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THESEXPISTOL 08-16-2009 10:39 AM

Andre Agassi former equipment
 
What were the specs of the racquets that he used during his carrer?
Specially the Headsize.

Gorecki 08-16-2009 10:57 AM

he used a 690 cm2, or alternatively a 107 sqin if you will...


é a minha raquete de eleição. head 690 :)

THESEXPISTOL 08-16-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Gorecki (Post 3813341)
he used a 690 cm2, or alternatively a 107 sqin if you will...


é a minha raquete de eleição. head 690 :)

why did he used such a large frame?
to bring more power and forgiveness(ok he's a pro) to his baseline gamestyle?

フェデラー 08-16-2009 11:12 AM

are we talking about 90s agassi or 05 agassi?

THESEXPISTOL 08-16-2009 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by フェデラー (Post 3813431)
are we talking about 90s agassi or 05 agassi?

it would be nice to know both because i would like to know the adjustments he made during his carreer..

I saw a old video of him using a Donnay Racquet and the thing looked huge!

フェデラー 08-16-2009 11:25 AM

agassi always liked big heads.

The_Punisher 08-16-2009 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by フェデラー (Post 3813495)
agassi always liked big heads.

ha. good one. i see what you did there.:roll:

Gorecki 08-17-2009 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THESEXPISTOL (Post 3813464)
it would be nice to know both because i would like to know the adjustments he made during his carreer..

I saw a old video of him using a Donnay Racquet and the thing looked huge!

well.. in all honesty i have no idea why he used 107's. i know that growing a junior at NickB's academy he was using POG OS, so he kept his gear the same specs changing from prince to donnay and then to head always using a 107 frame with thin beam. that might explain it!

btw, like i said, the player´s OS isnt that much forgiving and powerfull... trust me! it's just a better "both wings machine" for a 2 hander... imo!

Power Player 08-17-2009 07:04 AM

The OS is nice on the 2 hander. I use a 100, which is a midplus, but I bought an Agassi Donnay.

I hit with the new Radical OS and it is real nice too. OS gives you more edge to hit the ball with basically. I think Agassi group up playing Prince OS so why change a good thing?

drakulie 08-17-2009 07:30 AM

A bit off topic, but the radical trisys 260 mp is a monster, and my favorite of the radical line. :)

BTW, I'm fairly certain agassi, late in his career was using a frame a bit smaller than a 107.

Rabbit 08-17-2009 07:37 AM

From memory, Agassi used
  1. Prince Oversize Graphite
  2. Donnay ProOne OS
  3. Prince Oversize Graphite (stenciled Donnay)
  4. Donnay ProOne OS
  5. Donnay Wide Body OS (for 1 match at the French)
  6. Head Radical OS
  7. Head Custom frame - this is the one with the crossbar, I think it may have become the Ti something-or-other
  8. Head Radical OS
  9. Head Custom Frame - smaller than his normal frame, used it during one of his last U.S. Open campaigns
  10. Head Instinct
  11. Back to #9
From what I understand, Agassi was always tinkering with his gear. I don't know if that qualifies him as a gear head, but he did change his set up numerous times.

From what I've seen, pro-wise, he used to setups for string. The kevlar/gut set up and then the all-ALU set up late in his career.

NamRanger 08-17-2009 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Rabbit (Post 3816545)
From memory, Agassi used
  1. Prince Oversize Graphite
  2. Donnay ProOne OS
  3. Prince Oversize Graphite (stenciled Donnay)
  4. Donnay ProOne OS
  5. Donnay Wide Body OS (for 1 match at the French)
  6. Head Radical OS
  7. Head Custom frame - this is the one with the crossbar, I think it may have become the Ti something-or-other
  8. Head Radical OS
  9. Head Custom Frame - smaller than his normal frame, used it during one of his last U.S. Open campaigns
  10. Head Instinct
  11. Back to #9
From what I understand, Agassi was always tinkering with his gear. I don't know if that qualifies him as a gear head, but he did change his set up numerous times.

From what I've seen, pro-wise, he used to setups for string. The kevlar/gut set up and then the all-ALU set up late in his career.



He used the oversized Prestige line late in his career too. It's the 102 sq. inch one. I'm not sure what it's called.

Gorecki 08-17-2009 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by NamRanger (Post 3816601)
He used the oversized Prestige line late in his career too. It's the 102 sq. inch one. I'm not sure what it's called.

the classic tour 660 ? or the Prestige team?

the difference is the cap grommets!

and btw, does anyone have pictures of him with both that and the instinct?

ollinger 08-17-2009 08:22 AM

Probably no coincidence that the greatest returner in memory used an OS. I still find that when my game is off a bit, I play better with the forgiveness of an oversize. Maybe this is why an overweight Serena, using a near-OS (104), can devote relatively little time to the tour and just show up and win slams.

El Diablo 08-17-2009 08:26 AM

Agassi was very much a tinkerer. A guy I knew used to be the US importer for Kirschbaum and TOA, and he would get calls from Agassi's people late in the career inquiring about a string Agassi wanted to try.

Lefty78 08-18-2009 05:44 AM

Towards the end of his career, Agassi experimented with numerous headsizes, all various degrees smaller than 107". This was part of an effort to gain more bat speed.

Aces09 08-19-2009 10:08 PM

I heard a rumor that he also had a custom string pattern, with something like 20 main strings? I guess that's expected since he was one of the few using an OS head.

Gorecki 08-20-2009 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Aces09 (Post 3827799)
I heard a rumor that he also had a custom string pattern, with something like 20 main strings? I guess that's expected since he was one of the few using an OS head.



no....

jimbo333 08-20-2009 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorecki (Post 3816621)
the classic tour 660 ? or the Prestige team?

the difference is the cap grommets!

and btw, does anyone have pictures of him with both that and the instinct?

Anyone know which one?

ericsson 08-20-2009 02:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorecki (Post 3816621)
the classic tour 660 ? or the Prestige team?

the difference is the cap grommets!

and btw, does anyone have pictures of him with both that and the instinct?


The instinct:





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