Novak's (DJOKOVIC) Previous Racquet

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by JYD, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. JediMindTrick

    JediMindTrick Professional

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    This topic has been discussed to death many times in the past, so I'll just give a quick summary for our new forum members.
    Djoko is not playing with any nBlade or kBlade of any kind because his racquet has a different string pattern. He is playing with a Wilson made clone of his old Head racquet. He said that himself:

    http://www.protennisfan.com/2005/12/djokovic_signs_.html

    There is no general consensus on what is his old Head racquet, but the options most favoured by this forum's readers are the LiquidMetal Radical Tour and the Pro Tour 630.
     
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  2. Racquet Man

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    Tarie, when you superimposed the Djokovic mold over the KBlade98 custom stick, am I correctly seeing that the head of the Djokovic is larger? To me it looks like 100-103 sq in? Is that an optical illusion? Can you confirm?

    Thanks
     
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  3. tarie

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    It's an optical illusion,made by the angle which i took the picture from.
     
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  4. JYD

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    I finally got my K TOUR blade 93 in the mail today. Played for an hour with my family, and I hit it great. Not as much power as I had before, but MUCH MUCH more control. I beat my sister for the first time with it too.

    I want to buy it, but I have no money, lol.
     
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  5. Racquet Man

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    Tarie, you are clearly connected (or, at least know someone who is well connected) to the Wilson pro room. Do you know if the Wilson pro room only design the racquet or manufacture it too? In other words, are these pro model racquets are made in China like the rest of the Wilson retail racquets, or are the custom made in North America in a special pro room (ex: at Wilson offices in Illinois)?

    Does anyone know where other pro custom molds are produced? (for example: is the Blake/Haas Dunlop pro mold made in England?; is the the Prince pro mold made in the States? is the Technifibre pro's racquets designed and made in France at Technifibre?), or are they all made in China too like the retail racquets?
     
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  6. Katlion

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    Wilson nCode nBlade ~ sick looking racket.
     
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  7. Racquet Man

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    Where are the pro mold racquets actually made (other than Head)?

    Does anyone know if the Wilson pro room only designs the pro's custom mold racquets or do they manufacture them at that location too? In other words, are Wilson pro racquets made in China like the rest of the Wilson retail racquets, or are they custom made in North America at the pro room (ex: at Wilson offices in Illinois)?

    As well, does anyone know where other brands manufacture their custom pro molds? I know that Head produces their pro racquets in Austria. But does anyone know if the Blake/Haas Dunlop pro mold is made in England or China?; are the the Prince pro mold made in the States? are the Technifibre pro's racquets designed and made in France at Technifibre?etc etc).

    If they are all made in China, I wonder if the pros have the same QC issues that we encounter with retail products being made by these same manufacturers?
     
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  8. tarie

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    Mine have a sticker with "made in china" written on it.
     
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  9. Racquet Man

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    Thanks for posting Tarie. I assume that applies to both the Djokovic and KBlade98 pro room models you have.

    I am going to make this a new stand alone post to try and get others who have pro molds to add their comments.
     
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  10. Booyah

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    Yes the kblade tour and Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 String. according to TW
     
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  11. tarie

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    No actually this applies only to the 98 I have,the Djokovic has nothing written on.
     
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  12. Racquet Man

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    Tarie, if possible, can you post pictures of the inside throat of your Djokocic racquet so we can see? Much thanks :)
     
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  13. kabob

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    They're customized by hand by a branch of Wilson's player services group.

    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200407/200407wilson_proroom.html
     
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