Grigor Dimitrov racket customization?

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
All I know is it is definitely heavier than Stock Wilson prostaff 2012. SW is supposed to be in 340-350 range.
 
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.

ProStringing
 

PED

Legend
328 grams. It is not as heavy as I expected
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.
 
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dr325i

Legend
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...
 

Arize

Rookie
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.
 
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lim

Rookie
Surprised to not see leather grip down there. Had he been doing that prior to his move to wilson as well?
 
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.
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....
 

THESEXPISTOL

Hall of Fame
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:

Safin stated that during his career he broke 1055 racquets
 
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PKfan1

Semi-Pro
Is the mold for his stick much different than the old ROK?
I don't know anything about it, I am just curious.
 

GoSurfBoy

Semi-Pro
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.
 

PKfan1

Semi-Pro
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.
Sounds like an awful lot of trouble to obtain something for personal use that you are not even sure you would like.
 

GoSurfBoy

Semi-Pro
Sounds like an awful lot of trouble to obtain something for personal use that you are not even sure you would like.
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
 
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