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BreakPoint
03-17-2004, 02:23 PM
OK, we all know Dent doesn't really use a Wilson ROK but a panitjob of something. So what is it? The way he hits those drop volleys is just amazing. He gets such incredible touch with that racquet but at the same time can hit extremely hard on his serves and groundstrokes. I'd like to know what's underneath that ROK paintjob and also what kind of strings he uses.

Justyn Daniell
03-17-2004, 07:51 PM
From what I hear....its a Wilson Prostaff 6.1 and ill assume he uses natural gut but u know what assume spells....someone back me up please because id like to know too

dander
03-18-2004, 07:55 AM
the original 6.1 or the hypercarbon version?? i didn't think any pros actually used the latter

lesko
03-18-2004, 04:33 PM
He uses the Wilson HULK with supersize fries.

http://www.universalcargo.com/dent.jpg

PureCarlosMoyaDrive
03-18-2004, 06:38 PM
I'm pretty sure someone said it was the 6.1 classic but 27.5 inches long.

Jim Hendricks
03-19-2004, 04:07 AM
A Wilson rep said it was a racquet made for him when he went switched back to Wilson.

Mike Bulgakov
11-28-2007, 02:23 AM
OK, we all know Dent doesn't really use a Wilson ROK but a panitjob of something. So what is it? The way he hits those drop volleys is just amazing. He gets such incredible touch with that racquet but at the same time can hit extremely hard on his serves and groundstrokes. I'd like to know what's underneath that ROK paintjob.

bump......

OrangeOne
11-28-2007, 02:31 AM
Oh my, a "what racquet does someone use under a Wilson Paint-Job thread". Just *wait* until BreakPoint gets here....

;)

chair ump
11-28-2007, 03:17 AM
I heard that Dent used a custom racquet made from the mold of the PS Zone 7.1. Check out pics and I think you'll agree.

ericsson
11-28-2007, 04:03 AM
I heard that Dent used a custom racquet made from the mold of the PS Zone 7.1. Check out pics and I think you'll agree.

Yes but only the mold, the lay up is very different, almost everything is custom about that racket, he got a SW of nearly 400, talk about a rocket.

origmarm
11-28-2007, 04:06 AM
For me its a 6.1 Classic, which has had various dodgy paintjobs, just like in this older shot:

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/2079128.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A6F692AC853A66F987 9930FDCFC4C15FBB

Recently the n-code PJ has appeard but the pallet looks a bit shorter so maybe he as made the switch

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Taylor_Dent_returning_serve_Wimbledon_2005.jpg/800px-Taylor_Dent_returning_serve_Wimbledon_2005.jpg

origmarm
11-28-2007, 04:07 AM
On another note, he just can't hit a shot without pulling a weird face can he....

theone
11-28-2007, 04:26 AM
There's a website that shows its a totally custom racket, with a SW of 400.

origmarm
11-28-2007, 05:49 AM
Does anyone have a link, interested to read it...

prostaff18
11-28-2007, 06:29 AM
I have herd that he has a super high swing weight. I was told that it was a 6.1. that was very custmized.

mmuubb
11-28-2007, 06:49 AM
I heard a HyperProstaff 5.0 stretch...

Thiseas
11-28-2007, 10:56 PM
http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs.html

origmarm
11-28-2007, 11:34 PM
http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs.html

Interesting. Thanks for the link, clearly wrong about that PSC 6.1 thing

LN_Dad
12-15-2007, 05:11 PM
Is he playing regularly yet? Saw him at a Futures event in September and he said he needed to go in for another op on his back.

PBODY99
12-16-2007, 09:30 AM
While on his down time he passed the USPTA certification.

jorel
12-28-2007, 06:49 AM
he's not using any racquet right now

Fedace
12-28-2007, 06:53 AM
OK, we all know Dent doesn't really use a Wilson ROK but a panitjob of something. So what is it? The way he hits those drop volleys is just amazing. He gets such incredible touch with that racquet but at the same time can hit extremely hard on his serves and groundstrokes. I'd like to know what's underneath that ROK paintjob and also what kind of strings he uses.

He will be using the new K-factor blade, i heard.