Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Setmatch45, Dec 10, 2012.
What racquet is Pat Rafter using on the Sr. Tour this year?
Lower third of the page.
Looks like a blacked out Yonex frame.
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.
Rafter has been using his Prince Precision Response with the Dunlop Aerogel 500 Paint job.
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.
I still find that PJ extremely weird.
Did he actually use the TT Warrior or was that a PJ on his Precision Response too?
Nope, he did not really use the TT Warrior. It was a PJ too.
Man, Pat really likes that Prince Stick!
One of my all time favorite players.
Is that the greatest paint job of all time?
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..
Greg Raven measured his sticks some years ago. Probably never used the Response Ti. At least flex appears to be custom.
Response Ti is the greatest racket ever
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.
didnt he use an all black proto type of racquet at the 2000 us open or something ?
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.
it was a black frame with lead tape before he switched to the white warrior racquet
i think he lost in the 1st rnd of the usopen with it
It was just paint jobs that changed.
The Response TI received an 83 rating when TW did it's review in 1999 - I didn't see anything else that high until the past couple years.
Rafter never used the P.R.Ti, he used the original P.R. to be painted like Ti.
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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