Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by shaneno, May 15, 2013.
Grigor Dimitrov AKA Baby Fed Racket specs?
Does anyone know the specs of his racket?
There are a couple threads about this, with some solid info. I think you could put the whole picture - weight, balance and swing weight - together with a couple of searches.
It's a prototype, kind of a hybrid between the Blade 93 and the Pro staff 90 painted like a pro staff 95. Box beam 93, 16x19 string pattern, 12 oz. strung.
Just search here: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=10
Here you go:
The first frame I have: 353gr, BP: 33.7cm, SW: 366
Second frame is 348gr, BP: 33.9cm, SW: 360
I strung a few for him on an ATP event, his racquets were unstrung: 338, 32,5 and 334 SW
Credits to Art Art and TVD.
Hey Fuji, thank you for the specs. Is anyone else surprised by his racket balance? 33.7cm is about 2 pts head light, which seems quite low to me, especially for a one hander.
Not really all that surprising. He is a pro afterall and can create his own racquet head speed. He is also a seemingly strong individual.
Last night Mark Woodford said while they played a delayed segment of Dimitrov's match, while the centre court was rain-delayed, that Dimitrov uses everything the same as Federer including his racquet.
I had a right mind to email him with a link to a thread here. :lol:
Navratilova said the same exact thing. I believe Dimitrov did use to use the BLX 6.1 tour, no? But of course now he is using the custom 93'' PS 6.1 95.
As far as i know, it has always been the 93. I had some of his frames under the red/black blx 90 paint job, but it was the 93
Thats good and interesting to know. Do you know anything about his old head frames?
He used to use a prestige before switching to the 6.1 tour
not much apart from it being a heavily leaded prestige mid. I think drakulie had one that was smashed. He listed some specs i think
what i meant was its always been a wilson 93 since he switched to Wilson from head. Dont think he used the six one tour 90 when he went to wilson
I wonder what made him switch
A better endorsement deal.
Wilson needs to drop the box beam 95 and do the 93 in box beam. Keep the 90 and 93 as box beams and go back to 95+ as normal widebody frames. Head has a 93, why can't Wilson have a 93 and sell it. Mark it as Dimitrov's racquet and it'll sell. I'm telling you, if that boy would just win something big a few times, it could happen. Besides, someone's got to take over Fed's spot when he retires and I'll bet the farm that Wilson hasn't done anything with Dimitrov yet because of all the bank that rolls in due to Fed's equipment sales. Why take away from that at this point?
^Head's 93 are in fact 89.
What Wilson NEEDS to do is beef up PS 95. It's an amazing stick, definitely one of the best current generation rackets IMO, however, the weight of the stick is a massive issue. I see no reason for them to get rid of the 95. The box beam 95 has been around for a very long time in wilson's line up going all the way back to the 90s. I wouldn't mind a box beam 93 but I just don't think it fits in that well.
The Head Prestige Mid is 89.5", not 93."
So, what you're saying is that Head has peni... err, I mean racquet envy. (They say it's bigger than it actually is.)
How do you know it will sell? Most people at my club barely even heard of the guy. Hell other than the top 4 they can't even really rattle off the rest of the top 10. Just saying, using his name a marketing ploy (at this time), probably isn't going to do anything for it.
Fed's 90 is actually 87. something as well.
Some guy took digital imaging of Fed's actual 90 and a retail 90 and Fed's turned out to be somewhere in the 87 sq in. and the retail to be 89. some sq inches.
Photos of Grigor's Rackets
Here are some recent photos of Grigor's rackets:
There is also a lot of information on his racket and string setup in this post in another thread.
Hope this can be of help,
In fact, they count the frame when they measure the headsize on their Prestige line instead of just measuring the stringbed size. There isn't this problem on their other lines IIRC.
Can you please check the specs of that rackets?
I was told that Grigor changes his racket setup very often ...
Hi ART ART,
Unfortunately these photos were taken last week and we did not have time to measure the specs.
Im seeing gut mains 4g crosses.
Wouldn't that be a very stiff bed?
Also, interesting to see the blue grips on his staves.
Trying to be a little more different from Fed?
Grigor's string setup was:
Mains - Wilson Natural Gut 17 @ 24.5 KGS (with a 15% pre-stretch)
Crosses - Luxilon 4G 17 @ 23.5 KGS
This yielded a dynamic tension of 39N/mm, which is not particularly stiff.
This is interesting; the first batch of rackets that I strung for him had Tourna Grips installed. The next day, however, he changed back to the grips he has used before, Wilson Pro Overgrip Perforated, and he has been using them ever since (photo taken a few days ago):
Thanks for the further info, ProStringing.
I guess he switched momentarily to Tourna during the clay season, eh?
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