Millman's strings

Doubles

Legend
Iirc, upclose pictures of his racquets show that the string patter is very open (not an 18x19 as advertised). He also uses 17 gauge string so he likely feels that the ball will fly too much on him without such high tension.

Having pro-level technique probably helps him avoid injury, too.
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Iirc, upclose pictures of his racquets show that the string patter is very open (not an 18x19 as advertised). He also uses 17 gauge string so he likely feels that the ball will fly too much on him without such high tension.

Having pro-level technique probably helps him avoid injury, too.
Yep he says he play a 16x19 pattern at minute 1:38... still tho. That's pretty boardy! Different strokes for different folks that's for sure!
 

Doubles

Legend
Yep he says he play a 16x19 pattern at minute 1:38... still tho. That's pretty boardy! Different strokes for different folks that's for sure!
Just watched the video. I see he is actually using 16 rather than 17 gauge. Still, pretty open pattern means he has to string tighter for a bit stiffer feel. I'm not surprised he was up near 70 at IW, given that he normally strings in the low 60's.
 

mikeeeee

Professional
I still have 3 sets of Black Code 4S that I bought 3 years ago and haven't tried

I know it's squared and square strings such as TB, Hyper-G and UC get a ton of hype while this one seems to be forgotten. Is it stiffer than TB?
 

Doubles

Legend
I still have 3 sets of Black Code 4S that I bought 3 years ago and haven't tried

I know it's squared and square strings such as TB, Hyper-G and UC get a ton of hype while this one seems to be forgotten. Is it stiffer than TB?
Black Code and 4s are not the same string. Black Code feels a little more plastic-y to start, but softens up and becomes fairly comfortable for a period of time before it loses too much tension and turns into a trampoline.

By comparison, 4S is firmer throughout its life because it maintains tension better. It isn't as stiff as TB though. I'd say it felt similar to Hyper G in terms of stiffness, but I preferred Hyper G.
 
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