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martin
05-28-2010, 11:40 AM
I know he used the flexpoint prestige mp stock which seems incredible light with a sw in the low 320's but now he uses a racket with a 16 x 19 pattern.
Is it the youtek prestige pro??
Is this one stock also or has he some leadtape??

Anyone knows??

Mdubb23
05-28-2010, 01:06 PM
You're right, Thiemo did use the retail FXP Prestige MP (you can see the retail script in the throat, not to mention the FXP dimples):

http://www.sportinnederland.nl/fotos.php?id=1720

In early 2008, he switched to a 16x19 string pattern, and the TGK238.2 (MG Prestige mold, 16x19 string pattern, 100% graphite layup, albeit made in China), which he still uses with Youtek Prestige paint. You can faintly see the code here in the throat, and I've held his racquets before; I can confirm it.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01DOeHS2gE8WA/610x.jpg

martin
05-28-2010, 01:54 PM
So it's not the same as the retail microgel prestige pro because of the 100% graphite?

Do you the specifcations of his racket??
Weight and swingweight??

Mdubb23
05-28-2010, 02:39 PM
So it's not the same as the retail microgel prestige pro because of the 100% graphite?

Do you the specifcations of his racket??
Weight and swingweight??

Precisely. In addition, the natural flexpoints of the hoop have been raised slightly to aid in heavier hitting.

I don't have the exact specs, but when I held it, it felt like a fairly low static weight, but a high swingweight, and quite head-light.

Arize
05-29-2010, 12:01 AM
During the Australian Open 2010 in HD I noticed his butt-cap sticker was a HEAD INTELLIGENCE so I figured he's using the i.prestige mid plus, I don't see why he would have an intelligence butt-cap on his youtek paintjob I have not bothered to follow-up I am just posting what I saw on TV.

Arize
05-29-2010, 12:05 AM
http://www.rnw.nl/data/files/images/lead/100210%20Thiemo%20de%20Bakker%20ANP-11936409.jpg

Well I guess it's not an i.prestige since it is 16x19.

vsbabolat
05-29-2010, 03:48 AM
During the Australian Open 2010 in HD I noticed his butt-cap sticker was a HEAD INTELLIGENCE so I figured he's using the i.prestige mid plus, I don't see why he would have an intelligence butt-cap on his youtek paintjob I have not bothered to follow-up I am just posting what I saw on TV.

I think you are mistaken. The current "Pro Stock" butt-caps are white and black and look very similar to the old retail Intelligence butt-cap.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/HEAD_New_Butt-cap.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Thiemo_de_Bakker_2010_Barcelona.jpg

JStar7
05-29-2010, 10:46 AM
Anybody know De Bakker's Grip size?

dr325i
05-29-2010, 11:16 AM
I think you are mistaken. The current "Pro Stock" butt-caps are white and black and look very similar to the old retail Intelligence butt-cap.


Plus, in the large picture above, it is obvious that the racket is not iPrestige mold -- the throat shape is of the PT630 shape...