Collins strings and racquet?

#1
So have the experts discovered already what strings Danielle Collins uses and what real racquet she swings? Just out of curiosity and to be the first to ask.
 
#8
In one of the zoomed in slow-mos of her racquet, I'm pretty sure I saw a sticker inside the throat that said Yonex on it. Not sure if that's referring to the strings or if it's just a Yonex-sponsored stringer.
 
#9
In one of the zoomed in slow-mos of her racquet, I'm pretty sure I saw a sticker inside the throat that said Yonex on it. Not sure if that's referring to the strings or if it's just a Yonex-sponsored stringer.
Yonex is the stringing sponsor for the AO as far as I know. (Got messages out to *sources* to confirm) Definitely an old radical MP which you can tell by the 2-piece grommet strip around crosses 13-14 in the above photo #4

Edit: sources confirm, it's just a Yonex stringing room sticker that goes on all player's racquets
 
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#10
Interesting. I just assumed she still uses the Youtek Instinct MP from her college days.
If it is a pro stock, than it is not a players stick considering the thickness of the beam near the throat. It cant be an old Instinct, because they are 18x19, and i counted 16x19 on her photo.
 
#11
In one of the zoomed in slow-mos of her racquet, I'm pretty sure I saw a sticker inside the throat that said Yonex on it. Not sure if that's referring to the strings or if it's just a Yonex-sponsored stringer.
Yonex is the stringing sponsor for the AO as far as I know. (Got messages out to *sources* to confirm) Definitely an old radical MP which you can tell by the 2-piece grommet strip around crosses 13-14 in the above photo #4

Edit: sources confirm, it's just a Yonex stringing room sticker that goes on all player's racquets
If it is a pro stock, than it is not a players stick considering the thickness of the beam near the throat. It cant be an old Instinct, because they are 18x19, and i counted 16x19 on her photo.
Collins is using the TGT307.X. It’s 100% the Graphene Radical MP Mold. Check out the grommet channel and how it ends and the grooves in the throat bridge.
 
#19
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-015-9705-6

"It has been shown that the combination of optical microscopy and Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method of characterising the microstructure of a graphene-based tennis racquet. It has been found that the main structural component in the racquet is high-strength carbon fibres in an epoxy resin matrix. Resin-rich regions have been found in the area where the head of the racquet is joined to the handle. It appears that this area, which is a point of potential of weakness in the racquet, has been reinforced with graphene in form of graphite nanoplatelets."
 
#20
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-015-9705-6

"It has been shown that the combination of optical microscopy and Raman spectroscopy is a powerful method of characterising the microstructure of a graphene-based tennis racquet. It has been found that the main structural component in the racquet is high-strength carbon fibres in an epoxy resin matrix. Resin-rich regions have been found in the area where the head of the racquet is joined to the handle. It appears that this area, which is a point of potential of weakness in the racquet, has been reinforced with graphene in form of graphite nanoplatelets."
Exactly where I have seen “Graphene” racquets break. It’s transformed the racquets.
 
#24
Collins is using the TGT307.X. It’s 100% the Graphene Radical MP Mold. Check out the grommet channel and how it ends and the grooves in the throat bridge.
100% agreed, that was why I pointed out the 2 piece grommet channel, plus the throat insert. I worked in a stringing shop in 2014-2016 when the GRMP was the "new radical" on the block and they were selling a lot, so I recognized it.

No misunderstandings needed :)
 
#25
100% agreed, that was why I pointed out the 2 piece grommet channel, plus the throat insert. I worked in a stringing shop in 2014-2016 when the GRMP was the "new radical" on the block and they were selling a lot, so I recognized it.

No misunderstandings needed :)
Sorry, I didn’t know what you meant by old Radical MP. To me old Radical MP is Titanium, Intelligence, or Youtek/IG. These Graphene are new to me lol :)
 
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