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airdupont
12-28-2012, 12:19 AM
Just found this video of the Hopman Cup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gohWZy_0hDE
Doesn't look like a Yonex to me.

Crisp
12-28-2012, 12:38 AM
Nah I don't think it looks like a yonex either. Maybe back to his old head? His sister uses Babs so anyone's guess at this point.

Midguytenis
12-28-2012, 01:22 AM
Head racquet.

Midguytenis
12-28-2012, 01:24 AM
I wonder if Yonex decided to break the contract after seeing and hearing all he did last year which was embarrassing to Yonex to have a player sponsored at gold price to be worth it of nothing.

Federerkblade
12-28-2012, 02:03 AM
Looks isometric to me

uk_skippy
12-28-2012, 02:33 AM
Buttcap looks like a Head (white with black insert).

Regards

Paul

djdannyj25
12-28-2012, 02:37 AM
def not isometric, has a very oval shape to it

Automatix
12-28-2012, 02:38 AM
Head racquet - as pointed out by Midguytennis and uk_skippy.

I wish Yonex would drop Tomic. An overated, rude player.
He hasn't won anything and acts like a super tennis star.

Federerkblade
12-28-2012, 03:30 AM
My mistake. He was saying earlier this year how the yonex suited him

niktub
12-28-2012, 04:03 AM
it might be the same frame as Tsonga's.
sort of PST PSLt or new mold

after a second look: oval not straight(stringjob illusion)
Head 1st Bet

PBODY99
12-28-2012, 04:06 AM
My mistake. He was saying earlier this year how the yonex suited him
Dollars can change your taste.

slickerthansleek
12-28-2012, 04:35 AM
Would like to see him return to Head, the Radical always seemed like a pretty good fit for him and I don't think the racket change helped him.

Midguytenis
12-28-2012, 04:53 AM
Head racquet - as pointed by uk_skippy.

I wish Yonex would drop Tomic. An overated, rude player.
He hasn't won anything and acts like a super tennis star.

Humm I actually mentioned it an hour before hahhaha :twisted:

If anything happened, it is Yonex that dropped him, no results because of his work ethic, nothing to do with the racquet, anybody can play very well with Yonex, I just switched to the 89 tour from Pro Staff 85 that I used for a long long time and I think Yonex is a way better racquet.

Anyway, Tomic has been mocked everywhere, even in Australia, his home country, I would not doubt if yonex decided to end the contract eralier because of last year's embarrassment. I think He is darn good player, but definitely not a slam champion.

Automatix
12-28-2012, 05:23 AM
Humm I actually mentioned it an hour before hahhaha :twisted: Sorry, didn't notice that.

All fixed now. ;)

Anyway, Tomic has been mocked everywhere, even in Australia, his home country... I'm not really familiar with this stuff but is Tomic considered by Australians as one of them?

What I mean is... his parents are from Yugoslavia, he was born in Germany and was 3 years old when they migrated to Australia (?).
Everybody loves a champion and this kid can play but his attitude not to mention his fathers' attitude makes me wonder how is he regarded in Australia?

Oz_Rocket
12-28-2012, 10:23 AM
I'm not really familiar with this stuff but is Tomic considered by Australians as one of them?


Up until about March this year he was :)

JTJet
12-28-2012, 10:30 AM
On a side note, do I hear Tomic maturing? Talking about "learning his lesson."

Crisp
12-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Humm I actually mentioned it an hour before hahhaha :twisted:

If anything happened, it is Yonex that dropped him, no results because of his work ethic, nothing to do with the racquet, anybody can play very well with Yonex, I just switched to the 89 tour from Pro Staff 85 that I used for a long long time and I think Yonex is a way better racquet.

Anyway, Tomic has been mocked everywhere, even in Australia, his home country, I would not doubt if yonex decided to end the contract eralier because of last year's embarrassment. I think He is darn good player, but definitely not a slam champion.

And I mentioned it before that. But who cares, it's not about points here. Also the kids think Tomic is great, I did some work for Tennis Australia with their Super 10's program and 70% of the boys said Tomic was their favourite player.

tata
12-29-2012, 01:00 AM
Watching the hopman cup now. Butt cap looks like head.

airdupont
12-29-2012, 01:27 AM
What's strange is that he still has the Yonex bag...

raging
12-29-2012, 01:50 AM
not really...he won't have signed anything yet. May still stay with yonex.

000KFACTOR90000
12-29-2012, 01:59 AM
All his breakthrough slam wins came with the head so whatever paint job he gets it's a good move imo.

Aaron1310
12-29-2012, 02:15 AM
It looks a lot like a Head Instict to me. It doesn't have the rounded shape that a radical has.

Nostradamus
12-29-2012, 02:32 AM
it is Yonex prototype. and it sounds like yonex too

tennisfan2010
12-29-2012, 03:45 AM
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Bernard+Tomic+Hopman+Cup+Day+1+rXyHx_gikNhl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Bernard+Tomic+Hopman+Cup+Day+1+8elN37G0Lyxl.jpg

DownTheLineWith90
12-29-2012, 03:48 AM
It's interesting to see that he's back to the old vapor 7's..

15-0
12-29-2012, 04:32 AM
Prestige mid maybe?

Bartelby
12-29-2012, 04:35 AM
It's probably his old version of the Head radical that will be painted as a speed, perhaps.

Midguytenis
12-29-2012, 06:55 AM
It's his old racket. it's contract, i have said many times to people, it's about the money, who pays more it's the chosen.

Tennishacker
12-29-2012, 07:28 AM
It's his old racket. it's contract, i have said many times to people, it's about the money, who pays more it's the chosen.

If your talking about his old Yonex, then I agree.

His type of game doesn't require precision, so he can play with a broom if need be.

Yes, it's all about the money.

christo
12-30-2012, 09:52 PM
And I mentioned it before that. But who cares, it's not about points here. Also the kids think Tomic is great, I did some work for Tennis Australia with their Super 10's program and 70% of the boys said Tomic was their favourite player.

No, what the kids actually said was Tomic the Tank Engine was their favorite show.

Timbo's hopeless slice
12-30-2012, 10:35 PM
and he is still the highest ranked 20 year old in the world by a long, long way..

idiots

tata
12-30-2012, 10:39 PM
defending his R16 in AO will be a big factor for the rest of the season. Failing that, he's going to have to work big time to get deep runs later in the season.

NLBwell
12-31-2012, 07:53 AM
If Yonex dumped him, it would probably be because his behavior embarrassed them. As Timbo said, he is still the top very young player. He's well-known and could move up to the upper echelon of the game. Extremely good for marketing if he doesn't embarrass the company.

dhdriver
12-31-2012, 09:39 AM
Even though it was an exo, he showed some good firepower against Tommy during their singles match at the Hopman Cup. It was somewhat unusual to see Bernie hit so many winners.

rdis10093
12-31-2012, 09:56 AM
I think yonex still wants him

MattCrosby
12-31-2012, 11:12 AM
What shoes is he wearing there?

leroy_sunset
12-31-2012, 04:51 PM
I know it's fashionable to dump on Tomic the Tank, but I hope he does well this year. I think his game is super entertaining (especially the drop forehand) and the game needs good players his age to take over for Murray and Djoker in ~ 4 years.

NLBwell
12-31-2012, 06:01 PM
I agree with that. I'd love for Tomic to get his act together and be a force in the game.

JDMasFCK
12-31-2012, 06:47 PM
What shoes is he wearing there?

Nike Vapor 7

christo
12-31-2012, 08:49 PM
I agree with that. I'd love for Tomic to get his act together and be a force in the game.

Don't hold your breath:)

SFrazeur
12-31-2012, 09:06 PM
This dude has changed racquets and racquet brands so many times he must be a TT user!

-SF

customaus
01-02-2013, 02:49 AM
Even with a blacked out racket head or yonex he can beat the world no.1 in the hopman cup. They should have exchanged rackets?

Sinner
01-02-2013, 05:06 AM
Few more pics.
Head butt-cap there.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awgcrngjq7hS/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0alObsd5x1e0G/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09zE4X7bUrgiW/x1000.jpg

ART ART
01-02-2013, 05:46 AM
Few more pics.
Head butt-cap there.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awgcrngjq7hS/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0alObsd5x1e0G/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09zE4X7bUrgiW/x1000.jpg

It's the same racket that Andy Murray uses...

Geology_Rocks!
01-02-2013, 11:03 AM
Not the one Andy uses. No CAP grommets.

niktub
01-02-2013, 11:26 AM
same as Birdie with an homemade PJ

dr325i
01-02-2013, 03:05 PM
It's the same racket that Andy Murray uses...

Ahm....no, it is not

dgoran
01-02-2013, 05:04 PM
I believe that is tgk260.2

Nostradamus
01-02-2013, 05:13 PM
So does this mean it was the Yonex racket that made Tomic play crappy all last year ? Tomic is awesome with the HEAD radical youtek racket, but suck with Yonex ? What is the world coming to ?

Nostradamus
01-02-2013, 05:14 PM
then why is Warinka so good with Yonex ?

JuanTennisFan17
01-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Is it a Wilson Blade?

JuanTennisFan17
01-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Head Prestige Ltd Midplus http://http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_IG_Ltd_Edition_Prestige_Midplus/descpageRCHEAD-HYLEP.html#spec

JuanTennisFan17
01-02-2013, 06:09 PM
http://https://www.*******tennis.com/frm/images/Product/large/MBYIM.jpg

JDMasFCK
01-02-2013, 09:22 PM
an extended pt57a :confused:

Bartelby
01-02-2013, 09:25 PM
It will come in tank engine blue.

NLBwell
01-02-2013, 09:32 PM
Maybe its an experimental round-headed Yonex with a Head grip. They used to make regular-shaped rackets.

niktub
01-02-2013, 11:53 PM
strange...it does not look like the 260.2

vsbabolat
01-02-2013, 11:59 PM
strange...it does not look like the 260.2

Looks like it to me.

niktub
01-03-2013, 12:09 AM
Thanks i was not sure

cork_screw
01-04-2013, 06:48 PM
I wonder if Yonex decided to break the contract after seeing and hearing all he did last year which was embarrassing to Yonex to have a player sponsored at gold price to be worth it of nothing.

Don't be so sure it was Yonex that dropped him. Tomic might have not liked what he was using and decided to go in a different direction. Unlike clothing apparel the racquet (tool) plays an important factor in how you perform.

novak.20v
01-05-2013, 10:08 AM
I don't get why he uses so much finishing tape on his frames

reekster34
01-09-2013, 05:08 AM
It looks like tomics black racquet is head according to the buttcap, maybe the new 2013 speed?

You Can't Be Serious
01-09-2013, 09:58 AM
Don't be so sure it was Yonex that dropped him. Tomic might have not liked what he was using and decided to go in a different direction. Unlike clothing apparel the racquet (tool) plays an important factor in how you perform.

Even more embarrassing was his performance against Roddick at the U.S. Open. You tank once You tank twice. Wait until he reaches another hurdle and we will see how he handles it. You can have Tomic.

gregor.b
01-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Up until about March this year he was :)

Unfortunately, about 7 out of 10 teenagers and kids in their early 20's over here act like idiots. Regardless of how famous they are.

It is just our culture. He will be fine.

gregor.b
01-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Even with a blacked out racket head or yonex he can beat the world no.1 in the hopman cup. They should have exchanged rackets?

Djoko the tank engine methinks. The 2 boys have something in common now, no?

You Can't Be Serious
01-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Unfortunately, about 7 out of 10 teenagers and kids in their early 20's over here act like idiots. Regardless of how famous they are.

It is just our culture. He will be fine.

I guess that makes it okay. Perhaps for you. It's wrong. And there is no place for it in this game. You want to misbehave because of your great desire to win. Maybe I can live with that. But never, never, give up especially on center court of a Grand Slam. I know you believe that Gregory.

Rhino
01-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Tomic is wearing 2010 Vapor 7's in his semifinal against Seppi. I'm surprised Nike are cool with that.

DownTheLineWith90
01-11-2013, 03:53 AM
Sort of like how Fed prefers V6.
Maybe he likes the V7s

Lefty78
01-11-2013, 05:33 AM
I foresee some Radical paint in his near future.

dgoran
01-11-2013, 05:43 AM
The way head is stupid with their pj marketing they will paint it with yt mojo

Sander001
01-11-2013, 08:10 AM
and he is still the highest ranked 20 year old in the world by a long, long way..Damn, tennis is in far worse shape than I imagined.

racquetfreak
01-11-2013, 12:21 PM
agree - looks like head = probably pt630 unfer the paint.

ART ART
01-11-2013, 12:32 PM
Ahm....no, it is not

How do you know ?

... yes it is. (CAPs ? ... it doesn't matter)

Lefty78
01-11-2013, 01:46 PM
Definietly NOT from the PT630 mold.

One easy way to tell, though there are a few clues visible:
In the photos you can clearly see that the pallets extend almost to the throat of the racquet (exactly like Rad MP, 260.2, etc) whereas a PT630 has a good inch of graphite between the top of the pallets and the throat.

ART ART
01-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Definietly NOT from the PT630 mold.

One easy way to tell, though there are a few clues visible:
In the photos you can clearly see that the pallets extend almost to the throat of the racquet (exactly like Rad MP, 260.2, etc) whereas a PT630 has a good inch of graphite between the top of the pallets and the throat.

Maybe you don't know, but the Head pallets are bigger than 18cm, you can just cut it out according to your needs.

Lefty78
01-11-2013, 01:57 PM
^^^Not even sure what this means... Perhaps I was unclear with my statement, however I am 100% correct in my analysis. Racquet is from Rad MP mold, you can take it or leave it.

ART ART
01-11-2013, 02:10 PM
^^^Not even sure what this means... Perhaps I was unclear with my statement, however I am 100% correct in my analysis. Racquet is from Rad MP mold, you can take it or leave it.

Haven't you seen pallets from factory? ... :-?

Radical MP mold, you could be right, but are you saying it just by these topic pics ?

vsbabolat
01-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Tomic is definitely using the YT Radical MP 260.2

ART ART
01-11-2013, 02:34 PM
Tomic is definitely using the YT Radical MP 260.2

Coming from a source like you, I can belive it ;)

Lefty78
01-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Haven't you seen pallets from factory? ... :-?

Radical MP mold, you could be right, but are you saying it just by these topic pics ?

Yes, by the bagful.

Since you seem intent on a pi**ing match, you should know that I used to earn my living as a racquet technician. I've had the honor to build racquets for players in the hall of fame, and I've probably forgotten more about racquets than you know.

ART ART
01-11-2013, 05:46 PM
Yes, by the bagful.

Since you seem intent on a pi**ing match, you should know that I used to earn my living as a racquet technician. I've had the honor to build racquets for players in the hall of fame, and I've probably forgotten more about racquets than you know.

Wow, I'm glad for you!:)

but just like you said... you used to... when I just do it ;)

dgoran
01-11-2013, 06:21 PM
I still smell **** even after lefty gave pretty good double bagel to art :)

mrmike
01-12-2013, 08:24 AM
I am not an expert in identifying blacked out racquets, but it sure look like Tomic went down in head size which makes a lot of sense for his style of play.

tailofdog
01-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Sorry, didn't notice that.

All fixed now. ;)

I'm not really familiar with this stuff but is Tomic considered by Australians as one of them?

What I mean is... his parents are from Yugoslavia, he was born in Germany and was 3 years old when they migrated to Australia (?).
Everybody loves a champion and this kid can play but his attitude not to mention his fathers' attitude makes me wonder how is he regarded in Australia?

Australians put up with anything if, the player is winning!
Which sucks:shock:

Bartelby
01-12-2013, 03:47 PM
I wonder what role trying to play with a Yonex for a year played in Tomic's poor 2012?

rdis10093
01-12-2013, 04:11 PM
^nothing at all, it is the player not the racquet.

AndrewD
01-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Australians put up with anything if, the player is winning!
Which sucks:shock:

Speak for yourself, thanks very much. Those of us who've had the misfortune to deal with this kid and his dad are most definitely not fans.

Bartelby
01-12-2013, 04:27 PM
It's the player if and when they're happy with their racquet, but if they're not they're not going to play well.



^nothing at all, it is the player not the racquet.

rdis10093
01-12-2013, 04:29 PM
so your call man

DownTheLineWith90
01-12-2013, 04:44 PM
It's the player if and when they're happy with their racquet, but if they're not they're not going to play well.

You nailed it, Bartelby.
Just what I was about to say.

mrmo1115
01-12-2013, 08:47 PM
I wonder what role trying to play with a Yonex for a year played in Tomic's poor 2012?

I actually think it played a significant role if you ask me. Some people will disagree like the poster above saying its all about the player.. but I really think him back with his Head will suit him well.

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-13-2013, 02:15 PM
so, what's the consensus? will he openly switch or will Yonex paint him up some Heads?

it'll look pretty shaky if they do 'cos that thing looks nothing like anything Yonex have made in 30 years...

Boredsurfer
01-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Solinco Protocol 325? release in 3 months?

WILSONKGUT
01-14-2013, 05:57 AM
I think it looks like wilson blade 16 x 19 with the oval head shape.

You Can't Be Serious
01-14-2013, 10:11 AM
I'm going to gather he will continue to use blacked out racket until either Head or Wilson (whatever racket he is using) buys out his Yonex contract.
Or perhaps he had only a one year contract with Yonex. Not sure. Anybody on these boards stringing at the Australian Open. They would know best about his racket.
Yonex not posting results on Tomic on their website which leads us to think it's not a Yonex racket.

vsbabolat
01-14-2013, 10:24 AM
I think it looks like wilson blade 16 x 19 with the oval head shape.

It's not. It's the HEAD YT Radical MP 16x19 TGT260.2
You can even see HEAD on the bumperguard.

dekko1
01-14-2013, 10:39 AM
http://m.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/bernard-tomic-wins-bragging-rights-from-marinko-matosevic/story-fnbe6xeb-1226549887566

In this article, he says its a new Yonex racket but just did not have time to paint it.
That surely is not is not a Yonex!!

You Can't Be Serious
01-14-2013, 11:47 AM
http://m.theaustralian.com.au/sport/tennis/bernard-tomic-wins-bragging-rights-from-marinko-matosevic/story-fnbe6xeb-1226549887566

In this article, he says its a new Yonex racket but just did not have time to paint it.
That surely is not is not a Yonex!!

It's funny because Yonex hasn't said much of late in regards to Tomic. He is still under contract. Even if he's using a head, he won't say anything until Head buys out his deal or Tomic will owe a lot of money to Yonex.
But Yonex will manufactor rackets to keep their players happy. They tweaked Ivanovic's racket for three straight years until she settled on the Ezone XI 98(obviously her specs are different from ours).
That's a lot of money lost in tweaking models on a yearly basis. Imagine selling a new model racket and less than 12 months later it's different. Great for selling the latest technology but not good for those who bought the previous model.

Say Chi Sin Lo
01-14-2013, 11:37 PM
Commentators are saying it's "his old school Head racquet".

A blacked out PC600 perhaps? It looks like Prestige Mid...

JGads
01-15-2013, 12:09 AM
^^
Vsbabolat already covered it. That's definitely not a mid.

Vs (or anyone): is there any fundamental difference between 'TGK' and 'TGT'? Or is it simply a new code for a newer paintjob? (we'll see tgt's from here on, for instance, or something like that.') Just curious what the tgt signifies compared to the seemingly more prevalent tgk codes.

maxpotapov
01-15-2013, 12:40 AM
It's not. It's the HEAD YT Radical MP 16x19 TGT260.2
You can even see HEAD on the bumperguard.

Interesting... Could it be the same mold as IG Radical Pro?

racertempo
01-15-2013, 09:44 AM
Weird thought that he still has the Yonex bag.

mrmo1115
01-15-2013, 09:48 AM
^ He's under contract with Yonex still. That's why he isn't stenciling his frames and still has to carry his Yonex bag.

Macro80
01-16-2013, 12:50 AM
It's a 16x19.

Big John
01-16-2013, 02:38 AM
It is a Head Radical, VS as usual is quite right. Yonex are trying to make him another prototype but they keep coming out too stiff, hence he's using the blacked out Head in the Yonex bag.. It will be interesting to see him practice in the next few months to see what Yonex come back with to try and keep him.

racquetfreak
01-16-2013, 06:07 AM
It's a 16x19.

right - it could be murray radical pj of pt630 drilled to 16x19 or blade 98 (or Hxx pj). my guess is the former.

vsbabolat
01-16-2013, 06:24 AM
Interesting... Could it be the same mold as IG Radical Pro?

Yes, Tomic's racquet is the same mold as the IG Radical Pro. Tomic uses the same frame as Berdych 260.2

dgoran
01-16-2013, 07:07 AM
Is there a difference between TgT and Tgk for this 260 mold?

Midguytenis
01-16-2013, 02:58 PM
It is a Head Radical, VS as usual is quite right. Yonex are trying to make him another prototype but they keep coming out too stiff, hence he's using the blacked out Head in the Yonex bag.. It will be interesting to see him practice in the next few months to see what Yonex come back with to try and keep him.

I had some talk with a few people in the bus. The last problem in this whole thing is the racket, any company can make a racquet for him just how he wants, the issue is money, nothing else, lets not blame his poor results from clay season onwards to the racket, he actually played great at the AO last year, made the semis before the AO and then phased out, if there was going to be a problem would have been before, right when He switched when usually every one has issues with timing, shot length and so forth, to say anything about the racket is hipocrisy.

mrmike
01-16-2013, 06:16 PM
Just watching a recorded Tomic AO match now. I agree it looks like a Head frame, but it really looks smaller like a mid to me. Maybe it's an optical delusion since its blacked out.

slickerthansleek
01-17-2013, 03:36 AM
The Australian newspaper reported it the other day as being a Head Youtek Radical MP 18x20 the other day. Having said that, I'd trust the Australian media as far as I could throw them. The commentators here don't even know what poly strings are.

boinz
01-17-2013, 08:13 AM
It is a Head Radical, VS as usual is quite right. Yonex are trying to make him another prototype but they keep coming out too stiff, hence he's using the blacked out Head in the Yonex bag.. It will be interesting to see him practice in the next few months to see what Yonex come back with to try and keep him.

Yonex manage to get Joachim Johansson move from Head (he was using a PT10), so money aside.... maybe Yonex can deliver and produce something flexy enough.

Geology_Rocks!
01-17-2013, 09:15 AM
Is there a difference between TgT and Tgk for this 260 mold?

The IG beam is thicker, I think.

vsbabolat
01-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Is there a difference between TgT and Tgk for this 260 mold?

no........

dgoran
01-17-2013, 11:10 AM
no........

Thank you I always wondered so Bernie and berdych is basically using ig radical pro minus cap

Decker
01-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Few more pics.
Head butt-cap there.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awgcrngjq7hS/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0alObsd5x1e0G/1000x.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09zE4X7bUrgiW/x1000.jpg

The location of his damping rubber band is within [inside] the string pattern ... which should be against the rule. May be someone should alert the AO officials to do something ... ^^

Crisp
01-18-2013, 03:05 PM
Does anyone know what string he is using at the moment, has that changed too since he changed frames or still using the same strings as with the yonex??

Big John
02-10-2013, 11:36 PM
Tomic is using gut mains, flex infinity black 53/53, pre-stretched..

mikeespinmusic
02-15-2013, 07:31 AM
I heard its his old radical.

mikeespinmusic
02-15-2013, 07:32 AM
and i am way to late on this post...

surrealfx
02-16-2013, 10:17 PM
It's a retail Ti.Classic. Stevie Wonder could see that.

tennisfan2010
03-19-2013, 08:33 PM
From Miami
http://s4.postimage.org/r0xa2x8hp/image.jpg

Matt G
03-19-2013, 09:04 PM
I had a Tomic prostock (well was told that anyway)

It was a TGT260.3 18x20

May have been one of his test racquets from a while ago

IG paint, 98 inch, 27.5 long

Seemed to have quite a long pallet

Shouldnt have sold it, was the best serving racquet ive ever had

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-19-2013, 09:16 PM
interesting to see the HEAD on the grommets..

Overdrive
03-19-2013, 09:23 PM
From Miami
http://s4.postimage.org/r0xa2x8hp/image.jpg

Really Bernard? A Rubber band as a dampener?

That's pretty tacky mate... :|

That's a funny look on his face by the way.. :)

Doubles
03-19-2013, 09:25 PM
Really Bernard? A Rubber band as a dampener?

That's pretty tacky mate... :|

That's a funny look on his face by the way.. :)

You do realize several pros use them, right?

Overdrive
03-19-2013, 09:35 PM
You do realize several pros use them, right?

Yeah I know....

But whatever.. playing good tennis is all it matters. :)

sixone90
03-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Heard Yonex are coming out with a new racquet around Roland Garros time for him.

Timbo's hopeless slice
03-20-2013, 04:03 PM
I doubt it, he is openly displaying head on his frame now..

tennisfan2010
04-20-2013, 07:56 AM
something new or the same blank one? ( in monte carlo: )
http://s7.postimg.org/sc02v4bmz/image.png

darklore009
04-20-2013, 11:39 AM
something new or the same blank one? ( in monte carlo: )
http://s7.postimg.org/sc02v4bmz/image.png
the gromments are white instead of black on the other pics that previous users used. i do see some lead tape on the three and six o clock of the frame. a blacked out prestige mp without the cap gromments

Absolute
04-20-2013, 11:49 AM
Its not a prestige, its a tgk260.2 youtek radical mp in 16x19

Doubles
04-20-2013, 12:53 PM
the gromments are white instead of black on the other pics that previous users used. i do see some lead tape on the three and six o clock of the frame. a blacked out prestige mp without the cap gromments

That's definitely not a Prestige.

rdis10093
04-20-2013, 05:16 PM
he still has a yonex bag though.

edwincen
04-20-2013, 07:03 PM
he still has a yonex bag though.

If i'm Yonex, I'll kick him out.

niktub
04-22-2013, 02:01 AM
HEAD :-?:twisted:

TGK 260.2

Bartelby
04-22-2013, 03:11 AM
He must have a contractual obligation analogous to a no-compete clause to Yonex even though he no longer wants to play with one.

tennisfan2010
05-25-2013, 01:40 PM
with Yonex now in Paris

http://i44.tinypic.com/6t1h09.jpg

You Can't Be Serious
05-25-2013, 09:38 PM
yonex has a couple of new sticks....i heard 95 and another model....others on this board may have more info...If Tomic doesn't like it--let him go. Too many good looking blondes out there to waste money on tomic

tennis_balla
05-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Yonex shouldn't waste its money on a future wash out like Tomic. The guy is an embarrassment and trainwreck waiting to happen.

My opinion, but Australia is close to Japan so they're always trying to keep that market. Hewitt's on his way out of course.

Sander001
05-26-2013, 10:15 AM
with Yonex now in Paris

http://i44.tinypic.com/6t1h09.jpg

yonex has a couple of new sticks....i heard 95 and another model....others on this board may have more info...If Tomic doesn't like it--let him go. Too many good looking blondes out there to waste money on tomicI think this is a new racquet indeed, don't recognize that black throat.
Are his Head racquets 18x20? I wonder if the new Yonex will be too. Last 18x20 Yonex racquet I can remember was the RDX500HD.

Geology_Rocks!
05-26-2013, 10:35 AM
The head he used was 16x19.

New yonex frames? Would be nice if these had lower flex.

Automatix
05-26-2013, 11:23 AM
New yonex frames? Would be nice if these had lower flex. My thoughts exactly.

I'm fed up with Yonex frames with flex in the upper 60s.
I'd be really interested in a sub 60 flex frame.

フェデラー
05-26-2013, 11:50 AM
If yonex released a new 95 do you think there is any chance Stan would endorse it?

crosscourt
05-26-2013, 12:39 PM
I am one of those people always hoping that Yonex brings out a 95 with just a little bit of the RD7 in it. The market for 95inch players' rackets isn't very congested at present. Could we please have a heavier, flexible, topspin racket for baseline and all court players?

I liked the results I got with the 95D but it didn't please me to use it.

West Coast Ace
05-26-2013, 12:43 PM
The market for 95inch players' rackets isn't very congested at present.Very true. I currently use a 90" but know that I won't be able to forever - 100's feel too unwieldy.

tennisfan2010
05-26-2013, 01:18 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/52bfd840b510128e2e6cf97e70757850/tumblr_mnfbssqFeD1s5h0h8o1_1280.jpg

フェデラー
05-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Very true. I currently use a 90" but know that I won't be able to forever - 100's feel too unwieldy.

Yep, I am going through that stage right now. I tried a variety of rackets from 95-98, with a variety of string patterns. I tried the prestige MP, VCore 97, Blade 98 (18x20) and and PS 95.

Honestly, I thought they were all pretty awful, except for the PS 95 (at least the other 3 didn't fit my game at all). I thought the racket was excellent, except for the fact that the weight was so low I thought I was swinging a feather. I checked the stock weight as it came from TW, and it was I believe 328g strung (with a little lead I put in the handle to add at least some weight). My BLX 6.1 tour is 356g strung with overgrip+lead. So if they just brought up the stock weight of the PS 95, I think it would be the perfect racket.

Matt G
05-28-2013, 03:51 PM
A few more

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=Q2UcaUjqoKC2RM&tbnid=ewLHMMGsEDhspM:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsports.nationalpost.com%2F2013%2F 05%2F28%2Ffather-banned-from-french-open-because-of-assault-case-bernard-tomic-quits-in-3rd-set%2F&ei=oUKlUd7gDYeUkgW6ioCYDA&psig=AFQjCNH28iWl0tRug7dC06oP-8S_uxvT9w&ust=1369871393265323

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=jUuCMlyyfIEuSM&tbnid=wypTNOM2JIhWoM:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxsports.com.au%2Ftennis%2Fb ernard-tomic-retires-hurt-during-french-open-first-round-clash-against-romanian-victor-hanescu%2Fstory-e6frf4mu-1226652676548&ei=qkKlUcWEL8OEkQX9ioGoDw&psig=AFQjCNHvG85VYggjdQJkpeOEem5piYJYew&ust=1369871402807339

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=Ld8CWlA8t13J5M&tbnid=Lf12VqUPiv51WM:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fsport% 2Ftennis%2Ftomic-bows-out-father-to-remain-coach%2Fstory-fnbe6xeb-1226652685527%3Ffrom%3Dgoogle_rss&ei=r0KlUexhhZSSBc62geAI&psig=AFQjCNHKfBySqMOL1yj2iTRInSlHY4hYCA&ust=1369871407054743

Matt G
05-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Well they didnt work, but its clearly a new yonex frame he used at the FO. Shame he was injured

sixone90
05-29-2013, 10:37 PM
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10char

フェデラー
05-30-2013, 07:44 AM
http://i.imgur.com/JWr6qwj.png

New string as well??

Matt G
05-30-2013, 08:23 PM
gut mains and yonex pro spin??

Swan Song
05-30-2013, 09:21 PM
Tomic is using Yonex Poly Tour Spin for the crosses. He switched to it during the Olympics and used it on his VCore 98D until the end of 2012 before he switched back to his 16X19 Head Radical.

sixone90
05-31-2013, 01:22 AM
Got word from Yonex that he is using the retail Yonex VCore Xi 98

Lefty78
05-31-2013, 05:59 AM
Well they didnt work, but its clearly a new yonex frame he used at the FO. Shame he was injured

Shame he decided to use a new racquet at a Major championship, injury or not. I hope the $ from Yonex was worth it, he looks like a clown.