New racket for Nadal for EVEN more spin!!!

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  1. Paullaconte1

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    I wonder if it is even possible and if that's true!
    I mean, how much more spin Rafa could put into these "unlucky balls"?
    (it's funny to read that Rafa disagrees with his uncle, but then he tries it...)

    http://www.tennistonic.com/view_tennisnews?nid=1762

    http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/190857.html

    Maybe this is just the answer to the new Graphene racket for the Djoker.

    I wonder what Wilson is going to do now? I think they should do a racket to cope with the topspin on your backhand. That would be a nice answer to Babolat and Federer would be happy about that ;-)

    ... well, if it works...
     
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  2. slowfox

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    Haha, there's even a chip in the racquet to collect data...:?
     
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  3. sureshs

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    It seems to be Bab's answer to the Steam 99S
     
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  4. Clarky21

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    Oh, boy more spin. He needs more DEPTH not more spin.
     
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  5. Bartelby

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    The racquet's probably the one that's just been released and the chip is the one that has been announced for a year but is not likely to be released before the second half of the year.
     
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  6. davced1

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    Maybe he will have a new PJ but not switch racquet. This is only marketing.
     
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  7. pvaudio

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    The term "chip" has become so meaningless ever since Head tried to pull that off. Does it really have some form of data acquisition, or does the black demo just have accelerometers in it? Obviously I'm skeptical because adding electronics, no matter how small, is going to be putting the frame design as secondary.
     
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  8. slowfox

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    When it does hit the market will there be a USB port so we can plug in and view our results? "What? Only 80 rpm's for me...?"
     
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  9. Tennis_Hands

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    1.10:MAY2012RENDEZ-VOUS@ROLAND-GARROS

    :lol:
     
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  10. pvaudio

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    The vid is obviously a year old, they're trying it in Feb 2012.
     
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  11. Tennis_Hands

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    Exactly.

    10chars
     
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  12. RF20Lennon

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    Is the ball going to fly out of the stadium after once bounce now?
     
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  13. sureshs

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    We are entering an era when everything, including construction material and our bodies, will have embedded sensors in them.
     
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  14. v-verb

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    HA! I thought so - I made a post about Nadal probably having tried the Steam 99S way back. So Babolat has made a Steam Fighter - interesting!
     
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  15. Cup8489

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    Old video... but new frame maybe?
     
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    Still won't fix his knees.
     
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  17. pvaudio

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    This I know, but you still need some way to transmit and read data. If it's doing the transmitting, then it also needs some sort of power source. Solar strip on the inside of the throat perhaps? Oh well.
     
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  18. ALL IN

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    Have you ever played tennis? Serious question......
     
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  19. always_crosscourt

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    Nadal is an incomplete spin player for me - he only has one wing (forehand) where he can get good spin. If he could hit a massively heavy ball off the backhand as well he'd not need to give up so much court trying to hit forehands way into his backhand corner. And then Djokovic's predictable DTL play would not be nearly so damaging.
     
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  20. President

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    Who is a complete spin player for you then? Bruguera?
     
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  21. ALL IN

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    If you had his forehand, you'd be running around your backhand all the time too. It's the right play based on the effectiveness of the shot. This doesn't make his backhand ineffective or bad. His rivalry with Djokovic entails more mental consistency rather than imposing certain patterns of play. They play the same patterns more or less, just execute more or less effectively depending on the day.
     
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  22. always_crosscourt

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    It's not the right shot if your opponent (Djokovic) has one of the best DTL backhands of all time, and has no problems handling the topspin off your forehand.

    But Nadal's lack of imagination means that he expects the same game-plan he tailor-made for beating Federer to work against everyone, regardless of their backhand. If Nadal faced someone with a world-class backhand against high balls, and no forehand, Nadal would... ... still try to break down their backhand with heavy spin. It's all he knows.

    And if I had Nadal's forehand, I'd still work damn hard to make sure my backhand could produce as much topspin as humanely possible so i could either hook people off the court or simply destroy their forehand or backhand with heavy spin from both wings without sacrificing my own positioning.
     
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  23. Speranza

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    Well if his camp seem to be adding more spin throughout his 8 month holiday, perhaps his racquet feels left out....
     
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  24. JRstriker12

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    A racket that produces so much spin that it de-wedgies Nadal's pants for him.

    Has to be some marketing BS for the new version of APD. Can't see him trying to come back and making a major racket change.
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    What the hell is a "complete" spin play in the first place? :confused:
     
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  26. amx13

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    The guy won't even change the way his water bottles are aligned on the court, you really think he is trying out new frames?
     
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  27. raging

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    No New Racquet For Rafa!

    No , Rafa only changes his paint job - The new racquet will be Pure Drive mold, coming out as part of the Play & Connect programme developed by Babolat over the last 2 years.
    First frames being distributed in September this year.
    It has nothing to do with more spin, more about computer feedback from racquet to player.
     
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  28. Cup8489

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    Well he has been out for 7+ months now... maybe he's made a switch and is trying to be as comfortable as possible with it?
     
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  29. TheCheese

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    Seriously. I doubt Nadal is going to change anything, especially when coming back from injury and trying to find his game.
     
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  30. Vlad_C

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    I've been saying for years that if there's anything that Nadal needs to change in his game, it's generating more spin. Thankfully he finally came to his senses.
     
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  31. Vlad_C

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    I'm guessing that a complete spin player is one that is completely obsessed with spin, and little else. :twisted:
     
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  32. Calor1

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    I'll get it if it has bluetooth.
    EVERYTHING is better with bluetooth..
     
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  33. ultradr

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    profile of frame around throat area looks different.
    if that's true, it will be hard to disguise with paint jobs.
     
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  34. tennis_badger

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    meh, its a bit too late, maybe a few years ago when roger is at the top and he's no 2.

    joker is the top dog atm and maybe uncle toni didn't realize that he got a very solid 2HBH?? no amount of spin can break it.
     
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  35. gavna

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    This is getting silly........there is no NEW stick for Rafa. He will be playing with the 2013 APD (PJ)

    The vid you are all looking at as mentioned is from the YouTube Play and Connect intro last winter.

    The fool at ESPN.UK clearly knows not what he is writing about....even the quote from "Unca Toni" are from last winter..............some of these posts here have been funny.
     
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  36. christo

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    Rafa needs to play and connect a drip feed to his ailing knee or we may never see him at a GS again, perish the thought:cry:
     
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  37. JRstriker12

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    Maybe a complete spin player hits the ball and it doesn't go anywhere, it just hovers in the air and spins.
     
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  38. Tropikal_Knights

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    For Pete's sake ......it will be the same racquet just a different paint job...........good marketing though....

    many dumb..... out there will buy it for some imaginary spin
     
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  39. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    There are a lot of idiots here, just roam over to the equipment sections and see how many people blame their equipment for not hitting this shot or that shot.

    That's like a basketball player b!tching about not hitting 3's, but can hit the mid-range jumpers because of some shoes.
     
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  40. Al Czervik

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    Lovemaking sessions?
     
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  41. Dimcorner

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    Battery life?
     
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  42. babyhagrid

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    Maybe RF needs Bluetooth in his PS90, stop him shanking.
     
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  43. cork_screw

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    The one with the chip is just a measuring device. The author of the thread shouldn't have put the two videos and together because it makes it look like he's using that black one. There won't be a chip in the racquet nadal is using.
     
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  44. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Naw he needs GPS on the racquet, so it can locate the ball and stop him from shanking.
     
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  45. babyhagrid

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    Damn, i wish i'd thought of that.
     
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