Roger Federer HPS 6.0 paint job racket (Close up pics)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Equijet, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Equijet

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  2. roundiesee

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    Gorgeous! Thanks for posting Equijet! Do you have other sticks belonging to other pros?
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Wow!! How many of these Federer paintjobs do you have? Are these the 90 or the 85?
     
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  4. kimbahpnam

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    i can't imagine what unspeakable things members on this board would do for one of those.
     
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  5. ericsson

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    These are worth a lottttttttt :)
    I like this pj more then the K90
     
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  6. yanjonm

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    Don't stop posting Equijet!
     
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  7. cephas

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    THAT

    IS

    AWESOME!!!
     
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  8. cephas

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    i think its better if they were unspoken
     
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  9. zidane339

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    Wow, just beautiful
     
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  10. mozzer

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    Does the normal version have his autograph on? And if not, is that printed on, or did he personally sign it?
     
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  11. vincent_tennis

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    Omggg
    How The Heck Did U Get Ur Hands On Them? D:
     
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  12. Jonas

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    WOW!!!
    What's the story behind those frames?
    There has to be a good one!!
    Can't wait to hear it.
     
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  13. Satch

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    Chinese copies
     
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    I hope you are joking!
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    No, the regular retail HPS 6.0 95 Tour does not have Roger Federer's signature nor name anywhere printed on it.
     
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  16. william7gr

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    Agreed

    10 char
     
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  17. FedererForehand

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    Talk about beauty in the truest form... I'd give just about anything for one of those bad boys.
     
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  18. Equijet

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    Yes, you are right, Roger used the Chinese made copies of Hyper ProStaff 6.0 tour 95 in season 2002-03. Paintjob rackets are simply copies of other models. Haha...:)
     
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    hey friend,
    are you going to tell us the story behind those? Where you got them, how you got them etc.
    Those are just too cool
     
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    Actually, has Roger ever played with the HPS Tour 95"? There are some pictures around this forum where the HPS Tour-painted rackets that he used had 16x18 string pattern - that could only be the 95" version.
     
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    No, those were PS 6.0 85's painted to look like HPS 6.0 95 Tours. The PS 6.0 85 also has a 16x18 string pattern.
     
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  22. kimbahpnam

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    Why did the PS 6.0 switch to "6.1" when the design pretty much stayed the same? ie. Why isn't it K-Factor 6.0 Tour 90?
     
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  23. fab_ireland

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    nice racquets
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    That's the $64,000 Question. My guess is that when they introduced the nCodes, Wilson changed from a numerical nomenclature to an alphabetical one, so "6.1" became "Six-One". If they stayed with the same "SI" rating for the Tour 90, it would have become the "Six-Zero", and perhaps they didn't want to have the name "Zero" associated with their flagship racquet, thus, they changed it also to "Six-One". Of course, it makes almost no sense to anyone to call both the 95 and the Tour 90 both "Six-One" because they are completely different racquets. And just to add to the confusion, they even gave both of the the same paintjob. How annoying is that?
     
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  25. Equijet

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    I'll post more photos of other legendary pro players' rackets soon. It should be very interesting! :)
     
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    Anxious to see more!!! Thanks again for your efforts!
     
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  27. leonidas1982

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    I am hoping for a certain pro's racquet and the much talked about prototype. :)
     
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    Equijet, you have a very impressive collection (at least from what we have seen so far!).

    Couple of questions if you don't mind:

    Your racquets appear to be player made but not player used, is that correct?

    What are you doing with that collection. It look squite extensive. Do you exhibit it? Do use any of the racquets? are you planning on selling it?

    Did you buy the racquets or where they given to you by the players or their agents, or the manufacturer directly?
     
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  29. Racquet Man

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    Equijet, you have a very impressive collection (at least from what we have seen so far!).

    Couple of questions if you don't mind:

    Your racquets appear to be player made but not player used, is that correct?

    What are you doing with that collection. It look squite extensive. Do you exhibit it? Do use any of the racquets? are you planning on selling it?

    Did you buy the racquets or where they given to you by the players or their agents , or the manufacturer directly?
     
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  30. topspin92

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    You could sell those bad boys for a lot of money...
     
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  31. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    any news on the sampras racket ejiquet?
     
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  32. Equijet

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    Some of the rackets were used by the pros and some of those are in pristine condition, those rackets are not for exhibition purpose, they are only being stored in my own stash. As I mentioned on pervious thread that I never spend any cent to buy those rackets, they were gifts from those tennis pros who actually made the history in the tournaments. Of course some of the rackets have never been played and preserved in mint condition.

    I don't play with my collections because they were specifically customized for particular pros and they aren't suitable for my playing style. Also, I have my own favorable rackets what have been using for over decade.

    I don't have intention to sell my collections away yet but I may consider to share some duplications to someone who are interested. But it should be very difficult to estimate the market value for those rackets as you can imagine that they didn't come with price tags and it is not a good idea for selling those historical rackets as commercial objective. Would you advise any suggestion for sharing those rackets to somebody? :)
     
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  33. Equijet

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    Half of them are 90 sq in and another half are 85 sq in. Hope you enjoy the photos! :)
     
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    Equijet, please drop me a mail (click on the Yahoo icon), i need to ask you something...
     
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    Just checked the P1 homepage. Go to www.p1tennis.com and the to contacts.
    Here you could see the new SAMPRAS racquet.
     
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  36. pennc94

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    Interesting....

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  37. Robbie_1988

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    WHOA! MATE THAT'S ONE SLICK LOOKIN RACQUET.
     
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  38. leonidas1982

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    That looks tasty. I have to give credit to Wilson for incorporating the minimalist paint job of the PS with K90's vividness. Are we looking at a Christmas release or early next year?
     
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  39. Robbie_1988

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    I wonder if it plays anything like the PS 6.0 85
     
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  40. leonidas1982

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    and if it's reasonably priced.
     
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  41. Steve F.

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    Finally, Great find!
     
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    OMG that is a sexy racket
     
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  43. Matty G

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    Wow what a paint job!!
     
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  44. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    hope the paint doesnt fade like the k90
     
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  45. Racquet Man

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    Equijet, most posters on these (and similar boards) don't have close access to the players actual sticks, unless they are the tour stringers, pro racquet tuners like Ron Yu or Tom Martinez or have special privileges or relationships with players that give you ready access to touring pro's racquets like you or Ericsson seem to have. A number of people who post on this board have access to pro stock racquets (ex: many have acquired Head PT57A's and TGK238.1's, and also racquets from the Wilson Pro shop,etc) But not many of us posters have access to the actual racquets of our favorite ATP players (past and present). So please keep posting your collection and any other info you can give on specs. The reality is that for most of us, the information is for interest purposes only because we are fans. Most of us cannot handle the set-ups that these pros play with and do it any justice.

    You have an enviable collection. The racquets themselves are nothing more than sticks. That doesn't make them valuable. We can buy a similar stick and get P1 or **** or any other top tuner to recreate the same set-up that they do for Federer or sampras or whoever. Your racquets in someone elses hands is just that, a racquet once owned by a player. In your hands, its a gift from your friend or acquaintance who plays on the tour. This collection was built from your special relationship with the players. That's what makes it valuable to you!

    I don't really understand what you mean by suggesting that you'd consider selling some duplications? Perhaps you can clarify.

    For me, the answer to your question on how you should share the racquets with us is that you should post your collection and all relevant info on the racquets either on a dedicated page here or on a seperate blog (but post the blog address here of course), with all or as much technical info as you can give. That is all the sharing we can realistically ask of you. If you want to sell them, go to Southby's or sites like that if the stuff is authentic, otherwise go to the big auction site( Starts with an E.....and ends with a Bay!)

    That said, can you tell us all what other players racquets you have in your collection?
     
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  46. Equijet

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    I'd mean that I may consider to share my surplus collections to someone who are really deserved to acquire those authentic rackets but don't prefer to sell them away for commercial purpose, since I aware that they are something beyond money and my friendships with the original owners are far more valuable than any prices. So, I welcome for any proposals to execute my idea.

    More pros rackets will be posted on this forum later sequentially but wouldn't reveal the list in advance unless the photos are available. It should be very time consuming to process the photographing and uploading, etc...Therefore, please await my posts in sooner future. But I can tell you that Sampras' Wimbledon winning racket is on my list. Cheers :)
     
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  47. Racquet Man

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    Equijet, my suggestion is quite simple. If you want to provide the access to the collection for afficionados like us to salivate and appreciate, loan or give it to a sports ( or better yet) a tennis museum. I'm sure the Tennis Hall of Fame would accept your call. If you want to do something of real value with it on the other hand, auction it off with proceeds going to a good charity or cause. i'm sure you and/or your pro friends would approve. That is my 2 cents on how to execute your idea on what to do with the surplus:wink:
     
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  48. Equijet

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    Both of your ideas are very good! Thanks for the suggestions! Cheers. :)
     
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  49. Racquet Man

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    Happy to help out Equijet. Any time:)

    Cheers,

    Racquet Man
     
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    idea... you should do a roadshow at big tournaments and such. allow people to come in and see these rackets up close and personal for a fee, whatever you may choose to charge. It would give the spectators a good idea of the heft these pros use and hopefully serve to make fans appreciate the game a bit more. Im sure big tourneys such as Indian Wells would even pay you to come down and exhibit your collection and answer questions for fans waiting to hear the story behind the stick. You could do a lot with these... I actually have connections with the roadshow business and could potentially help you out. Send me a PM and i'll pass over some info.
    have a great one
     
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