Clement Back To Using HEAD Rackets

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  1. vsbabolat

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  2. morten

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    i like that info....
     
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  3. laboule

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    Errr... He played with his Wilson's without a tennis elbow band from time to time too... When he was in Stockholm I saw 3 matches without one. No saying he wont use one with Head as well...
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's just a sweatband on his wrist.
     
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    I love that man's bandana rotation

    Brilliant
     
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    Agreed. I'm not one for tennis fashion (I can match colors, that's it), but a bandana on the right person just looks great. I'm waiting for the hair to grow out a little more tho... (doin' it for locks-of-love, which means at least another year...) :)
     
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    clements wilson racquet was a custom mold design similarly with head h22??? so stiffness may or maynot be the reason... sponsoring matters i guess..
     
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    Dude, dont wait! I have very short hair and I rock the bandana.
    Clements sport the sweetest hair gear to tour.
     
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    Still, saying he suffers from tennis elbow because using a Wilson is just stupid. Even more so when it's a custom mold. It is not as easy as X affects Y.
     
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    As far as I know, it was established that the H22 is a stiffer frame than any Pro Stock that HEAD makes...
     
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    I do not disagree with that. But he could just as well had developed it with his Head... On top of that he is playing with natural gut so I doubt the H22 plays very stiff.
     
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    clement will be OK with HEAD racquets
     
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    No sorry I have only hit with the PT57A. But I still have a hard time seeing that the H22 would be stiff with gut, enlighten me if you would please.
     
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    I agree. Doesn't mean the two automatically are correlated, but the facts are when using Head, no band, when using Wilson, used a band.
     
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    Just watch him throughout him plying with the Head racquet this year. That may just give you the answer to the question about Head or Wilson being stiffer.
    I do enjoy watching him play. He's an all out player.
     
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    He's a great player, but everytime I've seen him play in person, he's complained about everything: line calls, ball kids, people in the stands. I kind of think he's a big baby.
     
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  20. fluffy Beaver

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    Well now there is an argument to your observation.

    Clement currently playing in Auckland with a tennis elbow band and a head racquet yeah...
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  21. LPShanet

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    While the string may make things easier on the arm, a string's properties don't change the properties of the racquet. An H22 is stiffer in pretty much all of its layups than the PT57A due to its wider beam. So yes, relatively speaking an H22 is stiffer.
     
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  22. LPShanet

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    Just for the record, the H22 is NOT a custom mold. It's a standard mold from Wilson's pro room.
     
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    I think he meant to say custom layup as in "Clement could have just demanded a softer layup if he had elbow problems"

     
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    Yes, and weather or not my point was only that his elbow problems probably dont have that much to do with his equipment which was the insuation of the person who started this thread.
     
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    Actually, there's no reason to think that the equipment isn't at least partially responsible. Any equipment switch can cause or contribute to tennis elbow, and especially one to a stiffer frame (which the H22 generally is). So while we can't be totally conclusive, it's certainly possible that the racquet was involved. I don't see how we can rule out the OP's "insinuation" totally.
     
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    What about when he use the Babolat Pure Drive for a short period before previously returning to Head?

    Cant remember him using a band then.
     
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