Fernando Gonzalez New Racket

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  1. VamosVato

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    I saw Fernando Gonzalez on tv and saw him using a new racket does any one have any info on this racket.
     
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  2. rosen88

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    He uses a new paintjob of the new Babolat Pure Storm Plus
     
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  3. VamosVato

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    Do u know when this is coming out
     
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  4. kobe3pointer

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    No offense, but you should look around for just like 2 sec and you would see a million threads on this topic.

    If you did look and missed it, then I apologize :)
     
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  5. rosen88

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    The Babolat rep in Sweden said that it will be coming out in the end of the summer.
     
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    Does anybody know if Babolat will actually make a 27.5" Plus version of the new Pure Storm, or if it will only be made to standard length?
    If so, anybody on the inside know the unstrung weight in grams (295, 320, etc.)?
     
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  7. Steve F.

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    Gonzo's been playing a long time - Surprised if he's using anything other than the old Babolat Pure Control Plus that he's always used
     
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  8. babolat15

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    i heard that the new storms arent coming out until the fall here in the states
     
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  9. nadal for number1

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    any one know his real racket?
     
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  10. Richie Rich

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    Steve F just told you
     
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  11. Atkins

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    I don't know about the one he is currently using at RG. But the previous ones were all PJs over the old Babolat Pure control XL frame, the one that's mostly black, with fine red (burgundy??) lines, old babolat logo. He used this racket for some time, then it was painted to look like the new Pure control (the Pure control PJ before it was discontinued) and later on to look like the Pure Storm (Gonzo switched to the Pure Storm PJ even though the Pure Control was still in production). As far as I remember his rackets are stock (matched) with loads of lead, the most visible ones at the 3 & 9 positions, if I remember well those were 4 single strips of about 4-6 inches each.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  12. babolat15

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    thanks for the info
     
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  13. hsv91

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    Which racquet, string and tension use Gonzo now?
     
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  14. BradleyC

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    isnt he using the babolat aero storm? thats what i thought and if yes its available for sale i think
     
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  15. BradleyC

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    aa no its not the paint job is similar to the aero storm tho
     
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  16. LPShanet

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    I've been told that they'll be making the Tour version in a plus again, but may or may not make the standard Storm in a plus. If past lineups are an indication, they won't.
     
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  17. LPShanet

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    That's correct. As of now, his racquet is still a PC+ under the paintjob. Same goes for Ginepri.
     
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  18. LPShanet

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    Yes, Steve F is correct. PC+ under the paint.
     
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  19. LPShanet

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    All of the above info is absolutely correct. And essentially the exact same info is true for Ginepri (and Kenneth Carlsen while he still played).
     
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  20. VinhLam

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    I just read an article about the same issue. Their was two post: one said end of august, other said end of September. So I guess it gona be awhile if you want to get a new racquet and waiting for the new Pure Storms GT to come out.
     
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  21. jimbo333

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    I saw Gonzalez play today winning an excibition against Lopez. He looked great on grass actually. Really good first serve and topspin BH was surprisingly lethal, as well as the awsome FH:)

    He could be real threat at Wimbledon to reach Semis or better!!!

    Oh and he's still using the same racquet:)
     
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