No1e's Racquet

Fabfed

Semi-Pro
Will post the balance for Nole's racquet as soon as I receive my new balance board. Sorry, but I probably won't be measuring the SW. But swinging all 3 racquets a number of times, Nole and Rog's racquets feel pretty heavy, while Rafa's is noticeably lighter..
 

pennc94

Professional
Will post the balance for Nole's racquet as soon as I receive my new balance board. Sorry, but I probably won't be measuring the SW. But swinging all 3 racquets a number of times, Nole and Rog's racquets feel pretty heavy, while Rafa's is noticeably lighter..
Once you have the balance, if you have an iPhone, use the swingtool app.
 

naturallight

Semi-Pro
364 grams = 12.8397221 ounces??? Wow, that seems really heavy.

Sorry if you already posted this, but what's the weight of Rafa's stick?
 

PED

Legend
Great work, it appears the static is the same as Greg Raven's from a few years back at 359g. Now the balance should be interesting with all that lead at 3/9. Old balance was 32cm.

Thanks Fab
 

mike84

Professional
FabFed

whats the length of the lead tape?

8-9 inches?

and can you tell if its gamma 1/2 gram or 1/4 gram tape?
 

Rogael Naderer

Semi-Pro
So ND is doing what many Head players do with their capped prestiges and so on, lead around the top of the whole hoop; which of course he can;t have because of no capped grommets on his frame.

I would guess, my racquet has lead underneath the full length of the bumper and that comes to 6g of 1/4 inch tape (24 inches.) So I would guess he has around 5g up there (assuming it's one layer) and then the lead on the inside would be another 10-15 grams. Really interesting setup.

You can see from the BLX/Aero/Speed comparison pic that ND is a tad under 100 sq inches.

Amazing images as always Fab, fantastic stuff!
 

Fuji

Legend
Andy Murray uses the Head YOUTEK Radical Pro. Here's the link: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=AMURRAY
Search "Pro Stock" on either here or go to the string forums, and you'll quickly learn that almost no pro's actually use the stick they endorse. It's all a matter of paint jobs and what rackets they like. A lot of Head Pro's, use Pro Stock rackets that are identified by code, and they have custom flex, string pattern, length, etc etc. :)

-Fuji
 

TheOneHander

Professional
Andy Murray uses the Head YOUTEK Radical Pro. Here's the link: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=AMURRAY
No he doesn't. He cannot use a Radical Pro, as you cannot put CAP grommets on a Radical Pro. Andy has CAP grommets on his racquet. He is not using a Radical Pro.

Repeat, he is using a paintjob of a Radical Pro. Not the Radical Pro. A paintjob of it.






I believe he uses a PT57A with a 16x19 pattern, but don't quote me on that one.
 

dr325i

Legend
Andy Murray uses the Head YOUTEK Radical Pro. Here's the link: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=AMURRAY
And Novak is using the Retail Speed 315...

Ah, wait, the OP showed us something different...

Murray's frame only has the paint scheme and string pattern in common with the Radical Pro, the rest is totally different. As people mentioned, it is the PT57A with a 16x19 pattern.

Anyway, who cares about Murray, this thread is about the Champ!
 

0d1n

Hall of Fame
Fafed, this is an excellent idea methinks. You could compare all 3 racquets and of course compare with the retail versions!
But he already posted the proper balance for Fed's and Nadal's racquets. If he posts the precise balance for Djokovic's as well what's the point of that "non exact" study when you'll have exact, measured balance ??
Also...it's pretty clear from other reports that it will be pretty close to Federer's balance...(i.e. somewhere @ 32 to 32.5-ish cm).
 

Sinner

Professional
Thanks again for the pics fabfed...

Despite how much lead Djoker has on, it "only" weighs 359g's. I was kinda expecting it to be heavier...
 

forthegame

Hall of Fame
But he already posted the proper balance for Fed's and Nadal's racquets. If he posts the precise balance for Djokovic's as well what's the point of that "non exact" study when you'll have exact, measured balance ??
Also...it's pretty clear from other reports that it will be pretty close to Federer's balance...(i.e. somewhere @ 32 to 32.5-ish cm).
ISWYM, I just thought it would be nice to have a visual representation. That photo was really striking IMHO.
 
Rogael dude if thats the new one holy crap. i like the gold white red contrast, looks really nice. this may sound weird but it looks kinda hammer shaped. what do you think?
 

Rogael Naderer

Semi-Pro
Well many think it's a Walmart type piece of crap cheap racquet he is signing for fans (he certainly is signing a cap in that pic.) I'm not sure what to make of it, doesn't look like any Wilson I've seen before and is certainly no thin beamed 90 or 95. Probably just any old Wilson racquet for signing.
 

BobFL

Hall of Fame
There you go Bob, I will measure the actual balance once my alpha board arrives.
Thank you very much!

Knew it! :) It is almost evenly balanced monster! Just like my dear neighbor 2P said - I think it's 2-3 points HL. Wow, with that static weight and balance, the SW cannot be lower that 365 :) No wonder Nole crushes those spinny balls like crazy :)
 

BobFL

Hall of Fame
Definately ball park pp.......certainly not 32cm anymore! Very intetesting.....
My racquet has 320mm balance and I'm holding it in my hand right now and the difference is at least 10 degrees maybe even 15. That must be 335mm (2.5 points HL) or so...Will see soon :)
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
His SW is supposedly 371. I tried to find retail sticks that could be modded to his static weight and swingweight with a 9 points head light and only found one I think that was reasonably flexible. It would be a lot easier to do if it didn't have to be so headlight.
 

Rogael Naderer

Semi-Pro
You guys do know that the point where you can hang the racquet like above isn't in the same place (in terms of distacne from the butt cap) on all racquets?

Just because a racquet hangs even doesn't mean it is even balanced as that haging point isn't (always) half way up the racquet.

My Dunlop 200s and my 500 Tour are balcned at 32cm but hang very differently when hung like that.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm waiting for the balance beam numbers.

I balance-matched my K88s on a barbell but that was fairly easy because they're box-beams. It doesn't work that well with non-box-beams (too slippery).
 

Meaghan

Hall of Fame
His SW is supposedly 371. I tried to find retail sticks that could be modded to his static weight and swingweight with a 9 points head light and only found one I think that was reasonably flexible. It would be a lot easier to do if it didn't have to be so headlight.
You can do it with my bc20. ....
 
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