Nishikori's Racquet

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  1. Nishitennis

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    In 2008、Wilson Japan sold 3000 Kei Spec [K]Tour 95 Racquets, only for Japan.
    The spec was
    Weight:313g unstrung (288 for Normal)
    Balance Point: 345mm (340 for Normal)
    Length:27.25inch
    22mm Flat Beam
    Comes with a Kei's Logo and a stretched grip by Nishikori's request

    In 2009, he injured his elbow, and I heard that he changed the spec.
    Then, in 2011 Swiss Indors, he switched to a STeam Pro, which is only sold in Japan. The story Wilson Japan gave was that he requested for more Basalt Fibers to be added. When he got a test racquet, he loved it, and requested to Wilson if he could use it immediately.
    The spec of Steam Pro is
    Weight:309g unstrung
    Balance Point: 325mm
    Length:27.25inch
    22mm Flat Beam
    The shape of the racket is completely same as Tour BLX 95 or [K]Tour 95, and it is not a limited production, but only sold in Japan
    Also, Wilson Japan sells a Steam95, which is completely same spec as Tour BLX 95.
    Then, in 2012 June, Wilson Japan sold a STeam Pro with Kei Spec for 700racquets. This seems to be what Nishikori uses right now.
    STeam Pro with Kei Spec
    Weight:318g unstrung
    Balance Point: 320mm
    Length:27.25inch
    22mm Flat Beam
    Comes with a Kei's Logo and a stretched grip by Nishikori's request, and replacement Grip is little bit harder than Comfort Hybrid.
    However, I am little unsure about what Wilson told to Japan. What they says seem to be logical, but isn't the STeam Pro just a PJ for Tour BLX95?
     
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  2. nycoara

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    "C"

    lol

    All Kay's sticks made at "C"hicago.
    another top Wilson's players sticks too.

    But sticks that sale in Japan are mede in "C"hina.

    Are you want to buy Kay's limited version by over $400??
     
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  4. Nishitennis

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    Well, first of all, it's only sold in about $290, and it comes with 12 Overgrips with Kei's signature printed, Kei's Choice Premier II, which is Wilson Gut and Luxilon 4G Hybrid string, original key chain, and original racket bag.
    Second of all, other racquets are sold in about $230.
    How do you like that?
     
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  7. zapvor

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    so i strung nishikoris rackets this week. pretty darn cool.
     
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    doesnt kei have the updated steam pj now?
     
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    Kei spec racquets have pretty much even balance and has plow through like traditional old school graphites despite the modern day light weight of 318 grams unstrung.
     
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  10. zapvor

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    it might have been his old ones. another player is using them
     
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