Justine Henins frame

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by film1, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. film1

    film1 Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone know the specs of Justines racquet?
    She appears to be hitting a more heavy ball to me these days.
     
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  2. halalula1234

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    yeh im wondering the same, it looks like a red/blue wilson thing. perhaps it could be sprayed those colour just for her? or is it an available one.
     
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  3. kerxny

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    It's an available racket, it looks like it's the Wilson Tour BLX 95, the next generation of the nTour, nTour Two, etc.
     
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  4. viktorkwan

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    Hey guys,

    it's been mentioned in a number of other threads that she's still using the same racket from before her retirement...

    Close-up pics of her "new" racket will reveal the power holes etc.

    It's just the same racket she's been using last few years but with a different pj
     
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  5. Ripper014

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    Nope... I don't see any powerholes in this frame.

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  6. viktorkwan

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    hey mate zoom into the photo...

    you see grommets for the holes under then "W" painted on her strings...

    then focus on the holes in the PWS area...there's no grommets...but slots aka Power Holes...
     
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  7. Ripper014

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    If you say so... but I am not seeing it. Looks like a standard grommet strip to me.
     
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    Specs and racket didnt change,

    weight: 289 gr unstrung
    balance: +-35mm
    length: 27.5 inch
    string: Maillot Savarez First Gold natural gut 1.40mm
    tension: 27kg
     
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  10. Lambsscroll

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    So with strings its still under 11 ounces?
     
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  11. Automatix

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    Yep... but the Williams sisters also play with ~300g racquets.
     
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  12. cneblett

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    The commentators mentioned during her semi final match that she had additional lead tape on her rackets now. They commented that her coach said she wanted more weight to get additional weight onto her ball.
     
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  13. Topaz

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    Yes, I remember hearing them say the same thing.


    I believe it is 95 sq inches.

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    And yes, as others have mentioned, her paintjob has changed but not the racquet. There are some great threads about it...do a search on henin's racquet and they should pop up.
     
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  14. vsbabolat

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    PowerHoles.....
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  15. AJK1

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    Yes it's a tennis racquet guys.....
     
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  16. larry10s

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    what are "power holes?"
     
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  17. Automatix

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    You're kidding, right?

    +1000 posts and you don't know what Power Holes are?

    Ehhhh...
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  18. Fedace

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    ^^This racket with the Powerholes is no longer available for purchase if i am correct. and that Gut string she is using, how does that compare to babolat gut ??
     
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  19. baseline_monster

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    From what I've heard its a thick gut and horrible to string, but she is very particular about it and has used it for many years. Babolat gut is the softest feeling and seen as being the best, wilson gut is repackaged gut.
     
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