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film1
01-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Does anyone know the specs of Justines racquet?
She appears to be hitting a more heavy ball to me these days.

halalula1234
01-28-2010, 06:10 PM
yeh im wondering the same, it looks like a red/blue wilson thing. perhaps it could be sprayed those colour just for her? or is it an available one.

kerxny
01-28-2010, 06:20 PM
It's an available racket, it looks like it's the Wilson Tour BLX 95, the next generation of the nTour, nTour Two, etc.

viktorkwan
01-28-2010, 06:36 PM
Hey guys,

it's been mentioned in a number of other threads that she's still using the same racket from before her retirement...

Close-up pics of her "new" racket will reveal the power holes etc.

It's just the same racket she's been using last few years but with a different pj

Ripper014
01-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Hey guys,

it's been mentioned in a number of other threads that she's still using the same racket from before her retirement...

Close-up pics of her "new" racket will reveal the power holes etc.

It's just the same racket she's been using last few years but with a different pj


Nope... I don't see any powerholes in this frame.

http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2010/01/21/23/261-Australian_Open_Tennis_.sff.embedded.prod_affiliat e.56.jpg

viktorkwan
01-28-2010, 09:56 PM
Nope... I don't see any powerholes in this frame.

http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2010/01/21/23/261-Australian_Open_Tennis_.sff.embedded.prod_affiliat e.56.jpg

hey mate zoom into the photo...

you see grommets for the holes under then "W" painted on her strings...

then focus on the holes in the PWS area...there's no grommets...but slots aka Power Holes...

Ripper014
01-28-2010, 10:06 PM
hey mate zoom into the photo...

you see grommets for the holes under then "W" painted on her strings...

then focus on the holes in the PWS area...there's no grommets...but slots aka Power Holes...

If you say so... but I am not seeing it. Looks like a standard grommet strip to me.

FuriousYellow
01-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Clear pic of the power holes in this thread.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=306583

ericsson
01-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Does anyone know the specs of Justines racquet?
She appears to be hitting a more heavy ball to me these days.

Specs and racket didnt change,

weight: 289 gr unstrung
balance: +-35mm
length: 27.5 inch
string: Maillot Savarez First Gold natural gut 1.40mm
tension: 27kg

Lambsscroll
01-29-2010, 05:28 AM
Specs and racket didnt change,

weight: 289 gr unstrung
balance: +-35mm
length: 27.5 inch
string: Maillot Savarez First Gold natural gut 1.40mm
tension: 27kg


So with strings its still under 11 ounces?

Automatix
01-29-2010, 05:36 AM
So with strings its still under 11 ounces?

Yep... but the Williams sisters also play with ~300g racquets.

cneblett
01-29-2010, 05:54 AM
The commentators mentioned during her semi final match that she had additional lead tape on her rackets now. They commented that her coach said she wanted more weight to get additional weight onto her ball.

Topaz
01-29-2010, 08:09 AM
The commentators mentioned during her semi final match that she had additional lead tape on her rackets now. They commented that her coach said she wanted more weight to get additional weight onto her ball.

Yes, I remember hearing them say the same thing.


That racquet looks huge in her hands! She must really be tiny for that frame to look as big as it does when shes holding it.

I believe it is 95 sq inches.

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And yes, as others have mentioned, her paintjob has changed but not the racquet. There are some great threads about it...do a search on henin's racquet and they should pop up.

vsbabolat
01-29-2010, 08:49 AM
PowerHoles.....
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Henin_2010_Brisbane.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Henin_2010_Brisbane_1.jpg

AJK1
01-30-2010, 01:01 AM
Yes it's a tennis racquet guys.....

larry10s
01-31-2010, 03:59 AM
what are "power holes?"

Automatix
01-31-2010, 06:31 AM
what are "power holes?" You're kidding, right?

+1000 posts and you don't know what Power Holes are?

Ehhhh...
http://www.racquetworld.com/merchant2/graphics/product_pictures/misc/powerholes2.gif

http://www.sweatband.com/upload/MultiMedia/WilsonHH120PH-x-PowerHoles.jpg

Fedace
01-31-2010, 06:38 AM
^^This racket with the Powerholes is no longer available for purchase if i am correct. and that Gut string she is using, how does that compare to babolat gut ??

baseline_monster
01-31-2010, 07:06 AM
^^This racket with the Powerholes is no longer available for purchase if i am correct. and that Gut string she is using, how does that compare to babolat gut ??

From what I've heard its a thick gut and horrible to string, but she is very particular about it and has used it for many years. Babolat gut is the softest feeling and seen as being the best, wilson gut is repackaged gut.