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Ruuzo
02-25-2005, 06:07 PM
anyone know? thanks.

SocalTennis
02-25-2005, 10:03 PM
It's still a mystery to me. I know it is not RDX 500 because I actually look at his picture in the Tennis Magazine today and it has 16 main and 18 cross. That is the spec of the RDX 500 mid not midplus, or not? What racquet size does he play with anyways?

spksz
02-25-2005, 11:50 PM
its a super rd tour 90 under the rdx 500 paint job

hummer23
02-26-2005, 09:29 AM
he is supposed to play with a rdx mid, not mp.

Nadal_Rulz
02-26-2005, 09:58 AM
does it really matter if its mp or mid

hummer23
02-26-2005, 10:09 AM
well the string pattern is different, and it does actualy matter. he is supposed to adrevrtise the mid, whearas nalbandian plays the mp, and dementieva plays the mp HD. now that joachim johnaseen is doing well, and is actualyl playing with the mid, im sure that yonex is quite pleased.

bc-05
02-26-2005, 10:14 AM
roger said once.. hewitt hasn't changed his racquet since the day he won us open.. so watever racquet that was its the same one as now.. guess? coz i didnt know what acquet he was using then.. ohh btw i missed out on 100 bux to get his racquet that he used in the final of master cup.. damn i lost the auction by 100$..

hummer23
02-26-2005, 11:48 AM
roger said once.. hewitt hasn't changed his racquet since the day he won us open.. so watever racquet that was its the same one as now.. guess? coz i didnt know what acquet he was using then.. ohh btw i missed out on 100 bux to get his racquet that he used in the final of master cup.. damn i lost the auction by 100$..

wow, i hope there is a good reason for that, like you were uinconcious, or stuck in an elevator without a cell phone.

colababy
02-28-2005, 10:25 PM
Yes, hewitt uses RD-tour 90 painted like RDX-500

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen04/news/story?id=1872892

Ruuzo
02-28-2005, 10:30 PM
the weight and balance are what i'm most interested in - is he playing stock?

PrestigeClassic
03-01-2005, 02:00 AM
Hewitt said in the ESPN article that he adds a little mass to the head of his Super RD-Tour 90.

Hewitt rulez
03-01-2005, 01:00 PM
roger said once.. hewitt hasn't changed his racquet since the day he won us open.. so watever racquet that was its the same one as now.. guess? coz i didnt know what acquet he was using then.. ohh btw i missed out on 100 bux to get his racquet that he used in the final of master cup.. damn i lost the auction by 100$..


He was using the RD Ti-50. What was the final bid?

loubapache
04-03-2005, 05:05 PM
I think Yonex is an honest company. On its website, it says Hewitt "Plays the Yonex MP Tour-1 (90")." se it yourself at

http://yonex.com/tennis_hewitt.cfm

hummer23
04-03-2005, 05:55 PM
you can see on the pics, even in yonex's rdx adds, there is a small peice of lead tape in the super metal ips patch. the reason you can see the elad is because its darker, and the other players in the add, nalandian and dementieva haven't got that lead.

hummer23
04-03-2005, 05:57 PM
I think Yonex is an honest company. On its website, it says Hewitt "Plays the Yonex MP Tour-1 (90")." se it yourself at

http://yonex.com/tennis_hewitt.cfm

what maeks you think yonex is honost? on heads website they say agassi uses the flexpoint radical, before that they said he used the lm raidcal, before that the i radical, before that the ti radical, before that the radical tour . .. . and we know that palyers typically dont switch frames . .. so i dont see how we can give the companies the benefit of the doubt.

Prince_of_Tennis
04-03-2005, 07:49 PM
That yonex site on Hewitt looks pretty old.

loubapache
04-03-2005, 08:20 PM
what maeks you think yonex is honost?

Because they are NOT saying he is using the new RDX500 Mid.

federmann
04-14-2005, 05:01 AM
you're right. i just found some pictures where everbody can clearly see that he adds lead at 3 & 9 o'clock.

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52074203&cdi=0

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=731258&cdi=0

it's interesting to see that now he adds more lead to his racquet than he did in the past, although we all know it was the same super rd tour 90.
earlier in his career he did not add lead, as you can see on the following picture.

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/lleyton3/queenssampras4.jpg

erik-the-red
04-14-2005, 01:18 PM
He's added more and more as he's gotten older and the players he competes against hit harder.