wawrinka 2013 specs

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  1. dgoran

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    RPM blast, the string. I see lots of lead on the head
     
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    Looks like 2 strips of 6 inch tape at 3 and 9
    Don't think its rpm because its twisted shaped poly ala sonic pro edge etc...
     
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    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's RPM Satan 17g
     
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    I would be interested if anyone knew his racquets specs
     
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    Can't think he changed his specs much in the move from Head to Yonex, the old specs were 359g unstrung and 31cm balance, also un.
     
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    Hmm ped where did you get those specs I read here before in awesome jura thread that his prestiges use to be 348gr 31.3 bal but I just wondered if he changed with move to yonex
     
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    I didn't get them from Jura but can't remember exactly. I do remember they were from a reputable source or else I wouldn't have recorded them :)
     
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    Did you mean to write "RPM Satan"?
     
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    Is there any evidence that he is using the 95d. I don't understand why Yonex would say he is using 98d at first, then 97 if he is really using 95d. I don't see what difference it makes to yonex what racket he uses when it's still a yonex racket.
     
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    If I had to guess I'd say the larger head sizes are more marketable and easier to sell to the average player.
     
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    Simple reason that its newer. IIRC the 97 came around the same time Yonex signed him
     
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    Did u take the current specs weight flex sw etc of Stan's racquet?
     
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    No prestretch. but why the difference in main and crosses ? 27 kg for main and 25 kg for crosses. What does that do?
     
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    Opens up the sweetspot a little more. Also, because it's a Yonex and it has an isometric head shape, people tend to drop a kilo or 2 for the crosses because of the smaller distance between the side of the racquet (shorter crosses) than a conventional racquet.
     
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    If I recall correctly didn't Yonex (at least at one time) recommend lowering the tension on the crosses?
     
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    That's the version that Babolat makes for their touring pros. It gives hellish spin.
     
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    Can anyone compare the 97 and 95d? I might try out both soon. Since I'm a one hander I like to look around at what other one-handers are using, and considering Stan's success with Yonex as of late (beating Murray in straights!!) my interest has been piqued.
     
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    Also just thought about this with the head size of Wawa's racket. I know he was using a prestige (tgk 238.3). I also know that head is very weird about how they measure their head sizes, no? Most prestige's aside from the mid are 98, but I have read that the actual head size for the prestige 98 is 95 by the way head measures their rackets. So I guess it would make logical sense that he would use the 95d instead of the 98d. However, I'm still confused as to what difference it made to Yonex which racket he sponsored, as he was such a big pick up for them that I doubt they would care. Of course Yonex is also now discontinuing the 95d so I guess they needed to move him onto another racket which explains why he has begun using the Tour 97.
     
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    Because crosses are shorter. And the difference allows also the mains to move better (for spin) and softens also a bit the stringbed.
     
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    because it is a paint job
     
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    Also, easiest way to tell its the 95D now is because of the grommets in the throat. The 95d has three strings through the grommet, where as the 97 has four (I just demoed the 97 myself so I checked it out), and stan's clearly has three strings through the grommet in the throat. There is also the difference in headshape but that is a lot more subtle.
     
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    Fair point, just counted. Seems silly to pretend its another racquet?
     
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    It's because they discontinued the 95 and and 98d for some reason? I'm still not entirely sure why they did that since they don't really have any rackets to replace them.
     
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    Gives him a little extra pop on slice backhands aswell as enlarge the sweet spot. This is a very common practice among pros including Federer and Dimitrov.
     
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    Anyone has the specs of Yonex Vcore 95D for Wawrinka and Hewitt?

    String setup for Hewitt also...VS Team with Alu Power, but what tension? I see that Stan uses RPM 27/25.


    95D is much smaller that Head Prestige Pro, that is 98 sq inches? Or it's not that big difference?
     
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    Seems like a pretty high tension for RPM, no?
     
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    The 95d supposedly plays bigger than a 95 sq. inch frame, while the Prestige Pro is actually a 95 instead of a 98 because Head measures from the outer edges of the frames, unlike other brands.
     
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    And if you compare a 95D with a 97D, do you think that the grommets from a 97D would fit the 95D? I don't mean the throat grommets, that won't fit...I mean the head grommets.

    I don't like the red and black grommets that 95D has.
     
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    I know this is a stupid question, but do people place lead in their racquet on both sides of the hoop (meaning two six inch pieces of lead on the 3 and other two pieces on the 9)?

    4 pieces of 6 inch lead tape is alot of weight..

    1 inch= .25 ounces.

    6 inches= 1.5 ounces

    1.5 X 4= 6 ounces!

    Assuming that the racquet is 12 oz strung, is his racquet really 18 ounces or am I completely wrong on my math?
     
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    You're mixing grams and ounces.

    1 inch = 1/4 gram.

    6 inches x 8 = 48 inches x 1/4 gram/inch = 12 grams x 1 ounce/28 grams = 3/7 ounce.

    I'm assuming 2 layers of 1/4 inch tape on both sides of the strings on both sides of the hoop.
     
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    Ooops... :oops:

    Thanks again! :)
     
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    Nice video.

    So to prove to people that his racket is not the Vcore 97: check the video at 01:49-01:50. Check out the bumper, that ain't a Vcore 97 bumper. That's 95D bumper (maybe 98 also looks the same). The bumper separates at the top close to the middle.
     
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    Sure enough.
     
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    hewitt still plays with the 95, but endorses the 89.
     
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    I gotta disagree. He used that tension when used a 90, but now he uses 95.

    Meanwhile I found out that he strings 55lbs (25kg) both mains and crosses.
    This way, the crosses, beeing poly (alu power), loses tension quickly.

    So specs for Hewitt:

    Yonex Vcore 95D

    Headsize: 95 Sq Inches
    Weight: 346g unstrung
    Balance: 31cm
    String Pattern: 16x20
    Grip: 4 3/8 Gamma Hi-Tech Grip
    Strings: Vs Team/Alu Power 17
    Tension: 25/25 kg

    Wawrinka uses Yonex Vcore 95D also, stringed at 27/25kg (59/55lbs) with RPM Blast.
    I don't know what weight balance and SW he uses though.

    When he played with Head Youtek Prestige Pro, he had 348g unstrung, 31.3 cm.

    Both have paintjobs of Yonex Vcore 97D.
     
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    I've demoed the 95D. The head on it was HUGE. Seemed more like a 100+ to me. No way does the racquet that Wawrinka uses look like the 95D that I played with, it looks much smaller. That's why I still think he's really using the 89T.
     
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    http://t.co/cEDilDXk

    There's the pic from P1 of his tension. Very possible he was experimenting, but at one time (Jan '12) he was using low tension. And you can see the 95D paint (even more obviously awhile ago).
     
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    Good find man. 17kg, that has to be the record for low tension.
     
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    Nope, Volandri strings his racquets at 26lbs. :shock: Has been for years. Sanguinetti used to also string his racquets down really low.
     
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    ^^Slightly off-topic BP, but what was your impression of the 95D, particularly in terms of weight, balance and flex? I'm cool with the headsize/shape playability issues.
     
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    Volandri strings his at 12 kilos (Lux BBO?) I believe. 17 is really low for gut, though, even with ALU as a cross. Guess that's why he's a pro
     
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