Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Cloud Atlas, Aug 20, 2009.
Topic says it all. I'd love to know.
More likely still a paint job of his old extended length RDX500MP.
agreed. so true.
RDX500 MP extended. I think he did try the RDS 001 MP Extended also but I'm not sure.
According to Thomas Martinez, a pro stringer, it is an RDX500 MP with custom handles extended to 28'', and extremely heavy (377g) from Greg Raven's site.
I'm no expert in examining the subtle differences between frames etc...
but I did manage to hold and take some pics of Nalbandian's racket earlier this year...
Looking at the throat of the racket, it does however look like it's the new RDiS 100
Is there a consensus yet if Nalbandian has actually swapped to the RDiS 100 MP? I use this racket, and i't so stiff and head light I just can't imagine a pro actually using it. I hope he is though.
considering that a ton of pros use racquets suck as the pure control and pure drive, I wouldn't really consider the rdis 100 too be overly stiff for a pro's taste. realistically though, it's custom made to his liking so what you are using isn't necessarily even close to the specs of nalby's stick
Yeah fair enough. Just wondered.
hmm did Nalbandian actually go from an open to a closed string pattern? Seems like a pretty drastic change.
is it the 93 or the 100? I am demoing the 93 right now and I have found it to be an almost perfect stick, something maybe Nalbi would use, It feels like an extension of the arm with lots of controls and spin, I practiced with it today for about 20 minutes before it started raining here in my local area and during that time I placed every ball I hit exactly where I wanted it and not a single ball was hit out maybe only 1.
Nalbandia's racquet does appear to be from the RDiS 100Mp mold. What the actual layup and specs are, who knows.
You have to cross compare the RDS/RDX and the RDiS to tell. The biggest give away is at the throat.
Murray went from a closed to an open string pattern. Didn't hear anyone mention this as a drastic change.
Nalbandian is currently using the RDiS 100 Custom Long mold weighted to his specs, which has a 16 x 19 pattern.
Using the racquet mold, doesn't mean that his racquet has the same stiffness as the one we can get at tennis shops. Probably has some custom made specs.
I believe Nalbandian also switched between RDX500 & RDX500 HD depending on the surface.
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