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califsurferboy33
06-04-2007, 04:32 PM
anyone ever contacted a pro to see if they will send you used rackets/clothes from their sponsors? I was wondering if pros still did this. whenever reporters ask federer/any of the other top pros what they do with the extra stuff, they always say they give it to charity and to juniors. anyway to get this stuff? i mean they must have tons and tons of extra clothes/rackets. thanks.

tennisdarren
06-04-2007, 05:28 PM
Your sponsored. Would you send me some of your old stuff? :p

califsurferboy33
06-04-2007, 05:35 PM
lol, thats beside the point

califsurferboy33
06-04-2007, 05:35 PM
im not forced to wear the newest gear, and believe me, i get nowwhere as much free gear as federer or any top 100 player does.

tennisdarren
06-04-2007, 06:58 PM
Come on your use a pure control but you're sponsered by pro supex racquets.... you gotta have something laying around :)

drakulie
06-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Yeah, me too calif, could you send me some free strings?

tennisdarren
06-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Doc, If I get you some strings can I drive the Porsche when I come to Fla.?

lilxjohnyy
06-04-2007, 07:06 PM
can i have some strings too ??

lilxjohnyy
06-04-2007, 07:07 PM
i always wonder what pros do with racket that they broke the strings on ....

tennisdarren
06-04-2007, 07:08 PM
You have a Porsche?

drakulie
06-04-2007, 07:19 PM
Doc, If I get you some strings can I drive the Porsche when I come to Fla.?

OK. I'll let you know if calif sends me some strings. :)

tennisdarren
06-04-2007, 07:21 PM
OK. I'll let you know if calif sends me some strings. :)

Same odds huh? :p

zapvor
06-04-2007, 07:56 PM
i dont think the pros would give away rackets that easily. i mean they get it all for free, but its mostly customized, so the manufacturer dont want them floating around with the other mass produced ones. as for clothes....i guess its possible?

tennisfa
06-05-2007, 04:27 AM
i saw on tv that Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez actually thrown one of their racket to a fan after they won their matches.

MTXR
06-06-2007, 02:58 PM
fed and sampras used to toss their racquet after winning a tournament or slam. They don't do it anymore though. I have seen fed chuck a few of his Ncode PJs into the crowd.

forzainter
06-06-2007, 03:10 PM
some pros just give their broken racquets to the people near the entrance tunnel of the court

zapvor
06-06-2007, 03:17 PM
fed and sampras used to toss their racquet after winning a tournament or slam. They don't do it anymore though. I have seen fed chuck a few of his Ncode PJs into the crowd.

i wonder if they are up for auction

Linkkokiri
06-07-2007, 08:39 AM
i saw on tv that Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez actually thrown one of their racket to a fan after they won their matches.

I saw Gonzalez once smash a racquet in anger and then give it out casually in the middle of the match.

Can't have been of much use though seeing the state of the racquet. LOL!

chris1992
06-12-2007, 09:53 AM
The pros dont get as many rackets as people think. Every tournament, they bring 1 12 racket bag with them and have around 8 or 10 rackets for the minor tournaments. They get these restrung throughout the tournament and only bring around 6 on court with them. For slams they bring more as the tournaments last longer. Shoes are the same until they are worn out and they are given new clothing each match.

califsurferboy33
06-12-2007, 11:08 AM
thats true, but like, i've used the same 2 babolat pure drives for 3 years now, and federer goes through 60 rackets a year lol. and new clothing for each match is a lot of clothes.

babolat15
06-12-2007, 02:40 PM
cali who is your clothing sponsor

keithchircop
06-12-2007, 03:08 PM
calif send me a racquet.

califsurferboy33
06-12-2007, 03:33 PM
lol ill send you a racket if you pay me