Is Djokovic using a new racquet?

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  1. leighch

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    djokovic is using the new k-blade PJ at the hopman cup at the moment, saw him play today, he beat sum asain guy is a tight match i think it was 7-5 2-6 6-3. he was complaining about a back injury through out the match.
     
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  2. Pro_Tour_630

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    read my warning to Wilson,

    when we get a clear close up of his new PJ Kblade we will know just like this

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=1664387&postcount=14
     
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    Bollocks, that was posted by jollyroger, and it's a [K]Blade Tour.
     
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  5. JackSkellington

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    still obvious

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  6. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    What's still obvious? :confused:
     
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    [​IMG]

    I guess?
     
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  8. VikingSamurai

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    Well, although I find it hard that he has changed frames, I must say that the black paintjob seems to give the appearance of a more oval shape compared to the paint job of the nBlade that made the head shape look round.. Who knows..
     
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  9. Pro_Tour_630

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    thought not %100 clear I can say that is a string pattern of a PT 630 Mold and it is in Djokovic hands at the Hopman cup. So no he is not using a Kblade tour that you and I can buy off the shelf.
     
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  10. chip&chrge

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    PJ vs. Modded stock Blade

    :???:then again who is using a stock racquet you can buy off the shelf....:? Who's to say wilson didn't just customize a racquet for ND instead of paintjobbing a Head racquet. I would venture to say that almost every player on tour is probably using at least modded racquet if not a completely different stick than their pj indicates (see the old stick thread)

    Honestly, having held a stock KBlade in my hand, the 2 o'clock and 10 o'clock positions seemed be a little more square in person than in Djocko's picture here...but who knows...

    at least we can be excited to try the [K]Blade Tour and have some fun with it.
     
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  11. 127mph

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    no more technifibre stencil!!! that has the world come to.
     
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  12. AlpineCadet

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    FYI: He has only been documented with the Liquidmetal Radical, which has the SAME exact string pattern as the PT630. So it's still a guessing game at the moment.
     
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  13. Argentino a morir

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    If you see in detail, you will notice that the raquet he is using at the hopman cup has a smaller head size compared to his previous Nblade. An other detail is that he is not using the tecnifibre logo in his raquet because in my opinion looking clearly the picture, with the wilson painted, the tecnifibre logo doest feet, so that is telling that the head size is smaller. Is a big mistake thinking he is testing out a real Kblade tour?
     
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  14. Pro_Tour_630

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    yes LM radical, PAINT JOB's. I am referring to the MOLD it could also be a PT280, iprestige MP But for sure it is no Kblade or nblade that you and I can buy from the store.
     
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  15. AlpineCadet

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    You can't seriously tell from just one picture with the naked eye.
     
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  16. AlpineCadet

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    He was last seen using the real LM Radical before his switch to Wilson. He has never been photographed with the PT630/280.

    BTW, I've switched from the PT to the HITXL. There's so much more spin and feel. ;)
     
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  17. Pro_Tour_630

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    How do you know it was a real LM radical? how about a real stock LM radical TOUR?
     
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  18. AlpineCadet

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    Didn't the LM Radical Tour have a bigger headsize and different string pattern? ;)
     
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  19. Pro_Tour_630

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    nope same all it is just heavier, like I said how do you know it is a real LM radical? :confused:
     
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    Well I cant see that pic well enough to know if it is real or not.. I recently painted an 80's Prince frame into an LM Presige with the liquidmetal..

    And alot of people commented on how real it looks with the illusion of the way I painted the ridges..

    So it really isn't that hard in all honesty... ;)
     
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  21. Fedace

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    Novak looks little WILD today with his new K-blade. it sure looks good though.
     
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  22. AlpineCadet

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    Real LM ridges
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    Versus fake LM ridges (paint job):

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    Novak looked really impressive today with the new K-blade 98. wonder if he like the k-blade tour at all ?? He is now claiming that he can serve even harder with the new K-blade, Federer is trembling in the courner of his hotel room.
     
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    I still cant see those Novac pictures enough o tell that thy are ridges.. A picture a 100 feet away doesn't help.. Could still be a paintjob for all you know from that distance..
     
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  25. AlpineCadet

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    The LM paint is still the same color tone on Djokovic's rackets ---vs--- the LM paint job frame of Safin which has three different tones/colors. It's quite obvious if you want to be honest with us.

    Physical Liquidmetal ridges with the same color tone:

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    Safin's Liquidmetal paint job had bright silver paint in between dark silver paint.
     
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  26. VikingSamurai

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    And so, find a bigger picture and convince me.. It is in my opinion a paintjob.. Thats if you want to be honest with us and end this silly cherade...
     
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  27. JKN666

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    looks like a LM rad to me.
     
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  28. AlpineCadet

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    Yeah, he used the LM Radical before Wilson got a hold of him. I was just comparing his racket against the fake Liquidmetal ridges on Safin's paint job frame.
     
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  29. tennismonster

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    Djokovic was using the kblade today during the mixed doubles with jelena jankovic vs. golovin(is that right spelling?) and clement
     
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    I am watching the match now, and the beam looks so much thinner than his old racquet molded nblade....it looks more like 18-20mm beam.
     
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    Is he still using the happy face shock absorber?
     
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  32. SonRK

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    Yes

    *10 chars*
     
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  33. AlpineCadet

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    I heard black is a very slimming color for your figure.
     
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  34. JackSkellington

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    I doubt you would be able to distinguish 1 mm from a broadcast, though.
     
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    Yeah, or non existant liquid metal lumps from a small picture..
     
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  36. Solat

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    i spoke to the stringer at the Hopman Cup yesterday and he said it is the KBlade, but that the Kblade is practically just a PJ of the nBlade
     
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  39. BreakPoint

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    Sorry, but the nBlade is not a "copy" of the LM Radical and they are not "absolutely the same".

    He doesn't/has never used the nBlade, just like Tursunov does not use a real K-Six-One 95. Besides, the nBlade was already out long before Djokovic ever switched to it. Mathieu had already been using the nBlade paintjob for a while.
     
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  40. cheny89

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    OK thanks for clearing that up! appreciate it guys :) :)
     
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  41. cheny89

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    so does he use a LM radical or LM radical tour,

    or is it Flexpoint radical or FLexpoint radical tour, ???

    I played with the Flexpoint radical tour and absolutely loved it but i just couldnt get as much power as i do with pure drive roddick+ and I mainly like to out power my opponents.

    But the feel and control and weight of the racquet was almost as if it was addictive I find myself wanting to buy it cos its cheap at TW.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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  42. Pro_Tour_630

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    it seems the word radical is used loosely

    the LM radical and the LM radical TOUR are two different beasts all together, the LM radical tour should not even be considered a radical, it is a beast of a frame and very heavy. IMO they are two completely different frames they may look like one another but they play very different with different weights and different weight distribution.

    It is funny how people say DJ is using the LM radical and are %100 sure when he could be using an LM radical TOUR

    I have tested this frame when DJ was still in his pubirty

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/MCHAHO01.html
     
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  43. AlpineCadet

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    I agree. It's basically the Radical frame, whatever the version. Thank God it's not being claimed as a PT630.
     
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  44. Pro_Tour_630

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    it seems you are desperately trying to get my attention here and in another thread please go away and leave my threads and posts alone.
     
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  45. AlpineCadet

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    You just came in here and took two stabs at me 1) with your pj comment and 2) the radical comment, and when I reply back with my agreement, you accuse me of trying to get YOUR attention?

    Someone is pretentious AND delusional.
     
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  46. Pro_Tour_630

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    what PJ comment:confused: you are agreeing to the PJ comment? that DJ frames are PJ of LM radical thank god we cleared that up that DJ frames were LM radicals PJ's
     
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  47. AlpineCadet

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    It's Novak Djokovic = ND, and not DJ, silly.

    Wouldn't it be strange if everyone started calling him FE, instead of Roger Federer? ;)
     
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  48. Pro_Tour_630

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    ʥɔːkɔviʨ :shock:
     
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  49. BreakPoint

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    Yes, I tested the LM Radical TOUR as well over 3 years ago for TW, and I agree that the TOUR is a beast and heavy and nothing like the regular LM Radical MP.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/playtests/BREAKP01.html
     
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  50. Pro_Tour_630

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    the stock LM radical MP is a toy, light and hollow, I doubt Joker is using it, even if he leaded it up, it will not work, I tried to match a stock LM radical to a TOUR to no avail, it rendered the stock LM radical useless.
     

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