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NoBadMojo
03-28-2005, 04:33 PM
Watching Fed/Zabaletta match, and it somehow looks like Fed is using an extended length frame now...anyone getting that or shall i try and adjust my TV?

Richie Rich
03-28-2005, 04:43 PM
sure your tv isn't in "Serena wide screen mode"?

the short grip he has makes his frame look longer - to me anyway.

you know you have opened a can of worms here - we will likely never end the ensuing debate on whether Fed uses an extended frame or not.

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
03-28-2005, 06:44 PM
It looks like it's a quarter of an inch longer actually. Maybe this has accounted for his better serving over the last 2 years.

Safina
03-28-2005, 06:45 PM
white overgrip always makes racquets look longer, imo.

canajun4
03-28-2005, 06:46 PM
wow i'm glad your vision is good enough to notice a quarter of a feakin inch

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
03-28-2005, 06:52 PM
Thanks. I actually wear glasses and didn't even have them on when I saw the end of the match.

canajun4
03-28-2005, 06:55 PM
well i'm not a tennis expert and couldn't spot an inch longer so i'll give you the benefit of the doubt

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
03-28-2005, 07:08 PM
It looks to be no more than half an inch longer. I know Fed previously used a 27" frame (maybe he still does) but his frame looks longer, and I'm guessing he wouldn't go any longer than a quarter of an inch. Federer's racquet, to me, is the biggest looking 90" square inch, 27" long (supposedly) racquet I've ever seen in a pro player's hands. Sampras's PS 85 looked small in his hands as does Safin's Prestige. Maybe it's because Fed is a pretty skinny guy, but he has an almost identical build as Sampras.

Alex
03-28-2005, 07:27 PM
Richie Rich ... is right !! The unusual short grip makes his frame and handle look longer.

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
03-28-2005, 07:33 PM
Definitely a possibility. No doubt.

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
03-28-2005, 07:38 PM
It seems Fed may have always used a short grip, so maybe the frame isn't extended: http://www.geocities.com/federerfan/gallery/sydney/00_01.jpg

federer_nadal
03-29-2005, 12:01 AM
Every time i see it i thnk he has a specially made racquet to 18 by 20 string poattern, because all the wilsons that have that string patter tend to have a long bit there. And being gripped lower makes it look longer

johnmcc516
03-29-2005, 05:37 AM
It looks like it's a quarter of an inch longer actually. Maybe this has accounted for his better serving over the last 2 years.

wow... You have a good enough eye to notice a quarter of an inch on tv?

Lambsscroll
03-29-2005, 05:41 AM
wow i'm glad your vision is good enough to notice a quarter of a feakin inch
lol, too funny

arodnadal
03-29-2005, 06:36 AM
i also thought the same thing that he was using an extended racquet

Federer0580
03-30-2005, 08:41 AM
he is using an extended racket because look at some pics and the grip length is the SAME as mine because he uses 4 3/8 grip and if you look at the rest of his handle you can tell its standard length because if he used a 2handed bh he would have the same amount of grip as I have on my racket......AND I havent tapered with the grip at all.....So yea he is using an extended racket.......

martin
03-30-2005, 09:34 AM
Now i really want to know if he uses an extended racket. Is there someone who strung his rackets and know the specifics. Actually i doubt if he would change to an extended racket. Why should he?

Pistol Pete
04-01-2005, 08:41 AM
Look I have a friend who has one of his rackets...and I mean personal rackets. Rogers racket is not extended its just that his grip is shorter than the normal ncode 90.

It is a 90 inch headsize grip is 4 3/8 he is using wilson gut in the mains and alu rough in the crosses

nytennisplayer
04-01-2005, 09:39 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=38874&highlight=federer+racket

fedex27
04-01-2005, 04:53 PM
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51062029.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE7F9CD95D113652323F72809F1D2F C34C621B2AC3A62513D3
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http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/950241.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEC3FE65F732514BF3442F5DBB9B6E E89D
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51502607.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CB608CE4AF1E5732F0791817C8E75F11A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/1025224.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE484C32C20F6B7994CBD38D61D85B 507E
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/989670.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE628269F8B047FB1502D2F8763721 0EE4

beast

0.2RatedPlayer
04-01-2005, 09:38 PM
none of those links work gstring.


he in fact uses a normal size ncode 90 sq in. i have it right here by my side and compared it to my own ncode 90. its the same crap.

nytennisplayer
04-01-2005, 10:14 PM
none of those links work gstring.


he in fact uses a normal size ncode 90 sq in. i have it right here by my side and compared it to my own ncode 90. its the same crap.


whats the balance on his?

fedex27
04-02-2005, 03:33 AM
i just clicked them they work