Azarenka new racket?

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  1. Mau

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  2. Mau

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    Plus the grommets down below the racket head don’t have that plastic yonex Ezone tubing
     
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    Could be anything. It's an 18x20 string pattern, so could be Wilson Ultra Tour or a Head Radical MP (TGK231.1 or TGK231.2)?
     
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    That is almost certainly her old H25 mold or whatever it was I mean look at the throat shape. I cant explain the blue though
     
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    Back to her old Wilson?
     
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    Maybe Yonex doing changes and she’s playing with old set up
     
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    I noticed that today as well. She was playing horrible with the Yonex. She was on fire today with the Wilson.
     
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    Back to her head i instinct
     
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  9. Harry_Wild

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    Still with Yonex endorsement, carries the Yonex racquet bag. Yonex maybe wait for Azarenka okay to do the PJ.
     
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    does it absorb sound waves though?
     
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    No absorption, but I did just read that it's done in a special, velvety paint called Shriek-anon. It deflects incoming sound waves so as to not be able to tell where the offending noise is coming from.
     
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    They are not okay with it. She doesn't have a Yonex stencil on the strings. They want her to be using a Yonex racquet......
     
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    Maybe a blue Yonex Ezone DR?
     
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    Maybe a non isometric yonex head shape... Finally...Lets hope..
     
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    Yonex offered some non-isometric frames back in the mid-80's. The RX37 and RX330 used oval shaped heads, but had the typical Yonex build quality.
     
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    She is not comfortable enough yet with the Yonex for matches. Said she is still using her old Wilson frames blacked out.
     
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    i'm just pulling this out of the air but maybe the blue is there because they blacked out one of those blue wilson racquets and some of the black paint peeled or chipped off?
     
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    Maybe the next Yonex version will be blue instead of yellow, Azarenka will be right at home PJ wise!
     
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    I’d go with this. Head shape is obviously not a Yonex. She had some decent results with the Yonex, so I wouldn’t say it’s the racquet just yet. She hasn’t had enough time on the court to be consistent like she was in previous seasons. Hoping she gets something squared away with Yonex. She could be a big player for them alongside their current stable of ATP and WTA players.
     
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  20. Harry_Wild

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    Many Yonex racquets are now oval shape too! Look at Stan's, Shapovalov racquets.
     
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    Stan is using a 95D, not even close to oval. One of the most isometric head shapes in the past few racquet generations from Yonex. To my knowledge, I’m pretty sure Shapo is using a legit SV95, which is also not oval/round. All Yonex frames have a distinct isometric head profile.
     
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    When she was out here training before Miami she was trying various blacked out Yonex sticks. Apparently still hasn’t found 1 she likes.

    Agree w @vsbabolat - Yonex can’t be happy.
     
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  24. Harry_Wild

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    Yonex can if they want make a custom mold to her specifications! That way she can actually play with a Yonex racquet that looks like the racquet she is endorsing!
     
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    I agree with VS Bab.. and she has a Yonex Dampener... If she is still using Lux string.. maybe no stencil because of that. It looks like frame from the 1980s...

    Widebody and club- like... or maybe that is just the way she swings it. I still can't understand why she STILL has no serve to speak of...maybe the frame?? No??

    She is kid of a nut.. who knows what she is doing out there...
     
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    18 x 19 pattern?? is that right??
     
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    It’s her Wilson painted black. Check out the Action Shots on the Miami Open site a few days back and it’s there. You can see Wilson on the head guard.

    I do hope she can find something with Yonex. I’d imagine an SV100 would be similar to what she’s playing now. Maybe even go back a little to the SI100 or 98? Those sticks packed a punch although stiff.
     
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    Same string pattern 18 x 19. I know a while back she was using the frame that was before the Ultra line... stiff.. stiff and powerful.
     
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    Wilson Juice 100 BLX... Or the Juice Pro PJ... then came the Ultra.. One Ugly frame..!!!!
     
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    If is 18x19, then its the same frame she's been using for years: The Head Instinct:

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  31. SteveI

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    Kinda looks like the Head.. also... could be a custom Wilson with 18 x 19 drill pattern... anything is possible..
     
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    PS - just counted: 16x19.
     
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    Change is on the way.....
     
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  37. SteveI

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    Is she going to stop screaming after each ball that she strikes??? :eek:
     
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    What kind of change? Leaving Yonex? Finally gravitating towards a Yonex frame?
     
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    Murray changes to a more open stringbed too while transitioning to the slow clay courts I believe
     
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    i notice here the distinctive Liquidmetal ribs, that I don't see on her later frames
     
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    He actually once changed to 18x20 before clay season. Not the other way around if remember correctly.
     
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    Wilson made the H25 for HEAD Instinct players. It is literally the exact frame and head shape minus the ridges
     
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    Yes. It's a real Yonex frame. Too bad tinyurl.com is no longer usable.......
     
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  44. A_Instead

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    If H25 is Heads LM instinct..
    What is H22?
    What is H19?
     
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    h19 might as well be a prestige mold
     
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    Just saw an image on IG of her holding an EZONE, not sure if it was a paint job or not.

    Maybe the 98+? 98? 100? 100+?
     
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    Man those Liquid metal rackets were Awsome. reason I didn't use it was high swingweight but for the pros, it must be perfect.
     
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    I don't see those Rigdges that Head Insticnt has ????
     
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    She has always been an unstable personality. I am guessing she is trying out all sorts of frames. Seems as if multiple Talk Tennis member have seen her playing with multiple frames if you read this thread.. ;)

    Wilson Pro Stock... Head? Yonex??
     
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    She seems like really Sweet and nice girl to me,, kind of girl you want to marry. anyway, is she is trying out some Wilson stock frames then why not ? Lots of players that love Head frames also love Wilson frames for some reason.

    Hey, Vika if you are reading this post, you should marry me, I will take care of you and the baby both.
     
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