Long lead on Del potro's racket

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  1. Buzzcow

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    Long lead on Del potro's racket!:shock:
     
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  2. jwbarrientos

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    Probably those mosnters forehand come from his racquet's weight
     
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    I really want to see his actual racquet specs.
     
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    is it just me or that raquet is rounder than the stock ksixone tour?
     
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    it has nothing to do with the K6.1 tour, the PJ is not even Tour, but Matte k95.
    Underneath is the PSC6.1 18x20.
     
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  6. SChamp

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    Yes, it is much rounder than the K6.1 tour, but it's not the tour model so it makes sense. It's a K6.1 95. You can tell by the 18 x 20 string pattern.
     
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    woah..I just mine leaded up in a similar fashion (apdc). I guess my stringer knows a few things ;). Yes the strokes have a lot of weight with this setup.
     
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    that doesn't look like anymore lead than what any of the other pros use. Looks like your typical 1 or 2 layers of 6 or 6.5 inch lead at 3 and 9. Now take Sampras' racquet. Thats a lot of lead.
     
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    Yes agreed. This board has a ton of people posting about leading sticks that are just misinformed or do not know how to do it right. del potro's is done the right way. It was so much for me to wade through all the misinfo here, that I just paid a professional to do it so I could learn.
     
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    Yes i agree with you too. The pros that you see with lead under the bumper is because their contract says that they cannot have lead SHOWING on the frame.
     
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    where exactly is the lead tape in the photo?
     
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    I think the consensus of opinion is we just don't know and you can take your pick from a lot of the different 6.1's.... oh and FWIW, he played the HPS 6.1 as a youngster.
     
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    One thing most of us know is that he is not playing with the K6.1 Tour...
     
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  15. Buzzcow

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    Seems Prostaff classic 6.1 18X20 with K Six one 95 Paintjob.
     
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  16. dr325i

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    I agree, just like the one I had not long ago...
     
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  18. spacediver

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    can someone show me where the lead tape is? I've been google imaging lead tape to try and see what it looks like on a racquet, but it's not very easy. If someone could just post a description of where it is on this particular photo, that would be very helpful.
     
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  19. Ross K

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    It doesn't prove or mean he's using this frame now but it's still interesting to see...

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    The young JM Del Potro with what looks like the HPS 6.1.

    R.
     
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    can someone please answer my question? It's driving me nuts.
     
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    at 3 & 9 oclock of the racquet head.
     
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  22. spacediver

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    thank you. I thought that might be it, but it looked like some plastic ridge or something that was part of the frame.

    I'm guessing he also weighted the grip to keep the head relatively light?
     
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  23. Buzzcow

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    See the yellow oval!
     
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    ah ok! Would never have seen that myself
     
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