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Tennis Man
09-22-2006, 07:47 AM
Any1 knows who plays with a heavy and/or the heaviest racquet on WTA tour?

SO far I see that PATTY SCHNYDER is playing with FXP Prestige ... (~12.5 lb)

cghipp
09-22-2006, 07:52 AM
Mary Pierce and one other WTA player (can't remember who now) play with the Yonex Ti 80.

cghipp
09-22-2006, 07:52 AM
Also, Dementieva playes with the RDS 001 MP.

pennc94
09-22-2006, 08:01 AM
Any1 knows who plays with a heavy and/or the heaviest racquet on WTA tour?

SO far I see that PATTY SCHNYDER is playing with FXP Prestige ... (~12.5 lb)

Wow! 12.5 pounds! She is stronger than I thought! :wink:

jackson vile
09-22-2006, 08:24 AM
Any1 knows who plays with a heavy and/or the heaviest racquet on WTA tour?

SO far I see that PATTY SCHNYDER is playing with FXP Prestige ... (~12.5 lb)


Paint Job that is

Tennis Man
09-22-2006, 08:36 AM
Paint Job that is


on what? LM?

cghipp
09-22-2006, 08:37 AM
She played with the Lm Prestige and the i.Prestige also.

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/SS02/Schnyder_03.jpg
http://www.patty-schnyder.com/charleston0612.jpg

jackson vile
09-22-2006, 09:38 AM
on what? LM?


http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71779670.jpg

Here you can see that the throat is very much the same as the Radicals and the string pattern is ~18X20

The head size is ~100sqin=98sqin and the beam width looks to be 21mm but the thickness looks equal to something such as the LM instinct

So it looks very much like a LM Radical in most respects but it does not hace that weird OS head shape so that tells me that it can't be 107sqin.

I'm guessing wither some 660 prestige (not the tour) or some 660 Radical

One final note to make things either easier or more complicated, it looks to be longer than 27"

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=LMRAD

BreakPoint
09-22-2006, 10:54 AM
From the interview with Roman Prokes in the other thread:

"Who has the heaviest racquet?

The heaviest frame I use to do was for Gabriela Sabatini. It was over 400 grams [or about 14.1 ounces]."

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=121178

Tennis Man
09-22-2006, 12:44 PM
From the interview with Roman Prokes in the other thread:

"Who has the heaviest racquet?

The heaviest frame I use to do was for Gabriela Sabatini. It was over 400 grams [or about 14.1 ounces]."

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=121178

Right on, thanks, bro.

onkystomper
09-22-2006, 02:52 PM
14.1 ounces that is pretty hardcore.

What would be the average weight of the wta tour rackets top 50?

Tennis Man
09-22-2006, 02:56 PM
Ok, what about the current WTA Tour players? I wouldn't be surprised if it's Sharapova or Petrova. They are so big.

BreakPoint
09-22-2006, 09:11 PM
Ok, what about the current WTA Tour players? I wouldn't be surprised if it's Sharapova or Petrova. They are so big.

According to Roman Prokes (did you read that article or thread BTW?), Sharapova's racquet is now only 320g (11.3 oz.) unstrung but it's head heavy. Her old racquet used to be even lighter he said.

Tennis Man
09-23-2006, 03:14 AM
According to Roman Prokes (did you read that article or thread BTW?), Sharapova's racquet is now only 320g (11.3 oz.) unstrung but it's head heavy. Her old racquet used to be even lighter he said.

Yeah, I did read, thanks. Just getting other opinions as well.

BreakPoint
09-23-2006, 10:14 AM
Yeah, I did read, thanks. Just getting other opinions as well.

Well, the actual weight of Sharapova's racquet wouldn't be an "opinion", right? It would be a "fact" since the scale doesn't give opinions. And since Roman Prokes customizes Sharapova's racquets, he would know better what the weight is more than anyone, including Sharapova herself.

Michael Ludwig
09-23-2006, 02:01 PM
Ok, what about the current WTA Tour players? I wouldn't be surprised if it's Sharapova or Petrova. They are so big.

Nadia's Bab isn't heavy at all. Think it's actually a bit lighter than her old TT.

FuriousYellow
09-23-2006, 05:24 PM
Martina Navratilova's Bosworth racquet weighs 364g and has SW of 349.

lacoster
09-23-2006, 09:43 PM
Mary Pierce and one other WTA player (can't remember who now) play with the Yonex Ti 80.

Michaella Krajicek, Shinobu Asagoe, and Jessica Kirkland also use the ti-80.
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D. Nelson
09-25-2006, 04:55 AM
Martina Navratilova's Bosworth racquet weighs 364g and has SW of 349.


....that swingweight is OUTRAGEOUS....!!!!!!!!!!!!

chess9
09-25-2006, 08:08 AM
Well, the actual weight of Sharapova's racquet wouldn't be an "opinion", right? It would be a "fact" since the scale doesn't give opinions. And since Roman Prokes customizes Sharapova's racquets, he would know better what the weight is more than anyone, including Sharapova herself.

Uh, you've obviously never been around when a woman weighs herself. :)

-Robert

BreakPoint
09-25-2006, 11:07 AM
Uh, you've obviously never been around when a woman weighs herself. :)

-Robert

That's why I said even Sharapova herself might not know what the weight of her racquet is, because when you ask a woman about their weight, you'll more than likely get a wrong answer. ;) LOL

DADYO
09-26-2006, 12:03 PM
At the moment I think:

Jelena Dokic (LM Prestige with PLENTY of lead)
Shuai Peng (nSix One 95 + lead at 3 and 9) not sure if it's a pj tho....