Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Nas Eclipse, Apr 14, 2004.
anyone know what racquet james blake uses???
I remember it being called a "Tyger (or maybe Tiger) 630" or something like that. Someone had a picture of an original one, and it looked exactly like Blakes frame
it is a custom mold provided by dunlop that most closely resembles the tyger frame.
they're not available hardly anywhere and nowhere in the states.
he weights it with lead tape at 3 and 9 and in the handle.
luxilon big banger at 65 pounds
Do we have to see the same bloody damn questions asked every month here? Why don't you search the archives? It's there.
he now uses Dunlop 300 G 98 sq inches 27 in / 69cm 10.08 oz :wink:
That's the paintjob!
how come he has a custom mould, but then adds lead tape, why didn't they just make the mould have more weight there! Defetas the object for me :?
how is anyone supposed to know what their using if they paint their new ones in old colours. Could it be there is only one tennis raquet ever made ,just sprayed up different !!! :shock:
They all have either custom frames or old frames, painted to look like new models so that we buy them!
Any players racquet would be way too heavy for a normal club player!
I would not say that. I have my LM Prestige weighted at 13oz and would go higher but start to lose some head speed on serve. I have a friend with a paint shop and am going to get him to paint my Prestige green and make it look like the old green Yonex/yoniyoma sticks from the 70's. Now that was a cool racquet, except the weilds always broke on me.
LOL. "yoniyoma." That's nonsensical! The original company name was Yoneyama, as in the Japanese founder's surname. 'Yone' means rice and 'yama' means mountain.
Pro's racquets wouldn't be too heavy. My Classic 6.1 weighed up at 13.5 ounces for a while, and I could whack my western forehand hard, put lots of spin, hit volleys (too powerful though), and hit serves all day with that thing.
i'm talkin for club players and juniors who may buy the racquet cos their favourite pro "allegedly" uses it, too demanding for the club players and too heavy for the kids!
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