Bryan brothers racket specs?

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  1. Trickster

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    Can anyone tell me a little more about the speedports the Bryan's are using. They must have a serious amount of lead on them? Will it be a stock speedport mould or not?

    If anyone does have any info please share.


    Thanks



    Andrew
     
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  2. Aces09

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    :-D I'm going to be super cool, and post a message bob bryan sent me. We've met a few times and we keep in touch. I asked him that very question and here's what Bob Bryan had to say


    "Thanks for the support man. Mike and I really appreciate it. I'll pass along to Andy and James that you are pulling for them too.
    As far as the racket specs, here's what I do know. Mike and I both have different grip molds. We took our favorite Wilson rackets and gave them to the racket doctors at P1 when we switched to Prince. They took the grips off the wilson rackets and made molds for our prince rackets. They also tried to duplicate the swing weight, etc. The stiffness was different which made it a tough switch at first. I'll contact the guys at P1 to get the weight, balance, and stiffness for our rackets and James's and Taylor's rackets if I can. We use Luxilon 1.25 in the main strings and Babolat "Touch" gut in the cross strings. We string it at 50lbs. in the mains and 54lbs. in the cross. The Luxilon doesn't have that much give and we rarely break the Lux. Before matches, we'll usually string up between 2 and 4 fresh rackets each. Andy does between 6-10 for his matches. James only does 1 or 2 and James strings at 66 lbs no matter where he is or what surface he is on. Most players adjust their tensions depending on the feel of the balls and the weather.. The slazenger ball that we are using at Wimby is fairly heavy compared to the dunlop ball at the French which was lively. .and most players use the same racket their whole careers. The paint jobs change, but the frames usually stay the same. Mike and I had 8 different paint jobs on our old Wilson frame. "


    Everyone enjoy! :-D
     
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  3. Trickster

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Am I right in thinking they were using a hyper pro staff 5.0 before they made the switch.

    IF you get a reply about swingweights and balance points please let us know.
     
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  4. djqsrv

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    pro staff 6.1 classics if i am not mistaken.
     
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  5. Aces09

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    I asked him about the balance, but to be honest, I don't think he knows the balance. As you probably noticed, he was somewhat vague about his and Mike's racquet. He never got back to me about the Priority one stuff, unfortunately.
     
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    Interestingly, their rackets have fairly high swingweight.... I have NO clue how they are able to execute those lightening quick volleys with that type of racket ???
     
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  7. Aces09

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    The Bryans are just simply the greatest. :)
     
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    While most of the people on this board obsess endlessly about how many pts HL their racquet is, how much their overgrips and vibration dampeners weigh, their racquets SW and RA rating, yada, yada, yada, you'll find that most touring pros couldn't tell you any of that about their own racquets.
     
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    When I stung Blake's Last December he asked for it at 68. Thought that was worth mentioning due to the reference that he never changes. Thanks for the great post Aces.
     
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  10. Trickster

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    Of course, that's a fair point.

    But most pros have the liberty of trying many experimental rackets, so they can just 'feel' what they like, so all the specs become pretty much academic. If they had to actually go away and lead the rackets themselves, I'm sure they would start noting the specs pretty quickly, just like us amateurs have to do.
     
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  11. halfvolley777

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    Bryan Bros. Specs

    Very cool post and while in Sacramento for a WTT match there was no Touch at shop- so they used Tonic in crosses-a bit thicker I believe- I use same set-up only 54-57 since I can't afford restring as often- still feels great! GT
     
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  12. AndrewD

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    That's interesting because, in an interview with TW, they said that they added more weight to the SPB than their old Wilson frames.
     
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  13. tigerstring

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    That could be because they were lower swing weight Stock. So they weighed the same, but more weight had to be added to get to the desired swing weight.
     
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  14. Nanshiki

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    This thread:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=48880

    lists unstrung weight as 364, which would make strung weight about 12.95 oz.

    Also, it says they use 27.5 inch racquets which means they're using the Longbody even though they don't have the LB markings.

    According to those specs, their racquets are 16.5 points headlight. Which is a massive amount... unless I miscalculated.
     
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