Edberg is swinging the new PS 97 as well!

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  1. borgpro

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    It's on YouTube, if you search for Federer and Edberg. Sorry no matter how I tried I did not succeed to copy the link.. Can anybody else?
     
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    You mean holding it....
     
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    So Edberg is putting aside his PS 90 2014 as well. There must be some monetary advantage for Edberg to do so.
     
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    Seems completely natural for him to switch--I suspect he liked the same attributes as Fed and if the 97 is an improvement within the same general set of attributes (which I think is a fair assumption), it makes sense to switch. There is also likely a benefit for him to continue to hit virtually the same stick as Roger when it comes to advising him on strokes and tactics (not dissimilar to what Lendl used to do when testing out the various racquets used by his opposition--certain things are easier or harder with other frames).
     
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  7. borgpro

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    Lol

    Correct...
     
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    Wooooooooooooo,,,,yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,, Edbergs's got it too, so we must get it for sure...............how can we not?
     
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    No overgrip? Raw leather?
     
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    I'm getting older too, considering the switch...
     
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    He's only ever used leather.
     
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    I will certainly try the 340 grams version. I am curious what the flex rating and SW will be. But I have always liked heavy and head light rackets so it will be no problem I guess. I will try to hold it as elegant as edberg that is fur sure :)
     
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    Couldn't find anything of Edberg using the new racquet. All I found was their practicing at Indian Wells from March. Stefan was using the PS 90.
     
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    Anyone know what Rod laver's using? lol I kid .. I kid :)
     
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    I posted the links in the 2nd and 3rd post, see above..
     
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    I thought Edberg switched to a larger racquet than the 90 a long time ago. Okay maybe not, since he used it against Tsonga in 2012.
     
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    edberg hits a clean ball and can play with anything. he probably just plays with whatever is around. You could put the 6.0 in his hands and he would play the same.

    He used a bigger headsize before the 85 when he was in the juniors so its not a big deal.

    again...edberg plays squash a lot. He can use anything.
     
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    Recently i visited Roland Garros. One day i was walking down beautiful Paris streets in the centre and wow! i saw Stefan Edberg walking! He wears jeans and jacket and nobody recognise him. I was very shocked and first asked a stupid question " Excuse me, are you Stefan Edberg? (i was sure, he was one of my idols, but i have to ask smth.), - Yes, i am." I talked to him about 5 minutes? he was in a hurry, but as racquet maniac i asked him about his current racquet - "Are you still using PS 6.1 Classic? - No, it's new special model". It was in the middle of first week of RG.
     
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    Is that exactly what you asked him? If so, of course he was going to say no because he used the PS 6.0 85 Original while on tour, not the PS 6.1 Classic. LOL
     
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    Yes i know that he used PS 6.0 85 during his pro days, but i think he switched to PS 6.1 Classic for his seniors matches. But anyway now he played the same stick as Rodger, that's the conclusion.
     
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    I don't think he ever used the PS 6.1 Classic even for his senior matches. He tried it back in 1991 when it first came out and hated it and immediately returned to his PS 6.0 85 but with a PS 6.1 Classic paintjob on it.

    Do you have any pics of him using a PS 6.1 Classic on the senior's tour?

    I know he did use the HPS Tour 90, nCode 90, K90, and BLX90 (or with those paintjobs).


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    man goran is looking rough these days!
     
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    Off-topic, was this Rodge's original Tour 90 through the PJs?

    I kept this racquet (for posterity) thinking it is 'THE ONE' but frankly it did not quite suit me the way KF90 did.
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    It's cool how he plays with the leather grip only
     
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  27. BorgCash

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    You're right. I've got my info from 80's-tennis.com and they say he played with paintjob as you've mention above from 1993 after trying 6.1 Classic in 1991-1992.
     
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  28. BorgCash

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    As an old-shooler i also like a lot a leather grip only.
    Btw, do anybody know what leather grip Edberg uses on senior tour?
     
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  29. BorgCash

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    I think it is. I like this racquet very much.
     
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    probably still useing fairways. i tried leather only and its great but i sweat too much. how these guys manage to keep them somewhat dry has always been a mystery to me. i tried sawdust, chalk, and pine tar...it just doesnt work. i have never seen edberg use an overgrip.
     
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  31. BorgCash

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    And Edberg is very constant, almost all his life in adidas and with wilson.
     
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    i was just looking at his face. he looks like he just got out of rehab.

    Maybe he had a rough night though. Probably stressing over facing edberg. Stephan is still a very good player. Partly do to style but also he has kept himself in very good shape. he still moves really well and hasnt really lost a step. i compared his matches to 96 and on the senior tour. There is not a whole lot of difference and that was almost 20 years ago.

    I wish more players would study guys like edberg, Mcenroes, Laver, Mecir etc. approach to the game. They would be able to play a lot longer. Not necessarily serve and volley but in terms of smooth movement and pure stroke production. Younger players claim there strokes to be ugly but they are really an example of maximum efficiency and easy on the body. There is basically no wasted energy in their games.
     
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  33. BorgCash

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    Completely agree with you. Look how he and Mac plays these days (very similar like before), the other hand Lendl and Becker now is probably nothing.
     
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