Kei Nishikori's racquet for sale to public

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  1. OldFedIsOld

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    http://tennis365.net/cp/1206keispec/application.php?s=stop

    The website is entirely in Japanese, but I'm sure you can use the google translate webpage on it.

    The racquet costs 37,800 yen, approximately $ 477.45 in the US currency. Looks sort of like the juice/steam.
    This could be one of the most expensive retail racquets, could it be god-like?

    Specs: 22mm: thickness of 318 grams frame weight: 95 square inch area: Faith
    Balance: 330mm
     
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  2. SoBad

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    Who took it from him to sell it off?
     
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  3. OldFedIsOld

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    Wilson took Nishikori's exact specs from his real racquet and made copies to sell to the public. First ever pro stock racquet that is sold to the public?
     
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  4. SoBad

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    Oh, I see – sounded at first like one of those sketchy Kansai youth characters grabbed it and put it on the bay or some place. Makes sense now and 500 seems fair for a Kei experience.
     
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  5. PED

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    Wilson did sell something similar in Japan around 3 years back.
     
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  6. gplracer

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    Is this the same racket Oudin plays with. Both have a steam paint job and PWS.
     
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  7. ART ART

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    318 grams
    Balance: 330mm

    This strung specs ?
     
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  8. OldFedIsOld

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    Website didn't say, could be unstrung.
     
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  9. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Nope. TW sold a Wilson PS 6.0 95 painted to look like a HyperPro Staff Tour 95. Granted it was to people who shopped at tenniswarehouse.com but still. TW also sold some pro-stock Heads in the past although those were not a huge stock.
     
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  10. corners

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    Unstrung I believe.
     
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  12. jamauss

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    Wilson really missed a marketing opp. with "Kei Factor"
     
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  13. ART ART

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    So strung spec should be around this:

    339gr (string+overgrip)
    34cm Balance point

    SW? ...
     
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  14. corners

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    Yeah, that's about right. Swingweight is always the big question with these pro specs, but his must be over 340 or 350 given the static weight and balance. I'd like to try those specs, bet it serves really nice. :)
     
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  15. movdqa

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    TW sold one of the Head Pro Stocks a while back. I think that they were all gone in a very short period of time.
     
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    yeah the 237.2 16x19 mids.. while i was contemplating getting a couple, they all went
     
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    商品名:STeam PRO Kei Spec(スティーム・プロ ケイスペック)
    フェイスサイズ: 95inch.sq
    素材:バサルト・ファイバー+カロファイト・ブラック+グラファイト
    ウェイト:318g (市販モデル309g)
    バランス:33.0cm (市販モデル32.5cm)
    フレーム厚:22mm
    レングス:27.25inch
    価格:¥47,250
    商品内容:下記商品がセットとなっております。
    1.STeam PRO Kei Spec
    2.KEI"S CHOICE PREMIER (錦織選手使用ストリングス)
    3.PRO OVERGRIP KEI
    4.STeam PRO Kei Spec Key-Chain
    5.Original Soft Case
    6.「STeam OWNER"S CLUB」入会案内*

    Looks like 309 grams unstrung
     
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  18. LetsGoRoddick

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    "stretchy grip"

    Do all wilson racquets use something called this?
     
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  19. Wadester

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    I actually just returned from vacation in Asia, where I bought two Steam 95 pro model frames from Windsor Racket Shop in Tokyo; however, they don't have quite the same specs at this particular frame. They don't have Kei's name anywhere on the paintjob and they weren't 33,000 yen.
     
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  20. Wadester

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    Sorry, 37,000 yen.
     
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  21. Don't Let It Bounce

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    It does look like it, but it's actually 318 unstrung. "市販モデル" means "retail model".
     
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    I'm taking my two Japanese Steam 95 pro models to get strung today, but before I do, I thought some of you would like to see pictures.

    As you can tell, this frame has PWS and isn't quite as boxy as the 100, and there are a few cosmetic differences in the paintjob. For example, it has "pro model" on the right side, "BLX" on the bottom of the hoop instead of the head size, and "Wilson" on the right inside of the hoop instead of the head size.

    Wilson also offers another, more user friendly, 95 Steam frame with slightly different specs. If memory serves, it was several grams lighter and a little more head heavy.

    Enjoy!

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  24. db10s

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    Those specs look appealing. Maybe a little lead though.
     
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  25. yoshitsugu

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    It is 37,800 yen in off-price.
    Rackets usually cost around 35,000 yen in Japan.
    Rackets are usually sold from the price in 30%off.
    Therefore it is not a rare price so in Japan.
    The yen is abnormally high in an exchange market.
    Therefore it is only high when everybody thinks in dollars.
     
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  26. The Meat

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    Its approximately 100 yen per us dollar right? Then a racquet costs $350??!!! My god I am so lucky to get my racquets for a around 100...:shock:
     
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  27. rz250r

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    Therefore many Japanese buy rackets from Tennis warehouse U.S.A/E.U..
    But recently we can't buy Wilson, Babolat, head goods from U.S.A..
    They are prohibited to sell goods to outside U.S.A. They are pretty petty.

    But we can buy Srixon, Bridgestone, Toalson and Mizuno goods.

    http://www.srixon-tennis.com/racket/index.html
    http://www.bs-tennis.com/xblade/
    http://www.toalson.co.jp/JPN/tennis/racket.html
    http://products.mizuno.jp/c/category/tennis/racket
     
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  28. Roger Wawrinka

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    Wow, hope they start selling more prostock racquets to the public more often.
     
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  29. Roger Wawrinka

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    Sorry double post
     
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  30. 3fees

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    This is typical wilson,,except they make exact copies and non-exact copies and sell them to the public.
     
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  31. JDMasFCK

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    Nice wouldn't mind picking one up :D
     
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  32. ChanceNguyen

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    This is typically how much racquets sell for in Japan.
     
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  33. PSC85

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    I was fortunate enough to grab a matched pair of STeam PRO Kei Spec. The spec felt just awesome as soon as I picked it up!
     
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  34. Mikeplaystenniss

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    :) had me laughing
     
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  35. omigod

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    Regular Wilson Steam Pro = ¥17,850 (on sale right now)
    K Spec ¥37,800

    Shut up and take my money!!

    What you can guess next is Kei will use a new PJ in 2014.
     
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  36. heninfan99

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    Looks great but too pricey.
     
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  37. Phantasm

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    Wilson's in Japan so pricey. >_<

    Would love to try one of these out and see how it feels.
     
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  38. darklore009

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    if i ever bought this racket, i can say that i offically own kei's racket.
     
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  39. Overdrive

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    ^ But a waste of money. Would you ever play with it? Doubtful.

    Sure, owning pro racquets are cool, but they are basically show pieces.
     
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