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harry92
04-13-2010, 05:49 AM
Just watching the tennis and noticed that Verdasco is using a blacked out racket. I know there was talk of him going to Dunlop or Yonex but thought he would be using it?

Thanks guys,

Harry.

benasp
04-13-2010, 05:56 AM
it still has a red troath

rovex
04-13-2010, 06:14 AM
He was using a Dunlop bag.

jeffrey2792
04-13-2010, 06:29 AM
Are there any photos of his bag?

jwbarrientos
04-13-2010, 06:30 AM
Nop, but looks like he's still using TFs.

Jim A
04-13-2010, 06:34 AM
par for the course that any man using a Dunlop has it blacked out!

I believe he is testing frames at the moment so using the blacked out TF for the time being until he finds something he likes or they repaint his current racquets (see Rafter, Blake, etc)

beckham
04-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Here's the best pictures I could find:

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2889/98428369.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/98428369.jpg/)

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1376/98428351.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/98428351.jpg/)

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8388/98428343.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/98428343.jpg/)

featherlight
04-13-2010, 07:01 AM
looks like he only painted the top black

ericsson
04-13-2010, 10:03 AM
Still his old stick...

phishua
04-13-2010, 11:39 AM
Testing racquets my left foot.

"Testing racquets" = waiting for his Tecnifibres to be painted

NoleDjoko
04-13-2010, 11:56 AM
he wears blacked out genius 2 too

rovex
04-13-2010, 12:07 PM
he wears blacked out genius 2 too

Really? I watched his match and it looked like he was wearing the Yellow/blue geniuses (with a big toungue).

appdach96
04-13-2010, 12:14 PM
I Agree With Rovex~i Saw Him Wearing The Navy/yellow Geniuses This Morning In His Match

rovex
04-13-2010, 12:22 PM
Here's an excellent close up (notice he custom tongue)

http://i39.tinypic.com/175xf5.jpg

JStar7
04-13-2010, 01:27 PM
It is indeed his old stick with 3/4 of it painted black. Thats interesting. Was someone too lazy to finish the job? Or are they hinting that he'll use a 300, or at the paint of a 300?

jwbarrientos
04-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Nice pj BTW, did he sanded by himself? :mrgreen:

Rick2020
04-13-2010, 03:07 PM
Here's an excellent close up (notice he custom tongue)

http://i39.tinypic.com/175xf5.jpg

Are these for sale :shock: !?!?
can't seem to find them anywhere
only black yellow and green white

himynameisNIKE
04-13-2010, 10:00 PM
Are these for sale :shock: !?!?
can't seem to find them anywhere
only black yellow and green white

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/adidas_CC_Genius_II_Noble_InkAcid_Buzz/descpageMSADIDAS-ACCG2NG.html

yeah dude

SoBad
04-13-2010, 10:10 PM
Is it even painted? I would guess they just put some black masking tape over the white text on the hoop, before stringing them.

ChuDat
04-13-2010, 11:47 PM
It looks like they just painted the top of the original 320

raging
04-14-2010, 12:28 AM
It looks like they just painted the top of the original 320

they certainly did paint the original bullitt frame - he will not change that quickly, this is a compromise to keep TF, Dunlop and Yonex happy...:)

Reality is that no one company will be satisfied till he stencils and advertises one racquet brand.

It could be a long wait.

powerdevour
04-14-2010, 07:00 AM
verdasco is aight

rudester
04-14-2010, 07:22 AM
verdasco is aight

????????????

hoodjem
04-14-2010, 07:39 AM
Really? I watched his match and it looked like he was wearing the Yellow/blue geniuses (with a big toungue).
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VamosFernando
04-14-2010, 10:21 AM
why is he using this different tongue??

rovex
04-14-2010, 10:41 AM
why is he using this different tongue??

I think because Fernando wants the shoe to have a more custom fit for stability and comfort. :)

Murray_Fan
04-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Yeah comfort and maneuverability around the court

Kemitak
04-14-2010, 01:38 PM
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Gioman
04-15-2010, 03:23 AM
The racquet in the photo seems to have 18x20 pattern

ericsson
04-15-2010, 03:30 AM
The racquet in the photo seems to have 18x20 pattern

I suggest you count again...

Tennis_Crazed
04-15-2010, 03:57 AM
Here's an excellent close up (notice he custom tongue)

http://i39.tinypic.com/175xf5.jpg


Whats the point of the custom tongue? comfort?

featherlight
04-15-2010, 04:03 AM
Why doesn't the custom tongue have the Adidas logo and does the custom tongue increase ankle support

NikeUp
04-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Back to the painted racket;

Surely painting part of the racket is changing it's weight, balance and stiffness? Just a thought...

Apparently Verdasco was recomended trying the large tounge by Rafa. The large tounge should be featuring on his next barricades too.....

babolat king
04-15-2010, 05:45 PM
he switched racquets during the berdych match and he pulled a fresh one out of a technifibres plastic bag. maybe they should have blacked out the plastic bag also.haha

tennisjon
04-15-2010, 08:05 PM
From what I have heard he left Yonex for Dunlop but is still using a Technifibre frame.

ericsson
04-15-2010, 11:44 PM
he switched racquets during the berdych match and he pulled a fresh one out of a technifibres plastic bag. maybe they should have blacked out the plastic bag also.haha

That's because Tecnifibre is the official stringer there, everyone except P1 clients will have the plastic Tecnifibre bag.

Slazenger07
04-19-2010, 04:00 PM
I thought the Genius shoes were made for hard courts...Im surprised he's not using the Feathers.

NikeUp
04-20-2010, 01:30 AM
The genius's actually have part herringbone sole, the original clay court sole (zig zag lines). So they are acually quite suited to clay. They are also, stable, low to the ground and reasonably light. Saying that, as far as i'm aware, Verdasco's have a completely flat herringbone sole, to be a proper clay shoe. Like, for example, Rafa's shoes.

And anyone know why in the final Verdasco pulled a fresh racket out of a P1 bag and not a tournament bag like he'd been doing earlier in the week.

NikeUp
04-20-2010, 01:35 AM
genius sole.

http://i39.tinypic.com/29upqfn.jpg

featherlight
04-20-2010, 06:50 AM
i remember i saw a video last year and the genius nole was using had a feather outsole

raging
04-20-2010, 06:56 AM
The genius's actually have part herringbone sole, the original clay court sole (zig zag lines). So they are acually quite suited to clay. They are also, stable, low to the ground and reasonably light. Saying that, as far as i'm aware, Verdasco's have a completely flat herringbone sole, to be a proper clay shoe. Like, for example, Rafa's shoes.

And anyone know why in the final Verdasco pulled a fresh racket out of a P1 bag and not a tournament bag like he'd been doing earlier in the week.

I think you answered your own question..he is a P1 client now!:)

NikeUp
04-20-2010, 07:38 AM
but halfway through a tournament? Bit strange, no?

CzechM8
04-20-2010, 07:47 AM
but halfway through a tournament? Bit strange, no?

I don't know what others have seen but I noticed Verdasco take a freshly strung racquet out of a P1 bag in the match against Berdych, so I was surprised to see people mentioning Tecnifibre.

Shankapotomus
04-22-2010, 06:12 PM
im not so sure tha thats his technifibre...to me, the headshape looks slightly different to me. idk thats just me tho

THESEXPISTOL
04-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Dunlop lost one of the best marketing opportunities ever in Monte Carlo!

RacquetCraft
04-23-2010, 04:19 AM
but halfway through a tournament? Bit strange, no?

Not strange at all. It's actually pretty typical type of stuff that goes on behind the scenes on the pro tour!

If he is not signed yet, they probably set their sights on prospecting him as a client and were marketing him at that tournament by offering to do up some of his racquets for free to convince him of the benefits of signing up with them and spending extra to become one of their gold contract players instead of using the standard stringing service. Meanwhile they got free branding advertisement by having fans see him pull his sticks out of their bags:wink:

Pretty tame stuff compared to everything else that goes on behind the scenes.

cheers,

Racquetcraft

gloumar
04-23-2010, 05:58 AM
Just old 2008 TF Tfight 320 (325?) XL he used before, painted black. It is actually a 18*20 pattern.
He has no contract anymore with TF, no red triangle on strings anymore... I dt know and dt care he keeps this situation goin' on, as he recovered at least a good level of play by taking his Tecnifibres back !
His play with Yonex was terrible... couldn't serve ! It was not worth the try, this racket change...

raging
04-23-2010, 06:43 AM
Just old 2008 TF Tfight 320 (325?) XL he used before, painted black. It is actually a 18*20 pattern.
He has no contract anymore with TF, no red triangle on strings anymore... I dt know and dt care he keeps this situation goin' on, as he recovered at least a good level of play by taking his Tecnifibres back !
His play with Yonex was terrible... couldn't serve ! It was not worth the try, this racket change...

It is always worth a try..changing rackets but it is a big money thing, agents fees involved, coaches, a player's form and playing style and how much time a player has to adjust...lots of variables and for most players not worth the hassle...not at this level.
It must have been an interesting offer from Yonex and technifibre will be negotiating now with Dunlop. It could be very messy and that is the agents job to sort it out. fernando just has to keep taking care of business...on the court.

NoleDjoko
04-23-2010, 09:49 AM
i really hate this guy

PED
04-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Just old 2008 TF Tfight 320 (325?) XL he used before, painted black. It is actually a 18*20 pattern.
He has no contract anymore with TF, no red triangle on strings anymore... I dt know and dt care he keeps this situation goin' on, as he recovered at least a good level of play by taking his Tecnifibres back !
His play with Yonex was terrible... couldn't serve ! It was not worth the try, this racket change...

Couple of points, he uses a standard length stick Major Bullit Elite painted like a TF, it is a 16X19 and he won a final versus Roddick with the Yonex so maybe he wasn't all bad with it ;)

mcshift
04-23-2010, 03:57 PM
on tennis warehouse it says he's using the dunlop 300 4d tour...although im sure its still a TF.

funny cause it also says that davydenco is using a dunlop 300 4d...

lol no way to black out one of those prince frames
but too bad for prince cause davy is like their last high rated male player i think