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contactpointned
03-08-2005, 06:57 AM
I have just recieved two mcenroe maxply rackets there is no way that John mcenroe will EVER use this racket! They are not heavy enough, too little flex and the beam is way to thick. This new racket has got Mac' name written all over it but he is never going to use it. It will have to be the most extreme paint job ever or Mac be be hitting with the new 200g in blue. Let me know what you think of mcenroe maxply interested to hear what others think of this frame.

thomas martinez
03-08-2005, 08:24 AM
Actually think what you want, but yes, he is using this frame. His are a bit heavier, but it is what he uses.

Ash Doyle
03-08-2005, 08:31 AM
Tom, just out of curiosity, do you know how much his actually weigh?

am8622
03-08-2005, 08:52 AM
In this pic from Getty, it doesn't look like he using lead tape on the hoop:

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=51811092&cdi=0

Does anyone know if his frames are custom or if he just adds weight too the handle?

andfor
03-08-2005, 08:55 AM
It looks like a great value for the price.

Ash Doyle
03-08-2005, 10:06 AM
am8622, there are plenty of ways to add weight that can't been seen. He could have weight added to the hoop under the bumper gaurd, or even have weight added elsewhere using silicon injections.

Rabbit
03-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Ash is right. Graphite isn't like wood. A manufacturer can add/delete weight anywhere in the frame. They can custom build frames to any specification. Becker owned the mold to his old Puma frames. He got Head to run off as many as he needed in Austria for $25/piece. The frames were identical to what he used with regard to weight/flex. They even had a screw in the butt cap although it was for appearance only.

joe sch
03-09-2005, 07:42 AM
Its similar to any other racket made today in that its made so that the player will be able to add 1 or more ozs of weight wherever he/she preferes to get his/her desired weight and balance.

big ted
03-10-2005, 12:48 AM
mcenroes been using a 13 oz racquet for the past 20+ years so for him to use this one seems odd but i suppose its possible since this racquet is more head heavy

galain
03-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Why would it be too thick for him? He used to use a tree trunk once and he seemed to make it work pretty well for him back then.

Rabbit
03-10-2005, 03:40 AM
mcenroes been using a 13 oz racquet for the past 20+ years so for him to use this one seems odd but i suppose its possible since this racquet is more head heavy

Why couldn't his personal model be made to 13 ounces?

big ted
03-10-2005, 09:20 PM
Why couldn't his personal model be made to 13 ounces?


adding 2 ounces of lead tape sounds too much to add thats 56 grams, or more then 4.5 feet of lead tape. it was easier to make his old racquet heavier when he replaced the synthetic grip with a leather one but this racquet is just over 11 oz WITH a leather grip

contactpointned
03-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Mac aint using the Mac Maxplys that i've bought guys -TRUST! These rackets have different coloured bands just up from thr grip on mac's racket they are yellow, green and red on mine they are just grey and black. This racket is what do you guys call them tweeners?? 200g to tweener no chance.

contactpointned
03-11-2005, 02:28 PM
PLUS!!! I watched mac play in the final of the masters against all time legend jim the 'brick wall' courier and he'd switched back to his 200gs. Has he played with his maxply since??