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Singapore Open: Players racquets

Discussion in 'Singapore Open / Malaysia Open / Chinese Taipei Op' started by storkbill, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. storkbill

    storkbill Regular Member

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    Pic from the stringing table.
    Top to bottom:
    Cab 21 (red)
    MP88
    MP100
    MP99
    Ti-10 New colour headlight (!)
    MP88
     

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    second part of the stringer's table. 3 x Ti-10 old colour
     

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    what tension r they using?
     
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    what string are they using?
     
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    I zoomed in on the pics (won't bother to post zooms here) and this is a sample of what i saw:

    MP88 BG65 29lbs
    Cab 21 BG 65 27 lbs
    MP100 BG66 27 lbs
    Ti-10 BG66 26 lbs
    Cab 21 BG80 27 lbs
     
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    I was staring at the stringer machine's LED for a while when the fella was stringing all those rackets and I notice most of them seems to be using 30lbs.
     
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    wow u scary fella~ starring @ the stringers :p
    Anyway how you know it was 30? Was it one of those electronic machine with big number written accross the screen? :)
     
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    I was sitting in the front area with the courts right in front of me. The stringers' station were on the right of this area and when Peter Gade came on, he was on court 1 at the right. So I move to the rightmost seat and can't help staring at the tons of rackets! Yes, I saw the numbr 30 on the big LED display as I was also curious about what tensions they string. I cannot imagine where the 2 stringers find the time to string all those rackets... There's so many!
     
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    do you know what is the highest tension a racket can take? 30lbs seems the max as I understand. Is there any particular racket can take higher tension?
     
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    some models can take up to max. 33 lbs

    my unknown model racket is 30lbs (according to the seller when he strung for me 3 months ago), but some friends said maybe only 26 lbs.

    anyway, thanks bro for the pics, very nice that I noticed Armortec 700 also there (left-side).

     
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    Two Yonex stringing machines were used: 1 manual and the other electronic.
     

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    Many rackets go higher. I've seen a racket that was strung at 35lbs at the World Championships in Anahiem. It was Gade who strung his racket at 35lbs. My friend was a stringer and let me have the tag which specified the tension/string.
     
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    petergade's string above 30pound....:D
     
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    Sorry, I have never tried 30lbs before, so I do not know.

    But however, Xie Xing Fang claims that she strings her NS8000 at 31lbs and Bao Chun Lai seems to string his NS8000 at 32lbs. So I guess NS8000 can go over 30lbs. And I have one of those. :D
     
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    I have a stringing machine of my own and all of my racquets are over 30lbs. Ti-10 @ 32 lbs. Mp 99 @ 32 (broke after 3 weeks), all AT-700 are at 34-36 lbs. I tried 38 lbs on my AT-800 once. Man it's like a rock and you really have to hit it for it to go and even then it doesn't really go.
     
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    seems a bit crazy for me with those tension.
    no bouncing effect at all for the shuttle.
     
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    It get better when you get use to it. But when my brother and I were getting our racquet strung at a shop @ 28-29lbs, it kept on breaking like after 3 or 4 match. But it's fine now. It's just my brother and I that are crazy because the chance of the racquet breaking is much higher at those tension. I mean I had it where the racquet break right when the strings break. So if you're living with just one or two racquet. I surely don't recommend it.
     
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    haha...that's just wicked...:D:p max for me is 26...good compromise between power and control...both if which i wish i had...hahaha..:D
     
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    wow, mpp99's rule! and i see a couple of AT800def as well...i'm happy i have both:)
     
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    In international junior tournaments, MP99s rule even more! It is a popular racquet.

    Quite a few prominent players in this year's SO are 'still' using MP99, including Jonas Rasmussen plus many of the Chinese players. Makes you wonder when someone claims he needs to 'upgrade' his MP99 to a Nanospeed ;)
     

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