nike courtbalistics question

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  1. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

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    i noticed that the onces that nadal actual wears have a massive tounge, i have a few pairs of courtballistics and the tounge is pretty small on them and i always thought that if it was thicker and bigger like the ones nadal wears they would add more padding to the top of the shoe and be a lot more comfy....any reason why they are differnet?
    i also like my 2.3´s vs my 3.3 and i think the design is better and more snug on the older ones although the 3.3 are still super comfy and i prefer the colors of the new models
     
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  2. nicolaisidek

    nicolaisidek Semi-Pro

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    NADAL - #1. Nike's top pet now. Just like Fed. PLAYER EXCLUSIVE SHOES. Made according to what they want. 'Nuff said. They never used retail shoes...

    Nadal's 3.3 has a different sole, tongue, non-exposed air max inwards etc etc...
     
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  3. anhuynh16

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    wht do you mean by the non-exposed air max inwards
     
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  4. THAAS909

    THAAS909 Rookie

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    He means the airmax isnt the same technology.. as its the whole shoe.. its not even really a 3.3 its made to his likings based off of the 3.3 so its custom. the 3.3 is just what he promotes
     
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  5. nicolaisidek

    nicolaisidek Semi-Pro

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    I don't know how to describe the 'other side' of shoes. My bad. If you look at Nadal's AirMax, it's not entirely exposed as retail. Also, he uses 2.3 soles.
     
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  6. rbun1

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    I think that the retail CB is different because pro players might want to custom everything from racquets to shoes because of several reasons, for example, don't you think that retail CB is actually a bit heavier compare to Vapor or Barricade? maybe that is the reason why Nadal's CB is different as he wants to custom his shoes into lightweight so he can run faster. Hence, when his shoes got damaged, there will be a bigger hole than the retail one as the retail CB is thicker.. But first of all, it also depends on how we PLAY! if we play like Nadal or Monfils or we like to slide, it will give heavier burden on the shoes which can make a big hole either.. If we play like Fed or just normal running, the hole wouldn't be that big.. So sometimes it might also depends on our playing style.. My friend had the shoe's hole problem, he always slides while playing tennis and all of his shoes have holes in less than 3months for each shoe, he got Vapor, CB and Babolat Propulse, but his CB has the smallest hole, so I think CB is very thick and it reduces the risk of having a big hole compare to other shoes..
     
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