I know P1 was doing Cincinnati for everyone for a while but that was the only M1K they were traveling to. When I knew Nate, he was purely focusing on customization with travel to slams and the one Masters.I don't think that Djokovic stopped using P1. The P1 guys normally string at the majors and Masters tournaments, normally not at the smaller tournaments.
Thanks for clarifying, Ron. I saw the Insta post that @tennisgurl mentioned too so got a little confused. I think it was by Unstrung Customs who were working on his racquets. Fixed my original post now.Just to clarify, Priority One has been stringing for Novak at all Slams and Masters 1000’s since 2007. We still continue to do so. Doesn’t mean he won’t fire us at anytime, but we hope not.
Unstrung Customs only strings for Djokovic locally. Same as they only string for Murray locally.
See@RobS He worked with Djokovic. Changed his specs which influenced his game a lot-ability to hit better angles (according to the interview) but all we get to know is that the racquet is lighter. How much lighter ? did he keep the SW same? balance ? IMO 310g racquet with 330 SW will feel heavier than 320g 315 SW racquet. In Djokovic's case "lighter" is still noticeable heavier than the specs of those nextgen players.
This is so true. The racquet really is of little importance in the scale of things. So long as the user is comfortable with it, at the club level, their choice of racquet is not really going to affect their ability to win matches. Some anecdotal stuff to illustrate my point; among some of the best players I know, one uses a Wilson Federer racquet (looks a bit like an old RF97 w red and black paint but is actually a 105 sq in granny stick), one uses a Blade 100L (weighs about 300g strung I think), many good players use light or 'mediocre' racquets to great effect.Fritz using an 11 ounce strung racket! Hilarious that so many here say they need a 13 ounce, 375 SW frame to handle the pace they run into at their local club. And, no, Fritz is not using a Moya type balance - a friend of mine strung for him at a Challenger and his frames were near even balanced so the SW is low, too.
No love at all for Bosworth in this thread. Having had racquets customized by them and R P N Y, I can attest they do quality work.R P N Y and P1 are the best-known because they string on tour for a bunch of highly-ranked players, but there are other great ones just not quite as well-known - Ring & Roll, DC, etc.
Bosworth used to be the Star customizer but we don’t see much of themNo love at all for Bosworth in this thread. Having had racquets customized by them and R P N Y, I can attest they do quality work.
Head, Volkl and a few others come with the pallet handle system. Pallets are glued/attached to the hairpin and can be swapped. Other companies (Wilson, Yonex, Bab) use molded handles directly to the frame and would be harder (not impossible) to swap. THis gives you a flexibility to change the grip size or shape (rectangular vs. square...)Dumb question I have always never understood when people talk about customization. How do you swap in one pallet/handle for another? Doesn't the racquet come as one unit? Do you saw off the handle you don't want and glue on what you prefer? Other than building up a grip or sawing down a grip, I have never understood pallet/handle customization, unless the company is actually giving the player what they want in the initial mold. But, I don't understand how Roman or P1 change that much after the fact.