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novak.20v
01-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Anyone know? Notice there is no CAP grommets either.

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/1CZWVXYTbfd1mVoHhdBpLg--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTQyMztjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NDIzO3E9NzA7dz01MTI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201301030411150733453-p2.jpeg

gamerx52986
01-03-2013, 09:36 AM
From that pic it looks pretty clear to me that the paintjob is more orange like the IG Radical than any Prestige red.

cluckcluck
01-03-2013, 09:39 AM
That is for sure the Radical pj.

Ronaldo
01-03-2013, 09:44 AM
From that pic it looks pretty clear to me that the paintjob is more orange like the IG Radical than any Prestige red.

Sloane should hit the weights

novak.20v
01-03-2013, 09:53 AM
From that pic it looks pretty clear to me that the paintjob is more orange like the IG Radical than any Prestige red.

Well yeah.. it is for sure a IG Radical paint job, but her old frame was some sort of a pro stock midsize painted as the IG Prestige, but noticing that the CAP grommets aren't there makes me wonder if she actually switched.

novak.20v
01-03-2013, 09:54 AM
Here's a better picture:
http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/BSnU6sZAjfh4rQm39cvvvQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTIwMDA7Y3I9MTtjdz0zMDAwO2R4PT E7ZHk9MTtmaT11bGNyb3A7aD0yMDAwO3E9NzA7dz0zMDAw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/brisbane-international-day-5-20130103-023216-623.jpg

sorry about the size.

novak.20v
01-03-2013, 09:57 AM
That is for sure the Radical pj.

I know it's a Radical paint job. My question wasn't what paint job she is using, I meant if she actually switched to the IG Radical or if it's just her old frame without the CAP grommets & w/ the Radical paint job.

vsbabolat
01-03-2013, 09:59 AM
I know it's a Radical paint job. My question wasn't what paint job she is using, I meant if she actually switched to the IG Radical or if it's just her old frame without CAP grommets and paint job.

Yes, she really switched to the Radical MP.

Veninga
01-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Radical MP with an alternative 16x19 stringbed (if i counted right..)?

Fuji
01-03-2013, 10:14 AM
Radical MP with an alternative 16x19 stringbed (if i counted right..)?

So a TGK 260.2?

-Fuji

lulo
01-03-2013, 02:16 PM
The real question is what's her shoes??

christo
01-03-2013, 03:27 PM
The real question is what's her shoes??

I didn't even know Under Armour made tennis shoes!:confused:

anhuynh16
01-03-2013, 06:07 PM
I didn't even know Under Armour made tennis shoes!:confused:

custom made for her. she actually gets around 16 pairs a season. My friend said that they were really light..

emilyhex
01-05-2013, 08:43 AM
Sloane Stephens will be in the top 10 by year end regardless of what she hits with.

novak.20v
01-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Sloane Stephens will be in the top 10 by year end regardless of what she hits with.

That would be amazing if she could that. I really like watching her play.

Bash and Crash
01-05-2013, 03:26 PM
Sloane Stephens will be in the top 10 by year end regardless of what she hits with.

I hope she really makes, watched the tennis channel piece on her, she seems pretty cool, and works her butt off.

drakulie
01-05-2013, 07:44 PM
sloane was using a prestige mid (16/19) last year when I strung for her at Cincy.

novak.20v
01-05-2013, 10:55 PM
sloane was using a prestige mid (16/19) last year when I strung for her at Cincy.

Thanks drakulie. That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. Thanks again!

novak.20v
01-05-2013, 11:04 PM
sloane was using a prestige mid (16/19) last year when I strung for her at Cincy.

This might be a dumb question, but I'm just starting to learn about pro stock frames, so i was wondering Which Pro Stock did Sloane use under her IG paint job?

drakulie
01-06-2013, 07:05 PM
This might be a dumb question, but I'm just starting to learn about pro stock frames, so i was wondering Which Pro Stock did Sloane use under her IG paint job?

I honestly have no idea. I know it was definitely a prestige mid, but which one (classic, i prestige, flex, etc), I simply don't know. Sorry.

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-06-2013, 07:14 PM
i sat front row for her match against Laura Robson yesterday, it looks like a prestige mid under the paint, no CAP on show though.

this might sound silly, but it sounds like a prestige, too, that solid crack they make when you hit it hard..

Robson was rocking one of the new Blades, looked brilliant but seemed prone to UEs on the FH.. :twisted:

vsbabolat
01-06-2013, 07:36 PM
i sat front row for her match against Laura Robson yesterday, it looks like a prestige mid under the paint, no CAP on show though.

this might sound silly, but it sounds like a prestige, too, that solid crack they make when you hit it hard..

Robson was rocking one of the new Blades, looked brilliant but seemed prone to UEs on the FH.. :twisted:

It's not a Prestige Mid. She has a different mold now. Her new frame has grooves in the throat bridge. The Prestige Mid does not, it's flat (no groove in teh throat bridge). Sloane is now really rocking the YT Radical MP 16x19.

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-06-2013, 07:52 PM
okie dokie

anyway, she played well with whatever it was..

Swan Song
01-06-2013, 08:37 PM
This might be a dumb question, but I'm just starting to learn about pro stock frames, so i was wondering Which Pro Stock did Sloane use under her IG paint job?

During the Microgel era, she used the TGK 237.1. But last I saw her racquet, it was the same model that Rainer Schuttler used, which was the TGK 237.4.

emilyhex
01-07-2013, 06:05 AM
It's probably one of the new "Graphene" models Head is supposed to be coming out with any day now... ?

coolhandluke
01-07-2013, 01:13 PM
It Is Definately Not A Mid 93, It Looks Like A 98 Or 100 Midplus

vsbabolat
01-07-2013, 01:43 PM
It's probably one of the new "Graphene" models Head is supposed to be coming out with any day now... ?

Nope, its the YT Radical MP 16x19 aka 260.2

katematt
01-15-2013, 07:33 AM
Same stick as McHale then.

When will they make a 16X19 for the masses?

vsbabolat
01-15-2013, 11:17 AM
Same stick as McHale then.

When will they make a 16X19 for the masses?

Yes.
Have you tried the IG Radical Pro? Its the same mold as the MP now with a 16x19 string pattern but just a touch heavier.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_IG_Radical_Pro/descpageRCHEAD-HYIGRP.html

j-dog123
01-15-2013, 01:59 PM
shes using the racket Tomas Berdych uses tgk 260.2 radical mp 16x19 string pattern

corners
01-16-2013, 05:07 PM
Greg Raven took down her specs last year in Carlsbad:

340 grams
31.6 cm
330 swingweight

Wonder if her new Radical has the same specs.

corners
01-16-2013, 05:10 PM
Yes.
Have you tried the IG Radical Pro? Its the same mold as the MP now with a 16x19 string pattern but just a touch heavier.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_IG_Radical_Pro/descpageRCHEAD-HYIGRP.html

The head shape of the IG Rad and Rad Pro look different to me than the old Radicals - Liquidmetal, etc. Did Head change them?

dgoran
01-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Yes they did

corners
01-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Yes they did

When did that happen? Are the IGs the first with the new shape?

vsbabolat
01-17-2013, 09:13 AM
When did that happen? Are the IGs the first with the new shape?

With the YouTek Radical they changed the mold but the head shape and size looks the same to me. The beam shape and the beam inside the hoop changed. The grommets from earlier Radical's still fit the YT and IG Radical MP.

dgoran
01-17-2013, 01:17 PM
By shape I thought you were talking about beam which is not boxy now,
but head shape is the same size of course just as vs said.

corners
01-17-2013, 01:30 PM
Thanks VS, dgoran

TW University takes measurements of head width and beam thickness. You can access the info in the "spin window" section of this tool: http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/cgi-bin/trajectory_maker.cgi#output

They've got the IG Rad and I Rad Pro as being almost 1/4" narrower in the head than the Liquidmetal Rad at 10&2. Comparing photos it kind of looks that way to me too. Could be bad data and my eyes could be deceiving me.

dr325i
01-17-2013, 11:11 PM
During the Microgel era, she used the TGK 237.1. But last I saw her racquet, it was the same model that Rainer Schuttler used, which was the TGK 237.4.

No.........
From prestige mid to radical mp

Swan Song
01-18-2013, 06:53 AM
No.........
From prestige mid to radical mp

What I meant was before the Radical switch. And this was around 2011.

dr325i
01-18-2013, 07:35 PM
What I meant was before the Radical switch. And this was around 2011.

I would be surprised if she went from 237.2 (not .1) which is Mid 16x19, to, as you claim 238.4, which is 18x20 MP, back to 16x19 237.4 to what appears to be 260.2 which is 16x19 Rad MP.

I highly doubt it...

Swan Song
01-18-2013, 08:40 PM
I would be surprised if she went from 237.2 (not .1) which is Mid 16x19, to, as you claim 238.4, which is 18x20 MP, back to 16x19 237.4 to what appears to be 260.2 which is 16x19 Rad MP.

I highly doubt it...

I remember she used a 237.1 in 2009. Couple years later, a friend of mine had her 16x19 YT Prestige Mid. Maybe I was wrong on her code for the .4.

vsbabolat
01-18-2013, 08:44 PM
I remember she used a 237.1 in 2009. Couple years later, a friend of mine had her 16x19 YT Prestige Mid. Maybe I was wrong on her code for the .4.

Yes, She did indeed use the 237.1. I had posted a photo of it. I dont know if she used .2 or .4 but she definitely was using a Prestige mid 16x19.

Swan Song
01-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Actually I did mean to say 237.4 and not the 238.