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jelle v
05-29-2007, 01:52 AM
So I'm watching Eurosport and there was a short interview with Canas at Roland Garros and ofcourse some pictures of him practising (at Roland Garros).

The pictures of him practising showed that he was practising with a blacked out Wilson.

How long has he been playing a blacked out racket, or was I watching old pictures? The other question ofcourse would be, what kind of racket is it? :confused: It seemed to have a thinner beam than his previous racket, but I'm not sure about that, maybe optical illusion because of the black paint.

(BTW: Wilson is sort of creating a hype with all these blacked out rackets I think, maybe even overhyping)

baseliner87
05-29-2007, 03:26 AM
is there any photos

ericsson
05-29-2007, 03:47 AM
it would be very unusual to switch just at a big slam, no way, still his old true pro staff classic 6.1...

Richie Rich
05-29-2007, 04:42 AM
it would be very unusual to switch just at a big slam, no way, still his old true pro staff classic 6.1...

and what do you think he will be using under the new PJ? yup - his old true PSC 6.1

jmverdugo
05-30-2007, 05:23 AM
Yes, probably he will be using his old ps, however I think is pretty good that he has gained enough atention to get his "own" blacked out racket and eventually a new pj.

chrisx
05-30-2007, 09:15 PM
I can't wait for the Canas signiture racquet!!

It is a bit strange because he still has the Wilson stencil, so I assume that he is still sponsored by them. What's going on?

Mick
05-30-2007, 09:20 PM
is there any photos

here you go:

http://i16.tinypic.com/549i7vl.jpg

baseliner87
05-30-2007, 11:45 PM
sweet th
anks

baseliner87
05-30-2007, 11:46 PM
I can't wait for the Canas signiture racquet!!

It is a bit strange because he still has the Wilson stencil, so I assume that he is still sponsored by them. What's going on?

is he getting his own signature raquet?
with who?
wilson?

Doc Hollidae
05-31-2007, 02:03 AM
Is it just me or does that grip look extremely long? It probably isn't, but it looks like it.

BigGriff
05-31-2007, 04:33 AM
What string is Canas using?

a guy
05-31-2007, 05:23 AM
it would be very unusual to switch just at a big slam, no way, still his old true pro staff classic 6.1...

Is the 6.1 more common than the 6.0 on the tour? I thought the 6.1 was suppost to be tough on the arm.

javier sergio
05-31-2007, 05:54 AM
What string is Canas using?

Kirschbaum Super Smash

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageAC-SMASH16.html

Jonny S&V
05-31-2007, 08:56 AM
Is it just me or does that grip look extremely long? It probably isn't, but it looks like it.

If you watch him hit his 2-hander, his hands are very spread apart, but he makes it work for him. It is very similar to Xavier Mallise in this respect.

jelle v
05-31-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the picture!

Is it just me or does that grip look extremely long? It probably isn't, but it looks like it.

His racket must be something like 28.5 inch long :confused:

How long is a racket allowed to be?

Jonny S&V
05-31-2007, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the picture!



His racket must be something like 28.5 inch long :confused:

How long is a racket allowed to be?

I think it's 29 in. I don't know if it is 28.5, maybe 28. How long is Xavier Mallise's Diablo XP, 28 in.? It doesn't appear to be any longer then Mallise's racquet.

Rabbit
05-31-2007, 09:56 AM
is he getting his own signature raquet?
with who?
wilson?

Yeah, it's going to be called the "K-Juicer"

RMB
05-31-2007, 02:57 PM
Yeah, it's going to be called the "K-Juicer"

Come on! He is not playing in the MLB!!! Not a friend of B. Bonds or J. Giamby, et als.

kingdaddy41788
05-31-2007, 03:04 PM
Same racquet (Old Pro Staff 95 with a special 18 X 20 pattern for him I think). Temporary black PJ. Soon to be PJed with Krap-Factor

Jonnyf
06-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Same racquet (Old Pro Staff 95 with a special 18 X 20 pattern for him I think). Temporary black PJ. Soon to be PJed with Krap-Factor

PS Classic Stretch (95sq. inch 28inches long and 18*20 pattern)

Hessam
06-01-2007, 02:09 PM
PS 6.0 95, or PS 6.1 95? are there any pros that have/or currently use the 6.0 95 version on tour?

tks,

H

chrisx
06-01-2007, 05:04 PM
PS 6.0 95, or PS 6.1 95? are there any pros that have/or currently use the 6.0 95 version on tour?

tks,

H

Canas uses the 6.1. As for the 6.0 95, Gilles Muller uses it(PJ of course). There might be one or two others. You can spot the 6.0 95 by the 16x18 string pattern and the first cross starts quite a bit higher than on the 6.1 lineage of racquets. The 6.0 also has the box beam of course.

swedechris
06-03-2007, 12:57 PM
dear all.. dont mean to be a know it all.. but i just was at the french open and saw the rackets at the stringers joint ..among the rackets getting strung one stood out .. looked old schoolish .. canas is using a pro staff sixone 85or maybe a 90 .. possibly a st vincent .. they were not yet blacked out .. but the stringer who i spoke to said they were for guillermo canas.. !

bruinp
06-03-2007, 01:23 PM
A sixone 85 or 90, from st Vincent and not blacked out. Could you describe to me what that looks like? Because I don't know what you saw but the racket on the picture in this thread is a Classic 6.1 shape and nothing like a PS85

PrestigeClassic
06-03-2007, 02:26 PM
dear all.. dont mean to be a know it all.. but i just was at the french open and saw the rackets at the stringers joint ..among the rackets getting strung one stood out .. looked old schoolish .. canas is using a pro staff sixone 85or maybe a 90 .. possibly a st vincent .. they were not yet blacked out .. but the stringer who i spoke to said they were for guillermo canas.. !

Was this after the Loch Ness Monster appeared? ;)

PBODY99
06-03-2007, 02:47 PM
So his new paint job will be.............the same cosmetics as the Williams sisters perhaps?

Andres
06-03-2007, 02:56 PM
Was this after the Loch Ness Monster appeared? ;)
And asked for tree fiddy? :lol:

swedechris
06-05-2007, 09:16 AM
guys .. my mistake ..i mean a pro staff classic sixone.. and it seem to be th e longer version ie.e the 27.5 inch lonbody or perhaps an extendedn 27 inch long one / alt. a cut down 27.5 inch .. looks like 27.25 or 27.3 inches wehn i gauged it with my eyes.. again sorry for my mistae .. but it is for sure rounded at the edges at the frame .. so not a st vincent pro staff..!

iplaybetter
06-05-2007, 09:26 AM
And asked for tree fiddy? :lol:

thats why the monster keeps coming back, i told you not to give it tree fiddy

they only offer Kenny's spirit two fiddy

Haasquet
06-05-2007, 01:12 PM
For what it's worth, his racquet seems to have 'X Factor' written on the inside of the head near the top. Maybe it's a k, but it sure looks like an x. I'm not particularly interested, but I noticed it while browsing through Yahoo's photos a few minutes ago.

Haasquet
06-05-2007, 01:14 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=getty-tennis-fra-roland-garros-canas-monaco_11_00_47_am&prov=getty

Hit it up while the link's still valid...

rabidcow
06-05-2007, 02:07 PM
^^^ WOW, you are right, it definitly is an "X"