Does Dolgopolov use a lighter PS OG 6.0 95 ??

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  1. lbjames23

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    Is it just me or does Dolgopolov actually plays with some lighter version of PS OG 6.0 95 ? His super fast swing and reflex on that frame has been amazing considering a guy at his build can handle a real OG 6.0 95 may be quite unbelievable.

    all comments appreciated.
     
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  2. scotus

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    Chris Evert used the Pro Staff 85.

    Do you think Dolgopolov is weaker than Evert?
     
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  3. Bobby Jr

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    :lol: Good call.

    Yeah.. there have been some pretty muppet posts on racquets as of late.
     
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  4. sargeinaz

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    He's a world class tennis player. Why is it unbelievable that he can use that racket? It's not like it's 15oz with a swingweight of 450.
     
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  6. corners

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    The 6.0 95 had a very low swingweight of around 316. Sure it weighed a little over 12 ounces but was also 10 points HL strung. The thing is a magic wand in stock form. But I would be shocked if he played it stock, more likely he's got 5-10 grams of lead under the bumper. On the other hand, Verdasco was using a frame with 315 strung swingweight for years, so it is possible he's playing it stock.
     
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  7. Rabbit

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    The key here isn't strength, it's timing. World class pros are blessed with superhuman timing. They get ready early and they strike the ball cleanly. They don't have to muscle the ball to make up for poor timing.
     
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  8. gloumar

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    It seems very true. But about Dolgo polov, u can actually see by the way he swings and just holds his racquet that it is pretty heavy. The man has just a great explosion in his moves and a great timing.
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    yep, he has one of the 'live-ist' arms on the tour it appears.
     
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  10. Povl Carstensen

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    Bumping this thread. Does anyone have the swingweight/specs of Dolgopolov? To me it also looks like he plays with a relatively low sw.
     
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  11. jimbo333

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    Chris Evert's ProStaff weighed 362g and had a balance of 31.7cm, just to let you know!

    I have no idea of Dolgopolov's specs though.
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    If you've ever played with a stock PS 6.0 95, you'd know how ridiculously easy it is to swing. It is a VERY headlight frame. Despite being about 12.3 oz. strung, it swings more like an 11 oz. racquet. It has a measured swingweight of only 317.
     
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  13. Lukhas

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    Well, it is still available for sale somewhere retail? Other than the Bay, of course.
     
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  14. stringertom

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    QFT, but must also add a "live arm" results from keeping the torso and arm thoroughly relaxed through the kinetic chain.
     
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    This was true of my experience as well.
     
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    When I first saw the title, I read it as 'POG OS 6.0 95'.
     
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  17. sunof tennis

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    yes.... LOL
     
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  18. Povl Carstensen

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    Agreed, with PS95's low sw, it does not have to be a lighter version, rather a not (so much) weighted up PS 95.
     
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  19. dhdriver

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    I also feel like his playing style enables him to swing the racquet the way he does as well. All of those slices he can hit and such.
     
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  20. ValCrew

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    i have a little talk this him. and ask about weigh of his stick.
    he said that his unstring racquet about 346 gram.
     
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    .................
     
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  22. Rabbit

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    That is exactly right. I suspect most arm injuries come from trying to repeatedly "muscle" the frame through the swing instead of maintaining a relaxed arm. This repeated muscling comes from improper technique and poor timing.
     
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