Gasquet's Prestige Classic

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Jonas, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Jonas

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    Keeping with theme of my first post on the new message board, I was looking for a little info from someone on here who has worked on (or knows) what Gasquet is really using. I am assuming a prestige classic xl, but you know they say happens when you a*s*s*u*m*e*
     
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  2. gustavo33

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    i think it´s an actual i.prestiege.... but modified...
    and his strings seems to be very loose, imo
     
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  3. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    What his paintjob of right now?
     
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  4. gustavo33

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    he´s "playing" with a i.pre
     
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  5. Steve F.

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    This was covered a couple years back when Gasquet first made a splash, well before he hired and fired Tariq. Anyone here who's followed his career a bit knows he doesn't seem to have switched his equipment (except maybe the shoes, Oscillates in practice photos rather than Asics Gel Enqvists) - there's massive attention on his every move in L'Equipe and Tennis (French) magazine. Here's the post - btw, Sylvain, if you're reading, bonjour a Giselle et Evie

     
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  6. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Ya, I thought it was an actual i.prestige too, but that's some loose string. And does head actually make nat gut in europe or something?
     
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  7. Hawaii 5.0

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  8. Anonymous

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    It does have the ridges in the throat. And isn't the MP version a little thicker than the Mid? I know what you mean about the frame looking kind of wide. It might be attributable to lighter colors appearing bigger in general due to them reflecting more light. All the lines would be more pronounced.
     
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  9. @wright

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    I think the MP Iprestige is 22mm, so if it looks beefy, it's probably because it is.
     
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  10. Steve F.

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    Hey PCMD - not utterly sure, but pretty sure that Head makes Gut over there (at the very least, Head is paying to place that smaller Head stencil at the bottom of the strings) - but a question better posed to those who may know, maybe in strings. The old message board is down, otherwise I'd paste a link to a thread.

    The response I quoted is from a friend of mine and former/occassional TW poster (who's French, we played in Paris), a former iPrestige 600 user, and whose stringer dealt with Gasquet's frames. I'm no stringer, but that's the best info I've got...

    As for another look at Gasquet's frame... check out this link from a challenger, 2003.
    http://www.freewebs.com/richard03napoli/Gasquet-Napoli.jpg

    Had to nose around online a bit to find it, but at this clean angle, it photographs like that distinct, slightly elongated Prestige 630 head shape. Hawaii, he very well may have a Radical 630, as it appears to be in that yahoo link, I certainly don't know for sure (I don't know what he had before the iPrestige 630 if that's what he's got), but for my $.02 I'd reckon it's the angle of that gladiator style, double fist pump photo that is making that beam look wider at the top...
     
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  11. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    That frame still looks beefier than a 17 no matter what, looks like my 22 mm 6.1 classic, or seriously, maybe even slightly thicker, but I doubt it. I bet the angle he's holding the racquet has something to do with making it look bigger.
     
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  12. Hawaii 5.0

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    I've strung hundreds of IPrestige MP's and MP XL's and I know they are 22mm and I've even hit with them a few times and they still don't seem that beefy.If anything it's the angle, but it's still iffy.
     
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  13. TsongaBonga

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    Now he's actually playing with a LM instinct with a MG extreme paintjob.
     
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  14. Richie Rich

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    way to dig up a 4 yr old thread :rolleyes:
     
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  15. A.J. Sim

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    lol; I think that this is the second thread that TsongaBonga has dug up; maybe he has some insight to share after all these years.
     
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  16. SFrazeur

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    The search function is great, thanks for using it. But keep an eye on those post dates.

    -SF
     
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  17. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Cut him a break. He's new and it looks like he's trying to add something to the forum.
     
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  18. Richie Rich

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    in the last 4 years how many threads have their been about gasquet's racquet? i'm sure something popped up that is more recent when he did the search. just seems funny he picked this particular thread.
     
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  19. JackSkellington

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    why do you keep bumping threads from 4 years ago?
     
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  20. andyluong2001

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    Didn't someone say that this year Gasquet would switch to an instinct paintjob?
     
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  21. (FEDERER)vs(NADAL)

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    i'm sure he's using a lm instinct pj
     
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