horacio zeballos racket at the shop

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  1. gato.gaudio

    gato.gaudio New User

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    i am a stringer of a tennis shop in my city...were guillermo vilas and horacio zeballos were born

    this is his racket

    325 gr. without string
    head extreme soft overgrip
    luxilon monotec 57 pounds.
    lead teap under the top bumper and he also put 10gr from strings 3 to 9

    any other cuestion will be welcome

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  4. tennisnoob3

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    very nice! be sure to post any other racquets of pros if you get the chance to do so in the future. you are greatly appreciated!
     
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  5. Hidious

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    Nice! Did you measure the balance?
     
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    Gato, nice pics. Any idea of the swing weight?
     
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  7. Cup8489

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    Looks like a huge grip....
     
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  8. gato.gaudio

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    i forgot a couple of things!

    balance point is 34.5 centimeters

    length i 27 inches

    No leather replacement grip...horacio´s rackets came with and old model of replacement head grip...the one that liquid metal´s used to have, in black color

    grip size is 4 3/8 and he only uses 1 overgrip


    i also have pics of mariano zabaleta prestige

    he still uses the old model like safin the Head Prestige Classic 600
     
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  9. Mdubb23

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  10. Hidious

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    Hmmm quite head heavy...uncommon for a pro. Pretty sure this is strung balance, right?
     
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  11. Jonny S&V

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    Not so much for S&Vers tho, but still, different...
     
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  12. Hidious

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    I was under the impression that Serve and volleyers would use headlight frames for maneuverability at net as opposed to baseliners who could be more tempted by a HH or even balance for powerful ground strokes. Maybe i got this in reverse...
     
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  13. Jonny S&V

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    Not necessarily HH or HL, but off the top of my head, Zeballos, Nestor, and Sampras all use(d) racquets around the even-balance point. This isn't a consistent thing in S&Vers, but I don't think it's a rare thing either.
     
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  14. Hidious

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    Got ya, thanks for clearing that up...
     
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  15. Up&comer

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    If you can handle it, more even balanced frames are a better fit for serve and volley IMO. The reason they are almost always even or hh is because almost all s&vers use lead at around 2 to 5 and 7 to 11.
     
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    i know that nestor uses extremly heavy racket with extremly HL balance around 12 pt maybe even more HL
     
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  17. ben123

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    yup n i dont think sampras used smth near even balance either
     
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    Over the years i got several pro sticks and i found out that you cant say this or that, it is all quite personal when it comes to numbers and preferences...
     
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  19. Jonny S&V

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    Ah, maybe that was it, it was either high static weight or even balance, whoops...

    Now, I do know that Sampras used a 6.0 85 leaded up to 14 oz and even balance, no question.
     
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    Yeah, if I recall correctly, I remember seeing a chart that said that both Nestor and Zimonjic used rackets that were more than 12.5 ounces and were 14-16 points head light...
     
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