Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Fabfed, Jul 16, 2011.
thanks again FabFed for this awesome threads
I'll take bets that it's between 5 and 7. Definitely not 2 !
that looks like 33 cm bal to me
how thick is the beam?
21mm- 20mm- 21mm
Do people not read the thread....Thats not noles racket......I think its 21mm constant beam
As thick as a Radical MP.
Well, some people are just...thick...beamed...
"Novak Djokovic's racquet of choice". That's what it clearly says on the link for his racquet... What do you mean that's not his racquet? Isn't 21 mm the beam width I said his racquet was? I'm confused...
You really don't belong in this thread. There's nothing of interest for you here...
????????? The racquet being talked about here looks like the same exact racquet that is listed under the type of racquet that Novak uses. Why are they telling me it's not the same. I can see there is lead tape on Novak's racquet but otherwise it looks exactly the same..?
The paint does. The actual racquet doesn't. The actual racquet is shaped like a Radical MP (strong hint there...).
0d1n, you have enormous deposits of patience. If you'd browse through this section you'd notice that this guy is a true archaeologist. Reviving threads from 2004 and posting pure bs.
Well...my sister has a PhD in archaeology...which is probably why I try to understand this guy's passion for "rediscovering the old" :twisted:.
dude, have u ever thought u could be a good salesperson selling tennis racquets? "look, this is roger federer's racquet! u can just buy it and play like rogi, huh... and this is nole's racquet - u buy it and go on to win wimbledon..."
My, the trolls are out in force I see.
Fabfed, please don't be distracted, post away!
Just in case you're still confused, he's not using a YOUTEK IG Speed; he's just advertising it.
this made my day lol
These are two different issues - you will obviously not play like Federer if you buy his racquet, but the racquet Wilson markets as his is very close if not identical to what he plays with. The racquet Head is selling as Nole's is very different from what he uses, not the same mold.
The paint looks the same. The beam width and throat shape are dead giveaways that the racquet is not a Speed MP.
Pay attention, this next paragraph may be difficult for you to understand.
Pros generally do not use the racquets they advertise. They use things called paint jobs. Their frames have the same paint as retail sticks, but upon closer examination, their frames are different from what they advertise. For instance, Nadal uses the original APD but advertises the APDGT. How can we tell? The cortex on his racquet is painted on. Nole does not use the Speed MP. His beam is thicker and the throat design is different. Andy Murray does not use the Radical Pro, because his racquet has CAP grommets and you cannot CAP a Rad Pro.
Most pros do this very thing. They use whatever racquet they want, but paint it with a new paintjob so racquet companies can sell more frames to ignorant, unsuspecting, uneducated players who want to follow their favorite pro.
G12 use google and stop trolling the thread.
I feel sorry for the people actually taking time to answer this guy..lol.
I didn't read through this whole thing to see if you already found a way to get some of the Radicals to compare it to, but if you want I could try and send you a ti.radical or i.radical to compare it to.
Just read the top thread in this forum.
Ok, here's the balance
About 32.8, which makes it 5 pts head light?
Looks like a lot of people here were way off on the balance lol.
Can you reconsider taking the SW????
Thank you for explaining this. To all the other posters who seem to think they know so much about racquet, why don't you try spending your time trying to explain what the OneHander just did, instead of whining about HOW MUCH you know about the pros.. Thanks OneHander..
Just saw a video on how an RDC machine works. The flex process does bend the frame and the strings. The SW process just swings the racquet back and forth three or four times.
It's a pretty neat little machine.
I just checked out that youtube vid of the RDC machine. You're right, that is a neat little machine!
I wish they weren't so expensive! A pro shop I visit frequently lets me use there's, but I wish I had one for home! They are something like 3000-4000 if I remember correctly! :shock:
lol but if you had the money would you honestly buy one?
If I had ridiculous amounts of money, I for sure would! I could be even more of a tennis hobbit, barely leaving my T-Cave....
First of THANK YOU again for great info.
328mm balance is 4,5669HL if the frame is 685mm.
If the length is 685,8mm (27 inches*25,4mm) it is 4,6929HL.
Fabfed, THANK YOU!
Got me thinking, I should probably give myself fully to tennis as my hobby and get a balance board. Looks so cool.
Fabfed: What is the Balance Point for Federer and Nadal Rackets?
Thank's for this great info
Nadal's frame is balanced at 330mm...
Thanks, and Federer racket?
holy lead tape batman
awesome job there fabfed, love to see any info you can give on the racquet without destroying it, looks like another great grab for your collection there.
For those that don't know, collectors items are only valuable in their ORIGINAL form, tampering with anything reduces the price by about 60%
I cant remember if it's been covered already and dont wanna search through but is it standard length or extended?
I was closes to the pin what did I win ?
Also if I remember correctly nole uses two overgrips over head calfskin can you confirm that fabled usually you can see by looking at the butcap...
From the closeup handle picture it certainly looks like that this is still the case
yes u were, u win a hit with the racquet!
Jokes aside, I'm trying to get a i.Radical MP for a comparison so hopefully more pics. And u were right about the grip.
Looks like I will have to correct this dataset by moving Djokovic from the 360-370 bin (where he was a conspicuously highly-ranked outlier) to the 380-390 bin with the other top-ranked players.
His MR^2 value measures 386, right in the apparent optimal range:
Not to argue but IIRC, FabFed's Nadal stick came out at 33.3cm.
He was 33cm at Indian Wells this year so I assume that his HC setup and he goes back to 33.3 or.4 for the clay.
I have a Ti Radical which is what many people agree is novaks racquet
No problem at all It makes perfect sense. You need more mass/sw for cc and all top players tweak their racquets for cc season.
Dude just go buy one and do as you please with it? Did Mum and Daddy ever tell you no? It appears not........
I have a Head Ti Radical and was curious to see what would need to be done to make it djokovic's specs. Here is one combo that seems to work for my racquets starting specifications:
Swingweight seems to fit perfectly with the previously mentioned 371.
My next dilemma is, should I go through with modding it to these specs to see how it plays? Its gonna take a lot of lead tape though!
Always good to keep a few ounces around for experimentation.
Well darn...I don't know how I've missed this thread.
Once again, I am in awe....FabFed....one of these days, you are going to open a truly awesome pro shop I feel!
You live a charmed life my friend....thanks so much for sharing! More....please....more!
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