No1e's Racquet

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Fabfed, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Fuji

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    Don't forget Djoker is using a prostock that starts out extremely light so it shouldn't be a problem for them to spec it out to whatever he uses without much issue of odd hotspots. :)

    -Fuji
     
  2. DannyJK

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    He may well do, I was just stating my findings for anyone who wants to feel a what a truely beautiful racquet feels like once specd like Djokos.

    but.... if you're not used to a rather heavy racquet, your timing will be messed up for a lil bit and your arm will become fatigued faster, but if one endures it will make you stronger and give you more endurance......and give you a lil bit of a different play style because you dont have to force shots so much.....once the racquet starts its swing path it will do some nice work pretty much by itself. and MOSTLY the mass truely cushions and attenuates alot of dirty vibrations.....tennis elbow no mo, well unless you string really tight with a poly or something similar.

    I believe im quite right about the LM rad because I see very similar ball physics to on screen djoko shots, not kidding.

    anyways just thought id give my 2 cents to help other peeps because its christmas and everyone deserves a shot with playing with a magic wand like this.

    You know what I wish, I wish all players had to play with one type of racquet......then it would be totally down to the individual on how good he or she is.

    I still believe Feds racquet is the best ever, but those secrets will prob die with him, well maybe not that, but they'll be kept within a tight circle.
     
  3. AverageJoe

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    Tell me then how you explain the difference in flex between LM Rad MP and Novak's current stick (RA 64 v. 60)
     
  4. DannyJK

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    say the magic word and I may do so.
     
  5. dr325i

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    Whatever man, it is the MG Radical MP mold.
    The weight and layup are done for him...
     
  6. NikeUp

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    It's the LM mold without the ridges. I practice with someone who uses Novak's rackets. With the same layup as Novak. I can take some photo's when i'm back training.
     
  7. dr325i

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    We have plenty of pictures and it is obvious what it is...
     
  8. vsbabolat

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    LM Radical MP Mold with out the Ridges is the same mold as the Ti.Radical MP, i.Radical MP, and the MG Radical Mold.
     
  9. NikeUp

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    Yes, but under the black and white paint is the actual orange paint from the LM Radical.
     
  10. dr325i

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    Why would they paint the specially made, non-ridges racket into the old paint first, then paint over with the speed stuff???
    LM PJ seized to exist many years ago...
     
  11. vsbabolat

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    That I'd like to see.
     
  12. NikeUp

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    I wouldn't make it up for the sake of it. I'm normally on the mark with my info. I practice with Marko (his brother). Who incidently uses the Wilson Blade pj at the moment. But a friend of ours uses Novak's rackets from the Ausy open and hasn't changed the layup. From the wear at the top you can see the orange.
     
  13. vsbabolat

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  14. DannyJK

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    this is what i believe.
     
  15. AlpineCadet

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    I normally have a 1hbh but as soon as I picked up the authentic Nole frame I became jollyroger and joeldalilama. Forget Djoker, Im TTW CERTIFIED 5.0....... :0)
     
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  17. dgoran

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    So no more lead at 2and10 looks like
     
  18. dr325i

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    Under the grommets?
     
  19. vsbabolat

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    Yes, I apologize for doubting you . I have seen orange under the paint. I tend to think it's because his frames are twintube and then painted over. That is my theory only to explain why it's orange under the paint and the blue primer.
     
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  21. AYone

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    Any idea what tension Novak uses for each string? Sorry if it's in here somewhere. A lot of back reading. Thanks. I have the older Speed w/ a full bed of gut. Want to try the authentic Novak set up next time around.
     
  22. darklore009

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    Babolat vs in the mains and lux alu power in the crosses. Its on the string in the first page of the thread.
     
  23. AYone

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    The tension is on the string?
     
  24. darklore009

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    62 ibs for gut and 60ibs for lux. i could be wrong. for sure he set it higher than the others
     
  25. AYone

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    Thanks man. I probably won't go that stiff, but going to try the combo after I wear out my current set up.
     
  26. basso

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    i have a picture of i.radical mp without pallets


    the code is H22133A, so the mold code is 133A,
    the MG radical is TGK231

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Power Player

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    question for VSB.

    Is the Liquidmetal Rad you can buy on TW the same as the originals?

    What I mean is there are rumors that the MG rads and LM rads on sale now are lesser remake versions of the originals and don't have the same feel.
     
  28. Doubles

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    The LM Radicals you can get on TW now are Chinese made as opposed to the Czech made ones from before. They still play well, but will feel different than those made during the initially run of the rackets.
     
  29. Power Player

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    cool..thats what I thought..bummer.
     
  30. Doubles

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    It's not bad by any means. I used to play with the MG Radical and I loved it. I've also hit with Chinese LM Radicals and Instincts as well as Czech Radicals and Instincts. While I liked the feel slightly more in the Czech versions, that alone didn't make a noticeable difference in my play.
     
  31. vsbabolat

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    thanks,

    i agree with you: i.radical, Lm, Mg are look the same,

    but about the codes:

    H22057A - Pt57a - TK57 for pro tour 630
    H22057E - PT57e - T57e for i.prestige
    H22010 - Pt10 - TK10 for p.classic
    H22161 - Pt161 - Lm instinct

    H22 - is made in austria,
    other 3/4 numbers are mold number, isn't it?
     
  33. kkm

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    Does the blue not look like the backing of the lead tape?
     
  34. DownTheLineWith90

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    There's no YouTek in his racket.
     
  36. vsbabolat

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  37. DownTheLineWith90

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    Right, I completely forgot that he uses a MG Rad. mold..
     
  38. jimbo333

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    VSB you are correct on here 99.9% of the time, but not this time unfortunately.

    The MG Rad MP is a slightly different mold to the others you mentioned, the beam narrows at the bottom of the hoop (just above the throat) compared to the others, which are constant beam width all the way around the hoop.

    Djokovic is using the LM Rad MP mold (without the ridges).
     
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  39. vsbabolat

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    Have I got a later version then? I got it 3 years ago. Are there 2 versions (molds) of this racket?
     
  41. vsbabolat

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    It is not straight beam though right at the bottom of the hoop, where it narrows only at the throat. If you looked at the top of the racket down towards the throat, it is clear!
     
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    Yes probably, anyway it is different (narrows) compared to the LM Rad MP!

    Which makes them a different mold, if only slightly, and novak is using the version that doesn't narrow!
     
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    Nope they don't, so Novak is using the LM Rad MP, Ti Rad MP, i Rad MP mold.

    (But not the MG Rad MP as that is slightly different).
     
  47. brucie

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    BRILLIANT PHOTO'S THANKS!
     
  48. headinator

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    lets talk about the string job on Noles racket which is really special in my opinion. The 1st cross knot is thru the 10th grommet hole on top. Thru this hole the 2nd cross string comes thru? How does this work? And the tie off knot of the last cross is thru the 12th hole on bottom? Normally a small diameter grommet for only 1 string ??
     
  49. prostaff junkie

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    Perhaps the grommet (and drill hole) has been widened?
     
  50. DannyJK

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    Just checked my LM rad against MG, think you are right about the bridge.....does seem slightly narrower.

    Anyone checked out the new Graphene model LOL......honestly, how do they get away with it......
     

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