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shaneno 12-29-2012 08:11 AM

Pete Sampras racket?
 
Pete Sampras racket? Is he using the Wilson blade 98. The new one? It look like it. Watching the power shares series. His racket look like the new blade.

Tagg 12-29-2012 03:10 PM

doesn't he use a babolat pure drive these days?

might well be a blacked out wilson mind

but from the exos and senior tournies i remember, he was using a babolat these days

Tagg 12-29-2012 03:11 PM

why can i not edit messages?

it's bloody annoying

EDIT: is this a series on youtube? do you have a link?

hoodjem 12-30-2012 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tagg (Post 7085703)
why can i not edit messages?

it's bloody annoying

EDIT: is this a series on youtube? do you have a link?

I think you can edit after 70 posts, or something like that. (Yes, it is annoying.)

gavna 01-01-2013 06:29 PM

Yes in the senior events this past fall he was using an all black new Blade 98 -

In L.A. At the same time working out he had some of the new BLX Blades as well.......I'm sure some of the folks on these boards that frequent the shop he drops by at fairly often in Westwood can confirm.

Nostradamus 01-01-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7091628)
Yes in the senior events this past fall he was using an all black new Blade 98 -

In L.A. At the same time working out he had some of the new BLX Blades as well.......I'm sure some of the folks on these boards that frequent the shop he drops by at fairly often in Westwood can confirm.

Does Pete still have contract with Wilson and is obligated to use Wilson frames ?:confused:

gavna 01-01-2013 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7091642)
Does Pete still have contract with Wilson and is obligated to use Wilson frames ?:confused:

He had a "lifetime" agreement with Wilson but really who knows exactly what the terms are. He was using a Pure Storm Tour since 2009/2010 and then a Blacked Out one for over a year.

shaneno 01-03-2013 06:06 AM

Yes i saw pete practicing with the babolat, but the image of the babolat doesn't seem to match the black out racket he using. The head size is total different shapes. and also the bottom of the grommet is not the same at all.

http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...QChallenge.jpg

http://www.tennispanorama.com/wp-con...-3-522x450.jpg


Quote:

Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7091657)
He had a "lifetime" agreement with Wilson but really who knows exactly what the terms are. He was using a Pure Storm Tour since 2009/2010 and then a Blacked Out one for over a year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7091642)
Does Pete still have contract with Wilson and is obligated to use Wilson frames ?:confused:

Quote:

Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7091628)
Yes in the senior events this past fall he was using an all black new Blade 98 -

In L.A. At the same time working out he had some of the new BLX Blades as well.......I'm sure some of the folks on these boards that frequent the shop he drops by at fairly often in Westwood can confirm.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tagg (Post 7085699)
doesn't he use a babolat pure drive these days?

might well be a blacked out wilson mind

but from the exos and senior tournies i remember, he was using a babolat these days


Top Jimmy 01-03-2013 10:22 AM

He was hitting with some girl, forgot her name, on a link from TW's facebook page and if I'm not mistaken (could be) his racket was like octagon shaped. I can't get to FB at work so I can't provide the link.

Tennis Dunce 01-04-2013 04:24 PM

He shoukd just revert to that old PS85 and make his opponents cry themselves to sleep that they couldn't beat him with their monkey stick Babolats.

gavna 01-05-2013 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Top Jimmy (Post 7095201)
He was hitting with some girl, forgot her name, on a link from TW's facebook page and if I'm not mistaken (could be) his racket was like octagon shaped. I can't get to FB at work so I can't provide the link.

There were a bunch of pics from the late summer when he had a workout with Bartoli......she and TW posted quite a few pics..... He was using his blacked out Babolat

More recently Sampras and Lendl showed up at a club outside Boston and in some of the photos Lendl has his funky Bosworth stick (white one) and Pete had what is clearly the handle and edges of the new Blade of course all blacked out.

sandiegoman 01-05-2013 07:30 PM

Do you think he blacks out the racquet himself or the company does it for him?

gavna 01-06-2013 07:05 AM

Since he still works with Nate and his group I'm sure they do all the work up for him.


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