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Setmatch45
12-10-2012, 06:26 PM
What racquet is Pat Rafter using on the Sr. Tour this year?

kissmyace
12-11-2012, 02:25 AM
Lower third of the page.

Looks like a blacked out Yonex frame.

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-GB&family=editorial&assetType=image&ep=2&mt=photography&p=patrick+rafter#

DNShade
12-11-2012, 04:02 AM
What racquet is Pat Rafter using on the Sr. Tour this year?

Well on the Powershares Champions tour last month looked like he was using Dunlop 500 but back a while ago he was using his old Prince with a Dunlop 500 PJ! So it still maybe that.

gavna
12-11-2012, 04:08 AM
He's has been using the Dunlops for some time.....this past season it's been the 4D 500......

vsbabolat
12-11-2012, 10:00 AM
Rafter has been using his Prince Precision Response with the Dunlop Aerogel 500 Paint job.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/6725472397_5e549e6722_o.jpg

NLBwell
12-11-2012, 10:01 AM
I wonder if he rates a customized build, or whether it is stock customized to his preferences. He isn't even playing much on the champions tour.

Rock Strongo
12-11-2012, 03:54 PM
Rafter has been using his Prince Precision Response with the Dunlop Aerogel 500 Paint job.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/6725472397_5e549e6722_o.jpg

I still find that PJ extremely weird.

Did he actually use the TT Warrior or was that a PJ on his Precision Response too?

vsbabolat
12-11-2012, 03:56 PM
I still find that PJ extremely weird.

Did he actually use the TT Warrior or was that a PJ on his Precision Response too?

Nope, he did not really use the TT Warrior. It was a PJ too.

heftylefty
12-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Man, Pat really likes that Prince Stick!

One of my all time favorite players.

I Heart Thomas Muster
12-11-2012, 04:36 PM
Is that the greatest paint job of all time?

SteveI
12-11-2012, 06:20 PM
I still find that PJ extremely weird.

Did he actually use the TT Warrior or was that a PJ on his Precision Response too?

Not sure... but you can see the Double Bridge in the pic. As far as I know he was still using the Prec Response.. then moved to the Ti. Response PJ and then the Warrior PJ that was named after him... I think we started out using the Graphite II MP...maybe some one can confirm. He was not using them stock in any event. I got to hold one of this frames many years back... I could barely swing it...

BTW... the string pattern is 16 x 20 on that frame...The Dunlop PJ..

Enjoy!!

gavna
12-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Is that the greatest paint job of all time?

Gotta agree.......also for a player retired for almost 10 yrs. Awesome stuff

Jules
12-12-2012, 01:50 PM
Greg Raven measured his sticks some years ago. Probably never used the Response Ti. At least flex appears to be custom.

Weight: 360
Balance: 32.35
Flex: 69
Swingweight: 355

http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/rafter_prince_prtmp.html

rafafan20
12-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Response Ti is the greatest racket ever

Say Chi Sin Lo
12-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Response Ti is the greatest racket ever

It was very enjoyable at the net. Still haven't found another racquet that volleyed like it. People can wave their Pro Staffs and Prestiges at me, but when it comes to pure volleying, I'll take the Precision Response Ti.

Gorgeous paintjob too.

big ted
12-12-2012, 09:18 PM
didnt he use an all black proto type of racquet at the 2000 us open or something ?

Say Chi Sin Lo
12-12-2012, 10:00 PM
didnt he use an all black proto type of racquet at the 2000 us open or something ?

You mean the Prince Precision Response 660? It was a really dark maroon red, so it could have easily passed as "black" on non-HD era.

big ted
12-12-2012, 10:38 PM
You mean the Prince Precision Response 660? It was a really dark maroon red, so it could have easily passed as "black" on non-HD era.


http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/1049724-sep-2000-patrick-rafter-of-australia-in-action-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QPr%2foxoxfa4Jwq8F7m2L%2fJQk 1CU9mSFapa5ynh4fQH9c3k6CjpxBiuzoo%2fd2%2fck8yQ%3d% 3d

it was a black frame with lead tape before he switched to the white warrior racquet
i think he lost in the 1st rnd of the usopen with it

vsbabolat
12-12-2012, 10:41 PM
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/1049724-sep-2000-patrick-rafter-of-australia-in-action-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QPr%2foxoxfa4Jwq8F7m2L%2fJQk 1CU9mSFapa5ynh4fQH9c3k6CjpxBiuzoo%2fd2%2fck8yQ%3d% 3d

it was a black frame with lead tape before he switched to the white warrior racquet
i think he lost in the 1st rnd of the usopen with it

It was just paint jobs that changed.

jonestim
12-13-2012, 09:10 AM
The Response TI received an 83 rating when TW did it's review in 1999 - I didn't see anything else that high until the past couple years.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/PRT/PRTReview.html

MichaelChang
12-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Rafter never used the P.R.Ti, he used the original P.R. to be painted like Ti.

galain
12-14-2012, 05:35 AM
When I knew the family he was still using his Response, weighted and gripped to his preferences. I never heard anything about the flex being customised - could well have been. He wasn't much of a gearhead from what I can tell.

That was just after his second US Open win. I have no idea if he actually changed after that or just kept paintjobbing.

The more recent pics certainly look like a Yonex though.