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morgand536
05-02-2009, 06:38 AM
I am a little bit curious about the difference between Djokovic's Speed pro and the retail one, and i think djokovic's one is definitely not the retail one. Here is the pics:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/jesi3781/tennis/novakdjokovicplayinginbrisbanewithh.jpg
Djokovic's one
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/HEAD_youtek_speed_pro.jpg?t=1241271481
Retail one
http://www.gadship.net/photos/speedpro.jpg
Shape comparing

I think he is still using Radical. :-?

Morgan

dincuss
05-02-2009, 08:57 AM
Thats possible, since he used one when he was younger

NovakWannabe
05-02-2009, 09:00 AM
It's a customized Speed Pro. Instead of having 16 mains, it has 18 mains and 20 crosses.

lolitsanasian
05-02-2009, 09:53 AM
I thought his speed pro, custom kblade mold, and the one before that were ALL similar?

93-95 headsize, somewhere in that
18 by 20
and around 11-12 oz weight?

vsbabolat
05-02-2009, 10:03 AM
It's a customized Speed Pro. Instead of having 16 mains, it has 18 mains and 20 crosses.

Also Djokovic's has a the same head shape and beam width that is just like the Radical MP. Where the retail Speed Pro has that Prince like round head shape and is 18mm beam width.

West Coast Ace
05-02-2009, 03:08 PM
And there will be more subtle differences that we'll never know of - unless someone in his inner circle starts posting here and throws in some pics.

BobFL
05-02-2009, 03:41 PM
It is a COMPLETELY different frame, layup, stiffness, balance, static weight, swingweight (360+)....just about everything.

jackcrawford
05-02-2009, 05:06 PM
It is a COMPLETELY different frame, layup, stiffness, balance, static weight, swingweight (360+)....just about everything.
Courtesy of Greg Raven, Stiffness of Djokovic's actual frame = 51. Retail version = 70, courtesy TW Europe.

Raiha
05-03-2009, 09:10 AM
isn't the lighter speedpro, or whatever the team version is called, have an 18x20 pattern with the same mold? this would probably be the closest you could get to djokovic's racquet, after you added some lead in key areas that is.

this is similar to how the k six-one 95 only has a 16x18 pattern while the lighter team has the 18x20.

KuanMaster
05-03-2009, 09:59 AM
k6.1 95 is available in a 18x20 pattern too.

vsbabolat
05-03-2009, 11:05 AM
isn't the lighter speedpro, or whatever the team version is called, have an 18x20 pattern with the same mold? this would probably be the closest you could get to djokovic's racquet, after you added some lead in key areas that is.

this is similar to how the k six-one 95 only has a 16x18 pattern while the lighter team has the 18x20.

No.The Speed Pro and Speed MP are two different molds. The Speed MP which is 100 sq.in. is the only Speed racquet that has two different types of string patterns available. A 18x20 string pattern and 16x19. While the Speed Pro is 98 sq.in. See all the difference below.


Speed Pro
Beam: 18 mm
Head size: 630 cm²
Weight: 335 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: Standard, 685 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 16/19
Swingstyle: L5

Speed MP 18x20
Beam: 20 mm
Head size: 645 cm²
Weight: 315 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: Standard, 685 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 18/20
Swingstyle: L5

Speed MP 16x19
Beam: 20 mm
Head size: 645 cm²
Weight: 315 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: 690 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 16/19
Swingstyle: L5

http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2533
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2535
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2534
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2532
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2537

gymrat76
05-06-2009, 10:26 AM
No.The Speed Pro and Speed MP are two different molds. The Speed MP which is 100 sq.in. is the only Speed racquet that has two different types of string patterns available. A 18x20 string pattern and 16x19. While the Speed Pro is 98 sq.in. See all the difference below.


Speed Pro
Beam: 18 mm
Head size: 630 cm²
Weight: 335 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: Standard, 685 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 16/19
Swingstyle: L5

Speed MP 18x20
Beam: 20 mm
Head size: 645 cm²
Weight: 315 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: Standard, 685 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 18/20
Swingstyle: L5

Speed MP 16x19
Beam: 20 mm
Head size: 645 cm²
Weight: 315 g
Balance: 310 mm
Length: 690 mm
Colors: white/black
Gripsize: 1-5
String Pattern: 16/19
Swingstyle: L5

http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2533
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2535
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2534
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2532
http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2537

Vsbabolat, general question about Head racquets. Are all racquet lines of Head smaller head size wise, compared with other brands'?
Meaning, I know for a fact that Head's 93 sq inch PC600 is actually smaller than, say, Prince's POG 93. Or the PT630 is more like a 95-96 sq inch when measured next to other brands' 98sq/630cm^3 racquets. Now, does this type of measurement method only apply to Prestige line of racquets, or all Head racquets?

In other words, what I am trying to find is: would a Speed Pro be a true 98 sq. inch (the same size as of say, Babolat's or Wilson's)? Or, is Speed Pro actually smaller, in other words same size as a PT630? I know I made it sound a little complicated, but I am sure you figured out what I mean.. :)

ci2ca
05-08-2009, 10:24 PM
The Pro is actually 98 square inches. I compared it to the prestige midplus and it's the same length (The head size) but a tad bit wider probably making it 98 square inches. If that makes any sense.

cork_screw
05-21-2009, 10:08 PM
It's not a customized speed pro. Novak still uses the Head Pro Tour 630, get it through your heads!


It's a customized Speed Pro. Instead of having 16 mains, it has 18 mains and 20 crosses.