Luxilon stringing room

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Top picture is Barbara Strycova with Lux Original usually around 36kg; bottom picture is Kei's. You can see the grip tape is a different colour; and the string being pulled in the bottom pic is not Original.
I really dont' think that racket is Wilson Ultra although it is painted like one.
 

Doubles

Legend
When I first saw the post I assumed Nestor was the low tension and Venus was the high tension since she already normally strings around 68-70 lbs.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
When I first saw the post I assumed Nestor was the low tension and Venus was the high tension since she already normally strings around 68-70 lbs.
Doesn't the stringer complain that they have to string at such a high tention like 70 lbs ? as a stringer, that puts you at high risk for breaking the string right there on the machine. even the best stringers will tell you that.
 

Doubles

Legend
Doesn't the stringer complain that they have to string at such a high tention like 70 lbs ? as a stringer, that puts you at high risk for breaking the string right there on the machine. even the best stringers will tell you that.
The customer is always right. If they want their racquet strung at 80, you'll string it at 80. The customer has to know the risks that come with that tension.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I watched him play up close at Cincinnati last year and you can clearly hear the difference in his tension compared to other players. It's crazy.
shots are coming at him at 80-90 mph most of the time, how does he control it without flying off into the fence
 

treo

Semi-Pro
The photo labeled 79lbs is a 16x15 pattern which is what Strycova uses and probably a Steam 105S painted as a Burn. Open pattern, oversize is a likely candidate for high tension.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Dustin Brown supposedly strings 4g at 82 lbs.

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Wouldn't it easier and better to just go to lower powered frame ? instead stringing so tight to get the control. or just go to lower powered poly, I know once you get hooked on 4G, it is addicting. and I had no idea that 4G could be strung so high without breaking even....
 

mike84

Professional
Venus Williams string tension is also in 70's cant' recall exact number but tennis warehouse was at head stringing room at Indian Wells.
 

silentkman

Semi-Pro
why does it have to be throw away frame ?? 13 lbs is nothing,,, No stress on the racket at all.
True, but I only ave three frames. I hate playing in tournament with only two frames. I'm planning to get the fourth and five soon. then i would try the 13 pounds.
 

vs1954

New User
At he New York Open Daniel Nestor was 15 lb (gut) x 12 lb Alu Power
I have done Dustin Brown at 84, combo of 4G and 4G rough. string broke once while stringing.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Strycova and yes I’m sure.
When I string high, I always tend to rock backwards on my heels as the string goes under tension,,,
most times its no issue, but I always fear the posability of it snapping,,, o_O
I wear prescription glasses (specially while stringing), so i know at least my eyes are somewhat protected :cool:
 
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