Kyrgios' racquet specs?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Rozroz, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. dgoran

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    Haha yes after Wilson lawsuit they started but I would want that printed on the stick itself and I would want their resellers to stop with the lies but that's whole another topic so let's not derail...anyhow any stringers actually measured his specs? Does he use leather grip?
     
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    BTW,thanks for the great info not only on Kyrgios' frame but many others as well!
     
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    My understanding is that it's not really that much of a nightmare at all. The racket companies have the moulds for all the rackets they've ever made. The pro frames are made separately from the mass production models (which explains why some of the mass produced ones are so awful and so variable). The specialist team makes a small batch and checks they are to the required spec. before they go off.
     
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    That's kind of true. But someone buying a Babolat mass market frame is not, as I understand it, getting a frame from exactly the same place as a pros. I've seen some very 'mass' Babolats that were clearly made in a hurry and wouldn't have lasted two minutes in Rafa's hands.
     
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  6. naturallight

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    Is Kyrgios still using the Xi?
     
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    Looks like it. I'm positive it's not an Ai like the PJ would suggest, that's for sure.
     
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  8. naturallight

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    do you know what Ivanovic plays with? It’s neither the Xi nor the Ai, right?
     
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    Fairly sure it is still the Xi, one of the stringers at my local store strung for him a few months back and confirmed that it was an Ai paintjob of an Xi.
     
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    I'm watching him now, and the end of the bumper guard (the give-away pictured above) now actually seems to look different...

    It actually seems like the shorter edge of the Ai 98

    Anyone else see this? Or are my eyes/screen playing tricks?


    EDIT: My mistake! I actually checked out some other hi-res pics from the AO going on now, and the bumper guard still does indeed match the Ezone Xi 98's.
     
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  12. BigM

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    between 56-58 lbs. The String is 1.20 btw
     
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    The headsize looks super small on television.. but then again he's a big guy so..
    I mean, I think Camila Giorgi plays with a Control 95 and she is so tiny it looks like an OS so... these optical illusions.
     
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    The stringer i have been going to for years tours with Yonex a few times a year in Melbourne and overseas for pro badminton and tennis tournaments and strings for Nick often.
    He said he uses Yonex pro poly tour full bed now days .
    He also said Nick gave him a racket to say thanks which he still has .
    I asked him if it was a retail mold and he said it was a special frame from Yonex made for him.
    Hope that helps clears a few things up but i suspect it may start even more debates ha ha.
    I will try and get some more info when i am in there next week.
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  15. jarko111

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    The playtests for the DR made it seem like they were very very very different from the AI in most of the major departments. I understand a lot of the Yonex Elite players will have that PJ but I think it will be cool to see who actually is using the Ezone DR.
     
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    Now the sites say that Kyrgios and Ivanovic are endorsing DR 98. Are they still playing with Xi 98 & Ai 98 respectively?
     
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  17. reformed.radical

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    I heard Kyrgios new frame he will be promoting features "dynamic repulsion" technology. Sounds like something made just for him, or by him.
     
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  18. kimguroo

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    He is using Ezone XI98 but DR98 paint job. He never used AI98 or new DR98 and I don't think he will switch to DR98 anytime soon. "Dynamic Repusion=DR98" is nothing to do with Kyrgios.
     
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    Yep, im just saying having the words dynamic repulsion on his racquet is fitting as he always seems to find new ways to drive people away.
     
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    So does anyone know the weight and such of his racquet? I know people speculated a little earlier in the thread about it being stock but does anyone know if that is true or not?
     
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    Would be interesting to hear specs
     
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  22. rossi46

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    That is some banging technology right there.
     
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  23. henweezy

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    I too would be interested to see Kyrgios' racquet specs.
     
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  24. dgoran

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    If I recall old discussion, I'm sure you can google yourself, it's old ezone with leather grip instead of stock 10-12gram stock grip that yonex uses so it's stock stock with 10-15 grams in the handle
     
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  25. swfh

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    This. I held his racket at the open this year and it felt just like my Ezone XI 98 but with a leather.
     
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    Interesting. The stock XI 98's swingweight is only in the mid 320's. That's definitely on the lower end of the spectrum amongst pros. He does generate some ridiculous racquet head speed on his serves and forehands though.
     
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  27. RanchDressing

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    Don't be fooled by people on here. Very few, if any, pros are NOT using high swingweights.

    If they were using stock specs, without ANY lead on them, the racquets would be hardly even close to each other.

    People on here regularly complain about how different their frames are from one another, yet at the same time you expect pros to play at the highest level with that kind of differences between their sticks? Let alone the power, control and spin differences between a stock 320 sw and a 350 sw.
     
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  28. RanchDressing

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    So do stan, novak, RF, and Rafa. Yet all of them have been documented with over 350 swingweight.

    Believe what you want to, but the chances that these guys can hit through with great depth/pace on balls that are hit on average to them over 75mph with a 320 are slim to none.
     
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  29. oble

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    Yeah, but many of them have visible lead tape on their racquets (Stan, Novak etc), or are known to have lead tape under the bumper guard (Roger, Rafa etc). With no visible lead tape on Nick's racquets and knowing that it's actually an Ezone Xi 98 under the paint job, there's a chance he may have some lead tape under the bumper guard.
     
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  30. RanchDressing

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    Most players have lead under their bumper. When even just the top D1 athletes, who end up being non top 100 ATP players, pretty consistently used lead taped, 340 swing weights, and these guys hit much harder.... Considering how good their technique is, they don't need low swingweights to generate high racquet head speed. Almost anyone can use a high swingweight effectively, if you learn the right technique.
     
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  31. oble

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    That is true.
     
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    Couldn´t find any specs here but does anyone else have the sense the Kyrgios uses a light racquet?? It´s the way he swings tha makes me think that
     
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  33. dgoran

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    It's 325grams unstrung basically take ezone xi 98 remove stock yonex grip and replace with leather grip and you will roughly have his racquet
     
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    Are these frames still around for sale? dont see any on the cFS thread....
     
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    Amen.

    It never fails to put a smile on my face whenever one of my students who's struggled with proper technique and execution has me lead their stick up to 360 static and 345+SW, and all of a sudden they start ripping the ball with decent topspin.
     
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    He actually uses a racquet with 343 grams. There is no visible lead on the racquet but most likely he had silicone in the handle and lead under the bumper.
     
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    The racquet is a EZONE not a VCORE Xi 98. And yes he uses a leather grip under the 4 3/8 grip. Only one overgrip: Yonex Synthetic.
     
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    It must be 9 or 10 pts head light with the leather grip then
     
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    I doubt it. I think he just has leather grip and some lead under the bumper. Some do the math on a yonex leather grip and how much grams he has left to add to the hoop.
     
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    That makes sense as it is quite head light anyway
     
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    The speed he gets on his forehand really explains alot. That and his ability to just absorb spin and turn it into pace. With racquets under 330~SW its very hard to take in the spin the opponent makes and turn it into pace unless you are using high-full racquet head speed. Kyrgios gets around that being 6'5 and having wings longer than MJ. He has a very easy time making RHS and that combined with a 330-345SW and a balance around 32~(I have no idea what his exact balance is, just guessing) gives his signature winner returns that go at 170ish km/h.
     
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    If you watch his backhand in practice he has very little take back and racquet head speed .

    I have watched him live next to the court and his backhand is slight take back and little rotations but the racquet seems so stable .

    If you watch his his jack sock practice on your tube or court practices recently you will see the same
     
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    Anyone think he emulated Tsongas or even Roddicks Groundies? Both sides are very similar.
    I remember him saying Tsonga was one of his favorite players growing up.
     
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    I meant his forehand. His backhand is just awful. Holy crap, I mean Roddick's BH were bad, but that guy actually swung it. The only time I see Kyrgios swing his backhand is when he is pulled wide and that is a work of art.
    Now that you say, it does look a lot like Tsonga's BH.
     
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    Its called the "shovel" technique, lol. Isner uses it too :cool:
     
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    THE SHOVEL! HAA. That gave me a laugh.
     
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    Ana Ivanovic who also played with an Ezone shoveled that backhand.
     

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