Verdasco's racket

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  1. iplaybetter

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  2. Jonnyf

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    If I remember correctly he uses a Major Bulit Elite
    the old name for Tecnifibre. I think Guy Forget played a big part in the company
     
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    The TF website says he uses the TF320. If that's the case, you're right; in this picture the bottom cross is not done.
     
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    It is an extended T.Fight 320/335 but with custom drilling due to the drilling on his old Major Bullit Elite/T.Fight 325. But he really made the switch. Other than Tipsarevic did, he stayed with his T.Fight 325 with 16x19 pattern.
     
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    how does he have an extended
     
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    He is a professional, sponsored by Tecnifibre. They'd do just about anything to hold on to the unfortunately few players they have.
     
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    does anyone know what string Verdasco uses? It looks like some kind of technifibre poly, but not sure which....

    thanks.
     
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  8. jura

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    It's very easy to produce extended sticks. Also there will be a T.Fight 320 XL next season.
     
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  9. jura

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    The last I remember was BB Original.
     
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    But is Verdasco's T-Fight 320 closer to the stock weight of the 320 or the 335?
     
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    I don't know his specs. But as far as I remember his 325 was heavier than stock. So probably his actual racket will be closer to the 335. But why do you all discuss so much about weight and balance? These specs everybody has to find for himself. It says nothing about the racket. So you can say he uses a T.Fight - which weight it ever has. Weight is just lead (or silicon) at some racket areas.
     
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    That's a great comment and I agree with it 100%.... it's a bad choice to try play with the exact specs that a pro uses... this is something that everyone has to experiment with and find the right balance for themselves.
     
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    agree here, just look at the pro's howmuch difference there is, some very heavy (murray, gaudio, nestor) and some very light (clement, moya, mantilla,) and i didnt even mention balance...
     
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    so he has an old frame that is 16x19 and is extended, and with the exception of tapsaravic all other tecnifibre prose use what it looks like
     
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    Thanks for the reply, jura. I've demoed both the 320 and the 335 and they both have great feel. However, I found the 320 a bit too light and it had some stability issues due to the lighter weight. On the TW Vlog interview with Verdasco from Roland Garros, he claims to use the 320. I was a bit surprised thinking that a claycourt baseliner like Verdasco would want the heavier 335 for more power and stability. So I was wondering if he's somehow able to find the stability he needs even when he hits the ball so hard from the lighter 320. The 335 is the same racquet as the 320 but just heavier, so it doesn't really make sense to me why anyone would use the 320 and add lead to weigh it up when they can just easily use the 335 instead. That's why I was asking if his racquet is the stock weight of a 320 or really a 320 weighed up to about the 335 or maybe even real 335 but with the 320 decal printed on it.
     
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    That's made my day!

    Thanks for the info :)
     
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    i think the idea is that by weighting up a lighter racket you can get exactly what you want
     
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    Simple: very different balance points.

    I have both the 335 and 320, and ended up playing with the 320's as my main sticks, with lead added. They feel very different.
     
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    the 335 is more head light though
     
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    I'm desperate to find more out about this.!
     
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    Hessam,
    drop me an email if you don't mind..
    jwhtennis777@yahoo.com
    thanks, JS
     
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    agree it took me a while to find my specs but it was worth it
     
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  23. mdtennis15

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    so what string does verdasco use...last i heard on this thread was BB Original
    Is that correct anyone?
     
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  24. saram

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    I'd like to find out as well--his spin/power ratio is just supreme...
     
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    yes he uses Luxilon BB original
     
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  26. saram

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    much appreicated...thanks.
     
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