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OldFedIsOld 06-06-2012 08:48 AM

Kei Nishikori's racquet for sale to public
 
http://tennis365.net/cp/1206keispec/...ion.php?s=stop

The website is entirely in Japanese, but I'm sure you can use the google translate webpage on it.

The racquet costs 37,800 yen, approximately $ 477.45 in the US currency. Looks sort of like the juice/steam.
This could be one of the most expensive retail racquets, could it be god-like?

Specs: 22mm: thickness of 318 grams frame weight: 95 square inch area: Faith
Balance: 330mm

SoBad 06-06-2012 08:53 AM

Who took it from him to sell it off?

OldFedIsOld 06-06-2012 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoBad (Post 6603205)
Who took it from him to sell it off?

Wilson took Nishikori's exact specs from his real racquet and made copies to sell to the public. First ever pro stock racquet that is sold to the public?

SoBad 06-06-2012 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldFedIsOld (Post 6603212)
Wilson took Nishikori's exact specs from his real racquet and made copies to sell to the public. First ever pro stock racquet that is sold to the public?

Oh, I see sounded at first like one of those sketchy Kansai youth characters grabbed it and put it on the bay or some place. Makes sense now and 500 seems fair for a Kei experience.

PED 06-06-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldFedIsOld (Post 6603212)
Wilson took Nishikori's exact specs from his real racquet and made copies to sell to the public. First ever pro stock racquet that is sold to the public?

Wilson did sell something similar in Japan around 3 years back.

gplracer 06-06-2012 09:52 AM

Is this the same racket Oudin plays with. Both have a steam paint job and PWS.

ART ART 06-06-2012 10:31 AM

318 grams
Balance: 330mm

This strung specs ?

OldFedIsOld 06-06-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ART ART (Post 6603598)
318 grams
Balance: 330mm

This strung specs ?

Website didn't say, could be unstrung.

Bhagi Katbamna 06-06-2012 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldFedIsOld (Post 6603212)
Wilson took Nishikori's exact specs from his real racquet and made copies to sell to the public. First ever pro stock racquet that is sold to the public?

Nope. TW sold a Wilson PS 6.0 95 painted to look like a HyperPro Staff Tour 95. Granted it was to people who shopped at tenniswarehouse.com but still. TW also sold some pro-stock Heads in the past although those were not a huge stock.

corners 06-06-2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ART ART (Post 6603598)
318 grams
Balance: 330mm

This strung specs ?

Unstrung I believe.

lidoazndiabloboi 06-06-2012 02:47 PM

more info posted here
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=426841

jamauss 06-06-2012 02:50 PM

Wilson really missed a marketing opp. with "Kei Factor"

ART ART 06-06-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corners (Post 6604285)
Unstrung I believe.

So strung spec should be around this:

339gr (string+overgrip)
34cm Balance point

SW? ...

corners 06-07-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ART ART (Post 6604637)
So strung spec should be around this:

339gr (string+overgrip)
34cm Balance point

SW? ...

Yeah, that's about right. Swingweight is always the big question with these pro specs, but his must be over 340 or 350 given the static weight and balance. I'd like to try those specs, bet it serves really nice. :)

movdqa 06-07-2012 05:37 PM

TW sold one of the Head Pro Stocks a while back. I think that they were all gone in a very short period of time.

aimr75 06-07-2012 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by movdqa (Post 6607811)
TW sold one of the Head Pro Stocks a while back. I think that they were all gone in a very short period of time.

yeah the 237.2 16x19 mids.. while i was contemplating getting a couple, they all went

ricki 06-08-2012 03:50 AM

商品名:STeam PRO Kei Spec(スティーム・プロ ケイスペック)
フェイスサイズ: 95inch.sq
素材:バサルト・ファイバー+カロファイト・ブラック+グラファイト
ウェイト:318g (市販モデル309g)
バランス:33.0cm (市販モデル32.5cm)
フレーム厚:22mm
レングス:27.25inch
価格:¥47,250
商品内容:下記商品がセットとなっております。
1.STeam PRO Kei Spec
2.KEI"S CHOICE PREMIER (錦織選手使用ストリングス)
3.PRO OVERGRIP KEI
4.STeam PRO Kei Spec Key-Chain
5.Original Soft Case
6.「STeam OWNER"S CLUB」入会案内*

Looks like 309 grams unstrung

LetsGoRoddick 06-08-2012 06:47 AM

"stretchy grip"

Do all wilson racquets use something called this?

Wadester 06-08-2012 10:55 AM

I actually just returned from vacation in Asia, where I bought two Steam 95 pro model frames from Windsor Racket Shop in Tokyo; however, they don't have quite the same specs at this particular frame. They don't have Kei's name anywhere on the paintjob and they weren't 33,000 yen.

Wadester 06-08-2012 10:57 AM

Sorry, 37,000 yen.


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