Spy Shot: Prince Racket -- Blake's Thailand Open

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  1. anirut

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    Here are some spy shots of Blake's Prince racket. Note the lack of 'O' ports. You can also see the lead tape strip at 3 & 9.

    It's James Blake 'signature' model, I suppose.

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  2. McStud

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    umm wow.... just so you know he's been playing with this racquet for a long time now. this is not a prince. check the other threads regarding this racquet.
     
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  3. returner

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    what kind of string pattern is this? looks like 20x20.
     
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  4. BiGGieStuFF

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    So by now I guess he's not going to switch? Or is he still not chancing it because he's still in the running for the end of the year championships. My guess is that he'll never switch. It's gonna be one excuse after another.
     
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  5. Keifers

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    Ah, very good. Thanks for the spy shots, anirut.

    The folks at Prince must be pulling their hair out, not being able to capitalize on Blake's "endorsement".

    Otherwise known as endorsement-NOT !
     
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  6. anirut

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    I too didn't think it's a Prince ...

    To me, the racket looks like a wide-body, thin beam, mid plus, 18x20.

    He might have custom ordered his stick from somewhere. Vantage?
     
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  7. erw325

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    Second picture is not the same as my Vantage
     
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  8. migjam

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    No surprise, it's a Dunlop.
     
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  9. anirut

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    I was thinking about that, too. That's why I point the arrow to the 'V' at the handle top in the third picture. This kind of curve looks very much like a Dunlop.

    Or could it be the Redondo MP? ;) I don't think so, because the beam is more like a wide body.
     
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  10. anirut

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    OK, here's Blake and the Trophy:

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  11. hoosierbr

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    It's pretty well known that Blake is still using his old Dunlop frame that's been painted black.

    Were he not in contention for the Masters Cup my guess would be that he'd be using this last part of the season to test his new racquet in tournament play but since he's in the MC field as of now he probably doesn't want to take any chances.
     
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  12. Chang

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    Dunlop must be so happy right now that a Prince endorser is using a Dunlop racquet.
     
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  13. snoflewis

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    i think blake will start using it once the 18x20 pattern hybrid tour is released... which would probalby be on a bigger stage than the Thailand Open...im guess the AO
     
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  14. Keifers

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    Yep, I would agree with those saying after the year-end championships.
     
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  15. jonolau

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    Thanks for the call yesterday, Anirut. Nice pictures! Too bad I couldn't join you.
     
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