Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Roger Wawrinka, Mar 7, 2014.
Watching right now, anyone know what it is? Is it a real prestige pro?
Its not pro I can tell you that its 18x20
I strung for him last year and he was using a regular prestige mp. Don't know what he is using currently. Strung with isospeed at 26kg.
What Isospeed string?
This is accurate.
Last year we were in Austria for a bit and saw him in practise.
Spoke to a few people who weere there and they all thought he would make tthe top 20 in the near future.
Saw his rackets and yup they were regular Presige Midpluses( to my surprise)
Not PT57a / PT57e
No prostock frame? Retail one?
Maybe a TGK with the retail paint you think?
Hey Drakulie, did you notice ant lead tape? I'd be curious to know how Thiem customizes his frame.
So, no one knows Thiem's lead setup? If there is any...
It´s a TGT293.2 or is a PT57A?
It's an IG Prestige MP…
Dominic Thiem seem to have switch racquet companies to Prince!
Anyone know the model he is repping?
This is not Thiem ^^^^^^
^^^^^That looks like Granollers.
This is Thiem:
Lol, best post ever
Sorry, just kind of got them mixed up!
Thanks for the laugh!
Drakulie knows !!! that is one knowledgeable dude on tennis ... him and sireshes ))
Drakulie knows !!! that is one knowledgeable dude on tennis ... him and sureshes ))
That's the racquet we all wanted - slightly updated IG with new paint job. I would still be using the Prestige if Head had done this. Oh well
Old school Austrian Thomas Muster setup
Dominic is currently playing the Babolat Pure Strike with the new Head Speed 2015 paint job.
He will probably switch to Babolat with 2015. But there are still negotiations going on.
you must have really good inside knowledge, thanks for sharing.
question, did Head do the paintjob and why speed and not prestige?
I talked to Babolat this week during the Tournament in Vienna, where Dominic played Haase yesterday.
I cant really tell you why it´s not a Prestige Paint Job.
But it seems that the Thiem management wants to get out most of it, moneywise.
I personally think it was a mistake, because he played far better with his Prestige MP!
thanks for the fast answer
i have tickets for thursday, so maybe i will ask a few follow-up questions if they are not too busy
Not sure who you talk and it might be true that Babolat is negotiating with Thiem to but that is clearly NOT any babolat racquet that he played with in Vienna
Clearly no Pure Strike... compare the string pattern.
wouldn't that be a legal issue if he played with a babolat racquet with head plastered all over the frame? i think if he was really using a babolat it would be all black.
The racket in the picture above is not a Babolat
i realize that. but someone earlier mentioned they thought it was a babolat.
Wait till January, and you´ll see!
Are you so naive, Babolat or Head can set up any string pattern for a Top 40 Player. Don´t compare this racket to any retail ones out there.
Dimitrov´s string pattern is also not on any retail stick!
it is HEAD I think, I see Graphene logo on the neck
It´s painted by HEAD, but it´s a Babolat frame.
But what´s your intention, this racket will never be out for the public to play.
it realy looks like a different racket compared to his old head racket (graphene rev paintjob). the beam is clearly thicker.
i saw the new graphene speed rev already (played a few minutes) and its a different racket.
very bad decision to go for a babolat stick. this will keep him from the top for a few more years.
That would be illegal without Head's permission - see the discussions in the past where Dunlop had to cease and desist with Safin's frame because they painted it "Dunlop" without Head's permission, and how Mauresmo was able to do it when she played a Dunlop painted as a Head because Dunlop couldn't pay her, so Head got permission from Dunlop. You can't appropriate someone else's property, e.g. claim you're selling Coke while selling Pepsi, without paying damages. Different brand paintjobs is another Talk Tennis fantasy that crops up from time to time.
I'm completely amazed by the intel people get not only on this thread but on most players' threads.
When I look at the pic above I too see the Graphene logo, HEAD written at the 2 o'clock position, PRO at 3 o'clock and the letters "SP" at 10 o'clock while assuming "EED" is under the bumper guard. For what it's worth, it looks like a HEAD to me. Yes a paint job can easily disguise that, but wouldn't you think it like dressing up a old Honda Civic to look like a BMW 325? Just seems wrong.
That's because there is no BMW325 any more
this clearly shows that you have not much of a clue. Babolat does not make completely custom frames, they do offer any frame they had as a retail racquet at some point though. This is not a Babolat and it is highly doubtful that Thiem (a promising Austrian talent), who has played with Head racquets all of his professional career, will switch to Babolat.
This is the new Speed (or a paint job of the new Speed). This pic. was posted in another thread and it is clearly the same-
Thiem to Babolat, I guess.
I hope it's not a stiff Babolat or a custom flex because a typically stiff Babolat could kill his elbow with his monster one-handed backhand.
Even if he's playing with a Retail Pure Strike Tour (65 RA), it's still less stiffer than Fed's current stick (68 RA).
65-68 RA range stiffness is really nothing nowadays anyway, i.e. assume that it's not strung with super stiff strings and/or crazy high tensions.
But the thing is, ProStaffs tend to feel less stiff than their ratings while with most Babolat racquets it's the opposite.
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