Maria Sharapova should change her racket

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by birmingham, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. birmingham

    birmingham New User

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    Maria should change her current head stick. you would notice the racket doesn't have kill and Pop and powerless.. maybe she can use what Djokovic is currently using!




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  2. roundiesee

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    I'm not too sure about this, but isn't she using something similar to what Nole is using? Ie, the Speed MP mold? Perhaps vsbabolat can chime in
     
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  3. Bartelby

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    VS already has: its the radical pro.
     
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  4. Princeofwails

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    I was watching the Sharapova Petkovic match just now. Sharapova is definitely not using the racket listed on this site, the colors are not even close.

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  6. Princeofwails

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    not to beat a dead horse, but I cannot find a racket in the Head lineup that looks even close to this picture.
     
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  7. ollinger

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    Spoiler Alert

    It's a knee-jerk reaction on this board to change racquets at the slightest sign of difficulty. Shriek won 13 of the last 15 games today against a very hot player, Petkovic, so maybe the racquet can work for her.
     
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  8. Princeofwails

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  9. JoelDali

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    Perhaps the PJ, cosmetics, and design are still in development guys. You really wanna play with Maria's stick or what?
     
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  10. baseline_monster

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    Threads like this make me want to go up to a brick wall and constantly bang my head against it!!!
     
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  11. Princeofwails

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    So when exactly is it "okay" to post some information for others to see?
     
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  12. vsbabolat

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    Don't worry. It is a YT Radical Pro painted black. HEAD has it painted black because they don't want Sharapova associated with anything until the new racquet line they are developing comes out.
     
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  13. baseline_monster

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    Because it is a stupid and silly thread. Its like saying that you know better than her. She did not go out of her way to break a lucrative contract with Prince to go to Head for the sake of it, she obviously likes the stick and feels comfortable with it. If the question was "Maria is not hitting as well, not enough power or depth etc" I would agree, as its not blaming the racket. I dare anyone to argue against my point!
     
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  14. li0scc0

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    Wait...Maria has been crushing the ball, her problem has not been power, but keeping the ball in the court.
     
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  15. stringertom

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    Her Problem: the 8-inch wide court!

    Her problem: nearly 80 unforced errors vs. a journeywoman player with no weapons (15 winners in more than 30 games??). It ain't the stick, it's the lack of mental steadiness to come out of the gate, put a boot on the enemy's throat and crush the life out of them. If she starts slow (see Dulgheru & Petkovic matches) in the final she's toast.
     
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  16. eleventeenth street

    eleventeenth street Semi-Pro

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    novak has never used the speed mp mold. his racquet is too oval. looks more like a radical
     
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  17. sruckauf

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    Maria Sharapova should change her hair scrunchie
     
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  18. baseline_monster

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    She should change her undies, heard it stinks where ever she is!
     
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  19. Djokolate

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    Was she using the Rad Pro at the French, too?
     
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  20. roundiesee

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    Yes, you're right; I recently heard that the closest mold to Novak's stick is the MicroGel Radical MP, though the lay-up is completely different to the retail version
     
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  21. vsbabolat

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    Yes, but she was not yet under contract with HEAD at that point. Here she is at last years 2010 French Open:
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