Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by jace112, Sep 18, 2012.
La Monf' is back with a new stick and goes to 98 in²...
It would be great just to have in back playing, so this is good news.
Is that the 2013 blade people were talking about in other threads or a current model?
Its certainly not a current model.
same mold like Tursunov&Mathieu.
like Novak's old one.
That racquet looks sick! Which model is that and what year?
switch to Asics in 2013 bye to Kswiss
Thank god, that green racket was really ugly.
Looks cool! Hopefully it stays black and silver. Looks better than with the gold.
haha Jace t'es partout
La Monf had 21 aces in his 1st round match today. Very impressive performance. Would love to see him work his way back into the top 10.
Ah! Vous parlez français?
Je ne parle pas beaucoup de français, donc pardonnez mon grammaire. Je ne sais pas ce que vous entendez par jace, cependant.
Oui, il est vraiment partout dans le court .
That is Awsome new Wilson racket. When can i buy it ? and what model is that ? looks like the new Blade series. Must be good racket if Monfils was convinced to use it cause he was in love with that prince
I think that's the new Blade line, and it's coming out in 2013. Not sure what time of the year though
Come on, the big news is the haircut
News is Gael is serving so much better with that racket. seem like he has much more RPM on the serve and movement is incredible while maintaining same speed. 135+ MPH
What is the writing on the racquet after Blade?
its the new blade blx that comes out in 2013. i've seen it in person, looks really nice and classy.
Yes, thanks for that, people who are a bit pretentious around here change their '98' house number for 'ninety eight' as well.
i couldnt agree more!
Well Prince did go out of business
Going for the Usain Bolt look
Prince hasn't gone out of business, merely Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which effective allows the company to re-finance & sold on.
I was told that once the new umbrella company took over Prince they re-signed most of their players, except but not limited to Monfils.
Make that what you want.
Monfils is the epitome of relaxed power. Shame his body does not hold up better...
There is a rumor about 2 Blade versions: 1) 18x20; and 2) 16x19 - did you see both? weight, beam width, et al the same? thanks
Yeah, it was horrible, but I liked how it hit. If it also distracted my opponent, then it's a bonus - I never really noticed the ugly in the middle of the match.
Does anyone know if the new blade 98 will have a stock swingweight that is more like the K-Blade or the BLX Blade?
Did they show off the blade 93 as well? That's what I'm more interested in... glad to see Wilson has another heavyweight in their line up on the men's side.
The new amplifeel 360 or the old version?
I'd love to know the full specs on it?? If Wilson offers an 18X20 & a 16X19 in the 98, I'd definitely pick up the 16X19!
The headshape of the racquet Gael is holding in that picture sure does look an awful lot like a HEAD shaped racquet.
If they can get the 93" Blade flexier and thinner, I'd be very interested.
I was actually surprised to see two of Monfils' serves that hit 225kph on the gun (140 MPH). Never knew he could serve that big. That's Roddick/Raonic/Isner/Karlovic territory!!!
I did a racquet testing for Wilson in the spring. Since they are all blacked out, I had to ask what it was, since I liked it. I was told that it was the new Blade. The frame I tested was also 16x19. The head looked more square, not oval like the current Blades. Also the beam had more boxy edge to them, not rounded. Looked to be 21~22mm beam width, definitely wider than current blades. Felt like a lighter frame but had decent swingweight. Surprisingly powerful with flexy feel. It did have annoying vibrations, which they said would be fixed for the production models.
If this is true, i may give a Wilson racquet another shot
Notice TW deleted Monfils off the Prince page, along with the Bryan Brothers......................??
I still have the older Rebel (95 sq. in, not the Team version). I still like it. Certainly if the ball doesn't go where or how I want it to go (like last night for instance), it's not the fault of the racquet.
sorry if this comes across rude, but what does this have to do with monfils switching to wilson??
Bryan Bros. are going to Gamma and will be swinging the Big Bubba starting 2013 AO. You heard it here first.....
I heard pretty much every pro is doing the same
That's right; Rafa when he comes back will also wield a Bubba to make up for his bad knees.
Bartoli is out of Prince too?
That's one beautiful racquet.
I don't know why Prince doesn't renewal contracts with players instead of losing every player on tour, ok I know about financial problems but now they are pretty ok. Hm...
No used her prince in Tokyo yesterday.
She will switch to Big Bubba at AO too. The Prince she used was just a Bubba with Prince PJ anyway.
Thinner to 19mm like a Prestige Mid, YES.
But may not be a good thing to flex it lower than 65 RA unstrung.
-- See what happened to Prince EXO3 Graphite 93, turned a steel cast that users loves (at least all the POG fans), into a bamboo stick that they hate.
Besides catering the "old-timers", Wilson and Head need to be aware of the market of the younger competition-level folks that need something bigger than a 90, yet smaller than a stiffer 95 frame but as powerful.
He wont be using that wilson now, he's injured again. Same knee, may need surgery this time...
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