Melzer's Stick = 3 brands in a year?

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  1. blackfrido

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    I noticed Jurgen Melzer in less than a year switched from Kneissl, to Head and from Head to Dunlop. Before Head he was using the Red Star painted in solid black.

    Any experts opinion in how heavy this stick become after all these paint jobs?

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  2. origmarm

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    I noticed this also. Surprised frankly, less by the initial switch as he went to black in between but more by the subsequent Head to Dunlop move.
     
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  3. Pro_Tour_630

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    I spoke with melzers coach, he said it is a dilema, he has been testing many frames and does not like any of them, it is more in is head( no pun intended) then the frames.
     
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    so I understand from your words that the Red Star is still working fine for his game.......
    do you know the specs on that Kneissl?
    BTW, you advised me about strings for the red couple of months ago (I guess that was last year). Never found any that suits right (at least for me, made a mistake of selling the sticks), but last week I bought another three frames to give a chance to the red beauty one more time!
     
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  5. nadal for number1

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    different company paintjobs... same stick underneath
     
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  6. Pro_Tour_630

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    ^^^ that is not true
     
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  7. Pro_Tour_630

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    he is using the actual new dunlop 4D 300 Tour, modified to his specs
     
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    hm.. has anyone else noticed that dunlop stencils seem to wear off faster the other companies? just a random thought..
     
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    I think it's cause the stencil sits right in the sweet spot on most racquets (unlike Head), also most of these pros have a poly setup to which paint does not adhere to well.
     
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    Melzer actually used the HEAD MG Prestige Pro.
     
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    Melzer most certainly did at one time use the MG Prestige Pro.
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    You should notice that the string pattern in Melzer's racquet here is 16x19.

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    You should be able to see the C.A.P System grommets in these two photo above and below.
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    yes, I can see those grommets different than the Red Stars and the string pattern too
     
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    331 mass
    33.15 balance
    337 Swing weight
    4D model, 27.5


    http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs.html

    He put around 25 grams of lead under bumper between 10-2

    VS babolat, tell us what you did with your 300 tour, and how it played. sounds familiar

    I know you like 32cm not sure you want to go 33cm

    I always thought that the 300 tour was on the short side, might wanna do something about length even if .25
     
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    Sounds like the typical Talk Tennis member!
     
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    The strange thing is that you would think he would do his "experimenting" behind closed doors or under a black PJ or something rather than having the full "sponsored" PJ and stencil each time. I imagine many pros at some point or other may go through this process but it's rarely "seen".
     
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  17. Pro_Tour_630

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    typical:confused:

    here he is at indian wells in march with the 300 tour 18X20

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    one month later he is in monaco with the 300 tour in open pattern for more spin on clay,

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    at the pilot pen last year he had the blacked out redstar.

    He likes playing with two different string patterns depending on surface.
     
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    a pro should not be switching rackets like that. how can you get your rhythem and confidence?
     
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  20. CANADIAN763

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    You are really questioning a pro's choice of racket? They know what is best for their games and what they like in their racket.
     
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    .............
     
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  22. l_gonzalez

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    IT's definitely not normal to switch so frequently...
     
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  23. blackfrido

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    it's not, but this guy is still ranking pretty high;
    Current South African Airways ATP Ranking: 31
    Current ATP Doubles Ranking: 55
     
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  24. blackfrido

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    PT,
    I was trying to look back your posts in how you customized your Red Star but I couldn't find any.
    How you mind sharing your experiences again? thanks
     
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