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K!ck5w3rvE
03-06-2005, 01:53 AM
I saw some pics today of the Davis Cup, and noticed that Agassi isn't using Alu, it looks like Original. I don't know how old this is, but it seemed new to me...there should be plenty of pics with this, I found some on getty.

deflori
03-06-2005, 02:17 AM
Yeah,think yo´re right
Looks like the Orginal..
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52277430.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=1562F455D739C8E60AAAE9C053D94B31A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

Gaines Hillix
03-06-2005, 05:59 AM
Yeah,think yo´re right
Looks like the Orginal..
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52277430.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=1562F455D739C8E60AAAE9C053D94B31A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

You're eyes are a lot better than mine are! :-) Great picture though!

deflori
03-06-2005, 06:54 AM
does it not run??
Dont understand why,the img code dont run too:/

hummer23
03-06-2005, 08:21 AM
maybe he is using gut? or a gut hybrid? the color looks about right

pstour90
03-06-2005, 09:51 AM
looks to me like it very well could be alu in the mains and gut in the crosses...to me it definitely appears that the mains are darker than the crosses

raftermania
03-06-2005, 09:54 AM
In that link, isn't the strings a bit to blurry to decipher anything? I'm sure datacipher would have trouble figuring it out. Kickserve did you see a pic with his racket in a resting state? It's hard to see his strings when he's swinging his famous forehand.

pstour90
03-06-2005, 10:00 AM
yea raftermania you're probably right...from that picture it LOOKS like he has the setup i said before, but it is very difficult to tell for sure when the racquet is in motion

deflori
03-06-2005, 10:40 AM
i would say that it was the orginal - dont think that he switched the first time to a string he has long not used - the orginal he played at the french so i think thats it;)

Rabbit
03-06-2005, 11:28 AM
If I remember correctly, Agassi changes to Original to start the clay court season.

jonas-the-ball-basher
03-06-2005, 11:38 AM
If I remember correctly, Agassi changes to Original to start the clay court season.Whys that?

tommytom11
03-06-2005, 07:50 PM
If I remember correctly, Agassi changes to Original to start the clay court season.


thats right. he switched to the original because the court was playing like a slow clay court. he believes you get a heavier ball and it bites a little different with the original BB. he will be back to ALU next week at IW.

K!ck5w3rvE
03-08-2005, 01:42 AM
No it is definately Original. It isn't gut colour or any other colour.....Lux BB Original is distinctive and I'd know because I've used it. If you don't believe me, maybe this pic will persuade you.

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52277430.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=1562F455D739C8E60AAAE9C053D94B31A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

BTW, this shows its a recent change, because look what he was using in Dubai.....looks like K-Boom or Monogut. to me lol
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/52244065.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=1562F455D739C8E6F01880B90E376BE8A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

Pro_Tour_630
03-08-2005, 07:04 PM
there goes agassi switching strings again rabbit, do you think agassi rebalanced his stick since original weighs more than alu?!?!? sounds like desperate measures right before the clay season, if he thinks he can play like ferrero or coria on clay forget about it,

K!ck5w3rvE
03-08-2005, 10:05 PM
If he was doing it to play like Ferrero he's stupid, I'd rather use Duralast and play like Rafa myself lol.

Grant Morgan
03-09-2005, 03:03 PM
He hit both. He was trying all 4 combos, Orig , orig and vs 130, bbalu, bbalu and vs 130, both the vs combos we in practice. the first match he hit orig. He kicked a racquet back and asked to have bbalu put in and he finished the last few games with it. If he had played the last match on Sunday he was going with the bbalu and 2 of the orig just in case.

Pro_Tour_630
03-09-2005, 07:02 PM
why is he trying all these combos all of the sudden, did not see sampras monkey around with his set up did we ?

tommytom11
03-09-2005, 11:24 PM
why is he trying all these combos all of the sudden, did not see sampras monkey around with his set up did we ?

Hello??? if you read the entire post you would know that the court in Carson was extremely slow like a slow clay court (thanks to P Mac) and he was trying to find something that would work under the conditions there. he is back to the ALU.

K!ck5w3rvE
03-12-2005, 01:33 AM
Yeah that makes sense to me Tommy.