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crosscourt 01-15-2013 09:14 AM

I don't know what Monfils is hitting with...
 
...but I would like one. I know it isn't all about the racket but even so he was hitting the ball very sweetly today and the sound the racket made was musical. It even looked good.

mrmo1115 01-15-2013 09:31 AM

Believe it is Wilson's H22 which is similar to the Head Prestige.

nightfire700 01-15-2013 09:35 AM

As per Wilson tweet feed its the new Blade 98.

racertempo 01-15-2013 09:40 AM

He has been hitting that Blade 98 in all of the prep tournaments as well.

mrmo1115 01-15-2013 09:45 AM

The paintjob is of the Blade 98.. but it is a PJ of a pro stock Wilson.

Power Player 01-15-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmo1115 (Post 7122570)
The paintjob is of the Blade 98.. but it is a PJ of a pro stock Wilson.

How do you know this for sure?

I am just curious who actually knows these things.

For example there is a Belgian poster who knows Goffin actually uses the real Blade. VSBabolat knows who is using what.

Is there a link where we know that Monfils uses a Wilson PJ or is this guesswork?

loci 01-15-2013 01:26 PM

He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

dr325i 01-15-2013 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loci (Post 7123231)
He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

Now...here is the first...

I am curious to see how this develops...

jelle v 01-15-2013 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loci (Post 7123231)
He's using the same Head frame that he played with as a junior (Wilson PJ).

You are not implying that he used that all along are you?

Lefty78 01-15-2013 04:33 PM

Monfils was using PT10 before switching to Prince

Lefty78 01-15-2013 04:34 PM

...and he ain't using a mid no more

mrmo1115 01-15-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Power Player (Post 7122655)
How do you know this for sure?

I am just curious who actually knows these things.

For example there is a Belgian poster who knows Goffin actually uses the real Blade. VSBabolat knows who is using what.

Is there a link where we know that Monfils uses a Wilson PJ or is this guesswork?

Should have mentioned it was my educated guess. I don't know a single player other than Peliwo on the mens tour that has used a stock retail Blade. All the other players who are seen to be using the Blade have been using a pro stock Wilson, which I believe are the H22 and something else. I'm not an expert on pro frames but its clear that Monfils isn't using the stock Blade. His racquets are known to be 13 ounces or so.

crosscourt 01-16-2013 03:08 AM

I guess there is no reason why a pro player shouldn't use a retail racket if it is what they prefer. But given the range and variety of the rackets that the big manufacturers are said to produce for pro players, and given the extent to which they reach down to players coming up and offer them a custom racket, it seems likely that most will be using something at least somewhat different.

On another point people talk about the H19s and H22s as if those things mean something to more than a handful of people.

dgoran 01-16-2013 01:13 PM

With 99.9% certainty it is h19...

Power Player 01-16-2013 01:20 PM

See I trust Dgoran's knowledge ;)

So H19 it is. Monfils has some sweet racquet tastes, so that is why I was curious what exactly he uses.

crosscourt 01-16-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoran (Post 7126533)
With 99.9% certainty it is h19...

So what is an H19 -- and more importantly what are its characteristics? And who else plays with one?

dflores 01-16-2013 02:24 PM

I love these posts where everyone knows, but no one agrees.

Midguytenis 01-16-2013 02:53 PM

It doesnt matter what He plays with, He is a pleasure to watch, probably the biggest challenge to any coach alive.

dgoran 01-16-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crosscourt (Post 7126625)
So what is an H19 -- and more importantly what are its characteristics? And who else plays with one?

Basically it's Wilson's copy of prestige mp.
if you want to play something close to what Monfils play buy head prestige mp

Power Player 01-17-2013 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmo1115 (Post 7123932)
Should have mentioned it was my educated guess. I don't know a single player other than Peliwo on the mens tour that has used a stock retail Blade. All the other players who are seen to be using the Blade have been using a pro stock Wilson, which I believe are the H22 and something else. I'm not an expert on pro frames but its clear that Monfils isn't using the stock Blade. His racquets are known to be 13 ounces or so.

What does Goffin use?


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