Djokovic racket

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  1. BluDiamond

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    does anyone know the specs of his racket and where he adds lead??
     
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  2. crash

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    These specs were measured at the French Open last year and i think its Jura who posted them...

    Djokovic, Novak (SCG )
    grip size 3
    weight(unstrung) 324
    balance(unstrung) 31.1
    Length(cm) 68.2

    as to where he puts lead i have no idea sorry...hope that helps
     
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  3. Igor_Bg

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    His younger brother told me that It is Customized LM Radical and its made by Head. Somehow Wilson and Head made a deal about this. The racket has nBlade frame but is is head :D I think these are correct specs.
     
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  4. Feña14

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    Lol the thing is, it doesn't look like a Head racket. The shape of the nBlade is pretty distinguishable from any other racket and the people who have had a chance to hold his frame have commented that it is actually an nBlade.

    I have no doubt though that it's nothing like the ones you can buy from the shops. Apparently Djokovic and Mathieu both use totally custom frames that are made to play like their old Head ones so they are probably alot heavier.
     
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  5. dr_punk

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    at what point do you guys think you have the full attention and inventory of racquet companies to customize as much as you want?
     
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  6. fgs

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    dr punk,
    that's not so much of a problem anymore with modern day technologies - just think of vantage where you can order one or two racquets strictly made to your personal specs and they wouldn't cost a fortune. in early days, i say wood racquets, these things were different and would indeed cost a lot, but now it's not so much of a cost problem anymore.
    i don't believe either that it's a paintjobbed head, unless head would employ blade-molds. the yoke-design is completely different in heads as opposed to wilsons, so that's a not realistic claim in my opinion.
     
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  7. Igor_Bg

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    Dude, i did not say it is a PJ, its just made by head. It looks completly the same as the regular NBlade. Its made of a different material. And specs are different from the stock version of nBlades. The thing is that Novak tried few Wilson rackets and he did not like them. Check his 2006 Australian Open interview.
    I will probably be able to hold one of them next weekend(Davis Cup against Georgia).
     
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  8. Igor_Bg

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    And i didnt ask a lot of questions about the racket. I remember that Marko saed: " They made his nBlades in Head so the racket could have similar specc and TOUCH with his previous rackets. He did not like those that Wilson sent him."
     
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  9. dr_punk

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    i meant as a sponsored sorta deal... like the wilson pro shop (?)
    where you get to the point where you can paintjob your home racquet
     
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  10. nickb

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    Why would head make a racket for wilson so they can paintjob it......its an nblade.
     
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  11. prostaff18

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    From the looks of the beam and the head shape I think that it is an nBlade as well. Just look at the throat area. The beam on the nBlade is wide and thin, and Djokovic's is the same. That is what convinced me that it is truly the nBlade. Also like you said why would head make a racquet for Wilson to paint? That makes no sense; Wilson could just make their own mold and make the same thing in their pro room if they wanted.
     
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  12. johncauthen

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    When the whole tennis industry is working together against the people who play tennis.
     
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  13. Sakumo

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    wow are you sure that is correct? That is light, like 11.4 ounces, and about 12 strung. Most pro's have their rackets weigh a ton.
     
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  14. jjl

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    as an nblade player myself, looks like an nBlade to me. Imagine that, a pro actually playing the racket that it appears he's using. it even sounds the way my nblade sounds, kind of soft and muted..
     
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    Djokovic's sunscreen

    Anybody know what brand of sunscreen Djokovic uses when he plays?
     
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  16. Noveson

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    What a good start:rolleyes: What do you think Djokovic just calls Head up and says "I know I'm not with you guys anymore, but would you mind supplying me with a bunch of my old racquets, so we can paint them to look like Wilsons?"
     
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  17. emcee143

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    hahahaha perfect example of how much posters want to know about pros.
    great joke :O
     
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  18. mqtennis

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    balance(unstrung) 31.1
    Length(cm) 68.2



    how is the balance calculated ?

    68.2 cm equals 26.85 in. - is that correct?
     
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  19. BGB.CA

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    Can't say i see a similarity b/w the two frames. The head shape on his old radical looks like a head and the wilson one looks pretty much like a normal nBlade, just doesn't say anything about his customizations to it.

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