Escude's PD Plus....Stock!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Jonas, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Jonas

    Jonas Semi-Pro

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    A hitting partner of mine has one of Escude's PD pluses that he got from a club match in Metz last Summer. I have seen/inspected it and it looks and feels like it might be stock (no extra weight added)
    I know that there are a number of things that might be done to this frame
    I.E. Lead under the bumper, injections in the grip, under the grip et all, but there is nothing visible on the frame and it feels very stock to me.
    I was wondering if any of the experts on this board could possibly confirm or refute this information. I will be looking forward to hearing!
    Regards:
     
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  2. Gatsby007

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    Escude has long been my favourite player and I can confirm to you that his frames are not stock :)
     
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  3. K!ck5w3rvE

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    No way......
     
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  4. AndrewD

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    Jonas,

    why dont you just weigh and balance it?
     
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  5. martin

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    You're wrong Gatsby. Escude is actually one of the few who uses a stock frame.
     
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  6. Jonas

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    Hey, I would do it, but don't have the frame. If I can get a hold of it I will and post the specs here. I have a feeling that it might infact be a stock pd, or only very little modifications to it. It did seem to be some type of hybrid string job, maybe vs gut and hurricaine?
    Anybody strung for him on here that might have some concrete answers
    (david/thomas etc.)??
     
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  7. Gatsby007

    Gatsby007 New User

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    If you look at this selection of pics from getty you will see no lead anywhere on Nico's frames, but the frames probably already come to him weighted up from Babolat.
    What's the deal with old prestige classic 600 standard and xl users changing to Babolat frames. I never saw the similarity???
    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/FrameSet.aspx?s=EventImagesSearchState|1|0|30|0|0|1|0|0|0|52347495|0|0|0|0|0||0|0|0|0&p=2

    People who made the head to babolat switch\
    Escude
    Clement (630 maybe)?
    Mike Russell
    and a bunch more French guys whose names escape me for the moment.
     
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