I test new racquets and strings all the time, but usually stay with a setup for tournament play for at least 6 months to a year or more. You will find my recent reviews under the “Reviews” category.
First a few words about my bag – I have several, but the main one is a Wilson RF Elite bag which is an amazing storage facility and has lasted me for quite some time. This bag has pretty much everything.
In my racquet bag right now:
Maybe it’s clever to start with the shoes. I’m currently loyal to the Asics Gel Resolution 6 (although I’m curious about the update Asics Gel Resolution 7 – here’s a post about them), which I think has pretty much everything for my feet: good cushioning and comfort, great stability, and pretty fast feeling too. They don’t look as cool as my Nike Vapor Tour 9.5, but they have everything else nailed.
The racquet I currently use (have three of it and will get more) Tecnifibre Tfight ATP 315 Ltd 16×19. Read the post about my setup here. A truly great players frame with a rather small, but very sweet, sweet spot.
I string the Tfights and most of my racquets with a fantastic string, Solinco Hyper-G. A great poly string. Relatively arm-friendly, good durability, great spin and awesome, crisp feel. Read my review here. I also sometimes play around with natural gut and recently tested a Babolat Natural Gut Touch and RS Lyon string combo that played great. My review here.
Yonex Supergrap overgrip. My preferred overgrip and I think I’ve pretty much tested them all. Great durability and feel.
I also have a hard time letting go of my Yonex Ai 98. A great stick with some lead tape at 3 and 9 (I use Tourna lead tape). But I think the Yonex DR 98 is a slight improvement. Here is a post on that stick.