Roger's K90s Revisited

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Fabfed, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Fabfed

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    Ok guys, here’s the new thread as promised. I know some of you have already seen pics of one of these racquets in an earlier thread, but the difference is I have 3 of these bad boys now, so there is a better basis for a comparison and some new conclusions or just confirmation of old ones? As you can see from the pics, by the extent of the bleeding onto the grip (well, that and the fact that Roger wrote the year below his signature), the racquet in the middle is the oldest and the one you guys saw in the thread earlier last year, its a 2008 season racquet. The other 2 are 2009 season racquets. I’m still trying to find out specifically which events the racquets were used at. Anyway, I will take lots of pics as usual, and also throw in comparison pics with the retail K90s (US versions) , AK90s etc. Bear with me, I will put in more pics soon :)

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  2. armsty

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    If I signed my racquet would you buy it?
     
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  3. robJAR

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    Haha, you're awesome.

    Can't wait to see more pictures :)

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  4. Fabfed

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    Yes, I would! Email me once you've won 17 slams and a career slam (or heck, a calendar slam) to boot. :)
     
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  5. Kenny022593

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    I must admit i am sad. Sad that i cannot afford these nice things.
     
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  6. Dominik

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    Ahhhhhh this is so cool! :D
    You're very lucky to have these.

    Another verification that they are pretty much stock k90's?
     
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  7. steve728

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    Fabfed --- looking forward to your conclusions. Also looking forward to when you can obtain one of Fed's BLX racquets! ;)
     
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  8. dextor

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    thanks, will be checking back tomorrow for pics
     
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  9. betovanbuuren

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    how you get this frames? wilson contacts?
     
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  10. courtking

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    I don't know.. By looking at the overgrip of the 2nd and 3rd one.. I got some doubt about authenticity of these rackets..
     
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  11. Fabfed

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    Really? Oh dear, hope I was not duped into getting fake "Fed racquets". Can you help me verify whether the racquet on the left is authentic? It must be since the overgrip is pristine white. God I hope you can verify that it is real, then at least I have one out of three which is real. Please, please say it's real...
     
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  12. rovex

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    How on earth can you tell by just looking at the overgrips? is it because they're dirty?
     
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  13. aimr75

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    thanks for posting these pics and info

    just curious, how did you come across the opportunity to buy these?
     
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  14. rovex

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    See, since Fed uses stock K90, it will be very had to tell whether one or two of those three are not the real deal.
     
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  15. Deodorant

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    i dont doubt you, but can we see the but caps, that'll prove their authenticty.
     
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  16. aimr75

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    obviously these racquets were rogers, but anyone can switch a butt cap, it wouldnt prove anything
     
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  17. sixone90

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    Did you win it from Roger's auctions?
     
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  18. rovex

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    Well since Fabfed doesn't appear to sure about the authenticity i reckon he got it from the Bay. Because if it's from Federer's own auction site it's obviously going to be real.
     
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  19. samster

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    Fabfed, do they all weigh the same?
     
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  20. Rorsach

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    Fabfed forgot the "sarcastic"smiley with his post. He's sure they're authentic.
     
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  21. Fabfed

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    ah....thats why.....gotta remember to do that the next time :)
     
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  22. Fabfed

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    Hey samster, I've not weighed the other 2 yet, I got the last one just a few days ago. Will definitely be doing that and posting pics of their weights :)
     
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  23. Azzurri

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    you must be no more than 8 years old. be quiet, the adults are speaking.
     
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  24. robJAR

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    Haha, i even cracked up a bit reading that. Can't wait to see more pictures :)

    -robJAR
     
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  27. samster

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    Very nice. Thanks for the pics.
     
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  28. Chezbeeno

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    have you weighed them yet?
     
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  29. EPaps

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    They look pretty real to me..
     
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  30. TMCW140

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    So is the one with the redish grip a result of the leather undergrip, or was clay?
    Sorry, i know you've mentioned the grips running before, it just looks abit like clay! :)
     
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  31. hityellowball

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    Nice collection Fabfed. Thanks for posting them
     
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  32. smack that

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    how come the racquet's grip on the very right looks bigger than the others?, maybe because its closer right?
     
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  33. namhnit

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    What is with the labeling on the throat of the rackets? "21.5 sun, 22.0 thu, 21.00 fri"
     
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  34. mtr1

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    Tension? (in kilos)
     
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  35. Funbun

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    Fabfed, I was already amazed by your old thread with that authentic Federer K90. Now you have 3. How in the world did you manage to get 2 more??
     
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  36. Claudius

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    Not an expert on racquets, but why are these made in China?
     
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  37. King_roger

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    That's the time when the rackets were strung...


    Congrats Fabfed, very awesome arrivals again! :D
     
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  38. SuperDuy

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    So SUN means sunday, FRI means friday THU means thursday?
     
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  39. PrinceMoron

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    Can I offer you $100 for one of the string savers - you have 30!

    Only kidding............. I will have to print out your photo and hand it to the next guy I see with 80 in one frame. Bad enough spending 20 minutes putting them all in, but even worse spending an hour taking nearly all of them out again.
     
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  40. myservenow

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    These pictures make me feel better about my own k90 (not that I can hit a lick with it).

    When I keep the same white overgrip on it for too long, the leather grip starts to bleed through the overgrip. I've actually wondered if Federer's actual racquet have the same issue. Guess so.
     
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  41. decades

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    just keep the housekeeper away from them. She might look at the funny black squiggly stuff on the grips and think they need a good cleaning. :shock:
     
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  42. MichaelChang

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    yeah it does look a little bigger, probably because it is slighter closer to the camarer.
     
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  43. ipitythefool

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    Would it be possible to see the lead tapes (if any) under the bumper/handle with any type of machinery such as x-ray? If so, would be great if OP could kindly take one of the sticks to a doc lol. If not, look forward to your comparisons to a stock K90.

    I'd definitely take one of 'em along with the Nadal stick out for a hit, and even do a blind hitting test for the sake of tennis history :) No matter what is the price tag, a tennis stick belongs to tennis court. And you come to life once lol. Congrats!
     
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  44. dextor

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    Do I see hint of lead tape under the bumper? That's a pretty long stretch of tape.
     
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  45. ttsupra98

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    all that is is just a scratch on the frame, not tape
     
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  46. RFRF

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    R U FOR REAL????????? GROW A BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  47. drakulie

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    fABFED, THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS!!!

    ANY CHANCE YOU COULD POST A CLOSE UP PHOTO OF ONE OF THE KNOTS?

    THANKS!!!
     
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  48. lawrence

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    You can tell it's Fed's because the paint on the very center of the racket is washed away. A product of non-stop sweet spot hits :D
     
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  49. J011yroger

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    Awesome!!

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  50. sixone90

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    Hey Fabfed, can we get a close up of the headguard/bumper of the racquets?

    Thanks in advance
     
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