Cibulkova's frame?

BlueB

Legend
Does anyone know for sure, what version of Pure Drive our new Year End champ uses? It looks really big on TV, is it possible it's the OS? Or even + length?

 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
She has a history of using 105s when she was with Dunlop, but she's also rather small herself and it's difficult to guage whether she's got a 100 or 107 in her hands.
 

lidoazndiabloboi

Hall of Fame
I think she is using the retail 2015 Babolat Pure Drive +. The reason I say its retail, is because her rackets have the bar code sticker and specs too.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
I actually think Pliskova's PD is OS because Pliskova is a big/tall girl and her frame still looks massive.
Cibulkova is so tiny that PS85 probably looks oversized compared to her.

It is interesting to know, tho. Because there was a time back in the middle 2000's when the 104-105 square inch rackets were more prevalent in the top tier of the sport.
Any time a Williams' sister played Cibulkova, Jankovic or Bartoli and that happened quite a lot.. that was the size of the hoops.
 

BlueB

Legend
Cibulkova is so tiny that PS85 probably looks oversized compared to her.
That's an interesting view that appeared few times... However, the only real point of reference is a person's head vs racquet. People who studied anatomy, or art, know that head size is not directly proportional to person's height. The painters' cannon used to be 7 heads in height for average person, 8 heads for tall person. Now, look at a pic of standing Cibulkova, it might appear as 6 heads, as opposed to Isner, at least 9 heads.
It's a similar situation with shoulder width...

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robbo1970

Hall of Fame
I think Cibulkova is using the 100. She's not just small for a tennis player, she's pretty small in standard terms.

It's a bit like when I watch Karlovic. His racquet looks like a 90 in his hands, which I'm sure it isn't.
 

lidoazndiabloboi

Hall of Fame
I actually think Pliskova's PD is OS because Pliskova is a big/tall girl and her frame still looks massive.
Cibulkova is so tiny that PS85 probably looks oversized compared to her.

It is interesting to know, tho. Because there was a time back in the middle 2000's when the 104-105 square inch rackets were more prevalent in the top tier of the sport.
Any time a Williams' sister played Cibulkova, Jankovic or Bartoli and that happened quite a lot.. that was the size of the hoops.
Pliskova is using the regular 100 with VS/Isospeed previous. Not sure if shes change her cross string recently.
 

jackcrawford

Professional

jarko111

Hall of Fame
OH, I have no doubt Cibulkova is using a smaller frame. The women's game has really abandoned the +100 hoops. Look at all the women playing with Pure Strikes(pjs)/Storms for instance.. players have switched down. And those are 98<. Tsurenko won a title in China, Guangzhao smacking the ball with some much heat with her Pure Strike. Yonex DR players are 98< mostly.
 

deflori

Semi-Pro
Any updates here? Looked at a few pictures and from the cosmetics its the Pure Drive Plus not the Tour Plus with Alupower/Gut- anyone got more information on which Frame she plays?
 
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ARKustom93

Professional
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Looks a little bottom heavy. Typical of most player's frames.
Nah, perfect balance. And if you take a closer look at the top section, it becomes obvious that in the ad-pic a certain little detail was photo-chopped, unfortunately(Not, that I don't like Butterflies;))
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
I also see zero issues with her "frame", I mean granted it is a smaller "frame" than I tend to "use" with most of my girlfriends being over 5'10", but it's packed perfectly.
Yes very well packaged frame and she no doubt prefers handling oversized equipment.
 
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jmacdaununder2

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Not sure re equipment size; in the photos above, the little white English one she's holding erect appears to be barely a mid plus, but the stunning French example with the blue lines not only looks to be somewhat longer than standard, but apparently has an oversized head as well.
 
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