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hityellowball
03-04-2010, 06:31 AM
What racquet does he really use? Thanks

dgoran
03-04-2010, 09:34 AM
If you search you will be rewarded by some photos of his actual stick but long story short its pt57A

vsbabolat
03-04-2010, 09:41 AM
Gulbis uses PT57E
hi, it says PT57E. you really know your stuff! here's a pic and also pics of the grip under the overgrip and the tension sticker and the old butt cap.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/gulbis001.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/gulbis002.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/gulbis003.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/gulbis004.jpg

hityellowball
03-04-2010, 09:45 AM
Thankyou both

ChevyTennis
03-04-2010, 10:01 AM
So - it only Head's top-end players like Andy Murray and Svetlana Kusnetsova(?) who actually get their names stamped on their frames? Everyone else just gets the model #?

jazzyfunkybluesy
03-04-2010, 10:06 AM
I bet they have their name on them or some kind of indentifier. It would be bad to mix them up.

dgoran
03-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Sorry I was speaking from my memory yes pt57e not sure why I remembered a was it pt57a before? I rememeber seeing a pictures of a broken pt57 a hmmmm my mind must be playing tricks on me...

dgoran
03-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Btw is that lead I see under turna grip?

Fedace
03-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Looks like Microgel prestige pro.......??

Pro_Tour_630
03-04-2010, 05:02 PM
yes it is an E you can tell by the distance area above the grip and below the bottom of the V throat.

the material above the grip sure looks like a beefed up area al john cauthen:)

vsbabolat
03-04-2010, 06:07 PM
Btw is that lead I see under turna grip?

No, That is the Original White HEAD Grip. I believe it is called Hydrosorb Grip.
^^^yeah i know what lead tape is, i used to splice it in half (the gamma kind) and but it at 10 and 2 o'clock on my 300g. now i use the tf 325 and like it w/o any lead.

ok i'm about to do something crazy, i had this since april and haven't touched the grip, i am gonna unwrap it a little to see what kinda grip it is. pics to come soon. wow, surprising result, you'll see soon

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/grip001.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/grip002.jpg

its a white head grip, and it looks like it has been on there for a long time and the "lead" is actually sweat grime over time that turned it gray, or probably from the tournagrip too.

dgoran
03-04-2010, 07:43 PM
10-4 pictures sure can deceive...

rudester
03-04-2010, 08:24 PM
Did you notice his what he had for a string setup, i see the tension is labeled 28k/27k

Edward DFW
03-04-2010, 09:41 PM
No, That is the Original White HEAD Grip. I believe it is called Hydrosorb Grip.

How did you get that racquet?

PED
03-05-2010, 01:21 PM
How did you get that racquet?

If I remember correctly, leelord attended the US clay court champs in Houston. Gulbis snapped his stick when he got mad and gave it to Leelord.

andreev_forehand
05-06-2010, 11:18 PM
Is that a 93 or 98 sq inch head? In other words is it shaped more like the mid or mid-plus versions?

Leelord337
05-06-2010, 11:38 PM
If I remember correctly, leelord attended the US clay court champs in Houston. Gulbis snapped his stick when he got mad and gave it to Leelord.

ha yep, well he knew me 'n my moroccan friend as he had the guts to ask him if he wanted to hit! (a few days earlier) gulbis replied "well i've already hit today, but i'll hit tomorrow after my doubles match". We never held him up to that though, but yah, another kid grabbed the cracked racket and looked at it and i thought....here's my chance to get it :P so after gulbis finished his practice session that day i asked him to sign it and he did. Actually a friend of mine on here did some swingweight research on the stick @tw, i have it saved somewhere, i'll add to this thread...thanks ev1

ivo
05-07-2010, 12:15 AM
There is a lot of lead tape under the bumper as you can see from this picture where the crack is:


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket006.jpg

Is it possible to lift bumperguard a little bit and see how long is this lead tape ?

It looks that it goes at least to the fifth cross string, but is it even longer?

If you would find this SW, it would be great.. :)

Thanks

Doubles
05-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Btw is that lead I see under turna grip?

No, it's an old white grip that HEAD put on their old rackets. It just looks like lead because it's grimey and slimy from him sweating...

Doubles
05-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Looks like Microgel prestige pro.......??

Exactly, that's what it is supposed to look like...