Andrey Rublev gear

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  1. galapagos

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    Couldnt find specific answer. Super skinny but can drop a bomb with his shots. Amazing skills.

    Any ideas what is he using? racquet, strings, tension? thanks
     
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  2. moon shot

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    His racquet is a Six.One 95 18x20 last I saw.
     
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  3. themitchmann

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    I strung up a couple of his sticks last year. They were 6.1 95 18x20.
     
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  4. moon shot

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    Any memory of string / tension? It appears he has been changing around, though photos are not the best quality that I'm finding.
     
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  5. MattCrosby

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    6.1 95 18x20, Luxilon Adrenaline @ 26.5kgs, this was about 2 years ago, so might have changed tension
     
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  6. moon shot

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    That fits, most the pics seemed not as brassy olive as BBO but more color than Alu.
     
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  7. themitchmann

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    Sorry, can't remember. I want to say it was Adrenaline, though.
     
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  8. galapagos

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    Any updated on his specs? :) SW, balance?
     
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  9. TennisHound

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    Curious as well.
     
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    Bump. I'm seeing a few people use this racket. I really want to try it, it is as demanding as the RF97?
     
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    One of the greatest all-around frames ever made. The weight is the only demanding aspect. Pick up a cheap used one and give it a go. The six one 18x20 has just been relaunched and you might find a 25a classic reissue still.
     
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  12. Benben245

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    Does Wilson make a prostock 6.1 95 or is his straight retail?
     
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  13. moon shot

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    Yep, I've seen stiffness down to 59, some players have said they play past retail, no idea who is which.
     
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    Saw him in cincy. Can confirm on lux adrenaline. A lot of younger players are using it.
     
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  15. MattCrosby

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    He's used Lux Adrenaline for a long time, inside of the throat shows 16x19 but actually 18x20 like I stated when this topic was first online. Hope everyone enjoyed his run this year
     
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    Is he actually using the latest Six.One 95 (aka the re-issue) or an older model?
     
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  17. moon shot

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    An older model, I don't think I've seen anyone notable on tour using a parallel drilled model. Not that they are drastically different.
     
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    I have six one 90 that is in very good condition, that I'd like to sell. It is the asian version so its not as heavy.
     
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    It could be, or is it really...

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    I don’t really know, but I suspect he doesn’t have the parallel drilled grommet set. It doesn’t play drastically different, I don’t mean nobody plays with it as a put down on the frame.
     
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  21. moon shot

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    In the nextgen training promo Andrey was playing with a Ultra Tour against Karen.
     
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    I have wondered what it is like to go to 10-20 different barbers a year around the globe.
     
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  24. Moonballballer

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    Sure it wasnt the all black ps97 paintjob?
     
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  25. moon shot

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    Last I saw he was switching between his current and previous paintjob during the match in Vienna.

    In the video I saw it was the current blue paint, glossy, and didn’t see any PWS. It appeared to be denser than the 16x19 of the PS97. Since he plays a Six.One 18x20 the Ultra would be a closer transition I would think. This should link to the video: http://www.nextgenatpfinals.com/en/.../khachanov-rublev-prepare-together-milan-2017

    Looks like he is holding it in official photos for nextgen as well.

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  26. MattCrosby

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    Rublev still has his old rackets in the bag this week -

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    I think it's just his old Six One painted to look like an Ultra Tour, to push people to buy it. He just broke a string in the first game in Milan vs Shapovalov, left the "Ultra" on the bench and picked a "Six One" from the bag. Doubt anyone would change racquet that way in the middle of a match. They're probably the same frame, different pj.
     
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  28. moon shot

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    They were different frames. The shape and skips of the string pattern are different Wilson can’t just paint a PWS invisible.

    http://www.gettyimages.com/license/871739570

    I’m surprised he didn’t switch sooner he looked very frustrated in the other matches.

    Edit: I'm wrong, it wasn't a 6.1, likely H22.
     
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    It looks like Rublev switch frames in the first game due to breaking a main at the bottom near the throat.
     
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    Did he already have a frame he was using when you took this shot?

    By his switch during the match it’s possible he only had a single ultra tour. I don’t think I saw his switch frames for fresh strings during previous matches this week.
     
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  31. MattCrosby

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    He's got one Ultra in the bag, rest of the frames are his usual frames
     
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    Correct, but was it during a match when he had one on the bench or elsewhere?

    In the match against Shapovalov he broke a string and sent the Ultra to the stringer, I'm curious if he only had one frame.

    Edit: he switched back after asking his coach if he should, his coach said it’s up to you, do what you want. Seems like Rublev really wants to make the ultra work.
     
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    It looked a lot like he was switching between H19 and H22. Definitely not his old six.one he played with.
     
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    you are right, saw in the slow motion, no PWS. On changeover I could see the throat said burn.
     
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  35. MattCrosby

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    The picture I took was taken before the match.

    The switch back to the other frame did him some good.
     
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  36. TennisHound

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    Wow, several switches in one match. Been there, done that. He got more power and better serves with the red one, but better passing shots with the blue one (weaker serves though).
     
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    That match felt so familiar. Switch racquets a few times, opponent commenting about tan lines...

    It’s strange that he seems to be spending more time and wants the Ultra / H19 to work for him while he seemed to play more relaxed with the Burn / H22. Who knows maybe he just likes blue.
     
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  38. Fliiix

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    wow, it really is a different frame. This tournament really is a joke, if Rubles just goes there to test a new racket and end up in a final lol
     
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  39. SpinToWin

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    May be that he feels more confident when swinging big with the Ultra (i.e more connected to the ball).
     
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    It may be, he seemed to make more faces looking at the ultra between points but that could be his feelings about his own performance and not the frame.
     
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    I think I read RF pays ridiculous amounts for his haircut but from a certain guy and I think he travels to the destination or the guy travels to him.
     
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  42. Dragy

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    Curious what mass, SW and balance are his sticks. The guy is slim and light, yet produces tremendous RHS. In the meantime, the actual shots look like lacking some heaviness. How fast was the surface in Milan? What I mean, actually, you see Fed or DelPo swinging smoothly and hitting winners through the court and opponent, while Andrey lands multiple all-power well angled shots, which his opponents (especcially Chung) manage to get to and return.
     
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    Methinks he lacks spin... And his 18x20 with adrenaline it not much good. I bet he will switch soon to gut/alu...
     
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    A popular site selling pro stocks has a Six.One 95 (18x20) with a Pro Staff 97 paint job and it says "racket is customized for a Russian Next Gen player". Here are the specs:

    Head size: 95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 in. / 68.6 cm.
    Strung weight: 12.7 oz. / 360 gr.
    Strung balance: 310 mm
    Stiffness: 62
    Grip type: Wilson Synthetic + Overgrip
    String pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Pro stock code: n/a
    Paint: Wilson Pro Staff 97 (Glossy paint)
    Silicone: Yes
    Lead: No (at least not visible)
    Pro stock code printed in throat: No
    Sticker player code in throat: No
     
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    10+ pts headlight... possibly, not that much of swingweight... a bit weird setup, for a 2hbh
     
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    I got a chance to attend the tournament in Milan, and noticed that the on site stringer was stringing only one ultra, and the other two waiting to be strung were a h22 (burn paint) and the 6.1 95 (pro staff 97 paint). I also read (the article is in Italian) that he only had brought 3 frames to the tournament, which correspond to the ones I've listed. heres the article if anyone was to take a look. google translate should be good enough. http://www.supertennis.tv/archivio-news/1264-i-telai-next-gen-e-le-follie-di-andrey-rublev.html

    I also have noticed that he's officially made the switch from the 6.1 to the H22. Burn paint job and no more PWS
    https://www.gettyimages.it/detail/f...ael-monfils-of-france-the-picture-id901832854
     
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    Rublev is swinging something black at Monte Carlo. I can’t tell much from the wide shots in doubles but we’ll get some pics sooner or later.
     
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  48. MattCrosby

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    Might still be his Burn. Haven't seen any pictures this week of him yet

    EDIT : he was still swinging the burn at DC
     
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  49. moon shot

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    This was during his doubles match with Pouille. I think it was his first match with it.

    It could be a blackout burn like they did with the ultra but it seemed like the Wilson on the throat was black or missing as well.

    My gut reaction was PS97 but I have low certainty.
     
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  50. Moonballballer

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    Look at his Instagram page at the photos where he’s been tagged in. Looks like his h22 I think but with hybrid string setup. Not sure but looks like gut in crosses.
     
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