Roddick Signature Racquet Specs are not Roddick's Actual Specs!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by travlerajm, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. travlerajm

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    According to Babolat, the Roddick Signature Racquet is supposed to have the same specs as Roddick's actual racquet.

    I just did some quick calculations, and discovered that it's not possible to add lead to a Pure Drive to make the weight, balance, and SW match up with the Roddick Signature stick. And I highly doubt that Roddick's Pure Drive has weight removed from the handle.

    So the Roddick Signature Racquet does not answer the question that we all used to wonder about. Does anyone out there know the REAL specs of Roddick's racquet?
     
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  2. LowProfile

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    Well of course not. His racquet obviously has an immensely higher swingweight.

    I don't understand your reasoning about that though. Who's to say he was customizing on a stock Pure Drive in the first place?
     
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  3. travlerajm

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    I'm just trying to find his specs. This just means that we still have no idea what his real specs are. I'm not so sure that the SW of the PD Roddick is that far off though.
     
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  4. Stringer_Steve

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    Well, considering that he adds even more lead onto his customized version, the stock Pure Drive Roddick wouldn't be his personal specs either :rolleyes:

    Anyways, who cares.........
     
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  5. wyutani

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    i agree...i dun think the pros racquets are equal to the one ppl like us buy...
     
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  6. maverick66

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    roddick applies very little lead tape for a pro. when he was training he broke one and my friend took it. he had a very small amount of lead on it. also a know one of the people that custimized a few of his rackets and they were pretty light for a pro.
     
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  7. What in the world, here it is again. The same specs...says who? Look at www.gettyimages.com and see the lead tape that Roddick has on his new frames. Now it looks a little more stealth than before with just holes punched. Even if the frames are more along the lines of what Roddick uses, and even if Roddick uses the retail "Roddick model," the frames will need to be made lighter than how Roddick will play them. That is because customizers are needed to match frames more accurately than the factory. Also, if Roddick changes his specs in a month, they don't have to make up a PD Roddick II.
     
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  8. slice bh compliment

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    Good point.
     
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  9. c_zimma

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    Another good point.
     
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  10. tommytom11

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    this is true. i have also held them. his racquets are head heavy but fairly light overall. he has a different grip mold that is longer than the stock one and uses specially made XXL tournagrips to fit it. his racquets are customized by Roman Prokes, **** Tennis.
     
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  11. mowcopian

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    i wish just like fed's racket tht they would release the exact samr racket that the pros actually use .
     
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  12. BattleAxe

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    Why is that such a big deal? The pros are pros because of their ability, not because of their racquet specs. They could probably play with a Walmart special and still compete at nearly the same level. Find a racquet that works for you and stick with it. Build your game around your abilities not around a racquet.
     
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