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USCRoddick
06-01-2009, 12:41 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/29ori2a.jpg

babolat15
06-01-2009, 02:02 PM
was this at a pro event? i saw karlovic with a black and white bab...maybe they are comng out with a new line

HEADidas
06-01-2009, 02:05 PM
Where was this tournament?

Babo
06-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Frame doesnt look like anything I've seen out, throat looks really skinny

WARPWOODIE
06-01-2009, 02:11 PM
At first I thought it was one of the new Addidas racquets:confused:?

Conquistador
06-01-2009, 02:24 PM
I think it is a TT Warrior OS with a babolat paintjob on the edges. If you own a TT Warrior it is easy to take off the logos and apply paint.

RoddickAce
06-01-2009, 02:29 PM
It looks like the racquet that one of our posters repainted O_O!

ayuname
06-01-2009, 02:40 PM
That Prince O3 white with babolat stencil?

gonzalocatalino
06-01-2009, 02:40 PM
I think it is a TT Warrior OS with a babolat paintjob on the edges. If you own a TT Warrior it is easy to take off the logos and apply paint.

canīt see the double bridge thing there

diredesire
06-01-2009, 03:03 PM
I doubt i'm right, but there was an old cayman (or was it wavex??) racquet with a similar paint job... was the racquet head very small? (It's hard to tell in this picture)

dincuss
06-01-2009, 03:25 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/29ori2a.jpg

Which pro is that?

captinsane903
06-01-2009, 03:52 PM
from the angle it looks like a frying pan. lol.

USCRoddick
06-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Which pro is that?


i don't know her name. she was working in the stringing room. she was warming up with some other player. i figured she had some connection with babolat and maybe she got a racket early.

OliverSimon
06-01-2009, 07:25 PM
This must be some new intermediate player racquet which Babolat has coming out together with their pure drives.

It looks similar to the speed pro, or at least the color and beam does.

Storm_Kyori
06-01-2009, 07:57 PM
That things is soo round. I think it's a frame with a custom paintjob.

ichibanosaru
06-01-2009, 09:46 PM
...........

chrisplchs
06-01-2009, 09:52 PM
it looks so familiar though.. it is definitely a paint job though. i doubt it is a Babolat for a couple of reasons: i've had/felt/workedwith every Babolat model that has ever come out in the US and I can't ever remember a stick like that. Also, it seems as if the double lines mark on the frame are not parallel to the crosses, but rather at a perpendicular angle with respect to the frame contours

Some poster mentioned a TT Warrior which is not possible as there are 8 mains in the throat.

it reminds me almost a Pro Kennex in its shape, picture was definitely likely taken at either the 10k Futures in Sumter or Hilton Head

Lindsay
06-02-2009, 03:52 AM
Michael? What a weird way to wake up in the morning. Yes that's me. Yes that's a painted frame. I must be in the twilight zone.

Lindsay
06-02-2009, 03:55 AM
Can you take this picture down please?

jelle v
06-02-2009, 04:42 AM
I have absolutely no idea what racket it is.. it looks like a prince, but paintjob suggests a babolat :-?

featherlight
06-02-2009, 05:57 AM
it really looks like a tt warrior

Mastadon_10S
06-02-2009, 08:56 AM
I think it is a TT Warrior OS with a babolat paintjob on the edges. If you own a TT Warrior it is easy to take off the logos and apply paint.

you are your warriors....:confused:

eeytennis
06-02-2009, 09:58 AM
I have absolutely no idea what racket it is.. it looks like a prince, but paintjob suggests a babolat :-?

It looks like the Prince Rebel or Rebel Team with a paint job...that would be my guess.

Lindsay
06-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Its a PT280. And can some moderator delete the picture? USCRoddick emailed me and wants to take it off but can't edit his post.

Conquistador
06-02-2009, 01:50 PM
it really looks like a tt warrior

I know-im getting heck for it..But it really does look like it. The Double Bridge is hard to see but i think it is there. I can tell you that it really does look like the TT Warrior

Lindsay
06-02-2009, 02:11 PM
I know-im getting heck for it..But it really does look like it. The Double Bridge is hard to see but i think it is there. I can tell you that it really does look like the TT Warrior

I just said what it is. Its a PT280.

Zach
06-02-2009, 04:26 PM
Lindsay, did you do the pj yourself, or did someone or some company do it for you?

Lindsay
06-02-2009, 04:38 PM
Lindsay, did you do the pj yourself, or did someone or some company do it for you?

I did it myself. I am contemplating offering this service to my clients, depending on how good I get at it.

Jordanxx
06-02-2009, 09:49 PM
My my my, look who has been practicing. That form is still yucky as ever =D. When you come to Houston let me school you. I'm cold blooded now.

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 04:24 AM
My my my, look who has been practicing. That form is still yucky as ever =D. When you come to Houston let me school you. I'm cold blooded now.

I'd like to see that Dan.

featherlight
06-03-2009, 04:51 AM
Can you take this picture down please?

why
10 CHAR

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 07:15 AM
why
10 CHAR

I asked the OP, someone I know, to take it down as a courtesy because its a picture of me, taken without my permission or knowledge. He obliged but can't edit his post. Its also technically in the wrong section, as I'm not a pro.

jelle v
06-03-2009, 07:55 AM
Lindsay>

Well.. at least tell us which racket is underneath the paint-job.. :)

Don't take this the wrong way, but at this forum we are more interested in the racket than the player holding the racket. Yes.. we are racket freaks of nature.. ;)

Racket looks really nice :)

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 08:09 AM
Lindsay>

Well.. at least tell us which racket is underneath the paint-job.. :)

Don't take this the wrong way, but at this forum we are more interested in the racket than the player holding the racket. Yes.. we are racket freaks of nature.. ;)

Racket looks really nice :)

I have said it already. Check post #24 and #26.

dr325i
06-03-2009, 08:44 AM
I asked the OP, someone I know, to take it down as a courtesy because its a picture of me, taken without my permission or knowledge. He obliged but can't edit his post. Its also technically in the wrong section, as I'm not a pro.

I assume the picture resides on some Host (imageshack...) linked to this message board post. The OP should be able to take it off the Host and then it should disappear from here...

kanjii
06-03-2009, 08:57 AM
It reminds me of a painted Pro One.

crazy swinger
06-03-2009, 11:50 AM
i think its a prokennex

AHSEagles2012
06-03-2009, 11:52 AM
its either a custom practice racket which alot of pros do that...or its a P1'd custom racket...or its fake

Rorsach
06-03-2009, 11:56 AM
i think its a prokennex

its either a custom practice racket which alot of pros do that...or its a P1'd custom racket...or its fake

The two of you have never heard of reading comprehension? READ THE THREAD.

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 01:51 PM
The two of you have never heard of reading comprehension? READ THE THREAD.

I know. It feels like I must be on everyone's ignore list. Its a Head Pro Tour 280, end of story. I'm not guessing. It's mine. I painted it.

dincuss
06-03-2009, 02:31 PM
I think we might need proof that is actually you.....

ipitythefool
06-03-2009, 03:20 PM
I know. It feels like I must be on everyone's ignore list. Its a Head Pro Tour 280, end of story. I'm not guessing. It's mine. I painted it.

Lindsay, you are an expert stringer, so let me ask: what strings work best for you on the PT280? Because, I do have an Austrian PT630. Tried it w/ 18G Head PPS at 53lbs per a member here. Was way too powerful.

Also, per another thread, I think you strung Greul Simon's Ozone Pro Tours (or Kblade 98 w/ paintjob) Can I ask, what strings and at what tension does Simon play with?
Thanks of bunch!

Sorry, to the OP, didn't mean to hijack this thread..

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Lindsay, you are an expert stringer, so let me ask: what strings work best for you on the PT280? Because, I do have an Austrian PT630. Tried it w/ 18G Head PPS at 53lbs per a member here. Was way too powerful.

Also, per another thread, I think you strung Greul Simon's Ozone Pro Tours (or Kblade 98 w/ paintjob) Can I ask, what strings and at what tension does Simon play with?
Thanks of bunch!

Sorry, to the OP, didn't mean to hijack this thread..

Gruel was playing with a KBlade at the time, strung with Pacific Polyforce at 22Kg. I'm stringing that PT280 with MSV. I'm not sure which one it is, its a 1.23 in blue that was given to me at the GSS Symposium. I'm stringing it at 48. And to dincuss, I'd rather this thread not exist, as its a slight invasion of my privacy, so I'll choose to let you doubt me.

ayuname
06-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Nice PJ Lindsay. How long did it take you to paint it?

ipitythefool
06-03-2009, 03:55 PM
[QUOTE=Lindsay;3510487]Gruel was playing with a KBlade at the time, strung with Pacific Polyforce at 22Kg. I'm stringing that PT280 with MSV. I'm not sure which one it is, its a 1.23 in blue that was given to me at the GSS Symposium. I'm stringing it at 48QUOTE]

Thanks indeed.
Well it makes sense bec. I remember seeing that "X" on his racquet, which I didnt know what it was when I wanted to find out before.

And by any chance did you notice any customizations on Greul's K98, such as lead tape? If so, at what locations were the lead tape on his racquet?
He is an a'some player, imo.
Thanks very much again for the wonderful "insider" info!

ipitythefool
06-03-2009, 03:55 PM
[QUOTE=Lindsay;3510487]Gruel was playing with a KBlade at the time, strung with Pacific Polyforce at 22Kg. I'm stringing that PT280 with MSV. I'm not sure which one it is, its a 1.23 in blue that was given to me at the GSS Symposium. I'm stringing it at 48[QUOTE]

Thanks indeed.
Well it makes sense bec. I remember seeing that "X" on his racquet, which I didnt know what it was when I wanted to find out before.

And by any chance did you notice any customizations on Greul's K98, such as lead tape? If so, at what locations were the lead tape on his racquet?
He is an a'some player, imo.
Thanks very much again for the wonderful "insider" info!

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 03:59 PM
[QUOTE=Lindsay;3510487]Gruel was playing with a KBlade at the time, strung with Pacific Polyforce at 22Kg. I'm stringing that PT280 with MSV. I'm not sure which one it is, its a 1.23 in blue that was given to me at the GSS Symposium. I'm stringing it at 48[QUOTE]

Thanks indeed.
Well it makes sense bec. I remember seeing that "X" on his racquet, which I didnt know what it was when I wanted to find out before.

And by any chance did you notice any customizations on Greul's K98, such as lead tape? If so, at what locations were the lead tape on his racquet?
He is an a'some player, imo.
Thanks very much again for the wonderful "insider" info!

Absolutely no customizations. He was having some arm problems, so he borrowed some plain frames from a friend and spray painted them himself.

Lindsay
06-03-2009, 04:01 PM
Nice PJ Lindsay. How long did it take you to paint it?

About a week. I was stringing at the event in Sumter and took it with me to tinker with on my down time. Its not perfect. Some paint smeared where the machine mounts made contact when I strung it. I will touch it up later this week. I have another PT280 that I want to paint all black with white stripes. I have another event next week so I'll take it with me there.

ipitythefool
06-03-2009, 04:01 PM
That things is soo round. I think it's a frame with a custom paintjob.

I thought it looked round, too, even kinda like an Extreme Pro.
But I think it is just photo illusion. PT280 is not round, more like ovalish. It is like a true 95ish square (by measuring standards of companies other than Head) If Pro Tour was really that round (and thus forgiving) it'd be an awesome racquet, imo.

ipitythefool
06-03-2009, 04:09 PM
[QUOTE=ipitythefool;3510557][QUOTE=Lindsay;3510487]Gruel was playing with a KBlade at the time, strung with Pacific Polyforce at 22Kg. I'm stringing that PT280 with MSV. I'm not sure which one it is, its a 1.23 in blue that was given to me at the GSS Symposium. I'm stringing it at 48

Absolutely no customizations. He was having some arm problems, so he borrowed some plain frames from a friend and spray painted them himself.

LOL. The guy is at like 100's in ATP rankings, and he spray paints himself!

Unbeliavable difference between players who are in the top 10 or 20, who would get paid probably millions by racquet companies...but if you are at 100s, you get to spray paint yourself lol...

And also very interesting that he plays/played w/ stock KBlade. He was hitting super heavy balls at a tourney in Rome.
Well thanks again for all the info!

bsandy
06-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Lindsay . . .

Are you the same Lindsay that's going to be stringing at the Peoria Futures, next month ?

. . . Bud

Figjam
06-03-2009, 10:20 PM
About a week. I was stringing at the event in Sumter and took it with me to tinker with on my down time. Its not perfect. Some paint smeared where the machine mounts made contact when I strung it. I will touch it up later this week. I have another PT280 that I want to paint all black with white stripes. I have another event next week so I'll take it with me there.

why??? you're ruining a beautiful frame!! dont make it look like a Crapolat!!!
Ill buy any 280s from you!!


BTW are you single???

dr325i
06-04-2009, 03:46 AM
why??? you're ruining a beautiful frame!! dont make it look like a Crapolat!!!
Ill buy any 280s from you!!


BTW are you single???

WOW, that'll get you far...

ayuname
06-04-2009, 04:05 AM
The thought that counts?

Lindsay
06-04-2009, 05:32 AM
why??? you're ruining a beautiful frame!! dont make it look like a Crapolat!!!
Ill buy any 280s from you!!


BTW are you single???

I've only got 1 PT280 that isn't painted. I wanted to paint it because its not in great condition. It has lots of paint chips and stripping it and painting it makes it look brand new. But you can always make me an offer.

Definitely not single.

And yes, my company is doing Peoria. Will I get to meet you?

jmverdugo
06-04-2009, 06:03 AM
Lindsay, you can report the post with the picture and a mod will deleted.

ipitythefool
06-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Definitely not single.


...and everyone in the room sighs :cry:
lol jk!

bsandy
06-04-2009, 01:13 PM
And yes, my company is doing Peoria. Will I get to meet you?

I was copied on an eMail that went from the Tournament Director to the Web Site Designer. I recognized the name, and figured it was you. You're a busy one.

I worked the stringers desk at the 2006 RCA in Indy. What a busy week, and I was only there from Wed - Sun.

I'll be in and out all week at the tournament. They usually set the stringer up, in the middle of the club lobby, so you'll see everybody. The tournament director (Chris) is a "Top Shelf" guy, so it ought to be a good week.

and . . .

You might be a good one for this question.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=265585

See Ya . . . Bud

RFtennis
06-07-2009, 12:22 AM
maybe its someone trying to pretend its a head speed pro.

Ronny
06-07-2009, 12:30 AM
maybe its someone trying to pretend its a head speed pro.

read the thread.....

zapvor
06-08-2009, 09:33 AM
The two of you have never heard of reading comprehension? READ THE THREAD.

I know. It feels like I must be on everyone's ignore list. Its a Head Pro Tour 280, end of story. I'm not guessing. It's mine. I painted it.

this thread cracks me up. she repeated it like 4 times. why did you paint it to babaolat though?

Bhagi Katbamna
06-08-2009, 11:24 AM
I know, it's Federer's racket underneath.

LafayetteHitter
11-17-2009, 10:17 AM
She actually sold it on the auction site recently.

Lindsay
11-17-2009, 10:33 AM
How'd you know? Are you the one that bought it? I thought that guy was in Dallas.

DownTheLine
11-17-2009, 12:39 PM
I saw one of those at a tournament this weekend.

Kid was pretty good.

munthersampras
11-17-2009, 01:22 PM
probably a paintjob