Volandri String Tension

jackcrawford

Professional
Thanks for the correction, only got a quick look from a distance on TV of the Ferrer match, Volandri still hits a nice backhand. This is, at least, a less drastic frame change for him.
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
Was in the high 20's on his PT57E, anyone know what it is in Rome on his Pure Aero PJ (may be an Aeropro Drive)?
I read that in Rome was around 15 kg, but I seem to recall that some years ago, when he was still using PT57E, arrived around 11 kg!!!
I heard that another one that use very low tensions is Kukushkin (not sure to have spelled exactly the name ), but I don't recall how low exactly.
 
I read that in Rome was around 15 kg, but I seem to recall that some years ago, when he was still using PT57E, arrived around 11 kg!!!
I heard that another one that use very low tensions is Kukushkin (not sure to have spelled exactly the name ), but I don't recall how low exactly.
Also 11kg for Kukushkin sometimes. Sometimes little higher too.
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
I have to update/correct my statement about Volandri string tension at last Rome tournament.
I've just read a report from an Italian stringer who worked there: Volandri used Babolat RPM at 12.5/12.5 Kg and Kukushkin Signum Pro (it is not specified what model) at 13.5/12.5 Kg.
Another one pretty low was Cuevas with Luxilon 4G at 16.7/16.2 Kg.
 
I have to update/correct my statement about Volandri string tension at last Rome tournament.
I've just read a report from an Italian stringer who worked there: Volandri used Babolat RPM at 12.5/12.5 Kg and Kukushkin Signum Pro (it is not specified what model) at 13.5/12.5 Kg.
Another one pretty low was Cuevas with Luxilon 4G at 16.7/16.2 Kg.
Kukushkin had 11kg at Australian Open and was thinking about going down to 10,5kg. Sounds pretty normal to go up a few KG for clay matches.
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
Kukushkin had 11kg at Australian Open and was thinking about going down to 10,5kg. Sounds pretty normal to go up a few KG for clay matches.
I do not totally agry with that.
On clay court playing conditions are slower than on hard court (nowdays not so much actually), so I'll expect lower tensions or the same as usual, but not higher ones.
Anyway it's pretty low for sure, especially for a pro player and even more in the case of Volandri, who use a racquet that already have a lot of power for sure.
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
On a serious note it is a real pity because his groundstrokes aren't that bad.
He has been 25th in the world ranking and he has beaten Federer at Rome Masters Series in 2007, when Roger was yet at his peak and number 1 (not in that match obviously), so not bad at all
 
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