Sam Querrey and Amer Delic Broken Frames

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  1. yaumati

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    Today, I got my hands on Sam Querrey and Amer Delic's broken rackets. They are my friends, who was a ballboy at the Sarasota Open, so I will only have them until Tuesday. Both rackets have the player's signature on the grip and they are not mine, so I can't tamper with them. Delic's frame even has a friendly note on the grip. So far, I've weighed, measured and taken pics of them. I am new to this forum so if anyone could help me with posting pics, that would be great.

    Sam Querrey-Broken 4/22/12
    His racket is painted as an APDGT+ with 6.5g of lead at 3 and 9 and silicone in the handle. I couldn't find any lead under the bumper. At the end of one of the lead strips, there is a printed number, 116. I have no idea what that indicates, so if anyone knows, please tell. The grip is 4 1/2 with a tourna grip over what seems to be a black synthetic grip. When I measured his frame, it measured as 27 inches, but I don't know whether that is due to the crack or not. The racket weighs 346g strung, approximately 12.2 oz. There is a sticker from the Sony Ericsson Open, but it was broken at the Sarasota Open. The sticker has some sort of marking that says 61L/61L, so I don't know if that is his tension or not. I know for a fact that he strings with Luxilon ALU Power though.

    Amer Delic-Broken 4/14/22
    His racket is painted as a 2012 Wilson six-one ninety-five in the 18*20 version. My friend said that there was lead under the handle, and I found some under the bumper, but I don't know how long they are. It isn't the normal BLX six-one buttcap, so there doesn't seem to be a way to open the buttcap without taking the grip off, so I didn't check for silicone. It weighs 371g, approximately 12.1oz., strung. He uses a pro overgrip over leather in a 4 1/2 grip. When I measured his frame, it was just under 27 inches, most likely due to the enormous gash in the frame. This racket also has a sticker from the Sony Ericsson Open with the writing 58L/58L, and I am still unsure if this is the tension or not. He strings with Luxilon ALU Power Rough.

    Again, if anyone can help me post pics, it would be greatly appreciated. There are lots of pics to show.
     
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  2. movdqa

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    371 grams would be more like 13+ ounces.

    Cool stuff though.
     
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  3. PED

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    ^Nice work, anyway you can measure the balance on Querry's frame?
     
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  4. yaumati

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    Sorry, I meant 13.1 oz. If someone could tell me how to find the balance, I could try and found out
     
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    I hope this works. This is my first try for uploading images.
    Delic's buttcap
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    Length of Delic's racket
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    Length of Querrey's racket
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    Weight of Querrey's racket in oz.
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    And that's all I have for right now. I hope you enjoy!
     
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    And if you can't tell, the paint is matte on the 6.1, so I don't know if that's special or anything because the retail ones are shiny at the red part I think.
     
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    Okay, so assuming Querrey's racket is infact 27 inches, the balance point measured 1.5 inches away from the 13.5 inch mark. From what I've heard, every eigth of an inch is a point, so his racket would be 12 points headlight? And Delic's frame measured 1.75 inches away from the 13.5 inch mark, so that would make his 14 points headlight? I hope I am doing this correctly. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks
     
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  14. anhuynh16

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    "don't ever do this" hahaha

    Wish Wilson put those matte pjs on retail ones because I hate how the 6.1 95s are shiny.
     
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  15. Nikeman

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    im the one who ownes these and i talked to the stringer the sam querrey frame after the final when i got it he said sam strung at 51L the whole week just to info you guys
     
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  16. pug

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    Sam's racquet appearts to be off the shelf with lead and silicone, no?
     
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    anyone notice the PWS is smaller than usual?
     
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  18. yaumati

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    @pug
    yes, querrey's racket seems to be off the shelf, but I think it's standard length not extended.

    and thanks to nikeman for letting me borrow these
     
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  19. PED

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    If 12" is the balance point, then it converts to 30.5cm and that is 12 points HL.

    Thanks for taking the time to measure.

    That's a really HL strung balance for a pro and especially one that uses a thicker beamed Babolat.
     
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  20. Yourtenniscoach

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    Sure looks like it!
     
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