David Nalbandian Gear ATM

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  1. THESEXPISTOL

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    I've followed a lot of topics in the past speculation what racquet nalbandian was using...
    Most of us concluded that he uses a yonex (isometric head shape), 98sq and the racquet is extended.

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    As for strings he was using BB Original around 60lbs.

    If you know something more about his gear please post.
     
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  2. A_Instead

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    I have a close up pic of his racquet from the Legg Mason Tennis classic. Once I figure out how to upload, I will.
     
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  3. adso1973

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    As far as I know he changed to the new RDIS mold as the grip- throat union (don't know how to name it, ┬┐┬┐neck??) has a small difference from the the previous models. I've been told that is a heavy frame.
     
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  4. tennisntn3477

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    Previous general consensus was that he was using a frame based on the RDX500 HD (midplus).
     
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  6. namartens

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    Check this one out. You can take a real good look at his frame.

    Picture is too big to insert directly so I've made a link.
     
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  7. Xenakis

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    I'll go out on a limb and say it's an RDiS MP mold extended to 28 or 28.5in but with a more flexible layup.

    Re the length, a Yonex rep told me it was 28.5 but I've not seen that confirmed elsewhere.

    Re string and tension. Used BBO for ages but has been dropping tension, from a high of 64lbs down to the low 50s now according to more recent string logs.

    That's all I know anyway, would be interested to get more certain info.
     
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    This guy is the hottest player on tour, more so than Cilic.
     
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  9. PED

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    I saw the stringer taking Nalby's freshly strung stick into the stadium yesterday right before the final: I almost took him out and made a run for it ;)
     
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  10. bad_call

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    think i need his racquet and string setup...myself being a member of the chubs club :) which includes Marco too.
     
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  11. PED

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    Looking back in Indian wells 09, he was using BBO at 53/53 and at Miami in 09, he was using it at 46/46 and also 48/48. Just checked the Indian Wells log for 2010 and he was BBO at 50/50.


    BC, on a side note both Davide and Marcos look ALOT thinner in person then on tv. I was really shocked at Marcos: much fitter and leaner in "the flesh". The angles Nalby was getting off the BH was just sick :)
     
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  12. bad_call

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    yeah...neither of them have the muffin top that keeps hanging around this one. ...those sick angles Nalby hits are the bomb. :razz: thank the big yonex sweetspot.
     
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  13. vandre

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    chubs club? i'd better sign up for that!!! :twisted:
     
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  14. bad_call

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    we're in good company.
     
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  15. Bartelby

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    It has to be an RDiS by the look of the material above the logo at the top of the grip as that is not on previous Yonex models.

    A few people have stated that racquets come out of their primeval stew around 29" and then are cut to size.




     
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  16. saigonbond

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    I think Gilbert referred to them as "teletubbies."
     
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