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jimbo333 04-15-2013 10:31 AM

PHOTOS of 3 of AGASSI's personal HEAD RADICAL TOUR PAINTJOBS
 
Here are some photos of 3 of Agassi's personal Head Radical Tour Paintjobs!

Left to right:
Head Radical Tour 260/690, 20x21 String pattern, used during November 1993.
Same racket as above, 20x21 string pattern, with Zebra paintjob, new never used 1997.
Same racket as above, only 18x19 string pattern, with iRadical paintjob, used during Wimbledon 2003.



The iRadical paintjob is definitely the same mold as the other 2 (apart from the different string pattern), it looks like a slightly rounder head, but this is due the stringing causing this rounder shape.

Sorry I was going to get the racket on the left re-strung before doing the photos, will probably do it next week now, the 20x21 stringing pattern looks very cool I think!



Grip size 3, before the overgrip.

If anyone has any of Agassi's rackets, please post here, always great to see more photos!

jimbo333 04-15-2013 10:32 AM

All 3 have nice leather grips, overgrips were removed from the 2 used rackets before I got them. The Zebra paintjob is new never used, this definitely also has a leather grip, even though it is wrapped in plastic.





I think it is funny that they copied the retail pattern onto Agassi's leather grips (on the 2 older rackets here at least), even though when Agassi is using the rackets, because they are under the overgrip, the public will never actually see paintjobbed grips. Amazing attention to detail!

jimbo333 04-15-2013 10:32 AM

Interestingly at various times during 1993, Agassi used 3 different string patterns (16x19, 18x19 and 20x21), sticking with the 20x21 towards the end of the year and then stayed with it basically for the next 5 years! (Just a few exceptions during 1994-98, when he used 16x19 at some point in May 96 and April 98 I think?).





A bit difficult to see in the above photo, but the grommets for the 20x21 rackets (for the top 2 rackets in the photo above) are obviously exclusive to Agassi's rackets. I need new grommets for the oldest racket really before stringing it, where am I going to get a new set from?

nycoara 04-15-2013 10:45 AM

Good!
I have one!!

My A.A,,,
http://twitpic.com/7na5iv

nycoara

jimbo333 04-15-2013 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nycoara (Post 7345041)
Good!
I have one!!

My A.A,,,
http://twitpic.com/7na5iv

nycoara

Very nice, and I have more photos to come of these yet!

vandre 04-15-2013 04:22 PM

nice pics, jimbo! keep 'em coming!!!!!

big ted 04-15-2013 04:32 PM

those are nice.
is the grip shaped like a prince racquet?
also it looks like theres silicone in one of the handles
do you know how much the racquets weigh? i think he
used a 13oz frame?

MarrratSafin 04-15-2013 05:11 PM

Incredible stuff jimbo, the 'paintjob' leather grip is epic! I'd love to own one of these, for the few times one came up they always cost too much. Thanks for sharing.:)

PS. have you checked under the grip? Have read that Agassi has his grip molded to fit his hands exactly, would be interesting to see it!

jimbo333 04-15-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vandre (Post 7345651)
nice pics, jimbo! keep 'em coming!!!!!

Cheers, will definitely have some more photos later:)

jimbo333 04-15-2013 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big ted (Post 7345660)
those are nice.
is the grip shaped like a prince racquet?
also it looks like theres silicone in one of the handles
do you know how much the racquets weigh? i think he
used a 13oz frame?

Cheers, yes there is silicon in all of the handles. I always forget to measure the specs, but I will do it at some point and post here. Just to point out that these are not 100% fully set up; the new one won't have had any lead added I shouldn't think, and the used ones may have had any lead removed. Anyway will measure them as they are, as will still be interesting. The last one feels lighter than the other 2. Did Agassi's rackets get lighter in later years?

jimbo333 04-15-2013 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarrratSafin (Post 7345707)
Incredible stuff jimbo, the 'paintjob' leather grip is epic! I'd love to own one of these, for the few times one came up they always cost too much. Thanks for sharing.:)

PS. have you checked under the grip? Have read that Agassi has his grip molded to fit his hands exactly, would be interesting to see it!

Cheers, yes I do love the paintjob leather, it is hilarious:)

I havn't checked under the grip, but these do feel really nice in hand. They have a slightly rounded grip (edges are still there though), maybe a little bit Prince like as someone said above, but certainly nothing like normal current Head grips. The grips are as thick vertically as horizontally if that makes sense? And similar to Murray's grips. I'm sure someone can describe his grips better than me!

jimbo333 04-15-2013 11:53 PM

This one didn't come out very well, will try and do some more close-ups later.


Ross K 04-16-2013 04:21 AM

That's just totally mad, paintjobbed grips! "Shakes head." :) Great stuff, Jim.

Quote:

I think it is funny that they copied the retail pattern onto Agassi's leather grips (on the 2 older rackets here at least), even though when Agassi is using the rackets, because they are under the overgrip, the public will never actually see paintjobbed grips. Amazing attention to detail!

jimbo333 04-16-2013 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross K (Post 7346417)
That's just totally mad, paintjobbed grips! "Shakes head." :) Great stuff, Jim.

It is very funny:) I was thinking if Agassi ever changed his overgrips on a racket during a match, with his leather grip "paintjobbed" to look like retail grips actually then would be seen by the public, and the racket would still look like a retail version!

tennisdj 04-16-2013 04:49 AM

that's totally awesome!!

Ross K 04-16-2013 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7346434)
It is very funny:) I was thinking if Agassi ever changed his overgrips on a racket during a match, with his leather grip "paintjobbed" to look like retail grips actually then would be seen by the public, and the racket would still look like a retail version!

Haha... what else is there left to paint job?! :)

Cup8489 04-16-2013 05:49 AM

Dying to know the specs at some point, I will have to subscribe to the thread. And it sounds like the grips are based on prince grips, which are quite round as opposed to the very rectangular Head grips.

RFRF 04-16-2013 08:11 AM

Great stuff jimbo keep em coming!

jimbo333 04-16-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross K (Post 7346450)
Haha... what else is there left to paint job?! :)

Well Agassi was wearing a wig at that point, does that count:)

jimbo333 04-16-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisdj (Post 7346448)
that's totally awesome!!

Cheers, they are indeed awesome I think!


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