How many pros are using non-pauntjob frame?

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  1. hondas2k

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    I was just wondering that how many pros are using non-paintjob frame (retail version)?
     
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  2. martini1

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    The Prince users.
     
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  3. OliverSimon

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    Wawrinka - MG Prestige. Federer - K90
     
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    swiss trend i see
     
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    Most of them.

    No.

    No. He still uses an old PT260
     
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  7. matchmaker

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    I don't think any pro uses a stock frame, so one could say they all use paint jobs, in a way that if you buy the frame in a shop, it would not be the same as the one the pro player has in his hands.

    Many use paintjobs of racquets that have a different mold than the one they are using.

    I think Fed uses a racquet quite close to the K90, though. And Nadal a heavily leaded up APD, but I believe he uses the non-cortex version whereas he has a cortex PJ.

    These are probably two cases of paintjobs close to retail version, the rest of the pros use often entirely different racquets than the one their paintjob indicates.
     
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  8. FedererForehand

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    Nope- he is still using a Flexpoint PJ. There are pics somewhere in this section of it. Flexpoint holes are clearly painted on.
     
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  9. OliverSimon

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    Yep hes using an extended pro tour 260
     
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  10. LPShanet

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    Although now that there are a few generations of the 03 frames out, they're starting to paintjob some of those, too.
     
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  11. LPShanet

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    Usually when we talk about paint jobs, we don't include stock frames that are simply customized after-market (unless the stock frame is different from what the paint says). After-market customization alone doesn't make a paint job, but there aren't that many of them out there.

    As for Nadal's APD, it is indeed the non-cortex version, but probably isn't exactly stock, as its balance it not achievable when starting with a stock APD of any retail kind. The mold is certainly the regular APD mold, but the handle composition is a bit different, and the layup may be as well, allowing for slightly greater flex and a more head heavy balance without a great increase in overall weight. He's one of the few Babolat guys whose frame isn't based completely on some (either old or current) standard stock frame.
     
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  12. martini1

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    You mean the EXO? The shape of those holes are very different. People can spot them from a mile away.
     
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  13. LPShanet

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    As far as I know, most of the EXO3 players are using actual EXO frames. I was referring to some first generation 03 users pjing for later versions, such as Ozone, etc.
     
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    IC. But the first gen O3 doesn't have holes on 3 n 9 tho... They would have to pj some fake holes.
     
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