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maximo
06-13-2009, 10:18 AM
In this Nike ad, i see Sampras is using a Babolat. Can't tell which one however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2bjRNbYbo

I never knew he played with a Babolat, i thought he always used the Pro Staff?

Cesc Fabregas
06-13-2009, 10:23 AM
In this Nike ad, i see Sampras is using a Babolat. Can't tell which one however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2bjRNbYbo

I never knew he played with a Babolat, i thought he always used the Pro Staff?

Why did you decide to watch it because it had Sampras shirtless in it? :)

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:25 AM
Why did you decide to watch it because it had Sampras shirtless in it? :)

Don't be daft.

フェデラー
06-13-2009, 10:26 AM
If you paid attention to the first 5 seconds, he has the wilson emblem stenciled onto the strings.

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:28 AM
If you paid attention to the first 5 seconds, he has the wilson emblem stenciled onto the strings.

Yeah, then look at 11 seconds, its a babolat stencil. :(

Carlito
06-13-2009, 10:28 AM
Its still a pro staff. You might be confused by the lines. Before Babolat made rackets they still used to sponsor a lot of people and the stencil they had to use was the 2 lines. Everyone used to use Babolat VS gut before poly became popular

Teamtomo
06-13-2009, 10:28 AM
He used to use babolat strings,wilson racquet.Not babolat racquet

mozzer
06-13-2009, 10:28 AM
He uses Babolat VS gut.

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Its still a pro staff. You might be confused by the lines. Before Babolat made rackets they still used to sponsor a lot of people and the stencil they had to use was the 2 lines. Everyone used to use Babolat VS gut before poly became popular

But you would have the stencil of the racquet brand, not the strings. :confused:

jayserinos99
06-13-2009, 10:38 AM
^ you have both. one for the racquet manufacturer and one for the string manufacturer.

Cenc
06-13-2009, 10:40 AM
babolat strings thats why theres babolat stencil
but racket was wilson pro staff

GPG
06-13-2009, 10:40 AM
that's true, but he used a Babolat racquet against Roger when they played the 3 exhibitions.

Look at 0:12 in thi video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSytLpHxXw&feature=related

Pwned
06-13-2009, 10:42 AM
^ That's not a Babolat racquet.

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:42 AM
I don't see anyone nowadays play with 2 different stencils from 2 different brands on their racquets. ??

フェデラー
06-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Havent you seen people use two stencils on their strings before? Watch wimbledon Pete vs. Fed its the same exact thing.

dincuss
06-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Yah its just a string sponosr.
Anyways look at his guns when he serves :O

Pwned
06-13-2009, 10:45 AM
Babolat designed their stencil for that reason, so you could show both at the same time.

mozzer
06-13-2009, 11:10 AM
that's true, but he used a Babolat racquet against Roger when they played the 3 exhibitions.

Look at 0:12 in thi video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSytLpHxXw&feature=related
Thats an nCode Tour 90

JacKKyKung
06-13-2009, 11:37 AM
I don't see anyone nowadays play with 2 different stencils from 2 different brands on their racquets. ??

Djokovic: tecnifibre string on wilson
http://www.stlallsports.com/pics/novak_djokovic_sticks_out_tounge.jpg

Grosjean: babolat string on Head (Is that babolat racquet?)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41253000/jpg/_41253528_grosjean.jpg

Alberto martin: Luxilon string on babolat (without any babolat stencil)
http://photos.upi.com/topics-Alberto-Martin/b3fd9fbbb5ac0b1c49a68e6d230bd67e/Alberto-Martin_8.jpg

Ruben ramirez: Luxilon string on fischer
http://www.iran-daily.com/1384/2493/html/043875.jpg

JacKKyKung
06-13-2009, 11:37 AM
Horacio Zeballos: Signumpro string on Head
http://www.marcadeportiva.com/img/galeria/img_496.jpg

Gaston gaudio: Toalson string on wilson
http://www.icicom.up.pt/blog/quarto-arbitro/arquivos/justo%20triunfo%20de%20gaudio.jpg

Last one
Gasquet: Head string on Head racquet
http://plugginaway4him.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gasquet-2.jpg

Do you know why he used two head stencil? I think the big one for racquet sponcered, another for string.

maximo
06-13-2009, 11:41 AM
Djokovic: tecnifibre string on wilson
http://www.stlallsports.com/pics/novak_djokovic_sticks_out_tounge.jpg



But Djokovic still uses Technifibre string with his new Head Speed Pro's, but no Technifibre stencil when he plays...

JacKKyKung
06-13-2009, 11:49 AM
But Djokovic still uses Technifibre string with his new Head Speed Pro's, but no Technifibre stencil when he plays...

Use your gray matter then you'll know what's going on.:-?

It's all about contract. I'm not his agency, so i didn't see any information in his contract.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519W266Q7ZL._SS500_.jpg

Do you think both of them used babolat racquet?

maximo
06-13-2009, 11:54 AM
Use your gray matter then you'll know what's going on.:-?

It's all about contract. I'm not his agency, so i didn't see any information in his contract.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519W266Q7ZL._SS500_.jpg

Do you think both of them used babolat racquet?

Im just pointing out that the pictures you posted were from at least 2 years ago. And since then, i have not seen any pro's having two seperate stencils on their racquets.

JacKKyKung
06-13-2009, 12:10 PM
Im just pointing out that the pictures you posted were from at least 2 years ago. And since then, i have not seen any pro's having two seperate stencils on their racquets.

That's why i'm pointing it's all about contract.

For example, Haas used Dunlop stancil on Head racquet. Then June 1st he changed his stencil to be Head.

May 28th:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Haas_2009_Roland_Garros.jpg
credit: vsbabolat

June 1st:
http://i42.tinypic.com/1tqakj.jpg
credit: beckham

vsbabolat
06-13-2009, 12:31 PM
Im just pointing out that the pictures you posted were from at least 2 years ago. And since then, i have not seen any pro's having two seperate stencils on their racquets.

I guess you don't watch to much tennis then because there are a lot of players that have two stencils on their racquets. One is for the strings and is for the racquet brand.

Here are two from 2009 for examples.
Aleksandra Wozniak with a Yonex racquet Yonex stencil and the Babolat double line for her strings from 2009 French Open.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros_2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros.jpg

Olivier Rochus from Today playing against Djokovic in Halle. Olivier has a Prince Racquet with Prince stencil and Luxilon stencil for the strings. You think it is a Luxilon racquet?
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Olivier_Rochus_2009_Halle_2.jpg

maximo
06-13-2009, 12:35 PM
I guess you don't watch to much tennis then because there are a lot of players that have two stencils on their racquets. One is for the strings and is for the racquet brand.

Here are two from 2009 for examples.
Aleksandra Wozniak with a Yonex racquet Yonex stencil and the Babolat double line for her strings from 2009 French Open.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros_2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros.jpg

Olivier Rochus from Today playing against Djokovic in Halle. Olivier has a Prince Racquet with Prince stencil and Luxilon stencil for the strings. You think it is a Luxilon racquet?
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Olivier_Rochus_2009_Halle_2.jpg

Anyone else then?. ;)

vsbabolat
06-13-2009, 12:41 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Youzhny_2009_Queens_Club.jpg
The X is for Pacific strings.

NicolasH
06-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Pat Rafter played the Del Mar Development Champions Cup with Dunlop racket and babolat strings. The racket had the Dunlop stencil and also two small horizontal lines for the strings.

In the old days, Babolat's pro racket stringing service was on location at most ATP tournaments. The would charge something like $10 per racket for VS gut for the pros. If they could put the two lines on the racket the string job was free. Some top players got additional money to endorse VS strings but most players just looked at it as a free racket stringing service.

Cheers,
n.

ayuname
06-13-2009, 01:01 PM
I declare overkill.

Shaolin
06-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Nice job maximo. Dumbest thread of the year honors.

subaru3169
06-13-2009, 01:09 PM
oh wow.. free stringing would be nice

maximo
06-13-2009, 01:10 PM
I declare overkill.

Nice job maximo. Dumbest thread of the year honors.

I don't see many players on tour with these sub stencils to show what strings they use. if you don't have any useful input, stay away.

GPG
06-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Thats an nCode Tour 90

that's true, I though at first that it was something like a pure storm... My bad

maximo
06-13-2009, 01:15 PM
That's because he doesn't use Technifibre strings anymore, and hasn't for over a year now. He switched over after the 2007 YEC in China.



i see, what strings is Djokovic currently using btw?

NickC
06-13-2009, 01:17 PM
i see, what strings is Djokovic currently using btw?

Babolat VS Team mains, Luxilon Alu Power crosses. No idea about tension or gauge.

Mikey Fresh
06-13-2009, 01:21 PM
his string sponser was babolat he put both emblems on his racket

Gorecki
06-13-2009, 01:26 PM
I don't see anyone nowadays play with 2 different stencils from 2 different brands on their racquets. ??

Max... lots of Head Pro's stencil the pacific x too... just look at Youzhny...

http://aigopen.jp/08/images/player_l/mikhail_youzhny_l.jpg


and several others... you need to take closer looks!

brinkeguthrie
06-13-2009, 01:26 PM
Back in the day, the two line stencil was common on frames, along with the frame maker's stencil. And before that, some players used a VS on their strings. Borg never did this, tho, despite this ad. D or B only.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/brinkeguthrie/borg_babolat.jpg

vsbabolat
06-13-2009, 01:55 PM
Back in the day, the two line stencil was common on frames, along with the frame maker's stencil. And before that, some players used a VS on their strings. Borg never did this, tho, despite this ad. D or B only.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/brinkeguthrie/borg_babolat.jpg

Borg did have the VS logo on his strings in Tournament play.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Borg_VS_Stencil.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/scan0002-1.jpg

フェデラー
06-13-2009, 02:32 PM
Babolat VS Team mains, Luxilon Alu Power crosses. No idea about tension or gauge.

http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/20090123/09/1415561221-tennis-australian-open-2009-day-five-melbourne-park.jpg

You are correct sir. Now when he won Aussie Open in 08 was he using X-1?

Mastadon_10S
06-13-2009, 05:39 PM
I guess you don't watch to much tennis then because there are a lot of players that have two stencils on their racquets. One is for the strings and is for the racquet brand.

Here are two from 2009 for examples.
Aleksandra Wozniak with a Yonex racquet Yonex stencil and the Babolat double line for her strings from 2009 French Open.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros_2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Wozniak_2009_Roland_Garros.jpg

Olivier Rochus from Today playing against Djokovic in Halle. Olivier has a Prince Racquet with Prince stencil and Luxilon stencil for the strings. You think it is a Luxilon racquet?
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Olivier_Rochus_2009_Halle_2.jpg

Rochus using the TT Graphite?????????

vsbabolat
06-13-2009, 06:09 PM
Rochus using the TT Graphite?????????

Olivier Rochus uses the Michael Chang Graphite MP Longbody with the TT Graphite paint job.

Fedace
06-13-2009, 06:34 PM
Olivier Rochus uses the Michael Chang Graphite MP Longbody with the TT Graphite paint job.

It really is TT graphite. You can clearly see the tungston in the head.

BreakPoint
06-13-2009, 06:47 PM
I don't see many players on tour with these sub stencils to show what strings they use. if you don't have any useful input, stay away.
That certainly hasn't stopped you from staying away. :oops:

BreakPoint
06-13-2009, 06:50 PM
It really is TT graphite. You can clearly see the tungston in the head.
It's a paintjob. Even on the real TT Graphite, it's only a sticker in the 2 and 10 o'clock positions on the hoop.

NickC
06-13-2009, 08:05 PM
You are correct sir. Now when he won Aussie Open in 08 was he using X-1?

No, he wasn't using a full X-1 job when he won the Aussie 08. As I said in the post that a certain someone had deleted (not going to name names, but he knows who he is), he had switched from a full X-1 bed to the Champion's Choice blend (VS Team/Alu Power) right after the 2007 YEC.


And I see that you're from CT. That's what's up, dude. Whereabouts, if you don't mind me asking? I'm in Fairfield County (Greenwich, to be exact), right now but I spent 3 years in New Haven and another 6 in Hartford. You familiar with any of the areas I'm talking about?

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:45 PM
That certainly hasn't stopped you from staying away. :oops:

Why are you stalking me. :confused:

Just cos im a Murray fan and he owns Federer in their H2H.

BreakPoint
06-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Why are you stalking me. :confused:

Just cos im a Murray fan and he owns Federer in their H2H.
Nothing to do with Murray.

All I did was read this thread.

maximo
06-13-2009, 10:55 PM
Nothing to do with Murray.

All I did was read this thread.

But see what your doing, putting zit into this thread except for bold statements which provoke arguments. :(

Chase
06-14-2009, 02:45 AM
But see what your doing, putting zit into this thread except for bold statements which provoke arguments.

oh the irony...mate i don't normally call people out on stuff, but you take the cake

maximo
06-14-2009, 03:31 AM
oh the irony...mate i don't normally call people out on stuff, but you take the cake

Go lick more of BP's @rse will you?

prosealster
06-14-2009, 03:33 AM
In this Nike ad, i see Sampras is using a Babolat. Can't tell which one however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2bjRNbYbo

I never knew he played with a Babolat, i thought he always used the Pro Staff?

when did u started watching tennis max??

Mastadon_10S
06-14-2009, 04:03 AM
It's a paintjob. Even on the real TT Graphite, it's only a sticker in the 2 and 10 o'clock positions on the hoop.

I'm afraid that there is no sticker on the hoop. The "weights" at 2 and 10 are definitely visible on a real tt graphite

strungup
06-14-2009, 06:14 AM
Sponsored strings from Babolat are usually from throat X1 & 3 strings, a racket is in the upper 1/4 at about strings X2/3 & 6/7 strings. It is not uncommon to have two stencils as mention by other posters.

vsbabolat
06-14-2009, 06:21 AM
I'm afraid that there is no sticker on the hoop. The "weights" at 2 and 10 are definitely visible on a real tt graphite

On the real Triple Threat racquets there are weights at 10 and 2 O'clock but with a decal over the weights.

Olivier Rochus uses the Michael Chang Graphite MP Longbody

Azzurri
06-14-2009, 06:34 AM
But see what your doing, putting zit into this thread except for bold statements which provoke arguments. :(

Its obvious you don't watch tennis. Sampras never, ever used the babolat. not sure how you don't know strings are stenciled??

Lindsay
06-14-2009, 07:50 AM
[QUOTE=vsbabolat;3557211]On the real Triple Threat racquets there are weights at 10 and 2 O'clock but with a decal over the weights.

Olivier Rochus uses the Michael Chang Graphite MP Longbody[

It is definitely not a regular tt graphite. I strung it a few months ago. It has a precision line grommet.

Kemitak
06-14-2009, 08:03 AM
Thread Stoppa!

BreakPoint
06-14-2009, 09:43 AM
I'm afraid that there is no sticker on the hoop. The "weights" at 2 and 10 are definitely visible on a real tt graphite

On the real Triple Threat racquets there are weights at 10 and 2 O'clock but with a decal over the weights.

Thanks, vsbabolat. :)

My point is that you can't say if it's a real TT Graphite or not from just looking at the "Triple Threat" braided windows at the 2 and 10 o'clock positions on the hoop because that's not the real graphite layer you're looking at but a decal depicting such.

maximo
06-14-2009, 11:11 AM
Its obvious you don't watch tennis. Sampras never, ever used the babolat. not sure how you don't know strings are stenciled??

Alright, mr know it all.

OliverSimon
06-14-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm pretty sure its a pure storm

brinkeguthrie
06-15-2009, 08:18 PM
Borg did have the VS logo on his strings in Tournament play.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Borg_VS_Stencil.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/scan0002-1.jpg

Huh, that's a waay old picture, must be with his first year with Fila. I stand corrected.

coloskier
06-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Yeah, then look at 11 seconds, its a babolat stencil. :(

He plays with VS strings, which is made by Babolat.

LPShanet
06-16-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm pretty sure its a pure storm

No, it isn't. It's an Pro Staff as stated upthread, and has a Babolat stencil to represent the strings he's using. And the one in post #12 (the more recent one) is an NCode, also as already stated. Just because it's red, doesn't mean it's a Storm.

Azzurri
06-17-2009, 08:01 AM
I'm pretty sure its a pure storm

I'm pretty sure you were hit by a car.

TheNatural
05-31-2010, 03:47 PM
I'm pretty sure its a pure storm

you were correct after all

The Baseline
06-01-2010, 06:47 PM
im pretty upset at pete turning his back on the company that was with him his whole career. thats the difference between pete and federer, pete like agassi said has always been shady and cheap. wilson is also an american company and for pete to do this really hurts all wilson fans in the united states, becuase wilson is synonymous with american tennis. sorry pete but this was embarrassing to do to wilson fans

SFrazeur
06-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Now Pete is being Anti-American? Please. . .

-SF

TennisandMusic
06-01-2010, 07:09 PM
im pretty upset at pete turning his back on the company that was with him his whole career. thats the difference between pete and federer, pete like agassi said has always been shady and cheap. wilson is also an american company and for pete to do this really hurts all wilson fans in the united states, becuase wilson is synonymous with american tennis. sorry pete but this was embarrassing to do to wilson fans

One could also say it's "American" to be results oriented, and Babolats bring the results*.

*cue BP coming in to say "Well Federer and Sampras have 30 slams together...I'd say the Wilson results speak for themselves!!! Is it just me? Also my backhand is gorgeous." :)

Shaolin
06-01-2010, 07:21 PM
im pretty upset at pete turning his back on the company that was with him his whole career. thats the difference between pete and federer, pete like agassi said has always been shady and cheap. wilson is also an american company and for pete to do this really hurts all wilson fans in the united states, becuase wilson is synonymous with american tennis. sorry pete but this was embarrassing to do to wilson fans



Actually, Babolat was with Pete for his career too. He used their string and had the double line stencil at all times.

Fee
06-01-2010, 09:22 PM
im pretty upset at pete turning his back on the company that was with him his whole career. thats the difference between pete and federer, pete like agassi said has always been shady and cheap. wilson is also an american company and for pete to do this really hurts all wilson fans in the united states, becuase wilson is synonymous with american tennis. sorry pete but this was embarrassing to do to wilson fans

How do you know that Pete turned his back on anyone? Seems to me that you are assuming a lot without having any info.

How can Wilson be synonymous with American tennis when its most famous current player is from Switzerland?

You seem to be taking this awfully personally. Why is that?

The Baseline
06-01-2010, 09:24 PM
How do you know that Pete turned his back on anyone? Seems to me that you are assuming a lot without having any info.

How can Wilson be synonymous with American tennis when its most famous current player is from Switzerland?

You seem to be taking this awfully personally. Why is that?

its because i thought pete was a lifer with wilson. simply because of the mid frames that wilson produces.

Fee
06-01-2010, 09:26 PM
its because i thought pete was a lifer with wilson. simply because of the mid frames that wilson produces.

Where is there any proof that Pete was a lifer with Wilson? I don't remember ever seeing a thread for that on this forum. If anyone remembers and can point me to it, I would appreciate it.

Pete isn't an idiot. If he was under contract with Wilson, he wouldn't just pick up a Babolat and use it in a public exhibition match with Agassi. Perhaps there was no contract and members of this forum are just assuming there was.

The Baseline
06-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Where is there any proof that Pete was a lifer with Wilson? I don't remember ever seeing a thread for that on this forum. If anyone remembers and can point me to it, I would appreciate it.

he never signed a lifetime contract. i just thought he would stay with wilson after his retirement because he made the pro staff series so popular its an easy assumption to make

Fee
06-01-2010, 09:35 PM
he never signed a lifetime contract. i just thought he would stay with wilson after his retirement because he made the pro staff series so popular its an easy assumption to make

Have you ever tried something that a friend of yours was using and realized you liked it, even if it surprised you to realize that? Pete has friends who are endorsed by and play with Babolat racquets, so maybe he just finally decided to try something new and realized he liked it.

The Baseline
06-02-2010, 08:15 AM
Have you ever tried something that a friend of yours was using and realized you liked it, even if it surprised you to realize that? Pete has friends who are endorsed by and play with Babolat racquets, so maybe he just finally decided to try something new and realized he liked it.

Wilson also make racquets similar to the Babolat. So Pete not experimenting with a wilson frame kind of puts Pete in a bad spot. Sad but true, Im not on Petes side any more.

drakulie
06-02-2010, 08:51 AM
Sampras is a RoddickTard.

hoodjem
06-02-2010, 09:00 AM
In this Nike ad, i see Sampras is using a Babolat. Can't tell which one however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2bjRNbYbo

I never knew he played with a Babolat, i thought he always used the Pro Staff?Wrong. In the video that is obviously a PS. Stencil is for the Bab gut strings.

But yes, Sampras has been playing with a Babolat racquet.

VGP
06-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Seems to me that, on the whole, Pete used the Wilson Pro Staff Midsize because he liked it and depended on it. Not because he was contracted.

Around '98 or so (I'm guessing) he wasn't using the Wilson stencil because Wilson wanted him to quit using their out of date and out of production model.

Funny how things turn out. Years after he retires, they even develop a frame for him. Might just have been a couple of year deal to see how he, and consumers, would like the product.

Times change, and so it seems has Pete's racket selection. Like others have said.....curious to see if it will stick (pun intended).

hoodjem
06-02-2010, 09:23 AM
^^^It is ironic that Sampras changes to Babolat after Wilson develops the kPS 88 for him--all after he retires.

Is Sampras the only retiree that we care with what racquet he plays?

Rabbit
06-02-2010, 09:23 AM
From what I've been told, Sampras in his prime got stock only, no $'s from Wilson. He was happy with the arrangement because he got first pick of the remaining St. Vincent stock. Courier got the rest. Sampras got enough to finish out his career.

I can guarantee you that Wilson would not have "stuck" by Sampras or Federer if they faltered. It's a business arrangement for both sides.

There was a time Edberg was #1 in the world and Wilson wouldn't sign him. This was after Tony Pickard "discovered" Edberg when he was a Wilson employee. Pickard signed Edberg to Wilson originally and then coached him. Subsequently, Edberg tried an Adidas frame for 2 months and then Wilson wouldn't resign him despite his ranking of #1.

hoodjem
06-02-2010, 09:27 AM
Didn't Edberg play with the PS 95 for a short while?

Rabbit
06-02-2010, 09:35 AM
No, he played with a ProStaff and the 6.1 cosmetic.

Fee
06-02-2010, 12:16 PM
Wilson also make racquets similar to the Babolat. So Pete not experimenting with a wilson frame kind of puts Pete in a bad spot. Sad but true, Im not on Petes side any more.

How do you know that Pete didn't try every frame that Wilson currently makes? Maybe he did and he didn't like them.

I'm still surprised that you seem to be taking this so personally. Sounds to me like Pete was more loyal to Wilson than they were to him.

Dave M
06-02-2010, 01:27 PM
So Pete not experimenting with a wilson frame kind of puts Pete in a bad spot. Sad but true, Im not on Petes side any more.

Are you being ironic?You'd dislike a person because of their choice of tennis racket?If as it sems he oesn't have a contract with wilson how is he in a spot, surely now h's retire he must be to a point playing for fun so should use whatever makes his life easier, if thats a babolat then so be it.

Puddy
06-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Good Lord.

Let's name some others:


Borg used a Donnay frame with a Babolat "VS" stencil on the string bed back in the days.
Arthur Ashe used a Head frame with a Babolat "VS" stencil AND the two stripes on the string bed.
Martina Nav used a Dunlop Max 200G with a Yonex stencil at Wilbledon (oops - she got nabbed for that one, though).
Edberg used a Wilson frame with a Wilson stencil AND a Bow Brand string stencil near the top of the string bed.
Lendl used an Adidas frame with an Adidas stencil AND a Bow Brand string stencil near the top of the string bed.
Graf used a Dunlop Mox 200G with a Dunlop stencil AND a Topspin string stencil at the bottom of the string bed.


I can't be bothered to find the pics, but those of you with LOTS of time your hands can do it for me/us?

Take care all and talk to you later...

Lefty78
06-06-2010, 04:31 PM
im pretty upset at pete turning his back on the company that was with him his whole career. thats the difference between pete and federer, pete like agassi said has always been shady and cheap. wilson is also an american company and for pete to do this really hurts all wilson fans in the united states, becuase wilson is synonymous with american tennis. sorry pete but this was embarrassing to do to wilson fans

Wilson is no longer American owned...:(

Kemitak
06-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Wilson is no longer American owned...:(

Say what? Who owns Wilson?

Fedace
06-07-2010, 04:43 PM
In this Nike ad, i see Sampras is using a Babolat. Can't tell which one however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2bjRNbYbo

I never knew he played with a Babolat, i thought he always used the Pro Staff?

He needs more power on the serve so it makes sense..

baseline_monster
06-08-2010, 12:34 AM
He needs more power on the serve so it makes sense..

Sampras is one of the best and most effective servers of all time, he does not need power.

Eiffel59
06-08-2010, 03:46 AM
Wilson is actually Finnish-owned (AMER Sports)

ericsson
06-08-2010, 03:46 AM
Didn't Edberg play with the PS 95 for a short while?

Actually he did but in the seniors...

baseline_monster
06-08-2010, 03:49 AM
Wilson is actually Finnish-owned (AMER Sports)

Correct, Amer do all the distribution in the UK. Whenever the UK factory is out they sometimes send direct from there. Wilson Is in sections of Rackets (Amer) Strings and grips (Framework) and then clothing and shoes (not sure lol)

Eiffel59
06-08-2010, 03:51 AM
Ericsson:
http://i48.tinypic.com/1z4loqo.jpg

Correct as usual my friend ;)

Edward DFW
06-08-2010, 04:44 AM
^^^It is ironic that Sampras changes to Babolat after Wilson develops the kPS 88 for him--all after he retires.

Is Sampras the only retiree that we care with what racquet he plays?

Maybe they didn't sell enough of those sticks and realized that money was better spent elsewhere. Maybe Wilson dropped him and that's why he took the deal w babolat.

I've only seen 1 person play with that racquet.

ericsson
06-08-2010, 08:46 AM
Ericsson:

Correct as usual my friend ;)

Ciao Mario, how are you lately, long time no see, were you at the French this year?