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rafaisabeast
03-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Has any stringers strung nadal's racquet if so have the exact specs?

flashfire276
03-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Search it up. I think Fabfed has the specs posted somewhere when he bought Rafa's racquet on a charity auction.

dominikk1985
03-19-2011, 05:07 AM
I would think nadals racket is not lighter than other rackets. he probably has a ton of lead on it.

kiteboard
03-19-2011, 08:18 AM
334g. apd orig. 9g lead at 12.

http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/200703nadal_babolat.html

Djokolate
03-19-2011, 09:16 AM
334g. apd orig. 9g lead at 12.

Have you strung his racquets?

laboule
03-20-2011, 01:38 PM
I held his actual racquet. It was standatd APD with 3g lead at 12.

Greg Raven
03-20-2011, 01:59 PM
I grabbed one of his sticks at IWTG. 336 grams, 33 cm balance, 344 swingweight.

kiteboard
03-20-2011, 05:17 PM
I grabbed one of his sticks at IWTG. 336 grams, 33 cm balance, 344 swingweight.

Listen to this guy. I thought the range on the mass was 334-336g, strung, gripped, impact absorber, all installed. Very light total mass, and very light swing wt., for a pro of his ranking. More like a junior wt and swing wt.

PED
03-21-2011, 04:36 AM
I grabbed one of his sticks at IWTG. 336 grams, 33 cm balance, 344 swingweight.

Interesting, I wonder if this is more of a HC setup as opposed to the clay:

Static weight has gone up 4g to 336g

Balance has dropped 33.5cm to 33

SW dropped from 355 to 344.

Maybe he's looking for more stick speed (like he needs it...lol)

Ross K
03-21-2011, 05:31 AM
Interesting, I wonder if this is more of a HC setup as opposed to the clay:

Static weight has gone up 4g to 336g

Balance has dropped 33.5cm to 33

SW dropped from 355 to 344.

Maybe he's looking for more stick speed (like he needs it...lol)

Well, what other possible reasons could there be?


R.

PED
03-21-2011, 05:32 AM
That's a fairly big drop in SW and balance, pretty surprised actually.

dgoran
03-21-2011, 07:17 AM
babolat quality control :)

I Kid I kid :)

SFrazeur
03-21-2011, 07:36 AM
Surprised he changed specs that much.

-SF

Richard Parnell
03-23-2011, 09:22 AM
I just checked mine (pre cortex version) and it is 336.7 grms. with a balance of 33.4cms and a sw of 354 (I have just switched on the RDC so it is still cold and may have a slight variation). This is strung with duralast and with an overgrip.

All the best

ptr
03-23-2011, 10:13 AM
He uses L2 grip?

JediMindTrick
03-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Listen to this guy. I thought the range on the mass was 334-336g, strung, gripped, impact absorber, all installed. Very light total mass, and very light swing wt., for a pro of his ranking. More like a junior wt and swing wt.

Junior SW?! Isn't Federer's SW about the same? Wouldn't that make it GOAT SW rather than junior SW?

PurePrestige
04-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Hey Greg, the specs seem to be more headlight and lighter swing weight lately for the hard courts. I wonder if that has been going on since he changed to the black strings or just lately for hardcourts.
I just wanted to ask if this was one of the rackets he was using at the IWTG tournament and if it was strung with overgrip/dampener and all that or not.

dgoran
04-07-2011, 08:05 AM
i suspect that is his us hard court spec I am willing to bet he will bump up the sw for clay court season

GasquetGOAT
04-07-2011, 09:21 AM
i suspect that is his us hard court spec I am willing to bet he will bump up the sw for clay court season

i think u would be right. federer also drops his tensions during clay season.

Djokolate
04-09-2011, 02:10 AM
i think u would be right. federer also drops his tensions during clay season.

I thought it was higher??
Well I forget things lol :l

Cup8489
04-09-2011, 05:52 AM
I thought it was higher??
Well I forget things lol :l

He drops tension to get more depth, and adds lead to the head for the same purpose. Since he will hit with more spin to bring the ball back down, it means he can hit with the same depth with less effort/more spin.

gavna
04-09-2011, 11:24 AM
If you are able make a run to Brad Gilberts shop in San Rafael and he has one of Rafa's sticks in the middle of the shop. The believe it's one he used to win wimby and your able to get up close and personal.

Richard Parnell
04-09-2011, 01:09 PM
I just checked mine (pre cortex version) and it is 336.7 grms. with a balance of 33.4cms and a sw of 354 (I have just switched on the RDC so it is still cold and may have a slight variation). This is strung with duralast and with an overgrip.

All the best

When I say "I just checked mine" I meant, I checked the racquet I have that Rafa gave me.

All the best

dgoran
04-09-2011, 01:29 PM
^^^^
Nice get... I think he will go back to those specs now for Clay season. Specs that Greg measured 1 moth ago I am willing to bet are his us HC specs.

Djokolate
04-10-2011, 01:12 AM
When I say "I just checked mine" I meant, I checked the racquet I have that Rafa gave me.

All the best

Pics? Sorry if it's too big of an ask.

Richard Parnell
04-11-2011, 11:51 AM
Pics? Sorry if it's too big of an ask.

Try this:

3 for the price of one

http://img97.imageshack.us/i/img0777eg.jpg/

All the best,

Djokolate
04-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Try this:

3 for the price of one

http://img97.imageshack.us/i/img0777eg.jpg/

All the best,

NICE :D
Thanks man.

cnr1guy
04-13-2011, 11:54 AM
I just checked mine (pre cortex version) and it is 336.7 grms. with a balance of 33.4cms and a sw of 354 (I have just switched on the RDC so it is still cold and may have a slight variation). This is strung with duralast and with an overgrip.

All the best

This was just tweeted from Darren Cahill, go figure.

@darren_cahill Lots of Q's re Rafa's frame.. weight 312g.. balance 32.6.. swing weight 316 unstrung.. tension 56lbs.. thx RPNY.. now swing it like Rafa

PED
04-13-2011, 12:05 PM
This was just tweeted from Darren Cahill, go figure.

@darren_cahill Lots of Q's re Rafa's frame.. weight 312g.. balance 32.6.. swing weight 316 unstrung.. tension 56lbs.. thx RPNY.. now swing it like Rafa

Those are the unstrung figures for the entire stick: the balance would go up to 33.5 or so in strung form. Add string and an OG and that takes you to 334 strung, another 2 for the dampener gets you to 336g. The SW would be roughly 346 strung as well so Richard's numbers above are spot on.

Bhagi Katbamna
04-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Nice pic. I see Andre's Ti Rad paintjob.

forehandshanker
04-13-2011, 05:51 PM
This was just tweeted from Darren Cahill, go figure.

@darren_cahill Lots of Q's re Rafa's frame.. weight 312g.. balance 32.6.. swing weight 316 unstrung.. tension 56lbs.. thx RPNY.. now swing it like Rafa

For link to Killer's tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/darren_cahill/status/58233827419635712

Dang my the average mass of my sticks are about 350 g. Just can't swing like Rafa!

FedererBestTennis
04-13-2011, 05:53 PM
For link to Killer's tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/darren_cahill/status/58233827419635712

Dang my the average mass of my sticks are about 350 g. Just can't swing like Rafa!
Now it's 56 lbs?!?! Used to be 55!

Fedace
04-13-2011, 05:55 PM
That is so CRAZY................
swingweight of 316,,,,,,wTF ?????????????? How does he NOT get pushed around by the heavy topspinners like Verdasco and Federer ????

SFrazeur
04-13-2011, 06:40 PM
That is so CRAZY................
swingweight of 316,,,,,,wTF ?????????????? How does he NOT get pushed around by the heavy topspinners like Verdasco and Federer ????

It's unstrung, dude. How much longer is this act of your going to last? You are NOT an idiot.

-SF

Ross K
04-13-2011, 09:39 PM
It's unstrung, dude. How much longer is this act of your going to last? You are NOT an idiot.

-SF

Ha, ha - post of the day!


R

LeithaL
07-23-2012, 02:25 PM
I grabbed one of his sticks at IWTG. 336 grams, 33 cm balance, 344 swingweight.

how would you go about customizing a apd gt to this? i put it into the customizer that tennis warehouse has and to say the least the places they say to put the lead look really iffy. http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/cgi-bin/customize.cgi

any help out there?