Pics of Nalbandian's new racket

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by viktorkwan, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. viktorkwan

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    Hi everyone...

    I have actual pictures of Nalbandian's new racket...but I'm having trouble with attaching pictures to the post...please advise?
     
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    I'm really not liking these new RDiS's..
     
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  5. viktorkwan

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    As expected, it was 28 inches long...

    However, it wasn't that heavy...

    In fact, my Liquidmetal Radical Tour with 20g of leadtape feels heavier...
     
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  6. tarie

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    Wow thanks,great pics.
    Looks like he really switched,not a paintjob,as i've never seen that throat before,am i right?
    Do you other specs?
     
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  7. ericsson

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    Viktor, great pics man, could you post some specs please? it looks like a different mould.
    hope you don't mind i post your pic here...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. phoenicks

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    color is okay, but the new PJ design doesn't look too nice.
     
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  9. viktorkwan

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    yeah the throat looks different...that's why I took the pic...

    unfortunately I don't have any other specs....sorry guys...
     
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  10. ericsson

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    Ok thanks, how did you get the racket?
     
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  11. The Pure One

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    Thanks for the pics! I would love a pic of the racquet in full, just to appreciate the 28".

    BTW, look at the grommets located in the throat area: they are short instead of the longer ones like the ones in the RDS 001 model. Nalbandian never used the longer grommets. I wonder why.
     
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  12. Rexking

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    Maybe for more feel? Like the Prince 03 Tour you have the normal rubber throat grommet piece (long) and the hard throat piece without the rubber (short). Davydenko used the short throat piece on his 03 Tour.
     
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  13. Rexking

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    I wonder what the stiffness is of Nalbandian's racquet?

    So this means it's really his second Yonex after the RDX500? What did he use prior to that? POG longbody? and before that?
     
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  14. Chauvalito

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    Thanks for the pictures. the throat design is definitely different.
     
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  16. Chauvalito

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    It says carbon nano tube on the stick, also the frame is much more box shaped than the previous RDS line.
     
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    28 inches! man i like yones rackets but i don't think that RDis line is for me. But i guess i'll know for sure if i can see some specs, anyone got any?
     
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    I too am not liking the new Yonex paint job.
     
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    How thick is the beam?
     
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    No idea why but this makes me want to buy a used Yonex with a small headsize and just do a full RED paintjob... And I never used a Yonex before. The only main difference is a bigger sweetspot, right? Can someone give me a brief overview? I'd appreciate it.

    -robJAR
     
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  22. The Pure One

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    Calling D. Nalbandian Fans. Does Nalbandian new racquet have a 18X20 string pattern?

    [​IMG]

    Last season (and most of the time I think), he played with a racquet with a 19X16 pattern. Please clarify.

    [​IMG]
     
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    From the top picture, I counted a 16x19 pattern... And on the bottom don't you mean 16x19? ;)

    -robJAR
     
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    It's a 16x19 pattern, looks at the pics provided by Viktor (throat), definitely a new racket...
     
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  25. 0d1n

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    Well, your LM Radical Tour with 20 g of lead tape would be 345 grams unstrung. Depending on exactly WHERE the 20 grams of lead are placed it SURE COULD feel heavy.
    Even in stock form it was a hefty stick (SW). Nice bludgeoning power though.
    It's still used by 3 (at least 3) VERY high level players in my area.
     
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    anyone knows the beam thickness?
     
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    i like the yellow paintjob better.
     
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    the beam looks much thicker than any frame i have seen. and it looks like it is about 28 inches long as well. is this custom job ??????
     
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  29. Xenakis

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but this has some good pics of Nalby's current (I think) racquet.

    Anyone know if it's a 28 or a 28.5? (I've read he uses/used a 28.5, can't remember where though).

    Getting back into my RDS001MP at the moment which I extended to 27.75. Tempted to try an RDiS100MP and extend the handle on that too if I like it.
     
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  30. NikeUp

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    Sorry, you can extend the handle? How do you go about doing that?
     
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  31. Xenakis

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    A few different methods exist I think. I used blocks of thin balsa wood stuck inside the buttcap (use epoxy resin), Meaghan who posts in the UK Racketaholics thread used a similar method but used a lighter material of some sort (can't remember what now but will look at it more closely if I XL a racquet again).

    I got the balsa method from a thread on the forum somewhere (search for threads of extending racquet length or handles).

    My RDS001MP is fine with the XL handle, feels solid. Made it more headlight but that's fine by me.
     
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  32. genius24

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    hit with it recently and wasn't too impressed to be honest....
     
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