you will see why he had to go up so far in tension. That thing is exceptionally powerful with gut mains. I had it at 54/52 or so and it was still super powerful. I wouldn't play it with full poly again though, gut makes that frame unbelievable!

He has videos on youtube talking about his gut mains and how long his stringjobs last, its something like 30 minutes before mass fraying in the middle and less than an hour before snap.

Its also 25.5 cross, he always has the cross 1.5kg lower than the main.
Yeah, its a bludgeoning frame so I believe with gut, power is crazy
 

scf

Semi-Pro
Ahh..didn’t watch long enough. A bit surprised he tensions that high especially poly crosses. He used to tension 48lbs or so with the 90.
I've played gut/poly hybrid and used the same tension. There is nothing to be afraid of here :)
 

YellowFedBetter

Hall of Fame
Fun fact: Two of Fed’s stringers at P1 rarely attend his matches despite getting free good seats because they believe Poly has made the game a boring fitness fest.
 

RJYU

Rookie
Fun fact: Two of Fed’s stringers at P1 rarely attend his matches despite getting free good seats because they believe Poly has made the game a boring fitness fest.

I don't go to a lot of matches because I usually need to wake up between 4am-6am depending on how early I need to get racquets done, and then I'll start working on racquets again in the evening for a few hours. If I went to matches all the time, I'd have almost no time to relax during my time awake. I like to take a few hours off during the afternoons to have some time to myself. I tend to go to matches later in an event when we are down to only one or two clients because then my workload has decreased.

The rise of poly has no bearing on my not attending matches. When most guys were playing with all gut, I was doing the same scheduling as I am now.
 

YellowFedBetter

Hall of Fame
I don't go to a lot of matches because I usually need to wake up between 4am-6am depending on how early I need to get racquets done, and then I'll start working on racquets again in the evening for a few hours. If I went to matches all the time, I'd have almost no time to relax during my time awake. I like to take a few hours off during the afternoons to have some time to myself. I tend to go to matches later in an event when we are down to only one or two clients because then my workload has decreased.

The rise of poly has no bearing on my not attending matches. When most guys were playing with all gut, I was doing the same scheduling as I am now.
Yeah I know, was just saying that two guys who strung for Fed said that. Different strokes.
 

aaron_h27

Professional
What gut is he using now? Wilson changed their gut and it apparently is worse now with the extra coating. Anyone know?
 
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