Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by airdupont, Dec 28, 2012.
Is it a Wilson Blade?
Head Prestige Ltd Midplus
an extended pt57a
It will come in tank engine blue.
Maybe its an experimental round-headed Yonex with a Head grip. They used to make regular-shaped rackets.
strange...it does not look like the 260.2
Looks like it to me.
Thanks i was not sure
Don't be so sure it was Yonex that dropped him. Tomic might have not liked what he was using and decided to go in a different direction. Unlike clothing apparel the racquet (tool) plays an important factor in how you perform.
I don't get why he uses so much finishing tape on his frames
It looks like tomics black racquet is head according to the buttcap, maybe the new 2013 speed?
Even more embarrassing was his performance against Roddick at the U.S. Open. You tank once You tank twice. Wait until he reaches another hurdle and we will see how he handles it. You can have Tomic.
Unfortunately, about 7 out of 10 teenagers and kids in their early 20's over here act like idiots. Regardless of how famous they are.
It is just our culture. He will be fine.
Djoko the tank engine methinks. The 2 boys have something in common now, no?
I guess that makes it okay. Perhaps for you. It's wrong. And there is no place for it in this game. You want to misbehave because of your great desire to win. Maybe I can live with that. But never, never, give up especially on center court of a Grand Slam. I know you believe that Gregory.
Tomic is wearing 2010 Vapor 7's in his semifinal against Seppi. I'm surprised Nike are cool with that.
Sort of like how Fed prefers V6.
Maybe he likes the V7s
I foresee some Radical paint in his near future.
The way head is stupid with their pj marketing they will paint it with yt mojo
Damn, tennis is in far worse shape than I imagined.
agree - looks like head = probably pt630 unfer the paint.
How do you know ?
... yes it is. (CAPs ? ... it doesn't matter)
Definietly NOT from the PT630 mold.
One easy way to tell, though there are a few clues visible:
In the photos you can clearly see that the pallets extend almost to the throat of the racquet (exactly like Rad MP, 260.2, etc) whereas a PT630 has a good inch of graphite between the top of the pallets and the throat.
Maybe you don't know, but the Head pallets are bigger than 18cm, you can just cut it out according to your needs.
^^^Not even sure what this means... Perhaps I was unclear with my statement, however I am 100% correct in my analysis. Racquet is from Rad MP mold, you can take it or leave it.
Haven't you seen pallets from factory? ... :-?
Radical MP mold, you could be right, but are you saying it just by these topic pics ?
Tomic is definitely using the YT Radical MP 260.2
Coming from a source like you, I can belive it
Yes, by the bagful.
Since you seem intent on a pi**ing match, you should know that I used to earn my living as a racquet technician. I've had the honor to build racquets for players in the hall of fame, and I've probably forgotten more about racquets than you know.
Wow, I'm glad for you!
but just like you said... you used to... when I just do it
I still smell **** even after lefty gave pretty good double bagel to art
I am not an expert in identifying blacked out racquets, but it sure look like Tomic went down in head size which makes a lot of sense for his style of play.
Australians put up with a lot
Australians put up with anything if, the player is winning!
I wonder what role trying to play with a Yonex for a year played in Tomic's poor 2012?
^nothing at all, it is the player not the racquet.
Speak for yourself, thanks very much. Those of us who've had the misfortune to deal with this kid and his dad are most definitely not fans.
It's the player if and when they're happy with their racquet, but if they're not they're not going to play well.
so your call man
You nailed it, Bartelby.
Just what I was about to say.
I actually think it played a significant role if you ask me. Some people will disagree like the poster above saying its all about the player.. but I really think him back with his Head will suit him well.
so, what's the consensus? will he openly switch or will Yonex paint him up some Heads?
it'll look pretty shaky if they do 'cos that thing looks nothing like anything Yonex have made in 30 years...
Solinco Protocol 325? release in 3 months?
I think it looks like wilson blade 16 x 19 with the oval head shape.
I'm going to gather he will continue to use blacked out racket until either Head or Wilson (whatever racket he is using) buys out his Yonex contract.
Or perhaps he had only a one year contract with Yonex. Not sure. Anybody on these boards stringing at the Australian Open. They would know best about his racket.
Yonex not posting results on Tomic on their website which leads us to think it's not a Yonex racket.
It's not. It's the HEAD YT Radical MP 16x19 TGT260.2
You can even see HEAD on the bumperguard.
In this article, he says its a new Yonex racket but just did not have time to paint it.
That surely is not is not a Yonex!!
It's funny because Yonex hasn't said much of late in regards to Tomic. He is still under contract. Even if he's using a head, he won't say anything until Head buys out his deal or Tomic will owe a lot of money to Yonex.
But Yonex will manufactor rackets to keep their players happy. They tweaked Ivanovic's racket for three straight years until she settled on the Ezone XI 98(obviously her specs are different from ours).
That's a lot of money lost in tweaking models on a yearly basis. Imagine selling a new model racket and less than 12 months later it's different. Great for selling the latest technology but not good for those who bought the previous model.
Commentators are saying it's "his old school Head racquet".
A blacked out PC600 perhaps? It looks like Prestige Mid...
Vsbabolat already covered it. That's definitely not a mid.
Vs (or anyone): is there any fundamental difference between 'TGK' and 'TGT'? Or is it simply a new code for a newer paintjob? (we'll see tgt's from here on, for instance, or something like that.') Just curious what the tgt signifies compared to the seemingly more prevalent tgk codes.
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