Sampras' new racquet

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  1. Eph

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    Not sure where the thread is, but here is some info (not sure if anybody actually knows of it):

    88 sq inch head
    lighter than the k61
    softer than the k61
    meant to have more spin potential and used up at the net
    has lead in the handle (that's what they are mainly testing right now - trying to get it right)
     
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  2. gsquicksilver

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    where's the evidence?
     
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  3. Eph

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    Trusted source. Nothing is available publicly as far as I know.
     
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    Sorry your wrong.

    I just got this info from my trusted source...here are the specs:

    135sqin
    200g unstrung
    40mm beam
    14pts head heavy
    14x18 string pattern
    has lead at 3 + 9 (just for testing).

    Racket will cost $500 and plays close to the K90 but a bit less demanding.
     
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  5. Cup8489

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    those specs are terrifying.
     
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  6. Eph

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    Whatever. What the hell do you want me to say? It's all unpublished. You're an annoying teenage prat that lacks severe people skills.
     
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  7. nickb

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    LOL.

    Another poster with 0 sense of humour.

    You started a thread with some specs then said its from a "trusted source"...all this has been said before..what do you want people to say?
     
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  8. Eph

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    I didn't know people have posted these specs before as said in the original post. I found this out the other day from Roman at **** (he even said he knew very little) and I figured I'd *share* the information.

    edit: I thought I implied in the OP that I didn't know if the specs were out there in the thread about his new racquet, my apologies.
     
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  9. nickb

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    Thats nice but you still have no evidence.
     
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  10. Eph

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    I'm sorry I don't have the recorded phone conversations or internal paperwork at Wilson.

    Where is your source?

    If I'm wrong, it means Roman was wrong. I don't lie, and I'm just trying to provide information to this community. Once again, get some social skills.
     
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    $$$$$$500.00 ????????????? what is it made of gold composite graphite ??????
     
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    Come on . . . Nick's just pulling our leg.

    Hardee har har . . .
     
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  13. nickb

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    What source?

    You mean for the specs I posted?...did you not notice the sarcasm?

    :oops:
     
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  14. SempreSami

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    Welcome to the internet, son.
     
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  15. Eph

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    This feels like macrumors a month before WWDC, a week before, 3 days before, 1 night before.
     
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  16. SempreSami

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    You'll have to explain that one to me, I've been watching the test match.
     
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  17. Eph

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    quoi? ............
     
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  18. leonidas1982

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    Eph,

    When you say "lighter", do you mean head-light, lower swing weight, and/or overall weight. Thanks.
     
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  19. Eph

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    Lower swing weight and overall weight (and more than a change from naturally going from 90 to 88 sq in), a purposeful difference, but he doesn't know by how many grams.
     
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  20. leonidas1982

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    hopefully, at the very least it weighs as much as the 85.
     
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    I loved that comment. I cannot say I disagree with it...
     
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    This is the first time I see the information, so thanks.
     
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    keep em coming..
     
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  24. Eph

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    If I get any more information, I'll share it - probably in a month there will be more info available. I'll be going back about that time before I go on holiday to Europe so I can see how the changes are that he made after the 3rd try.
     
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    Pffft, like I'd know
    So, correct me if I'm wrong EPH, but you claim to know more about the Sampras frame than anyone else and you're just doing it as a service to us? Not bragging or anything? Oh wait, now you're telling us about your holiday to Europe? That's just a friendly service reminder right? Because we all care so much about where you are at any given time right, of course you're not boasting. Methinks you just want attention, and your info is just an attention getter.

    Enjoy your day,
    Volt
     
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  26. nickb

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    Sure.

    40sqin
    849g unstrung
    42 pts head light
    7mm beam
    40x42 string pattern

    Got it from a trusted source.
     
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  27. Eph

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    I really don't know what is/isn't available or what has or hasn't been said. Nor do I really care; I knew there was a thread on it, and I read it to a point and it didn't have any real details in it, and then I couldn't find it, so I posted what I found out about the racquet.

    I didn't know a holiday in Europe was a big deal.

    You seem to be rather cynical. I just got back into tennis; never played much and am trying to get better. I get pounded on the tennis tip section for my horrible serve and being overweight. It doesn't bother me nor did I know that these specs weren't known yet, and if they weren't why it's such a big deal. "A service to you"? Do you happen to work in the retail industry and you're being a bit defensive here. That's not my intent at all. Holy crap. I guess writing reviews of a new racquet would be a bad thing as well - after all, people may not be able to afford a new racquet and it's no fair that I tried a new racquet before you.
     
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  28. nickb

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    Why bring up that? Its nothing to do with this thread.
     
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  29. Eph

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    It has to do with the fact that I know very little about the tennis community or how to play well but I am trying to get back into the game.
     
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  30. nickb

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    That has nothing to do with this thread.
     
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  31. Eph

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    Evidently, it does.
     
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    you're all liars. i freakin' WORKED for wilson canada so here is the ACTUAL INFORMATION:

    1. 90sq
    2. made of a composite of sampras and federer mojo, including feces, semen and spit, and finished off with dead skin cells from both for a matte finish, like the St. Vincents.
     
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  33. shavenyak

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    Man, you guys are jackals.
     
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  34. stormholloway

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    I think you should relax. He mentioned he'll be on holiday. Big deal.

    That info he posted is the same info I got from Roman at ****. Technically, that is "evidence". It's not physical evidence but evidence nonetheless. Believe whatever you want. Someone comes and posts some info and everyone jumps on his ass about it. Would you rather this thread only be limited to the trolling and pure speculation?
     
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    I appreciate it, thanks.

    I'd quote Lao Tzu but I'd probably be called pretentious if I did that.
     
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  36. SempreSami

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    No one likes a chubby, pretentious, git.
     
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  37. Bhagi Katbamna

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    thanks for the info. If you get any more, post it.
     
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  38. Racquet Man

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    Eph, thanks for the information on this mystery racquet. Keep it coming.
     
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  39. Eph

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    If I got any more info, I'd pass it along. The reason I mentioned Europe (and I apologise I didn't elucidate it in my post is because I am completely tired where I am struggling to form coherent sentences; Cf. review of ****) is I will be there until the beginning of November and by then I am guessing the info will be public as I am *guessing* the racquet will be out by the holidays, so the information would be less useful for when I get back.
     
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  40. ShooterMcMarco

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    This is the racquet I've been hoping for all of my life.
     
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    ahhh...the holy grail...
     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    Thanks for the info, Eph.

    Just ignore posters like nickb and Voltron.
     
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  43. nickb

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    10 chars..
     
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  44. Cenc

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    in exos against federer last year he played with ncode and i thought he used pro staff this season... at tennis-warehouse his picture is still with ncode
    anyone has any more infos?
     
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    It's a new material, made by taking about 12-14 lbs of bacon and compressing it until it yields the appropriate layup.
     
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    looking forward to it.
     
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    Eph, ignore all the crap people are giving you on this forum. I appreciated the information and it is the first time i heard about it. and another thing for everyone reading, tennis is not the most popular sport right now especially in the U.S. if people want to get back into the game by playing, watching, even posting on this thread to give and to receive more information about the game, no one should crucify that person as it just is simply detrimental to everyone. i believe we all want the sport to grow and to criticize someone for being overweight and having no tennis ability when someone's looking for help and to start playing is pointless and will only lead to less tennis players in the world.
     
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  48. Fedace

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    Where can i buy this new racket ??
     
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  49. saremile

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    Great info btw. But do you have specifically where in the handle is he testing the weights...ie. upper or lower?
     
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  50. Eph

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    No idea; I would guess 3/4 way up.
     
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