nadal's red string...

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by 10nisDude~, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. 10nisDude~

    10nisDude~ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    408
    hey wut string is nadal using here...this is in the beginning of the year i think

    nadals string...
     
    #1
  2. SFrazeur

    SFrazeur Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,478
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Looks like he's either testing out some experimental Babolat string or trying Tecnifibre's Red Code, which would be my guess, but the other is possible.

    -SF
     
    #2
  3. AlpineCadet

    AlpineCadet Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,649
    He hits so much spin, the balls bleed on his strings. ;(
     
    #3
  4. edit: Oops my mistake.

    Dunno, but the video was back in December. If he liked the string he probably would have used it at the Oz Open.
     
    #4
  5. _mats_

    _mats_ Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    295
    Location:
    PNW
    dont know, but interesting to hear him speaking catalonian instead
     
    #5
  6. Eric89

    Eric89 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    I bet he was on Talk Tennis and decided he wanted to try some Pro Supex Big Ace out!
     
    #6
  7. Ljubicic for number1

    Ljubicic for number1 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Messages:
    2,172
    Location:
    Home Of The Socceroos
    Uncle Tony was using the red string during their hit ups at the open.
     
    #7
  8. baseliner87

    baseliner87 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    347
    yeah i noticed that aswell.
     
    #8
  9. Babb

    Babb Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,447
    Location:
    Now down to 4 feet behind the baseline.
    I called him up and told him how awesome Big Ace is. ;)
     
    #9
  10. bluescreen

    bluescreen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,636
    nice find man, pretty cool seeing nadal rockin' some red string. my guess is some experimental new babolat string.
     
    #10
  11. THSBOI

    THSBOI Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    200
    Location:
    Hayward CA, 94544
    Ohh it would be nice if babolat came out with red strings or green
     
    #11
  12. BluDiamond

    BluDiamond Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    652
    looks pretty cool on the aero drive!!! i wonder what it is though? how many pros use redcode??
     
    #12
  13. cujays

    cujays Professional

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,195
    john isner does on his o3 white
     
    #13
  14. chiapants226

    chiapants226 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    melbourne, australia
    tipsarevic uses it in a hybrid with x-1 biphase. has red code in the mains.
     
    #14
  15. saram

    saram Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,371
    #15
  16. nadalfan!

    nadalfan! Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,435
    Well, if their babolat strings or not, they are awesome looking. It rocks with aeropro drive. But if they're new strings I wanna try 'em out. :D
     
    #16
  17. TsongaBonga

    TsongaBonga Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    213
    looooks like a technifibre string
     
    #17
  18. Eric89

    Eric89 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    lol ^^^^ how can you tell? because they are red?
     
    #18
  19. bluescreen

    bluescreen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,636
    that seems to be the general assumption. there arent that many other popular red polys out there, but i dont think its technifibre cuz i figure nadal would stick with babolat.
     
    #19
  20. IanRichardson

    IanRichardson Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    482
    thats what his non match strings look like. They are actually pro redcode pj'd to look like babolat pro hurricane tour for the matches.

    (note the sarcasm)

    If i had to guess i would say it is some type of babolat string in development. I think babolat is pretty good to him so I doubt he would switch strings.
     
    #20
  21. Leelord337

    Leelord337 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,911
    Location:
    univ houston courts
    OMG who is that as your avatar? thats CRAZY
     
    #21
  22. Rafanatic

    Rafanatic Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    I wonder to.
     
    #22
  23. PurePrestige

    PurePrestige Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Messages:
    516
    Oh well, one of two things.
    Its redcode or pro supex big ace, because they are just about the only good polys that come in red. So he might be looking for a new string over his cheap 15L duralast...we might see nadal get even better, yikes.
    OR, Babolat wants him to advertise the Aeropro Storm so they are trying to make Duralast in a Red color so Nadals racket and strings match color.
    Sounds far fetched, but I bet aesthetics are important to Nadal, look at how he dresses hah.
     
    #23
  24. Lloyd Barcenilla

    Lloyd Barcenilla Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    Sorry, not sure about the string.

    But i know one thing : It looks damn hot
     
    #24
  25. 10nisDude~

    10nisDude~ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    408
    hey someone shud speak to a babolat rep...it wud be nice too find out wut he is really using...
     
    #25
  26. rodtennis3

    rodtennis3 New User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Miami
    hes using the tecnifibre red code for sure
     
    #26
  27. nadalfan!

    nadalfan! Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,435
    Yeah, someone should ask a Babolat Rep. This would definately help. You know to clear things up. :D
     
    #27
  28. ace55

    ace55 New User

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9
    it must be red code
     
    #28
  29. p3k

    p3k Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    404
    the color is far from red code...to me it looks like pro line 1 or something new...
     
    #29
  30. flyer

    flyer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,065
    Yeah I'd have to agree with you...does his contract even allow him to use anything other than Babolat strings?
     
    #30
  31. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    As long as everyone thinks he is using Babolat strings I don't think they care. Like he uses duralast, but is always advertised as using pro hurricane tour.
     
    #31
  32. miniRafa386

    miniRafa386 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,689
    i think its a red version of his string. people think he uses pht, but he has something more like duralast in it, due to the translucent color. the red strings were clear, so thats what i assume
     
    #32
  33. BluDiamond

    BluDiamond Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    652
    has anyone asked a Babolat rep regarding this video?? It would be interesting to see what they have to say (providing they don't ignore the question)!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
    #33
  34. tarie

    tarie Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    258
    Location:
    Rome
    He do use durlast,100% sure.
     
    #34
  35. 10nisDude~

    10nisDude~ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    408
    No one has yet to talk to a rep....mmm lets go guys...sry if i sound demanding...maybe its a kool new string from Babs...
     
    #35
  36. Rafanatic

    Rafanatic Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    they are duralastic
     
    #36
  37. bsandy

    bsandy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,990
    Since he doesn't use Pro Hurricane Tour, it's even funnier.

    . . . Bud
     
    #37
  38. racingdad23

    racingdad23 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    Sooner Land
    Not the same shade as Redcode. Looks more like Big Ace (red) in color but probably more than likely an accidental sneak preview of soon to be released string by Babolat in red.
     
    #38
  39. Alexio92

    Alexio92 Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,120
    Red Version of tecnifibre x - 1 biphase? Thats not poly though
     
    #39
  40. racingdad23

    racingdad23 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    Sooner Land
    Apparently Babolat has "no knowledge" of him switching or using "any" type of red string.
     
    #40
  41. Rafanatic

    Rafanatic Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    294
    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    He probably was just testing them. I see Tio Toni using them. Maybe he told Rafa to try them.
     
    #41
  42. AlpineCadet

    AlpineCadet Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,649
    Are you guys going to police what he uses? How old is that video anyway?
     
    #42
  43. 2ndserve642

    2ndserve642 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    415
    Location:
    NY
    off topic but how do u make ur avatar i cant firgure it out

    on topick preety sure those are x 1s
     
    #43
  44. sabi

    sabi Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    153
    My string guess would be Kirschbaum's new pro line strings. Unlike Red Code or the red Bi-phase, the pro line strings are translucent and Nadal's yellow strings have a translucent look to. I'm guessing he has been using a Kirschbaum and so was trying the new Kirschbaum.
     
    #44
  45. THSBOI

    THSBOI Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    200
    Location:
    Hayward CA, 94544
    That would be nice =] but red + yellow is ugly -.-
     
    #45
  46. BluDiamond

    BluDiamond Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    652
    someone needs to show babolat the video!!!!!
     
    #46
  47. AlpineCadet

    AlpineCadet Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,649
    Why do I suddenly feel like eating heavily seasoned almonds?
     
    #47
  48. 10nisDude~

    10nisDude~ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    408
    the video was at the beginning of the 2008 year or end of 2007...
     
    #48
  49. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    23,292
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    he is never going to switch, he is very particular
     
    #49
  50. Morrissey

    Morrissey Guest

    He's using either Technifibre Pro Red Code or Kirschbaum Red Line I or II. I don't think Babolat is testing any red strings. He probably testing some other polys similar to his Duralast during practice sessions but goes back to the reliable Duralast during matches. He's probably on the market for new strings.
     
    #50

Share This Page