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vamosrafa15
08-26-2006, 06:45 PM
james blakes experimental racquet is the new O3 hybrid, i talked to a prince rep and thats what he told me

Stringer_Steve
08-26-2006, 06:50 PM
welcome to the 21st Century. Thank you for playing

vamosrafa15
08-26-2006, 06:51 PM
what is that suppose to mean

Stringer_Steve
08-26-2006, 06:52 PM
That's supposed to mean if you used the "search" function, you'd know that this has been discussed ad nauseum.

vamosrafa15
08-26-2006, 06:55 PM
i searched and no one said anything about the O3 hybrid.

tennistensai
08-26-2006, 08:48 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=114712&highlight=hyrbrid+tour it was in the racket section

andyroddick's mojo
08-27-2006, 12:35 AM
do you know when he'll be using this racket? when will he switch. can't wait to see what it does for his game. whether it be good or not.

vamosrafa15
08-27-2006, 06:28 AM
andyroddicksmojo, that is the racquet he is using. but it black because it is an experimental.

mileslong
08-27-2006, 08:36 AM
this just in....h omo habilis just discovered fire...film at eleven...

vinnier6
08-27-2006, 08:55 AM
andyroddicksmojo, that is the racquet he is using. but it black because it is an experimental.
where have you been, the stick he is still using is the dunlop that he has been using for years, now its painted black since prince is paying him money....

ollinger
08-27-2006, 09:34 AM
Pay attention, vamosrafa15, or you will be replaced by vamosrafa16. Blake's current racquet doesn't have 03 holes on it, black paint notwithstanding. It is his old, presumably Dunlop, racquet.
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vamosrafa15
08-27-2006, 12:22 PM
i just hit with it this morning. it has tiny o ports in it. and i think the prince rep knows what he is talking about since he is at every master series and grand slam. ok

damasta55
08-27-2006, 12:44 PM
Its already been established that James Blake will be using the hybrid tour in 18*20 string pattern. The one currently on tw is only 16*18, he will not be using that, but the 18*20 version that will probably be released soon.

vamosrafa15
08-27-2006, 12:54 PM
thank you someone finally agrees

MasterTS
08-27-2006, 12:58 PM
Its already been established that James Blake will be using the hybrid tour in 18*20 string pattern. The one currently on tw is only 16*19, he will not be using that, but the 18*20 version that will probably be released soon.

I thought the one in tw is 16x18.. not 16*19.... :neutral:

Volly master
08-27-2006, 12:59 PM
we've been discussing this for months, its not its totally new to the tennis world that he is using a 03 hybrid.

and besides, its no need to get offenseive over such little things in this world ;)

mileslong
08-27-2006, 01:53 PM
thank you someone finally agrees
look, no one is disputing that he WILL BE using this new prince racket but he hasnt been using it up to now. both of these facts have been discussed ad nauseum. you are acting like you broke the da vinci code or something...

MasterTS
08-27-2006, 02:30 PM
you are acting like you broke the da vinci code or something...

I broke the da vinca code, and then I called it a night and went to sleep....

vinnier6
08-28-2006, 02:00 PM
i just hit with it this morning. it has tiny o ports in it. and i think the prince rep knows what he is talking about since he is at every master series and grand slam. ok
i call bs...will someone show this guy some pics so we can silence him....

Safety Dan
08-29-2006, 04:38 PM
He is using the O3 Hybrid in the US Open this year - just paused the TV tonight and saw the "O" ports on the sides but not top and bottom of the black racquet...

c_zimma
08-29-2006, 08:28 PM
How were you watching James tonight? And he isnt using the Hybrid. Look at the pictures from Kid's Day. No o3 ports.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060826/capt.12c3f4c8529a48f5956f877306fb92aa.us_open_tenn is_nyph113.jpg

c_zimma
08-29-2006, 08:29 PM
Sorry, kind of hard to see that pic up close. Just enlarge it in your paint program.

jura
08-29-2006, 09:26 PM
Blake will switch to the O3 Hybrid Tour NOT BEFORE the end of the US Open. And after nine months Prince is now getting a bit nervous. They have an option until the end of the year. If Blake didn't switch until this date they will probably quit the contract. Some other companies might wait for this. Look at the new TF T-Fight 335: It's quit similar to the actual Blake racket!

vinnier6
08-30-2006, 05:01 AM
some of you guys are complete tools....

Richie Rich
08-30-2006, 05:52 AM
Blake will switch to the O3 Hybrid Tour NOT BEFORE the end of the US Open. And after nine months Prince is now getting a bit nervous. They have an option until the end of the year. If Blake didn't switch until this date they will probably quit the contract. Some other companies might wait for this. Look at the new TF T-Fight 335: It's quit similar to the actual Blake racket!
right on. the guy has used the same frame for many years so it's really hard to change. i doubt he will ever use an actual prince o port racquet. i can see him going to another sponsor where he can just pj his regular frames (like jura said TF might be a good fit)

johnkidd
08-30-2006, 06:59 AM
i just hit with it this morning. it has tiny o ports in it. and i think the prince rep knows what he is talking about since he is at every master series and grand slam. ok

VR15, don't take offense to what some people say, they get overboard being racket ****'s (the TW versions of the Soup ****). But also be aware that the Prince rep's job is to sell rackets, so obviously they want the public to believe their new racket will be used by Blake. A couple yeard back I asked the Dunlop rep about the tour version of the rackets that Haas and Blake used and he acted like there was no such thing because Blake used the 300g.

Most people wheter they are a Racket **** or not pretty much agree Blake, Haas, and Mauresmo use a racket that is custom made for them and the closest you can actually get to it is a racket called a Tyger where the mold was derived from. This is the reason Blakes current racket says Princ eon it but they do not stencil it with the P.

onkystomper
08-30-2006, 02:20 PM
well he is def holding a dunlop at the moment!! He may well be the next ferrero who tries a 'new' racket for a while then bins it!!!

mary fierce
08-30-2006, 02:33 PM
So there are people who actually think Blake is using a Prince, but Prince didn't feel it was important to put a "P" on the strings for the most watched tournament of the year? How much sense would that make?

PrestigeClassic
08-31-2006, 03:12 AM
So there are people who actually think Blake is using a Prince, but Prince didn't feel it was important to put a "P" on the strings for the most watched tournament of the year? How much sense would that make?

As much sense as a lot of other topics here.

jackson vile
08-31-2006, 06:33 AM
It would make no sense for him to switch going into this tournament when he is trying to win.

I think we will either see him switch next season or he will go else where, why did he leave dunlop in the first place, and how long did he play with that frame for, if it was for more than 3 years why even switch.

This is the price you pay for selling out, Ferrero learned his lesson and I hope others do also, life is not all about money, and many forget the reason they started playing tennis.

Yet it would be interesting to see him go with Technifibre:p

Dunlopkid
09-01-2006, 06:13 AM
Yeah, it would be weird seeing him with a Tecnifibre. Maybe he'll be the Andy Roddick of Tecnifibre. A-rod made Babolats popular. Maybe Blake could do the same. But it would really help Dunlop if they got him back.

justafan
09-11-2006, 02:06 PM
It couldn't be!
Where are the big holes on the sides?
When you watch one of his matches check out the six and nine-o-clock positions. It does look like there is something going on there to facilitate string movement a la the wilson racquets but no large holes. If you look at the photos of the O3 tour it has large holes at the six and nine-o-clock positions.
Maybe it's his own version but it doesn't look like the one advertised for us to buy.
Hmmm