How do you know for sure Safin is actually playing with Prestige Classic?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by jonas-the-ball-basher, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. jonas-the-ball-basher

    jonas-the-ball-basher Rookie

    Jan 29, 2005
    How do you know for sure Safin is actually playing with Prestige Classic?
    Couldn't it be even an older Prstige model!?

    But if he does with the Prestige Classic:
    Does he play with the older ones made in the mid 90's or the new ones, which feel different!?
  2. bc-05

    bc-05 Semi-Pro

    Feb 23, 2004
    seriously.. people been asking about this players racquet that players racquet.. in all honesty ok if we know his real spec.. what are we gonna do with it? u still cant get the paintjob... plus 90% of the people dont know if safin uses paintjob.. so if u wanna look like safin.. just buy the lm prestige use tourna grip and make sure u have tons of scratches on it and say to ur friend dude safin gave me this.. i bet ya most of them wont even know!
  3. Nyl

    Nyl Rookie

    Apr 19, 2004
    knowing the true racquet that the pros are using is just an act to affirming the pros reference. although we may not / are not capable in handling their spec, i think it's a good reference for our racquet customization. Some people say it's wrong to copy pro's swing, yea, maybe, but cant we even study their swing to understand the body-mechanics ? knowing the fact isnt necessarily copying it. Understanding how a bomb works in chemistry class isnt necessarily leads me to make a bomb.
  4. Yes, but pros' personal preferences are all over the place. It seems they usually get their preferences by trying everything under the sun at least once. If you're going to copy something pertaining to pros' equipment, that should be it. In a lot of cases, the frames that pros play are similar to the frames that they played when they were just starting to play tennis at a young age--that's how a lot of pros get set in their preferences.

    As far as implementing pros' frames into one's own game, I wouldn't go farther than looking at the model they are playing or endorsing. I've always thought that there seems to be a correlation, although slight, between playing styles and, for example, Wilson Pro Staff frames and Head Prestige frames. Otherwise, if you want to implement, for example, aspects of Federer's playing style into your own game, and Federer endorses a Hyper Hammer with rollers, you'd buy that endorsed frame thinking you'd play a little more like Federer. That's probably why pros endorse the frames that they endorse. Otherwise, manufacturers would surely shoot themselves in the foot.
  5. TennisD

    TennisD Semi-Pro

    Feb 15, 2005
    You can tell by certain hints given away by the frame shape. It's not difficult at all...

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