Henin's Comeback Racquet

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by phishua, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. crazylevity

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    You cannot be serious.
     
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  2. Topaz

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    Good stuff, thanks...I assume it will be painted as the kTour still, too.
     
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    Hammer 5.3 with powerholes are fairly powerful,, i have hit with them in the past. It can't have the same specs as the market version. I was spraying the ball everywhere, and i don't hit as hard as Henin.
    and what is Maillot Savirez ?? is that a multi string ?
     
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  4. crazylevity

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    For the last time, stop thinking the world revolves around you. Just because your arms hurt when you use an Extreme Pro doesn't mean it doesn't work for others, because Youzhny and Ljubicic, among others, have used it. Just because Yonex works for you doesn't mean it's the best racquet in the world. It clearly isn't cos there isn't a top ten ATP player with one.

    Henin can use whatever she wants cos it works for her. She can control it. Doesn't matter if you can't. No one cares.

    And please, regarding the string. Google is your friend.
     
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    How the heck did that ball get back over the net?
     
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  6. Fedace

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    Has anyone tried this racket with Powerholes. I have and i couldn't control it. Powerholes creates too much trampoline effect. and ball flies...... Now someone is going to tell me that she can control it cause she has talent right ???????
     
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    Em yes. And you don't...

    See how life works now?
     
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    That is the single most factually true accurate statement I have ever seen posted.
     
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  9. Fedace

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    Oh yeaaa, and you have such ton of talent.....No way........lol
    Pros like Henin still need lots of control. That hammer she uses Can't be stock frame. I think Wilson makes that racket with different specs that is more stable........
     
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    If you can read all the alphabets in your cereal that you are having as breakfast this am......you would have some credibility............LOL
     
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    You can add him to your ignore list if you like...works great for me! :twisted:

    The Hammer 5.3 is available here at TW, but Henin's (if I remember correctly) has the power holes, which I think is (was?) only available in Europe.

    I wonder if TW Europe will carry it! :) :)
     
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    I am sure you can find it in fle****. but that powerholes are not all that is cracked up to be..:)
     
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  13. sureshs

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    Tell me about her racquet's balance, static weight and swingweight.
     
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  14. samster

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    Henin should just use whatever sureshs is using.
     
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  15. sureshs

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    Where did that come from? I just wanted to know her specs.

    Besides, she will not be able to handle my frame (KPS88). It takes a real man to wield that stick.
     
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    Correct, I think she should use the KPS88. Excellent for the 1hander.
     
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  17. sureshs

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    I need her specs, please. No wise remarks.
     
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  18. Kick Serve 14

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    ummm....... duh???
     
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  19. star 5 15

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    im pretty sure knowone here knows anything about her specs. I am pretty sure that its HH and has a high SW. Knowone freak out. My coach who used to work at her academy in belguim told me that.
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    Here are Henin's specs from Jura.
    Weight Unstrung 289 grams
    Balance UNSTRUNG 35.4 cm
    Length 69.9 cm
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=421983&highlight=Henin#post421983
     
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  21. samster

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    You answered your own question 3 years ago. See below.

     
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  22. Fedace

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    289 gms ????????????? What is she 70year old 3.0 player ??? That is super light. Next you will be telling me that her SW is 300 ???????????
     
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    whatever floats her boat.
     
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    No, she's one of the best players in the world, and would beat almost anyone on here convincingly with this 'super light' racquet. This board would make anyone think that they need a 14oz stick :\
     
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    Dude, you are the one that needs to learn the alphabet. You're writing is about 3rd grade level at best..
     
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  26. Darth_Timmaayyy!!

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    Oh I have talent..

    And I am sure Wilson does help her with a frame that is to her liking? Where have you been for the last 10 years?
     
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  27. Topaz

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    You know, it isn't that I don't agree with you (I do), but when pointing out the weakness grammatically of someone else's post, one should make sure there aren't any mistakes in their own post! :shock: ;) You're = you are; Your = the word you're looking for there.

    Sorry, can't help it, I'm a teacher!

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    Back to the topic at hand...

    What I want to know is this...is this racquet available in Europe still (in stock form for the general masses)? Or no? Curiosity really, as I'm only vaguely aware of how these things work.
     
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  28. ericsson

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    Yes if you look good once and awhile they pop up...
     
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  29. sureshs

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    Good to know they are still the same :)

    Too lazy to search these days. Got to have someone search for me.

    HH balance. Maybe that is where the power is coming from to compensate for the frail body.
     
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  30. sureshs

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    3.5 pts HH, 10.2 ounces unstrung. So around 6 pts HH and 10.8 oz strung. Strung SW may be a little over 300. Definitely weird for a pro player.
     
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  31. Darth_Timmaayyy!!

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    Actually, so am I... :-?

    You know what, I originally had Your, instead of You're, and I just knew I would be found out...
     
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  32. sureshs

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    Good to see some young people becoming teachers. My son's teachers all seem to be in the geriatric stages. From what I read, teaching is no longer viewed as a good career by young people
     
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  33. Topaz

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    LOL!!! Too funny! Well, then I would just blame it on chronic lack of sleep!

    Depends...it is certainly worthwhile and fulfilling...just doesn't 'fill' the wallet and, unfortunately, disrespected by too, too many.

    But that is a discussion for a different thread...

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    Thanks,ericsson, for the response...would love to actually see/hold/hit with one of these someday, just to see!
     
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  34. Topaz

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    See, though, that's the thing...it might not just be all that strange for a pro player. I believe that Carlos Moya also used (uses? is he still playing?) a HH racquet.

    And while stock/strung weight may seem low, keep in mind you have no idea what kind of lead is on that racquet (or where). And, if it keeps in the tradition of that line of racquet, it actually swings with a much heavier 'feel' than you would think.

    So, that's part of the reason I think it is so fascinating to see what the pros *actually* use, and not just what we are led to think they use because of their paint jobs. This, in no way, is meant to indicate that we could all run out and use the same things as the pros...just that sometimes we are led to believe we need a certain set up when maybe, it is more the player than the set up that we need to work on! :)
     
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  35. sureshs

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    I thought of Moya, though I did not mention him. He is the only notable exception other than Henin I know of. Henin's is more weird, because 1 handers have usually preferred a more HL balance than 2 handers.

    The specs posted by stringers at tournaments are usually after customization - at least that is the way most people here interpret them whenever they are posted. Stringing is usually the last step before handing them off to the pro. So there is a good chance these are her real specs.
     
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  36. Topaz

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    Oh, ok, didn't know that, thanks!

    And yes, her being a one hander does make it all that more unusual!

    When Dokic came back, playing with a kTour (my racquet of choice and Henin's current paintjob), it kind of also made me wonder about actual specs...you could see in pictures that Dokic had a *ton* of lead on the kTour.
     
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  37. sureshs

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    Here is an assignment for FedAce: next year the LA WTA event, which has been running on a loss for several years, is moving to Carlsbad at the La Costa (where the Acura used to be held).

    I want you to go up there and get me one of Henin's frames, just the way she uses them, after customization. If you roam around the resort before matches begin, you can catch the players walking towards the practise courts. I want you to use your charm to persuade Henin to give you a frame.
     
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  38. ericsson

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    Well, dont get your hopes up too high Topaz, i hit wit that stick and its hard and stiff as a rock and very light and hollow, not my cup of tea, anyway, its not cos some pro plays with it its good, i hit with over 100 sticks included pro's sticks, demo's, experimentals etc...but i always go with my personal feel, not what the pro's use...
     
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    i thought it was a european version of the Wilson Htour (which meant that it had powerholes).

    i've seen her new pics and her racquet still has power holes.
     
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  40. Topaz

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    Lol, noted Ericsson...not sure why I have such a fascination with this!
     
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  41. shell

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    Topaz, I've hit with the non-powerhole version of the 5.3 (the one before the HTour) and it is stiff. They toned the stiffness down after that one I think. don't know about the htours, but the ntours and Ktours are much less stiff.
     
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  42. Lefty78

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    Strung SW could easily be over 340 kg*cm2 with that setup. :twisted:
     
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  43. sureshs

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    I think there is something in TWU to calculate such things ....

    340 makes a lot of sense.
     
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  44. Topaz

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    Wow! Surprised her arm hasn't fallen off! I suppose that is why *she* is the pro, right? :0
     
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  45. sureshs

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    There was a surprising article in RSI magazine by Rod Cross where he said that stiffness really does not matter unless ball impact is near the edges. For sweetspot hits, it doesn't make much difference. Probably explains how Djokovic uses a low RA. If Henin hits the center most of the time, she is not going to feel the stiffness.
     
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  46. Topaz

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    Gosh, I have no idea who might do that! :oops::oops:
     
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    That's not really logical
     
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    ^^^ Looking for logic in all the wrong places...
     
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    It just hit me who Fedace reminds me of. Do you remember the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? When Freddy (Steve Martin) played the role of Rupert the idiot boy, he was a dead ringer for Fedace in real life! :confused:
     
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