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stronzzi70
02-19-2011, 04:40 PM
Check this one

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/stronzzo70/blxrios1.jpg

Devilito
02-19-2011, 04:42 PM
he must be living the good life. He looks buff and tanned like he lives on the beach lol

sargeinaz
02-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Oh wow that's a big switch in rackets. And ya he looks like he's hit the gym.

rudester
02-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Good to see Marcelo looking heathy and fit, I think i read somewhere that he was doing construction work with his dad. Could the musculature be a result of good ol hard work?

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
02-19-2011, 05:21 PM
Does that headsize look like 90Sq to you guys?

Not to me, Maybe just motion blur?

Solid MD
02-19-2011, 06:01 PM
i was told that he was using the 90

johnathan smith
02-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Looks like a 90 inch to me......
Rios was so awesome.... My all time favorite.
Doesnt look right without a yonnie......

Just realized that all of the guys i started tennis with are gone..

Rios.
Rafter
Pioline
Moya.....

Agassi-Fan
02-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Rios looks good. I know his daughter is at the Bolliteri Acadamey in FL so Rios might be sooking in some sun down there.

It is a biiig switch to see him using a wilson racquet and no more yonex. Oh how times have changed.

lacoster
02-19-2011, 08:53 PM
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9669/chinoriosnuevolook.jpg

He's definitely been getting huge, and got addicted to full-body tattoo ink....

danielrios
02-19-2011, 11:32 PM
I was there when he was training and somebody gave him the racquets. Seems like it's a 95 six one tour to me, because of the open string pattern in the crosses.

jwbarrientos
02-20-2011, 03:20 AM
Nice to see Marcelo, BTW is going to the same gym that Rafa?

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
02-20-2011, 04:06 AM
This is what happens when the genetics of Fed and Rafa combine :/

90

equinox
02-20-2011, 04:44 AM
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9669/chinoriosnuevolook.jpg

He's definitely been getting huge, and got addicted to full-body tattoo ink....

straight out of prison break.

Larrysümmers
02-20-2011, 05:09 AM
where is the pony tail

BobFL
02-20-2011, 08:34 AM
That is not 6.1 Tour. The drill pattern/string spacing is clearly different...

FedererBestTennis
02-27-2011, 09:40 AM
Makes no sense considering his style of play.

Devilito
02-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Makes no sense considering his style of play.

and what style would that be?

FedererBestTennis
02-27-2011, 03:58 PM
and what style would that be?
Lefty, big topspin, consistency?

rockcholfo
02-28-2011, 06:44 PM
wow a super rios he looks very strong, i think now he's with the wwe

FedererBestTennis
02-28-2011, 07:09 PM
That is not 6.1 Tour. The drill pattern/string spacing is clearly different...
I counted several times. It's a 16x19.

Fed Kennedy
10-04-2011, 01:33 AM
amazing
10 ponytails

klementine79
10-04-2011, 07:38 AM
Lefty, big topspin, consistency?

The 6.1 90 is one of the most powerful frames out there... granted it's not known for reverse forehand type games...(was Rios ever known for his reverse forehand?) but it can impart some great spin on the ball.

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That thing probably swings like a tweener after those workout regiments.

Boricua
10-04-2011, 07:56 AM
Where was he playing in this photo? Legends?

chrischris
10-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Yes , is he now playing the Legends tour ??

CDestroyer
10-06-2011, 11:29 AM
The 6.1 90 is one of the most powerful frames out there... granted it's not known for reverse forehand type games...(was Rios ever known for his reverse forehand?) but it can impart some great spin on the ball.

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That thing probably swings like a tweener after those workout regiments.


The K6.1.90 is one of the LEAST powerful frames. You don't know jack.

BreakPoint
10-06-2011, 11:56 AM
The K6.1.90 is one of the LEAST powerful frames. You don't know jack.
Agreed. You need to take a huge swing to move that weight to hit the ball hard. It is NOT an inherently powerful frame like most stiff, big headed tweeners are (think Pure Drive, etc.).

klementine79
10-07-2011, 04:50 AM
^ That's an adult reply.



The K6.1.90 is one of the LEAST powerful frames. You don't know jack.

There are nicer ways to prove your point. You don't know jack? We're talking about rackets. Ya'll take this $h!t too seriously. I'm going to stop paying attention to teenagers' replies.


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And yes, I didn't like the K90, for one because it was too powerful. The weight makes it difficult (for some) to get power out of it, but I found that open pattern coupled with the weight to be too 'lively' and yes... powerful. Through my experience the heavier a racquet is, the heavier and more powerful my shots are... sometimes uncontrollable.

Again, it's the weight that makes people think it's a 'low' powered frame. It's all relative. What might be heavy for me, might not for someone else.

In TW's comparisons of the BLX90 vs the APDGT, in terms of sweet spot and power potential. The BLX90 is above the APDGT.

http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/cgi-bin/poweruniverse.cgi

So maybe they don't know jack either.

jmverdugo
10-07-2011, 05:32 AM
Do you guys think this is "BIG"?, I do not think so, not even on tennis terms. On the other hand, didn't Sampras use to hit a very mean "reverse" fh with his PS85? I play with a very close string patter racquet and all I can hit are loopy shots - pretty much a la Rios, so I would say once you get the feeling of the racquet you can hit whatever you are use to hit.

gplracer
10-09-2011, 05:09 AM
It is a low powered frame but the mass makes up the difference. At the same swing speed I bet the BLX90 would have more power. If you weight up the APDGT to the same weight it would have more power.

Fedace
10-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Does that headsize look like 90Sq to you guys?

Not to me, Maybe just motion blur?

yea, he buffed up so much, he needs the low powered racket. all that muscle and still can't win a slam.:)

dsa202
10-31-2011, 09:29 AM
WTF is a reverse forehand. Do you mean inside out? Like a run around the backhand to hit a forehand?

rlau
10-31-2011, 09:33 AM
WTF is a reverse forehand.

I think they mean a windshield wiper forehand a la Nadal.

kiki
10-31-2011, 09:51 AM
Rios would never have dreamt that somebody even bothered to open a thread about him...the posters here might be their only ever fans

sportsfan1
10-31-2011, 09:59 AM
^^^
Good to know a windshield wiper forehand is also called reverse fh.

donnygg
10-31-2011, 10:21 AM
Not quite. A reverse FH is one that finishes over the head.

sportsfan1
10-31-2011, 11:23 AM
^^^
now I remember, the Rafa Nadal Lasso. Also, used in the buggy whip shot when you are digging up low balls.

powerrangers
11-01-2011, 02:40 AM
^ That's an adult reply.



And yes, I didn't like the K90, for one because it was too powerful. The weight makes it difficult (for some) to get power out of it, but I found that open pattern coupled with the weight to be too 'lively' and yes... powerful. Through my experience the heavier a racquet is, the heavier and more powerful my shots are... sometimes uncontrollable.

I have played with the k90 over the last 2 years and I also consider it a powerful racquet compared to the many racquets I have tested.

Clay lover
11-01-2011, 06:41 AM
Heavy racquets are actually more powerful than light racuqets if you are strong enough to swing it as fast as you do the light racquet. no doubt about it. People complain about the low power of a player's racquet because their incomplete technique do not allow them to move the racquet around as fast as the pro players do.

Rabbit
11-01-2011, 07:55 AM
The 6.1 90 is one of the most powerful frames out there... granted it's not known for reverse forehand type games...(was Rios ever known for his reverse forehand?) but it can impart some great spin on the ball.

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That thing probably swings like a tweener after those workout regiments.


Reverse forehand...by that do you mean inside out forehand ala Jim Courier? He hit a pretty good one with it.

Povl Carstensen
11-01-2011, 02:02 PM
It sort of looks a little 95-ish, but I'm not sure.

quest01
11-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Agreed. You need to take a huge swing to move that weight to hit the ball hard. It is NOT an inherently powerful frame like most stiff, big headed tweeners are (think Pure Drive, etc.).

I feel the same way the blx 90 in my opinion is one of the more control oriented racquets I've ever used.

undertaker
11-13-2011, 07:20 PM
Heavy racquets are actually more powerful than light racuqets if you are strong enough to swing it as fast as you do the light racquet. no doubt about it. People complain about the low power of a player's racquet because their incomplete technique do not allow them to move the racquet around as fast as the pro players do.

You are absolutly correct. If you have the technique and strenght to move the frame you will hit a heavier more solid ball. Smapars seemed to have enough power with the "low powered" PS 6.0.

rios76
04-15-2012, 12:53 PM
It's strange to see Rios with a racket that is not Yonex.
Does anyone know its current string and tension?

pvaudio
04-15-2012, 03:39 PM
You are absolutly correct. If you have the technique and strenght to move the frame you will hit a heavier more solid ball. Smapars seemed to have enough power with the "low powered" PS 6.0.Newton's second law of motion at work. If you can accelerate the higher mass of the frame, you get more force aka power in tennis.

tt2003
04-29-2012, 10:13 AM
any youtube video?

Gonzalito17
05-05-2012, 05:45 AM
Rios was one very talented player in his prime. I've seen videos of him playing recently and his style has changed, he is much stiffer and almost seems to have devolved to become sort of a basic ball basher, forfeiting the creativity and artistry that made him so appealing to so many.

BTW there is also a new book in English about Rios out called "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew." Very good read if you are or were a Rios fan. He was such a different player, competitor and character. Tennis needs a few more Rios types now to spice things up.