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smiggle
06-04-2010, 05:45 PM
Look what I found ... Just thought you might be interested. Sorry if your not.

http://i49.tinypic.com/20jgvfd.png

tsongaali
06-04-2010, 06:38 PM
what's with the hole?

Jim A
06-04-2010, 06:39 PM
It's grooved and offset like that because of how he holds his pinky and gives him a known spot to set up on his backhand...was part of an P1 article a while back somewhere

SuperDuy
06-04-2010, 08:09 PM
I thought this was weird too.

kiteboard
06-04-2010, 08:24 PM
He uses a pt57a, with lead all the way under the cap grommets, and alu power, like Delpotro, Gulbis, Berdych. Alu) Joker uses it on crosses, as does Fed, (alu rough), cilic, (back and forth/vs/alu on mains), Haas, Hewitt. Murray on the mains/vs cross. Too bad it doesn't last long before it goes long.

BobFL
06-04-2010, 08:53 PM
As far as I know, Robin's racquets do not have butt caps. The handles are molded fully in one piece hence no need for caps...

West Coast Ace
06-04-2010, 09:18 PM
It's grooved and offset like that because of how he holds his pinky and gives him a known spot to set up on his backhand...was part of an P1 article a while back somewhereWhat is 'P1'? I read a story in Tennis Magazine (US) about a guy who has been customizing rackets for pros and he detailed what he did for Soderling.

Kunohara
06-04-2010, 09:21 PM
P1 = Priority One

yxyana
06-05-2010, 02:27 AM
A 'hole' on a 'butt' cap lol

orangettecoleman
06-05-2010, 07:58 AM
It's not a butt cap, he uses a custom molded handle shaped like his favorite grip from his earlier career. He's very particular about the way his leather grip was wrapped and used to spend all this time getting the grip wrapped and built up just right but Priority One made him a custom molded one piece handle in his favorite shape. I believe he plays with just one overgrip right on the handle as well.

Rysty
06-05-2010, 10:37 AM
Yep, I think he still uses this kind of handle:

http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/200903soderling_head.html

kimbahpnam
06-05-2010, 10:43 AM
he's using a corked handle!

stoble
06-05-2010, 11:32 AM
I don't understand how he can use no replacement grip and only one overgrip. Especially with an all poly string. The vibrations must be tremendous.

star 5 15
06-05-2010, 05:21 PM
the whole in the buttcap it to add weight. for example p1 customized my racquets and the procedure they used were some kind of weights probably lead sealed and secured with an epoxy. probably the same deal with robins frames.

TennisandMusic
06-05-2010, 05:24 PM
what's with the hole?

This may be news to you, but everyone has a hole in their butt.

yxyana
06-06-2010, 12:38 AM
This may be news to you, but everyone has a hole in their butt.

Really? Good to know. What's the hole for?

adimax8
06-06-2010, 01:22 AM
This may be news to you, but everyone has a hole in their butt.
Really what for? Make racquet lighter?

rovex
06-06-2010, 01:29 AM
Really what for? Make racquet lighter?

LOL!!!



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GlAb
06-06-2010, 04:47 AM
Soderling uses a Youtek Radical Midplus.

Sandwichman
06-06-2010, 05:36 AM
he's using a corked handle!

I laughed for five minutes after reading this one.

adimax8
06-06-2010, 05:55 AM
LOL!!!



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haha sarcasm, u go with it ;):P

Max Raulin
06-06-2010, 09:36 AM
Just a question , what is a PT57A, what does that look like or what kind of raquets s closeto that one ?

Thank you

dr325i
06-06-2010, 09:43 AM
Just a question , what is a PT57A, what does that look like or what kind of raquets s closeto that one ?

Thank you
Same mold as the PT630 (and the Prestige MP line). Different materials (100% graphite), flex below 60, uncustomized comes at <300g...
Great stick, worth every penny...especially if you have any arm issues

Pioneer
06-06-2010, 09:54 AM
All of the above is true, and also he uses some sort of latex on the grip, under the overgrip