Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by K.O.S., Sep 6, 2004.
What is Kiefer actually using in the Open. It has an 18 x 20 pattern?
Well, he used the Pro Staff surge before US open. He has changed to a nCode rackert, wich a lot of Wilson pro's has been doing lately.
Keifer didn't change rackets.
FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE THAT DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THIS, 95% OF ALL THE PROS CURRENTLY PLAYING WILL RETIRE WITH THE SAME FRAME THEY ARE NOW USING!!!
THEY DON'T CHANGE RACKETS!
There are ZERO men in the top 100 using an actual NCode racket.
As far as Keifer goes, I don't know what he is using.
Kiefer is not using an nCode. Again, his racquet has already been discussed in a number of threads. Feel free to scroll down the page and read them.
Agree 100% with HeavyBall...
Yes ! it is weird that racket companies try to pull that crap about how world class players "dropped" the frame they achieved all their wins with for the "latest" offering . its embarasiing .
You mean a lot of pros have been getting their old racquets painted to look like nCodes recently.
Kiefer uses the nCode, period. That is confirmed, he called me last night and asked me to tell you to cut the crap talking about him using a paintjob
This subject has been posted and reviewed many times. When Kiefer and the Bryan twins were in Memphis last spring they all played with what appeared to be Surge's. From courtside it was clearly clear that the frames were HPS 6.1's with a Surge paint job. For all we know the real racquet could be a original 6.1 with a paint job.
Obviously no two players are alike and most on this board are not on or close to the class that the pros are. Although for me I just happen to be a ATP Touring pro trapped in a 4.5 body! Do not be fooled into buying what the pros are using on TV. If you care about what you play with and value the money you spend DEMO before you buy. Folks, me included can write about how great their racket works for them. None of those opinions IMHO should matter much to those in the market for a new stick. With that said I have written this to try to save some of you the from same grief I have suffered and had to learn from the hard way.
Lastly, A friend of mine and a fine 4.5 player at that just switched to the N-Code sixOne and loves it.
Excellent point. I"m pretty sure Kiefer is using a 6.1 or something with a number. If I see him anywhere next year I'll try to remember to ask him. It's not an nCode. One of the guys on tour told me he doesn't think anyone is really using one.
That's wierd. My censored word is "courtside". Hmm?
Court-side is a censored word? I had to use the hyphen to slip this one past the monitor.
Oh..I get it, so when someone claims a player is using X racquet, it's easily dismissed..since you know, Pro's are sensitive players and can't change a racquet for their lives. But when it's asking for proof of a paintjob, it's all "WELL DUH, PRO'S GOT TO BE USING THE SAME..WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE IT? DUH?!"
If you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's a paintjob, then by all means, do it, and put this discussion to an end. But I have heard claims that Federer himself says that he uses an NCode. Hard to believe?
Whatever. Read my post again Mr. Prove It. 6.1, Prince, Babolat, RDX who cares exactly who is using what. Like HeavyBall said 95% of the touring pros use painted racquets.
I think the burden of proof is on you. Prove to us with better evidence than your hear-say RF info.
By the way, I have heard claims that John Kerry himself is telling the truth. Hard to believe? Now do you get my point?
heheh! Yes, i guess that will be more correct to say! Well, Wilson has to market their new rackert concept some how. So what better way then to repaint the pros rackerts. hehe. 8)
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