Any pros using newer, off the shelf rackets?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Nikae, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Nikae

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    By newer, I am thinking models from year 2010 and up.

    I seriously doubt any of them use any model from 2013?

    Lets say top 120 ATP or WTA.

    EDIT: *off the shelf rackets with some customization and matching of course*
     
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  2. Roger Wawrinka

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    400 might be a little to high. I think a lot of guys on the futures circuit use retail models. I know Devin Britton uses a real tecnfibre 325, as well as Denis Kudla.
     
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  3. Nikae

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    Good point, lets go with top 120 :)
     
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  4. cluckcluck

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    Are you asking for right off the shelf, with no customization or matching?
     
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  5. Lukhas

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    Lead tape doesn't count, like strings, meters of Tourna or not. Off the shelf=as anyone can buy it. Id est, those not using paint job, custom sticks, stuff molded to their hands, ect.
     
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  6. Nikae

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    No, with customization and matching of course.
     
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  8. Nikae

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    Anyone? I bet vsbabolat or ericsson know :)
     
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  9. pug

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    What about Querrey, Troicki, Tsonga? Probably lots of WTA players too.
     
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  10. Francis27

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    Bagdathis uses the new graphene speed
     
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  11. Nikae

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    Are you serious? That's interesting, how do you know?

    By the way, is Querrey APD GT or just old cortex w/o GT?

    EDIT: nope, Baghdatis is using his old (blue) racket again.
     
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  12. Nikae

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    O wow, thanks! Time to find the list of all the players and the rackets they used!

    EDIT: Did you notice any of them, except Monaco and Verdasco, use extended length racket? Michael Russell maybe?
     
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  13. Nikae

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    I really really really really really don't understand how can someone who practices and plays so much use such stiff frames, like PD and APD!!!
     
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  14. HRB

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    Easy...just be young, have great genetics, above normal strength and flexibility, and have professional level skill that causes you to use your legs and core to create the racquet head speed and not "arm" the ball.

    See...that's all you need to do!:)
     
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  15. Povl Carstensen

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    Cortex and all?
     
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  16. sixone90

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    All the players that were using the old cortex are now using the new active cortex. Babolat is not paintjobbing the new cortex over the old cortex. Apart from that, the frames remain the same.
     
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  17. nn

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    ah even many at club level use pd without any problem. try to string them inside 53 and see for yourself.
     
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