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jchl97
01-11-2013, 12:46 AM
Since Head officially launched the Graphene series today, Djokovic unveils his new racquet (or PJ) during practice at the AO. So I looked up on Getty and came across a few pics, wondering: how come the head shape looks more oval than his IG paintjob one before? As the Graphene is known for having a longer head shape, has he really switched or is it just me? Illusion? What do you guys think?

Check this out:
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/159218724-novak-djokovic-of-serbia-hits-a-return-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QVT1B87Js33Kt4IGEOtQ5J%2fpGd G8asWqsFPaKC9hDDCvJ3SLt5z5bklNAFhy8rtG%2bw%3d%3d

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/159217306-novak-djokovic-of-serbia-plays-a-backhand-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QZRzp7FoVsH4T1DyNkQ2DLElsh%2 ftQc553i%2bm9gqS4AEBYIgAqMpLGFj8KT%2f1AyFocg%3d%3d

EDIT: Decided that it's just me on this illusion, but thanks for the comments!

Rusty669
01-11-2013, 02:25 AM
It's probably just you. Last time he switched rackets it didn't do his game any good for quite some time, so I really doubt he will want to make a change given the fact that he is playing well at the moment.

DownTheLineWith90
01-11-2013, 03:50 AM
That doesn't look TOO oval in my opinion.
Image illusion?

novak.20v
01-11-2013, 05:27 AM
Looks the same to me.

AYone
01-11-2013, 06:24 AM
A tennis shop in NYC on my way to work already has the newbies in stock. TW, what say you?

dimeaxe
01-11-2013, 07:28 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303497_10151417074741388_880921667_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/530594_10151417074781388_273221792_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307668_10151417074771388_1341260266_n.jpg

dimeaxe
01-11-2013, 07:29 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/75037_10151417074831388_1020025362_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/734265_10151417074851388_1277693608_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/148918_10151417074866388_1090095097_n.jpg

DownTheLineWith90
01-11-2013, 07:32 AM
Head goes way too far with their commercials.
Hilarious though, I'll admit.

Sinner
01-11-2013, 07:55 AM
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+2013+Australian+Open+Previews+W6Ew-a6EWCNx.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+2013+Australian+Open+Previews+TAiKY fQmMsbx.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+2013+Australian+Open+Previews+Pf9Hq 9oNJt1x.jpg

mrmo1115
01-11-2013, 08:29 AM
A tennis shop in NYC on my way to work already has the newbies in stock. TW, what say you?

Which store?? I'm in NYC!

Homeboy Hotel
01-11-2013, 09:36 AM
It's the same racquet.



http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+Hopman+Cup+Day+3+BRyDD01ZiDdx.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+ATP+World+Tour+Finals+Day+Five+KB-RyXzFzxkx.jpg

AYone
01-11-2013, 09:40 AM
NYC racket sports, on 36th street, b/w 6th and 7th, closer to 7th.

AYone
01-11-2013, 09:42 AM
And I now see the rackets on TW - can't wait for the written and video reviews!

West Coast Ace
01-11-2013, 03:56 PM
@dimeaxe, thanks for sharing the pics.

Wish Head would have a contest for the car.... or make a 93 sq in version of this racket.

Goosehead
01-11-2013, 05:02 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303497_10151417074741388_880921667_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/530594_10151417074781388_273221792_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307668_10151417074771388_1341260266_n.jpglove those altocumulus clouds in 2nd pic down.

dr. godmode
01-11-2013, 05:05 PM
does anyone know what graphene even is?

West Coast Ace
01-11-2013, 05:27 PM
does anyone know what graphene even is?Carbon laid out in a very precise way to be very light, very strong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene

Alex78
01-11-2013, 10:21 PM
Head goes way too far with their commercials.
Hilarious though, I'll admit.

While I agree with this assessment in general, I think it really is smart of Head to use the Djoker - and Masha - for commercials like this. If they want to appeal to kids, who as we all know are responsible for making tomorrow's purchase decisions, they just have to. Can't rely on Andy because he's way too serious and, at least for commercials, dull.
Gotta get up to Babolat in terms of popularity. And in that regard, I really wonder what is going to happen if Nadal ends his career.

jchl97
01-12-2013, 01:34 AM
Djokovic ironically states that "There are no big changes in dimensions and the distribution of the weight" of his 'new' racquet, given the headline selling point of Graphene IS 'Shifting the Balance of Power' and weight distribution. LOL!

News from ATP:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/01/2/Australian-Open-Preview-Djokovic-No-Extra-Pressure.aspx

Federerkblade
01-12-2013, 02:06 AM
djokovic is not s liar thats why

Homeboy Hotel
01-12-2013, 02:43 AM
While I agree with this assessment in general, I think it really is smart of Head to use the Djoker - and Masha - for commercials like this. If they want to appeal to kids, who as we all know are responsible for making tomorrow's purchase decisions, they just have to. Can't rely on Andy because he's way too serious and, at least for commercials, dull.
Gotta get up to Babolat in terms of popularity. And in that regard, I really wonder what is going to happen if Nadal ends his career.

Is Babolat really that popular over Head/Wilson?

vinigrando
01-12-2013, 03:18 AM
The new one has shared holes, the one Djoker is using has not.

Alex78
01-12-2013, 03:24 AM
Is Babolat really that popular over Head/Wilson?

Someone posted a ranking of the best-selling rackets a while back (can't find the thread right now), and a number of Babolat rackets were high on that list. Plus, it's a recurring theme that people see Babolat rackets everywhere they go, and (some) sales people seem to be interested in selling Babolat over anything else etc.
So that I'm assuming that Babolat really is number one in terms of sales by some margin.
But I'm sure that there are other users on this forum who have better information on this.

NLBwell
01-12-2013, 09:20 AM
I don't think Babolat is tops in tennis sales (haven't seen recent numbers), but they are probably #1 with the younger players. Ideally, you want to capture the player when young and keep their loyalty, so the young demographic is most important in future sales.

Alex78
01-12-2013, 12:12 PM
That's right, and I think that's just where Head's Nole campaigns are targeted at, the younger players. So nothing wrong with this - to the contrary, I like that they do non-traditional stuff, like having Nole compete with a R8, etc. And I'm 34...

SwankPeRFection
01-12-2013, 03:23 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/530594_10151417074781388_273221792_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/75037_10151417074831388_1020025362_n.jpg

Looks like the directors of this setup video screwed up on a couple of shots. Look at where he's standing in the first shot and the second shot. Humm... and no, he's not jumping up in the first one making it look like he's further away.


Let's face it, Nole's PR people are trying hard to make it look good, but nothing comes close to the ease of display that makes up Roger's PR videos like the water bottle off the head one or the one where he hits a bunch of balls into a Mercedes through the moon roof.

dje31
01-14-2013, 06:21 AM
Looks like the directors of this setup video screwed up on a couple of shots. Look at where he's standing in the first shot and the second shot. Humm... and no, he's not jumping up in the first one making it look like he's further away.


Let's face it, Nole's PR people are trying hard to make it look good, but nothing comes close to the ease of display that makes up Roger's PR videos like the water bottle off the head one or the one where he hits a bunch of balls into a Mercedes through the moon roof.

^^^^ Second pic: Foot fault!