So what racquet does Taylor Dent really use?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by BreakPoint, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. BreakPoint

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    OK, we all know Dent doesn't really use a Wilson ROK but a panitjob of something. So what is it? The way he hits those drop volleys is just amazing. He gets such incredible touch with that racquet but at the same time can hit extremely hard on his serves and groundstrokes. I'd like to know what's underneath that ROK paintjob and also what kind of strings he uses.
     
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  2. Justyn Daniell

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    From what I hear....its a Wilson Prostaff 6.1 and ill assume he uses natural gut but u know what assume spells....someone back me up please because id like to know too
     
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  3. dander

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    the original 6.1 or the hypercarbon version?? i didn't think any pros actually used the latter
     
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  4. lesko

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    dent racket

    He uses the Wilson HULK with supersize fries.

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  5. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I'm pretty sure someone said it was the 6.1 classic but 27.5 inches long.
     
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  6. Jim Hendricks

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    A Wilson rep said it was a racquet made for him when he went switched back to Wilson.
     
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  7. Mike Bulgakov

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    bump......
     
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  8. OrangeOne

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    Oh my, a "what racquet does someone use under a Wilson Paint-Job thread". Just *wait* until BreakPoint gets here....

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  9. chair ump

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    Custom PS 7.1

    I heard that Dent used a custom racquet made from the mold of the PS Zone 7.1. Check out pics and I think you'll agree.
     
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  10. ericsson

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    Yes but only the mold, the lay up is very different, almost everything is custom about that racket, he got a SW of nearly 400, talk about a rocket.
     
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  11. origmarm

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    For me its a 6.1 Classic, which has had various dodgy paintjobs, just like in this older shot:

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    Recently the n-code PJ has appeard but the pallet looks a bit shorter so maybe he as made the switch

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  12. origmarm

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    On another note, he just can't hit a shot without pulling a weird face can he....
     
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  13. theone

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    There's a website that shows its a totally custom racket, with a SW of 400.
     
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  14. origmarm

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    Does anyone have a link, interested to read it...
     
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  15. prostaff18

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    I have herd that he has a super high swing weight. I was told that it was a 6.1. that was very custmized.
     
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  16. mmuubb

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    I heard a HyperProstaff 5.0 stretch...
     
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  18. origmarm

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  19. LN_Dad

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    Is he playing regularly yet? Saw him at a Futures event in September and he said he needed to go in for another op on his back.
     
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  20. PBODY99

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    While on his down time he passed the USPTA certification.
     
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  21. jorel

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    he's not using any racquet right now
     
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  22. Fedace

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    He will be using the new K-factor blade, i heard.
     
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