Jim Courier Racket and String setup

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  1. darklore009

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    Found this video in youtube of him saying his setup during his powershares matches.
    Racket: Donnay X-P Duel Black 102
    Main: Gosen Synthetic Gut 16g (maybe OG micro white) @ 62 (58 in cooler weathers)
    Crosses: Luxilon ALU power 16Lg @ 62 (58 in cooler weather)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIXgI-C9hU8
     
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  2. drakulie

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    when i strung for him a few years back, he was using same set up at around 58-61 lbs.
     
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  3. darklore009

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    is courier using the OG micro or the JC verison when you strung his racket?
     
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    What tension did he string back in the old days with the prostaff?

    Also, how do you think he would have strung the prostaff if he had access to Luxilon stings back then?
     
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    darklore, he was using OG Micro.

    chrisx, I would imagine if he was trying the alu for the first time, he would have strung it at the same tension he was using, and then adjust from there.
     
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    thanks. since gosen stopped making the JC version. Courier had to resort using OG micro.
     
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  7. kookie411

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    wow .. so light for the pro's racket Strung Weight: 10.9oz / 309.01g. he might have lead tape on it?
     
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  8. corners

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    In recent months there has a been a parade of Pro Stock Donnay racquets come through the auction site. Listed as having custom layups, custom weight, custom drill patterns, custom molds - all painted to look like Pro Ones or whatever. I think it's safe to say that Jim's stick is either a total custom job Donnay made for him or it's been customized. He doesn't play with a 10.9 oz. racquet.
     
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    I still can't believe he plays with such a cheap string.
     
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    He's using a Pro Staff 6.0 85. Not sure what strings, but probably gut.
     
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    Uhhh....No he's not.

    See above. They are correct.
     
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    And I think he used to use the PS 85 with OG JC Micro.
     
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  13. m2nk2

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    Here. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Bobby Jr

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    That photo is from about 1994. He uses the racquet mentioned at the top.
     
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    That photo from 20+ years ago.......he's been using Donnay for a few years now.
     
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    Andre was in on it too. he had to go along with it
     
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    Oh that was apparent, and some of the faces he was making when it got awkward were classic.
     
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  20. ChicagoJack

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    Yes, that's correct. Jim's been playing with a Donnay for the last 4 years. In 2011 he switched from his 90 sq. inch frame to the Donnay X-Red 99, then on to the XP 102. Wilander and Agassi also had brief flings with Donnay on the senior tour. Agassi made headlines by buying 42 Donnay racquets on his own dime without a cent of sponsorship.

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    Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 - Jim Courier talks about his transition to a (x-Red 99) Donnay racquet and answers a few questions.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3lYRTFqEeU

    -J
     
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  21. kookie411

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    what Donnay that Agassi bought?
     
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  22. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Kooki411,

    1. In September 2012, Andre purchased 46 XP Dual 102 frames. Mid 2013 you could see both Andre and Steffi playing with APDs in hit and giggle doubles matches. Last time I saw him play, just a few weeks ago, looks like he's he's gone back to the Radical OS.

    2. I will add that I own an XP 102 and could never really find a groove with that thing. I thought it would be a great customization platform but never really worked that way. It's got a good impact feel, and its easy to swing, but I only have a vague idea where the ball is going even when I connect squarely. I much prefer the control and stability found with an X99 Black, X99 Blue, or the Pro One 16x19. IMO, A Tec 315 Ltd, is probably a better option for an easy swinging, flexible customization platform.

    Quote : " We’ve been peppered with calls and e-mails here at Donnay after a story ran last week in the tennis trade bible, RSI Magazine, reporting that Andre Agassi recently bought 46 Donnay's X-P Dual tennis racquets from us. The question most asked in disbelief is, "Are you really NOT paying him to play?"

    To set the record straight, the RSI article is absolutely true. Andre did a blind play test of 25 tennis racquet frames from four different manufacturers and chose the Donnay X-P on its performance merits, with no (purse) strings attached.

    But, we can appreciate the dumfounded cynicism out there about the very idea of a modern celebrity using a product that he or she isn’t getting paid to eat, drink, wear, drive...or in this case, use to smack a fuzzy yellow ball. Especially since Andre and Head Racquets have been inseparable since 1993, a year after he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon wielding the original Donnay Pro One ."

    Q: Will Donnay try to formalize its relationship with Andre contractually?

    A: There are no plans at this time. Our understanding is that he strictly wants a tennis racquet that will help him best compete at the highest level. For now, he’s strictly Donnay’s biggest single customer with his massive order of frames.


    -- Donnay (Australia) Website, Sept 19, 2012
    http://donnaycomau.ozstaging.com/agassichoosesdonnayxpdual.aspx

    -J
     
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  23. Out?

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    is he using a head now
     
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  24. lgbalfa

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    back to his old racquet?
     
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