Actual pro racquets (pics)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by T-fighter, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. T-fighter

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    Post your detailed pictures here from the racquets the pro's actually use.
    That we we don't have to plow the entire forum to find the pics.
     
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    Ernest Gulbis


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    These pictures do not belong to me. But, here goes a "thanks" to the guys/gals who took these pictures.


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    Florian Mayer (The owner of the racquet changed the base leather grip):

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    Florian Mayer (Continued):

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    Marat Safin:

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    Marat Safin (Continued):

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  15. featherlight

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    great pictures guys
     
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    keep em coming
     
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  17. bchamaki

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    Safin used hurricane original? It looks more shiny in one of those pics.
     
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    please take your pics in macro mode if you are taking any closeups.
     
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  19. lilxjohnyy

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    IMO you should give credit to the person who posted the pictures before posting them...
     
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  20. T-fighter

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    Offcourse, but I never claimed to take these pictures.

    I opened this thread just to collect all the pictures in one place.

    For the record: all of these pictures are already posted somewhere on this forum, by several different people. Credits to the original posters.
     
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  21. shealy

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    in one pic safin uses hurricane all round and in another looks like luxi alu power n pro hurricane..why is this?
     
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  22. nadal for number1

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    great thread, thanks to all the who contribute
     
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    Is Safin's flexpoint a paint job?
     
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    Santoro's racquet from Fede:
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    Roddick's real frame.


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    Thanks to Aus_Price (apologies if I've got the user name slightly wrong) for originally posting pics and making thread.

    Anyone got any more of ARod's rack?

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  26. suppawat

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    Here is Tomas Berdych's racquet that I just got in Jan 09. Paint job quality is just ok, not as good as the retail one. It has matt finish. All lead strips are removed by a previous owner, so it's not up to Berdych spec now.
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    Bosworth grip is nicely installed on grip (size 3.5). The bevel is sharp and the leather quality is superb.
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    Balance: compared to AG200 Retail Version, Berdych racquet is relatively head heavy.
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    Side-by-Side Comparison: You can notice the difference in shape and string pattern.
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    I have played this stick for a few times. It's very flexy frame. It also vibrates a lot on off-center shots just like an old graphite frame. With a dampener on, the racquet is much more stable. I don't know the static weight exactly, but the balance makes this frame quite demanding.

    So what does it play like? Before I got this racquet, I thought it must feel like Head Pro Tour 630. I was wrong. This frame is so unique. Although it's flexy like Head Pro Tour 630, but the feel on ball impact is like Head Radical Tour Twintube (very muted but so powerful).

    Anyway, I am passing around this frame to my tennis friends in Thailand so that they can experience it. Hopefully, they will come back here and share their feedback on how it plays.
     
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  27. saram

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    Sweet thread and concept of combining all the images of pro's sticks. Keep the great images coming, please!
     
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    wow i love this thread, very cool thanks guys!
     
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    I played with Berdych's racquet from last season aswell and it really is heavy and demanding. If you hit the ball well you get so much power but if you miss it just slightly you could feel it immediately. Way too heavy for me tho...
     
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  30. stician

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    good stuff!
     
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  31. VTChileno

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    One of the best threads on TW forum... please keep adding more!!
     
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  32. Coaching

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    Great thread guys, really enjoying it.
     
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  33. babolat15

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    my question is if wilson will do paintjobs and customizations for their top juniors then how can they not do customs for guys like safin...he shouldnt have to have lead on his frames>?
     
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  34. dman72

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    Obvious paint job...liquid metal is painted on, not bumpy like the real ones.
     
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  35. Hankenstein

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    Santoro┬┤s liquidmetal is painted on but MY use a real LM Instinct, not flexpoint. So in his case the LM is real, but the Flexpoint┬┤s are painted
     
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  36. babolatking

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    I have two of his racquets too, how can u put pics up?
     
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  37. ShcMad

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    You have to upload the pictures to a website, such as photobucket.com or flickr.com first. And, then press the yellow icon that says "Insert image" while posting it on these forums. Copy and paste the link of the webpage with the pictures.

    By the way, that racquet doesn't belong to me. Some guy from these forums posted those pictures a long time ago. He said they belonged to Florian Mayer.
     
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  38. Baboman

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    how comes ARod's handle appears really long ??
     
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    He uses an extended length racquet and he puts his grip quite high up on the handle.
     
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  40. PeterFig

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    Rather than the previously suggested Flickr or photobucket.com, etc ... try http://echopic.com
    It's much simpler to use ... just upload the photo and it gives you the link to put on this board. No account needed etc.
     
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  41. Leelord337

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    here's kristof vliegen's racquet. it has an 18/20 pattern and its a 325 mold but extended to 28.25 inches and has a wilson 4 3/8 grip, and also an ounce lighter than the 325 at 10.7 ounces. it has so much feel and power and my main racquet. when i replaced the grip i noticed that there was a hand written signature between the 2 grip pallets, i will take pics of it later. for now here are the pics and the code, its not a t fight 320 btw. its currently strung with luxilon timo 17

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  42. ace-nelis

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    Nice pictures guys
     
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  43. featherlight

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    cool pics
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  44. featherlight

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    he is using a wilson pro og
     
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  45. BobFL

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    Wow, that is one light racquet. W/o og, dampener and strings it is probably around 9.8oz...
     
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    I cannot tell whether or not his iRadical was a paint job. Is it?
     
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  47. Lindsay

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    For the Vliegen Frame>>There is a misweave in the frame. 8th main on the right.

    Also, I'm having a hard time with finding the string pattern for that frame. The 325 has skips at 8 & 10H, and 9T. That is not what this racquet has. Maybe its something else, or is actually a 320?

    Edit: This in in fact probably a 325, but its strung incorrectly. It should have had the skips listed above, instead it has skips at 8 and 10T.
     
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    ^^^yeah my friend strung it for me for free and i noticed that too. i'll post more pics of the balance, length, and matched up against my 325 too later
     
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    He needs to hide the fact that his racket has NO cortex, really..
     
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  50. ronalditop

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    looks like roddick doesnt overlap at all his OG.
     
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