Andy Murray Racquet

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  1. ear_lobe

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  2. Voltron

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    That paintjob is an iRadical with Cap grommets, not an iPrestige. I'm not sure if there's something different under the paint though.
     
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    Murray switched to the Microgel Prestige Pro. If you bothered to even look at the photos you would see that Murray's racquet now has a 16x19 string pattern, Full C.A.P. Grommets, and a 98 sq. in. or 630 cm2 head size.
    Here look take a look at the Photos again from the 2008 U.S. Open.

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    what an ugly looking hobbit
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    Here is a really good photo of Murray and his MG Prestige Pro that it is easy to see the the 16x19 string pattern.
    This Photo is from the 2008 Australian Open
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    It's a Bandwagon Pro 4369THo**** with a Head Prestige Pro paint job.
     
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    its not a radical pro? its got the orange paintjob.
     
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    So, do we conclude that it's a MG Prestige Pro? To me, the paint scheme looks like MG Prestige Mid.
     
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    Don't forget the Murray can have any stick manufactured to his liking.
    Last time Head tried to switch him they couldn't. New holes can be drilled in the same frame he's had. Just like Roger who had the holes drilled father apart for more spin.
    So old frame and new holes?...sounds about right.
     
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    the frame is a Prestige Pro, but the paintjob is the MG radical pj.
    confusing, yes, but true.
     
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    Murray uses the Microgel Prestige Pro with a MG Radical mp pj. There's been hundreds of posts confiming this, some of them by guys who've actually strung his racquets.
     
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    ic, yah it does look like the prestige with that head guard. nice bait and switch scheme these racquet companys got going. oh well i like my head radical.
     
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    yep, this justs keeps going on and on! he uses the prestige pro with the radical mp pj to help boost sales as agassi isnt on the pro tour any more. other players like patty "cant spell her name" sneider have also been given similar pj's. from what ive heard, and that beinfg good sources changed the ballance on hos frames after his wrist injury mid 07 and has settled on this weight and balance. at the start of the year when he started using this new frame, with the 16 19 pattern he had no lead tape at 3 and 9, now he does. he hasnt did bad with it has he!?!?!
     
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    I like the photos where hes holding an iRadical like Agassi use to
     
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    hm...

    have you guys ever considered, if murray likes the feel of a radical but likes the stability of the prestige, he can ask the head people to customize a radical with 16x19 and a customized prestige grommets. A radical with prestige grommets plays A LOT different than a radical or a prestige.
     
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    One of TT posters Ericsson has his frame and since he's additionally one of the most knowledgeable guys on the forum I would just trust his judgement.
     
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    I have one more question...IF i get the Radical Pro, it is possible to change the cap grommets, and put those that Prestige Pro has?

    Or they are different, and the cap grommets wouldn't fit on the Radical pro?
     
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    the prestige pro is 98 in sq, whereas the radical pro is 100 in sq.

    you could fit the CAPs on it, but not in one piece. better just to stick with the original grommets, it plays better that way anyway.
     
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    Have you guys seen how much Murray's racket weigh?! :shock:
    I think there is something seriously wrong with it but I got this pic off from P1's twitter

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    How do you know that -- "definitely"???
    It could be the pJ ,just like his current Radical PJ has nothing to do with the astual Radical...
    I believe it is a PT57A under both PJs, lately he switched to the PT57A with a 16x19 string pattern...
     
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    Wrong, the iRadical has a 18x20 pattern and Murray's sticks are 16x19s. Try again.
     
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    I am sorry but it is not a real i.Radical MP. It was a PT57A (Pro Tour 630) with the paint job of the i.Radical MP. Anyway since changing to the Microgel Radical paint job he has changed his string pattern to 16x19 with the PT57A. Now Murray's racquets have the paint job of the YT Radical Pro on his PT57A 16x19.
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    indeed. Has anyone here gotten their hands on one of these and hit with it?
     
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    If i did, i would be playing on the tour. you can play just like the pros if you have their racket,, right ??
     
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    Really a snotty remark on christmas? I've worn Michael Phelps suit before and yet i'm still not going to the olympics.
     
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    Yes but the Women LOVE you for it,,, i am sure.....lol:)
     
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    Get 'um Fedace!

    Don't let the scrooges get you down on your happy fun day.

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    I also felt a bit high when I wore it to.
     
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    Dude- thats kind of gross. :shock:
     
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    The same model, not the same suit.
     
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    I love JoelDali pictures. He's like the Banksy of TW.
     
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    I'm glad I brightened someones day. I try.

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    The youtek Pj looks really good!
     
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    a half flat training ball.
     
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    Hey Joel, what's with that avatar? who is it or what is it?
     
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    Its a random goofy crack head.
     
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    how do we know he's ACTUALLY using microgel? He's probably using the old iPrestige with a 16x19 string pattern, cap grommet and a microgel paintjob.
     
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    Theres a whole other thread about what racket he uses. He uses a PT57 A. (A stands for 16x19 pattern). Its a racket you have to be a top ATP player to get hold of. He has his rackets customized by P1.

    He plays with a soft black grip with one tourna grip over the top. But both grips are gripped so they dont over lap which leaves has a funny feel. He strings his racket at either 58 or 60 lbs. Alu power mains, VS Team crosses.

    I strung some of his bats today, i've got some photos for you.
     
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    beautiful racquet, thanks for the pics, I'd really love to get one of those >.<
     
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    Can anyone comment on how you'd go about wrapping the tourna like this?
     
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    Great photos!!!!

    In PT57A the A does not stand for the 16x19 string pattern. As most PT57A are 18x20.
     
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    "A" stands for flex rating/layup. That "A" has nothing to do with custom drilling requested by Andy. He switched from 18x20 (he also described that racquet as "peanut size sweet spot racquet") to 16x19.
     
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    great photos! i want that stringing machine...
     
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    You just start as you would normally at the bottom, but then just pull the grip very tight and leaving no gap nor overly as you go up. You have to pull tight otherwise the grip will move. Hope this helps.
     
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    Yea you're right, sorry. My bad.
     
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