Does Nalbandian really use RDiS 100MP?

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  1. Cloud Atlas

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    Topic says it all. I'd love to know.
     
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  2. Maestro Nalbandian

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    More likely still a paint job of his old extended length RDX500MP.
     
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    agreed. so true.
     
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    YUp.......
     
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    RDX500 MP extended. I think he did try the RDS 001 MP Extended also but I'm not sure.
     
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    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...

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=238844

    Looking at the throat of the racket, it does however look like it's the new RDiS 100
     
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  8. Cloud Atlas

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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  10. Cloud Atlas

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    Yeah fair enough. Just wondered.
     
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    hmm did Nalbandian actually go from an open to a closed string pattern? Seems like a pretty drastic change.
     
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  12. papucla10

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    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.
     
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  13. SFrazeur

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    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.

    -SF
     
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    Murray went from a closed to an open string pattern. Didn't hear anyone mention this as a drastic change.
     
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    Nalbandian is currently using the RDiS 100 Custom Long mold weighted to his specs, which has a 16 x 19 pattern.
     
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    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.
     
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    I believe Nalbandian also switched between RDX500 & RDX500 HD depending on the surface.
     
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