Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Underhand, Jul 9, 2010.
He plays with one on the Davis Cup. Maybe it is an amazing paintjob.
Yeah, I can only assume it is real.
Or it's a masterpiece by the best painters in the PJ business.
Meh, it's Verdasco. Who cares? This whole PJ thing has gone on for too long with him...
Do you guys stalk this section of the board to put down any attempt at curiosity? I'm confused as to why you baboons post in this thread if you don't care, and btw, I care now, and obviously so does the OP.
It's like going to the zoo....the silly behavior is entertaining. But there really is something bizarre about people becoming breathless about what a guy's using when they ultimately don't know what it is. People actually post threads like "when is Santoro going to change paintjobs?"
Dunlop are slow. It astounds me that up until now he hasn't even been playing with a Dunlop stencil. Yet his racquet was blacked out anyway. Dunlop are very slow indeed.
It's hilarious...So many haters on this board, and none of them know a damn thing. Everything to everyone here is a "PJ" conspiracy. A player cannot possibly switch? Look at Davydenko. The guy's played with no fewer than 4 different racquets in the past 10 years and he's #5 in the world. Same can be said for Agassi (3 different racquets). It must be a PJ right? These haters are the same clowns that show up to the courts dressed like Federer or Nadal and play 3.5 tennis. They worry about having the same racquet and strings/tension as this pro or that pro, but the truth is they cannot feel the difference from one to the next.
If a company can make a better racquet and offer someone a better deal, why not switch? I realize that most people on this board are 15 or under, but one day you will understand that if a company comes to you and offers you a similar job for more money or a better job for more money, you have to at least look at taking it. The way you kids think, you'll be a 50 year old peon at the first company you ever work for making $15K per year...hahahahaha.
As far as Dunlop goes, I think they made a great move getting Verdasco. They make excellent racquets, but I'm sure most of you will continue to sit in front of your computer sipping your Haterade and talking about PJs all day long.
This has been a strange racquet change over the last few months, and took a long time for Dunlop to either get a racquet up to scratch for Verdasco or properly paintjob his TF sticks. Either way it was strange he played a part paintjob for so long
Pj or not, what racquet is it?
A new model or some cosmetic modification of an Aerogel 300 4d?
I saw Fernando on the outer courts of USO'09. He hits a clean heavy ball and really enjoyed seeing him move, hearing him breathe and strike big. He consistently hits through four balls on forehand winners.
Great post. You nailed the way I feel about the major sports, LeBron James (not that he needs ink here)...really a lot of things.
I think it did take them a long time. From everything I've read, it's very difficult for these guys to switch in the middle of a season, and honestly its surprising to me that he would switch before the US Open. I take it to mean he really likes the new racquet, and they took their time getting it just right. If these new ones were just his TF frames with a new Dunlop PJ, they would have had these for him back in April when they announced the deal. Since he's played with the TFs up until this week (though with a partial blackout), my guess is that this is something new that Dunlop has coming out.
That frame looks fantastic; does anyone have any inside info on it? I'll try to take a closer look during the doubles tonight
Yeah itprobably is a new racquet not a pj otherwise it would have changed cosmetics earlier, will be interesting to see if the old tf pj comes back out at any stage
cool the davis cup shirt looks like the soccer jersey the spanish players wear in the world cup
Yeah, okay. I don't really know where you're coming from with this, I don't dress like Federer or Nadal on court, because I'm not a fan boy. And the reason it's annoying is because he's switched rackets 3 times now this year. Had he switched early, it would been one thing, but it's the fact that he went to Yonex, then blacked out, and then to Dunlop that I don't understand. If he was going to switch, then he should have switched sooner...
im pretty sure it is
Yeah but it's missing the spanish emblem.
its a new stick, whole new PJ, probably same mold as his TF as the headshape is still the same, So I guess dunlop will be coming out with a new racquet. I can't count the string pattern but i'm sure its 16x19, He wouldn't change that.
you can see it here -- http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/102753895/AFP
Why should he "have to switch sooner." Your post makes absolutely no sense. Tennis is practically full season, it doesn't really matter which point of the season someone switches it's all the same. As someone else has stated, it's obvious he was not comfortable fully switching frames yet, what's not to understand?
What it is interesting about this stick/paint job is that it is not the AG 4D 300 tour or any existing Dunlop model in the market as per today.
This must mean Dunlop is coming out with some new stuff soon!
The Dunlop Verdasco Signature racquet possibly?
Fluffy Beaver has it right. Why should he have to switch sooner? He signed the Dunlop deal somewhere around Miami, at which point the season is in full swing. I think it's probably a smart move by both he and Dunlop to take their time and get it right (something that Yonex apparently didn't do).
you have the right to tell one of the top tennis players on the planet how he should conduct his change of contracts?
you are actually annoyed by this?
Oh my! :shock:
It's already known Dunlop are going to release a new line of racquets. I think 4D has been a failed line even though Dunlop make great sticks. Just go on to their website, it's been under "maintanace" for a while now. Something new is bound to happen.
Definitely a new model (in this case maybe a PJ or whatever it's hiding) that he's advertising.
"Verdasco will immediately commence testing of Dunlop’s new 2011 technology. Stay tuned for his choice."
The story can be found anywhere, just google the related topic. By the way their website has been down (under maintenance) for a long time. Hope their get their latest info up there soon.
Dunlop: an English company with Spanish players Almagro, Robredo and Verdasco, has reportedly decided to rename their touring pro team "The Armada". Their new technology will be called ''1588''.
Their new line of frames comes out this fall.
Possible names for the new Dunlop Verdasco will be using:
The HairGel (feels like AeroGel only more Guido-ish!)
Dunlop, I'm kiddin. You know I love you. I even like Verdasco's strokes. I just wish he'd hit a proper backhand and finish better at net.
The headsize looks 100 sqin. And in the last picture, it is strange that the grommets are so big compared to the frame. Also overall the frame looks thin compared to the grip, or maybe he is using a small gripsize.
Those are old pictures of him clearly playing his TF painted partly black...That's not the stick he was using in Davis Cup this weekend.
I don't know if this has been posted before, but you can see Verdasco hitting quite a few balls with a dunlop in this video. Looks pretty recent..
I can't watch videos on facebook. Anywhere else i could watch it?
Any news on the 2011 range? Its safe to say Nando will use the 2011 pj.
Racket looks nice, as does the Robredo one
Nice vid, thanks. He's using a 300 Tour in this vid and since this looks like a promo vid, maybe it was the real thing.
I was wondering the same thing. I was trying to make out the string pattern, but I couldn't catch it.
whatever the frame actually is, he's still playing with a 16 x 19 string pattern. I saw his davis cup match against llodra, and i thought the pj looked sick with the BBO in it.
Maybe he's tryin the regular AG 300?
Does anyone know what overgrip that is? Also it looks like there is leather underneath.
Ok, I read this and had to say "WHOA!!!!!" That's kind of stalker-ish. LOL!!!
YIKES! That is more than a bit creepy!
He uses Tecnifibre Contact Overgrips. And yes, there is leather underneath.
Ciao Mario, long time no see, how is life in Bella Italia?
His leather is applied right handed and the overgrip is applied left handed, weird, thought he would have both the same
guys, its not a PJ, its a new Dunlop frame called Biometric Tour 300, they bought the old TF mould for his frame and used their new technology within, paint job up close is class, its available in january and my sources tell me the other players ill be using it asap inc Mr Berdych........... lets see what happens
My knowledge about the new Raquets from Dunlop :
Verdasco : Biomimetic 300 Tour
Davidenko : Biomimetic 200 plus
Melzer : Biomimetic 300 Tour
Almagro : Biomimetic 500 Tour
Robredo : Biomimetic 600
Cibulkova : Biomimetic 600 Lite
believe it or not but alot of high level tennis players use the same racquet there whole career and if they dont they switch very few times.
Can we get a concensus? And who came up with that name? A focus group of sci-fi geeks?
It's Biomimetic. There is a video on Youtube of the Biomimetic 300 Tour. The name just rolls off the tongue.
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