Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by MikeCrowChip, Jul 30, 2008.
...interesting change of racquets.
you beat me. i thought i was seeing things. apparently not. anybody knows what her new set up is?
Someone posted this on a different thread
Anyone have any pics? Or a link to watch the match?
I think speedport black is superior racket anyhow.
i wonder if she's using say pink color inserts... i wish i had the tennis channel!
nope regular black
i can't imagine her using something so "dull" no offense to the black... but maria not using the white is weird
Where is Maria using the speedport black exactly ?? what tournament ??
Roger's cup in Montreal
I think tennis channel is going to show Maria in about 30 minutes so we will see.
Anyone got pictures?
thats a real sp black??
Search gettyimages yourselves.
is it me or am i seeing red strings in that?
Doesn't look like a real one.
the holes look big to me
If you look at the picture above and count the holes on the insides in the light gray area, going from left to right, there are six square holes and then two dots on the right. If you go back and look at TW's pictures of the speedport black, the gray area has one dot on the left and then six squares holes and then one dot on the right. If you look at the speedport black longbody pictures, it has the same configuration as the one Maria is holding above, six holes and then 2 dots on the right.
I would venture a guess that it is a speedport black longbody, not a standard. It would make sense, since she plays an extended length anyways.
yeah most likely the new babolat polys the R200C
Can anyone post pics of TW's pictures of the sp black and sp black lb on the inside of the hoop? I am not sure how to do that, it would be easier to see from pictures than reading my gibberish above.
i thought she was still using the 03 White not the speedport whites?
Guess I am wrong....
REGULAR SP BLACK PICS:
SP BLACK LB PICS:
SHARAPOVA's SP BLACK PICS:
Well... The fact that Sharapova swithed to SP Black is strange... really strange... She was playing with SP White Pro before! In Moscow '07. Maybe as in Moscow, Maria will be playing Speedport Black just for one match ;P
What string is Sharapova using for the crosses, any clue? (assuming that the mains are the new Babolat R200C)
most likely babolat vs gut in the cross or prince natural gut. But i definitely feel its babolat vs gut.
She looked awful with the new racquet. She had so many errors the other night. She tore some tendons in her right shoulder and has withdrawn from this tournament and The Olympics...might have something to do with her switch?
i dont think so she switched so her racket will help with the arm i think.
I didn't see that coming..
I don't know what is so good about the speedport black racquet?
I think it's way too powerful.
I've been seeing some top juniors hitting with it but I really think that they will find themselves overhitting, but power is good for Sharapova since she uses her right hand instead of her natural left.
Also I really don't think that the racquets had to do anything with her shoulder.
I think it was the strings, because she must have to put an extremely high tension on her prince racquet.
I know this because I used a prince 03 white and I had to string it like wood to get any control and it hurt my arm.
If you use low tension on a prince frame you get WAY too much power.
Knowing the power she posseses it was probably the high tension strain on her shoulder when she served from that prince racquet.
IS that the regular length version or the extra long version ?? and the speedports look same to me as the real one.
did maria ever swotch to the speedport white???
i thought she just stuck with the o3
she tried it 1 time and didnt like it
And I played with the SP Black and had to string it as tight as possible otherwise it was too much power. But even after doing that, I still felt the racket lacked a certain aspect of control and balls still flew!
quite a couple of one liner posts you got there
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