David Nalbandian's Racquet

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by legkickbackhand, Apr 22, 2004.


  1. Does anyone know the specs on Nalbandian's racquet. I'm pretty sure he's using a Yonex RDX 500 (or a paintjob of it), but what are the specs? I've seen pictures of him using the frame with lead tape added to it, so it's probably not a paintjob. But then again, he was using a Prince Triple Threat Graphite which has a cross-bar, so he's gone through a big racquet change. How about the strings and their tension? I know he uses Yonex Super Grap Overgrip. Thanks.
     
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  2. all-court-loser

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    rd-ti 70 oversize
     
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  3. D. Nalbandian

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    I think he plays really the RDX 500 Mid-Plus. The string looks like the Big Banger Original.
     
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  4. Feña14

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    I think all-court-loser is correct,

    It's the rd-ti 70 and it is definetly 27.5 inches long!

    Liam
     
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  5. D. Nalbandian

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    But it isn`t a oversize
     
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  6. Feña14

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    It looks like a MP to me, but it's most likely custom made so would feel totally different to one of the shelf.

    Liam
     
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  7. Swan Song

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    Maybe it is a MP, but there are two evidence that tells you that he is not using the RDX 500:

    1. It has a box-shaped beam and it does not have a triangular/box shaped beam hence the "X".

    2. His pattern is fairly dense.

    For all you guys who are curious, this sort of gives you the details and as time elapses, the details will be revealed.

    p.s. I am not a proffessional stringer, I'm a TENNIS GEEK :D !!!
     
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  8. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Anyone have any good pics to check out? Anyone know the string pattern? The RDX 500 with the 16x19 pattern is awesome for spin, but maybe he uses the RDX 500 HD witgh the 18x20. Anyone know it?
     
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  9. all-court-loser

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    this has been discussed before. look at the more roundish head and its size. it is the rd-ti 70 oversize.
     
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  10. Hyperstate

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    Agree with all-court-loser. The head is roundish in comparison to say, RDX500 or MP Tour-1. I was watching his match against Coria and concluded that the head size is definitely NOT 98 sq. inches. It's at least 100. Whatever it is, he's not using the sold-to-the-public RDX500 98.
     
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  11. ErwinFromParis

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    Think that the RD Ti80 is also roundish.. Maybe it 'll help.
    For sure the stick must be a special production by Yonex that might be very close to the POG he used to have... Nalbandian is not idiot to change completely is working tool!!!
     
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  12. all-court-loser

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    i think the rd-ti 70 os has a 105sqi. headsize.
     
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  13. @wright

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    I would put my money on it being the RD ti 70.
     
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  14. Richie Rich

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    Just saw some pics from Monte Carlo and showed a good view of the racquet. 16 mains and 19 crosses, boxy beam, and definately long version. Didn't the ti70 have an 18x20 pattern? Maybe it's a Power 10 Long OS??
     
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  15. all-court-loser

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    the rd-ti 70 os doesn´t have a 18x20 pattern it has a 16x19 pattern. IT IS A RD-TI 70 OS!!!!
     
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  16. @wright

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    The head on that thing is way too big to be under 100 inches.
     
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  17. Kitsiu

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    all-court-loser, you're totally wrong. The rd-ti 70 os does have a 18x20 pattern (check the racquet finder). So Nalbandian couldn't be using a rd-ti 70 os
     
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  18. ErwinFromParis

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    Stop your scabble guyz!
    I am sure it is a RD "Nalbandian" OS frame. He probably says to Yonex on a base of Ti70, I want :
    - No Titanium (lol)
    - this stiffness (as my old PoG)
    - an 102'square inch (average) frame
    - 16/19 string pattern
    - 27,xx inch longbody
    - this handle
    - ...etc.
    This is a built on demand stick and you all know it...
     
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  19. all-court-loser

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    i did use the racket finder and it said nothing about a 18x20 pattern!!! can´t be that dense on a os.....
    as far as i remember it has a 16x19 pattern. i looked at one by the time nalbandian switched to yonex and the rackets were the same.
    but there must be somebody that have used a rd-ti 70 os and will tell us for sure about the string pattern.
     
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  20. Kitsiu

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    all-court loser,

    use the spec finder on the left side, simply input 108 for min/max head size, 27.5 for racquet length, and uncheck the 'Current Model Only' checkbox. You'll find rd-ti 70 at the bottom.
     
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  21. all-court-loser

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    you are right!!
    but maybe here in europe there was a diffrent version. just like with so many other rackets....
    will ask yonex europe!
     
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  23. alfa164164

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    The RD Ti-70 specs are as follows:
    Standard - 88 sq. in., 18x20, 27 inches
    MP - 98 sq.in., 18x20, 27.5 inches
    OS - 108 sq.in., 18x19, 27.5
    Yonex's own cardboard insert on the tennis rackets says the OS is 18x20, but it is actually 18x19.
    I've owned all 3! I hope this clears things up.
     
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  24. 007

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    the Ti 70 98 and Ti 80 share the same 98 headsize mold
     
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  25. Emagdnim

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    In Australia it seemed to look like a discontinued Pro RD-70 long, since it seemed to be 28" and a thinner beam than sticks nowadays.
     
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  26. Kitsiu

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    Was just watching the Italia Master and have some really close look at Nal's racquet - the headsize is not square at all, it's close too round shape, very much like a ROK!!! Anybody to confirm this?
     
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  27. Swan Song

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    It think it is an RD Ti-70 because it has a dense pattern. Please do not get confused with the RD Ti-70 and Pro RD-70. These are two different racquets and one has a dense pattern and the other one has an open pattern, respectively. Also, the headsize of the Pro-70 OS is 105, but on the Ti, it is 108.

    Funny thing is, that Nalbandian's raq's beam is thin like the Pro RD-70 and shaped like it, but like I said, it has a dense pattern :lol: .
     
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  28. film1

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    rd-27 105 mold flex around 58
     
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  29. vsbabolat

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    Nalbandian was really using at the time of when this thread was started the RDX 500 MP custom Long. He is now really using the RDiS 100 MP custom Long. At the very least the mold.
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  30. Gorecki

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    you can tell a 2 sq inch difference from a distance?
     
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    Apparently, you're not a professional speller, either. ;)
     
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