what is blake's racket right now? black outed?

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  1. markmdfw

    markmdfw Rookie

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    Hey is Blake trying a experiment racket? its black no stencil!

    Mark
     
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  2. Spatula

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    It's an old racquet of his. If you go the Paribas IW's site and look at the player interview transcripts he talks about it some.
     
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  3. Fedace

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    Can someone ask James Blake why he dumped the Wilson BLX 90 ??? Something about it he must not have liked......
     
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  4. mikro112

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    Too much basalt in them! :D
     
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  5. Jack & Coke

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    from: http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/News/...pts/Extra-Column/James-Blake-First-Round.aspx

     
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  6. decades

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    I guess when the game starts to go you get a little "picky" about your equipment...
     
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  7. Anderson9127

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    he should try Head, they keep the Feel lol Adv XD
     
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  8. Rabbit

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    To be fair, when Blake was at his apex and changed to Prince, he worked with Prince to develop a frame he liked and just couldn't. He went back to his current frame. From what I can tell, it appears that he's using the same mold and paramters, but the "new" graphite just isn't to his liking.
     
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  9. Fedace

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    LMAO,,,,,3 rackets left.... As hard as he hits the ball,,,its not gonna last. He will have to retire once those 3 gets old and breaks....
     
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  10. Rabbit

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    Well, reading the transcript, he said the last one to break was "in Paris last year", so they could last him a while longer.

    I've seen Ferriera practice, and he practices with a current Dunlop frame choosing to play with his MW200G's only during live matches. Maybe Blake could do something like that.
     
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  11. Cup8489

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    hopefully he doesn't flex them out.. he strings the lux so tight.
     
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  12. Jack & Coke

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    Wilson PS BLX 90 = hollow & tiny??

    It's the most recent racquet that he's tried (2010 AO).

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  13. sixone90

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    He should try the K90
     
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  14. vincent_tennis

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    he needs a sponsor to make him a new racket lol
     
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  15. DownTheLine

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    He is a top pro and he doesn't have connections? Plus, only three racquets on tour? WOW
     
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  16. Hidious

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    I feel like an idiot with my 4 racquets playing 5-10 hours a week.
     
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  17. Rabbit

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    I think Blake is working with Dunlop to do just that. Unfortunately for Blake, the materials (graphite) have changed enough since his racquets were made that Dunlop is unable to replicate the feel of his frames. He pretty much says that he is getting "more power and less control" with the new layups.
     
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  18. dekko1

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    So, what the hell is the racquet that he is playing with??
     
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  19. niktub

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    Any graphite specialist who could explain us the differences and issues...It sounds a bit strange.
     
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  20. niktub

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    I know Johnny mac is still playing with his old custom molds...16x19 soft heavy racquet.
     
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  21. Dave M

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    Aside from the layups containing different things mixed with or in between the graphite there are many qualities of the actual fibres avaliable.I expect he'd be able to tell the difference, though I dont play much these days but i find myself thinking the same about these newer tech's.
     
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  22. Pro_Tour_630

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    that is what I have been saying for the the past 5 years, I feel for Blake, Todays graphite is not like the HM graphite from the mid 90's long gone are the feel of the MW200G 95 or the PT630
     
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  23. sargeinaz

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    If players like Safin, Haas and other players can switch to these newer sticks with "worse" graphite, Blake can too.
     
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  24. Pro_Tour_630

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    by rackerdesign the same person who made blakes frames

    The "feel" element comes from a variety of factors such as material mix percentages, layup design for each layer, Grade or quality of the raw carbon cloth.
    Whilst some of the older grades of carbon are no longer available, its still possible to re-create the old school feel.. just costs a few more $$ and needs a bit more thought
     
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  25. samprasvsfederer123

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    blake has been dead to me for years
     
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