Andy Roddick Frame :)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by BobFL, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. dr325i

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    is that Andy's Rolex on your hand?
     
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  2. PED

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    I'm a 1/4 grip and under the handle I've got two 7 gram lead fishing weights. I've actually covered them tightly with a balloon and that stops them from rattling. It's very solid and I like it much better than lead on the handle. When it's on the handle, I can not tell any difference in the size but on some sticks, it deadens the feel. Call me crazy but I can tell a difference.


    Bob, is that a Tag Heuer watch in the picture, it has that distinctive look :)
     
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  3. BobFL

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    Hahahaha, my watch is not a paintjob for sure ;)
     
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  4. Ross K

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    V/interesting... I've def had issues with lead on the butt with my APD (use just 2 overgrips, however, i don't like it that I can feel the lead)... think it's high-time I investigated alternative, but easily reversible, methods.

    R.
     
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  5. PED

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    I don't know how people uses just 2 ogs instead of a grip on a 70ra Babolat. The feel is similar to leather IMO and that works well on a Wilson or Head but even going with a really thin replacement grip on the Bab made me feel a bit more shock than I like and I went back to the Syntec.

    I use Tourna in the summer and Wilson Pro in the fall. For the humidity, Tourna is the only thing that lets you really grip the stick but it's shock absorbing is not the greatest. I'll retry the Bab Skin Feel grip this fall when I go back to the thicker OG.
     
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  6. steve728

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    Haha...I was thinking something similar, nice watch!

    Bob --- great find and thanks for sharing the details!
     
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  7. PED

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    Tennis channel is showing classic USO matches this week and feature the 2001 A rod v Hewitt matchup. I got a nice closeup of the Arod stick and noticed that he had no lead at 3/9 but looked to have around 4g or so right at the top of the hoop.

    This week, I tried the Arod lead placement at 3/9 instead of my usual 12 oclock and didn't really care for it. To each his own but I feel like the racquet swings smoother with the lead at the extreme ends.
     
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  8. Power Player

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    I agree with all of this and I do the same thing with the grips. Love the wilson pro in the fall and tourna in the summer.

    When I used leather on my old apdc it actually ended up hurting my hand. I have come to love the thicker synthetic grip on the apds'. It may make the grip a little bigger, but it feels really nice on my hand.
     
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  9. Uvijek Argen

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    Great!! Did this mean that I need to apply more Ben-Gay on my shoulder after playing against him next time?? :shock::)
     
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  10. PONG

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    Did you catch this from the match last night ?? Id throw it on **** !!!
     
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  11. BobFL

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    Nope. This is older paintjob. Roddick is using GT paintjob atm....
    Btw, this racquet is not for sale :)
     
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    awww :( I wanted one :D
     
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  13. tiochaota

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    is it really a 27.5 inch length racket?
     
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  14. safinator

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    Thanks Bob for sharing th pics and info with all the community. I've seen a lot of Fed's stick info around there, but the Roddick's are not so current.
    Sincerely I am very surprised that he uses such a light raq in professional understanding, but perhaps with his serve style (shortened movement) and his strockes that are also quite short, the little weight makes easier to accelerate the raquet in such a short distance...
     
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  15. PED

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    I think from the Pro specs I've seen over the years that alot of the pro specs are from 345g to 350g-especially the current lot. That's probably right in the middle spec wise of what most of them use.
     
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  16. Seth

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    For those experienced with customization, if one wanted to weigh/balance a stock PDRGT+ to match Roddick's, where and how much lead tape would be used?

    I understand it won't be the same because of his being the swirly frame and silicon in the handle, but it would be fun to try anyway.
     
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  17. whomad15

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    I find it interesting that the top players racquets are all specced very similar (while different)
    from other posts,
    Federer is 364g, 6points headlight,
    Roddick is 365g with 6points headlight (extended racquet)
    Nadal is 335g, 3points headlight, the oddball being 30g lighter and more head heavy than the other two
     
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  18. PED

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    You're looking at getting to 345g static and a balance of 33cm.

    If you add 8g of lead under the bumper of the pdr plus, that will give you a static of 345 and a balance of 32.9cm. That's pretty spot on.

    I will tell you that it will swing pretty heavy like that though: that puts the swing weight at 364.

    I've got mine at 340g and a balance of 32.6cm and it's a nice compromise: you can really whip them fast but there's still alot of hurt on the ball with the weight.

    Remember that Arod is modding up a regular PD. I did a similar setup on my 2 apd pluses: 15g in the handle and 8g under the bumper: that put me at 32.6cm balance and 342g.(NOTE: you can do the exact same thing if you end up with the PD in a trade) You can use two 1/4oz fishing weights, you can pop them under the trap door of the butt and use some cotton to keep them quiet: your cost: $1.50 at walmart ;) Then just put the lead under the bumper and you're done.

    The difference is that the weight on my apd's is now really polarized at the tips and it comes around a bit quicker than the pdr. But, the PDR feels more solid IMO.
     
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  19. LPShanet

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    Yes, it is.
     
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  20. decades

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    how do you convert 6pts hl on a 27.5 stick to what it would be equivalent to on a 27 in stick? is it .982 * 6 ???
     
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  21. LPShanet

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    That depends on what you mean by "equivalent". The point system for balance is really just an expression in inches. So 6 points head light is 3/4" head light. This means that the balance point is 3/4" below the middle of the frame. On a 27" frame, that would be at 12.75", since the middle is 13.5". So the question is whether you're trying to find the same mathematical point on the 27.5" frame (which is fairly easy math), or whether you're trying to make the two frames feel exactly the same, which is much more fuzzy and subjective.
     
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  22. BobFL

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    One spec was missing so here it is: Swingweight = 360 :)
     
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  23. ART ART

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    Hi Bob,

    How did you measure Rodick racket swing ?
     
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  24. BobFL

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    Babolat RDC :)
     
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  25. ART ART

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    Let's put it all:

    Balance point: 13inches or 330mm
    Weight: 12.1oz or 345grams
    Swingweight = 360

    Is this correct Bob?

    Cheers
     
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  26. BobFL

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    Yest it is! :) Just want to add that the length is 27.5"...
     
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  27. Fuji

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    Sorry for reviving an old thread, but I am curious, did anyone ever find out what that foam was in the frame? I am quite curious as to what it is! :)

    -Fuji
     
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  28. MauRod

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    getting back to life this forgotten thread, what about the stiffness? :)
     
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  29. carlosoki

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    Here pics of my personal Andy Roddick frame:

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  31. carlosoki

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    Andy┬┤s versus retail:



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  32. Overdrive

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    Great pictures guys! :)
     
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  33. Ross K

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    Very nice pics carlosoki.
     
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