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teto29
03-23-2010, 01:55 PM
hey guys ill post the pics in a sec

teto29
03-23-2010, 02:00 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/aaugw2.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2bp7gy.jpg

OliverSimon
03-23-2010, 02:02 PM
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skyzoo
03-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Henin?, but she's not known to break racquets

TennisandMusic
03-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Are you sure it's a pros racquet? Which one would use full sensation?

OliverSimon
03-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Henin, Bondarenko?

teto29
03-23-2010, 02:04 PM
at first i thought it might be real BLX but taking a closer look it had ncode grommets...http://i43.tinypic.com/14vsady.jpg

rovex
03-23-2010, 02:05 PM
You can rule Henin out. No powerholes of the hyper hammer.

NicoMK
03-23-2010, 02:05 PM
If it was Henin's, we could see the powerholes on both sides of the frame, as I assume she's still using her old frames with PH...

teto29
03-23-2010, 02:06 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/14cw2s5.jpg

rovex
03-23-2010, 02:07 PM
If it was Henin's, we could see the powerholes on both sides of the frame, as I assume she's still using her old frames with PH...

That's it. Forgot the name. :)

NicoMK
03-23-2010, 02:08 PM
My pleasure ! ;)

OliverSimon
03-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Kvitova perhaps?
http://www.hobartinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/kvitova1-w.jpg

NicoMK
03-23-2010, 02:09 PM
To rovex : yeah, 'powerholes' ;)

My pleasure! ;)

teto29
03-23-2010, 02:11 PM
it actually might be kvitova haha all these girls look the same

NicoMK
03-23-2010, 02:12 PM
Yep, might be that lady's racquet (grip colour is ok, frame PJ is ok, strings look ok...). Well done!

rovex
03-23-2010, 02:16 PM
Smashed her racquet during qualifying I suppose.

OliverSimon
03-23-2010, 02:20 PM
It might not be Kvitova as she is not in qualifying and that frame is very popular on the women's circuit.

Don't Let It Bounce
03-23-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm not allowed to reveal my source for this, but... it turns out Nishikori signed up for the quallies under an assumed name. When he showed up to play and the TD asked him to lift his skirt, he flew into a rage.

Or not. It might be the beginning of a grassroots movement to convince Wilson to stop painting racquets in those colors. Hard to say.

OliverSimon
03-23-2010, 04:08 PM
I'm not allowed to reveal my source for this, but... it turns out Nishikori signed up for the quallies under an assumed name. When he showed up to play and the TD asked him to lift his skirt, he flew into a rage.

Or not. It might be the beginning of a grassroots movement to convince Wilson to stop painting racquets in those colors. Hard to say.

Excuse me? Lol.

TennisNinja
03-23-2010, 10:12 PM
That's some serious racket damage. No idea, sorry.

vandyer
03-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Would a Pro use a racket with Wilson Sensation strings in it? Thought sensation was a lower grade string?

quest01
03-24-2010, 02:44 AM
Is the racquet still playable, I'm curious to know how it plays compared to stock form.

Rorsach
03-24-2010, 02:52 AM
Is the racquet still playable, I'm curious to know how it plays compared to stock form.

Yeah, that'll buff right out:

http://i43.tinypic.com/14cw2s5.jpg

ivo
03-24-2010, 03:28 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/14cw2s5.jpg

Could you weight it? And also check if there is any lead under bumperguard and silicone in the handle?

Can you also check ( and post pictures if something interesting:) ) what is under overgrip/grip? (lead?) Handle bevels looks pretty sharp, like without base grip. And buttcap end looks wider than normal.

Thanks

teto29
03-24-2010, 04:11 AM
sure, ill post some other pics when i get back home today. What do you guys think about the ncode grommets?

ivo
03-24-2010, 04:26 AM
What do you guys think about the ncode grommets?

My opinion is that: 1. Either old Ncode racquets are different from BLX (better?), so this pro decided to use older frame instead of new one and frame is just painted to BLX design, or

2. You will find some lead under bumper and customizer simply put older guard after remove original BLX, which is difficult to install back.

What type is buttcap? Ncode or BLX?

drakulie
03-24-2010, 06:15 AM
What pro uses a full string job of Sensation??? I don't know of any. This might just be a juniors racquet.

blackfrido
03-24-2010, 10:04 AM
What pro uses a full string job of Sensation??? I don't know of any. This might just be a juniors racquet.

maybe Oscar :confused: btw, where is Oscar?

JoelDali
03-24-2010, 10:15 AM
My uncle has this huge tool box, he can fix anything.

http://movienewsandreviews.net/MovieNewsandReviews/Stills_files/spicoli.jpg

drakulie
03-24-2010, 10:16 AM
maybe Oscar :confused: btw, where is Oscar?


LOL. That made my day. LMAO!!!

Last I heard, he was away on vacation. Haven't seen him in a while, but keep in touch thru vincescourt, who strings for him.

BTW, Love your avatar.

blackfrido
03-24-2010, 10:21 AM
LOL. That made my day. LMAO!!!

Last I heard, he was away on vacation. Haven't seen him in a while, but keep in touch thru vincescourt, who strings for him.

BTW, Love your avatar.

I haven't seen him and most of you guys in years!
you know that I really admire the player in my avatar :) I hope he passes at least first round at Sony E

Matt H.
03-24-2010, 12:46 PM
I'm not allowed to reveal my source for this, but... it turns out Nishikori signed up for the quallies under an assumed name. When he showed up to play and the TD asked him to lift his skirt, he flew into a rage.

Or not. It might be the beginning of a grassroots movement to convince Wilson to stop painting racquets in those colors. Hard to say.


LMAO!

10 char

ervinxhufka
03-24-2010, 12:53 PM
If there is volkl leather grip under the overgrip, might be Bethany Mattek.
Nishikori -uses Hybrid
A.Bondarenko and Govortsova - Alu Power
Kvitova - nat. gut
Henin- Thicker beam with PowerHoles
Mattek is the only one that likes to use Multi or SG in her racquets. Also, she can easily throw a fit and smash racquets.

Miami83095
03-24-2010, 04:22 PM
Kei Nishikori, I'm calling it !!!