Del Potro, about his racquets and possible change (spanish)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Gerco, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. McLovin

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    There's no need to attack. If you had read a few posts down, you would have come across this:

    But, to answer your attack, I do not believe 'skill' has anything to do w/ feeling the difference between 'up' and 'down' of the racquet. After posting the above, I went out on the court and spun my racquet around a bunch of times. I honestly cannot tell the difference.
     
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  2. Matthew Bance

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    what difference would it make? if the racket feels right its good for any surface
     
  3. SwankPeRFection

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    Lol, ya, I saw that after I read back a page. Anyway, you shouldn't need to be on court to spin your racquet. Lol. Do it at home. Also, type of grip and racquet will sometimes matter on the grip feel. Where you started the grip when you or the factory wrapped it will also dictate the feel. Post what you're using, maybe a pic if you want so we can get an idea why it's harder for you, but like I said, for those of us that do this all the time innately, it's no big deal to do it. Looks BOSS on court. Lol ;)
     
  4. McLovin

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    Racquets are Pacific X Force Pro:

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    Overwrap is Wilson Pro. However, I am 'goofy' in that while I am right handed, I wrap my grip for a lefty. If by 'type of grip' you mean how do I hold the racquet, then I'm probably more Eastern than anything.

    I've tried multiple times now, on the court, in my living room, and still cannot feel a difference. Maybe its best I don't worry about it. God knows I already worry too much about strings, tension, overwrap, dampener, etc. I really don't need one more thing to be OCD about...
     
  5. SwankPeRFection

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    Maybe it's the way you wrap the grip or something. Look at the grip from the side closer to the butt cap as you turn the racquet. If that bevel looks all uniform, then that's probably why you can't feel it. Either way, if I had those sticks, the orange part of the logo would always be up or down, lol. Also, when I spin mine, I use my left to spin from the throat on it and then stop it with my right as I feel the throat flip over 360 degrees. Trust me, it may seem hard if you've not done it, but it's not after a while. A couple of years ago, I couldn't flip my racquet like Fed while waiting to receive. It wasn't fast and smooth like he does it. I have to be honest, I wanted to do it cuz I think it looks cool, so I kept doing it even it it wasn't perfect until my hands started to get accustomed to doing it. Now it's no big deal and second nature and much faster. I need to learn that helicopter spin and flip, but I'm scared I'll hit myself or the racquet will fly off unintentionally. Lol

    I have a friend who can do that but can't do the ball bounce off the edge of the frame. It's so weird how the human body and mind works to develop these skills with a little bit of repetition.
     
  6. SwankPeRFection

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    Yep, I looked again at your sticks. The orange X would have to be on top for me. Then XForce can be read properly. Yes, I know, I'm weird. Lol


    I'll let you in on another small nuance about both Fed and Nadal. Look at how they put on their wristbands. Nadal puts the Nike Swoosh so it can be seen right side up by others and Fed puts his on so the swoosh is right side up for him if he was to look at it like a watch face. Ehhh? Who else has noticed that? I wear mine like Nadal tho. Lol
     
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  7. dmcb101

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    any updates on his stick?
     
  8. TennisCanada1

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    Yea, any updates on that blacked out frame?
     
  9. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    I have read this post three times now and I am still shaking my head..

    I mean, it's great that you want to emulate Roger, but I would probably start with the FH and move on to the serve, not so sure about the BH, but it isn't too shabby..

    as for the spin and the bounce off the frame, look, really?

    the spins I can't help you with but I reckon you could get the bounce to work by switching to a larger head..

    cheers
     
  10. sixone90

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    He is still using the 3 Wilson racquets he has left in Sydney
     
  11. strive

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    I hope he is not going to retire after these 3 racquets are gone.
     
  12. SwankPeRFection

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    Not really sure you understood the post.

    I've been back playing for a while, like 4 years. Before that I played in HS a long time ago. I didn't say I had issues with any of my strokes, not sure why you think that I do. Anyway, the tricks thing, the helicopter spin is the only thing I don't do. The other stuff is easy, like bouncing the ball off the edge of the frame.

    Maybe you misread or I wasn't clear enough. Anyway...
     
  13. amc987

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    Maybe I'm just naive, but why is DelPo in this situation again? He's ranked #5 in the world. He must be one of Wilson's most important clients. Why can't they just send a team to evaluate the specs of his remaining rackets, duplicate them, and then paint them to match whatever model Wilson wants him to endorse? This doesn't seem like rocket science, yet he currently has 3 rackets left.
     
  14. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I think he's anal down to the paintjob, as in he won't let people paint over his frames.
     
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    He's travelling with his racquet INSIDE the plane.
    This is serious...

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  17. anhuynh16

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    Errr... That was a sponsor/Emirates thing... Not his actual flight.
     
  18. movdqa

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    Looks like 13 grams of lead at 3 and 9. Similar to Berdych and Wawrinka. Anyone have his SW number?
     

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