Del Potro new racket?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by xpaulinabearx, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. xpaulinabearx

    xpaulinabearx Semi-Pro

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    Is Del Potro using the Wilson BLX Six.One? Or is he using a pj?
     
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  2. dincuss

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    Im guessing both
     
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  3. sosa09

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    he is using a hammer , with BLX pro open paint job
     
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  4. GolfDad

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    Thats the reason for his wrist problems? :wink:
     
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  5. Ross K

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    A Hammer?! :shock: ... it's widely believed he's been using 1 of the old 6.1's under the pj for years (though ppl can't be certain exactly which 1)... I, myself, posted a pic of him as a junior playing the HPS 6.1.

    R.
     
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  6. xpaulinabearx

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    Hey can you show me the thread you posted the picture in?
     
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  7. OliverSimon

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    I see he went up 1 inch in headsize.
     
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  8. saqdeez

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    He definitely is benefiting from the new blx technology, which increases power and control. He also has switched to a new generation co-poly that allows for more bite on the ball while increasing comfort. He really is reaping the benefits of these new technologies.
     
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  9. AJK1

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    If you knew anything about racquets you would know you can't get more power and control, it's one or the other.
     
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  11. sixone90

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    Unless you have Tsonga's magic racquet which has the best of both worlds! :p
     
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  12. King_roger

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    I think you can see it at least easy at the shape of the head of the racket that it's definitely not a Pro Tour BLX.
    But I don't understand why Wilson didn't gave him the BLX six-one 95 PJ... :confused:
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. dcgator

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    Oops. Guess TW doesn't let you post other folks websites. If you go to the tennis company .com. You can see the specs for it.

    MAP: $179
    Length: 27"
    Head Size: 96"
    Strung Weight:11.6 oz unstrung/ 11.1 oz strung
    Balance: 7pts. HL Strung
    Cross Section: 24mm Dual Taper
    Type of Swing: Full
    String Tension: 55-65
    String Pattern: 18x20
    Flex: Stiff
    BLX Technology Engineered w/ Basalt Fibers
    Linear Geometry
    Grip: Pro Hybrid Grip
    WRT7010U
    No racquet cover offered by Wilson
     
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  15. King_roger

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    :roll:
    I hope it's ok now..
     
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  16. DavidGarcia

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    Really?

    Is Wilson that greedy to take cash from consumers showing no mercy?
     
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  17. Mdubb23

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    Marketing, man. Without any pros "using it", how do they expect it to sell well? They already have plenty of pros using Six-One paintjobs.
     
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  18. dcgator

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    I would say most who use these high performance raquets don't ever use the cover.
     
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  19. Fedace

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    so that they can sell more Tour BLX. It was a brillian move from wilson.. Pure Genius...:)
     
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  20. ClubHoUno

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    Same reason Andy Murray's using a Head MG Prestige Pro with a Head Youtek Radical paintjob - they need some pro players to advertise the racquet, so naive youngsters will buy it, believing that Delpo/MurrayRedtard plays with it :twisted:
     
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  21. Automatix

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    You'd have to be very naive to believe that Del Potro switched just like that...

    For those who aren't convinced... just look at the grommet strip at the bridge on a Pro Tour vs DP frame...
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    Everyone can count to four, right?
    DelPo frame - 4 "bulges" on the grommet strip...
    Pro Tour - 3 "buldges"

    ...
     
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  22. nabbydian

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    if Delpo didnt win the US open i think he might be still using the six-one paintjob
     
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