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Roger Wawrinka 04-14-2013 07:38 PM

Pro stock racquet questions
 
Hey guys, I had a question about pro stock racquets. For example, Marcos Baghdatis. He is said to use a head speed but I am pretty sure he does not use it. Correct me if I am wrong but I think he is still using a tecnifibre. Same with Grigor Dimitrov. He is said to use the 90 but it is a custom 93 head size. I know he used to use head so maybe it is a prestige mid or something. Anyways, my question is, are these players using head and tecnifibre racquets that are painted as a head and wilson? If so, are the racquet company's paying a lot of money for the player to use said brand?

I am sorry if I sound stupid guys I am just really interested in pro stock racquets and want to know a lot more about them.


Thanks, R.W

BreakPoint 04-14-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7344030)
Hey guys, I had a question about pro stock racquets. For example, Marcos Baghdatis. He is said to use a head speed but I am pretty sure he does not use it. Correct me if I am wrong but I think he is still using a tecnifibre. Same with Grigor Dimitrov. He is said to use the 90 but it is a custom 93 head size. I know he used to use head so maybe it is a prestige mid or something. Anyways, my question is, are these players using head and tecnifibre racquets that are painted as a head and wilson? If so, are the racquet company's paying a lot of money for the player to use said brand?

I am sorry if I sound stupid guys I am just really interested in pro stock racquets and want to know a lot more about them.


Thanks, R.W

Dimitrov is using a real box beam Wilson Pro Staff-based racquet with a 93 sq. in. head. It is a custom mold that Wilson makes for their sponsored pros that is not currently sold at retail.

I thought Baghdatis used his custom light blue painted racquet that's based on a old Fischer mold?

sixone90 04-14-2013 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7344030)
For example, Marcos Baghdatis. He is said to use a head speed but I am pretty sure he does not use it.

He's been testing what appears to be a Head Graphene Speed (may just be a PJ) but hasn't used one in a match

THESEXPISTOL 04-14-2013 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BreakPoint (Post 7344173)
I thought Baghdatis used his custom light blue painted racquet that's based on a old Fischer mold?

He signed with Head a few days ago...


president.s 04-17-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka (Post 7344030)
Hey guys, I had a question about pro stock racquets. For example, Marcos Baghdatis. He is said to use a head speed but I am pretty sure he does not use it. Correct me if I am wrong but I think he is still using a tecnifibre. Same with Grigor Dimitrov. He is said to use the 90 but it is a custom 93 head size. I know he used to use head so maybe it is a prestige mid or something. Anyways, my question is, are these players using head and tecnifibre racquets that are painted as a head and wilson? If so, are the racquet company's paying a lot of money for the player to use said brand?

I am sorry if I sound stupid guys I am just really interested in pro stock racquets and want to know a lot more about them.


Thanks, R.W

You 've got one part right. That players get paid by a brand to use paintjobs from this brand. Underneath these paintjobs there is a completely different racket. But NOT from another brand. (sometimes this might be possible, i don't know for sure). e.g Murray has a radical pro paintjob over an old pt57a manufactured by head. Same for Federer, Djokovic, Berdych and basically any other player. Nadal as far as i know uses an altererd version of his aero pro drive without the cortex system (i't painted on). Anyway pro stock rackets are basically rackets with different specs than retail (e.g flex) and are coming out from the factory really light so that they can be customized according to each players needs. So basically with one mold e.g TGK260.2 can be produced 1000 different combination of specs hence rackets.

LeeD 04-17-2013 01:44 PM

Curiousity killed the cat.
Pros are changing rackets all the time.
The racket companies are changing their rackets also.
You will never get a straight answer, because nobody knows.

tommyfr 04-17-2013 10:01 PM

Lee: If no one knows then you also dont know and then your conclusions are not correct.


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