TOP 10 Pro's racquets

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  1. film1

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    How many of the men in the top ten use the same racquet retailers and manufactures lead people to believe?
     
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  2. OKUSA

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    roddick, djokovic i know both use what they sponsored for (babolat puredrive and head youtek speed)
     
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  3. film1

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    When did Roddick start using cortex?
     
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  4. Jchurch

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    I believe last year after he hooked up with Stefanki he decided to change to it.
     
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  5. Jchurch

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    As far as I know, Federer still uses the BLX. I haven't really noticed a difference between the K Six and the BLX
     
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  6. rk_sports

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    I think racquets made for players.. ala Pete, Fed, Novak, etc use stock ones.. others have to customize to their needs
     
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  7. Xenakis

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    OP has this all wrong.

    The apostrophe should go here....Pros'....not here....Pro's.

    Can anyone tell me why?

    Re the actual thread topic, discussed to death all over the place. Use the search function. In some cases, like Fed, no one seems to know for sure exactly what the model is, also Djoker definitely doesn't use a stock YouTek. It's all on the forum already.
     
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  8. Kick Serve 14

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    Bull crap. Look at the thread that has his GT racket pics, its the same Pure Drive Team that he's been using since the begining of his career...
     
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  9. Mdubb23

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    Simply not true. I've five of Roddick's PJ frames (4 GT, 1 Cortex), and the Cortex is painted on on all five.
     
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  10. Kick Serve 14

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    Lucky! How did you get these?
     
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  11. fedifed

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    I believe Djokovic uses the real racquet and so does Roddick, I think. Maybe Federer does? murray uses the youtek.
     
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  12. film1

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    Fed is not using the blx, please.
     
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  13. Kick Serve 14

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    No, none of them actually use the sticks they market. Djokovic uses a custom Radical mold. Roddick uses the Pure Drive Team without Cortex. Federer uses a custom frame similar to the BLX but without Basalt or Karophite black, (basically a pure graphite frame) and Murray uses a TGK. If you're going to say who uses what racket, that GET IT RIGHT!!!
     
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  14. film1

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    I will ask any question I feel like asking, you dig?
     
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  15. film1

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    The point here is I don't think one player in the top ten uses the frame the manufacturers and the retailers claim they use, not a single one.
     
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  16. T1000

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    Pros is plural so the apostrophe goes after the s. Any more questions smart one?
     
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  17. roger nadal

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    Either way u cant get the pros racquets. Because that wud b stealing.
     
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  18. agassi fan

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    its pros' not pro's because of the reference to more than one pro.
    pro's racquets=singular
    pros' racquets=plural
    :)
     
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  19. bastorm0720

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    What's a TGK?
     
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    rodickk has the bigger paint job.
     
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  22. jemsiter

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    TGK is the code for Head pro stock frames

    Murray does NOT use a TGK. Murray uses a PT57A with 16x19 drill pattern
    Djokovic uses a custom mold with custom layup and everything
    The closest to retail is Federer's
     
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  23. Mdubb23

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    Connections, man. :)

    I've been meaning to post pics in Jemister's thread, but my camera broke the other day, and I've not had time to purchase another.
     
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  24. dantheman

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    mhmm lets see

    Federer:ps 90
    novak:head radical tour
    nadal:apd
    murray:head prestige mp
    delpony:pOG. lol jk hps 95 18x20 extended
    davydenko:eek:zone
    roddick:pdt
    soderling: i radical
    cilic:microgel radical
    tsonga:apdgt
     
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  25. dr325i

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    Corrected it for you...
     
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  26. Mdubb23

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    ^^Ah. That's better. Also, just wanted to clarify that Cilic uses the TGK231.3, or the 16x19 pattern in an MG Radical mold.
     
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  27. film1

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    This looks pretty close to what I think they use except for a couple, including Murray. I was not aware he used a 57A with a 16m but that sounds like a racquet I would love to have.

    Anyway, regardless of how many times this has been discussed, it's not enough in my opinion because countless millions of dollars are spent by people every year who are fooled into buying a frame they honestly believe is used by a top pro.

    It's fraudulent advertising and I expect we will see it go before the FTC and class action law suits will be followed by some changes of the way the industry operates.
     
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  28. big bang

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    damn theres still ppl around here thinking guys like Djoko and Roddick use stock frames:shock: christ! search the forum before posting BS:mad:
     
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  29. Rabbit

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    This is funnier than hell. I am surprised you got a proper response.
     
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  30. dr325i

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    Do you believe that Bode Miller used stock skis winning his medals? Do you believe those Nascar cars are stock with only engines/tranny replaced? You think Tiger uses stock clubs in his game? SHould Nike be sued too for making Nadal's shoes different from the rest?

    I don't think so. It's been like that for years and no one took it to the court, obviously it is not "a problem".
     
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  31. chancep2120

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    This thread is just too funny, an absolute CLASSIC!
     
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  32. MethodTennis

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    roddick doesnt there is someone on here who has pair of hi ao rackets and he doesnt use the cortex still just an extended length pd swirl
     
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  33. MayDay

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    So much knowledge here. Is there anything that the board doesn't know?

    Anyone challenged the board with identifying top 10 pros' underwear brand, type and size? :)
     
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  34. a-naik.1

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    I completely agree. Well called ;)
     
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  35. Xenakis

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    Well done on the apostrophe question chaps. Those who answered it correctly please give yourselves a pat on the back.

    Those who saw fit to put forward dubious unsourced opinions about pros' racquets are all in detention.

    See me.
     
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  36. vsbabolat

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    Nike was sued over the ball Tiger Woods uses.
    Woods Uses, Endorses Different Golf Balls
    Tiger Woods Doesn’t Use
    the Balls He Endorses
    Shortly after being sued by a nonprofit consumer action group for unfair business practices, Nike admitted the golf ball Tiger Woods uses on the links is not the same one he endorses for the company.

    Woods endorses the Nike Tour Accuracy golf balls in print and TV ads. But Mike Kelly, marketing director of Nike Golf, admitted Tuesday the world’s No. 1 player uses a custom-made ball with a harder inner and outer core that produces drives of 300 yards or more. That ball is not available to everyday duffers.

    Nike’s admission came after the company was sued in federal court in San Francisco. The group Public Remedies filed the suit on Tuesday claiming, in essence, that Nike has dropped the ball on truth in advertising.

    Common Practice?

    The group accuses Nike of unfair business practices by misleading the public into believing the Nike ball they’re buying is the same one Woods uses. Woods, who used to endorse Titleist balls, has won three straight majors this year.

    The Nike Tour Accuracy balls can cost $4 or more each, and the nonprofit group wants Nike to return money to the public.

    Kelly contends slight equipment changes for a pro are common in the industry. He calls them minor specification changes — not just to balls, but to irons and putters, as well. However, other golf companies say they sell the same products their endorsing players use.

    Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, didn’t return a call requesting comment.

    Making the Switch

    After using and endorsing Titleist balls since turning professional in 1996, Woods this year ended that endorsement deal to instead become a pitchman for Nike’s Tour Accuracy balls. He has used the Nike ball since May and formally made the equipment switch two weeks before the U.S. Open in June.

    Nike executives said in July that sales of Nike’s golf ball jumped immediately after Woods won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 shots. Woods went on to win the British Open in July and the PGA Championship last weekend.

    Woods signed with Nike immediately after turning pro, agreeing to a five-year deal worth $40 million. He is reportedly negotiating a new deal with Nike worth an estimated $100 million.

    ABC’s Steffan Tubbs and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=100737&page=1


    You are also comparing apples and oranges. In tennis we all play using the same rules, same court dimensions, same net height, hell even the same balls whether you are playing on the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, local Public court, or swank private club. So you are saying because Sodreling hits a better ball than me I should not be able to go to my local Tennis Store or Online Retailer and buy a Pro Tour 630?

    Or better yet listen to Jay Schweid: "Clearly it's not a great strategy to deceive the public," said Jay Schweid, a longtime stringer who customizes rackets for players He often is asked by players to verify that the rackets are indeed theirs after they have been painted to meet manufacturer's specifications. "The sport would be better if this would go away."
     
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  37. film1

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    Your Nascar point is simply awful for obvious reasons but I am not surprised you brought Nascar into the debate.
     
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