Something interesting about Federer racket and today man's game.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by HodeClassicMP, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. HodeClassicMP

    HodeClassicMP Rookie

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    Hi Yall, I was reading through some magazine "Tennis" today, and found 1 article catching my eyes. The magazine's from april 2007, Page 60, article name, The Andy Rodick Interview.

    When Andy was asked, "Are you surprised guys don't pressure him, chip and charge, that kind of thing?". Here "Him", meaning Federer.

    Andy said,
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    "I'm going to break it down for you, What's the primary difference between now and 10 years ago? It's not equipment, dude. Roger uses the same racquet Pete used, I 've used the same racquet fro eight years. The only thing that's different now is the Luxilon strings. It doesn't make you hit harder, it just allows you to take woolly-mammoth swings all day and the ball still comes down.

    But surface-wise, everything is going slower,. So that puts the emphasis on returns and movement. What's the point in coming in if you're playing in a sandbox? Guys today are fast enough as it is, but give them the extra halfsecond to hit the ball and it makes a great difference. There's this obsession with power, alot of talk about serves, but I was the only big server at the Masters, so I guess it's a 52-week coincidence. It has to go back the other way, just to find a happy medium. It seems there are a lot of similar players out there now, running and hitting, running and hitting. I think a faster court would create a better mix of styles."
    Quote.

    You see what I am seeing here?
     
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  2. JacKKyKung

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    Seem Andy knows what his game is! He may thinking about petition to Babolat to making new clone of Luxilon which marked as "Pro Hurricane Roddick". 8) I think that suit to his game.

    Is Roddick switching to 1HBH with all-around style? :D
     
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  3. TNT16

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    That is an interesting quote indeed!
     
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  5. vince916

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    Why does Roddick refer to poly strings and Luxilon strings? Seems like every pro or announcer just calls it luxilon strings. Im sure Roddick knows he uses Babolat poly strings so why not call it poly?
     
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  6. ChocolatePie

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    Come on Andy...I wanna see another Grand Slam from you!
     
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  7. Nicholson

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    isn't string equipment, dude? or dose that depend on what the definition of is is?
     
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  8. Josherer

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    WOW nice find! :)
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    Yeah, that blows away the notion that some rackets aren't meant for the "modern" game. I know in my own game, using poly raises the consistency of my strokes. I absolutely love natural gut, but my results are so much better with the right poly at the right tension. I know I've poo poo'd the idea in the past, but I might start stringing natural gut in the crosses...
     
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  10. HodeClassicMP

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    I like the expression, "woolly-mammoth swings ", lolz... and I believe that he's reffering to 2nd generation polyester strings, such as, Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power, Kirschbaum Touch Turbo, Signum Pro Poly-Plasma. They are not pure polyester anymore, but mix with other stuff, and become CO-polyester. Compare to the 1st generation polyesters, these strings cure 2 major weeknesses, tension loss and lack of elasticity. Meaning, they hold tension extremely well, and softer string bed, more power and feel. Plus the original character of polyester, duration, which make perfect string for hardhitter.

    So... the "modern" game, to be specific, it is really about modern string. They just happen to be strung on those old, classic rackets from 70's 80's, the very first generation of graphite, which pros use today.

    Too bad, those old and classic are getting discountinued....
     
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  11. D.  Nelson

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    NICE JOB, SUP !!!! Let me add to the 'frame questions' ; does the grip shape FEEL like the 'standard' WILSON-shape ?? And does it feel like there IS 'mystery-lead' looming in/around the frame...ANYwhere ?? Thanks...in advance..... :)
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    Wrong thread, dude. :)
     
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  13. D.  Nelson

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    ....thanks....ugh !! LLLOOONNNGGGG day...not to mention 3 1/2 hours on the court in the hot Florida Sun.......Damn addiction...... :) !!!!!
     
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  14. 2nd_Serve

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    Wow. Really interesting. I guess Luxilon does really make a difference in control.
     
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