Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Rozroz, Jun 30, 2014.
Is the shovel technique the same as the throwing a bucket of water technique taught to beginners?
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
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.
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.
You get the gist. Its certainly not a stock frame that can be bought off the market and customized.
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.
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.
Or a Technifibre T Fight 16M.. That's a pro stock on the cheap..
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"
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.
Kyrgios confirmed himself, racket weight is 325g
Strung or unstrung you think?
Can anyone here confirm what grip size Nick Uses?
His racquet doesn't look small in his hand. So I'm thinking at least 4 1/2. ??
But I have no idea
Not sure how many o.g's he uses these days
You're actually WAY wrong there buddy. I know this for a FACT first hand. Sorry.
Of course some do use PJs of older or pro stock options, but more than you would think use right off the shelf sticks with just a little lead and grip work.
Just one overgrip. I saw him replace his overgrip last night, on court. Leather underneath, or so it looked.
When I'm making broad statements I think only about the players seen on TV in slams and masters or generally top 100. Do you have any estimation of how many of those guys use current retail frames, 10%?
thats wild. for a guy whos 6'5 with long limbs. his hands are obviously huge..
im just surprised he uses a 3/8 grip!! and im guessing its a standard YY pallet?
He gets massive spin on his shots with that grip for his long limbed body, except for his backhand. It's a pretty weak shot. He must be super right hand dominant.
He hits big, but maybe due to muscle memory or grip, he never flattens out his shots to put the ball away like other big guys such as del Potro.
Latest specs: smashed
Is that in 2 or 3 pieces? Just want to make sure im smashing my racquet the same way Kyrgios does.....
That one he blasted at Fed looked pretty flat; what a sensational reflex volley that was from Fed btw - but I think I know what you're saying; he plays a bit like Monfils does, or at least did, until recently - safe shots or a spectacular slap shot but not much in between?
Didn't someone say here that as of late last year Yonex are going to be fining players for intentionally breaking racquets? Oh well, I'm sure he can afford it lol! Also, who - apart from Ryan Harrison!! breaks a racquet after the match? What's the point of relieving stress before the next point - pathetic justification anyway - when the match is over? What a t00l!!
I actually had the same thought. I can understand breaking a racket during a match to release tension so you can calm down at the next point..but what is the point to smash it after match point...other than being a sore loser!! Loved fed's reaction though! My countryman (aka idiot) has so much to learn...
Hahaha looks like a cricket bat's grip with that flare.
Trash talking about my new idol, Nick Krygios? Just outside the top ten I am guessing after Miami! One or two points difference between Roger and Nick IMO! He is the bad boy of the new wave of young tennis players ! The Andre Aggasi of the 2020 decade! Remember even at the beginnings; everyone in the establishment hated Andre too! LOL! I am going to buy Nick racquet too! He uses retail version undoctored by custom racquet services like Priority One that Roger racquet! Hate, hate away! Later on, you might change you mind!
I love the concept of a Yonex with the leather grip. Definitely going to try this on the D98xl as it gets the weight right to 12 ounces.
I'm not sure if this post is meant to be serious, or merely a 'wind up'? At least spell your idol's name correctly: 'Kyrgios' not 'Krygios'. 'Agassi' not 'Aggasi' would be better also; and Andre never really stepped over the line that Nick can't even see in his rear view mirror. Maybe when the 2020s end - by adding an 's' they become a decade as you presumably intended, not just a year - Nick will have matured just enough to be able to look back at his young nihilistic - look it up - self with horror and retrospective embarrassment. (Look at McEnroe, many of us are still laughing at his histrionics decades later - hence my avatar.) Unfortunately, until then, and in spite of his protestations that 'we don't have to watch him if we don't want to' - what if I want to watch his opponent? - the vast majority of us will have to suffer on. Should I drop the mike now, or were you playing devil's advocate with an assumed millennial-style persona?
You will not regret this.
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