Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by jemsiter, Mar 17, 2010.
I'm just curious but is the blx six one in the background another pro's racquet.
no. I wish it was Federer's BLX90
the overgrip of murray is the same as roddick tourna grip , or murray tourna is smaller?
Not sure if this has been asked, but does anyone know how Roddick's paintjob rackets are produced? Does Babolat take old swirly PD's, sand off the paint, and paint over them? Or do they manufacture new rackets based on swirly specs and paint them to look like GT's? If it is the former then they must have a stockpile of old swirly PD's laying around.
they probably use the swirly mold and a different layup, and then paint it like the GT, but I could be wrong.
I've also heard they use a swirly mold. I will try and see if I can find out
I just ordered 3 packs of the XXL Tournagrip - finally it will make it all the way to the top of my racquet!!!
please post pics when you got them. I wanna know if they are the same as the Roddick Tourna that I got
I'll post a pic tonight. I received them and have them on my PDRs - they are sweet!!!
I cannot believe what I just saw, my PDRGT has some weight and balance. I guess I just lucky. Thanks. man
I took pics last night and fell asleep watching TV and forgot to post them. The TG XXL is the same length as the TG XL- the XXL is just wider so I'm guessing Roddick just uses the XXL- not a custom length or width. My pic comparing the two looks the same as comparision pic taken by the OP.
Here ya go: TG XL vs XXL
very similar... but I believe Roddick's are even wider...
Alright, I'll give an actual measurement when I get home and report back- you do the same.
just thinking that people might still interested in knowing more about Roddick's paintjob?
I know that the thread is old, but I saw it only now.
i just wanted to thank jemsiter for sharing all of those info.
Very very interesting indeed.
YESS!!! Yes please, could we know what racquet Roddick's actually using? Oh and thanks for all the good info.
Have you put pro overgrips and champions choice on it to make it like Feds? Please reply
Sorry for posting a third, but I love this thread!!!
But when you said the weight was just a little bit off, do you mind me asking by how much the weight was away from Roddick's actual racquet?
A-rod is using the original Pure Drive (lead a bit in the hoop with some silicone in the handle)
I knew that but I wanted to know from the guy who has the racket
he is not uing the origional pure drive he is using the second gen, the 1st gen didnt have woofer grommets and had the extra bummper gaurd bit
Any idea what grip size the racquet on the right is?
also my thread may bew of interest to you http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=276769
Any idea what the grip size is for the racquet on the right
if its a roddick racket it will be a custom molded grip but i suspected to be close to 4 1/2 or grip size 4
Roddick's paintjobs have custom mold handles which feels like in-between 4 3/8 and 4 1/2. The retail PDRGT+ on the right is a 4 3/8 (my grip size)
After the lead tapes, overgrip, strings, and rubber band, the retail weights approximately 3-4 grams more than Roddick's paintjob if I remember right
What gauge of NXT string?? Thanks for the feedback btw.
16 gauge NXT on the retail
Can't find any lead tape on my usual tennis website
What lead tape did you get??? I can't find lead anywhere for some reason
You can usually get lead tapes in any tennis shop. Tenniswarehouse should have some. If you can't find 1/4", then just get some 1/2" and cut them in half.
I have to add however that cutting 1/2 length wise is a pain in the *&#%x&!
Draw a line with a pen and ruler on the back of the lead tape before cutting them. Also try not to cut a very long stripe at once.
Done that. Still a *****.
roddicks are slightly bigger than 4 1/2
Just finished reading this whole thread..... and there needs to be some clarification....
The OP.. Jemsiter ( great job with posting info--and giving into temptation by actually hitting with the frames :smile: ) states the Roddick frame is noticeably more 'flexier' than the stock PD+.....
...another fellow mentions that it is as stiff ( hints that maybe it is stiffer ) than the retail stick....
Has anyone ever measured the flex of Roddicks' frame?
good find. i will try to modify my pdrgt+ to be similar. i first need to buy a gram scale. lol
sorry if this is a really late question but i was wondering how i would be able to make my pure drive roddick cortex Standard (ie 27 inch) to match the same specs as roddicks plus?
if you didn't add any in the handle how long if the 1/4 inch lead tape did you add at 3 and 9?
I did not measure exactly how long. I just put the lead tapes beside the Roddick stick and cut it exactly the same length as on Roddick's
You can get a pretty good estimate on the length of the lead tapes by looking at the pictures
If you really want to get exact length of the lead tape, I could measure it once I get home in a couple of days
Hope this helps...also i think bobfl can also tell you exactly if he still has one
interesting.... looks like there is one small piece of lead tape on top of the longer piece? i think it's to match the weight and/or balance
there wasn't one like this on either one of mine
Did you get a chance to measure the actual length? We seem to be assuming it is 27.5 based on tribal knowledge.
yes. it is the same length as the retail Roddick GT +
looked slightly shorter in pics IMO.
The guy owns Roddick's actual racquet with the painted cortex and says that it's the longer version. Roddick does use the longer .5 inch version that is the swirly. You can take that to the bank.
I didn't see this whole thread and I know this is from back in 2010 but honestly. Why would anybody try to make a Racquet just like Roddick's anyways?? I mean it's like golf. People get fitted for different clubs, kick points, their swing etc....... just because Tiger can hit a drive long doesn't mean I try to duplicate his driver to do the same. Everybody has a different technique and playing style. I don't think it matters if I take what I think is Roddicks racquet and make it close to what he plays with and play better. That's my opinion and whomever does this is wasting their time lol I was bored and how I got to this thread is beyond me. Hopefully no one takes offense to anything I said. Good luck to everyone and their tennis game.
As an experiment it's fine, if you expect a revelation its delusional. But the companies perpetuate the marketing illusion that you are buying the product that your favourite player uses, so they're doing no one a favour except themselves.
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