Henman's Setup

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  1. DoubleHanded&LovinIt

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    I know noone really knows what racquet he's actually playing with, but I was wondering if anyone knee how much his racquet weighed, what the balance is, what string he uses, and what tension he strings at?

    Thanks in advance.

    By the way, I did a search and could not find this information.
     
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  2. hoosierbr

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    I know he uses Timo 17 in the mains and VS Gut in the crosses strung in the low 50's. Usually between 51-54 from what I've seen in different logs.

    Not certain on finished weight and balance.
     
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  4. andyroddick's mojo

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    its a slazenger racket, but its a version that isn't here in the US.
     
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  5. EclipseRydr97

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    It's a Wilson 6.1 Classic
     
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  7. meh

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    Some European poster here picked up one of Henman's racquets with the Pro Braided paintjob. I don't recall if he posted specs...He uses a Karakal PU grip, if you were interested in that.

    However, it is definitely a customized PSC 6.1 variant.
     
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    But, it must be a Euro version because it's 18x20, no?

    -Robert
     
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  10. RiosTheGenius

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    it better work this year at wimbledon... I mean c'mon, just for the Henman hill people
     
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  11. DoubleHanded&LovinIt

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    ericsson--I read your post. 355 g strung--thanks! If only someone had the rest of the information.
     
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  12. a guy

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    In the Henman-agassi match at Queens i'm sure they said one of them strung at 45lbs
     
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  14. brucie

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    I heard 48lbs i thought, henman uses Timo 1.10 and Vs gut back in 2004 anyway maybe changed now, but fact is thin strings and low tensions.
     
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  15. brucie

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    Have to mention here at this point, and not noing how to use two quotes in one reply that Slazenger and Dunlop are owned by the same company, also Tim had used 6.1 classic for time until slazenger clocked on and actually bought the 6.1 mould of wilson since then sure mods have been made but very similar racket.
     
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    yes it playes very similar to the 6.1, i hit some balls with the signature henman stick. very stiff though, i think i strung it too hard, if i didnt hit the sweetspot no power, at first i thought it has something to do with the lack of the pws but since i've read here on the board that these are hollow and of no use it has to be the tension. i had trouble hitting the sweetspot cos its a long racket, i use to play standard lenght. i also looked below the grip, no lead to see. the racket felt very headlight.
     
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  17. a guy

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    It's just standard 27 inches isn't it?
     
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  18. ericsson

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    no it's not, it's longer. he playes a longer racket so he could serve harder.
     
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  19. chair ump

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    Do you know how much longer?
     
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  20. ericsson

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    i think it was somewhere near 70 cm, that would be 27.5 inch in america.
     
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  21. Exia

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    he is using a a pre-released slazenger 1Xtreme (name subject to change) that should be released around wimbledon this year.

    But sadly it will only be sold in the UK by slazenger/dunlops new owners
     
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  22. brucie

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    Iv never played the stick I just know for a fact that Slazenger didnt know at first henman actually used a 6.1 pj, nor did anyone else when the story got out slazenger decided he had to start playing slazenger so bought the 6.1 mould off wilson obviously had to modify a bit, remove pws whatever, and so tims stick was created. Or something like that!
     
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  23. mowcopian

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    cool i didnt know tht
     
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  24. mowcopian

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    oh rite man
     
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  25. Casualty

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    Henman's racket is now on sale in the UK.
    It's called the Slazenger Type II NX One.
    Specs are:
    Head Size: 97 sq. in
    Length: 27 in
    Balance: Even
    Construction: 100% Nano carbon
    Weight: 305g
    Beam Width: 20mm

    I don't think the forum rules allow me to post a link.
     
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  26. boris becker 1

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    using luxilon bang banger 48 lbs
     
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  27. BluDiamond

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    cough...wilson racket...cough
     
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    6.1 Classic without the PWS I believe.
     
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