Kyrgios' racquet specs?

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  1. Tommy Haas

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    Is the shovel technique the same as the throwing a bucket of water technique taught to beginners?
     
  2. Crie

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    I think Kyrgios is asking Yonex for prostocks... not sure, but for exmaple

    Fairway leather grip is like 28 grams

    XI 98 = 326~grams

    Yonex Syntetic Replacement grip - 11 grams

    28 - 11 = 17

    326+17=343???

    Math doesn't make sense. The racquet with an overgrip should be 343, but the math here shows that the racquet without the overgrip is 343. I think he is using a prostock XI.

    Either that or they are using super thin leather grips and overgrips.
     
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    If he's using an Xi98 painted to look like a blue DR98 then in a sense he's already using a pro stock frame.
     
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    You get the gist. Its certainly not a stock frame that can be bought off the market and customized.
     
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    Do you think Kyrgios uses a small grip-size or a very thin leather grip? I remember Nick Lester or someone saying he uses a lower than average grip-size.
     
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    None of the pros use retail rackets. Get used to it. The narrative is used to sell cheaply made props to suckers willing to shell $240 for something that cost $30 (shipping included) to make. If you want something that comes close to a pro racket get a Wilson H22 or H19.
     
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    Or a Technifibre T Fight 16M.. That's a pro stock on the cheap..
     
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    I would guess he has Yonex Leather grip and thats 1.42mm. So slightly smaller. 1.3 Makes it smaller, 1.5 makes it the same, 1.7+ makes the grip bigger. (The values are all relative, they all make the grip bigger). And one overgrip at L3 grip size. You can see some picture if you type up however you need a stringforum account. "stringforum nick kyrgios sold usd3000"
     
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    https://www.stringforum.net/board/showthread.php?t=19617

    Thats the forum with most of the specs, but they might be changed because
    1. There is a rubber band (Nick never used dampeners)
    2. In the photo he has ALU Power - He now uses 120 PTP so less SW and less static weight
    3. He started wearing wristbands - wristbands change the angular frequency of racquets which in turn, change the specs.

    However, no pro changes specs that drastically unless his name is Fed and wins IW and AO2017...

    IF I had to put my money on it, I'd say he's still in the 340-350static weight realm with +330SW. Mainly comparing his specs with Jack Sock. Their games are pretty much identical. Western forehand, backhand, big serve, and really good feel.
     
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    Definitely unstrung
     

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