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Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by califsurferboy33, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    anyone ever contacted a pro to see if they will send you used rackets/clothes from their sponsors? I was wondering if pros still did this. whenever reporters ask federer/any of the other top pros what they do with the extra stuff, they always say they give it to charity and to juniors. anyway to get this stuff? i mean they must have tons and tons of extra clothes/rackets. thanks.
     
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  2. tennisdarren

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    Your sponsored. Would you send me some of your old stuff? :p
     
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  3. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    lol, thats beside the point
     
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  4. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    im not forced to wear the newest gear, and believe me, i get nowwhere as much free gear as federer or any top 100 player does.
     
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  5. tennisdarren

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    Come on your use a pure control but you're sponsered by pro supex racquets.... you gotta have something laying around :)
     
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  6. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Yeah, me too calif, could you send me some free strings?
     
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  7. tennisdarren

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    Doc, If I get you some strings can I drive the Porsche when I come to Fla.?
     
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  8. lilxjohnyy

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    can i have some strings too ??
     
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  9. lilxjohnyy

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    i always wonder what pros do with racket that they broke the strings on ....
     
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  10. tennisdarren

    tennisdarren Rookie

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    You have a Porsche?
     
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  11. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    OK. I'll let you know if calif sends me some strings. :)
     
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  12. tennisdarren

    tennisdarren Rookie

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    Same odds huh? :p
     
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  13. zapvor

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    i dont think the pros would give away rackets that easily. i mean they get it all for free, but its mostly customized, so the manufacturer dont want them floating around with the other mass produced ones. as for clothes....i guess its possible?
     
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  14. tennisfa

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    i saw on tv that Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez actually thrown one of their racket to a fan after they won their matches.
     
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  15. MTXR

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    fed and sampras used to toss their racquet after winning a tournament or slam. They don't do it anymore though. I have seen fed chuck a few of his Ncode PJs into the crowd.
     
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  16. forzainter

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    some pros just give their broken racquets to the people near the entrance tunnel of the court
     
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  17. zapvor

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    i wonder if they are up for auction
     
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  18. Linkkokiri

    Linkkokiri New User

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    I saw Gonzalez once smash a racquet in anger and then give it out casually in the middle of the match.

    Can't have been of much use though seeing the state of the racquet. LOL!
     
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  19. chris1992

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    The pros dont get as many rackets as people think. Every tournament, they bring 1 12 racket bag with them and have around 8 or 10 rackets for the minor tournaments. They get these restrung throughout the tournament and only bring around 6 on court with them. For slams they bring more as the tournaments last longer. Shoes are the same until they are worn out and they are given new clothing each match.
     
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  20. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    thats true, but like, i've used the same 2 babolat pure drives for 3 years now, and federer goes through 60 rackets a year lol. and new clothing for each match is a lot of clothes.
     
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  21. babolat15

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    cali who is your clothing sponsor
     
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  22. keithchircop

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    calif send me a racquet.
     
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  23. califsurferboy33

    califsurferboy33 Semi-Pro

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    lol ill send you a racket if you pay me
     
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