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DNShade 12-03-2012 02:43 AM

McEnroe talks racquet, string etc...
 
Posted this video in the Former Pro section a few days agol - but thought this would be interesting for the gear sections as well. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiEtlb7aWKQ

ART ART 12-03-2012 04:56 AM

372grams strung? ... nice :)

Cup8489 12-03-2012 05:08 AM

Interesting that he's stuck with the same weight for so long,, but i guess when you're used to it...

hisrob777 12-03-2012 05:25 AM

That's a heavy stick. Wow

akind 12-03-2012 05:36 AM

Heavy stick won't give you trouble on groundstrokes if you have a short, non loopy take back and continental grip and hit flatter shots a-la McEnroe. It's all in the timing.

TennisCJC 12-03-2012 06:47 AM

Heavy stick also blocks the ball much better. McEnroe kind of blocks his volleys and serve returns.

realplayer 12-03-2012 07:54 AM

Does anyone know the balancepoint of his racket?

akind 12-04-2012 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by realplayer (Post 7044328)
Does anyone know the balancepoint of his racket?

If I remember correctly, the Dunlop Maxply McEnroe racquet balance is even balance.

Another website (not sure if I am allowed to type it in here) mentioned it is 34 cm, which is not far from even balance.

robbo1970 12-04-2012 04:12 AM

He mentions he likes a bit of weight to the head and I recall him leading up the hoop on his wooden Maxply's, so I would guess even or slightly HH. Quite different to the stock version of the Bio Max 200G.

morten 12-04-2012 04:12 AM

i have read 32.5 cm..

Borrelli 12-04-2012 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 7045810)
He mentions he likes a bit of weight to the head and I recall him leading up the hoop on his wooden Maxply's, so I would guess even or slightly HH. Quite different to the stock version of the Bio Max 200G.

That, and the wood looking maxply Mcenroe that he was using seem to be way lighter specs..

robbo1970 12-04-2012 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Borrelli (Post 7046048)
That, and the wood looking maxply Mcenroe that he was using seem to be way lighter specs..

Yes, good examples of retail replicas for mere mortals.

LeeD 12-06-2012 02:45 PM

And KimikoDateDrumm is reputed to use the heaviest racket on the women's tour, her strokes short and compact.

TennisCJC 12-08-2012 05:48 AM

McEnroe mentions Tony Palifax as his childhood coach. Tony is in his 70s or more and is coaching at the Carl Sanders YMCA in Buckhead an area of Atlanta. I have a friend who takes lessons from him but I have not met him.

Geoff 12-08-2012 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCJC (Post 7052717)
McEnroe mentions Tony Palifax as his childhood coach. Tony is in his 70s or more and is coaching at the Carl Sanders YMCA in Buckhead an area of Atlanta. I have a friend who takes lessons from him but I have not met him.

When I lived in Atlanta I worked with Tony on my game. When Tony was at Port Washington he started the famed Port Washington Academy. His stable of players included McEnroe, Gerulaitis, Peter Fleming, Paul Annacone to name a few. He is amazing and still hits the ball incredibly well. He breaks the game down very simply in every aspect. I highly recommend anyone in the area connecting with Tony, you will not be disappointed. The stories alone are more than worth it!

niktub 12-08-2012 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by realplayer (Post 7044328)
Does anyone know the balancepoint of his racket?

between 31,5 and 31,7cm

The Bawss 12-09-2012 02:03 AM

You pussies. 372 isn't that bad. My racket weights a legit 364g and yea it's heavy but it's still no problem swinging it. You guys have just been babolat-blinded and think 300g wide beams is what a tennis racket is supposed to be.

Lavs 12-09-2012 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bawss (Post 7054057)
You guys have just been babolat-blinded and think 300g wide beams is what a tennis racket is supposed to be.

So true nowadays...

Mick3391 12-15-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DNShade (Post 7043961)
Posted this video in the Former Pro section a few days agol - but thought this would be interesting for the gear sections as well. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiEtlb7aWKQ

Cool video, did I miss what size head he uses? Hard to tell from the video, maybe I missed it.

DNShade 12-15-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick3391 (Post 7064888)
Cool video, did I miss what size head he uses? Hard to tell from the video, maybe I missed it.

He doesn't say on the video -- but it's the same 300 mold that he has been using since he came back to Dunlop. 98 sq inches.


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