Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by cluckcluck, Feb 13, 2014.
What is that knee brace Mark Philippoussis is using? I need that for my shaky knees...
Yes because gaining weight equates to enjoying life! Of course! He's not fat, he just enjoys life more than I do! I'll remember that the next time I see a fat **** in a scooter at the grocery.
You know how many times I've heard that? The stupid, idiotic drivel that people spout. I swear to god. "Have fun! Eat horribly unhealthy food and live a little!" I have literally heard people say that. Honestly, that's fine if people want to be in denial about being fat and lazy, but keep it to yourself.
He is not under Babo contract anymore because the strings are blank without the babo logo (looks like it from this pic). If he is testing out frames they would at least require him to stencil the logo.
May be he is just on a renewal phrase where Babo still gives him some money and free rackets but at a lower rate since he left the tour already.
Would of been funny as heck if he was wearing blacked out propulses.
KUZ used tape to black out the logo on her shoes
Probably more than $1 per frame
Like $10-20 per frames that cost over$150 and also recouping the cost of the molds. In the case od Pure Drives, it's amazing that Babolat basically used a mold that they bought from Pro Kennex for $25k or $50k (the PK Destiny), rebranded it and contracted Roddick, Moya and Ciisters and voila, a line was born... Once they got Nadal on board via Moya, a whole generation can suffer
I had a client I gave lessons to who was a multimillionaire and who owned Prince before selling the company to Benetton in the late 1990s. He told me the iconic Prince graphite racquet cost 'about $15 to manufacture' and that the popular (at the time) Prince synthetic gut cost 'about 40 cents' to produce, package and all.
it is probably some kind of Crazy good new pure drive roddick
You're probably right fedace, babolat is going to give a retired player to test out the crazy new roddick frame
It's Babolat's answer to Fed's new RF97! ; )
Any knee brace should suffice...unless you need the one Mark Philippoussis is using lol
Does anyone know what he's using in Atlanta this year (racquet and strings)?
Roddick has been using the same racquet - it has not changed!!
It looks like Alu Power blue (or could be Pro Hurricane in blue I suppose), with VS crosses.
I spoke with the Prince stringers after Roddick was beaten with Mardy Fish in Atlanta. He is using his old APD the paint job looked like a carbon fiber design.
Yeah nice try, you talked to no one.
This looks nothing like the APD:
It's just his old PDR+ that he retired with. Don't understand why that's so hard to figure out.
Also, to those questioning his "loyalty", like seriously get a life. It's his racquets, he can have it hot pink with lips on them if he wishes to, who are you guys to question about "loyalty"?
I find it interesting that he's using a standard "O" vibration dampener - for most, if not all, of his professional career he used a rubberband.
Guessing your version of apd stands for the Andy pure drive?
Pure drive Roddick + for sure.
The custom pj is cool.
Shoes are ok, too, but I did prefer his old babolat shoes and his lacoste threads over TM.
Sorry if this is off topic, but why do American pros retire, play golf, then come back to tennis with their golf socks on?
Petey,tuesdayfish, roddick. Blake?
Is it just me or do other fellow tennis guys prefer crew socks for the achilles coverage and warmth?
Could be a tanline issue. Vanity.
That has me curious as well...
On another note: those shorts look pretty nice.
Good for the beach and the court
What's interesting is he's using the red tape with his Tourna Grip. Pretty sure Babalot wouldn't let him use the red tape his entire career.
Flipper's brace is most likely a custom fitted model for those who have had serious knee operations. Your Dr would direct you for a fitting.
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