Western and Southern Open Stringing

Kenny022593

Professional
I am going to be at the tournament the next two days. Does P1 do the stringing for the entire tournament?

I was going to stop by the stringing room to say hello and ask some questions! Not sure if I am allowed to ask about specific set ups, but I'll keep the thread updated with pictures!
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Would be really cool if you got in Ken. I think stringing rooms are typically off limits, though (unless you have credentials). If you run into resistance, shoot me a text...i have an idea. ;)
 

Kenny022593

Professional
Unable to get to the tent as of right now. I've taken a few pictures of gear. One interesting thing is that Haase's Prestige says "MID" on the side of it.
 

Kenny022593

Professional
What's up everyone. Been a LONG time. Glad to see many of you are still active.

Mikeler, everyone is great. Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you.
Great to see you back as well. Thank you for the years of insight and help! Especially all of the questions I've asked through email, ha!

I wasn't able to get to the stringing tent, but I did get a lot of pictures.
I will throw some up when I get home and can use my computer and phone at the same time. Some notes as of right now:
  • CiCi Bellis plays with two dampeners (worm/Wilson fireball)
  • Haase's MID
  • Haase wearing Barricade Club
  • Glossy paint jobs - M. Zverev, Cornet...
  • Fognini was the only PD user with new paint
  • M. Zverev w/ "pro" painted on throat, but 16 mains
  • Dolgopolov w/ 16 crosses
  • Vesnina possibly Origin crosses
  • Wozniacki possibly RPM Dual mains (could be lighting)
  • Vesnina and Woz using same racquet for full match
  • Ferrer w/ Steam and Babolat stencil
  • Paes w/ a Speed and what looks like Hyper G (no close ups)
  • Melo, Bopanna, and Mannarino w/ APD paint
  • Herbert looked to be playing with a Poly Tour Spin G/NG hybrid
  • Mike Bryan w/ Ultra CV (did not look like the Tour model)
  • Bob Bryan with Signature Prince Model

I had a brief conversation with Bob after their win today to see if he would be switching to Wilson as well and his words were, "hmm... probably, once I get a few days off here." I inferred that as he is going to give new sticks a try after the Open.

Bob also told me about Mike's Ultras. He said THEY'RE NOT HIS! He tried someone's out and currently only has two in his bag. Bob said they were not even the right length of 27.25 inches (too short).
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Great to see you back as well. Thank you for the years of insight and help! Especially all of the questions I've asked through email, ha!


[*]CiCi Bellis plays with two dampeners (worm/Wilson fireball)

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Wow, these kids are going to have their arms fall off before 25.
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
  • CiCi Bellis plays with two dampeners (worm/Wilson fireball)
  • Haase's MID
  • Haase wearing Barricade Club
  • Glossy paint jobs - M. Zverev, Cornet...
  • Fognini was the only PD user with new paint - Murguruza also has new PJ
  • M. Zverev w/ "pro" painted on throat, but 16 mains
  • Dolgopolov w/ 16 crosses
  • Vesnina possibly Origin crosses - No, it' Powergy
  • Wozniacki possibly RPM Dual mains (could be lighting) - Yes, it's Dual
  • Vesnina and Woz using same racquet for full match
  • Ferrer w/ Steam and Babolat stencil
  • Paes w/ a Speed and what looks like Hyper G (no close ups) - He was using Hyer G 1.15
  • Melo, Bopanna, and Mannarino w/ APD paint - They are APD
  • Herbert looked to be playing with a Poly Tour Spin G/NG hybrid- Correct
  • Mike Bryan w/ Ultra CV (did not look like the Tour model)
  • Bob Bryan with Signature Prince Model.
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Regards
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
  • Fognini was the only PD user with new paint
Bob also told me about Mike's Ultras. He said THEY'RE NOT HIS! He tried someone's out and currently only has two in his bag. Bob said they were not even the right length of 27.25 inches (too short).
I thought I saw Muguruza sporting the new cosmetic as well.

That Bryan blurb is awesome. So Mike borrowers two rackets and plays.....a real lesson for the rest of us?
 

jackcrawford

Professional
I thought I saw Muguruza sporting the new cosmetic as well.

That Bryan blurb is awesome. So Mike borrowers two rackets and plays.....a real lesson for the rest of us?
I am sure he asked the owner the Mgr/I, whether they were Swingweight 1, 2 or 3. He also likely bought some wider sweatbands to make up for the 1/4 inch shorter racquet length;)
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Excellent! Same crew as it was when you did the writeup on the stringing at Cincinnati?
Couple of changes. Stringwalla from the boards replaced one guy, and Jamie came all the way from England. Two excellent stringers and great guys. Made for and awesome team.
 

kkm

Professional
Couple of changes. Stringwalla from the boards replaced one guy, and Jamie came all the way from England. Two excellent stringers and great guys. Made for and awesome team.
@drakulie Who dropped out - Chuck, Julian, Mark, Doug, or Casey?
 
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McLovin

Legend
You two need to check your settings. I believe you have your 'Sarcasm Filter' checked...
Speak for yourself, some of us do know the metric system ;)
Back in college I was fluent in the metric system. Everything was in nanometers, grams, m/s^2, liters (or litres if from the Great White North). Things were easy.

Then I got a job and slowly reverted back to the stupid way of measuring things...
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
You two need to check your settings. I believe you have your 'Sarcasm Filter' checked...

Back in college I was fluent in the metric system. Everything was in nanometers, grams, m/s^2, liters (or litres if from the Great White North). Things were easy.

Then I got a job and slowly reverted back to the stupid way of measuring things...
I was honestly trying to be helpful, though I was curt so I can understand if you took offense.

I use search engines to convert units very frequently. Most provide a conversion utility in their results if you wanted to further adjust your input.
 
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mikeler

Moderator
I was honestly trying to be helpful, though I was curt so I can understand if you took offense.

I use search engines to convert units very frequently. Most provide a conversion utility in their results if you wanted to further adjust your input.
McLovin is not the kind of guy to take offense. He was joking to begin with. I've played him twice and both times it was an absolute pleasure (mainly because I barely won both times)
 

McLovin

Legend
McLovin is not the kind of guy to take offense. He was joking to begin with. I've played him twice and both times it was an absolute pleasure (mainly because I barely won both times)
Can you say 'drop shot shoe string half volley'?
 

mikeler

Moderator
Can you say 'drop shot shoe string half volley'?
Unfortunately, the drop shot is my most potent weapon on a court. I'd love to blast ground strokes by people but that is not my forte.

I'm guilty of dragging the thread off topic, so I'll stop at that.
 
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