Pro's racket specs

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by jura, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. jura

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    Schnyder! :D
     
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    Leander Paes! Doubles player, one linked with Jamie Murray and was Navratilova's double partner for a bit.
     
  3. jura

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    I knew I should have include some smileys.
     
  4. Katlion

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    What are all of these numbers supposed to mean? And why don't you have any women, or most importantly, why don't you have Roger Federer?!?!?!?!
     
  5. saram

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    I believe his is still using Priority 1...
     
  6. fenschlive

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    absolutly...it's my mistake...:sad:...post it too quickly without read it;)
     
  7. jura

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    grip size, weight, balance, length - just as indicated in the top line.
    The girls have an extra thread.
    Fed normally doesn't use the official stringing service.
     
  8. vandre

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    if you read the top line just inside the box it tells you what it means.

    all of these names, as it says in the post, come from one stringing service. if there is a name of a player who is not on this list, perhaps it is because they used other stringers.

    just so you know, jura is a cool guy who is kind enough to share his unique inside info with the rest of us mere mortals, so if you're getting mad at him, don't. he can't share what he doesn't have.
     
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    Somewhere in the back of my mind... Leander Paes won the WImbledon Junior Title?
     
  11. Richard Parnell

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    he certainly did and would now win the nicest guy award
    All the best
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    Always liked he's attitude and his moves at the net, he's so fast, saw him playing a couple years ago at Rosmalen (Ordina open), very entertaining.
     
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    jura,

    do you know if rafa is still using babolat tour duralast 1.35 ? Was the weight and balance of his racket measured with or without overgrip?

    Thanks
     
  14. jura

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    Last summer he still did.
    Without overgrip
     
  15. kimbahpnam

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    One consistency about the numbers I've noticed is the tension, all in the high 60s or low 70s.

    I've recently demoed a Babolat PDR at 60 or 62lbs and my elbow couldn't handle it. What factors more into TE, racquet or string tension?
     
  16. ChappyOnIce

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    Is this all in kilograms because it was played in Europe? Or do the pro's typically use kilograms because so many tournaments are in metric countries?
     
  17. wksoh

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    I notice quite a number around 25 kilos though (55lbs)..
     
  18. jura

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    I think they just changed all lbs into kilo's. As far as I know especially the US players tell the stringers their tension in lbs. When I strung at the Asian Games at Doha nearly everybody told us the tension in lbs - we switched the machines most of the time.
     
  19. Automatix

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    Don't know if this is relevant but since lbs are smaller units than kilos, by using them you can theoretically get a more precise stringjob in terms of tension you like... but it's just my theory on the subject :)
     
  20. jura

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    I think 0.1 kilo is precise enough ;)
     
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    At a glance, a full string bed of one string type seemed to be the choice of most players listed. Granted, this liste was from a while back. I wonder what the mix if full to hybrid is now?
     
  22. 2handsbothsides

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    Average pro’s racquet

    From Jura’s data here is the average male pro’s racquet when strung.

    Strung Weight: 12.5 ounces or 354 grams
    Strung Balance: 8 points head light or 2.54 centimeters head light
    Length: 27.3 inches or 69.3 centimeters
    Tension: 55.4 pounds or 25.2 kilograms

    Looks like the average male pro is using a pretty formidable stick! I was also surprised that 47% of the pro’s used rackets 27.4 inches or longer.

    My assumptions used to convert Jura’s unstrung data to strung weight and balance were that the strings weigh 16 grams and that this string weight was centered 6.75 inches from the top of the racquet.
     
  23. DY3K1D

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    are these the wieghts they are strung at or wieghts of the racket?

    btw what is james blakes racket strung at?
     
  24. Leelord337

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    HELL YEAH, ACASUSO Uses My Strings!!!
     
  25. PurePrestige

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    Not anymore. Acasuso like Calleri are using Alu Power in their prestiges.
     
  26. RacquetDoctor

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    I actually have one of Jame's latest frames, aerogel 200 version. Strung, with overgrip it weighs in at 378.5g, so that's about 13.3oz. That's quite a bit heavier than the one I have of his that is painted like a 300g which is about 327g unstrung.
     
  27. saram

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    Do you mean one of James' sticks that is PJ'd as an Aerogel or do you mean an Aerogel? If you have some of his PJ's, I'm sure that more than just myself would love to see the actual stick and images of it here!
     
  28. RacquetDoctor

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    it's one of James' racquets. It's a log.

    I have posted pics in the past of his 300g version. This is just plain heavier. I'll see what I can do about posting some pics.... James increased his racquet weight as he recovered from injury, and sured up his technique.
     
  29. DrewRafter8

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    Thanks for the averages, this is very interesting to me. What is the average height of the pro's listed, anyone know?
     
  30. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

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    i have heard that blake weights his racquet to 15 ounces or + with a 72 tension, which is insane because he is one of the hardest forehand and backhand players around. i also think that he uses an eastern fore hand grip.
     
  31. TsongaBonga

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    That is a little confusing, but I get it now lol!
     
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    LOL, who is that guy in your avatar?
     
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    Thanks to a French mate, 1995 specs :

    Player Racquet String Tension Clothing/Shoes
    Agassi Head Radical Trisys 260 Babolat(G) 75 Nike
    Becker Estusa Power Beam Pro Babolat(G) 64-66 Lotto
    Berasategui Head Prestige Tour 600 n/a n/a Lotto
    Bjorkman Wilson ProStaff 6.1 n/a n/a Nike
    Boetsch Head Prestige Classic 600 n/a n/a Lacoste
    Bruguera Yonex RD-7 Tecnifibre 51/46 Sergio Tacchini
    Chang Prince Precision Graphite M. Chang Babolat(G) 55-59 Reebok
    Cherkasov Volkl TR25 various 62-70 Ellesse
    Chesnokov Volkl n/a n/a Lotto
    Connors Prince Mono Babolat(G) 48-55 n/a
    Corretja Donnay One Ltd Supermid n/a n/a Lotto
    A Costa Prince Graphite II MP n/a n/a Fila
    C Costa Rossignol FT 6.80 Polystar 64 Fila
    Courier Wilson ProStaff 6.0 Gosen(G) 60-66 Nike
    Edberg Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Bow Brand(G) 53-63 adidas
    Eltingh Prince Synergy Tour DB 26 Midplus n/a n/a Asics
    Enqvist Prince Graphite Classic Midplus n/a n/a Asics
    Ferreira Dunlop Tour Pro Tecnifibre(S) 68-74 Fila
    Forget Lacoste Equijet Babolat(G) 49-64 Lacoste/Activ
    Furlan Spalding n/a n/a Reebok/Asics
    Gaudenzi Fischer Vacuum Pro Mid n/a n/a Lotto
    Haarhuis Pro Kennex Black Ace n/a n/a Lotto
    Ivanisevic Head Prestige Classic 600 Babolat(G) 48-62 Sergio Tacchini
    Kafelnikov Fisher Vacuum Pro MP n/a n/a Diadora
    Karbacher Head Prestige Classic 600 n/a n/a Reebok
    Korda Volkl Champ Tecnifibre(S) 50-55 Ellesse/Nike
    Krajicek Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Babolat(G) 53 Nike
    Krickstein Yonex RD-7 n/a n/a Goldwin/adidas
    Larsson Wilson ProStaff 6.1 n/a n/a Reebok
    Leconte Fischer n/a n/a Lacoste
    Lendl Mizuno IL-F302Z Babolat(G) 62-72 Mizuno
    Martin Wilson Hammer 6.2 n/a n/a Reebok
    McEnroe Dunlop Revelation n/a n/a Nike
    Medvedev Prince Precision Graphite MP te n/a n/a Fila
    Muster Head Pro Tour 630 n/a n/a Lotto
    Novacek Head Pro Tour 630 Puma(S) 68/66 Australian/Nike
    Pioline Prince Mag Pro MP n/a n/a Nike
    Rafter Prince Graphite II MP n/a n/a Reebok
    Reneberg Head Prestige Tour 600 n/a n/a adidas
    Rios Yonex RD-7 n/a n/a adidas
    Rosset Head Prestige Classic 600 n/a n/a Diadora
    Sampras Wilson ProStaff 6.0 Babolat(G) 52-66 Nike
    Schaller Fischer Vacuum Pro Mid n/a n/a adidas
    Steeb Fischer n/a n/a Nike
    Stich Fischer Vacuum Pro Mid Babolat(G) 52-59 Reebok
    Stoltenberg Head Prestige Tour 600 n/a n/a Fila
    Volkov Volkl Tournament Pro Babolat(G) 64 Reebok
    Washington Yonex RD-7 n/a n/a Reebok
    Wheaton Head Radical Trisys MP Babolat(G) 48-55 Nike
    Woodbridge Wilson ProStaff 7.5 Wilson(G) 71-73 Diadora
    Woodforde Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Polystar 86-92 Reebok
    Yzaga Yonex R-22 n/a n/a n/a
     
  34. kimbahpnam

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    why are the crosses in those days so much regularly tighter than the mains? isn't it the other way around these days?

     
  35. jura

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    I don't think that it means mains & crosses but the range from the lowest to the highest tension the player wanted to string his racket with over the whole Tournament.
     
  36. jura

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    But take a look at Woodbridge: up to 92 lbs!!! Many machines stop at 40 kilo/88 lbs. :D

    But I can't believe the specs from Sampras: 52-66 is much to soft for him! Maybe it was for his coach?!
     
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    hi jura! 92lbs, how hard is that the string!?!?!? what machine do you use at tournaments? thanks
     
  38. saram

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    Last year at TTC Open, Blake was stringing BB at 68lbs according to the documentary that aired about him during the tournament last year.
     
  39. jura

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    Fortunately I didn't had to string that tight until now.
    Machine depends on the tournament and which company makes the stringing service. Until I strung with Babolat, TF, Pacific and Alpha at tournaments.
     
  40. ericsson

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    Woodforde that is ;-)
    Together with Muster and Carretero, all strung around or above 40kg.
     
  41. Leelord337

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    the more flexible the racket the tighter they string and the more stiff the looser they string....this is my theory since bjorn borg strung his wooden rackets at 70+lbs and they broke in his bag on occasion
     
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    Those stringers that string 92lbs probably wear body armor while stringing that tight in case a string breaks and lashes at them.
     
  43. Casco

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    Aren't these specs from 2005? Anything more recent?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the specs provided here from the 2005 French Open? I'd be very interested in seeing any changes there may be in terms of types/models of strings or anything else that may have changed. Are there any more recent specs?
     
  44. oest10

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    Head-light racket. Fast in manouvering the head and solid feel due to heavy weight.
     
  45. Lambsscroll

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    Sweet! I was wondering what the averages are.
     
  46. Povl Carstensen

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    Very interesting. I have just decided that the 364 g of my K61 with overgrip and extra thick leather grip was a bit to much.
    Now practically all my rackets are in the mid 350's and about 10 points headlight (31cm). I think this a very managable spec.
     
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    how to start a thread?
     
  48. Povl Carstensen

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    I for one was happy it was revived. I had not noticed the average calculation, which I find very interesting.
     
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    yeah, just say thx for the info.
     
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    Tipsarevic, Janko (SCG ) 3 346 31 68.4 Tecnifibre Black Code 16 String 1.28 27/26
    From Kremlin cup & S.-Pb. open 2010
     

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