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roperteacher
01-21-2011, 05:20 AM
Just watched the Bryan brothers doubles match last night and looks like they switched AGAIN. I wonder what they like about the Rebel team over the Ignite team? :confused:

tennisnoob3
01-21-2011, 08:21 AM
Just watched the Bryan brothers doubles match last night and looks like they switched AGAIN. I wonder what they like about the Rebel team over the Ignite team? :confused:

was this on espn??

there was a prince advertisement video going around for 2011, and i believe the bryan's are "using" the rebel like gael monfils

themitchmann
01-21-2011, 08:28 AM
They are supposed to be using the Rebel. The Ignite Team is discontinued, so they needed to switch models for their sponsorship.

Carolina Racquet
01-21-2011, 09:09 AM
I haven't seen any images of their new stick, but if it's a 16 x 18 string pattern we're looking at just a different paint job of the Ignite Team to that of a Rebel Team.

If they are using an 18 x 20 string pattern, then they probably actually made the move to the Rebels.

My money is on a paint job change only.

roperteacher
01-21-2011, 09:25 AM
Yea, I just watched their AO match from yesterday and they are green. I looked on TW and they have them listed as using the Rebel team.

themitchmann
01-21-2011, 09:38 AM
In the Prince catalog, they're using regular Rebels...

haven't seen images of them playing yet. Now I'm curious.

themitchmann
01-21-2011, 09:47 AM
Regular Rebels in this pic from their fb page:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=194981900516258&set=a.194981807182934.55025.124264687587980&pid=774535&id=124264687587980

BobFL
01-21-2011, 11:45 AM
The head shape is not the Rebel's and the throat is different imo.

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/16.jpg

BobFL
01-21-2011, 11:49 AM
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/PXOR-1.jpg

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/PXOR-2.jpg

SFrazeur
01-21-2011, 12:12 PM
Looks like an Ignite mold paintjob.

-SF

[d]ragon
01-21-2011, 12:14 PM
But it does have 18 mains. Where they using 18 mains with their Ignite PJs?

gavna
01-21-2011, 12:16 PM
That's exactly what it is - it's a Rebel PJ of their Ignite Team Pro from last yr. Extended length with the tight string pattern. Since the Ignite line was dropped Prince pushing the Rebel.

swooshrc
01-21-2011, 01:41 PM
I thought they were always using rebels b/c they've always used an 18x20.

insiderman
01-21-2011, 02:17 PM
Prince did a totally special layup, and string pattern for them - I've strung plenty of them, so no BS...shows kudos to the 'P' for doing what it takes...

Fedace
01-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Just watched the Bryan brothers doubles match last night and looks like they switched AGAIN. I wonder what they like about the Rebel team over the Ignite team? :confused:

I guess they weren't too happy with losing the YEC in november.....trying for a new edge......they can't get a new partner so,,,what choice do they have ?

cknobman
01-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Look at the pics BobFL put up.

The racquet is an 18x20 and it looks exactly like Prince's stock photo of the rebel.

They did make the switch.

BobFL
01-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Look at the pics BobFL put up.

The racquet is an 18x20 and it looks exactly like Prince's stock photo of the rebel.

They did make the switch.

Are you serious or just bored? They look NOTHING alike. Look at the throat just above the handle: it is at least 50% wider and the racquet head is totally different shape. It is a lot wider from 3 to 9...

Cup8489
01-21-2011, 03:50 PM
I guess they weren't too happy with losing the YEC in november.....trying for a new edge......they can't get a new partner so,,,what choice do they have ?

do you purposely ignore the more sensible posts here?

themitchmann
01-21-2011, 04:29 PM
I'm thinking PJ as well.

vsbabolat
01-21-2011, 05:47 PM
The head shape is not the Rebel's and the throat is different imo.
http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/16.jpg
It is a Ignite Team TX234C-95 CT2 27.5"
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Bryans_Barcelona_2010.jpg
The only thing as you can see that has changed is the paint job..............

tennisnoob3
01-21-2011, 06:34 PM
string grommets, correct?

ngtaj88
01-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Are you serious or just bored? They look NOTHING alike. Look at the throat just above the handle: it is at least 50% wider and the racquet head is totally different shape. It is a lot wider from 3 to 9...

this quote= thank you for stating this. stole the words right out of my mouth.

lefty10spro
01-22-2011, 02:51 PM
Remember that the superstars get exactly what they want from companies like Prince. The twins don't even use the same layups and debating what they actually use is pointless.

aceX
01-22-2011, 03:06 PM
do you purposely ignore the more sensible posts here?

Fedace likes to 'mix it up'

SFrazeur
01-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Look at the pics BobFL put up.

The racquet is an 18x20 and it looks exactly like Prince's stock photo of the rebel.

They did make the switch.

It looks as much like a Rebel mold as it looks like a painted Pro Staff 85.

-SF

Automatix
01-22-2011, 10:23 PM
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01055.JPG
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01056.JPG

I doubt anything changed besides the paintjob...

themitchmann
01-23-2011, 03:57 AM
If you watched them play at all this tournament, you can see how round the head is. Some of the pics distort the head shape, but you can really see it on tv. Def a pj.

cknobman
01-23-2011, 07:17 AM
Ok Ok I give its just a damn paintjob.

I watched them last night and it was very obvious.

themitchmann
01-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Don't feel bad. I wasn't positive until I saw it on tv.

Carolina Racquet
01-24-2011, 12:02 AM
Kind of curious... does each brother use the same exact stick and string?

Is that a requirement in their new Doublemint Gum contract :)

themitchmann
01-24-2011, 05:04 AM
Kind of curious... does each brother use the same exact stick and string?

Is that a requirement in their new Doublemint Gum contract :)

I'm pretty sure it's the same racquet, but different string set-ups. I also believe different grips sizes. Perhaps someone with direct knowledge will ring in here.

yellow ball
02-13-2011, 05:35 AM
They use now Prince gut in the main strings and luxilon in the crosses. One of them have grip size 4 , other 5.

Eiffel59
06-05-2011, 02:12 AM
Strung those in Rome. TX234C-95 CT2 27.5" as shown (aka Pro Ignite Team w/Rebel pj) ;)

jazar
06-05-2011, 11:00 PM
I was stringing for them at RG. Bob is a grip 5, Mike is a grip 3. Rackets aren't exactly identical, as Bob's is slightly longer.

Meaghan
06-13-2011, 01:11 PM
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01055.JPG
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01056.JPG

I doubt anything changed besides the paintjob...

What are the major differences between the pro and the standard team besides length??

Meaghan
06-17-2011, 10:01 AM
Would like one or two ^^^^^ if anybody has any.....

ptb5021
06-17-2011, 02:49 PM
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01055.JPG
http://p1tennis.com/files/images/DSC01056.JPG

I doubt anything changed besides the paintjob...

so many racquets...