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blackfrido 04-22-2009 05:17 AM

Melzer's Stick = 3 brands in a year?
 
I noticed Jurgen Melzer in less than a year switched from Kneissl, to Head and from Head to Dunlop. Before Head he was using the Red Star painted in solid black.

Any experts opinion in how heavy this stick become after all these paint jobs?





origmarm 04-22-2009 06:09 AM

I noticed this also. Surprised frankly, less by the initial switch as he went to black in between but more by the subsequent Head to Dunlop move.

Pro_Tour_630 04-22-2009 09:25 AM

I spoke with melzers coach, he said it is a dilema, he has been testing many frames and does not like any of them, it is more in is head( no pun intended) then the frames.

blackfrido 04-22-2009 03:14 PM

so I understand from your words that the Red Star is still working fine for his game.......
do you know the specs on that Kneissl?
BTW, you advised me about strings for the red couple of months ago (I guess that was last year). Never found any that suits right (at least for me, made a mistake of selling the sticks), but last week I bought another three frames to give a chance to the red beauty one more time!

nadal for number1 04-22-2009 04:06 PM

different company paintjobs... same stick underneath

Pro_Tour_630 04-22-2009 04:53 PM

^^^ that is not true

Pro_Tour_630 04-22-2009 04:58 PM

he is using the actual new dunlop 4D 300 Tour, modified to his specs

ag200boy 04-22-2009 05:12 PM

hm.. has anyone else noticed that dunlop stencils seem to wear off faster the other companies? just a random thought..

DunlopDood 04-22-2009 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ag200boy (Post 3347084)
hm.. has anyone else noticed that dunlop stencils seem to wear off faster the other companies? just a random thought..

I think it's cause the stencil sits right in the sweet spot on most racquets (unlike Head), also most of these pros have a poly setup to which paint does not adhere to well.

vsbabolat 04-22-2009 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nadal for number1 (Post 3346906)
different company paintjobs... same stick underneath

Melzer actually used the HEAD MG Prestige Pro.

blackfrido 04-22-2009 05:46 PM

that was discussed before;
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=198426

he never played a Prestige Pro > it's Kneissl Red Star with a paint job

vsbabolat 04-22-2009 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackfrido (Post 3347178)
that was discussed before;
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=198426

he never played a Prestige Pro > it's Kneissl Red Star with a paint job

Melzer most certainly did at one time use the MG Prestige Pro.

You should notice that the string pattern in Melzer's racquet here is 16x19.


You should be able to see the C.A.P System grommets in these two photo above and below.

blackfrido 04-22-2009 07:19 PM

yes, I can see those grommets different than the Red Stars and the string pattern too

Pro_Tour_630 04-22-2009 07:37 PM

331 mass
33.15 balance
337 Swing weight
4D model, 27.5


http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs.html

He put around 25 grams of lead under bumper between 10-2

VS babolat, tell us what you did with your 300 tour, and how it played. sounds familiar

I know you like 32cm not sure you want to go 33cm

I always thought that the 300 tour was on the short side, might wanna do something about length even if .25

Shaolin 04-22-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pro_Tour_630 (Post 3345753)
I spoke with melzers coach, he said it is a dilema, he has been testing many frames and does not like any of them, it is more in is head( no pun intended) then the frames.



Sounds like the typical Talk Tennis member!

origmarm 04-23-2009 12:03 AM

The strange thing is that you would think he would do his "experimenting" behind closed doors or under a black PJ or something rather than having the full "sponsored" PJ and stencil each time. I imagine many pros at some point or other may go through this process but it's rarely "seen".

Pro_Tour_630 04-23-2009 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaolin (Post 3347494)
Sounds like the typical Talk Tennis member!

typical:confused:

here he is at indian wells in march with the 300 tour 18X20



one month later he is in monaco with the 300 tour in open pattern for more spin on clay,


Pro_Tour_630 04-23-2009 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by origmarm (Post 3347948)
The strange thing is that you would think he would do his "experimenting" behind closed doors or under a black PJ or something rather than having the full "sponsored" PJ and stencil each time. I imagine many pros at some point or other may go through this process but it's rarely "seen".

at the pilot pen last year he had the blacked out redstar.

He likes playing with two different string patterns depending on surface.

imalil2gangsta4u 04-23-2009 07:00 PM

a pro should not be switching rackets like that. how can you get your rhythem and confidence?

CANADIAN763 04-23-2009 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imalil2gangsta4u (Post 3350653)
a pro should not be switching rackets like that. how can you get your rhythem and confidence?

You are really questioning a pro's choice of racket? They know what is best for their games and what they like in their racket.


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