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ez90ing
02-21-2010, 05:09 PM
Hi all,

recently i got an Microgel Extreme and loved playing with it. Saw some PROs using it on the tour and thought.. "hey! not bad"... then i realised that there have been many shouts for "Paintjob !!"

So my question is who is using a genuine Extreme series (MG or Youtek) racket??

Thanks !!

OliverSimon
02-21-2010, 05:19 PM
Youzhny is actually using one of the Head Extremes.

mary fierce
02-21-2010, 06:08 PM
All the pros I've seen using this paintjob seem to have racquets with typical elongated oval heads, not the relatively round head of the Extreme.

ez90ing
02-21-2010, 06:37 PM
All the pros I've seen using this paintjob seem to have racquets with typical elongated oval heads, not the relatively round head of the Extreme.

Yap i think there was a topic on this somewhere in 2007/2008. With many pictures of supposed Extreme series PRO users, showing oval heads frame.

But that was a long time ago. Not sure if any if them eventually changed to the actual Extreme rackets....

Youzhny was also reported using PJ instinct. Can anyone confirm?> :confused:

JW10S
02-21-2010, 06:41 PM
Youzhny was also reported using PJ instinct. Can anyone confirm?> :confused:Youzhny uses an Extreme--I've hit with him.

ez90ing
02-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Okie thanks. that clears for Youzhny. What about other players that are 'using' Youtek Extreme at this current time.

Kuznetsova, Azarenka, Gusquet and some others.

Casco
02-21-2010, 07:03 PM
Youhezny, Lubijic, Tomic al use the Extreme Pro. Azerenka did, but now seems to have a more oval hoop. Gasquet uses the Instinct with an Extreme Pro pj. Youhezny used to use an Instinct but switched to the Extreme Pro when it came out. Kuzy uses the Extreme Pro, too. See Greg Raven's measurements of hers.

JW10S
02-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Kuznetsova uses a special lay up Extreme. Azarenka, Gasquet and Paul Capdeville, whom I've also played, use Instincts. Bernard Tomic used to use a real Extreme before switching to the YT Radical. Ljubicic uses an Extreme (although not the YT version his racquet is painted like) and there are several women on the WTA tour who use real Extremes.

ez90ing
02-21-2010, 08:02 PM
I'm surprise how they all used LM Instinct Tour XL, when there are so many newer technologies, FXP, MG and the recent Youtek.

Anyone have an explanation to share? Thanks

THESEXPISTOL
02-22-2010, 06:48 AM
The Extreme Pros are such nice racquets..

Kick Serve 14
02-22-2010, 02:51 PM
Ljubicic is still using a pure drive I thought, or maybe it was a custom frame...

ez90ing
02-22-2010, 04:51 PM
Anyone have Stringjobs of their Extreme racket to share?

vsbabolat
02-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Ljubicic is still using a pure drive I thought, or maybe it was a custom frame...

When Ljubicic signed with HEAD he really started using a racquet from the Extreme Pro Mold with his own lay-up.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Ljubicic_2010_Aus_Open.jpg

THESEXPISTOL
02-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Anyone have Stringjobs of their Extreme racket to share?

I love Full Polystar Energy at 24kgs, Hybrid of Redcode in the mains and syngut in the crosses, Isospeed baseline spin 17 and a multifillament/Gosen in the crosses (i use Pro's Pro Comet Power it's cheap and great).

ncwxx717
02-23-2010, 03:32 PM
Youhezny, Lubijic, Tomic al use the Extreme Pro. Azerenka did, but now seems to have a more oval hoop. Gasquet uses the Instinct with an Extreme Pro pj. Youhezny used to use an Instinct but switched to the Extreme Pro when it came out. Kuzy uses the Extreme Pro, too. See Greg Raven's measurements of hers.

i thought tomic uses the YT radical?

Kick Serve 14
02-23-2010, 04:11 PM
When Ljubicic signed with HEAD he really started using a racquet from the Extreme Pro Mold with his own lay-up.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Ljubicic_2010_Aus_Open.jpg

So is it a heavily customized Extreme, like what I've done with mine only with more weight added? Or is it a completely custom made frame?

Greek Goliath
02-23-2010, 04:19 PM
So is it a heavily customized Extreme, like what I've done with mine only with more weight added? Or is it a completely custom made frame?

Probably a custom layup, meaning in the same shape as an Extreme, but with different materials, or like the Head PT series, coming out very light so that it can be customized heavily.

Cheers,

Greek Goliath

Kick Serve 14
02-23-2010, 04:42 PM
Probably a custom layup, meaning in the same shape as an Extreme, but with different materials, or like the Head PT series, coming out very light so that it can be customized heavily.

Cheers,

Greek Goliath

Makes sense. Thanks...

Greek Goliath
02-23-2010, 05:11 PM
Makes sense. Thanks...

No problem, glad I could help.

Cheers,

Greek Goliath