Champions Tour Gear: Chang & Wilander

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  1. dje31

    dje31 Semi-Pro

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    Flipped on Tennis Channel while waking up this morning to see Chang playing McEnroe. Chang had been using an APD (or PJ of such) for a while now, but this looked more blacked-out with the old style white logo marks @ 4 & 8. Also, looked more like a thinner, traditional beam (box even?), instead of an aero profile. Perhaps a proto of the '14 Storm / Control replacement? Something else PJ'ed for Babolat? Of course, I may have just been groggy and not seeing right.

    Also, they had a montage of backstage clips of the old guys. One showed Wilander, saying he was strung @ 48 mains, 43 crosses. Looked like a thin beamed red frame, but couldn't make out the make or model. He played (and lost to) Courier in the earlier match, which was before I woke up.

    It was part of the Powershares Series, this one from Tampa, so it's current.

    Anyone see this? Have any insight?
     
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  2. gavna

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    Chang was using the Pure Drive in Tampa - that's from Nov 2012.......

    Mats using the Donnay from a few years ago......red hoop with the silver shaft.
     
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  3. BorgCash

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    –°ourrier also uses Donnay - The X-Series Red 99.
     
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  4. njsigman

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    Courier actually uses the XP Dual 102.
     
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  5. njsigman

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    Wilander uses the X Red. Not sure if it is the 94 or the 99 though.
     
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  6. Yaz

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    I just participated in one of Mats' traveling clinics and had a look inside his bag. He has probably a dozen racquets in there, all different. He was using a kennex on the day of the clinic. Said he can't find a frame he really likes. I told him my friend has an old F200 like he used on the tour and he said the balls are too heavy these days to use that racquet...
     
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