Federer's blacked out frame

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by cluckcluck, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Nostradamus

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    I think it is the new Federer's version of the Blade that will be coming out soon. This makes sense more than anything.
     
  2. THESEXPISTOL

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    his left arm is real high there. is that a new motion he is trying out ?
     
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    Forget the racquet, does he know clay court season is over??? Get to the hard courts man!!!
     
  6. Devilito

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    yeah, a phone camera from the 1800s
     
  7. Nostradamus

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    So the trick for Federer is to go to bigger frame that won't lose control he had with 90 sq inch frame. This is very hard to do. Bigger racket will always give you more trampoline effect
     
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    ............
     
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  9. Bobby Jr

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    Well, I thought it only fair to leave half the mocking potential to someone else. :twisted:
     
  10. Nostradamus

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    Agree. also it is the clay courts that he had issues with too many mishits in the past. so this is the ideal surface for him to try out the new slightly bigger frame.
     
  11. THESEXPISTOL

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    Nostradamus, someone with your postcount should know better...
    You're always making statements without facts to back it up and raising questions based on false premisses.

    You're starting annoying me the way Fedace did, but at least we all knew he was a troll.
     
  12. Nostradamus

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    No it is not a false premise. I have never seen roger's left arm that high before. He is starting to look like Gulbis there. That is Very scary to me. :twisted:
     
  13. McLovin

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    Yeah, it's almost as if Nostradamus and Fedace are the same person...
     
  14. DownTheLineWith90

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    :shock::shock::shock:
     
  15. bjsnider

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    I wonder if Roger is maybe being influenced by Serena to some extent. She's using the Blade 104, with 4G, right? Maybe Federer will switch to a Blade with 4G as well. If the switch does happen, what happens to the Tour 90?
     
  16. Devilito

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    totally agree. Especially given the similarity between Serena and Fed's game.
     
  17. phnx90

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    Then the Fed wannabes in the park will suddenly stop shanking left and right
     
  18. Nostradamus

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    Nothing will happen to tour90. Wilson will simply make new Blade with Roger Federer endorsing it and make lots of money. and tour 90 will just be a racket he used to use to win his legendary most amount of Majors.
    If that Blade does happen, it will be Huge news. and it will most likely sell even BETTER than his tour90. since it will be more amateur user friendly.:)
     
  19. coolschreiber

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    Weekend warriors rocking the 90 who hug the baseline, nimble on their feet, taking everything on half volley, going to the net at the first opportunity.. in other words >>>> bizarro fantasy world.
     
  20. merwy

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    Wait, so what everyone here is saying, is that Federer might be using the Blade(93/95)? That would be a pretty big change from the pro staff, wouldn't it? It would be cool to see Fed playing with the same line of rackets as me. I'm still using the old K blade tour 93 (Djokovic, Tsonga used to play with them) but I'm thinking of switching to the new Blade 93.
     
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  21. coolschreiber

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    If it was a blacked out pro staff one could assume he's switching to a bigger head with a similar frame, that would be "big" news. But I doubt he'd switch to a different type of a frame, he's probably just testing to give some feedback to Wilson. But again it would be "HUUUUUUUGE" news if he changed to a totally different frame.
     
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    Agree, Blade would be different feel and maybe too much of shift from his Tour 90 frames. but if Pete can switch to Babolat, I think anything is possible..
     
  23. gavna

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    Players don't test new frames in public for feedback. Catching Rog two days at practice in the open with a completely new stick very interesting.

    We will see tomorrow - NOT one question about the stick at the press conf as well.....22min of std how do u feel, SW19 loss....etc
     
  24. JoelDali

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    I sure hope he does not exclude the Basalt crystals from the new Blade 93 Tour RF stick. His feel would not be the same. No more elegant droppas or piercing slices.

    He would turn into a Tsonga type player if the Basalt is not sprinkled in the contents of the frame mold composition.
     
  25. coolschreiber

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    Yep, you have a valid point about playing with that in public... I just can't wait to see what he's using in the first match, it is indeed very exciting. And I agree with most posters here that clay tournaments would probably be the best testbed for him to test a new racquet.
     
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    They could be related, maybe even identical twins.....
     
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    I hope Wilson goes back to the black frames with colored stripes like the ps85. Then the paint will not chip off as easily because the frame is the same color all the way through.
     
  28. DownTheLineWith90

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    Maybe even an identical human being. :twisted:
     
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    Are you stringing at that event?
     
  30. bjsnider

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    That's what I was thinking. Testing a new frame for Wilson is one thing, but testing it in public, being photographed with it? And so close to the start of a tournament? That's a real stretch to say he's doing Wilson a favour or something.
     
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    Yet that cannot be because it is now allowed on this board.

    There must be an alternate explanation. I think Fedace died and his spirit possessed Nostradamus.
     
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    looking at the picture it is different racquet for sure because 3 & 9 racquet edge is not same as blx 90 (also looks different racquet from pics)
     
  34. Lukhas

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    "Cannot" and "Not allowed to" are two different things... :)
     
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    i think he was talking about Verdasco wrong thread!
    :evil:
     
  37. Down_the_line

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    Will you people quit whining like little babies about the picture quality? This isn't a photo shoot. Someone is probably hanging out where Federer is practicing and decided to snap a few pictures.
     
  38. BreakPoint

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    That is definitely NOT a 98.

    This is how big the 98 is. Compare this to the racquet in Federer's hands:


    [​IMG]
     
  39. JoelDali

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    Lol. It was posted by Federers official Facebook page. Like I said, Mirka trolled us with iPhone pics.
     
  40. niktub

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    Blade or H22 ?
     
  41. BreakPoint

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    How do you know for sure? Did you see them taking the racquet out of the Blade mold in the factory? LOL

    We haven't yet seen any close-ups of the frame he's using.
     
  42. Al Czervik

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    This forum has gone full idiot over 3-8 square inches.
     
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  43. coolschreiber

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    We are all excited and everything but the funniest thing would be if he just comes out with the same old racket lol :p
     
  44. gavna

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    Whatever the exact make up is - Blade 93, H22, H19 we will see better tomorrow. It's clearly not a Staff - AND from folks who have seen him up close the past few days it looks like for this week he has made a dramatic switch.

    Why so hard to believe that at his age/stage and sorry results over the past months he is willing to try out one of Wilson's best playing sticks ever.
     
  45. gavna

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    TOTALLY possible.......in fact I would not bet against it. The big BUT is that he has been seen at all his open practice sessions toting a new stick - now guys like Gilbert and other tennis bloggers discussing his "new" stick.
     
  46. BreakPoint

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    And will start shanking left, right, up, and down with the Blade 104. :shock:
     
  47. Devilito

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    big difference between play testing sticks for Wilson and actually switching racquets. Fed was scheduled for downtime at this point and might have had a program booked with Wilson for playtesting. Last minute he signed up for these tournaments so now he's keeping his playtesting commitment with Wilson but still playing the tournament. There is no reason to think he won't be coming out in the first round with his same old racquet. I'm actually willing to bet he's not switching racquets
     
  48. BreakPoint

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    Well, that "fantasy" happens to be my reality. :)
     
  49. BreakPoint

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    Don't worry. Djokovic and Tsonga never played with the K-Blade Tour 93. They were using paintjobs.
     
  50. BreakPoint

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    Says who? I think the Blades are terrible. Nothing like the ProStaffs at all. Not even close.
     

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