Del Potro new racket for 2012

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by smitharmitraj, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. smitharmitraj

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    Hey I saw Del Po hit a few days ago and he was using a blacked out frame.... looks like he was trying several blacked out rackets...
    How can I embed a link on this thing?
     
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  2. Seth

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    Is it just me, or does it seem that the people with the most interesting photos never know how to post pictures?

    Kidding aside, upload to an image hosting site like photobucket and you will be provided with a URL.
     
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  3. smitharmitraj

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    Sorry, not good with computers, but wanted to share cause I thought it was interesting
     
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    Here, I'll help you out:

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  7. smitharmitraj

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    lol Thanks McLovin... best name ever
     
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  8. rrito

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    oh wow this is pretty cool, great pictures! may i ask where this took place? it looks like DelPo will be using a prostaff in '12
     
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  9. Sanavan

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    I thought Del Potro was going to use the new Wilson Juice... But this one doesn't seem like it
     
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    Looks like the new BLX 6.1 with the red PJ.
     
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  11. rrito

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    those sticks look tiny in DelPo's hands. how heavy do u reckon them to be? 15oz?
     
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  12. smitharmitraj

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    No clue on weight, just was watching him practice and noticed it wasn't the white/red Wilson racket he normally uses
     
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    ^^^^^^What's with all the lead at 3 and 9 oclock position ?? Is he using the Retail version or something ?
     
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  14. BobFL

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    This is his new racquet! :)

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    Voucher...........

    Well I can vouch for the pictures because the gent in the blue shirt/white shorts is a friend, Ron Rocchi of Wilson. He works with Federer, the William sisters, Del Potro and other top pros.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  16. Up&comer

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    Seriously? That looks like a more feminine color way.
     
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  17. BobFL

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    It is clearly inspired by Argentinian flag. Looks great imo...

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  18. xtreme tennis

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    And with a 16 x 20 pattern??
     
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  19. BobFL

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    Yes. Btw, specs printed on the racquet are:

    16x20
    BP: 310mm
    Weight: 324g/11.4oz
    Recommended string: NXT for power and Spin Cycle for control
    Head Size: 96in
     
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  20. andtapes

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    What city did you get those photos?

    Thank you
     
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  21. fRa

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    That doesn't look one bit like the blacked out frame D.P. is hitting with in the previous pictures...

    We've seen that his current K factor is a 95" box beam racquet. Why would he suddenly go for a drastically different model?

    The paint job might be right (although I would've bet he would have just gone with the PS95 racquet and paint job), but the mold is just wrong, it isn't consistent with what he's been using.
     
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  23. BobFL

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    But of course my dear Watson! :) What I meant to say is - this is his new paintjob.
     
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    What about the length, is it 27 or 27.25?
     
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  25. BobFL

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    27.25"

    PS I did get your email and I will respond later tonight...
     
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  26. Hankenstein

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    This frame looks like a Babolat-made frame so much. From the mold to the design. Is it so, that the other brands cant come up with stuff that are better then Babolat-made stuff so they try to copy their frames to limit the damages? Take Wilson for example, with the Surge and now those juicy-djungle frames. Head with their Extremes. ...

    Just speculating a bit.
     
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  27. smitharmitraj

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    Do all racket companies just paint the rackets for the players?
     
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  28. BobFL

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    For top players - yes, they do.
     
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    You are not speculating at all - it is the truth :)

    This frame looks like PD with PWS BUT it is SO MUCH more comfy it is incredible. Serves are effortless and vibrations are non-existent. I am very impressed. First day when I got it, I practiced my serves for 1 hour (last 15 min in FSA mode) and I felt zero pain and even discomfort that and next day. This racquet gets Bob's seal of approval for massive serving! LOL
     
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  30. BobFL

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    Actually Babolat stuff was originally prokennex stuff (PD mold) ;)
     
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    Hopefully PJ looks better in person. I kinda think it looks like the racquets they sell for 30 bucks at Sports Authority, I dunno anyone agree? Maybe it's just the lighting.
     
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    It reminds me of the older pure drive for some reason, just really bad colors...barf nasty colors... Of course, I don't even really like the way the blx pro staffs look either. Why can't Wilson just be like Head and go the simple is better route.
     
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  33. davedomart

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    ^^ + 1: Head paintjobs are great(except for extreme)
     
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  34. BobFL

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    WB is definitely off. I will post outdoor photo tomorrow...
     
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  35. CDestroyer

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    I will be suprised to see a 16 X 20 racquet in any paint job in Del Potros hands. The only reason I see him switching ( from the Hyper Pro Staff he has used for years ) is maybe to protect his wrists from future injury.

    And going to a Wilson Pro Tour even with lead wouldn't help his wrist quite the opposite.

    We will standby to see a pic of his racquet with the oddball 16 X 20 pattern.
     
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  36. JGads

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    Bob, just curious: you aren't switching to this from your Black Ace, are you?
     
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    So what do you think the flex is if you had to guess? Do you notice the extra length on groundies? I have played with KPro Tour for several years and am glad they are finally adding the necessary weight to this stick, but just a little concerned about extra length since I have not used an extended stick before.
     
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  38. BobFL

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    No, BA98 is still the best overall retail racquet I have ever tried. You know how WACC (weighted average cost of capital) is calculated? Well, if we use the same principle to calculate WAPQ (weighted average playing quality :)) - Black Ace tops everything else I have tried and I have tried a lot :) Some racquets are better in certain categories (ie the juice in serving...) but overall it is unbeatable in my humble opinion.
     
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  39. BobFL

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    Great question! Believe it or not my answer is - NO. I played with it for 3 straight days before I totally accidentally put it next my my other racquet and noticed that it indeed was a bit longer. Btw, 27.5" racquets mess me up especially on my bh side (1hbh). Serve also needs some relatively major adjustments. As an aside note, I used Prince Red for a few weeks maybe 6 months ago and I also had no issues with +0.25".

    Now, flex.....well I would be VERY surprised if it is above 63. It feels REALLY soft (but not flexy - I explained this little theory of mine in other thread) and comfy. For a reference I put Tour Bite 16L on mains and N.VY on crosses at 57lbs. I hope you got my email? As I said in my email, slice is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.
     
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  40. smitharmitraj

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    Are you a teaching pro or something or just someone that geeks out on tennis rackets?
     
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  41. JGads

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    This describes the lot of us here, I think. Proud Geek No. 437 right here.
     
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  42. BobFL

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    The photos, as I promised :) Sorry if they are too large!

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  45. JGads

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    ^^^
    Stick makes me think about the film "Avatar."
     
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    Can't wait for December...
     
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    He is a top 200 ATP Player
     
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  48. Hankenstein

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    The frame construction looks so much like the 1997 Pure Drive. Even the drillpattern for the main strings are a very similar to the 97 PD.

    The original PD is by far the most muted, best feeling PD. If Wilson have managed to make a replica of that frame in feel and power, then DING DING DING - We have a winner!!!
     
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    It looks great!
     
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    just paint job, he's not playing with that garbage. I'm sure he's playing with his Kfactor 95 forever.
     
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