Takumi Fujiwara

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by LordCirque, May 26, 2004.

  1. LordCirque

    LordCirque New User

    Feb 21, 2004
    I'd asked you a while for information on the specs and gear (Strings, grips, etc...) for certain players but ultimately, never got a response. Those players were:

    Alicia Molik

    Iveta Benesova

    Elena Bovina (both her yonex and head)

    Daniela Hantuchova (both yonex and babolat)

    Patty Schnyder

    Maria Sharapova

    Karolina Sprem

    Vera Zvonareva

    Should I care about this? No

    Does it fascinate me? Yes

    Thanks for the info, you can email me at LordCirque@aol.com
  2. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

    Feb 11, 2004
    Sorry about the delay man, I've got a lot of things on my plate these days, what with work, uni, work, tennis and the inevitable amount of time us waste thinking about women. anyhow, I dont have the specs for all of these players, but of the list you have, this is what I could come up with.

    If you can get specs of Tom Martinez, they'd probably be a lot more accurate, since JCS have their own proprietary machinery which is apparently far more accurate than the Babolat RDC that i was using.

    All the specs I'm about to quote are for strung (i think) frames with the grips "as is". By that I mean, how the players would actually play with it.

    PS, when I quote the racquet type, I'm just going to quote what paintjob it is. Often times I'm not really sure whats under the paintjob because quite frankly, I have a life, and dont know every racquet that every manufacturer has spat out in the last 10 years.

    Daniella Hantuchova - Yonex RD-Ti 80 (i think it really is one though)
    string: VS Team 130 (25/24kg)
    length: 28"
    balance: approx 324~325mm
    weight: 358g (strung)
    ra: 62
    sw: 345
    pattern: 18x20

    Elena Dementieva - MP Tour 1 98 (i think it was one too)
    string: Alu Power (22/21kg)
    length: 27"
    weight: 345g (strung)
    ra: 65
    sw: 320
    pattern: 16x19
  3. MonicaSelesRulez

    MonicaSelesRulez Rookie

    Mar 2, 2004
    Hantuchova was using Alu Mains and VS Touch crosses at 23/21 recently.
  4. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

    Feb 11, 2004
    well actually, during the tournament, harold got a whole stack of luxilon and thats when she started experimenting with it. I was stringing for her personally..
  5. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    Did you string for Elena Dementieva personally??

    What tension is she using in pounds?

    She is my favourite WTA player and I also use ALU and would like to compare my tension to hers.

    It obviously didn't help the serve :?

  6. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

    Feb 11, 2004
    I strung for her personally, yes.
    She was stringing at 22/21kg.. Just multiply that by 2.2 to get it in pounds.

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