Pat Rafter

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  1. Setmatch45

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    What racquet is Pat Rafter using on the Sr. Tour this year?
     
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  3. DNShade

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    Well on the Powershares Champions tour last month looked like he was using Dunlop 500 but back a while ago he was using his old Prince with a Dunlop 500 PJ! So it still maybe that.
     
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  4. gavna

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    He's has been using the Dunlops for some time.....this past season it's been the 4D 500......
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    Rafter has been using his Prince Precision Response with the Dunlop Aerogel 500 Paint job.
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  6. NLBwell

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    I wonder if he rates a customized build, or whether it is stock customized to his preferences. He isn't even playing much on the champions tour.
     
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  7. Rock Strongo

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    I still find that PJ extremely weird.

    Did he actually use the TT Warrior or was that a PJ on his Precision Response too?
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    Nope, he did not really use the TT Warrior. It was a PJ too.
     
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    Man, Pat really likes that Prince Stick!

    One of my all time favorite players.
     
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  10. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    Is that the greatest paint job of all time?
     
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  11. SteveI

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    Not sure... but you can see the Double Bridge in the pic. As far as I know he was still using the Prec Response.. then moved to the Ti. Response PJ and then the Warrior PJ that was named after him... I think we started out using the Graphite II MP...maybe some one can confirm. He was not using them stock in any event. I got to hold one of this frames many years back... I could barely swing it...

    BTW... the string pattern is 16 x 20 on that frame...The Dunlop PJ..

    Enjoy!!
     
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  12. gavna

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    Gotta agree.......also for a player retired for almost 10 yrs. Awesome stuff
     
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  14. rafafan20

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    Response Ti is the greatest racket ever
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It was very enjoyable at the net. Still haven't found another racquet that volleyed like it. People can wave their Pro Staffs and Prestiges at me, but when it comes to pure volleying, I'll take the Precision Response Ti.

    Gorgeous paintjob too.
     
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  16. big ted

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    didnt he use an all black proto type of racquet at the 2000 us open or something ?
     
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  17. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You mean the Prince Precision Response 660? It was a really dark maroon red, so it could have easily passed as "black" on non-HD era.
     
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  21. MichaelChang

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    Rafter never used the P.R.Ti, he used the original P.R. to be painted like Ti.
     
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  22. galain

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    When I knew the family he was still using his Response, weighted and gripped to his preferences. I never heard anything about the flex being customised - could well have been. He wasn't much of a gearhead from what I can tell.

    That was just after his second US Open win. I have no idea if he actually changed after that or just kept paintjobbing.

    The more recent pics certainly look like a Yonex though.
     
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