Gasquet Racquet 2012

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by greystar403, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    I have a question about the Flexpoint Radical Tour I was fooling around on. I just popped open the butt cap and there is silicone inside and I just noticed the butt cap says 5 1/8. Is that normal? I'm sure it's nothing but the silicone inside surprised me and might explain why these are still the most solid racquets I've ever hit.
     
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  2. tennismastermine

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    what is the name of the shoe that richard gasquet is wearing?
     
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  3. darklore009

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    ASICs gel resolution or speed
     
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  4. Seth

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    I think, and others have shared this thought on the boards, that he wears the Asics Gel Enqvist from several years ago.
     
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  5. Kenzik

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    Hi guys. Does anyone know if his racquet is extended?
     
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  6. Kenzik

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    And possibly his racquet specs?
     
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  7. dgoran

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    Unstrung:
    347g
    348sw
    12" (30.4cm) balance with tourna
     
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  8. ART ART

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    His racket is 69.5cm lenght, correct ?
    Strung specs with tournagrip, should be around:

    365g
    375sw
    31,3cm Balance point.
     
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  9. フェデラー

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    I believe he is still using the Liquidmetal Instinct Tour XL which had a 100 sq. in. head.
     
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  10. dgoran

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    Yes extended I had a picture that ukskippy posted its 365 strung but that's without 2gr damper so if we want to be picky 367 :)
     
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  11. フェデラー

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    As a one hander I will try this at some point. I know Wawa does a very subtle version of this. He puts a small piece of medical take at the very end of the butt and then wraps the grip over it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. dgoran

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    Please don't try the above pictured... rather give me the racquet
     
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  13. フェデラー

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    [​IMG]

    Super close up, you can clearly see the ridges around the head.

    As you can see here though, as of late, the ridges seem to have disappeared. However, there are ridges in the grommets, but there still don't seem to be any there.

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    Gasquet has also begun covering the whole pallet as well. It seems like he pieces together two grips because flaring it and having it cover the whole pallet would be impossible.
     
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  14. alexwawrinka

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    ridges are still there on his racquet , i saw them at monte carlo when he played vs cilic
     
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  15. Doubles

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    The way that leather grip is wrapped just bothers me. It seems like a lot of pro's really don't care about their gear that much. They just want what they're comfortable with.
     
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  16. rpsbel

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    Yes. They want to win and the gear must to be comfortable and fit their expectations. It looks like normal to me. The sponsor should customize the gear to the pro's needs. But I don't see any problem with how a tennis pro wrap the their grip. It is only my opinion.
     
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  17. Lukhas

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    Looks like the Tourna Sampras dampener. Wonder if it's good.
     
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  18. robbo1970

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    Is his leather grip wrapped upside down?
     
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  19. フェデラー

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    I think it's the Luxilon O dampener that is super popular on the tour (Gasquet, Berdych Monfils, etc). You could just ask Luxilon for them and they would send them to you, however I believe they stopped producing them.

    I think because Gasquet wants to have the grip going up the whole handle, he had to put two grips together, because there is no way you could wrap the leather around the base like that and then have it reach the top. Also look at how much black tape he is using to keep the grip in place.
     
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  20. Lukhas

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    I checked. Couldn't find Wilson ones either. Only Tourna. Although if they have the durability of the Tournagrips (one of the reasons that makes me use Pro's Pro overgrips instead), it will be without me.
     
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  21. Relinquis

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    the tourna sampras dampner is great. very light and doesn't over dampen. just take away most of the ping sound leaving the feel and other sounds of the string.
     
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  22. I Heart Thomas Muster

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  23. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    That was my only complaint about Yonex racquets. I loved the RD-7 except for that tiny butt cap. I would put a build up sleeve over the cap, trim, then regrip the racquets.
     
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  24. フェデラー

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    On my BLX 6.1 tour I definitely think its too thin as well. My backhand often feels unstable, especially when I want to rip it.
     
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  25. Relinquis

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    i use a bit of athletic tape under the grip to increase the size of the butt-cap a little.

    it's easily reversible if you overdo it, just take the tape off and wrap a shorter amount.
     
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