GSS Symposium 2012 - Who's Going?

Wikky

Rookie
skool, gotta get muh ejumicationz.... its not going well so far. Say hi to Dave Bone for me! (From PTM)
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
I'm kitty corner on the US map, and not stringing much these days. I plan to make it out to one of these sometime in the future :)
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I am in Fl until next week but not so sure I want to go another 450 miles to get to Tampa before going home.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
I'll miss it this year,,, last year was a lot of fun. The goodie bag offset the cost of the symposium. Anyway, hope everyone haves fun. The symposium is full of knowledgable people, and you make great connections.
 

Roger Wawrinka

Professional
I'll miss it this year,,, last year was a lot of fun. The goodie bag offset the cost of the symposium. Anyway, hope everyone haves fun. The symposium is full of knowledgable people, and you make great connections.
Some day I hope to make it out to one, I think I would really injoy it:)

What was the cost to get in and what was in the Goodie bag Drak?:neutral:
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Some day I hope to make it out to one, I think I would really injoy it:)

What was the cost to get in and what was in the Goodie bag Drak?:neutral:
If memory serves me, it was about $450.

Bag included a $60 adidias shirt with a GSS symposium heat transfer on, a racquet, racquet bag, 12 sets of nxt, string thing, bunch of other strings, etc. I pretty much got my money back. :)
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
So, the event was awesome. Tons of freebies. All golf the seminars were incredibly interesting and educational. I definitely want to go again next year.
 

Boricua

Hall of Fame
If memory serves me, it was about $450.

Bag included a $60 adidias shirt with a GSS symposium heat transfer on, a racquet, racquet bag, 12 sets of nxt, string thing, bunch of other strings, etc. I pretty much got my money back. :)
So whats the symposium's profit?:?
 
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Roger Wawrinka

Professional
If memory serves me, it was about $450.

Bag included a $60 adidias shirt with a GSS symposium heat transfer on, a racquet, racquet bag, 12 sets of nxt, string thing, bunch of other strings, etc. I pretty much got my money back. :)


Thanks Drak, Did everyone get the same racquet? And what kind of racquet was it. Were they all different?
 
I was there, very impressive. I thought I knew alot but there is always new things to learn. Richard Parnell, John Gugel, Tim Strawn and many others are amazing. Will be going next year as well.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
I was there, very impressive. I thought I knew alot but there is always new things to learn. Richard Parnell, John Gugel, Tim Strawn and many others are amazing. Will be going next year as well.
I wonder if we crossed paths. I was in a group of 3. We're you at the on court session with the Pros at Saddlebrook? I was the guy that asked Craig about the daily schedule on tour, as well as the question about James Blake's gear.
 
I wonder if we crossed paths. I was in a group of 3. We're you at the on court session with the Pros at Saddlebrook? I was the guy that asked Craig about the daily schedule on tour, as well as the question about James Blake's gear.
yes I was at the on court session with Hopman, we crossed paths, and remember you. I was the one that said that a difference in extreme tension ( 65lbs silver and 50lbs blue) will affect SW by few points, that I can feel it to John Gugel. In the blind test experiment I detected that the silver aero drive was more maneuverable than blue even though babolat rep said all frames that were being tested had exact frame specs.

GSS stringers said that most pros can not detect these slight changes; But we can. Most Pros know how to play, we are technicians and know why things feel the way they do. James blake knows that his old frames do not feel as good as the new frames, he knows something is different but can not explain it. Anyway, I will post a picture of me and Craign Boynten ( John Isners coach). Went to the far courts where Craig was training John and took some photos as well.
 
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themitchmann

Hall of Fame
Awesome. If you get a chance, PM me your name and contact info so we can stay in touch. I'll do the same.

We saw Isner hitting on our way out of the resort yesterday. Prince was there to help him select shoes on Tuesday, so I wanted to see what shoes he was wearing.

On the topic of the on court session, I had a major problem with the method. I disagree with the experts that we can't tell the difference. Racquets with the same weight and balance do not necessarily swing the same. I thought the GOLD felt like a club (weight in both head and handle), while the others felt lighter in the head.
 
Awesome. If you get a chance, PM me your name and contact info so we can stay in touch. I'll do the same.

We saw Isner hitting on our way out of the resort yesterday. Prince was there to help him select shoes on Tuesday, so I wanted to see what shoes he was wearing.

On the topic of the on court session, I had a major problem with the method. I disagree with the experts that we can't tell the difference. Racquets with the same weight and balance do not necessarily swing the same. I thought the GOLD felt like a club (weight in both head and handle), while the others felt lighter in the head.
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Yeah saw prince rep all over John trying to get him to try a new prince string that was orangish? not going to happen john will never switch from his red tecnifibre
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
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Yeah saw prince rep all over John trying to get him to try a new prince string that was orangish? not going to happen john will never switch from his red tecnifibre
I spoke with the Prince guys (I'm a sponsored teaching pro), and they said they were going to show him some new product from the 2013 lineup. I think they are hoping he'll try another string (no idea why he stays with red code).
 
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