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Racket Stringers Unite

This group is for people who string racquets, have questions, might want to trade strings, and just see what is new and good on the market

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Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2013

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String Trading Thread - Hey, let's start a String Trading program! Well "program" might be a big word - but let's trade some strings!

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Modern tennis tip

Started by Oscar Wegner Jul 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Help! String recommendations?

Started by Pop Arounleut. Last reply by Tim Prapong Apr 12, 2013. 41 Replies

Syn Gut Main/Poly Crosses

Started by M.G.. Last reply by Mark Dalli Nov 11, 2012. 6 Replies

What is the Big Deal with polyester strings?

Started by Coach Dudley. Last reply by Mark Dalli Oct 13, 2012. 15 Replies

Are all wood racquets 18x20

Started by CoachV - William Vazquez. Last reply by Mark Dalli Oct 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone string with a True Tension Machine?

Started by Coach Dudley. Last reply by Hal Wagner Jul 17, 2011. 1 Reply

For Baseliners and Topspin players

Started by John. Last reply by patrick m Jun 7, 2011. 9 Replies

String Trading Thread (excuse the pun)

Started by Mark / The Mayor. Last reply by Joseph Jun 1, 2011. 7 Replies

Best String Knots?

Started by Joseph. Last reply by SJ Ilagan May 24, 2011. 1 Reply

Stringing Machine Choice

Started by Suman Stephen. Last reply by patrick m Sep 11, 2010. 19 Replies

Calibration of Babolat Star stringer.

Started by Peter. Last reply by Toshi Yumoto Jul 1, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by John Adams on April 30, 2011 at 5:39pm
Sounds like fun. I am thinking about trying to string at tournaments as well. I wouldn't mind traveling around for a while. I've been talking to Dennis Ralston's son, Mike, about it lately. Any tips?
Comment by jazar on April 30, 2011 at 12:38pm
I'm off to Paris to string at the French Open in two weeks time. Pretty much as soon as I get back I'll be off to Wimbledon to string there as well.
Comment by jazar on January 24, 2011 at 4:18am
Just taken delivery of a nice new Babolat Star V.
Comment by Tim Prapong on January 8, 2011 at 7:50pm
I remember using the 200G at 52 lbs in high school. It felt good, but I preferred it at 55 lbs. It does have that little head, compared to his racquet now.
Comment by John Adams on January 8, 2011 at 3:48pm
Yeah, true enough
Comment by jazar on January 8, 2011 at 3:36pm
Well, when he used a wooden racket or a Dunlop Max 200G they both had smaller head sizes and denser string patterns than what he is using now, so he could get away with a lower tension back then.
Comment by John Adams on January 8, 2011 at 3:30pm
He must have raised it slightly. I remember people reporting he used to string in the mid to high 40's. Restagno as low as somewhere in the 30's. I can't imagine playing with borg's small wooden Donnay's strung upwards of 75 lbs.
Comment by jazar on January 8, 2011 at 2:51pm
Not McEnroe. He strings about the 50lb mark. Frank Dancevic was the guy at 18.5kg. I have seen players go even lower, down to about 14kg, but I haven't strung for them.
Comment by John Adams on January 8, 2011 at 2:12pm
Yes, I know many players still use their favorite rackets but with paint jobs. How could the top 100 players change racquets every two years and expect to always remain consistent? Marat Safin for instance always used the Prestige Classic. I have strung for a few former tour players myself, but no big names. My guess is that McEnroe used the 18.5kg tension. I remember former tou rplayer Derek Restagno used a fairly low tension as well.
Comment by jazar on January 8, 2011 at 5:43am
There are many things I could say, though some things have to remain confidential. Not every player uses the racket they appear to be using. The lowest I've strung for a pro was 18.5kg and the highest 32/31kg. I don't mind answering questions about specific players, provided the information isn't too sensitive.
 

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