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AverageJoe
03-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Interesting. Never seen anyone have lead go so far down (3rd main). Any thoughts?

http://clikhear.palmbeachpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/novak.jpg

Cup8489
03-14-2011, 02:34 PM
It looks like he's trying to add weight without adding too much sw or changing the balance to me

kiteboard
03-14-2011, 02:58 PM
You also don't know if he has any under the grommet as well.

AverageJoe
03-14-2011, 09:35 PM
Well the grommet is clear and while I can't say explicitly from this picture it looks like there's none under the grommet

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7pYkVtOAa7c/TTRzxy5IroI/AAAAAAAABmA/A_elQ8NjCaI/s1600/djokovic%2Bsergio%2Btacchini%2Baustralian%2Bopen%2 B2011%2Bred%2Btrainers%2Bblack%2Bshirt.jpg

Djokolate
03-14-2011, 11:16 PM
didn't he only do like 1 inch before?

Djokolate
03-14-2011, 11:16 PM
sorry.. double post

AverageJoe
03-15-2011, 04:26 PM
didn't he only do like 1 inch before?

Not sure to when you're referring to but he had a similar set up on the white speed

http://www.gemtennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/djokovic.jpg

dnation
03-16-2011, 02:11 AM
wow, thats a lot of lead tape.

ADIDAS_IS_CLASSIC
03-16-2011, 05:26 AM
Can you see the loop from the groments?
since its transparent..

Pioneer
03-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Bjorn Borg has the same lead application on the custom racquets in one of the threads in this section.

Djokovic started having visible lead at 3/9 c.a. Wimbledon 2010 and has been successful since. Just shows that adding lead under the bumper isn't necessarily better as the WTA would like us to think

Djokolate
03-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Not sure to when you're referring to but he had a similar set up on the white speed

http://www.gemtennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/djokovic.jpg

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/P6290132.jpg

right here.
you can roughly see it at 9 o clock

kiteboard
03-16-2011, 10:37 AM
Murray: 60 mains ALU 62 crosses VS Team pt57a 16 x 19

Djokolate
03-16-2011, 10:40 AM
Murray: 60 mains ALU 62 crosses VS Team pt57a 16 x 19

When was this??

acm
03-20-2011, 01:19 PM
what string/tension djokovic is using?

Thanks

baseline_monster
03-20-2011, 01:42 PM
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af76/baselinemonster/P6290132.jpg

right here.
you can roughly see it at 9 o clock

Since the I was the one who took the bottom pic and saw his frame froma few yards away I can clarify he was using the same lead at Wimby

Povl Carstensen
03-23-2011, 10:42 AM
I think it is a natural idea to start the lead where the bumper ends for a uniform distribution of weight around the hoop. But ofcourse you can also do otherwise. It mimics the weight distribution of a bumperless or CAP'ed racket.

dadozen
03-23-2011, 10:55 AM
But the weird thing is that adding lead at that place will move the SS down in the stringbed, towards the throat of the racquet. Matbe Djokovic felt that he needed lead there because he was making ball contact close to his body.

Backhanded Compliment
03-23-2011, 09:33 PM
having the lead lower in the head will influence how stiff the head feels too (ie more lead there = stiffer feel)... it is interesting, not many people do this.

Sentinel
03-23-2011, 09:48 PM
http://www.gemtennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/djokovic.jpg
He certainly needs some lead tape around his mouth, but duct tape would do as well. :D

eleventeenth street
03-26-2011, 07:40 PM
it's interesting that in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSon-gazvKo nate ferguson says that head places the lead on novak's frames and not priority one.

PED
03-27-2011, 09:54 AM
^^Thanks for the link, he also said Djokovic used a 4 3/8 grip as well. I always thought he was a 1/2.

jannickj
03-27-2011, 10:49 AM
were did you get the 3/4 info from. ?

Greg raven, did you meassure djokovic's frame at BNP PARIBAS ?

or any other who got the new specs from 2011?

SW, Balance, weight, tension

0d1n
03-28-2011, 10:57 AM
^^Thanks for the link, he also said Djokovic used a 4 3/8 grip as well. I always thought he was a 1/2.

He (Nate F.) did state that Djokovic uses a #4 handle in other videos, I remember it distinctly. Maybe he's just changing around.

PED
03-28-2011, 10:58 AM
^^ A 1/2 would make the most sense. I would assume his hands are massive given his height.

0d1n
03-29-2011, 01:23 AM
^^ A 1/2 would make the most sense. I would assume his hands are massive given his height.

Yup. Probably so... but it's still preference, and his preferences might have changed...or Nate might have rushed in the interview...or whatever.
Found the other reference...where he mentions the 4 1/2 (#4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eql8Jnpa9Bs#t=8m21s

His lead tape/configuration changed since then as well since there was no visible lead on that racquet...it was somewhere under the bumper...and now it is very visible @ 3 + 9 and below...and done by the Head pro room as per the latest video posted in this thread.

jannickj
03-30-2011, 12:59 AM
well i hope greg raven or other will get his 2011 specs somehow/ someday

PED
03-30-2011, 03:25 AM
well i hope greg raven or other will get his 2011 specs somehow/ someday

Seeing as how Djo is a P1 customer, that might prove difficult unless Greg Raven is also a ninja ;)