Closeup pics of Djokovic's new Head racket

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by viktorkwan, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. NamRanger

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    You do realize his Wilson racquet was actually an exact replica of a custom Head racquet that he used when he first joined the tour.
     
  2. cork_screw

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    Thank god he's going back to his pro tour 630
     
  3. aceroberts13

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    I hope thats not the final paint. I'm not digging the asymetrical look. :(
     
  4. Petekbladetour1

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    hes not going to do well with that racket. Have you seen the size of the rackets width?
     
  5. robertg06

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    Can anyone else see the writing on the right of the throat saying something like: Vou tek?
     
  6. Cl1ntrock

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    had a phone call today with my head guy..called speed pro with a 98 headsize 335g unstrung 31,0 balance coming out in 18x20 and 16x19..the frame is normal width/wide..looks wider because of the colour..
    going to be released in stores with leather calf skin..white and black is the final paint..available around march..


    thats how it is..
     
  7. Chauvalito

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    Do you happen to have the beam width Specs?
     
  8. Ronny

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    omfg theres a guy who strung for djoko at medibank and he said its diff from his wilson frame dumbass and that he also got sent a few extra sticks with diff specs as well during the tourney....not the same
     
  9. Cl1ntrock

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    BEAM - i think he said 18
     
  10. heftylefty

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    Yes, the bag is tight!
     
  11. djoko4thewin

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    great racket specs! although i wonder a price? plus is 335g quite heavy? lastly what grip do u use think he is using, 2 head extreme soft overgrips?
     
  12. TennisNinja

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    Great find!
     
  13. cys19

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    Is it true that he's not pulling the usual amount of aces with this new racquet?
     
  14. djoko4thewin

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    i think so, he's still getting use to it i guess, plus it can't be alot different to his other racket that his serving will be that much different, he's probaly a tiny bit rusty from not having a great pre season. also according to tofu shop's djoko has been using tensions nearer the 60lbs mark and he used to use full x1 at 55lbs which might be more powerful to therefore more aces?
     
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  15. naturallight

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    Really? It looks wider than a lot of "players" racquets, especially at the top.
     
  16. tomas9848

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    i think that racquet is ugly
     
  17. Jackie T. Stephens

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    Yeah it is, he needs his own custom paint job.
     
  18. Fedace

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    agree, ugly racket with ugly paint job. go back to wilson.
     
  19. Jackie T. Stephens

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    Wilson maybe didn't have a better offer.
     
  20. stician

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    He seems to be playing better with it as each week passes by
     
  21. SempreSami

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    It's not ugly, maybe a bit plain.
     
  22. jackson vile

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    This thread is plain stupid, it is the same racket as before, and the wilson racket was no wilson racket and was the same head racket minus the tech crap.

    No difference at all, it is the LM Radical mold and no Novak never used the LM Radical Tour that is a fact!

    Want to argue about it, save my time and keep it to yourself.

    LM Radical Tour is too heavy to begin with to lead up to Novak's specs, only racket that could do that would be the plain old LM Radical that you and I can buy for $65.00, some lead for $10-$15, and you too can have a Novak racket.
     
  23. NickC

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    Your message needs to be turned into it's own thread and stickied. I'm sick of people asking why he switched from a Wilson frame to a Head frame and blah blah blah. You just tell it like it is. Thank you.
     
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  25. djoko4thewin

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    nice pics! i cant wait for it to come out, plus i wish u could see the specs on the inside of the throat. http://p1tennis.com/files/images/120/120/DSC00370.JPG - if you zoom in of the blue tape on djokos rackets u can see 29.5 on one and 28.5 on another which i obviously in kilos which is 62.8 lbs which is quite high don't u think.
     
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  26. tarie

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    I have his actual wilson frame and it does not have LM ridges.
    And it's also a little different from LM radical.
     
  27. Chauvalito

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    I just want to know the beam width of the new HEAD racket.

    What he is actually using interests me very little. Whatever it is, if it helps him, more power to him.
     
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    I am thinking 22 mm beam, it looks a bit thick. I would be happy with 21 mm.
     
  30. TennisVet

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    it doesn't look like it has specs on the inside of the throat
     
  31. djoko4thewin

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    anyone else see 28.5 at the bottom of the rackets from p1.
     
  32. Cl1ntrock

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    in belgrade challenger they had pics of him with the LM radical few years back..and hit with his wilson frame and its as wide and as identical as an old head raquet..plays like it 2..
     
  33. Chauvalito

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    Novak is not using the Speed Pro, as the above photos show the area where the throat meets the top of the handle is flat.

    I cant find the pictures, but someone posted images of a blacked out version of the speed pro, and it a distinct triangular divot where the throat meets the top pf the handle...

    Anyone know anything about the beam width?
     
  34. Chauvalito

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  35. Richie Rich

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    of course it won't have lm ridges on a wilson. that would be like putting PWS on a head racquet.

    wilson made an exact or almost exact replica of djokovics old head racquet. i'm sure he gave them specs and what he wanted in the racquet layup so it felt the same. same with this new head frame.
     
  36. dennistennis

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    Yea I posted the blacked out photo, but its not the one he is using. A diferent model in the same line. I have the one he is using, just need to post the pics
     
  37. JW10S

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    For those who don't get it the black accent a round the racquet head is meant to mimic the HEAD ski tip logo, which is why it is asymetric.
     
  38. gocard

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    I'd be curious to see what the specs are as well, but I just don't feel like the white racquet suits him. He looked better with the kblade tour paintjob or another black racquet.
     
  39. bbzz24

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    today in his match with roddic at 3-2 in the second set, the operator clearly showed the k-factor incription on jokovic's racquet on the inside of the head.
     
  40. djoko4thewin

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    on the p1 media, anyone else see 28.5 on the blue tape on the handle of djokos racket's?
     
  41. Big-Serve

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    yes, I noticed it too.
     
  42. djoko4thewin

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    what did u notice? k factor thing? or 28.5 on his rackets?
     
  43. Cl1ntrock

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    there aint no k-factor thing in his head raquet num nuts..maybe a big K factor in your HEAD brain ...the black prototype looks slim because od the colour..our y u think fat women only wear black..slim fit
     
  44. djoko4thewin

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    anyone notice 28.5 on the blue tape of djokos rackets from the priority one media? plus do u think djoko has changed his grip from a wilson pro over grip to a head one? like head extreme soft overgrip?
     
  45. Big-Serve

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    As I can see on the pictures where he practices in Brisbane, he is using a Head overgrip. And I also notice 28.5 on the blue tape...what means this? The racquet length?
     
  46. djoko4thewin

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    ok, which head overgrip? the only one i know of is the extreme soft overgrip, is that the most likely one he may be using? secondly i dought is racket is 28.5 inches, there normally like 27. what i'm pretty sure is that it's the number of kilos for his tension. as stringers quite often use kilos not pounds. the 28.5 kilos is 62.7 lbs. quite high but he may find the gut/alu hybrid quite powerful.
     
  47. JW10S

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    HEAD Prestige Pro overgrip...
     
  48. djoko4thewin

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    oh yeah sorry, i can't get that one in the uk that's why i said the one i did. anyone else see the 28.5 on tape from p1 media and think it's djokos tension?
     
  49. quest01

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    It looks kind of like the Extreme Pro but with this paint job.
     
  50. alextennis0805

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    i think he still has the smiley face because since he uses luxilon and wilson owns luxilon so i guess they let him use the vibration dampner
     

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