Del Potro blacked out racquet

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  1. Metalica

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  2. ednegroni

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    It wouldn't surprise me if that's Fed's prototype racquet.
     
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  3. dr325i

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    Why not??? Fed's racket is a totally different beast from Delpos stick. Thicker, bigger head... I would be surprised if he went also that route...
     
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    Wilson was working with him before the surgery bcoz he was down to two sticks in his bag @AO. Hopefully they came up with an easy transition. His biggest need is to find a string set-up that is easy on his his rehabbing wrist. Gut hybrid would ease the sting on the mending wrist.
     
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  5. ednegroni

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    The switch from his 6.1s to the new models can be different enough, why not try out Wilson's new frame in the process. I could totally see him playing with a 97/98 racquet too.
     
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  6. TennisCJC

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    I think Del Po used a k6.1 which was 22mm beam and Federer's new racket is marketed as 21.5 mm so not much difference there. Unstrung weight is close to the old 90 weight and a touch more than the old k6.1.

    But, it would be a logical choice for Del Po as it is very similar to the old k6.1 in beam size and it also has PWS.
     
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  7. The forehand

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    No, Delpo uses a hyper pro staff 6.1 95 with a k95 paintjob.
     
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  8. McLovin

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    I thought that as well (even found a pic of him as a junior using a Hyper Pro Staff), but someone here "in the know" who had strung his frame said it was the 'Original' Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si:

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  9. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    Yeah more interested in the backhand. The fabled, two handed backhand switch into one handed backhand mid career! I thought it was just a myth!
     
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  10. Sander001

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    Still 18x20 pattern?
     
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  11. Rabbit

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    I would imagine that he's hitting a one-hander just to keep from stressing his left wrist. I mean the man won't even change the grommets in the two or three frames he has left and he's going to change his game?
     
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  12. Chace

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    I agree. I think once his wrist is healed he'll start hitting the two handed BH again.
     
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  14. Sup2Dresq

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    I have two of these sticks in 9/10 condition. This is the supposed del potro stick?
     
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  15. McLovin

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    If its 18x20, yes. Put them on "Craig's List Tandil" and see if he bites...
     
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  16. McLovin

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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Love this guy!
    Vamos martiíįìînn!

    Love the temporary one-handed bh. Sure to be back to the big two-hander in matches, but it will be cool to see him unveil the running singlehander in a match one day when really stretched out for a pass....Goran, marat, rosset, tsonga style.
     
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  18. SpinToWin

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    I wonder what racquet he'll be sporting once he is back on tour
     
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  19. RNBABOLAT

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    I'm still waiting for the prestige in hands of Delpo as some said sometime ago here in the forums
     
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  20. Gerco

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  21. SpinToWin

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    just looks that way cause Del Po is so big himself ;)
     
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  22. WhereIsMacMac

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    Possibly a new line?

    The new SIX.ONE

    The full Six.One collection re-invented for people trying to recover from wrist surgery
     
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  23. WhereIsMacMac

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    #DelPotrololol
     
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  24. The_Flying_Vulture

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    Here is a better picture of Del Potro's new racket.

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. darklore009

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    pretty much like his old HPS 95 by looking @ the mold. Could be trying out different stiffness ratings to find something that he's comfortable with.
     
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  26. WhereIsMacMac

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    maybe we're looking at 95 versions of the Pro Staff #Betterer line?
     
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  27. YesTennis

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    Looks like he's got it leaded up pretty good!!
     
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  28. hoodjem

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    Here we go again . . .



















    another disappointing pj.
     
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  29. CamG

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    ^ am I the only person who cannot see this picture?
     
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  30. WhereIsMacMac

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    Nope

    10charscan'tseesh*t
     
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  31. slice bh compliment

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    To the kid in flipflops:
    Why look so angry? Did juan martin scare you?
     
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  32. FoldingChair

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    LOLOL yeah that kid DOES NOT look very happy
     
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  33. slice bh compliment

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    He is downright unhappy.

    Probably a fedfan:

    "cabrron, 6-2 in the fifth in the us open final? Not cool juan. Not cool, man."
     
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  34. Irvin

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    Could it be a DP97 Autograph?
     
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  35. Seth

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    I wish he would relapse even further and bring out some Hyper ProStaff frames.
     
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  36. WhereIsMacMac

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    Not a DP97 autograph, I don't think. Maybe a 95
     
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  37. McLovin

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    Probably shouldn't name anything 'DP' these days...
     
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  38. philbhp

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    Amazing haha
     
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