Pete Sampras racket!

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  1. shaneno

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    i saw pete Sampras in the champion series and i was wondering if anyone know what racket he using?... any information will help
     
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  2. 1HandedBackhand

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    I think it is a Babolat Pure Storm.......from the post I've read.
     
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    when I strung at the champions series last year, he was using a blacked out pure storm.
     
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    WHAT!!!!!!!! O>O he switch from wilson... no way!


     
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    WHAT!! he switch from wilson... no way!!!!!!
     
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  6. Limpinhitter

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    I read that he was using a Pure Storm Ltd., which is a heavier frame with a slightly smaller head than the regular PS.
     
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    ^^It was a pure storm.
     
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  8. Limpinhitter

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    Stock? No led tape?
     
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  9. corners

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    Of course there is lead tape, lots of it.
     
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    A LOT of lead. All over the 3 and 9 of the racquet, and I would assume under bumper and grip.
     
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    It is not as far fetched as some people might think. Sampras used Babolat strings his entire career so why not their racquets?

    If Sampras played today, he would have used perhaps a Babolat or something like a Head prestige midsize which is a quality racquet for an all court player.
     
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  13. Limpinhitter

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    Sampras must still have a contract with Wilson if he's painting his Babo's black.

    I remember seeing Rod Laver playing Dunlop Maxply Forts painted with what looked like a baby blue auto primer paint. A very strange look. I heard that he still had a contract with Chemold and had to conceal the make of the Dunlops in order to use them in public. Hahaha! As if . . .
     
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    Yep.....the Rocket slapped silver paint on his Maxplys and even put Chemold stickers all over them.
     
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