Blake Back to Blacked Out Frame?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by srvnvly, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. djokovicgonzalez2010

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    I wonder if it's worse to be unable to pull off your game anymore (blake) or just have it stop working (hewitt, though injuries are a huge issue for him)
     
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  2. vsbabolat

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    Thanks for posting your photos up and thanks for confirming that Blake was carrying a Dunlop Bag.
     
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  3. Jeewalk

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    it doesnt have the pws at 3 and 9 so its not a 6.1 might be a kblade 93 head shape looks like it
     
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  4. DNShade

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    No need to over think this guys...he's using a Dunlop bag - and it looks like it's the same old Dunlop tour mold he's been using for years. Seems like he's headed back to Dunlop if they can make a deal.
     
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  5. LPShanet

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    All this talk of "dropping" doesn't take into account how clothing deals work. They sign a contract for a set period of time, and pay a predetermined amount. It's not like he's on an hourly or weekly wage. So the contract lasts that long unless one or both parties breaks the terms of the agreement. Unless there are performance guarantees written in, there's no way for them to "drop" him. And even if they could, they'd still have to pay him the same amount, so it would be pointless.
     
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  6. snoopy

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    Agreed.

    Although the outfit looks pretty good, I would never buy it. I generally don't like prominently displayed logos on my gear but I've come to accept that there's no way of avoiding it. But these outfits don't have 1, they have 2 logos! Plus the TR is in honor of Blake's father. Thomas Reynolds Blake may have been a good dude and it's nice to see Blake honoring him, but why in the world would I want to wear clothing named after him?
     
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  7. gogonzogo

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    From the pics I would say you might be right. Looks very much like redondo.
     
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  8. Sidd Finch

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    I would agree. Blake always seemed most comfortable with his old Dunlop mold.
     
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  9. Rock Strongo

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    You know what they say. Once you go black, you never go back.
     
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  10. kingdaddy41788

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    There is no way that is a blade 93. No way. At all. Way too big.

    It's his old Dunlop if I had to bet.
     
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  11. burlesonsallstar

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    could be a prestige or maybe it is a pacific racquet....or it is a dunlop with a dunlop bag.. hmmm nah
     
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  12. Buckethead

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    That frame is not a Wilson frame at all,where is the PWS???
    I am not assunming anything else,but the lead tape on it clearly visible.
     
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  13. decades

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    it's his old Dunlop mold....
     
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  14. jefferson

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  15. Xenakis

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    I'll add my vote to the old Dunlop camp, it's got the same fairly long skinny throat and bumper/head guard and the headsize looks the same.

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  16. kingdaddy41788

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    Wilson makes several frames without the PWS these days - this is no longer valid...
     
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  17. niktub

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    PK Black ace 98?
     
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  18. andfor

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    ........got my vote.
     
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  19. niktub

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    just changed my mind...dunlop mold same as before
     
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  20. chancep2120

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    +1 for Dunlop Tour Mold
     
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  21. Greg Raven

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    It's probably his old 200G Muscle Weave. From what I heard, he has only two of them left, so he restrings them only when absolutely necessary.
     
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