Andy Roddick's blacked out.....Bab??

galain

Hall of Fame
I saw him in that mixed dubs match with Kim Clijsters, James Blake and Bethanie Mattek-Sands the other day but couldn't make out what he was using. It looked to be quite thin beamed. Does anyone know?

Also interesting to see Bethany Mattek-Sands using the Head Speed when in the TW vid from earlier this year she seemed pretty taken with the Boom.
 

brn10

Rookie
I saw him in that mixed dubs match with Kim Clijsters, James Blake and Bethanie Mattek-Sands the other day but couldn't make out what he was using. It looked to be quite thin beamed. Does anyone know?

Also interesting to see Bethany Mattek-Sands using the Head Speed when in the TW vid from earlier this year she seemed pretty taken with the Boom.
She seems to switch a lot !!!
 

kkm

Hall of Fame
Looks like pure graphite/carbon pattern on Roddick's racquet. Is it unpainted racquet?
If it were naked carbon fiber it would normally not show a weave pattern as his does. The carbon fiber normally used for tennis racquets has fibers in one direction only.
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
As many have already written, it's his Babolat with a paintjob done by, IIRC, a certain customization company in New York - currently the tab in this regard on their page is deleted but they used to have many hydrodip "themes" shown there.
You won't see free advertising from players nowadays.

Correct there's Babolat paint underneath, I have a couple of them.
Don't they remove paint before application?
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
Still looks like a babolat loaded up with lead tape.

What age does he have to switch to a Volkl?
 

codonnell

New User
I have one of roddicks frames with this paint job like atatu only it’s the silver not the black finish he sometime uses. Its very cool and you can definitely see the old Babolat paintjob underneath on scuffs. If anyone wants close up pics I’m happy to put them on here :).
 

codonnell

New User

here are the links to all the pictures I took! Sorry they are not visible on this page, I couldn’t get them to load here.

The frame is roddick standard swirly plus with the 2012 paint job underneath the custom carbon pj.

thanks!
 

bobeeto

Semi-Pro

here are the links to all the pictures I took! Sorry they are not visible on this page, I couldn’t get them to load here.

The frame is roddick standard swirly plus with the 2012 paint job underneath the custom carbon pj.

thanks!
so sick!! super cool, and cooler that you have one!

how’d you acquire such an item?
 

codonnell

New User
so sick!! super cool, and cooler that you have one!

how’d you acquire such an item?
I actually acquired it from these for sale fourms here! I couldn’t pass it up and the person who sold it to me was very friendly and gave me a great price. He also offered me the black paint job which I preferred but the frame had too much racquet rash to go for.

I believe this frame roddick used on the legends tour when he first started trying Luxilon alu power blue (Which is one of my favorite strings)
If anyone has any questions on it I’m happy to answer.
I’ve played with the idea of customizing it back upto his tour specs but then I would be undoing what he has on it and current spec is very playable.
 

bobeeto

Semi-Pro
I actually acquired it from these for sale fourms here! I couldn’t pass it up and the person who sold it to me was very friendly and gave me a great price. He also offered me the black paint job which I preferred but the frame had too much racquet rash to go for.

I believe this frame roddick used on the legends tour when he first started trying Luxilon alu power blue (Which is one of my favorite strings)
If anyone has any questions on it I’m happy to answer.
I’ve played with the idea of customizing it back upto his tour specs but then I would be undoing what he has on it and current spec is very playable.
i need to look at classifieds more haha
 

codonnell

New User
Does anyone know what current strings he’s using. I would have guessed maybe pro hurricane tour since he used it in his mains basically his whole career, but it looks less bright. Maybe big banger original?
 

McLovin

Legend
here are the links to all the pictures I took! Sorry they are not visible on this page, I couldn’t get them to load here.
For the record...if you look lower down the page on the images, you'll see a field named 'BBCode'. If you copy the text inside the 'url' tags (e.g., the '[ img ]' tag), and paste that here, you'll get:

 
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