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ion
05-06-2010, 02:37 AM
I just wonder about what is the racquet that pros use most on tour and why?

I think it would be Head Prestige series but is it really good for pros or becaus Head pay a lot for the endorsement.

OMGOAT
05-06-2010, 02:43 AM
yeah probably head youtek prestige series or pure drive series?

kiteboard
05-06-2010, 08:18 AM
Head pt57a, e
Babolats
Wilsons

OliverSimon
05-06-2010, 01:43 PM
The Wilson Blade series is very popular.

gino
05-06-2010, 01:54 PM
Prestige seems to be the most popular. I see a lot of Midpluses and Mids.

Travis Fong
05-06-2010, 01:56 PM
wilson k 95 tour i'd say

Doubles
05-06-2010, 03:18 PM
wilson k 95 tour i'd say

I would agree. Most likely some sort of Wilson 95...

Steve Huff
05-06-2010, 03:43 PM
If you count the men's AND women's pro tours, I'd guess Babolat has the most. Babolat surely leads the way in the women's. In the men's, Head seems to dominate among European and S. American players, while Wilson seems to control the rest. This is just based on the singles and doubles I've seen on the tennis channel.

AG30
05-06-2010, 03:45 PM
head prestige MP, mid, pro
wilson 6.1 95, 90
wilson blade 98, 93
babolat pure drive
babolat aero pro drive

These are common at challenger events where the pros don't usually get completely customized racquets with pjs (like Murray, Djokovic, Verdasco, etc.) Also, I don't believe they will be playing with pt57s or h22s, etc at that level.

AG30
05-06-2010, 03:45 PM
^this is for mens

quest01
05-06-2010, 03:50 PM
I would say the Pure Drive and Aero Pro Drive would be used a lot by men and women and the BLX95 and Prestige line used mostly by men

JW10S
05-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Of the 128 men in the main draw at the 2010 Australian Open the break down was as follows; 40 players used HEAD, 32 used Wilson, 25 used Babolat, 15 used Prince, 5 used Technifibre, 4 used Dunlop, 2 used Yonex, 2 used Fischer, 1 used Bosworth, 1 used Pro Kennex, and 1 player was listed as using 'unkown'.

I'm guessing the 'unkown' was Karlovic--who we all know uses a blacked out HEAD Flexpoint Instinct.

000KFACTOR90000
05-06-2010, 07:56 PM
the pure drive has been cloned by so many other brands too...

LPShanet
05-06-2010, 08:35 PM
I just wonder about what is the racquet that pros use most on tour and why?

I think it would be Head Prestige series but is it really good for pros or becaus Head pay a lot for the endorsement.

Head has long had among the largest number of pros in the top 100. This has led to speculation that they pay a lot of people a lot of money to use their racquets. However, that speculation is incorrect. Head only pays top dollar to a few players (e.g. Djokovic, Murray), and has a surprising number of endorsers who aren't paid at all. In fact, most of their players are not paid. Those unpaid players receive only racquets as compensation, and Head is able to retain them because of their comprehensive pro room program that provides a high level of customization to suit specific needs and preferences.

If you're interested in finding out what specific model is used the most, that's a little tougher due to the paintjobbing practice that is so prevalent on the tour. At one point, the Head pro room program was based primarily around Austrian-produced PT57's, PT10's and the like. However, they've been trying to transition as many pros as possible to newer makeups, such as the TGK versions. So figuring out the most popular frame in specific is a bit of a moving target, especially since they can produce many different makeups from the same mold. VSBabolat will probably have a better idea of who is using which specific frame at a given moment than I do, but it's safe to say that Head is the most popular brand among the top 100 male pros, with Wilson and Babolat following. It's worth noting that Wilson, like Head, has a pretty extensive pro room program, while Babolat does not.

Pro_Tour_630
05-06-2010, 09:27 PM
and to think the PT630 mold was not popular and discontinued because it did not sell well :confused:and now more than 15 years later many players on the pro tour (no pun intended) are playing with either PT57A or microgel/youtek prestige MP frames thanks to................you guessed it................. the original PT630:)

ion
05-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Thank you very much to LPShanet for the clear answer.
So, the pro room program is one of the key factor that help HEAD racquect to be the favorite choice for pros.

Then, as you mention about the specific model. In ATP it should be PT57's. How about the 2nd and 3rd?

LPShanet
05-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Thank you very much to LPShanet for the clear answer.
So, the pro room program is one of the key factor that help HEAD racquect to be the favorite choice for pros.

Then, as you mention about the specific model. In ATP it should be PT57's. How about the 2nd and 3rd?

Yes, absolutely. And it's also part of the reason Wilson is #2.

v205
05-07-2010, 06:39 PM
Which pro kennex?

Hidious
05-07-2010, 08:10 PM
So are there any high-ranked pros who actually use recent prestiges (LM, MG or YTK)? From my understanding they all use TGK models which are different layups... Different layups = different racquets, no?

Ambivalent
05-08-2010, 03:21 PM
Prestiges are probably the single most popular series.

blaby
05-11-2010, 07:49 PM
prince o3 are quite popular with the clay court players

Yenster
05-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Oh this is easy.. Head Prestige, Wilson K6.1 series, and Babolat Pure Drive (for women)

pmerk34
05-12-2010, 05:36 AM
I just wonder about what is the racquet that pros use most on tour and why?

I think it would be Head Prestige series but is it really good for pros or becaus Head pay a lot for the endorsement.

It isn't Volkl that's for sure. Pro's know what is best for their game.

Don't Let It Bounce
07-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Damn. I was reading too fast and couldn't stop in time. Anyone know how to get threadcrap off of tennis shoes?

adimax8
07-05-2010, 05:15 PM
I think in the mens tour something like 28 out of the top 100 use head and im assuming the majority of those would use a YT prestige of some sort.

Doubles
07-05-2010, 05:25 PM
I think in the mens tour something like 28 out of the top 100 use head and im assuming the majority of those would use a YT prestige of some sort.

I thought it was closer to 40...

Ookie Cookie
07-05-2010, 07:17 PM
what was evident at wimbledon this year is that the prestige line is very prominent as is the prince ozone tours and the babolat pure drives... needless to say the 6.1 95 has quite the following

Doubles
07-05-2010, 07:20 PM
what was evident at wimbledon this year is that the prestige line is very prominent as is the prince ozone tours and the babolat pure drives... needless to say the 6.1 95 has quite the following

Clearly you would know...

JoelDali
07-05-2010, 07:20 PM
what was evident at wimbledon this year is that the prestige line is very prominent as is the prince ozone tours and the babolat pure drives... needless to say the 6.1 95 has quite the following

What about amongst Juniors?

Did you string alot of their sticks too?

Doubles
07-05-2010, 07:24 PM
What about amongst Juniors?

Did you string alot of their sticks too?

Obviously, haven't you read his thread? He strung at Wimbledon this year, as well as at the Australian Open. Ookie Cookie is the most knowledgeable stringer on this forum...

LPShanet
07-05-2010, 08:16 PM
I thought it was closer to 40...

No, adimax is right about the numbers. There are about 28 using HEAD, 26 using Wilson, 17 using Babolat, 13 using Prince, etc. However, he is not right about most using YT Prestiges. It's much more varied than that, with a large number of paintjobbed coded and other pro stock frames in the mix for the Head players.

Doubles
07-05-2010, 09:07 PM
No, adimax is right about the numbers. There are about 28 using HEAD, 26 using Wilson, 17 using Babolat, 13 using Prince, etc. However, he is not right about most using YT Prestiges. It's much more varied than that, with a large number of paintjobbed coded and other pro stock frames in the mix for the Head players.

Oh, okay. Thanks for the clarification...

adimax8
07-05-2010, 09:17 PM
I just went through top 100 using head and i think i found that about 13 of them are using a YT prestige or a MG or Flexipoint Prestige, or MG or Flexipoint PJ as YT. That's just from head though so if any one could find if a wilson or babolat racquet is more used that a Head Prestige model of any type, would be appreciated.

JW10S
07-05-2010, 09:25 PM
I haven't seen the breakdown for the last 2 GS's but at the Australian Open of the 128 players in the Men's main draw 40 used HEAD, 32 used Wilson, 25 used Babolat, 15 used Prince, 5 used Techifibre, 4 used Dunlop, 2 used Yonex, 2 used Fischer, 1 used Bosworth, 1 used Pro Kennex, and 1 was listed as 'unkown'.

Ookie Cookie
07-06-2010, 04:24 AM
What about amongst Juniors?

Did you string alot of their sticks too?

amongst juniors i would say that there are two real standouts... wilson with the 6.1 95 and the k blade 98.... and the babolat pure drive

and yes i strung a lot of the pros sticks this year

CzechM8
07-06-2010, 04:43 AM
amongst juniors i would say that there are two real standouts... wilson with the 6.1 95 and the k blade 98.... and the babolat pure drive

and yes i strung a lot of the pros sticks this year
Someone please put this kid out of his misery...

JoelDali
07-06-2010, 05:50 AM
Someone please put this kid out of his misery...

I like this guy, he seems to be quite knowledgable.

I've never heard anyone call ALU Power 16 "smooth" before so he seems pretty legitified.

http://media.dorks.com/content/pic/d1122009/dork_2.jpg

Rabbit
07-06-2010, 06:03 AM
and yes i strung a lot of the pros sticks this year

pro tennis players is what we're talking about here..... :)

Rockitdog
07-06-2010, 06:12 AM
amongst juniors i would say that there are two real standouts... wilson with the 6.1 95 and the k blade 98.... and the babolat pure drive

and yes i strung a lot of the pros sticks this year

LOL - man you are so full of crap! You actually believe your own lies, don't you? :roll:

Rabbit
07-06-2010, 06:37 AM
what was evident at wimbledon this year is that the prestige line is very prominent as is the prince ozone tours and the babolat pure drives... needless to say the 6.1 95 has quite the following

Wait...maybe he does string pro racquets....in March of this year, he queried as to how to string a Prince racquet, surely this was in prepartion for his ordeal in June at Wimbledon... ;)

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=4465966&highlight=prince#post4465966

Doubles
07-06-2010, 07:20 AM
Wait...maybe he does string pro racquets....in March of this year, he queried as to how to string a Prince racquet, surely this was in prepartion for his ordeal in June at Wimbledon... ;)

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=4465966&highlight=prince#post4465966

Why does this guy even bother trying to lie to us? It's so obvious that he's a troll...

Rabbit
07-06-2010, 07:28 AM
Why does this guy even bother trying to lie to us? It's so obvious that he's a troll...

Rabbit not know.....but 'tis funny

Doubles
07-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Rabbit not know.....but 'tis funny

Indeed, it is...

Memnoch
07-06-2010, 07:50 AM
What possess someone to make up BS stories? Ookie Cookie you might be able to give real insight into this question.

Doubles
07-06-2010, 08:02 AM
What possess someone to make up BS stories? Ookie Cookie you might be able to give real insight into this question.

I don't know. But his thread was deleted. And I just lost 30 posts...

uk_skippy
07-06-2010, 09:30 AM
^^^^Same here. Although there was alot of negative posts, the thread itself contain information that was interesting to other people.

I'll start a proper one

Regards

--Edit--

Actually, I just bumped up my original thread

Doubles
07-07-2010, 01:49 PM
Pro Tour 630.

Thanks,
Harry.

Hardly, only the top HEAD sponsored pros' use them...

Arize
07-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Past week @ Winnetka Challenger I did see 2-3 players use the K Blade 98, it is a really good frame and my 2nd choice after the i.prestige mp :-)

MurrayisBEAST
07-29-2010, 09:26 PM
Probably Head Youtek.