Daniella Hantukova's racquet

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  1. Princeofwails

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    I was looking at pics from this weeks tourney and it looks like she is using the Prince EXO3 Tour 100 (16X18), but the paint in the throat area isn't quite the same. Anybody heard what she switched to?
     
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    Update

    I continued to look through the photos and one of them clearly shows a yellow Volkl buttcap.
     
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    I think I know

    Sorry, should have done some scouting first. I compared all the pics and it is identical to the Power Bridge 9. Interesting.
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    Daniela did play with the Voelkl PB9 in Australia. But she switched back to Prince and started using the EXO3 Tour Team at Fed Cup. She is still using the EXO3 Tour Team at Pattaya.
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  5. tennisnoob3

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    weird prince stencil....if she even used a stencil at all
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    That looks free hand.
     
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  7. li0scc0

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    Thanks. That, clearly, is NOT a Volkl :)
     
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    check out...

    yahoo - sports - photos. You can see the Volkl buttcap and a lot of the graphics from the Volkl Power Bridge 9. The Volkl part has black tape on the side covering the name. Plus, look at the sides of the racquet in the Yahoo photos, it has the exact same pattern on the outer edge of the grommets matching the Volkl as well.
     
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    Here is what I mean

    Compare what you see in this pics with the Volkl and you see a lot of the same decals, etc.

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    notice

    how this is the same match (I believe) and she probably switched racquets and not all were painted.
     
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  13. kimguroo

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    your pics were old pics.
    looks like she used this year's AO.
    and the other pics are recent pics (guess pics were taken at fed cup).
    looks like she returned to prince.
     
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  14. Princeofwails

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    I take it all back and will slink back to lurkdom. They are separate matches. I apologize.
     
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  15. plyisfly

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    she was using volkl for the australia stretch but never with a stencil in a real match.

    she has obviously gone back to prince this week in pattaya, as there are clearly prince holes in the side of the frame.

    also, she can't be using the tour TEAM because there are holes in the bottom of her racquet and there aren't any on the tour team.
     
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  16. vsbabolat

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    That is the Tour LITE that does not have holes in the bottum of the racquet.
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_EXO3_Tour_Lite_100/descpageRCPRINCE-PEX3TL.html
     
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    Is this racket good for doubles ?
     
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    That would depend on ther person...
     
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    its the EXO3 tour 100, that racquet has holes on top and bottom.and fedace ya its very good on serve placement, spin and volleys.
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    It does not have the cosmetics of the Tour. On Hantuchova's frame The inside of the hoop where the holes are is orange with a white border. While on the Tour the holes are white with a orange border.
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    I was told by Jura that is the cosmetics of the EXO3 Tour TEAM. Jankovic is using teh same frame.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=364294&highlight=jankovic
     
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  21. kimguroo

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    I don't know they are really use this frame but

    Looks like EXO3 TOUR TEAM
    Head size: 100
    weight:290g
    length: 27.0
    string pattern: 16×18
    beam: 20-22-20
    Power: 850

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    it might be Japanese exclusive or released on April of 2011
     
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    But her string pattern is 16x20.
     
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