So I asked Donald Young...

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  1. jakul

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    Yes it is. Especially when someone doesn't get your blatant attempt at humor.
     
  2. Leelord337

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    well you obviously haven't seen ivo karlovic play, lol
     
  3. Young Gun

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    the pics which show dy's pj have no specs on the inside of the racquet,

    could this mean that my microgel prestige i found, be paintjobbed also?

    if so, what should i do, as there in the mg prestige was no specs in the throat like dy's how can i find what it really is, if infact it is not the real deal
     
  4. saram

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    I thought the MG Prestige line was not going to be released until January. I could be wrong though. Where did you get one? I have not researched recently on the MG Prestiges and maybe they are out now...but could you show us some pics of your MG Prestige? Would love to see some.
     
  5. saram

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    Yes, the 630 is truly a great stick and not junk. Well said.
     
  6. saram

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    Ivo actually has some decent groundies compared to what I saw in Isner last weekend. Ivo was not hitting the ball continually into the very bottom of the net if not almost bouncing them off the court prior to going into the bottom of the net. If Isner wasn't pounding the bottom of the net, he was pounding the top of the backstop behind his opponent. Isner was even criticizing himself verbally aloud about his groundstrokes.

    His form does not suck on them, but his mobility hinders his groundies, as I said before. When he took sets off the Fed and so forth, his serve was dead on. This weekend, his serve was not hitting on all cylinders and he was forced into baseline rallies where he imploded and lost in a tiebreaker.

    If his serve is on and clicking, he can win in tiebreakers. When his serve is not on, and he is forced into rallies and baseline exchanges, his groundies hinder him tremendously.

    It is very different watching a player on television from up behind the players. When you are sitting a few rows up, you can see the timing issues, footwork, etc., a lot better and get a clear view of why shots fly, etc.
     
  7. Pro_Tour_630

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    the photo provided by Young Gun below says TGK 237.1 what do you make out of this VS


    http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf0964cg9.jpg

    I think your stick is a real MG prestige Mid

    can you take a picture of the inside where you remove the butt cap, I there is a while layer in the layup then it is a PC600, if not it is a real MG prestige Mid.
     
  8. saram

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    The photo provided within the link here has a red paint scheme, just as previous paint schemes along the Prestige line. The one in DY's hands has the orange scheme, which has been the trademark of the Radical line for years. So, I wonder if DY is using a new MG Prestige, why the Radical color and scheme?

    Anyone with info or thoughts, feel free to enlighten us....:D
     
  9. Pro_Tour_630

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    Tour players who were known to play the PT630 were seen with Radical paint jobs is it is not uncommon. There were some on e.b.a.y will all sorts of PT 630/280 paint jobs from glossy iprestige to mat iprestige to "fake LM radical ridges and fake LM Prestige Ridges to fake painted FxP radical dimples and fake painted FXP prestige dimples
     
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  10. Pro_Tour_630

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    here are some posted earlier I am too lazzy to post pictures of mine

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/jdubois/DSC01056.jpg

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/jdubois/DSC01055.jpg

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/jdubois/DSC01058.jpg

    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/jdubois/DSC01059.jpg
     
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  11. vsbabolat

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    I think it was made in Austria. Also what ever it is it has TK52 C.A.P. Grommets and not the TK237 grommets that come on a MG Prestige Mid made in China. It could very well be a real MG Prestige made in Austria using the tooling and molds in the Kennelbach factory that are also used for the PC600.
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    In the above photo you can see that the throat piece fro the grommets is the same as the PC600

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    In the above photo is a good side by side comparison of the obvious difference in the grommet in the throat between the PC600 and the MG Prestige Mid.
     
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    it says made in austria on it somewhere on mine
     
  14. Young Gun

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    about 3/4 of the way up on the handle nearer to the throat it says 3 and just below TK76
     
  15. Young Gun

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    also the butt cap is stapled onto the handle with super glue inside it, there is no trap door at all
     
  16. vsbabolat

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    The "3" is the grip size and the TK76 is the part number for the Pallet.
     
  17. vsbabolat

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    On the racquets made in Austria for the Pro Players on the Tour Head puts the original style all black butt cap with a sticker that has the Head logo on the racquets for them. Head used to put this style of butt cap on the racquets they sold to the consumer.
     
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    Donalds Specs

    I do the customization on Donalds racquets. I can't reveal the stats but he knows what he likes and doesn't like. There is lead tape under the bumperguard, silicone in the handle and a few frames have lead at the top of the handle.

    His frames way exactly the same within 1/10 of a gram, balance is exactly the same and swingweight is exactly the same for all 12 frames.

    vsgut
     
  20. wksoh

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    Michael Chang's mum?
     
  21. Hedges

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    Somebody said...
    As I mentioned in another thread, a Head Rep handed me an all-black test racket earlier this year. He said, "This is exactly what we give the touring pros. You'll be able to buy it retail in early 2008."

    Now that I've read the TW forums, I realize it was the Microgel Prestige Pro which I suspect is the racket DY has been and is using (PT 630). The rep basically told me that..."exactly what we give the touring pros".

    I played a few groundie games with it and loved it. It felt very flexible (by today's standards) *and* powerful at the same time. It was a heavier racket, but that's what I like. Serving and volleying was really nice.

    Anyway, I'll leave it to you experts to decide if the new Microgel Prestige Pro is indeed the PT 630.
     
  22. Pro_Tour_630

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    the Microgel Prestige Pro is 16X19 and is 21mm beam and flexs at 63, while the PT630 is 18X20 and 20mm beam and flexes at 56
     
  23. Hooooon

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    you, sir, are an idiot. he has the best groundies in history for a player his height, sorry ivo fans.
     
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    You are right in that Isner has better groundie than people think but by Pro standards, it is very weak. guy ranked #800 in the world may possibly have better groundies than he does. On another note, IVO Karlovic has very good groundies, especially his forehand. Ivo just doesn't like long rallies so he goes for big winners on the forehand so it looks like he is making ton of errors but it is a calculated shot making. Just ASK james Blake, what he thinks, he has alot of respect for Ivo's groundies.
     
  25. Rob_C

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    The silicone in the handle, is that commercially available, like from Home Depot or Lowes??? Is the weight specified anywhere, so you know how much you're adding??

    Thanks
     
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    I always find it hilarious how those on the outside looking in can so rightfully judge a situation of anyone. We can speculate and his mom may have a bit of an attitude. Right or wrong, why does that bend you out of shape. Why she travels, what their personal situations are, etc are really no-ones business. DY is on the up and up in his game, lets hope he gets better.

    As for his look, clothes, hat, what have you...better that than a cookie cutter. Fed is what he is, Blake,Safin, etc..they all have their own. If you dont like it, fine, thats your deal. Just because not everyone agrees, so?

    I dont care for Federers look or his constant hair combing, Nadals look, Lopez' ponytail, but who cares, its character in the sport.

    We get opinionated sure, but this sport needs a boost big-time and the charisma of the younger set is a helper, not a detriment.
     
  27. LovelyTennisNut

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    that might be the best post in this thread. i guess its human nature to be critical, especially on a chat board over the internet, where dont have to show their face.
     
  28. mctennis

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    His hats on right it sounds like his head needs to be straightened out.
     
  29. Chauvalito

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    You can get silicone and any number of other useable materials from the hom edepot to add weight to the handle of the racket.

    Just ask for silicone caulking, and you will have many to chose from, if you or some of your friends have a tiled bathroom or shower, there is a good posibility some type of caulking was used to seal where the walls meet each other.
     
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    donald is playing tomorrow on court 6 i'll see if i can take some photos.
     

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