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jace112
09-18-2012, 06:28 AM
La Monf' is back with a new stick and goes to 98 in▓...

http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/787636GaelMONFILSWilsonBlade98.jpg

pug
09-18-2012, 06:34 AM
It would be great just to have in back playing, so this is good news.

csg4005
09-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Is that the 2013 blade people were talking about in other threads or a current model?

Bartelby
09-18-2012, 06:48 AM
Its certainly not a current model.

ValCrew
09-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Its certainly not a current model.

same mold like Tursunov&Mathieu.
like Novak's old one.
Head again))))

The Meat
09-18-2012, 09:27 AM
That racquet looks sick! Which model is that and what year?

niktub
09-18-2012, 09:39 AM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xto24e_moselle-open-2012-monfils-revient_sport

switch to Asics in 2013 bye to Kswiss

TheCheese
09-18-2012, 09:55 AM
Thank god, that green racket was really ugly.

aenri86
09-18-2012, 11:09 AM
Looks cool! Hopefully it stays black and silver. Looks better than with the gold.

yan16
09-18-2012, 04:01 PM
haha Jace t'es partout

Murrayalmagrofan
09-18-2012, 04:38 PM
La Monf had 21 aces in his 1st round match today. Very impressive performance. Would love to see him work his way back into the top 10.

Up&comer
09-18-2012, 05:12 PM
haha Jace t'es partout

Ah! Vous parlez franšais?

Je ne parle pas beaucoup de franšais, donc pardonnez mon grammaire. Je ne sais pas ce que vous entendez par jace, cependant.

Oui, il est vraiment partout dans le court :).

Nostradamus
09-18-2012, 05:58 PM
That is Awsome new Wilson racket. When can i buy it ? and what model is that ? looks like the new Blade series. Must be good racket if Monfils was convinced to use it cause he was in love with that prince

Roger Wawrinka
09-18-2012, 06:03 PM
That racquet looks sick! Which model is that and what year?

I think that's the new Blade line, and it's coming out in 2013. Not sure what time of the year though:)

mmk
09-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Come on, the big news is the haircut

Nostradamus
09-18-2012, 06:07 PM
I think that's the new Blade line, and it's coming out in 2013. Not sure what time of the year though:)

News is Gael is serving so much better with that racket. seem like he has much more RPM on the serve and movement is incredible while maintaining same speed. 135+ MPH

Bartelby
09-18-2012, 06:08 PM
What is the writing on the racquet after Blade?

hebrewhammer
09-18-2012, 06:20 PM
Ninety eight^^^

Doublebounce
09-18-2012, 06:52 PM
its the new blade blx that comes out in 2013. i've seen it in person, looks really nice and classy.

Bartelby
09-18-2012, 07:18 PM
Yes, thanks for that, people who are a bit pretentious around here change their '98' house number for 'ninety eight' as well.



Ninety eight^^^

djdannyj25
09-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Come on, the big news is the haircut

i couldnt agree more!

Leelord337
09-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Well Prince did go out of business

Come on, the big news is the haircut

Going for the Usain Bolt look

uk_skippy
09-19-2012, 12:29 AM
Well Prince did go out of busines

Prince hasn't gone out of business, merely Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which effective allows the company to re-finance & sold on.

I was told that once the new umbrella company took over Prince they re-signed most of their players, except but not limited to Monfils.

Make that what you want.

Regards

Paul

skraggle
09-19-2012, 01:34 AM
Monfils is the epitome of relaxed power. Shame his body does not hold up better...

hcb0804
09-19-2012, 03:22 AM
Come on, the big news is the haircut
Otay!!!!..........

srvnvly
09-19-2012, 05:46 AM
its the new blade blx that comes out in 2013. i've seen it in person, looks really nice and classy.

There is a rumor about 2 Blade versions: 1) 18x20; and 2) 16x19 - did you see both? weight, beam width, et al the same? thanks

Praetorian
09-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Thank god, that green racket was really ugly.

Yeah, it was horrible, but I liked how it hit. If it also distracted my opponent, then it's a bonus - I never really noticed the ugly in the middle of the match.

gavna
09-19-2012, 06:43 AM
Its the new 2013 Blade 98 - has amplifeel in the handle like the prostaffs....release date is January 2013.......Wilson passed some around to the stringers at the US Open as gifts....very nice looking

namartens
09-19-2012, 08:15 AM
Does anyone know if the new blade 98 will have a stock swingweight that is more like the K-Blade or the BLX Blade?

フェデラー
09-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Its the new 2013 Blade 98 - has amplifeel in the handle like the prostaffs....release date is January 2013.......Wilson passed some around to the stringers at the US Open as gifts....very nice looking

Did they show off the blade 93 as well? That's what I'm more interested in... glad to see Wilson has another heavyweight in their line up on the men's side.

Bartelby
09-19-2012, 08:21 AM
The new amplifeel 360 or the old version?



Its the new 2013 Blade 98 - has amplifeel in the handle like the prostaffs....release date is January 2013.......Wilson passed some around to the stringers at the US Open as gifts....very nice looking

NetNinja68
09-19-2012, 08:25 AM
I'd love to know the full specs on it?? If Wilson offers an 18X20 & a 16X19 in the 98, I'd definitely pick up the 16X19!

cknobman
09-19-2012, 08:44 AM
The headshape of the racquet Gael is holding in that picture sure does look an awful lot like a HEAD shaped racquet.

Racquet Daddy
09-19-2012, 08:47 AM
If they can get the 93" Blade flexier and thinner, I'd be very interested.

Murrayalmagrofan
09-19-2012, 10:21 AM
News is Gael is serving so much better with that racket. seem like he has much more RPM on the serve and movement is incredible while maintaining same speed. 135+ MPH
I was actually surprised to see two of Monfils' serves that hit 225kph on the gun (140 MPH). Never knew he could serve that big. That's Roddick/Raonic/Isner/Karlovic territory!!!

srvnvly
09-19-2012, 10:28 AM
I'd love to know the full specs on it?? If Wilson offers an 18X20 & a 16X19 in the 98, I'd definitely pick up the 16X19!

+1

10 characters

davidl7
09-19-2012, 11:23 AM
I did a racquet testing for Wilson in the spring. Since they are all blacked out, I had to ask what it was, since I liked it. I was told that it was the new Blade. The frame I tested was also 16x19. The head looked more square, not oval like the current Blades. Also the beam had more boxy edge to them, not rounded. Looked to be 21~22mm beam width, definitely wider than current blades. Felt like a lighter frame but had decent swingweight. Surprisingly powerful with flexy feel. It did have annoying vibrations, which they said would be fixed for the production models.

pepka
09-19-2012, 04:18 PM
I did a racquet testing for Wilson in the spring. Since they are all blacked out, I had to ask what it was, since I liked it. I was told that it was the new Blade. The frame I tested was also 16x19. The head looked more square, not oval like the current Blades. Also the beam had more boxy edge to them, not rounded. Looked to be 21~22mm beam width, definitely wider than current blades. Felt like a lighter frame but had decent swingweight. Surprisingly powerful with flexy feel. It did have annoying vibrations, which they said would be fixed for the production models.

If this is true, i may give a Wilson racquet another shot ;)

gavna
09-19-2012, 08:02 PM
Did they show off the blade 93 as well? That's what I'm more interested in... glad to see Wilson has another heavyweight in their line up on the men's side.

Nope, They passed out the new 98s that were personalized with each stringers name on the frame...nice touch by Wilson. Sick looks and feels just like the current Blade BLX 98 except the ampifeel logo on the side of the frame.

gavna
09-19-2012, 08:05 PM
Prince hasn't gone out of business, merely Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which effective allows the company to re-finance & sold on.

I was told that once the new umbrella company took over Prince they re-signed most of their players, except but not limited to Monfils.

Make that what you want.

Regards

Paul

Prince actually now out of bankruptcy........as of now they are solvent.

csg4005
09-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Notice TW deleted Monfils off the Prince page, along with the Bryan Brothers......................??

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Princeracquets.html

rkelley
09-19-2012, 09:26 PM
I still have the older Rebel (95 sq. in, not the Team version). I still like it. Certainly if the ball doesn't go where or how I want it to go (like last night for instance), it's not the fault of the racquet.

okdude1992
09-21-2012, 01:32 AM
I still have the older Rebel (95 sq. in, not the Team version). I still like it. Certainly if the ball doesn't go where or how I want it to go (like last night for instance), it's not the fault of the racquet.

sorry if this comes across rude, but what does this have to do with monfils switching to wilson??

hcb0804
09-21-2012, 02:37 AM
Notice TW deleted Monfils off the Prince page, along with the Bryan Brothers......................??

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Princeracquets.html

Bryan Bros. are going to Gamma and will be swinging the Big Bubba starting 2013 AO. You heard it here first.....

mmk
09-21-2012, 02:45 AM
Bryan Bros. are going to Gamma and will be swinging the Big Bubba starting 2013 AO. You heard it here first.....

I heard pretty much every pro is doing the same

hcb0804
09-21-2012, 11:05 AM
I heard pretty much every pro is doing the same

That's right; Rafa when he comes back will also wield a Bubba to make up for his bad knees.

macginity
09-23-2012, 03:28 PM
Bartoli is out of Prince too?

aced_Tezuka
09-23-2012, 05:36 PM
That's one beautiful racquet.

Mateo
09-25-2012, 04:01 AM
I don't know why Prince doesn't renewal contracts with players instead of losing every player on tour, ok I know about financial problems but now they are pretty ok. Hm...

Doublebounce
09-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Bartoli is out of Prince too?

No used her prince in Tokyo yesterday.

hcb0804
09-25-2012, 12:38 PM
No used her prince in Tokyo yesterday.

She will switch to Big Bubba at AO too. The Prince she used was just a Bubba with Prince PJ anyway.

PaulC
09-29-2012, 04:57 PM
If they can get the 93" Blade flexier and thinner, I'd be very interested.

16X19, YES.

Thinner to 19mm like a Prestige Mid, YES.

But may not be a good thing to flex it lower than 65 RA unstrung.

-- See what happened to Prince EXO3 Graphite 93, turned a steel cast that users loves (at least all the POG fans), into a bamboo stick that they hate.

Besides catering the "old-timers", Wilson and Head need to be aware of the market of the younger competition-level folks that need something bigger than a 90, yet smaller than a stiffer 95 frame but as powerful.

TennisLovaLova
10-01-2012, 04:36 AM
He wont be using that wilson now, he's injured again. Same knee, may need surgery this time...
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Monfils-forfait/316715

gavna
10-01-2012, 07:13 AM
That really bites.....has two good weeks then.......surprised that it seems he is just now going to see a "specialist" - its clear after 4 months of rest if it comes back its more than just tendinitis.

The Djoker
10-01-2012, 10:45 PM
Yes, thanks for that, people who are a bit pretentious around here change their '98' house number for 'ninety eight' as well.

would you have preferred "98 10 chars"?

Racquet Daddy
10-02-2012, 08:59 AM
Besides catering the "old-timers", Wilson and Head need to be aware of the market of the younger competition-level folks that need something bigger than a 90, yet smaller than a stiffer 95 frame but as powerful.

Maybe...but that's why companies have various sticks and different lines - to cater to different players.

niktub
10-02-2012, 09:09 AM
He might have played his last match on tour(coach said) against Simon unfortunately:cry:
http://www.sport365.fr/tennis/atp/la-carriere-de-gael-monfils-en-danger-897629.shtml

9 months off

novak.20v
10-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Wow, I was really looking forward to seeing him play well again. :/

niktub
10-02-2012, 02:12 PM
Not done yet
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Monfils-en-fait-tout-va-bien/317069
Big relief
Tennis needs players with personality like in the old days :)

Racquet Daddy
10-02-2012, 06:09 PM
I agree. Say what you will about Monfils, but he is one of the more entertaining players to watch.

You Can't Be Serious
10-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Bryan Bros. are going to Gamma and will be swinging the Big Bubba starting 2013 AO. You heard it here first.....

Source ! Pictures !

hcb0804
10-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Gamma Big Bubba Razr will change the game. Dr. Ivo + Big Bubba = total devastation.

bowchikawow
10-15-2012, 02:12 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xto24e_moselle-open-2012-monfils-revient_sport

switch to Asics in 2013 bye to Kswiss

Do you have any more info on this- I do not speak French, but do not hear the word 'Asics' mentioned!

themitchmann
10-16-2012, 04:30 AM
Source ! Pictures !

It's a joke...they resigned with Prince weeks ago.

jepriy
01-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Monfils in his Asics using Wilson

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/BSDoP9EvtF2t35lDfgHIew--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTM2Njtjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9MzY2O3E9NzA7dz01MTI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201301021136417701039-p2.jpeg

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/AWFvkua0_LK14ABbHFNDWQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTUxMjtjcj0xO2N3PTM2MTtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NTEyO3E9NzA7dz0zNjE-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201301021141421001065-p2.jpeg

vandre
01-02-2013, 07:18 PM
Monfils in his Asics using Wilson

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/BSDoP9EvtF2t35lDfgHIew--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTM2Njtjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9MzY2O3E9NzA7dz01MTI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201301021136417701039-p2.jpeg

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/AWFvkua0_LK14ABbHFNDWQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTUxMjtjcj0xO2N3PTM2MTtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NTEyO3E9NzA7dz0zNjE-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201301021141421001065-p2.jpeg

me likey! the asics gear looks sweet! monfils needs something flashy!

Geology_Rocks!
01-02-2013, 08:06 PM
So... Is that really the new blade or a PJ?

dgoran
01-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Pj looks like h19 to me

gavna
01-02-2013, 08:48 PM
So... Is that really the new blade or a PJ?

It's the new Blade 98 ......you can look up some past images from this week and back in Oct and you can see the shape of the head and the transition at the throat.

dgoran
01-03-2013, 05:05 AM
It's the new Blade 98 ......you can look up some past images from this week and back in Oct and you can see the shape of the head and the transition at the throat.

Naah man It's not new blade it's h19 painted like one funny thing is its the throat that gives it up, it's easy to spot once you see both up close h19 has more of a y throat ala prestige and blade has more of a v throat

dgoran
01-03-2013, 05:06 AM
His opponent today on the other hand (brands) is using a new blade

cknobman
01-03-2013, 10:45 AM
There is no way that racquet is a blade or even wilson, you can tell by looking at the head shape.

King_roger
01-03-2013, 11:02 AM
His opponent today on the other hand (brands) is using a new blade

Interesting: Brands switched from [K] Pro Open (100sq in) to Blade 98 - did anyone notice that ?

Monfils with Wilson and Asics looks really cool! That shirt is awesome ! :D

But I guess la monf sweats a lot in his new apparel :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71j6rcmVhjE

babolat king
01-03-2013, 11:41 AM
There is no way that racquet is a blade or even wilson, you can tell by looking at the head shape.

Agreed...To me it looks like he went back to Head with a Wilson PJ??

dgoran
01-03-2013, 12:37 PM
Ahhh newbies...@cknobman and @babolat king
if you guys know what h19 looks like you would not be writing silly posts like that :)

babolat king
01-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Ahhh newbies...@cknobman and @babolat king
if you guys know what h19 looks like you would not be writing silly posts like that :)

Please...the soap box is yours, impress us with your knowledge of racquet molds, since our opinions are silly.

Lefty78
01-04-2013, 07:47 AM
You could always try the search function :confused: but Wilson H19 mold is a copy of Prestige MP.

dr325i
01-04-2013, 08:32 AM
Please...the soap box is yours, impress us with your knowledge of racquet molds, since our opinions are silly.

Please write more since you haven't embarrassed yourself already here...

jepriy
01-04-2013, 09:36 AM
Monfils Ad for Asics
5wPZKNUMnBA

How come he is still using Prince here?

jepriy
01-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Monfils Ad for Asics
5wPZKNUMnBA

How come he is still using Prince here?

Sorry here's the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5wPZKNUMnBA

babolat king
01-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Please write more since you haven't embarrassed yourself already here...

Im sorry? I cant post opinions of what we think a racquet looks like or may be? Just because you have more post doesnt give you entitlement to belittle another posters opinion.

babolat king
01-04-2013, 10:46 AM
You could always try the search function :confused: but Wilson H19 mold is a copy of Prestige MP.

Thank you!!

kimguroo
01-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Monfils Ad for Asics
5wPZKNUMnBA

How come he is still using Prince here?

Because AD was made before his new contract with Wilson.

cknobman
01-04-2013, 11:19 AM
Ok so it looks like it could be a H19 mold.

But still my opinion was not silly because a. its most definitely not a blade, and b. while it could be made by wilson at its base the racquet is a copied head mold.

babolat king
01-04-2013, 12:10 PM
Ok so it looks like it could be a H19 mold.

But still my opinion was not silly because a. its most definitely not a blade, and b. while it could be made by wilson at its base the racquet is a copied head mold.

Dont worry about it; its all speculation anyway. Some posters act like know it alls and its pretty annoying sometimes.

dr325i
01-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Dont worry about it; its all speculation anyway. Some posters act like know it alls and its pretty annoying sometimes.

Seems to me you are the one acting like you know it all...

I already told you -- stop before you embarrass yourself even more...

babolat king
01-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Seems to me you are the one acting like you know it all...

I already told you -- stop before you embarrass yourself even more...

Ok, you win.

stiggytennis
10-20-2014, 01:17 PM
What are Monfils' specs?
Also is his stick a Prestige or a Wilson copy?(h19)

gavna
10-20-2014, 02:43 PM
What are Monfils' specs?
Also is his stick a Prestige or a Wilson copy?(h19)

It's an H19 - 4 5/8 grip with leather - I had two that he gave our son.......I posted awhile back in another thread pictures and the exact specs off an RDC machine.

highsierra
10-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Love the Blade line. My kid has a Blade 26, which weighs a hefty 9.4oz strung. Don't think there's a heavier 26-in racket these days. The ball comes off his racket flatter and heavier than from his APD 26.

ART ART
10-23-2014, 06:08 AM
It's an H19 - 4 5/8 grip with leather - I had two that he gave our son.......I posted awhile back in another thread pictures and the exact specs off an RDC machine.
Can you post the link for the thread, or the specs...

Thanks

gavna
10-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Can you post the link for the thread, or the specs...

Thanks

320g unstrung - no lead, no silicone (no sure exactly how much lead he adds under the bumper).

I added silicone and when strung ends up at 342g and 9pts HL