Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by tennisfeld, Mar 11, 2013.
Hate to bump this back up buys, but look at the string patterns and similarities of the frame...
Funny how they look so different with different PJs
Same racket as Mahut too
^^^ Damn! Yep, same one. So much for everyone on here (the "experts") knowing that these racquets were "special" for Fed only. lol
Mahut and Gulbis are using H22, open pattern. I have a pair of Mahut's racquets in current 6 1 95 paint. He uses a 4 1/2 grip. Someone had one of Gulbis' in Steam paint, once again, h22 open pattern.
Not sure about Fed's test stick but it does have that same weird drill pattern that the h22 open pattern does with the variation in the width of the drill pattern on the mains..
Please post pics. I'm sure everyone would like to see some up close details. Thanks.
4G has a dull yellow color...... not silver.
Very interesting thread.
This thread is a free advertisement for HEAD...
Even Federer playing with a HEAD copy? Wow...the masses would be shocked.
I wonder if Fed did go to H22 will Wilson release a more HEAD prestige like frame (even more so then the Blade).
do you know if the H19/H22 are 98" or 95"?
i have it on reasonably strong authority that the fed frame is 95" not 98"
they are 98's. they are based off the most of the head frames... one could speculate they are 96/97" but to make things easier 98".
Great thread. Lots of knowledge and none of the typical nonsense. Thanks for the info
What string is Gulbis using in RG 2014?
So it's his usual strings. Thanks!
"cracking" sound from big shots confess its alu power
At the ball change during the 1st set of the semi, Gulbis sent one racquet to the stringer asking for a tension of... 31/30kg.
The commentator of german Eurosport said that Gulbis would play 30/29kg and Novak with 28/27kg.
Well the commentator(s) of French Eurosport said that Gulbis at the ball change asked for 31/30. Now what do you mean by "would ask"? What he usually uses, or what he asked for during the match?
That's very high tension for poly!
Berdych also uses 28/27
I never said, that you might be wrong,
I just repeated what the commentator said before the match started.
In each case, that's a lot of tension by using AluPower
He went tighter because it's a lot warmer here in Paris today. 31/30 is what he asked for, so that's what I did.
Exactly why I asked if it was right now or in general. And it's indeed hot today in Paris.
so, you are the reason he lost?
I just facilitated his loss.
Being a very hard hitter like Gulbis combined with a powerful racquet he uses (H22 open pattern) along with the high heat, I'm not surprised of the high tension.
Looks Like he is using the same dampener haha.
Yellowed with age from the Head to Wilson
He's not using a dampener
You called it!
Photos of Ernests's rackets
Here are a few photos of Ernests Gulbis's rackets taken recently:
Hope these can be of help,
Is it just me, or does the string spacing at the bottom of the crosses seem a little moreso than on most racquets?
Pretty sure its a H22 or H19
H22 16x19 same as Feds 2013
@ProStringing, did you think there was a leather grip on those??
Well, he's the first pro to destroy a frame this year! And it's the beautiful Wilson Burn, too.
I always would it interesting that the H22 16x19's grommet cuts off and doesnt end cleanly
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