What's Simon's racquet?

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  1. JediMindTrick

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    It's curious that this hasn't been discussed already, seeing how Simon may break in top 5 soon. So, what's under the MG Prestige MP paint?
     
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  2. treblings

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    i know it sounds farfetched, but just maybe an MG Prestige MP?:shock:
     
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  3. rosen88

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    Pt630.....
     
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  4. treblings

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    what else could it possibly be?:)
     
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  5. gerli

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    It could be an iprestige.
     
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    whats pt630
     
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  7. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    head pro tour 630
     
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    i thought he was using the pt600
     
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  9. gully

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    Did I hear the T Masters Cup announcer -- I think Gimelstob -- say that Simon's racket was an inch-and-a-half longer than normal?

    If I heard correctly, is that so?

    28.5 is one looong stick.
     
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  10. JediMindTrick

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    Another pro using the Pro Tour 630! It's getting boring!
     
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  11. Fedace

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    It is Microgel Prestige Pro. same racket as many pros use these day. TW gave it one of the highest ratings ever.
     
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  12. vsbabolat

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    Simon's racquets has a 18x20 string pattern. The MG Presige Pro is 16x19.
    Check out the code in the throat
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  13. fluffy Beaver

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    Uh huh, Overall 79 is one of the highest ratings ever. I really do wonder what kind of person you are in real life as you just troll the boards like no other, more so than ummm I guess no one comes close to ya. :?
     
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  14. duso

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    I was fairly close to him while he was practicing. No, I didn't hold one of the frames, but I am aware of the various Head frames over the years. This one seemed to have indents, dimples at 8 and 4 o'clock. I believe that its an iPrestige.
     
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  15. vsbabolat

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    It looks like to me that the code in the throat says PT57A for the Pro Tour 630.
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  16. Fedace

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    Also listen to the sound his racket makes. It is exactly same as the Microgel prestige. It has very distinct unique sound. also why not email him on his site and ask him. i heard he still answers his own emails cause he is not yet a mega star.
     
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  17. orangettecoleman

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    http://www.loria.fr/~gsimon/
    is that the site? because that is another guy with the same name. emailing him questions about tennis might confuse him terribly.
     
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  18. Fedace

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    LOL,,, i think that is his uncle. Maybe he know what racket Simon is really using. Or just email the president of HEAD and ask him.
     
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  19. vsbabolat

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    Or maybe you could look at this photo and see that it says in the throat of Simon's racquet PT57A which is the code for the Pro Tour 630.
    [​IMG]

    *Edit* If someone with better computer skills than me make the above photo larger. For some reason I can't.
     
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  20. Fedace

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    ^^It is just a code for the stringing pattern. so the stringer doesn't get confused and string it like Wilson K90. LOL.....those codes get mixed up all the time...
     
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  21. vsbabolat

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    You really don't know what you are talking about. It is not a code for the string pattern!!!

    A example is the code for the Prestige Classic 600 is PT10. While the code for the MicroGel Prestige Mid is TGK237.1. That has nothing to do with string pattern. They both have 18x20 string patterns.
     
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  22. Fedace

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    ASk Head and they will tell you what i just told you. I asked them about the code on Simon's racket and they said it means nothing, and it is the code for the stringing pattern
     
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  23. Tennis Truth

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    I took a picture of his racquet this summer and from my picture you can see clearly that it does say PT57A in the throat, so it is a Pro Tour 630.

    Also, notice that the racquet does not have the standard Pro Tour grommets, but appears to have iprestige grommets. The grommets do not come down as far, and are not squared off.
     
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  24. vsbabolat

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    The PT57A, PT57E, TGK238.1, TGK231.1, PT10, and TGK237.1 all have the same 18x20 string patterns but all are very different racquets.

    The codes do have a very important meaning.

    Hey Fedace I have a Bridge in Brooklyn for sale. Would that be something you would be interested in?
     
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  25. Fedace

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    Don't get Fooled by the fake codes.. they are put there by HEAD to throw off the consumers. consumers like us trying to figure out what he is really using so we can play just like him. but it is really microgel racket.
     
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  26. vsbabolat

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    I am not fooled. You are the one that is fooled. The codes have been going on long before the Microgel line of racquets came out. Try to get a clue.
     
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  27. Fedace

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    Also another fact is that those codes are put on these pro's rackets at random and they don't mean anything. when they do the PJ, they don't even know what code will go on the racket...
     
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  28. vsbabolat

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    It is not random! Riddle me this why is every Prestige Classic 600 coded as PT10 and every real Microgel Prestige Mid is coded as TGK237.1? Also why is every real Microgel Radical Midplus is coded as TGK231.1? The codes do have specific meaning. I think you are misunderstanding what you were told.

    Now you are no changing your story. Now you saying it is random while before you said
    When you make up your mind get back to me.
     
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  29. zamogilny95

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    nice post mate
     
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  30. Fedace

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    ASK Head about Simon's racket if you don't believe me,,,,i give up.:cry:
     
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  31. niktub

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    i know gilles and thierry.
    he uses PT57A.
     
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  32. vsbabolat

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    Of course if you call up HEAD they will tell you Simon uses the MG Prestige MP AKA TGK238.1. What else do you expect them to say?
    When you called HEAD in 2005 and asked them what Simon used they said LM Prestige MP. But the reality was in 2005 Simon had the LM Prestige MP paint job on his PT57A (Pro Tour 630).
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    Look at the grey stripes simulating the total sweetspot construction (the liquidmetal ridges)

    When you called HEAD in 2006 and 2007 and asked what racquet Simon used they would tell you the Flexpoint Prestige MP. The reality is he used the PT57A (Pro Tour 630) with the paint job of the Flexpoint Prestige MP.
    [​IMG]
    Look at the fake hole and dimples at 3 and 9 O'clock simulating Flexpoints. Also look at the grooves in the shoulders where the head meets the shaft. The real FXP Prestige MP had flat shoulders

    And today when you call HEAD they say Simon uses the MG Prestige MP. The reality is Simon uses the PT57A the Pro Tour 630.

    I am sorry you just don't understand Fadace.
     
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  33. niktub

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    Pathetic...
     
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  34. duso

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    Exactly. I think I know my way around the head frames. I am not aware of codes, and numbers. But, this frame really appeared to be the iPrestige. No other frame Head produces had the elongated indents I indicated. I actually hope we can get to the bottom of this.
     
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    lmao fedace so delusional
     
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  36. dr325i

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    or just messing with you all...
     
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  37. pow

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    I'd be hesitant to give him that much credit...
     
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  38. Fedace

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    by saying that you prove to me that you don't know the half of it.:)
     
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  39. treblings

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    the number in the picture is 57A. that indicates to me that it is indeed a pj.
    my question is, why would Head do that? conceal the racket so that everybody thinks its an mg and than give it away by putting the numbers on the frame.
     
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  40. Elzurdo

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    Fedace just want to mess with you all... the sad consequence or side effect of this, is that he is providing disinformation and confusion to this forum. This is really disappointing...
     
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  41. Racquet Man

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    vsbabolat, you seem to be on the look out and top of spotting who uses what Head "coded" pro racquets.

    We know from another poster who has Gulbis's cracked racquet that he uses the PT57E. There is many posts that suggest many use the PT57A, and then many now using the TGK 237/238 line.

    Can you create a current list of what players use which Head code and lay-up?
     
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  42. maratsafin5

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    You guys are idiots, he definitely does use the Microgel Prestige 93
     
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  43. purple-n-gold

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    Pardon your faux paus but i believe if u look closely at pic in post # 41 you can see midplus not mid on the frame:shock:
     
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  44. maratsafin5

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    What else are you going to speculate? Roger Federer is using Fischer, but his paint job looks as if its really a Wilson?
     
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  45. maratsafin5

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    Ok, so then its the 98, but definitely not PT 630.
     
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  46. Fedace

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    PT 630 doesn't even exist anymore. you cannot make what you do not have.
     
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  47. Raiha

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    isn't not having something the reason you make it in the first place?
     
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  48. vsbabolat

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    The Pro Tour 630 does exist. Simon uses the PT57A, the Pro Tour 630. Your post are laughable.
     
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  49. maratsafin5

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    For those of us that do not study serial numbers, can I please see some pics of this so called PT 630 and PT57A....and I hope nobody will make a remark about my so-called "inexperience and naivety", but I'm 5.5
     
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  50. Cup8489

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    are you a documented 5.5, or self-rated?

    and i can still call you inexperienced and naive, because you may be a better player than I, but that doesnt mean you know much of anything about equipment, and inherently you would know even less about what pro's use.

    so yeah, you're inexperienced, ignorant, and naive.
     
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