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denty151 07-14-2005 08:34 PM

Roddick's Racquet and Specs
 
so yea, my friend is a professional stringer. He and his brother are both invited frequently to string at major tournaments. i was hanging around his shop the other day and we just started talking. i brought up the pj stuff and we were discussing strings and such when he showed me jill craybas' racquet. it was pretty cool but when i gave it back to him after a looksy, he disappeared to the back and brought out... DUN DUN DUNNNNNN Roddick's Weapon of choice given to him and his brother a while back !!!! here are some pics...



He uses the old butt cap. it says 4 and 1/2 but it feels more like a 4 and 7/8


JCS sticker at the throat.

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denty151 07-14-2005 08:35 PM


a full look at the stick. it is in fact 16x19.


lead at 3 and 9 o' clock. i forget how many layers sorry :(

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denty151 07-14-2005 08:37 PM


his rubber band shock absorber.. i was a little excited so i just snapped wutever :)


another look at the racquet.

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denty151 07-14-2005 08:38 PM


Roddick uses the reverse side of teh tournagrip cuz it's rougher.

Length: 27.5
Weight:11.94 Oz.
Head: 100 sq. in.
Balance: Even Balanced, almost head heavy.
Stiffness: 70, the same.
Beam Width: the same.
Swing Weight: i'm going back tomorrow so i'll try and get him to measure it.

So from what i've seen, it is an off the shelf racquet but it's customized to his liking. The string pattern is the same exact as my Pure Drive+ (as in denseness or openess wutever.)

denty151 07-14-2005 08:39 PM

sorry the pics are so big .. my photoshop is broken and i'm trying to fix it LOL. :mrgreen:

muklucke 07-14-2005 08:44 PM

How long ago was this. I dont see his blue hurricane mains and the tourna seems alittle short for one of roddicks rackets.

denty151 07-14-2005 08:52 PM

he didn't tell me when he got it, i'll ask tomorrow. yea i noticed that too so it must be a while back a year or so ?

DoubleHanded&LovinIt 07-14-2005 09:12 PM

Why is the Tourna Grip so short?

denty151 07-14-2005 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoubleHanded&LovinIt
Why is the Tourna Grip so short?

like i said, it was given to him a while back so i have no clue. o__O

charles_boey 07-14-2005 11:11 PM

WOW thanks denty.

lidoazndiabloboi 07-14-2005 11:27 PM

nice pictures

hummer23 07-15-2005 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muklucke
How long ago was this. I dont see his blue hurricane mains and the tourna seems alittle short for one of roddicks rackets.

thansk for the pics, but i have these same questions. do the strings have any markings on them, such as vs gut, or pro hurricane?

denty151 07-15-2005 12:22 AM

haha, yea, it was a hella while back, the poly is actually the Ballistics

fedex27 07-15-2005 04:23 AM

thanks denty

keenanj_08 07-15-2005 06:09 AM

Nice find.

seeker06 07-15-2005 06:58 AM

coool
 
That's Very Cooliez! Where could I get a silver and black buttcap like that? It looks so much cooler than the new one that looks like a jellybean! LOL!

Grant Morgan 07-15-2005 07:43 AM

That is a old stick. I am going to bet pre US Open win. THe grip and wrighting on the JCS sticker looks like Greg Dixons. He and I were working with JCS at the same time. I Started working with Andy at Davis Cup in Sep 03

efice32 07-15-2005 08:11 AM

Not sure if I'm correct here, but I think the silver and black butt-cap was for the older Babolat models before they updated the appearance of them.

The throat is the part that's different now.

doriancito 07-15-2005 08:34 AM

very nice pictures at the start have any more?

denty151 07-15-2005 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by efice32
Not sure if I'm correct here, but I think the silver and black butt-cap was for the older Babolat models before they updated the appearance of them.

you are quite correct my friend, but i think the pros prefer the older butt capps


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