Marcos Baghdatis frame/mods/set up, etc

Ross K

Legend
I believe it's the general consensus that, beneath the paintjob, Marcos uses the VT 98 Pro, and has done for many, many years. My query relates to his set up (strings, tension), but I'm even more curious to know if anyone has an idea re his mods, lead amounts and it's placement, etc.

Anyone have any info?... any of you stringers ever strung for Baggy?...

TIA
 

Ross K

Legend
Paul,

Glad you chipped in. I was thinking of you actually when I wrote "any stringers ever strung for Baggy". Thanks


forthegame,

Well, I've racked up time with this before down the years, and I've been hitting with it again for three weeks or so, and I've never played with a cleaner hitting frame. Phenomenal touch. Ultra solid. Swings very fast. More accurate than a high-priced Swiss watch - LOL!
 

Ross K

Legend
Nobody knows anything re Marcos' mods? Any of those kind of frame particulars? No-one's ever got hold of one of his frames and, er, dissected it?:shock:
 

jazar

Professional
^^ When I strung for him it was an "on court" racket, so I was too busy stringing it to dissect it.
 

Ross K

Legend
Just found this, courtesy of Lambsscroll.



So, there's lead at approx 3 and 9 but can't see how far it goes, or tell about actual amounts.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
I believe it's the general consensus that, beneath the paintjob, Marcos uses the VT 98 Pro, and has done for many, many years.
It is a Fischer, but it now has TF grommet strips. Guess there aren't any original Fischer strips around with it. The butt cap is still a Fischer one.

Ross

Alu P/VS gut - around 21-23kg mark, crosses 1kg higher than mains and prestretched.

Paul
When I strung for him at Eastbourne.

Was 24/25kg at RG.
Obviously didn't think you'd string tight enough for him and had to go up in tension ;-)
 

Eiffel59

Semi-Pro

Double 2" lead precisely at 3&9, plus some more under the bumper at 12.

AluPower/VS Gut a 23/22 (in Rome), with babo gut 10% prestretched

Did some reverse, too. Same tension, but gut only 5% prestretch on mains...
 
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