Kimiko Date-Krumm's racquet(with pics) in Taiwan OEC cup!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by andersonho, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. andersonho

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    as title. Kimiko's racquet.

    i think its 28inch,grip no.2(and the bottom of the handle is bigger)

    leather grip+white yonex overgrip

    385g!!!!!!! strung weight (without overgrip)

    vs GUT 135mm, with 6 power pads

    65 lbs in the main, 62 lbs in the cross

    here are the pics

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  2. andersonho

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  3. nn

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    wow 385.. for women in her late 30
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    41 actually, all the more impressive.
     
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    Nice pics! Thanks!
     
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  6. rdis10093

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    thanks for the pics.
     
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  7. dr325i

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    it also appears to be cracked in the throat?
     
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  8. Kenny022593

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    Where do you see a crack?

    and, is any lead visible?
     
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  9. Jules

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    Left side of the bridge...
     
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    That is really some old school specs.
     
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    Panerai?.....
     
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  13. USERNAME

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    She. Is. AWESOME!
     
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  14. Sinner

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    Thanks for posting the ginormous, detailed pics.

    If you Youtube her bagcheck video, she also mentioned that her racquet was very heavy and weighed 380+ grams.

    I wonder what the balance is. Lol, I can't imagine playing with a sledgehammer...
     
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    Yonex technicians make their rackets to spec in the factory for their pro players.
     
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  16. Pocky

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    It's no ordinary leather grip, it's a YONEX leather grip

    Anyone know where to pick one up?
     
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  17. martin

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    It the swingweight was 385 it would be impressive but weight doesn't say that much.
     
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  18. bruintennis

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    Don't think they sell them to retail customers.
     
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  19. Lambsscroll

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    I thought I would bump this cause its kinda cool.
     
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  20. racertempo

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    And she is still using that SFit racquet which Yonex is no longer making in production.
     
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  21. martini1

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    They are still available in Japan (proof on the jp site).
     
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  22. racertempo

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    Her Model of the SFit was never available for sale in the US, although it was close in specifications to the SFit-3. My point was that Yonex is no longer selling the SFit in the US market and has not been for almost a year now, funny that she is still playing that technology. She also had it strung "for comfort" which surprised me as well.
     
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  23. syke

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    They do. Using them on my Yonexs.
     
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  24. martini1

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    Not the first time a Japanese co. pays more attention in their home market. And you never know what pj she is really using. Kimiko Date also got much more following in Japan. Nothing wrong with that sales strategy.
     
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  25. Povl Carstensen

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    I think they said 42 on Eurosport the other day? And she looks very fit.
     
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