Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by RBBRT, Jun 4, 2013.
Nostradmus, look at what you've done. Your plan worked.
Or was he just swinging free and loose? He crushed the ball, toe to toe, with Nadal and AO 09, then not long after reverted to his passive game. Racket had nothing to do with it.
During the quarter final it was brought up by the play-by-play guy with McEnroe. The other guy said that Darren Cahill kept urging him to switch from Dunlop to Babolat. McEnroe said something like(paraphrasing), "Don't blame Dunlop, Verdasco kept switching back and forth from his old racquet."
Hope he can carry this momentum over to the rest of the season, he is one of the more entertaining players out there IMHO,
Only when he's on, otherwise he's more frustrating to watch than a bible thumper in a evolutionary biology course.
There are rumors that he's probably using the prototype of an AeroStrom 2014...according to a message i read today on an italian forum by one of the best european stringers...It doesn't seem to be an APD at all, this's for sure
Right. All we see is the racquet. What we don't see is the training, preperation, diet changes and all of the other behind the scenes stuff that goes into playing tennis.
I heard Joker say that one of the biggest things for thim was changing his diet and elimination gluten from his diet. He believes that gave him the edge to get to #1...
Verdasco is using a Pro Stock AeroPro Drive i.e. one without cortex a la Nadal. It isn't an AeroStorm. He didn't even try an AeroStorm version, only an original PD, APD with Cortex and the one without cortex.
I strung for him at Eastbourne earlier in June.
When you say Verdasco is using an Original APD a la Rafa, how does this differ exactly from a 'normal' retail Original black APD? Thanks Paul.
RA 67 as i remember.
According to RacquetFinder, its stiffness, balance & swing weight:
This is NOT Fernando's Racket, but it is an interesting paint scheme:
I don't think it does. Just a guess, but I bet the pro stock APD is the original one you have.
ehdespite claims of magic graphite inside pro stock frames they are most of the time old discontinued retail models with sprinkle of custom drill patterns on few
is that Kenny's frame?
I thought the AeroStorm line was dead. No?
That's kind of what I thought too...
I thought this is the frame of Jerzy Janowicz..
he uses the same frame but I have this feeling this is kennys frame
Yes - it is Kenny's frame, although Viktor uses the same paint scheme!
does it has cortex?
Stop being lazy and read the goddamn thread!
There you go. Read for yourself
Did you by any chance take specs of aerostorm users victors, Kennys, jerzys, or tour users brown, sock etc...
Verdasco serving like Superman with new babolat racket.
Verdasco always served like superman, one time in ten.
^nice man! im really unfamiliar about this stuff
Where is Super Verdasco today? With Super Babolat?
He was tired. but this Babolat is making him play 20 % better than he did before. Look for him to cause some major upsets at the US open with this new weapon.
Yesterday i was taking a closer look at Verdascos Babolat in Båstad. I hold it in my hand and it felt pretty nice.
The white cortex was painted. The "active cortex" was not painted but same type of material as on the retail model.
He had 3 leather pods on the middle strings and under that leather and grommet he had lead that was hidden to 95 %.
No lead at the top.
The only other lead i could see was about 3-4 cm´s on each side at the very bottom part of the side-grommets. Placed under the grommets.
The frame was strung and overgrip on so its hard to estimate balance fully but if i compare it to my own APDGT with some modes i would guess the balance on this frame was around 32 cm and a weight of maybe 310-315 grams. Felt pretty light.
Nice Hank. This makes sense. He likes his swing weight low and that lead placement is consistent with that.
You sure about the weight? I think he had his Tec frames at 365 grams.
I was thinking more like 23.4% better.
My recolllection is that his frames were on the very low side in terms of weight.
IIRC, Ron Yu stated on here last year that Verdasco had gone up quite a bit in SW when he left his TF's (Major's) behind which were 315 SW.
I assume he'd know since he was customizing them. Static was 353g on the "TF" but don't remember if that was strung or not
Cool story Hank... and so light?:shock: Not knowing about his specs etc previously, that's a surprise for me. What were you doing in the, er, interestingly named 'Bastad?' Spill the beans for your fellow racketaholics!
Bastad, or Båstad as it is spelled on swedish, is host to the ATP250-event Swedish Open. I was there trying to find interviews from the players about upcoming articles for the tennismagazine. Ofcourse i took a look in the stringers room and finally i got to see Verdascos babolat
Unfortunately we did not have time to measure the specs on any rackets.
didn't help gainst the portly Delbono, cortex kills man..
Saw his match today. Found it kind of funny how his strokes now like look very close to Nadal's with this new stick. :lol:
Verdasco is now Baby Nadal.
It always looked similar to Nadal's FH; straight arm and SW grip. Only thing is the way he draws and more WW finishes for Verdasco.
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