Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by shaneno, Mar 13, 2013.
Does anyone know Grigor Dimitrov racket customization?
All I know is it is definitely heavier than Stock Wilson prostaff 2012. SW is supposed to be in 340-350 range.
when I strung his frames, the specs unstrung were:
33 cm balance
328 grams. It is not as heavy as I expected
but SW of 338,, wow, that is huge. how does his arm not get tired after 1st set ?
Photos of Grigor's rackets
Here are a couple of photos of Grigor's rackets taken in June 2012.
If anyone has any queries on his stringing requirements, then let me know.
^^^Is that the custom racket that's actually a 93?
But adding string you to 344g and the SW would likely be 368ish. (you're right that static is lower than I would have thought but the SW is a monster)
Interesting that he's near even balance when strung at 33.9cm or so while Joker is roughly the same SW but with balance of 32.8cm.
Novak's racket is 10+g heavier...
Yes it is.
guess dimitrov has another paintjob, just like federer
The difference is that mold has never been available in retail form. Its a totally custom pro stock
Thanks, looks like my memory is still Ok then
Fed and Nads are both over 350
what's string on it?
Grigor's string setup was:
Mains - Wilson Natural Gut 17 @ 25.0 KGS (with a 15% pre-stretch)
Crosses - Luxilon 4G 17 @ 24.0 KGS
I have one of his TEST BLACK BLX the older version frames (BRAND NEW). I can confirm it's a 93 head size I held it next to the tour 90's and it's bigger but it's sporting the BLX TOUR painjob. It also has a custom molded handle of L6 which doesn't exist plus it's shaped as a HEAD handle not Wilson. Weight is 325 grams unstrung and the balance point is at 34mm. It has some kind of synthetic black base grip which has no marking on it. Also has lead tape around the hoop inside the bumper channels (which you can't see on the outer part of the frame) and there is silicone in the handle too.
As Drakulie stated the specs I am guessing are with an overgrip which would bring the weight 4-5 grams to 328, and drop the balance point a little closer to 33mm (I am unable to measure the SW)
I also have pictures of the frame and the lead liners but they are on my PC and I don't have any accounts to upload and link the URLs to the board.
Surprised to not see leather grip down there. Had he been doing that prior to his move to wilson as well?
No wonder people call him Baby Fed. He copies almost everything.
You could email the pics to a member and have them post on here.
As for baby fed at his age fed had already broken through....
not get mentally beat down by everyone
I was referring to the fact that his style copies Fed, very similar racquet, strings, same shoes, similar clothing, wears the wrist band exactly the same etc....
where i can find grommets and grip for exactly this type of racket ?
any idea ?
Pros reuse frames?
What do you mean, reuse?
Of course they do... For using a frame only once it would take an unparalleled maniac on the tour. And an expensive endorsement, it would actually be more expensive than safin breaking racquets that's for sure, not by much thought :lol:
There's a Royale version of 4G? Made just for him??
Just use the goddamn metric system for the string diameter...
Is the mold for his stick much different than the old ROK?
I don't know anything about it, I am just curious.
It's nothing like the ROK
I have a bunch of these frames. The grips were pro-shaved by a Wilson guy to 3/8ths, as they really are almost a 5" grip. Yes, they are a 93", identical to a 90 in shape, 4 cross holes on the PWS, etc.
Since the grips were shaved for me before arrival, I didn't look into 'Grigor's specs', and removed the lead under the grommets. Sorry - just not that into it, as I'm not trying to 'play like'...someone. I just set them up for me. They are now 12.2, 5pts HL, no idea of SW, as I don't even know who has a machine.
Since Wilson will not even admit there is a 93" in existence, you can't get grommets for something that "doesn't exist" - and I had some Wilson sponsorship, and dealt with a pro-tour supplier, but no luck.
I use a 95 bumper with a piece cut out, and it works very well. The 90" bumper can be used, but requires a lot of awls, pulling and a heat gun.
So, Grigor Dimitrov uses a racquet that technically doesn't exist?
Sounds like an awful lot of trouble to obtain something for personal use that you are not even sure you would like.
Ah welcome to the wondrous world of the racquet junkie
I'll revise this.....The bare hairpin here would be light enough for me to do as I wished - which I couldn't do to the stock, Six One 90's I receive from Wilson, as they are already in the 12's.
I was reasonably certain I would like them...lol
Apparently he is testing a new frame in US Open practice... or a new pj atleast. It looks very similar to the BLX PS. It is almost like an ncode/blx ps combo
Low quality i know, but you get the idea
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