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Aaron3313
02-19-2010, 07:20 AM
sorry if this thread already exists. I was just looking around flickr.com and I saw tsonga's pictures. it kinda look like a PJ to me thoughh. http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1636/4294397202c9ba022a42od.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/4294397202c9ba022a42od.jpg/)

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1295/4299336956e64d82c18fo.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/4299336956e64d82c18fo.jpg/)

what do you guys think??

sinned
02-19-2010, 07:38 AM
wow good eye...im a believer

baseline_monster
02-19-2010, 07:57 AM
looks like a stock aero to me, don't see any reason to believe anything other to be honest

downs_chris
02-19-2010, 08:00 AM
what exactly are you seeing? this is like where's waldo...

Rock Strongo
02-19-2010, 08:02 AM
It looks like it has a painted on Cortex....

dgoran
02-19-2010, 08:23 AM
IMHO Cortex clearly protrudes, its not flat like in nadals apd

dgoran
02-19-2010, 08:26 AM
It still could be a pj of APDC painted to look like New GT

chillyice9
02-19-2010, 10:09 AM
i think the first picture does look like a pj. painted cortex.

tennis_pr0
02-19-2010, 10:16 AM
I just want to know what Tsonga is doing with the Nadal racquet. Not a racquet that would fit his game well unless it was severely customized, which I'm sure it is....

shanked_it
02-19-2010, 10:21 AM
The flare on the racquet doesn't seem continous to me at the cortex (the first pic)


But still, for me, I can't say nay or yay from these pics, other than in the first pic, it does look more legit than not.

shanked_it
02-19-2010, 10:22 AM
actually, same thing with the second pic, I say nay for PJ

Kick Serve 14
02-21-2010, 05:59 PM
IMO that looks like a PJ, but I would need to see some closer pics in order to have a definate confirmation...

Fedace
02-21-2010, 06:11 PM
It looks like it has a painted on Cortex....

Its a real cortex. Not sure if this racket is helping him play better ?? or hurting his game ? Racket is fairly powerful though you can take some power off the frame with customization. But i think he needs some time to really make this an extension of his arm.....:???:

OliverSimon
02-21-2010, 06:20 PM
Cortex is painted on.

Fedace
02-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Cortex is painted on.

Prove it. proof is in the pudding..

Storm_Kyori
02-21-2010, 09:30 PM
ii also call pj on this. the throat does look like the aero design, so it can't be another frame. i think cortex is painted on and he could eb using the same frame as rafa. aero pro drive non cortex.

ChrisBackAtIt
02-21-2010, 09:51 PM
If you look at the gap where the cortex is and compare it to the photos FabFed posted, it sure looks like it matches the actual real cortex version of this racket.
The PJ that Nadal uses has a slightly larger gap between the painted on Cortex and the metallic color on the throat of the racket.

Just an observation from a guy. I could be wrong.

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh329/FabFed/NadalRet5.jpg

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh329/FabFed/NadalRet6.jpg

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh329/FabFed/NadalRet7.jpg

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh329/FabFed/NadalRet8.jpg

Rorsach
02-22-2010, 02:01 AM
Looks like a regular APD with cortex to me. And why would someone who just switched to that frame (and actually requested a copy of that frame from Wilson) use a paintjob?

I could understand if he had his old frame pj'ed, but this?

slice bh compliment
02-22-2010, 02:13 AM
It's generally cooler to assume it is a paintjob.
That said, I have it from a pretty good source that, underneath it all, Tsonga is playing with a St.Vincent.

mpournaras
02-22-2010, 09:05 AM
its all good

Charles Norris
02-25-2010, 06:34 AM
ChrisBackAtIt, who's autograph is that?

Just saw it said RAFA in big bold letters on the side. Guess I'm not the most observant person.

ChrisBackAtIt
02-25-2010, 06:55 AM
ChrisBackAtIt, who's autograph is that?

Just saw it said RAFA in big bold letters on the side. Guess I'm not the most observant person.

My point, Charles, is that the there is a variation from the PJ and the real cortex. The best way to show this was by posting the Rafa rackets that FabFed won...If Tsonga is not using a cortex racket do you think the PJ would be greatly different from Rafa's PJ?
I would think that even if they used two different rackets under a PJ, the actual PJ would be identical due to needing to match the current retail model. So, with that thinking, it seemed valid to point out a perceived difference.
The fact that they are using Rafa to lead the promotion for the racket does not effect what I'm contributing to this thread.

Kemitak
02-26-2010, 01:00 PM
I don't think Tsonga's even holding a racquet, just a pretty picture of one.

I agree with Rorsach.

babolat141
02-27-2010, 12:46 PM
ok....if you look in the second picture....the bottom half of the cortex has that line that protrudeds from the racket. it is not a paintjob.....

DownTheLine
02-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Looks like a painted cortex.

MethodTennis
02-28-2010, 08:55 AM
ii also call pj on this. the throat does look like the aero design, so it can't be another frame. i think cortex is painted on and he could eb using the same frame as rafa. aero pro drive non cortex.

or it could be the aero pro control

RCizzle65
02-28-2010, 07:26 PM
It's generally cooler to assume it is a paintjob.
That said, I have it from a pretty good source that, underneath it all, Tsonga is playing with a St.Vincent.

That was before he switched from his PJ K-Blade to his Kobra, apparently he used a Babolat and loved it, so he switched.

Charles Norris
03-01-2010, 05:54 PM
My point, Charles, is that the there is a variation from the PJ and the real cortex. The best way to show this was by posting the Rafa rackets that FabFed won...If Tsonga is not using a cortex racket do you think the PJ would be greatly different from Rafa's PJ?
I would think that even if they used two different rackets under a PJ, the actual PJ would be identical due to needing to match the current retail model. So, with that thinking, it seemed valid to point out a perceived difference.
The fact that they are using Rafa to lead the promotion for the racket does not effect what I'm contributing to this thread.

I wasn't questioning you. I was legitimately wondering who's name it was.

dadozen
03-04-2010, 05:50 AM
Nah, it's a fake. Tsonga probably got that from the auction site.





:lol:

princeuser3
03-13-2010, 06:02 PM
Or it could be a paintjob of his kobra. Lots of players change painjobs but not racquets so...

princeuser3
03-13-2010, 06:04 PM
i meant paintjob...for the second one.