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zidane339 11-30-2008 06:30 PM

Cortex on Nadal's Racquet?!
 
Was checking out Hewitt's charity auction where Rafa's APD used during Wimbledon is up for grabs. If you look at the up close pic of the throat, there are ridges, indicating cortex?! I thought he used a pj of the APDC?Or could my eyes be decieveing me?

BTW its at $10500!I hope its the real thing or the buyer is duped!

http://www.eswap.com.au/auction_deta...tion_id=226913

Mansewerz 11-30-2008 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zidane339 (Post 2902798)
Was checking out Hewitt's charity auction where Rafa's APD used during Wimbledon is up for grabs. If you look at the up close pic of the throat, there are ridges, indicating cortex?! I thought he used a pj of the APDC?Or could my eyes be decieveing me?

BTW its at $10500!I hope its the real thing or the buyer is duped!

http://www.eswap.com.au/auction_deta...tion_id=226913

I see it too!!!!!

zidane339 11-30-2008 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mansewerz (Post 2902814)
I see it too!!!!!

Thank goodness, I thought I was seeing things! Could it be just a "publicity" racquet; it really wasn't played at Wimbledon?If so, thats a travesty. So much money for a signature on a racquet you can buy at TW.

KJSupra70 11-30-2008 06:40 PM

The racket was "used" by Nadal? There's no way a real used racket could look that clean after a tournament at pro level. :???:

MAYBE the autograph is real, but as far as I know, that could be fake too.

zidane339 11-30-2008 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by KJSupra70 (Post 2902829)
The racket was "used" by Nadal? There's no way a real used racket could look that clean after a tournament at pro level. :???:

MAYBE the autograph is real, but as far as I know, that could be fake too.

Its been pretty publicized though that Nadal gave that to Hewitt. So I would think at least the signaiture is real.

Cup8489 11-30-2008 06:59 PM

well the signature looks real. but nadal doesnt usually place the rubber piece over his finishing tape on his grips (he just uses the finishing tape, you can see the babolat label on it)

and those strings don't look like duralast, theyre almost completely opaque, rather than transparent.

plus that grip is clean as a whistle, and VS overgrips get dirty in almost no time at all.

ollinger 11-30-2008 07:17 PM

KJ
A racquet used at Wimbledon could in fact look immaculate....grass doesn't cause scratches. Grass stains wipe off.

miniRafa386 11-30-2008 07:21 PM

and its a fresh new string job, no stencil wear.

pmacino 11-30-2008 07:30 PM

FWIW...I have professional color calibrated displays, and I can see yellowing on the grip bevels. It doesn't look like a brand new grip to me.

Sup2Dresq 11-30-2008 07:38 PM

Could be one of the cortex racquets Babolat had him test. Thrown in a racquet bag. Taken out at wimby. Hit once, give to charity.

Or .... It's uncle Toni's ....LOL. It's still a Nadal racquet. LOL. sucka!!!

msc886 11-30-2008 09:07 PM

Nadal may have given it to him but so far it doesn't seem like the one he actually uses. The buyer is dooped.

maximo 12-01-2008 04:00 AM

Just bid for it. :lol:

Bolivian Ace 12-01-2008 04:24 AM

I've been reading a lot about Nadal using an APD painted as APDC, but found no proof of it. I searched the threads and nothing....maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Could someone please, show me where to find that proof. Thanks

jmverdugo 12-01-2008 04:29 AM

That looks like the original grip, not an overgrip.

vsbabolat 12-01-2008 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Bolivian Ace (Post 2903331)
I've been reading a lot about Nadal using an APD painted as APDC, but found no proof of it. I searched the threads and nothing....maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Could someone please, show me where to find that proof. Thanks

Here is your proof. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...30#post1426030
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fede (Post 1426030)
Hi guys, I touched Nadal's racquet and I can confirm that there is no cortex system. Today he was practicing in Rome with Gonzo.
25 kg tension.

The cortex is just painted, here the pics:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6cpkg8m

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=67oc46r

Ciao,
Fede

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 1426842)
Here are Fede's Photos posted up.





Thank You Fede for those great Photos!:-D

No Cortex.


PopWar 12-01-2008 02:17 PM

So that guy is spending $12,000 on a "fake" Nadal racquet/real cortex APDC
I sure that the signature is not worth like $11,815
But i guess its all for a good cause

Mdubb23 12-01-2008 02:30 PM

This might sound exceptionally stupid, but I was just thinking about this, because I have never gotten a real answer--who does paintjobs on pros' racquets? Are there professional painters hired by racquet manufactuers just to paint their sponsered pros' racquets? Any info would be much appreciated.

Sorry to hijack, Zidane.

vsbabolat 12-01-2008 03:27 PM

^^^^^
The racquets have the Cosmetics (Paint Job) put on at the Factory. Just like what is done to the consumer racquets.

Mdubb23 12-01-2008 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 2904594)
^^^^^
The racquets have the Cosmetics (Paint Job) put on at the Factory. Just like what is done to the consumer racquets.

Oh. Duh. :oops:. Thanks

featherlight 12-01-2008 04:57 PM

the racket also does not have the custom damp Rafa uses


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