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Marat Safin 04-10-2004 05:43 PM

Marat safin's racquet
what racquet does marat safin use and what strings tension and other stuff

Michael Ludwig 04-10-2004 06:46 PM

Pretty sure the three racquets he brought in at the Nasdaq were done at 30/29 (?), with the usual VS 1.30. All came in strung, with stickers dating back to the Aussie Open which were 32/31, I think.

Swan Song 04-10-2004 08:51 PM

He used a Prestige Classic, maybe Tour or Pro because of the plastic cap on top of the grip. When he had the i. paintjob, he often covered it w/ gauze tape.

James Brown 04-10-2004 10:40 PM

its an i prestige man not a for strings..i guess gut or sorry cant be of anymore help there

Swan Song 04-10-2004 10:43 PM

Dude, it's a classic, not an i. I touched his racquet at my stringer's shop and it had the plastic piece on it, and BTW why would NE1 wrap the top part w/ gauze on the i. if there is no need to do it? For the CAP grommet, look closely, it's not an i. prestige grommet and the same response no 1 would change a bumper guard on the i. prestige except if one wants to put a standard one. One more thing I need to put. He has an old Head butt cap. Remember, the only one who used the i. prestige that I know of is Natalie Dechy and Joachiim Johansson?.

touchytennis 04-10-2004 11:40 PM

also, marats racket had no grooves on it. An i.prestige does.

Hewittfan22 04-13-2004 10:59 AM

safin defitenly uses classic one, just like all the other pros, hewitt still uses srd 90 with new paining job of Rdx-500 after Srd discontinuted Hewitt shift( just the painting job) to Rd ti-50 when he won us open then Mp tour-1 when he won wimbledon and now he swtiched to Rdx-500 Why would he swtich to so many racquets? its gonna mess up their game. Its all about painting job guys...
Also all the prince graphite users still uses orginal graphite with te painting job including ferrero, coria, costa and nalbandian is the only exception because he now signed with yonex and actually using rdx-500 and you can tell it by the racquet cause racquet doesnt have the cross bar anymore which he used to have it with the prince racquet.

Swan Song 04-13-2004 01:41 PM

OMFG, Costa uses Precision 730 a.k.a Prince Graphite II Longbody. Look at the darn cross bar it is not straight like POG. I repeat, Costa uses or used to use Precision 730!!!

Hewittfan22 04-13-2004 02:11 PM

Everybody listen Swan Song is now offically GAY ***

Takumi Fujiwara 04-13-2004 05:21 PM

actually, costa uses a long version of the Fischer Pro No. 1 FT now. With a custom string pattern, something like 14x16.. something like that

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