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Aces09
01-05-2010, 01:45 PM
The cortex looks pretty legit to me, but the pictures aren't close enough to be 100% sure. :-\



http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C171d537add61a ee0416f384d17f3f607-getty-73145329yt020_atp_qatar_exx%3A1

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C7fedc7f7a8585 29bc3807ace076adade-getty-tennis-atp-qat-nadal-bolelli%3A1

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2Cfa621f193bfbe 2a00bd85a78ba7b1e5e-getty-73145329yt014_atp_qatar_exx%3A1

DavidGarcia
01-05-2010, 02:00 PM
Very hard to say whether or not it is legit.

I'd say it is a PJ but wouldnt bet my salary on it.

Aces09
01-05-2010, 02:05 PM
I saw a pic on the photo gallery on the ATP website of nadal's racquet, the cortex is definitely painted on.

Go to the atp website and find the photo gallery and there's a really close-up pic of nadal volleying and you can tell the cortex is painted.

E36BMWM3
01-05-2010, 03:53 PM
The cortex looks pretty legit to me, but the pictures aren't close enough to be 100% sure. :-\



http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C171d537add61a ee0416f384d17f3f607-getty-73145329yt020_atp_qatar_exx%3A1

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2C7fedc7f7a8585 29bc3807ace076adade-getty-tennis-atp-qat-nadal-bolelli%3A1

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,capress:20080601:ten,ph oto,capress-ten_abu_dhabi-021369219:1#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yaho o%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2Cfa621f193bfbe 2a00bd85a78ba7b1e5e-getty-73145329yt014_atp_qatar_exx%3A1

Sorry buddy... still a paintjob

skyzoo
01-05-2010, 04:57 PM
It's just a really nice paintjob

Aces09
01-05-2010, 04:58 PM
I know that now, I posted again after I saw a closer picture.

Fedace
01-05-2010, 05:05 PM
I saw a pic on the photo gallery on the ATP website of nadal's racquet, the cortex is definitely painted on.

Go to the atp website and find the photo gallery and there's a really close-up pic of nadal volleying and you can tell the cortex is painted.

Oh cmon,,,then how do you explain the added power in his game....:???::???:

Groove Dude
01-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Oh cmon,,,then how do you explain the added power in his game....:???::???:

Healthy knees and a renewed hunger to win?

Aces09
01-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Oh cmon,,,then how do you explain the added power in his game....:???::???:

Maybe rafa's just a beast.
:-P

or it could be the new black babolat strings he's rocking in his APDGT

TennisFan3
01-05-2010, 08:11 PM
or it could be the new black babolat strings he's rocking in his APDGT

That's a paint-job (or dyed) duralast. Nothing new.

sosa09
01-05-2010, 08:41 PM
i think nadal is never going to use the cortex

iowaviking11
01-05-2010, 08:45 PM
looks raised in the pics

phishua
01-06-2010, 07:10 AM
On a slightly unrelated note, I really like Nadal's crew. It suits him, IMHO, much better than those polos they've been stuffing him in since last spring.

vsbabolat
01-06-2010, 06:40 PM
Nadal still has the Cortex painted on.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nadal_2010_Qatar_2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nadal_2010_Qatar_1.jpg

Hou'stoner
01-06-2010, 06:54 PM
I've got one of the new GT's I tried to post them on here but they had to be from a link, email me a begknow@gmail.com if you want some pics, the raquets sic, does swing a little better than the last, more 'aero' is what if feels like, and def more power.

Bolivian Ace
01-07-2010, 05:22 AM
I've got one of the new GT's I tried to post them on here but they had to be from a link, email me a begknow@gmail.com if you want some pics, the raquets sic, does swing a little better than the last, more 'aero' is what if feels like, and def more power.
Please post a review

Marshredder
01-07-2010, 06:11 AM
Im sorry but thats a PJ, no doubt about it. On the coverage of Doha they often do the shots frm behind the tennis bags and in one shot you could see the handle up close, def a PJ.

chancep2120
01-07-2010, 06:40 AM
i agree with everyone here

SAME SETUP, NEW PAINT

Hou'stoner
01-07-2010, 08:20 AM
Thats not a paint job, i've got the raquet, its matte on one side and glossy on the other, i'll email you the picks stupid ****s

inwoodnyc
01-07-2010, 11:38 AM
Nadal still has the Cortex painted on.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nadal_2010_Qatar_2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nadal_2010_Qatar_1.jpg

I think you could clearly see that it's painted on in the bottom photo

18X20Newbie
01-07-2010, 01:29 PM
Thats not a paint job, i've got the raquet, its matte on one side and glossy on the other, i'll email you the picks stupid ****s

You've got Nadal's ACTUAL racquet? I think you're clearly missing the thread. We all know that the new APDGT has a new pj, but the discussion is if the Cortex on Nadal's racquet is legit or just painted on for marketing purposes. Hmmm... stupid huh?

chancep2120
01-09-2010, 10:09 AM
I've got one of the new GT's I tried to post them on here but they had to be from a link, email me a begknow@gmail.com if you want some pics, the raquets sic, does swing a little better than the last, more 'aero' is what if feels like, and def more power.

Silly stoner lol

rjg007
01-09-2010, 12:30 PM
Nadal's racket is a PJ, I even read on a website a while back that his whole racket is custom and that he likes a head heavy balance; maybe this could explain his extra power. But all we can is speculate until someone actually gets one of his rackets and tells us all.

baseline_monster
01-10-2010, 04:09 AM
I do find it funny how some one said that how can you explain his power?! Also quite crazy how some feel Nadal is done. He will win a slam this year, at least one.

Marshredder
01-10-2010, 04:11 AM
Nadal's racket is a PJ, I even read on a website a while back that his whole racket is custom and that he likes a head heavy balance; maybe this could explain his extra power. But all we can is speculate until someone actually gets one of his rackets and tells us all.

He uses a Aero Pro Drive (no cortex) with specs equal to 9.5g under the bumper and 2.5g in the handle.