Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by gino, Feb 8, 2010.
Yes, there's a thread on it. Do a quick search.
I believe Verdasco plays with a custom Yonex. Most likely the retail version of the RDis 200 will not be the same as the one Verdasco plays with.
He needs something big to take him to the next level. Funny imo he needs a good shrink to help the choke artist.
No, Sorry... Too many better players: Davydenko, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray...
whats with all these assymetrical rackets??
well hope verdasco plays better with it
I was mistaken with my original post. Verdasco hasnt actually signed a contract with Yonex yet, he is still just trying the rackets. Yonex approached him at The Masters Cup but he wasnt interested and then they came back to him with a better offer. Now he's seeing if he likes the frames. So if im not totally mistaken he was playing with a stock frame against Sampras.
Hey NikeUp, how you been man. Any news on the new Nike or Adi lines?
Yep that's how i heard it too, he is still testing the frames...
If he was just testing racquets then why is the racquet stenciled and he's carrying a Yonex bag lol...Usually when a pro tests new frames, the racquet remains stencilless and blacked out, and they usually carry their old company's bag. This may be why Yonex was hesitant and all weird about their marketing of the RDis 200...they were waiting to get the deal sealed. Just my opinion.
It's a valid point, but as far as i'm aware Verdasco is not under contract with Technifibre either so he's free to use what he likes until he decides to sign something.
Hey Babolast, sorry ive been away from the scene for a while. I've not got much to report that i didnt share already. I havent been able to hunt down some pics unfortunately. I have tried! I'm sure you've seen the Nike French and Wimby range for Rafa. Adidas are holding the Wimby range for Murray close to their chest. I'll keep annoying people and im sure i'll find something and let you know.
The only thing i do know, is if Verdasco does sign with Yonex, which i think he probably will, keep an eye out for the new Yonex bag, it should more or less match the clothing he's wearing at the moment. (unless im much mistaken!)
Sweet thanks for the update buddy. Strober has heard about the new 2011 Adi line. You seen or heard much about that? Also you seen Rafa's Wimbly outfit yet?
I have yea, only photos though. A friend sent me the pics, but they were already posted up on here so i didnt bother putting them up.
Can you please post them bro?
What about any 2011 news, got the lowdown on that?
Pics are up in a new thread. Maybe some other people have some more info to add to them.
Not heard more on the 2011 range apart from it's supposed to be some crazy stuff. As soon as i do hear something, i promise to let you know.
Just been on the phone to a yonex rep and they are refusing to comment. always funny when they do that
Yonex has "sucked" this year in terms of their marketing and pr in the states. When I asked them about the release of the Rdis200, they encouraged me to buy RDS002 Tours, which was the racquet I was using. ? Yet they told someone else on the board and the staff at TW the racquet would be released in Feb/Mar days beore. Then they tweet Kleybanova was going to use the Rdis200 at the Aussie Open. Maybe it's theToyota fallout....;-)
Verdasco will play tonight. Let's see what racquet he will use.
He will use the Yonex RDiS 200 T.Yonex has also signed with the Spanish Confederation for whatever it is.Just marketing investiment.
Equipment wise,i don't know if he'll get something that he didn't have with his Tecnifibre,but Yonex has always been great.
Watching Verdasco play Lu right now, and he's definately sporting fresh RDiS 200 paint on his new Yonex. Yet it doesn't seem like his game has changed any. His shot placement and play patterns haven't changed and resemble the way the ball came off of his Tecnifibre. Yet he has more power than he did with the Tecnifibre, so as a result he's spraying some shots. He hit a half volley flick from the baseline on his forehand that came back to Lu with interest right at his feet when Lu tried to step inside the baseline a little.
Watching him some more, they showed a close up of his frame and it was very thin until you get to the throat and the beam wasn't much thicker. I think it may be an RDS 002 Tour depending how thin the beam of the RDiS is. Plus aren't they only making on RDiS frame? I thought I saw on here that Yonex had been pursuing him before, so maybe he tried one previously? Though I could be wrong. It could be the real RDiS 200. Of course we won't know until someone either talks to Ver or someone inside his circle, gets closer pics, or gets their hands on the frame.
Edit: At the end of the match, he hit a 139 mph serve out wide on the duece court with nasy spin. He's definately using some kind of Yonex 200! Lmao
Yah i was there in person tonight and I saw his match after roddicks. I definately noticed the power, he was definately spraying some shots. but the the power wasnt such a bad thing on some shots he hit so i guess it was a give and take thing
I have a feeling he is trying the racket that Ancic uses but in short version. Im not sure what racket it was orignially but its a 20mm beam with a 98sq head, weighing 325unstrung, (ancic's were 27.5in).
I hit with one of Ancic's actuall bats and i didnt like it much. It felt low in RA and so similar to the Prestiege but with out the magic of the Prestige. It could explain why Verdasco was spraying balls around, trying to over compensate for the flexibility of the frame.
Are you serious??
Are you telling the Verdasco never hit a 139 mph serve?He's hit a 142,144 mph several times,the racket ain't gonna give him this humongous power you're talking about,he is the one that chooses to apply it or not.
i saw the first set of that match just to compare,and he definitely lost some spin,he looks awkward,he is inconsistent now with many misses by a lot from his forehand and backhand.
Bottom line,he was never confident,but he was getting more confident,now this new racket,is going to take sometime for him to adapt to it,meanwhile he will lose some matches,lose more confidence ,is not coming back to top 10,so it was a bad deal for him and Yonex.
Yonex is great no matter what,Verdasco ,hummmm .....i don't know
False. It definitely is a Yonex head.
I don't know why they are still thinking that is just a paint job.Of course is a paint job,of the Yonex RDiS 200 T.That's all it is.
If somebody thinks that racket ain't Yonex,probably he doesn't know anything about rackets.
when monfils switched his racket to rebel, some people claimed that it was paint job even if they saw holes in the racket ^__^
You know that although his frame has O-ports it doesn't mean it's the Rebel. With so many layups it might as well be the Rebel mold but with different flex, weight, balance, swingweight etc. making it a totally different frame ergo saying that Monfils is actually using the Rebel is an overstatement.
I meant when he switched to whatever prince O-port. someone claimed that it's paint job of his old racket (Head). They think holes are good paint jobs.
Also not many people knows exactly what is The actual racket for certain pro player. In my opinion no pros use stock rackets like ours.
We all have some questions regarding on pros rackets. If you say monfils use rebel as an overstatement, not many pros use authentic rackets. If monfils racket uses similar mold as a rebel, I will consider as rebel even though it might be different spec.
Sharapova black might be heavily costomized and same as bryan bros.
Their rackets are different than ours.
Thats not what I meant. I should have said he was serving in that range throughout the whole match, usually he spins his serve up the tee on the duece court and wide on the add court like Nadal does. But last night he was serving in that 130 range all night. Maybe its confidence, but it also could be the higher power level of the racket.
more than likely just his confidence. he can serve bombs when he wants to, no matter what.
Hey,I meant the pj aesthetically it was looking better than the yonex stick
Just to confirm. Verdasco signed his contract with Yonex on Thursday while he was in San Jose. There should be an official statement coming from Yonex on Monday. I'll try and find out what racket he actually uses.
Also, RacketCraft, if you read this. I cant send you a reply to your PM. It says you choose not to recieve messages from other members.... Let me know.
I just sent you my contact info through PM
Here is something for all of you inquiring minds that have wanted to know exactly what Fernando was playing with Pre-Yonex:
mold PT965CN / lay up: PT-965AF-1 / RA on hair pin 63 - 61 / factory YMA
His Custom Spec:
WOA 328 grams / Balance 305mm / Swing 284 / Length 27"
That thing must be ultra head light! How many points is that? 10 pts?
How can he have such a low swingweight with a high Static weight? I used to own one of his frames and it had alot of lead at the top of the handle and at 3 and 9. Could it be from the lead at the top of the handle?
I got one of his old racquets (right after a match he lost in 2007) and there's no way it has a 284 swingweight. Will get it to a Babolat machine in the next couple of weeks and post the results.
Trust me AbsolutTennis! Don't bother getting out your "Babolat machine" These are the accurate and precise specs for Fernando's racquet while with Technifibre at least from Oct 2004 until July 2009
Spec Oct 2004 to May 2005
WOA 322 grams / Balance 325 mm / Swing 311 / LOA 27 3/8"
Spec. Mar. 2006 /Jan. 2007
WOA 310 grams / Balance 328mm / Swing 301 / length over all 27 7/16"
Spec. Jan 2007 to Mar 2007
WOA 334 / balance 311 mm/ swing 305 / LOA 27"
Spec Mar 2007- July 2009
WOA 328 grams / Balance 305 mm/ Swing 284 / LOA 27"
This bat is a topspin machine and is also an incredibly arm friendly frame (a great frame for anyone suffering from elbow or shoulder problems).
Racquetcraft is right, i posted the specs awhile ago coming directly from the guy that did the custumizing at Tecnifibre including Verdasco:
Yonex makes apparel too.
Now Fernando switches from adidas to yonex?
thanks for all the info: Verdasco is a great pick-up for Yonex, whatever is under the paint.
Probably tough for him best of 3 against Roddick, on the quick stuff in the states.
he has huge potential...and like a lot of talented top 20 players just needs to believe a bit more and he can make another big run at a major.
just read post above, no I think Adidas are very happy with him! Yonex will have to work hard for that one.
It will be interesting following what Yonex set up for him...
What does WOA mean? Are the specs with or without strings?
I love how light his racket is.
I watched his SF on an online stream that had no commercial breaks. Before the post-match interview went live, Verdasco put on the headset, Gimelstob was chatting with him and asked how the new stick was working out for him. Verdasco said: "Well... you know... well... I'm winning so everything's good". It didn't sound very convincing but I'm sure the adjustment is not easy.
It's a great move by Yonex to sign with one of the top-ranking and most exciting players on the circuit.
WOA= weigh over all / LOA =length over all
Those are unstrung specs.
The spec on the hairpin was:
245.5 +/-5 g WOA
282 +/-4 SW
62.5 +/-1 RA
Those are unstrung specs.
Anyone know strung and customized (lead, etc) specs though?... 'guess-timate" even?
standard poly is about 18 grams i suppose. I think these specs are customized.
Strung balance changing with about 1 cm i guess.
Is that a PJ of his old technifibre
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