View Full Version : Ai Sugiyama's frame?

04-01-2004, 03:57 AM
What racquet is she really using? Is it a Prince TT Warrior MP or a More Control? What string and tension? Just curious...

Thanks a lot!

04-01-2004, 04:18 AM

I heard on British TV last year at Wimbledon that it is actually the more control. Unfortunately I don't know about the string.

Hope this helps,


04-02-2004, 12:37 AM
It is a Japanese version of the More Control, which the official specs is a tad ligther than the normal version. The difference in the Japanese version is both sides are white, while the normal version has one side painted dard blue.

Montana Realty
04-02-2004, 03:54 PM
Here's some pics shot in August at the Carson Tourny



04-03-2004, 12:46 PM
Ai Sugiyama uses Prince Gut 16 Gauge strung at 55 pounds in a Prince Control Db 800.

The frame is grommet-less on outside, but has grommets on inside. I wonder how they manage that?

I strung about 10 frames for her at the NASDAQ.

A. Lee

04-03-2004, 01:32 PM
Wow Montana Realty,

Do you have any more pics of pro players frames?

Especially my good friend J-C Ferrero!!!!

Any will do.

Much appreciated,


Swan Song
04-03-2004, 04:14 PM
To me, that looks like a Warrior or a Response because there are two open areas at the end of the blue Double Bridge in the More Control, but this one does not. One obvious part is that the shaft does not separate into two when it reaches the grip like the More Control.

Ash Doyle
04-06-2004, 10:42 AM
Good point Swan song. I despise that "Air Handle System" on the More racquets and the NXG.

04-06-2004, 10:56 AM
good observation swan. very nice looking frame thou. i also wonder how they got grommets only the on the inside albee? very interesting.

05-26-2004, 01:45 PM
yeah, i think it is a painted response or warrior for sure. It looks a lot different than the db. Dampener of course is the biggest difference