Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by andersonho, Sep 28, 2012.
Hello everyone! Here are the racqeuts pics of Nicolas Almagro and Novak Djokovic!
Nicolas 26kg*25kg/ 57lbs*55lbs
wow great job man
for Nico is that 31cm balance unstrung right?
for Nole is that 32.5cm or 33 cm balance?
From the angle its hard to tell
Some much for outlandish 51 flex claims Djoko is using mg radical essentially
AWESOME post!!!!! Thanks for the pics!
Great photos and info! Thanks!!!
Fantiastic pics and information. Great job, thank you.
FANTASTIC STUFF! Congrats and THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
I'd say 305-306mm unstrung.
Should be 330mm.
Nole's racket is measured strung.
To the dgoran's comment -- yes, looks like he's using the Pro stock of the MG Radical MP painted in the Speed. Strung flex of 60.
THat picture where he compares it to the retail speed -- what is the length of the retail speed, 27.5? I assume Novak is using the standard, 27", length?
Sweet Pics! Thanks!!
Almagro's racquet has the matt finish of the 500. The Tour has that glossy chrome pj. Very interesting.
Great pics though, cheers.
Why is one of Nole's racket LONGER than the other one ?
Fantastic post - nice knowing the flex now.
The 358 grams is a a few grams off from previous, known measurements but I noticed that the racquet is on the machine without the dampener which would account for that. So Djokovic essentially uses a tgk231.something.
On the length of the middle racquet looking longer than the one on the top - I think that they aren't parallel with the butt end of the middle frame further away than the 12:00 positions making it look like the middle one is longer at both ends.
I just checked TW specs and it says 27 inches for YT IG and YT speeds but I thought that stock was 27.2 inches.
Djokovic using less than 27 in long racquet?
what machine is that?
do you know what machine it is?
never mind, got it:Babolat RDC
looks like it has most everything in a compact design
wow very cool thanks for posting!
In inertie = SW?
Why is it 308 in one and 370 in another?
stock IG speed is 27.20"
So Djokovic is using bt7 gut. Just like me! Lol....
Why?! Hmmm...one racket is measured unstrung, 16g lighter, 1.5cm more HL.
Therefore, the SW will most likely be MUCH lower...
you are right ^_^
18x20 is 27".
just finished loooooong exams and my head is spinning hahaha.
I did not even think that there is 18x20 which is ND version.
At $89.95, TW can now reasonably expect to see a dramatic sales increase of MG mp
Love the matt black of Almagro's frame. Looks sweet! Wish I could get that PJ for sure!
Higher the SW higher your world ranking. Just try it...
Nico did not learn this lesson
Its very similar to the standard 500.
Nico would have a hard time adjusting his forehand with a higher swingweight.
His FH is the definition of whippy.
almagro frame was unstrung at 342 gms.. compare to djokovic STRUNG 358 gms.. so Almagros frame would be aroung 350+ gms ^^
iv missed this pls explain why
Almagro's racquet, strung + overgrip should be 360+ grams, heavier in fact than Nole's racquet.
Nico's swingweight when strung, however, should be about 338 kg*cm^2, whereas Djokovic's is in fact 370. That's 32 kg*cm^2 heavier (for the mathematically challenged out there).
I was sort of joking, but don't be sorry.
It's been thoroughly established that Nole's personal racquet does not come from the retail Speed mold he endorses, but rather the Microgel MP mold.
Supposition has however, been that he uses a custom layup which is very flexy, with a RA in the low 50's. We now know that his RA is actually 60, the same as the retail Microgel MP (according to racquettech). Ergo, it's not too much of a stretch to assume that the Microgel MP is the closest frame you can buy to Nole's. With this knowledge in mind, I was kidding that all the fanboys out there would scoop up some MG mp's since they're cheap and readily available.
Thanks for posting! Really appreciate it!
You know, the MG Rad is a good racket.
BTW. Great pics. Thank you.
does anyone have a review from their experience of the microgel radical mp pls
furthermore whats the playing difference between the microgel radical mp and the pro
The MP is flexy and low powered. Somewhat of a wet noodle unless lead is added to give it some more pop. The pro is heavier and a bit harder to move around, imo. But it has more power and spin.
Is it my eyes or does the beam width on Almagro's racket look even and thinner than the 500T?
Anyone know what frame that is because I can't see any lead that makes it so heavy?
It's a pj of the 300
Wow, thanks for sharing!
Excellent post. Very interesting to see the comparison.
Great info, thanks for the pictures. I think Almagro uses big banger original, which is a very heavy string. His swingweight strung + overgrip will probably be 340-ish.
Thanks for the great photos!
Does Almagro really use a 16 x 18?!
I didn't think any pros really used such an open pattern.
EDIT: just counted. Looks like a custom 16 x 19.
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