John McEnroe

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Ash Doyle, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Ash Doyle

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    Anybody know what string and tension John McEnroe has been using lately in the senior events?

    Actually, any info on John's racquets and setup would be appreciated.
     
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    BDE Rallye 16 at 59 pounds in a 16X19 Dunlop 200G which ain't really a 200G.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Is it really a Volkl Tour 10 MP painted to look like a Dunlop HM 200G?
     
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  4. Ash Doyle

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    I've always heard he used very low tensions. 59 lbs isn't really all that low.
     
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  5. Brian Purdie

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    i thought he was in the high 40's tension wise with his old 200Max some 15 years ago
     
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  6. thomas martinez

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    When he went to graphite, he went up in tensions with BDE Select in recent years. Look for a ne wDunlop coming, you saw JOhn hitting them at the US Open, and boy are they HOT looking!
     
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  7. tennisboy87

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    Thomas,

    Do you know the specs of the new Dunlop?
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    Thomas,

    What do you mean by "HOT looking"? What do they look like? Do you have a link to a pic? Thanks.
     
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  9. thomas martinez

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    I know nothing about the spec. Just saw him hitting with it, suffice to say, it'll defintiely be a hot seller. THe cosmetics just are AWESOME. And the frame bares the name Maxply McEnroe
     
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  10. Ash Doyle

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    What does it look like? Was he just trying it out, or is that what he is definetly playing with now? Does Dunlop have definite plans to market it? Sorry, for all the questions but you have seriously roused my interest!
     
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  11. thomas martinez

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    Yes, he was trying it out. Yes he is playing with it, and yes Dunlop does have plans to sell it. I want one and want one now myself, that is just how awesome looking this frame is. Couldn't care how it plays.
     
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  12. intense2b

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    WOW! Thats really weird I was just talking to Mac's stringer as he was stringing Mac's racquet!! He does string it at 59. He gets it strung by a guy named Roman who used to work for Jay's. You can check him out at www.****.com ....... The way this topic came up was that I asked this gguy who works ther by the name of Taylor....

    Me: "Is it better for a s & V to string tight or loose?

    Taylor: "tight is definitely better"

    Me: " Well doesn't Mac string his pretty loose"?

    Taylor: "Thats funny you say that because I am stringing his
    racquet as we speak

    Me: "Oh? and what does he string his at?"

    Taylor: "59"

    Me: "Well I guess thats pretty tight"

    Taylor: "actually thats pretty losse"

    Me: "crap...I got another call...I'll call you back a little later"
    (I never got around to it)

    *** But if you want to know anything they will tell you anything you need to know about Mac's racquet. Also Jay's has ia bunch of Pro's tecs printed on its website... but TW has it censored so I cant give you the link...but lets try...its: jsnyc you know what to do with the www and the dot com. If I try and type it it just comes up censored...go ahead and try...its kinda cool.
     
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  13. second set

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    Much of this data seems out of date.
     
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  14. david aames

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    It's www.rpnytennis.com and you're talking about Roman Prokes.

     
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    You cant be serious ? Does it also have a picture decal 8)
     
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  17. Aoya

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    That's not the Dunlop, the Dunlop from the Yahoo thing is the Quattro or something similar.
     
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  18. intense2b

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    Thanks David and second set...sorry for misprinting the sites...let me just try and type jays website and see if it comes up censored...also I am curious if tw will then check out this entire string and mark it censored everywhere...here goes: www.jcsnyc.com
     
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  19. BreakPoint

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    You CANNOT be serious!! The "Maxply McEnroe"? Is Dunlop going to paint it to look just like the Maxply McEnroe wood racquet from the early 80's? I used to play with one of those. (It also happens to be the racquet on the cover of that Bill Scanlon book that flames McEnroe).

    Thomas,

    You keep saying that it looks "HOT" and that the cosmetics are "AWESOME". Since you don't have a pic, could you please describe what it looks like a little more? What color(s) is it? What makes it look so awesome? Does it look similar to any other Dunlop or other racquet? Thanks.
     
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  20. Ash Doyle

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    I seriously doubt that racquet is the one Thomas is talking about. The racquet in that picture is an asian market only Dunlop. Besides, if you know who Thomas is, you know he wouldn't confues that with a new McEnroe model. The was he mentions that the racquet looks "hot" makes you think it may be painted with a flamejob. ;)
     
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    censoring

    weird - in intense2b's post above, it censors the text of the link, but the link still takes you to Jay's..... 8)

    jfish
     
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  22. thomas martinez

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    Cannot say much about it. And the pic from Yahoo, is of Takao Suzuki, and he uses a JDM model called the RIM 2000 if I recall right.
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    Thomas,
    Do you mean you're sworn to secrecy?
     
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  24. alfa164164

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    BP -He means he'd have to kill you if he told you!
     
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  25. mdmicawber

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    Just saw the racquet in question on the McEnroe Show. John was playing with Olga Petranova? Olga Cutyerbolzov? Olga Slashyernutzoff? Who knows. Some 17 year old russian phenom. Anyway, they were playing on some crap clay court in New York. The racquet looks like a standard Dunlop, but the paint job is pure old school. Try and follow this crummy description: The hoop of the racquet is white on the top half and red on the bottom. The throat is white and the handle is black. I say it's old school because the colors were very muted. The white looked like the white on a old wood racquet, sort of creamy. The red looked quite vintage as well. Not the modern, super-vivid colors you see on most modern racquets. The colors don't fade into each other, and it seemed to have a lacquered finish like the old woodies had. Maybe one of the cats on this site that's into woodies can find a picture of the possible inspiration for this racquet. It looks cool. If it's flexy and heavy like the old wooden bombers I just might have to pick a few up.
     
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  27. mdmicawber

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    Yep. Those pics look about right.
     
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  28. jings

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    Lots of pics of something I haven't seen before here -

    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/cfw/FrameSet.aspx?s=EventImagesSearchState|1|30|1|51370357|0|0|0|0||0|0&p=7
     
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  29. BreakPoint

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    Cool pics! So McEnroe can still compete with some of these young touring pros, huh?

    His new racquet's red, black, and wood colored paint scheme sort of reminds me of the Pro Kennex Core1 #6.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=KC6

    I'll need to see a better close-up of McEnroe's new racquet but from what I can make out from the blurry pics, I don't really care for the paintjob. Too many colors and a little too busy looking for my tastes.
     
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  30. jings

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    Reminds me of a Surge!
     
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  31. gkamieneski

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    Looks like a genuine calfskin grip that he is using without an overgrip. Does anyone remember Tiriac's pockefull of sawdust?
     
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  32. NoBadMojo

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    lendl also had a pocketful of stuff he used to apply to his grips and they would have to clean that stuff up all the time from the baseline..how about his french foreign legion cap w. the back flap? maybe someone will make a fashion statement and bring it back :)
     
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  33. Ash Doyle

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    Anybody have any idea when this racquet will be released to the public, and what it's specs will be? Dunlop's site is down for updates.
     
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    NBM - good call, the Lendl French Foreign Legion cap, I'd forgotten that one. I seem to remember thinking it was quite cool as well. It would annoy the daylights out of me now I think.
     
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  36. NoBadMojo

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    aye jings...maybe they will come out w. a truckers cap version of it and put the new york subway camo motif on the back flap....???ack..)
     
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  37. dander

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    i just had a look at that pic...man, what a complete focking jag. he's 45 years old playing exhibitions and still goes through the whining spiel. just pathetic
     
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  38. Swan Song

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    Did anybody notice Goran not using his Prestige?
     
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  39. Ash Doyle

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    Dander, to be honest people expect that from him now. Also, PEOPLE THIS WAS NOT AN EXHIBITION!!! Exhibitions have both players getting an appearance check, who wins does not matter! Superset tennis is a new form of competition. You either win or get nothing. http://www.superset-tennis.com/

    Swan Song, I noticed that. What was that racquet?
     
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  40. BreakPoint

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    Goran's racquet looked like a Yonex RD Ti-80. Maybe he borrowed it from his Croat buddy Ancic, now that he's no longer sponsored by Head.
     
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  41. Chanchai

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    Well... dunno about the European Superset Tennis Exhibition... but the Superset Tennis Exhibition they held in Portland, OR last year did give appearance money. But of course the players were competing for prize money on top of the appearance fee (and a funky looking trophy that Ginepri won last year).

    About the racquet... dang, that racquet looks kinda funky... not my style though.

    -Chanchai
     
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  42. max200G

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    Do you think Dunlop is going to make and sell to the public this
    retro looking MaxplyMcEnroe racquet?
    I think if Dunlop does it right, meaning 12.0z with leathergrip and
    looks the same as the racquet McEnroe used in the London
    tournament Oct 3,2004 it should be GREAT!!
    I'll buy some

    ANY REALITY OF THIS RACQUET ?
     
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  43. thomas martinez

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    That is what I have been told, is that it will be made, though the calfskin grip is the doubtful part. Hydromax Tour is the rumoured grip.
     
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  44. max200G

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    When will it be available to purchase?
    Also what are the specs going to be.Is it going to be a players
    racquet,meaning proper weight 12.0z or is Dunlop going to
    squander a great opportunity!
     
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  45. thomas martinez

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    Proper weight. No news on the release date, probably in time for next spring
     
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  46. big ted

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    whatever is released it probably wont be 13 oz. like with what mcenroe plays with
     
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  47. max200G

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    That's great news that Dunlop is going in the right direction again.
    The Dunlop name is still very strong in the tennis world,just lacking something exciting and new in racquets. Bringing back
    McEnroe is just the thing Dunlop needs .It's great to hear that
    this retro look of a modern graphite racquet will be available soon
    the cosmetics are truly AWSOME. :D
    Cant wait until spring to get some! :D

    Thank's for the reply's. Any updates on this would be
    great!
     
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  48. MR.K

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    maxplyMcEnroe

    I agree with you only if Dunlop makes the racquet play as well as
    it looks . If they do make it needs to be 12oz minimum.
    Dunlop is capable of making a high quality high end racquet,
    will they really do it? I hope they do I will buy some.I will have to
    hold off buying any thing new until Dunlop brings out the new
    maxplyMcEnroe racquet
     
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