Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by mdjenders, Apr 4, 2008.
sorry, was that a funny joke or a relivent responce to a simple and logical question!?
Yes he would have it strung fresh for every match and practice sessions.
as i thought, cheers nick. got the blue gear back in yet?
i would say yes he had it restrung after every match. No way he could take the chance of it lasting two or 3 matches in a row with same string if he liked it that much.
Either that or he used 15 gauge weed wacker string to aid with durability.
i have not heard some one say weed wacker in about 10 years. thanks dude you made my day.
thats because thats what he was "using" they just now switched it which is pretty quick.
I heard the Mary Carillo say that he was using the same racket and the same string job for the whole tournament, and that he only had one. Hard to believe he made it through Roddick and Nadal without breaking a string that way, but that's what she said.
I think Carillo was just not being precise with her words --- more likely the use of the term "string job" wasn't referring only to the one original stringing, but also to include subsequent jobs. That is, the same string setup each time the racquet was strung.
Here's another pic of the magic racquet.
It's amazing the buzz that has been created from him using 1 racquet for the whole tournament. It's downright Public Court kind of stuff and I absolutely love it. Enough of these dilletantes stringing up 10 racquets every day in plastic bags, etc. Stick your head out the window and yell "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!!!" Sorry, I stole that line from the wonderful movie "Network" Apologies to the late, great actor Peter Finch.
o3 tour with 18*20 already exsist, used by simon greul:
He had the same strings for all 6 matches. Here is what he said.
Davydenko quickly became comfortable with a new racket model he tried for the first time at Key Biscayne. He used the same racket in all six matches.
“I have only one,” he said. “Surprising I didn’t break a string. Warm up and play match, warm up and play match, every match, and I finish with the racket.
“I’m going to keep forever this racket.”
Looks liek you are right - Prince has updated the site and has Davydenko in the Ozone Pro Tour now...
Check this out. Same strings all 6 matches.
The article and quote do not say he didn't get the racquet restrung after every match. He only said he was suprised he didn't break a string.
My guess is that he got it restrung, but I don't know for sure.
I think his point was that the racquet was the part that was magic, not the strings.
Think about it. If you had only one racquet and wanted to play with it for every match, are you increasing your odds of doing that by not restringing? No. If he gets it restrung, it should still play the same. Odds are great that he had it restrung. Pros hit hard, and I doubt he could play even with poly for that many hours, including matches and practices, without either breaking the string, or having the string lose so much tension that the racquet plays differently.
Blake has said publically that his poly lasts him like one or two hours, tops.
Of course he got it re-strung for each match!
That was my thinking too. I think Davydenko's surprise was just that he didn't break a string during any one hitting segment. There's just no chance that he would have risked popping a string without a backup racket because he didn't want to have it restrung. He said it was his lucky racket, but he didn't mention anything about the strings being lucky, which I think he would have had it been one set of strings all tournament.
he must have had it restrung after each match, hitting such a heavy ball would take its toll and wear would show up. i mean if he went into the second round, liking the new racket, he would have had it restrung each round. in the end he was recieveing balls of roddick and nadal!
How is this possible? According to Jollyroger's guide anybody over 4.0 level needs at least 10 racquets at all times!
Guess Davydenko's a 3.5 player then...
Its possible because he had all his previous frames as back-ups. He never claimed to have only one racquet in his bag. He claimed that he had only one of that model.
yes. he played with the same racquet for those matches. the others stayed in the bag....magic stick!!!
btw - was there for the finals and checked out the Ozone Tour in the tennis tent. the specs on the racquet showed a 300 SW which doesn't match what TW has them spec'd (324 SW). i picked up the unstrung racquet and it didn't feel like 300 so i tend to believe the TW specs.
You may find that the numbers are different because TW and many retailers use strung specs, and quite a few manufacturers tend to print unstrung specs on their racquets. 24 points is about right for the addition of a set of string. So you can believe both sources.
It's a lot of fun to pretend to be Roger and impress the gullible - it's such a bother to have the real world intrude on it like it did this week:mrgreen:
You need to be looking at the Pro Tour, mine weighs in at 12.3 ozs. with no dampener and an overgrip
i meant the Pro Tour.
i tink is the pro tour team with lead because the stiffness is different, pro tour is more stiff than the previous racket.
Where is this team you speak of? I only can find a pro tour and tour version.
I think you might be right. This picture is unclear, but it shows a few words in orange letters where the name of the frame is on these racquets. Looks more like "Pro Tour Team MP" is a more likely possibility than "Pro Tour MP", judging at the length of the wording on his frame:
Team version is not available in the US and has the same specs as the Ozone Tour (other than the denser string pattern), so it would make sense that Kolya would switch to this one and keep his same lead tape usage as before. If Kolya is in fact using a leaded Pro Tour Team, it is another example (eg. sharapova) where prince is lying to US customers about what frame their player is using.
Here it is, clear as day. PRO TOUR TEAM!!!!!!
Its great to see its not only us that have racquet honeymoons but it happens with the pro's aswell.
Looks like a great stick though, pretty keen to try one.
Pretty crappy lead tape job though
I'm "pretty" sure he did it himself.
It looks like it.
so how do you all know about this team version? any links to it?
This big pic of the racket with team written on it:
Could be a paintjob...we dont know what is under that paint.
Okay, it just sounded like people have seen the "team" version currently for sale, not speculating on pics.
His brother Edouard does it for him. When I bought the left over Coria racquets from ****, I asked about the Davydenko spec frames (very different from Coria spec) and he said that Edouard sets up his racquets and frequently changes them from match to match based on whatever.
Team version is currently for sale in EU and SE Asia. A google search brings up a few links. Sources in the racquets section have posted info that the Pro Tour team is the same weight and stiffness of the regular Ozone Tour, but with the dense string pattern of the Ozone PRO Tour.
Davydenkos racket is at 27,4", as mentioned by a pro stringer in a previous thread.
That other guy in the final of the Houston clay court championships also has Ozone tour. It must be a pretty good racket.
Are you talking about gauze tape/wrap? Or the one size fits all wrist bands with "Everlast" printed on? Please provide my with a link to the exact item, Thanks.
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