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RMB
09-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Went to the US Open and saw Grabriela Sabatini’s racquet in a case. I took some pics of it, because I was impressed by the “leather”(?) and the amount of lead that she put in the racquet head. She also put “leather” in the throat, now common with some pros (Safin, Pierce, et als). I read somewhere that her racquet was the heaviest at the pro level by her time, weighting around 15.0 oz.

http://i5.tinypic.com/2iazt36.jpg

http://i5.tinypic.com/2uepfds.jpg

http://i6.tinypic.com/2dsoga8.jpg

AJK1
09-05-2006, 06:35 PM
Hi, nice pics, was it the Oversize or the Midplus version?

juani
09-05-2006, 06:39 PM
It's a POG OS

Richie Rich
09-06-2006, 04:14 AM
string looks like regular syn gut? maybe it's discolored with age and is something else.

redboy
09-08-2006, 03:24 PM
i thought that she played with a Yamaha Secret

couch
09-08-2006, 03:47 PM
She switched to some sort of Yamaha towards the end of her career. I don't think it was a Secret. Not sure though.

RMB
09-08-2006, 03:57 PM
Forgot to say that the racquet had several (at least 3) layers of lead of 7 or 8 inches in the 12 o'clock position.

travlerajm
09-08-2006, 05:03 PM
edited to remove.

wehcnivek
09-09-2006, 10:05 AM
i think it was a yamaha ex.

match44
09-13-2006, 06:07 AM
Went to the US Open and saw Grabriela Sabatini’s racquet in a case. I took some pics of it, because I was impressed by the “leather”(?) and the amount of lead that she put in the racquet head. She also put “leather” in the throat, now common with some pros (Safin, Pierce, et als). I read somewhere that her racquet was the heaviest at the pro level by her time, weighting around 15.0 oz.

http://i5.tinypic.com/2iazt36.jpg

http://i5.tinypic.com/2uepfds.jpg

http://i6.tinypic.com/2dsoga8.jpg

I read in an interview with Roman Prokes in Tennisweek that she was one of two players that actually went over 400 g weight. He does lots of current pro player's mods, including AA and MS.

RMB
09-13-2006, 05:10 PM
BTW, does anybody knows what does the leather between the grommet and the string? More feel or power? Tx

hummer23
09-13-2006, 05:55 PM
those are powerpads. They are traditionally used to decrease the angle of the string in the grommet, so that it doesnt break there. This is useful for gut strings, or if the grommets have sharp edges. Also, it creates a more muted feel.

Puffdaddy
09-13-2006, 06:07 PM
When I was younger (and better), I used the POG 110 with powerpads, generally with a soft synthetic like the old technifibre strings. Strung it up to 70 and the thing played like butta!