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nickarnold2000 10-31-2010 03:12 AM

Kimiko Date's 385g racket!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCF9n...eature=related

Has any one done a thread on this before? Check out her bagcheck and her very heavy sticks! :)

Cooper_Tecnifibre4 10-31-2010 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 5154768)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCF9n...eature=related

Has any one done a thread on this before? Check out her bagcheck and her very heavy sticks! :)

WOw I Just watched that video 7 minutes ago and was in the process of making this thread, but then noticed yours LOL! What are the odds!?

And it's halloween ooooooooooo:?

120mphBodyServe 10-31-2010 03:54 AM

Heavy racquets are good.
Anyone who disagrees is a pansy.
THE END.

uk_skippy 10-31-2010 04:01 AM







I took these at Wimby this year. Def felt heavy. It had to be strung a certain way, not just as to S-Fit pattern but also to how she wanted it with the name on the throat and the why the stencil was applied.

Regards

Paul

nickarnold2000 10-31-2010 04:15 AM

I can't think of another current female pro or male pro either(except maybe doubles) playing with such heavy racket. And she's 40 years old!!

Sinner 10-31-2010 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by uk_skippy (Post 5154796)
I took these at Wimby this year. Def felt heavy. It had to be strung a certain way, not just as to S-Fit pattern but also to how she wanted it with the name on the throat and the why the stencil was applied.

Regards

Paul

Hey Paul, do you recall what the balance was like?

Hominator 10-31-2010 08:02 AM

It also goes to show how you don't have to be strong in the traditional non-tennis sense to use a heavy racquet.

Larrysümmers 10-31-2010 08:18 AM

385g...NICE

Fedace 10-31-2010 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 5154768)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCF9n...eature=related

Has any one done a thread on this before? Check out her bagcheck and her very heavy sticks! :)

impossible. that racket only weights 9.8 OZ strung...

Larrysümmers 10-31-2010 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 5155096)
impossible. that racket only weights 9.8 OZ strung...

then thats a whole lotta lead

nickarnold2000 10-31-2010 09:17 AM

Why does she need 3 cell phones? Mine works in Asia, North-South America and Europe!

spacediver 10-31-2010 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 5155096)
impossible. that racket only weights 9.8 OZ strung...

or it's a custom mold

movdqa 10-31-2010 09:32 AM

Makes my KPS models look pretty light. I wonder what the swingweight is.

SFrazeur 10-31-2010 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Larrysümmers (Post 5155098)
then thats a whole lotta lead

Oh. That's only about 95 grams.

-SF

whomad15 10-31-2010 09:50 AM

Some long grommets.

uk_skippy 10-31-2010 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sinner (Post 5154921)
Hey Paul, do you recall what the balance was like?

Sorry I didnt check the balance.

Regards

Paul

ilian 10-31-2010 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 5154805)
I can't think of another current female pro or male pro either(except maybe doubles) playing with such heavy racket. And she's 40 years old!!

Believe me, there are a lot of pros out there playing with heavier racquets. By the way, I strung Jim Courier's racquet a week ago and it was not as heavy as I thought. He is using the new Donnay racquets now. By the way, I didn't measure the weight or balance. There was lead at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions. ;)

Dave M 10-31-2010 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 5155096)
impossible. that racket only weights 9.8 OZ strung...

Why is it impossible?

uk_skippy 10-31-2010 01:21 PM

From my pics you can see that there's no visible signs of lead. Therefore any additional weight would be lead under the bumper (I don't recall seeing any) or silicon in the handle.

This could mean that the frame has been built especially for hermit based on the s-fit frame.

Regards

Paul

GameSetMatch 10-31-2010 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 5155178)
Why does she need 3 cell phones? Mine works in Asia, North-South America and Europe!

The roaming charges cross-network are extortionate.


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