I Got Ernest Gulbis' Racket!!!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Leelord337, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Leelord337

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    I was watching ernest gulbis practice during the day at River Oaks country club getting ready for the Men's Claycourt Championships and he got mad after he missed a shot and smacked it down on the ground 3 or 4 times until it broke. After the practice session I asked ernest if I could have the broken racket? he said sure, then i asked him to autograph it. He did.

    Also my friend and I were hitting on the clay courts in the back of the facility and ernest gulbis was jogging the track right next to the courts we were hitting on. He asked him if he wanted to hit with us. "Ernest said well I can hit tomorrow after my doubles match." Maybe thats a no. we're decent 4.0 players but no comparison at all to Ernest. I will post some pics very soon as soon as I have dinner I will come back and revise this post and post some pics. I will also post some pics of the Men's Claycourt Champs today.

    Here are some pics of this racket:

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  2. Leelord337

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    no markings on inside the throat like consumer head mg prestige rackets. it has a sticker that says 28 kilo 27 kilo, and march 29. it is also a 4 1/2 grip size

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  3. Leelord337

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    There is a lot of lead tape under the bumper as you can see from this picture where the crack is:

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    Also, the racket is 12.5 oz
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  4. Leelord337

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    The racket is also 27in long
     
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  5. Shaolin

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    Thanks for posting. Can you tell what string that is?
     
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  6. Leelord337

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    yes its full polyester pacific string and also says "made in germany". Sorry for the fuzzy pics, i was too lazy to get my tripod out. if i have time tomorrow i will take some better pics.
     
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  7. Shaolin

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    Its cool...Thanks for taking pics and listing the weight so quickly. Does it say what kind of Pacific string?

    You should take off the replacement grip and see if theres lead.
     
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  8. Leelord337

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    ^^^I really cannot tell what kind of pacific string it is. Its been hit with since march 29 so the lettering on the strings is worn off. Also the mains and the crosses are the same string from the looks of it. It is also definitely a 17 guage. this is the string i think it is: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACPACIFIC-PXF17.html

    also, i actually wanna keep the grip original as i'm going to put it on my shelf, i tested the balance of the frame and its head heavy. I'm wouldn't doubt there's lead all over this racket though.
     
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  9. Leelord337

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    Oh yeah, Here's a picture of Ernest Gulbis hitting with *THIS* racket before he broke it.

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    ^ditto.
    although i doubt there should be much if any.
     
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  11. ClubHoUno

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    Who is Ernest Gulbis and is he in any way related to Natalie Gulbis, the lady pro golfer :)
     
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  12. madmanfool

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    i would swear he uses the same strings as i do
    those are pacific poly force if you ask me
     
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  13. Big-Serve

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    It's pacific poly force
     
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  14. Fedace

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    What is the static weight and what type of racket is it?? and it it a paint job?
     
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  15. Jonnyf

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    Nice pic! and Congrats on getting a pro's frame- It's a cool thing to have! Wierd request I know, but would you be able to tell me whether it's a leather or synthetic grip under the TG (Obviously, If you don't want to touch the grip then no problem!)

    Thanks!
     
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  16. Shaolin

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    Dude forget hanging it on your wall. Just go alien autopsy on that thing. You know you want to. You can always put it back together.
     
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  17. Gmedlo

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    Hmm, definitely a pacific string, I think Poly force Xtreme.
     
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    wow he's a nice guy
     
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  19. Richie Rich

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    there is a pic with the racquet on a scale - looks like 12.5 oz strung
     
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  20. LPShanet

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    Just a note to Leelord and others on this thread, since no one has caught it. His name is ERNESTS, not "Ernest". I know it seems weird to us, but it has an "S" at the end. Just thought you'd want to get his name right if you're going to talk to him or attempt to hit with him.
     
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  21. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Tell me something,

    Gulbis just finished his 1st round match and how was he playing when you saw him practice. :-?
     
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    cool, nice pics. seems like gulbis is a pretty cool guy which is good cuz i like his game.
     
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  23. Leelord337

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    he was playing well from the looks of it during practice. Its just today in this 1st round match he was hitting everything long and it seemed he wasn't there mentally today. he was a former top 50 player though.
     
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    yeah i noticed that after i made the title for this thread. whatever, :)
     
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    hey you live in H-town Northside? lol
    i live in the Southside
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    are u still in school?
     
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    yeah, i'm in the east side near downtown. yeah i'm going to University of Houston Downtown
     
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  27. jgreen06

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    looks like the real mg prestige, no pj?
     
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    Can you see Microgel inside? just wondering what does it look like....:???:
     
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    Can you see Microgel inside? just wondering what does it look like....:???:
    if there is any picture..it would be great....
     
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  30. f1 tech

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    Thanks for the pictures. Next time you do close ups, use the digital macro function on your camera. It makes it a lot clearer.
     
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    Thanks for posting the pics. How did you get his racket? Were you like in the first couple rows, or what? Did you ask for it? Or did he throw it into the crowd? How did you of all people get it? Thanks the the pics, btw! :D :D :D
     
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  32. Shaolin

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    ^^He explains everything in his first post. Learn how to read.
     
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  33. Leelord337

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    yeah, i was watching him practice and there was this kid watching him practice as well and as soon as gulbis cracked the racket he threw it near where the kid was sitting...and he picked it up to see the crack and i thought darn i lost it. then he put it back on gulbis' bag. After the practice session I walked over there to ask him for it and he gave it to me and signed it.
     
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  34. pham4313

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    it's probably a pro tour 630 or 280 capped:) but that's just my guess
     
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    from old school buttcap, its very likely a pro tour pj
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    i dunno if its a pj. the throat grommet doesnt match the PT or the PC600. im not sure what the mg throat grommet looks like tho.

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    In the second picture it's possible see a white grip around the buttcap, probably it's a synthetic grip. Leelord can you tell me which grip is it?
    Thanks!
     
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  38. PurePrestige

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    Probably a regular Head Hydrosorb :)
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    ^^^yeah, its definitely not a leather grip and is a synthetic.
     
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  40. sureshs

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    Is this guy related to Natalie Gulbis, the LPGA golfer?
     
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  42. ILLVILLIAN

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    I have same buttcap on my mg prestige. **** lets you choose which buttcap you want along with grip shape. Roland tole me a lot of pros use older Buttcap.
     
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  43. rounick

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    I dunno what this guy will ever achieve in the game,but he is one of the most natural gifted ball strikers I've seen...
     
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  44. Leelord337

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    ^^^he's very talented but his game can go array at times...he lost 6-1 6-0 to Marcel Granollers Pujol (the eventual champion) at Houston this year.
     
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    balance point

    leelord, would you be able to tell me the precise balance point of the racquet?
    Thank you!
     
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  46. Strings And Things

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    Such a nice guy with a temper. :)
     
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  47. Swan Song

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    Engineering Code

    What does the code on the throat say?
     
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  48. Leelord337

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    just thought i'd revive this thread since ernests made it to the 4th round of the french
     
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  49. jmsx521

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    Keep the racket, don't sell it; Its value might sky-rocket if Gulbis has another 2-3 wins!
     
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  50. crism54

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    can tell to us the shape of the handle (standar rectangular head) and the size? there is a tkXX code on the frame?
    thanks
     
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