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verite
01-26-2011, 01:46 PM
TW Site says Ferrer is using the Prince EX03 Tour 16x18.

True?

Can anyone out there confirm what stick he is actually using out there?

Fed Kennedy
01-26-2011, 01:58 PM
I think it is an xl prince pro stock

ollinger
01-26-2011, 02:42 PM
In these threads, people either "think" or "heard a rumor," usually on line at a convenience store. You need to point the "J" beacon at the sky to summon jura.

BigM
01-26-2011, 04:44 PM
TW Site says Ferrer is using the Prince EX03 Tour 16x18.

True?

Can anyone out there confirm what stick he is actually using out there?

Hey there,

David Ferrer is using an Extended ozone tour 16x18. Currently Strung in Full Big Banger Original 24kg mains 23kg crosses. So no Exo3 Tour 100. Its a paint job.

Pioneer
01-26-2011, 11:51 PM
jura also has him at 332g 32.1 cm unstrung, which would translate to c.a. 350g, 33cm strung. Keep in mind this is extended length (28" would be my guess, since he used the Original Graphite Whatever) so around 6 pts headlight

Bartelby
01-26-2011, 11:54 PM
A commentator said it was 29" and there is a big gap between the two hands on the backhand and it seemed more like an 18/20 but I didn't pay too much attention.

jchl97
01-27-2011, 04:17 AM
The only thing I know is that Ferrer stills use a racket with round o-ports, but got a paintjob of the Exo3 Tour. So he's definitely not using the actual Tour.

markmdfw
01-27-2011, 04:54 AM
I don't know why they feel like they have to be deceptive, people don't like being deceived, we are smart enough to realize that they like the racket they have used and won with, by Prince or whoever. They don't need to change! Why do they feel they have to do this! They should have real racket specs out there for us, strings, lbs, racket models and modifications. LOL don't know what is in my food today lol

thanu
01-27-2011, 09:32 AM
A commentator said it was 29" and there is a big gap between the two hands on the backhand and it seemed more like an 18/20 but I didn't pay too much attention.

I remember watching the Federer/XAVIER MALISSE match when Darren Cahill commented that he believes Malisse uses a 28", possibly 29" racquet because it looks so long. I don't remember them saying anything about Ferrer's racquet.

It definitely is at least 28". Many pros are playing with longbody racquets but they are obviously pro stock. I have bought quite a few of them and have seen some pro stock racquets around in pro shops (trade ins, my local pro shop had a female doubles' player's o3 tour that is 28" long).

Now, with a lot of these frames, the handle is really long, with a midplus head, it looks even longer. I play with Prince Diablo XP OS, which is also 28" long but it doesn't appear as long when you compare it to a longbody midplus like a graphite longbody or an o3 tour longbody (I have two of the coria option 2 o3 tours).

One poster said Ferrer's racquet is 27.8 inches long. It might have been Jura.

big bang
01-27-2011, 02:30 PM
The ports show that hes still using Ozone tour, same stick new PJ!

kiwiconman
01-28-2011, 12:49 AM
Are my eyes deceiving me or are those really EX03 ports??

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a4/fullj.4a02ca584f3ef71d960709ad9443a151/4a02ca584f3ef71d960709ad9443a151-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d8/fullj.0b8e6038b760e9b3bef20bdac1882680/0b8e6038b760e9b3bef20bdac1882680-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/3d/fullj.a8439a039bb08dfec77c6a1cceeb2084/a8439a039bb08dfec77c6a1cceeb2084-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

plyisfly
01-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Are my eyes deceiving me or are those really EX03 ports??

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a4/fullj.4a02ca584f3ef71d960709ad9443a151/4a02ca584f3ef71d960709ad9443a151-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d8/fullj.0b8e6038b760e9b3bef20bdac1882680/0b8e6038b760e9b3bef20bdac1882680-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/3d/fullj.a8439a039bb08dfec77c6a1cceeb2084/a8439a039bb08dfec77c6a1cceeb2084-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

No, they're painted. If you look very closely, you can see the circular O ports.

themitchmann
01-28-2011, 03:47 AM
It's a good optical illusion though. Almost as good as the painted "flexpoints" from head.

Casco
01-28-2011, 06:35 AM
No, they're painted. If you look very closely, you can see the circular O ports.

Good eyes!

Pioneer
01-28-2011, 09:52 AM
It appeared on TV that he had some lead tape on the outside of the throat as well.

bluetrain4
01-28-2011, 10:10 AM
I don't know why they feel like they have to be deceptive, people don't like being deceived, we are smart enough to realize that they like the racket they have used and won with, by Prince or whoever. They don't need to change! Why do they feel they have to do this! They should have real racket specs out there for us, strings, lbs, racket models and modifications. LOL don't know what is in my food today lol

I don' think the players want to deceive, it's the equipment sponsors. Players are usually pretty attached to their frames, so they're not going to change everytime their sponsor unveils a new frame lineup (every two years). The manufacturers know that players are great advertising (otherwise why give them equipment and, for some players, pay them), so they probably insist on paint jobs in order to advertise their current frames and get more people to buy them.

So, I don't expect paint jobs to change, but I would like to see the true specs of the frames just out of curiosity.

lefty10spro
01-28-2011, 10:35 AM
That is one excellent paint job! Ferrer could easily switch, but with his living on the line you can understand why he does not.

kiwiconman
01-28-2011, 01:54 PM
No, they're painted. If you look very closely, you can see the circular O ports.

Damn I think you're right. That is seriously one excellent paintjob by Prince.

80'stennis
01-28-2011, 03:18 PM
Yes, it's a nice optical illusion: painting rectangles around circles. The actual EXO3 port rectangles are more narrow as well.

scotus
01-29-2011, 02:32 AM
I remember watching the Federer/XAVIER MALISSE match when Darren Cahill commented that he believes Malisse uses a 28", possibly 29" racquet because it looks so long. I don't remember them saying anything about Ferrer's racquet.

During the Ferrer-Murray match, one of the commentators said Ferrer's racquet is 2 inches longer than standard.

But it remains to be seen whether he is correct.

Automatix
01-29-2011, 04:22 AM
Mallise 28 inch frame (Diablo pj = TC55P-100 M3-2A 28").
Ferrer was 27,8 inches (info for Vendetta DB pj = TC82P-97 H1-5B 27.8").

PED
01-29-2011, 05:21 AM
During the Ferrer-Murray match, one of the commentators said Ferrer's racquet is 2 inches longer than standard.

But it remains to be seen whether he is correct.

IIRC it was Chris Fowler that said that and he usually has zero insight on any equipment comments that he makes.

Pioneer
01-29-2011, 06:20 AM
27.8" - Robredo