Takumi Fujiwara

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

  1. LordCirque

    LordCirque New User

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    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
     
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  2. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

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    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

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    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
     
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  3. MonicaSelesRulez

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

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

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    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..
     
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  5. Feña14

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    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 :?

    -Liam
     
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  6. Takumi Fujiwara

    Takumi Fujiwara New User

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    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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