Djokovic's speed pro vs retail speed pro

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  1. morgand536

    morgand536 New User

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    I am a little bit curious about the difference between Djokovic's Speed pro and the retail one, and i think djokovic's one is definitely not the retail one. Here is the pics:
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    Djokovic's one
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    Retail one
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    Shape comparing

    I think he is still using Radical. :-?

    Morgan
     
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  2. dincuss

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    Thats possible, since he used one when he was younger
     
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  3. NovakWannabe

    NovakWannabe Semi-Pro

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    It's a customized Speed Pro. Instead of having 16 mains, it has 18 mains and 20 crosses.
     
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  4. lolitsanasian

    lolitsanasian Rookie

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    I thought his speed pro, custom kblade mold, and the one before that were ALL similar?

    93-95 headsize, somewhere in that
    18 by 20
    and around 11-12 oz weight?
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    Also Djokovic's has a the same head shape and beam width that is just like the Radical MP. Where the retail Speed Pro has that Prince like round head shape and is 18mm beam width.
     
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  6. West Coast Ace

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    And there will be more subtle differences that we'll never know of - unless someone in his inner circle starts posting here and throws in some pics.
     
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  7. BobFL

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    It is a COMPLETELY different frame, layup, stiffness, balance, static weight, swingweight (360+)....just about everything.
     
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  8. jackcrawford

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    Courtesy of Greg Raven, Stiffness of Djokovic's actual frame = 51. Retail version = 70, courtesy TW Europe.
     
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  9. Raiha

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    isn't the lighter speedpro, or whatever the team version is called, have an 18x20 pattern with the same mold? this would probably be the closest you could get to djokovic's racquet, after you added some lead in key areas that is.

    this is similar to how the k six-one 95 only has a 16x18 pattern while the lighter team has the 18x20.
     
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  10. KuanMaster

    KuanMaster Semi-Pro

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    k6.1 95 is available in a 18x20 pattern too.
     
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  11. vsbabolat

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    No.The Speed Pro and Speed MP are two different molds. The Speed MP which is 100 sq.in. is the only Speed racquet that has two different types of string patterns available. A 18x20 string pattern and 16x19. While the Speed Pro is 98 sq.in. See all the difference below.


    Speed Pro
    Beam: 18 mm
    Head size: 630 cm²
    Weight: 335 g
    Balance: 310 mm
    Length: Standard, 685 mm
    Colors: white/black
    Gripsize: 1-5
    String Pattern: 16/19
    Swingstyle: L5

    Speed MP 18x20
    Beam: 20 mm
    Head size: 645 cm²
    Weight: 315 g
    Balance: 310 mm
    Length: Standard, 685 mm
    Colors: white/black
    Gripsize: 1-5
    String Pattern: 18/20
    Swingstyle: L5

    Speed MP 16x19
    Beam: 20 mm
    Head size: 645 cm²
    Weight: 315 g
    Balance: 310 mm
    Length: 690 mm
    Colors: white/black
    Gripsize: 1-5
    String Pattern: 16/19
    Swingstyle: L5

    http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2533
    http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2535
    http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2534
    http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2532
    http://www.head.com/tennis/racquets.php?region=eu&tag=tour&id=2537
     
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  12. gymrat76

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    Vsbabolat, general question about Head racquets. Are all racquet lines of Head smaller head size wise, compared with other brands'?
    Meaning, I know for a fact that Head's 93 sq inch PC600 is actually smaller than, say, Prince's POG 93. Or the PT630 is more like a 95-96 sq inch when measured next to other brands' 98sq/630cm^3 racquets. Now, does this type of measurement method only apply to Prestige line of racquets, or all Head racquets?

    In other words, what I am trying to find is: would a Speed Pro be a true 98 sq. inch (the same size as of say, Babolat's or Wilson's)? Or, is Speed Pro actually smaller, in other words same size as a PT630? I know I made it sound a little complicated, but I am sure you figured out what I mean.. :)
     
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  13. ci2ca

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    The Pro is actually 98 square inches. I compared it to the prestige midplus and it's the same length (The head size) but a tad bit wider probably making it 98 square inches. If that makes any sense.
     
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  14. cork_screw

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    It's not a customized speed pro. Novak still uses the Head Pro Tour 630, get it through your heads!


     
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