Blake with Dunlop or Prince?

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  1. th41291

    th41291 Rookie

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    I know that Blake has a contract with Prince, with his "Experimental", but he uses a Dunlop. How does that all work out? Anyone know for sure and isn't guessing? Is Prince trying to copy Dunlop's frame?
     
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  2. Freedom

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    Blake is sponsored by Prince. His contract does not prohibit him from using a Dunlop frame, as long as it says Prince on it, instead of Dunlop. Hence the black paint.

    THat's the way I interpret it.
     
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  3. Welsh Wizard

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    Held Blake's racket at Wimbledon last week, and it he is definitely still using his old Dunlop 300G (dunlop logo on bumper guard as well as distinctive head shape). This used to say Prince in white on the throat, but obviously some legal wrangling has been going on between Prince and Dunlop in the background, because he had blacked out the Prince logo on the throat with black stencil pen. It just says his name on the other side now.

    I was surprised though because despite having lead at 3 and 9 o'clock it wasn't much heavier than a stock 300G.
     
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  4. Jonnyf

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    Yeah i heard that it was ALOT lighter than everyone thinks
     
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  5. knasty131

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    I believe on one thread there were pictures of Blake's racket, and everything was blacked out...but if you looked at the top bumper guard, it had "dunlop" on the racket.
     
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  6. snoflewis

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    yeah i saw that...as for welsh wizard wizard, are you sure he's using a 300G? if so, is it a special 18x20 pattern drilled for him?
     
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  7. ub27161

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    Its a 200G.
     
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  8. snoflewis

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    that's what i was thinking....
     
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  9. Welsh Wizard

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    It was definitely a 300g as it had the slightly larger head size (98). Have used a 200g in the past, and this definitely isn't one of those. However, foolishly, I didn't count the string pattern - sorry!
     
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  10. bluegrasser

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    I just heard from a Prince guy that Blake is making the switch *after* the US Open.
     
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  11. Jonnyf

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    Ok guys the headsize is 97 sq inches
     
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