Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Fabfed, Jul 16, 2011.
I'm so jealous, it's not even funny...
Weighed the BLX90 again, still 364g..
post a thread about rafas only
Will post the balance for Nole's racquet as soon as I receive my new balance board. Sorry, but I probably won't be measuring the SW. But swinging all 3 racquets a number of times, Nole and Rog's racquets feel pretty heavy, while Rafa's is noticeably lighter..
Once you have the balance, if you have an iPhone, use the swingtool app.
Yes, there is a swingtool app that would make it easiest if you are up for it.
Or you couldtake a video of the racquets swinging and others can calculate themselves from that
Pleaseeeeee get the SW in all 3 raquectsssssssssss.....
FabFed- is THAT dude:shock:
364 grams = 12.8397221 ounces??? Wow, that seems really heavy.
Sorry if you already posted this, but what's the weight of Rafa's stick?
Great work, it appears the static is the same as Greg Raven's from a few years back at 359g. Now the balance should be interesting with all that lead at 3/9. Old balance was 32cm.
whats the length of the lead tape?
and can you tell if its gamma 1/2 gram or 1/4 gram tape?
Looks like 1/4 inch if you compare it to the lead tape on the inside of the hoop.
i thought it might be 1/2 split in half
Fabfed, can you do this with Nole's racquet? It is non invasive...
When will you get ahold of a Murray racket?
Soon, i will make him a good offer ;-)
ps: nice pictures Fabfed, keep up the good work, much appreciated!
does murray use a TGK?
I think that Murray uses a PT57a.
So ND is doing what many Head players do with their capped prestiges and so on, lead around the top of the whole hoop; which of course he can;t have because of no capped grommets on his frame.
I would guess, my racquet has lead underneath the full length of the bumper and that comes to 6g of 1/4 inch tape (24 inches.) So I would guess he has around 5g up there (assuming it's one layer) and then the lead on the inside would be another 10-15 grams. Really interesting setup.
You can see from the BLX/Aero/Speed comparison pic that ND is a tad under 100 sq inches.
Amazing images as always Fab, fantastic stuff!
What do you guys make of this pic:
Andy Murray uses the Head YOUTEK Radical Pro. Here's the link: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=AMURRAY
Search "Pro Stock" on either here or go to the string forums, and you'll quickly learn that almost no pro's actually use the stick they endorse. It's all a matter of paint jobs and what rackets they like. A lot of Head Pro's, use Pro Stock rackets that are identified by code, and they have custom flex, string pattern, length, etc etc.
No he doesn't. He cannot use a Radical Pro, as you cannot put CAP grommets on a Radical Pro. Andy has CAP grommets on his racquet. He is not using a Radical Pro.
Repeat, he is using a paintjob of a Radical Pro. Not the Radical Pro. A paintjob of it.
I believe he uses a PT57A with a 16x19 pattern, but don't quote me on that one.
I know, his collection is just amazing. Fabfed, you should try to obtain Nadal's shoes so you can complete the collection of the Big Three.
And Novak is using the Retail Speed 315...
Ah, wait, the OP showed us something different...
Murray's frame only has the paint scheme and string pattern in common with the Radical Pro, the rest is totally different. As people mentioned, it is the PT57A with a 16x19 pattern.
Anyway, who cares about Murray, this thread is about the Champ!
Am i the only one who picked up on this...?
Fafed, this is an excellent idea methinks. You could compare all 3 racquets and of course compare with the retail versions!
But he already posted the proper balance for Fed's and Nadal's racquets. If he posts the precise balance for Djokovic's as well what's the point of that "non exact" study when you'll have exact, measured balance ??
Also...it's pretty clear from other reports that it will be pretty close to Federer's balance...(i.e. somewhere @ 32 to 32.5-ish cm).
Thanks again for the pics fabfed...
Despite how much lead Djoker has on, it "only" weighs 359g's. I was kinda expecting it to be heavier...
ISWYM, I just thought it would be nice to have a visual representation. That photo was really striking IMHO.
Rogael dude if thats the new one holy crap. i like the gold white red contrast, looks really nice. this may sound weird but it looks kinda hammer shaped. what do you think?
Well many think it's a Walmart type piece of crap cheap racquet he is signing for fans (he certainly is signing a cap in that pic.) I'm not sure what to make of it, doesn't look like any Wilson I've seen before and is certainly no thin beamed 90 or 95. Probably just any old Wilson racquet for signing.
Anyway this Fabfed's Nole thread we can discuss that pic more in that the linked thread...
As always FABulous pics and comparisons!
There you go Bob, I will measure the actual balance once my alpha board arrives.
Very interesting..looks to be 2pts headlight, but I could be way off there.
Definately ball park pp.......certainly not 32cm anymore! Very intetesting.....
Thank you very much!
Knew it! It is almost evenly balanced monster! Just like my dear neighbor 2P said - I think it's 2-3 points HL. Wow, with that static weight and balance, the SW cannot be lower that 365 No wonder Nole crushes those spinny balls like crazy
My racquet has 320mm balance and I'm holding it in my hand right now and the difference is at least 10 degrees maybe even 15. That must be 335mm (2.5 points HL) or so...Will see soon
His SW is supposedly 371. I tried to find retail sticks that could be modded to his static weight and swingweight with a 9 points head light and only found one I think that was reasonably flexible. It would be a lot easier to do if it didn't have to be so headlight.
You guys do know that the point where you can hang the racquet like above isn't in the same place (in terms of distacne from the butt cap) on all racquets?
Just because a racquet hangs even doesn't mean it is even balanced as that haging point isn't (always) half way up the racquet.
My Dunlop 200s and my 500 Tour are balcned at 32cm but hang very differently when hung like that.
I only find that type of hanging measurement useful when matching identical frames.. when you can really exactly match them!
I'm waiting for the balance beam numbers.
I balance-matched my K88s on a barbell but that was fairly easy because they're box-beams. It doesn't work that well with non-box-beams (too slippery).
We know this....we are judging the balance because we know this type of racket
You can do it with my bc20. ....
Fair enough, then it is useful!
I don't see it listed on TW.
there is no indication that he does, the beam isnt right, too square compared to the radicals oval like beam and of course CAP grommets. It just dosent look like it at all. Its just a marketing scheme. Not even Roddick uses his own endorsed frame with his name on it.
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