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MikeCrowChip
07-30-2008, 04:04 PM
...interesting change of racquets.

whosyumom
07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
?? Really?

number.432
07-30-2008, 04:12 PM
you beat me. i thought i was seeing things. apparently not. anybody knows what her new set up is?

matt.jc
07-30-2008, 04:13 PM
Someone posted this on a different thread
Ever since Indian Wells and that backhand incident, I haven't been able to get my arm up and close to my head without some sort of impingement and grinding..so I've been trying different rackets with different weight balances that are a bit more flexible and the strings looser to get as much tension away from my arm as possible. So for the last week I have been playing with a new frame...I'm usually very sensitive to any minor changes and we usually do this in the off season, but we really had no choice this time. Apart from that I spent a good ten or so days concentrating on my fitness and in the last week have been playing a few practices and matches etc.

FedExpress
07-30-2008, 04:14 PM
Anyone have any pics? Or a link to watch the match?

Fedace
07-30-2008, 04:35 PM
I think speedport black is superior racket anyhow.

Mr. Adidas
07-30-2008, 04:40 PM
i wonder if she's using say pink color inserts... i wish i had the tennis channel!

matt.jc
07-30-2008, 04:43 PM
i wonder if she's using say pink color inserts... i wish i had the tennis channel!
nope regular black

Mr. Adidas
07-30-2008, 04:45 PM
i can't imagine her using something so "dull" no offense to the black... but maria not using the white is weird

Fedace
07-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Where is Maria using the speedport black exactly ?? what tournament ??

matt.jc
07-30-2008, 05:07 PM
Where is Maria using the speedport black exactly ?? what tournament ??Roger's cup in Montreal

Fedace
07-30-2008, 05:16 PM
I think tennis channel is going to show Maria in about 30 minutes so we will see.

beedlejuice22
07-31-2008, 04:54 AM
Anyone got pictures?

SempreSami
07-31-2008, 05:58 AM
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/82128472.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB06CCA14531A125420 E30A760B0D811297

babolat141
07-31-2008, 06:15 AM
anymore pictures?

cujays
07-31-2008, 06:45 AM
thats a real sp black??

SempreSami
07-31-2008, 06:59 AM
Search gettyimages yourselves.

babolat141
07-31-2008, 06:59 AM
is it me or am i seeing red strings in that?

beedlejuice22
07-31-2008, 07:13 AM
Doesn't look like a real one.

cujays
07-31-2008, 07:22 AM
the holes look big to me

bdog
07-31-2008, 07:42 AM
If you look at the picture above and count the holes on the insides in the light gray area, going from left to right, there are six square holes and then two dots on the right. If you go back and look at TW's pictures of the speedport black, the gray area has one dot on the left and then six squares holes and then one dot on the right. If you look at the speedport black longbody pictures, it has the same configuration as the one Maria is holding above, six holes and then 2 dots on the right.

I would venture a guess that it is a speedport black longbody, not a standard. It would make sense, since she plays an extended length anyways.

Servin' Steve
07-31-2008, 08:04 AM
is it me or am i seeing red strings in that?

yeah most likely the new babolat polys the R200C

Thread:http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=206728&highlight=roddick+string

Pic:http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/sport/babolat-r200c,7faca20dd8e841516a899d5a0e2d9845.jpg.html

bdog
07-31-2008, 08:09 AM
Can anyone post pics of TW's pictures of the sp black and sp black lb on the inside of the hoop? I am not sure how to do that, it would be easier to see from pictures than reading my gibberish above.

coolblue123
07-31-2008, 08:47 AM
i thought she was still using the 03 White not the speedport whites?

Guess I am wrong....

djokster
07-31-2008, 02:05 PM
REGULAR SP BLACK PICS:

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/SP03BK-5.JPG

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/SP03BK-6.JPG

djokster
07-31-2008, 02:06 PM
SP BLACK LB PICS:

http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/SP03LK-5.JPGhttp://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/SP03LK-6.JPG

djokster
07-31-2008, 02:09 PM
SHARAPOVA's SP BLACK PICS:

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/82128472.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB06CCA14531A125420 E30A760B0D811297


http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/82128539.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB0C4817FB4495BFFDE E30A760B0D811297

djokster
07-31-2008, 02:10 PM
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/82128477.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB0FCBFA3A66A25A12A E30A760B0D811297

Mashafun
07-31-2008, 02:15 PM
Well... The fact that Sharapova swithed to SP Black is strange... really strange... She was playing with SP White Pro before! In Moscow '07. Maybe as in Moscow, Maria will be playing Speedport Black just for one match ;P

djokster
07-31-2008, 02:43 PM
What string is Sharapova using for the crosses, any clue? (assuming that the mains are the new Babolat R200C)

sharapovafreak
07-31-2008, 03:21 PM
most likely babolat vs gut in the cross or prince natural gut. But i definitely feel its babolat vs gut.

lacoster
08-01-2008, 05:50 AM
She looked awful with the new racquet. She had so many errors the other night. She tore some tendons in her right shoulder and has withdrawn from this tournament and The Olympics...might have something to do with her switch?

babolat141
08-01-2008, 06:15 AM
i dont think so she switched so her racket will help with the arm i think.

2nd_Serve
08-01-2008, 07:25 AM
I didn't see that coming..

baseline08thrasher
08-02-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't know what is so good about the speedport black racquet?
I think it's way too powerful.
I've been seeing some top juniors hitting with it but I really think that they will find themselves overhitting, but power is good for Sharapova since she uses her right hand instead of her natural left.

baseline08thrasher
08-02-2008, 05:52 PM
Also I really don't think that the racquets had to do anything with her shoulder.
I think it was the strings, because she must have to put an extremely high tension on her prince racquet.
I know this because I used a prince 03 white and I had to string it like wood to get any control and it hurt my arm.
If you use low tension on a prince frame you get WAY too much power.
Knowing the power she posseses it was probably the high tension strain on her shoulder when she served from that prince racquet.

Fedace
08-02-2008, 05:54 PM
IS that the regular length version or the extra long version ?? and the speedports look same to me as the real one.

ag200boy
08-09-2008, 08:41 AM
did maria ever swotch to the speedport white???

i thought she just stuck with the o3

babolat141
08-09-2008, 06:23 PM
she tried it 1 time and didnt like it

10sbune
08-09-2008, 08:53 PM
Also I really don't think that the racquets had to do anything with her shoulder.
I think it was the strings, because she must have to put an extremely high tension on her prince racquet.
I know this because I used a prince 03 white and I had to string it like wood to get any control and it hurt my arm.
If you use low tension on a prince frame you get WAY too much power.
Knowing the power she posseses it was probably the high tension strain on her shoulder when she served from that prince racquet.

And I played with the SP Black and had to string it as tight as possible otherwise it was too much power. But even after doing that, I still felt the racket lacked a certain aspect of control and balls still flew!

toyota817
08-12-2008, 12:29 AM
Wow!! !!!!!!

pfchang
08-12-2008, 05:14 AM
Wow!! !!!!!!

quite a couple of one liner posts you got there