Blake's current setup??

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  1. TheKingOfClay

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    Any experts out here know??? Also, is it the aerogel 200 paintjob still, or the newer 4d 200??? Thanks for the help guys...
     
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  2. Nanshiki

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    Uh, some custom mold and high-tension (like 68.5 pounds?) ALU power he's been using for the last XX years?
     
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    What paintjob is it??? I think it's still the 200 aerogel...
     
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  4. nadal for number1

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    yea its still the aerogel 200.. i think
     
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  5. TheKingOfClay

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    anyone else got any definite info???
    thanks!!!
     
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  6. kashgotmoney

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    68 lbs, big banger alu power and aerogel 200
     
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  7. TheKingOfClay

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    thanks for the info... any ideas if he will ever go with the 4d paintjobs???
    thanks
     
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  8. FedererForehand

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    Thought he was rumored to switch over to the 4D 300 Tour PJ a while ago, wonder what happened.
     
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  9. ayuname

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    Like Djokovic, he wasn't used to the new paint.
     
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  10. フェデラー

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    Damn 68lbs that is quite high isnt it? What does that feel like?
     
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    He was supposed to get a PJ but he just kept eating the paint. The poor man had no control over his actions.
     
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  13. Aces09

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    I'm friends with Bob and Mike Bryan and they told me that James Blake strings with Luxilon Big Banger 1.30 at 66 lbs, nomatter what surface, conditions or what kind of balls the tournament is using. :)

    I hope nobody argues, haha, I'll post the message Bob sent me if anybody doubts me.
     
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    Correction, Blake uses BB ALU 1.25 at 66 lbs, nomatter what surface or conditions
     
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  16. PED

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    Off topic but how does that VS gut feel in your MP. I have used the VS/alu setup in my Prestige Pro and it was nice. I can't imagine what alu at 66 would feel like.
     
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  17. Aces09

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    The feel is incredible. I get great spin on serves, and the control of the racquet combined with the pop of the gut is perfect. I like gut much more than synthetic gut because with gut, you access the power, but with synthetic gut, power is forced upon you. I like to serve and volley and I can hit sweet angles at net. I think everyone should try gut at least once.
     
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  18. Nanshiki

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    Keep in mind it's ALU at 66 pounds with a 13.X ounce racquet... which means it still has power and probably SOME comfort. A heavier racquet can be strung higher without it hurting as much.
     
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  19. Aces09

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    yeah, heavy racquets dampen vibration better and get alot more comfort, generally speaking. I've always prefered heavy racquets for that reason. Like the KPS88, that's a beastly racquet. Lol, i'd never string anywhere near 66, that's crazy. But for someone like James Blake, who destroys tennis balls with his Forehand, it's probably pretty necessary.
     
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