Another Paintjob Embarrassment

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by mileslong, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. mileslong

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    Anyone catch the williams - zheng match today. the chinese gal was obvisouly playing a prince with the stabilizing bar and wilson has the nerve to still paint it like its an N5 or something. does wilson just think that we are all morons? just paint the damn thing black and let her put it in a big wilson bag and be done with it. dont insult our intelligence... :twisted:
     
  2. dander

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    i was wondering what the hell that racket was...
    i thought maybe she dusted out an old Sting
     
  3. perfmode

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    All she needed was a big W stencil. That's all most people notice when they watch tennis anyways.
     
  4. kreative

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    it's a wilson hyper hammer 5.2 oversize (106"). it has the hyper bar (i.e stabilizer bar)

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    Singles Indonesia 2003, Photo by Stephane Gendre

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  5. shifty

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    Here's other examples that it is a Wilson HyperHammer 5.2 OS (106") and not a Prince
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  6. lelopez

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    darn mileslong, do a little more research before bad mouthing Wilson.......they may paint their OWN racquets, but not others...
     
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  8. D.  Nelson

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    ...that last picture is GREAT !!!
     
  9. mileslong

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    LOL, i did look on the TW website before posting but didnt see anything like that. of course wilson has about 500 different models. is slamming wilson like insulting the pope or something? they are the worst about painting rackets.
     
  10. a verrry large duck

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    Yeah miles you need to do some homework, other than that i support your bad-mouthing of wilson paintjobs.
     
  11. corncob3466

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    this stick sounds pretty good. anyone ever use the oversize? i wanna try it.
     
  12. CliffH

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    Hey miles. More support. I wonder if wilson has the guts to paint serena's, henin's, venus's, davenport et al like n-codes! Crap, if they can do it to federer's why not? if you lie twice (they're already paint jobs) does it make it any worse? Hmmmmmm an n-code with power holes! That will drive some poor slob nuts!!! :shock:
     
  13. david aames

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    Go back studying the TW warehouse some more and eat your crow in silence please. Another Mileslong embarassment...

     
  14. mileslong

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    i laugh at my mistakes the same way i would laugh at you after i laid you out like a little *****...
     
  15. ProStaffTour90

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    She wouldn't have a paintjob anyway, she has no contract with wilson! She just uses a wilson racquet!
     
  16. mileslong

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    for the record, the reason i didnt see this racket on TW is because there is no photo of the oversize on here, just the standard one. next time i will try and phone the president of wilson and fly out to their factory to research if they have ever made a certain racket...
     
  17. lelopez

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    That was a great comeback mileslong.....but lets not turn this into a debate.

    I think this thread is done......
     
  18. Datacipher

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    One of my students used to use it, so for fun I hit with it for 5 min. It was OK, but too much trampoline from the rollers for me....you could get big spin and pace from it in the sweetspot....
     
  19. bsandy

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    5.2 doesn't have rollers . . . sorry !

    Wilson stopped making 5.2 a couple of years ago !!

    . . . Bud
     
  20. Metzler

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    Once again, the strong reasoning, maturity and potent research skills of the conspiracy theorists are on display!
    The only "paintjobs" that there are are all black Mark P. types to spite a company that won't pay them to endorse their frames. The other "paintjobs" are merely different string patterns and pre-applied lead tape to commercially available models offered by Wilson and other companies to their pros and promising amateurs.
     
  21. goober

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    I thought OS racquets were on the way out in the pros especially OS hammers!
     
  22. mileslong

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    another immature viewpoint as you are obviously wrong. please read these excerpts from racquettech.com about the wilson pro room. please do better research in the future and better reasoning skills in the future. a very immature post on your part... :p
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    For the most part, the best on the tour will receive hand-crafted racquets from Wilson. This includes racquets that match in weight, balance, or swingweight, depending on what the player chooses. Players can request different string patterns (such as an 18x20 string pattern for a racquet that normally comes with a 16x18 pattern), custom handle shapes, and matching of weight, balance, and swingweight on all frames. Rocchi does all the tuning himself by hand, sometimes spending hours on a single racquet.
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    mess with the bull and you are liable to get the horns...
     
  23. bsandy

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    I guess we have different definiations of paintjobs and custom jobs. Most ranked players get custom racquets, from the custom shops of their companies.

    Ridiclous comments that Andre is hitting with a trisys and Serena is using a painted skunk are silly. These players are making millions on endorsements. The cost of a custom mold is nothing !

    OBTW . . . you also have to be kidding if you think you'll play better with their racquets. There's a reason they make the racquets for us they way they do.

    . . . Bud
     
  24. Bhagi Katbamna

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    It was actually a St. Vincent's Pro-Staff painted to look like a HH 5.2 OS
     
  25. ChipNCharge

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    I saw a pic this afternoon of Zheng playing in the French today (I would post the pic but I don't know how to do that). She's STILL using the 5.2 O/S. She must really like it!

    Chip
     
  26. Jonnyf

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    wilson Hammer Tour oversize has a stabalizing bar
     
  27. ChipNCharge

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    The H Tour? The oversize version of the H Tour doesn't have a stabilizer bar.

    Chip
     
  28. Jonnyf

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    here it is
    The Wilson H Tour 105 Hammer... Exceptional Feel. Total Control.The 105 size racket has a slightly wider beam and does not contain any Kevlar hence has a slightly softer feel than the 95 head.
    Swing Style Fast and Long
    Head Size 105 in sq
    Weight (unstrung) 283g
    Length 27.25 inches
    Cross Section 24mm Flat Beam
    Grip Size 2,3 only
    Composition 100% graphite
    AMT power rating 7

    Our Opinion :This new racket based on the Justine Henin tour 95 racket....this is a lighter racket that also generates amazing power.
    http://img170.echo.cx/img170/4838/aaawilsonrac9wz.jpg
    soz imageshack isn't working plz if you give me more i'll just post it here
     
  29. gregraven

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    I take this to mean that you never visited a tournament stringing room in the weeks after Head introduced the Liquidmetal Prestige.
     

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