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crosscourt
01-15-2013, 09:14 AM
...but I would like one. I know it isn't all about the racket but even so he was hitting the ball very sweetly today and the sound the racket made was musical. It even looked good.

mrmo1115
01-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Believe it is Wilson's H22 which is similar to the Head Prestige.

nightfire700
01-15-2013, 09:35 AM
As per Wilson tweet feed its the new Blade 98.

racertempo
01-15-2013, 09:40 AM
He has been hitting that Blade 98 in all of the prep tournaments as well.

mrmo1115
01-15-2013, 09:45 AM
The paintjob is of the Blade 98.. but it is a PJ of a pro stock Wilson.

Power Player
01-15-2013, 10:18 AM
The paintjob is of the Blade 98.. but it is a PJ of a pro stock Wilson.

How do you know this for sure?

I am just curious who actually knows these things.

For example there is a Belgian poster who knows Goffin actually uses the real Blade. VSBabolat knows who is using what.

Is there a link where we know that Monfils uses a Wilson PJ or is this guesswork?

loci
01-15-2013, 01:26 PM
He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

dr325i
01-15-2013, 01:28 PM
He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

Now...here is the first...

I am curious to see how this develops...

jelle v
01-15-2013, 01:41 PM
He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

You are not implying that he used that all along are you?

Lefty78
01-15-2013, 04:33 PM
Monfils was using PT10 before switching to Prince

Lefty78
01-15-2013, 04:34 PM
...and he ain't using a mid no more

mrmo1115
01-15-2013, 05:17 PM
How do you know this for sure?

I am just curious who actually knows these things.

For example there is a Belgian poster who knows Goffin actually uses the real Blade. VSBabolat knows who is using what.

Is there a link where we know that Monfils uses a Wilson PJ or is this guesswork?

Should have mentioned it was my educated guess. I don't know a single player other than Peliwo on the mens tour that has used a stock retail Blade. All the other players who are seen to be using the Blade have been using a pro stock Wilson, which I believe are the H22 and something else. I'm not an expert on pro frames but its clear that Monfils isn't using the stock Blade. His racquets are known to be 13 ounces or so.

crosscourt
01-16-2013, 03:08 AM
I guess there is no reason why a pro player shouldn't use a retail racket if it is what they prefer. But given the range and variety of the rackets that the big manufacturers are said to produce for pro players, and given the extent to which they reach down to players coming up and offer them a custom racket, it seems likely that most will be using something at least somewhat different.

On another point people talk about the H19s and H22s as if those things mean something to more than a handful of people.

dgoran
01-16-2013, 01:13 PM
With 99.9% certainty it is h19...

Power Player
01-16-2013, 01:20 PM
See I trust Dgoran's knowledge ;)

So H19 it is. Monfils has some sweet racquet tastes, so that is why I was curious what exactly he uses.

crosscourt
01-16-2013, 01:52 PM
With 99.9% certainty it is h19...

So what is an H19 -- and more importantly what are its characteristics? And who else plays with one?

dflores
01-16-2013, 02:24 PM
I love these posts where everyone knows, but no one agrees.

Midguytenis
01-16-2013, 02:53 PM
It doesnt matter what He plays with, He is a pleasure to watch, probably the biggest challenge to any coach alive.

dgoran
01-16-2013, 03:30 PM
So what is an H19 -- and more importantly what are its characteristics? And who else plays with one?

Basically it's Wilson's copy of prestige mp.
if you want to play something close to what Monfils play buy head prestige mp

Power Player
01-17-2013, 05:42 AM
Should have mentioned it was my educated guess. I don't know a single player other than Peliwo on the mens tour that has used a stock retail Blade. All the other players who are seen to be using the Blade have been using a pro stock Wilson, which I believe are the H22 and something else. I'm not an expert on pro frames but its clear that Monfils isn't using the stock Blade. His racquets are known to be 13 ounces or so.

What does Goffin use?

msalamon
01-17-2013, 06:55 AM
I was literally yelling at the TV last night when they decided to switch from the Monfils match to the Williams sisters opening round doubles Match! What!! listen up ESPN-just because its the Williams sisters-DOES NOT MEAN WE ALL WANT TO WATCH!!!!! Put the Monfils match back on NOW!!!!

crosscourt
01-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Basically it's Wilson's copy of prestige mp.
if you want to play something close to what Monfils play buy head prestige mp

Which makes sense because he played a Prestige for a long time, and then played the Rebel which is a more flexible frame than most retail Wilsons. But I am assuming that the Head and the Prince that he played had similar characteristics to their retail versions...

PBODY99
01-17-2013, 07:44 AM
I was literally yelling at the TV last night when they decided to switch from the Monfils match to the Williams sisters opening round doubles Match! What!! listen up ESPN-just because its the Williams sisters-DOES NOT MEAN WE ALL WANT TO WATCH!!!!! Put the Monfils match back on NOW!!!!
Watch the match on line. You can find streams @ ESPN covering many of the courts, or search for . live score hunter

dgoran
01-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Which makes sense because he played a Prestige for a long time, and then played the Rebel which is a more flexible frame than most retail Wilsons. But I am assuming that the Head and the Prince that he played had similar characteristics to their retail versions...

You can bet on that Wilson can adjust his layup of the frame to get exactly what he wants... I tried h19 over a year ago and if i remember it was pretty similar to pro tour 630

babolat king
01-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Now...here is the first...

I am curious to see how this develops...

hmmmmmmmm??

babolat king
01-17-2013, 08:15 AM
Basically it's Wilson's copy of prestige mp.
if you want to play something close to what Monfils play buy head prestige mp

Really? A Head frame? It couldnt be??

dgoran
01-18-2013, 12:32 PM
Really? A Head frame? It couldnt be??

http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com/forum/resources/image/5666