Old Pics of Roger/Rafa's Equipment

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Fabfed, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Schwelli

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    Ah ok, i see.

    I still don't get why they don't print "RPM Blast Nadal" or something on it then.
    But you may be right though.

    But you think that his change of playing style (less spin, more power) is based on new strings? They advertise Blast for increasing spin...
     
  2. zion

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    Hey fabfed do you know how I can get or where I can buy the night shoes that fed wore for the usopen 2011?? I have been looking forever...
     
  3. Bobby Jr

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    You already have a thread on this topic. The shoes he wore are his custom Vapor 6 shoes which, over the past 2 seasons have been painted to look somewhat like whatever model and colourway Vapor (the Lunarlite Vapor Tour and the Vapor 8 ) they were marketing as the shoe he was wearing.

    You can buy Vapor 6s on the big auction side quite often - they're not always cheap. If you can get a black pair you're in luck, otherwise you'll need to find some shoe pain to mimic those shoes as close as is practical.
     
  4. safe

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    Check this
    https://www.roger federershop .com/en/shop/detailansicht/procat/signierte-originalausruestung/prod/us-open-schuhe-2011.html
     
  5. carlos djackal

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    Fabfed, thanks for posting pics again, a lot of TT'ers are glad that you are back........thanks man...
     
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    your collection is sick man! Love it!
     
  8. acintya

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    wow! and what is the balance?
     
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    I would like to know the same.........but sadly from reading other threads Fabfed ain't willing to measure this particular spec......hope he does now after taking Djokovic's balance....
     
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    Sorry Art Art, I'm not keen to measure SW, I can weigh and measure the balance of the N90 though, if you're interested :)
     
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    Does someone know where can I get a paintjob for my Wilson rackets??
     
  14. ART ART

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    Yes it would be nice if you can measure the weight and balance :)

    Thanks ;)
     
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    why fabfed s so darn awesome ?!?!?! remembered the guy crashed a measuring board and he replaced one right up to tell us about the measurement.
    Whoever you are , I salute you !
     
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    [​IMG] h22 and pt57a flex pt. with triple twist/octo

    Here are a couple of my pro frames: h22 and a pt57a flex pt. both strung the same, with ytex triple twist/octo twist: proportional mains strung 90lbs in center and down to 50 at side mains, and top three crosses at 62, then down to 58, for 9 crosses, then last ones at 2lbs up for each string down.

    [​IMG] pt57 a 1.

    Fake apd: [​IMG] fake apd

    [​IMG] octo twist triple twist String porn:
     
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  17. dr325i

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    ^^^
    What a great way to ruin the thread!
    Do you even get a difference between your sticks and the rest in this thread?!
     
  18. KTENNIS

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    FabFed, amazing post as usual. Could you post the specs of Nadal's racquet?
     
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    Before Federer started stringing with P1, his racquet was 355 grams and from what I gather he started using P1 shortly after Miami 2004, not sure when he decided to add some lead to his racquet. So it will be interesting to see if the N90 will weigh 355g or 364g.
     
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  20. ART ART

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    Hi,

    Those 355grams are strung+overgrip ?
     
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    Thanks for the photos, amazing.
     
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    Hi all
    I am new to the forum and i am from Greece.
    Last Summer Babolat Greece started a contest through their site and the prize was an actual Rafa frame apgt signed by him.
    I was the lucky winner.
    Anyway my intention is to sell the frame.
    If anyone has any information on how much a frame like this is worth and where i could sell it i would be very much obliged to.
    For your information i actually play tennis .
     
  25. sureshs

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    Was it one actually used by Rafa?
     
  26. jamesbeam

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    It says RAFA on the beam where it is supposed to say aero module technology.
    It is grip 2.
    No other writing inside the beam.
    But no signs of wear .
    I dont know if he played with it but it is one of his frames.
    I will post some pics.
    It came from Babolat in Greece
     
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    I though the govt was trying to cut back on all the freebies over there?.. :wink:
     
  31. jamesbeam

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    Things ain't good around here!
    Us working class we really don't deserve this!
    Thanks for your support
     
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    i guess is that it's a legit Rafa racket. Whether or not Rafa actually used it is one thing. It's probably just one racket that they picked out from the batch that Babolat sends to Rafa.
     
  34. sureshs

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    I don't think the frames he plays with in tournaments have Rafa on them. If so, it would have been spotted by now.

    Is this some special one that they made for him to play in that exhibition only?

    Edit: I see. They made a special one with Rafa on it to give away to the winner. I was thinking he used it. No exhibition, just a contest.
     
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  35. Fabfed

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    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9gcceJohl...KHbs_xSoxaM/s1600/rafa-nadal-2010-masters.jpg


    http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/rafael-nadal-2010-7-1-12-14-9.jpg
     
  36. sureshs

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    My eyesight is not too good for fine focus. Where is the Rafa?
     
  37. jamesbeam

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    All of his rackets have "Rafa" printed on.
    Earlier in this thread there is a racket from FabFed who is an expert collector and it has "Rafa" printed as well.
    I dont think babolat would give in a contest a fake frame.
     
  38. ericsson

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    Correct but the older APD versions didnt have RAFA on the racket, only on the latest paintjob...
     
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  39. jamesbeam

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    So anyone with a clue on its value and where is the proper place to sell it?
     
  40. paul_tennis

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    In 2011 there was a "Player Locker Action" at the Barclays WTF, the final bid for Rafa locker was $14,800.
    The locker included "Autographed Nike clothes, Nike shoes and Babolat racquet "
    Link: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Charity/2011-Player-Locker-Charity-Auction.aspx

    Maybe that would help to (at least) have same notion of how much would cost your racquet, supposing your APD is a genuine Rafa racquet...

    The cortex painted would be a good indicator, as seen on Fabfed Nadal's used APD...
     
  41. 3fees

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    Nice collection fabfed, you have a little museum of official tennis equipment
     
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    It seems that Fabfed is playing with us... but ok, like you said... you don't have to give us nothing...
     
  45. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    Was lucky enough to see these bad boys in the "flesh" so to speak,
    needless to say there was drooling haha

    90
     
  46. Rulo

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    Overgrips Question

    Did you change the over grip on any of these rackets??
    Does he use one or two??

    I ask you because I can se some of them are put as a left-handed would use it and somne others, as a right-handed user....
    So Nadal is a right-handed that plays with his left hand but put his overgrip as a right-handed?? :confused:
     
  47. ericsson

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    He uses one overgrip over a basic Syntec grip.
     
  48. Rulo

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    Yeah but I was asking because on the pics posted, some overgrips are wrapped for a right-handed and some others for a left-handed :S
     
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    Thanks so much for posting so much information Fabfed, it really is appreciated!

    I'd love to know the swingweight of the pro's sticks, wasn't there a website from P1 or someone a while ago with all that sort of information?
     
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    4 piece knots on rafas? thought they would do 2 piece strinjob since he's using only rpm blast
     

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