Novak Djokovic's actual racquet

Red Hood

New User
Djokovic obviously doesn't use them. In theory, power pads are supposed to prevent natural gut from premature breaking and sheering.
Some people used them for aesthetic or dampening effect.
 

PBODY99

Legend
Power pads soften the angle of the strings used in the bridge and or shoulders of frames. Many modern frames have them molded into the grommet strips.
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
Ok so tennisnerd is testing the pre 2018 racquet from what im seeing the alteration Novak has made the string pattern and the slight extended length has made a massive impact

I'm not 100% he had the full length racquet in Indian Wells etc but reviews of his new frame if anyone can get hold of would be good and a comparison to the one where he one all his slams the pt113b
 

dr325i

Legend
And also FXP, without the holes or ridges. According to a user of Novak's very frame, that FXP Rad is as close as a retail frame gets to Novak's PT113B
that is correct - the fxp radical MP with no ridges and holes is the same mold as iRadical MP and Ti Radical and the layup is the closest to the PT113B
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
I do have a flexpoint radical MP which I believe people are referring to

Wonder how much it wouldn't sell for as a replica

Wonder if I should try to repaint it as glossy head .

Which of Novak's frame do you think had the best paint job

He uses glossy paint but which one is the best paint job ?
 

dr325i

Legend
I do have a flexpoint radical MP which I believe people are referring to

Wonder how much it wouldn't sell for as a replica

Wonder if I should try to repaint it as glossy head .

Which of Novak's frame do you think had the best paint job

He uses glossy paint but which one is the best paint job ?
I recently sold 2 of fxp Radical MP for $50 each.
I have one of his personal sticks in Speed Touch PJ, prior to the adjustments he made (18x20 vs 18x19, etc.) and that PJ is OK.
My favorite PJ was the Innegra Speed 315 and XT Speed pro which I have one of the PT113B, not his personal
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
Ha interesting I have still the speed 315 brand new . Excellent paintjob

I have two custom heads in xt paintjob

When will you be getting the new pt113b dr325 with extended length ?
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
How close do you think you could get to the Djokovic racket in terms of Specs using the Head Speed Adaptive set up? You have variable length, string density, and weight that can all be fine-tuned for pretty reasonable price right now.
 

dr325i

Legend
How close do you think you could get to the Djokovic racket in terms of Specs using the Head Speed Adaptive set up? You have variable length, string density, and weight that can all be fine-tuned for pretty reasonable price right now.
The difference is the layup (flex and mass distribution). My PT113B is 335g strung, 5pt HL, but 340SW
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Ha interesting I have still the speed 315 brand new . Excellent paintjob

I have two custom heads in xt paintjob

When will you be getting the new pt113b dr325 with extended length ?
Given how well Djoker seems to be playing again a comparison between the old and new models would certainly be interesting - especially to see how just how much of his rekindled mojo is in his head, and how much is due to racquet etc.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The Person in the video says that Djoker uses an extended length racquet? Can anyone confirm this and the length?
it is already confirmed as 27.5 inches. Novak did experiment with 28 inch but I guess he didn't like that one. what is the flex rating of his racket ? most pros seem to like flexible rackets for some reason.
 

TheNatural

G.O.A.T.
it is already confirmed as 27.5 inches. Novak did experiment with 28 inch but I guess he didn't like that one. what is the flex rating of his racket ? most pros seem to like flexible rackets for some reason.
Thanks. Good choice to go with the extended length for Mr Djokovic!

I don't know if his new racquet has the same 60 RA as his old 18x20 racquet supposedly had.
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
It doesn't look 27.5 looks slightly longer but not 27.5 . That is a big change for a pro . It looks like 2.7.2 or 27.25 ...
But only will know if Somone gets their hands on it
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Thanks. Good choice to go with the extended length for Mr Djokovic!

I don't know if his new racquet has the same 60 RA as his old 18x20 racquet supposedly had.
Sounds like you could create a 16 x 19 version of this racquet using the HEAD SPEED ADAPTIVE kit.

“At under 11 ounces, this racquet accelerates with remarkable ease and offers great feel, easy access to spin and controllable power. It also comes with Graphene Touch, the most comfortable version of Head’s polarized weight system. What separates the Adaptive series from any other on the market is the degree to which Adaptive racquets can be customized to meet your needs. By selecting the option for the Adaptive Tuning Kit, you can have TW build the perfect racquet for your game! You can choose between two different string patterns, three different lengths and a variety of weight modifications. By selecting the 16x16 string pattern, you’ll find a nice boost in spin potential coupled with a higher launch angle (easier net clearance). If you’re looking for extra stability and plow through, you can select heavier grommets. This will put some very effective mass at 3 & 9 o'clock, resulting in a more solid feel on off-center hits. You can also select a heavier butt cap insert to tail-weight the racquet and create a whippier more head light feel. Finally, if you want some extra momentum along with more reach and a juicier combination of pace and spin, you can select one of the extended length options. Those who choose not to buy the tuning kit can always purchase it later, allowing them to modify the specs as needed. With the Graphene Touch Speed Adaptive, Head has created a genuine game changer. This extremely versatile racquet can be made to fit a staggering range of playing styles and ability levels.”



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The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
HEAD TOUCH SPEED ADAPTIVE

Weight / Swingweight / Length are VARIABLE

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 10.7oz / 303.34g
Balance: 13.18in / 33.48cm / 3 pts HL
Swingweight: 317
Stiffness: 57
Beam Width: 22mm / 22mm / 22mm /
Composition: Graphite/Graphene Touch
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:Black/White
Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Comfort
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 48-57 pounds


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dr325i

Legend
It doesn't look 27.5 looks slightly longer but not 27.5 . That is a big change for a pro . It looks like 2.7.2 or 27.25 ...
But only will know if Somone gets their hands on it
Correct. His old racket (one I have for example) was slightly below 27". I'd say 26.8. Almost like due to stringing...
 

ron schaap

Professional
Power pads soften the angle of the strings used in the bridge and or shoulders of frames. Many modern frames have them molded into the grommet strips.
I doubt small leather strips will do anything to a modern frame. Probably just a gimmick like the rubber band Agassi used in his stringbed.
 

ron schaap

Professional
HEAD did! Feel free to pick up a Ti. Radical MP or i.Radical MP off the big auction site.
Whats so special about a ti radical? I once bought one cheap second hand in very good condition. It has nearly no power nor special feel. I think low powered Fischer frames have more power. The liquid metal prestige Head also has more power and better handling. Cant imagine Djoker actually uses a kind of ti radical.
 

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
Sounds like you could create a 16 x 19 version of this racquet using the HEAD SPEED ADAPTIVE kit.

“At under 11 ounces, this racquet accelerates with remarkable ease and offers great feel, easy access to spin and controllable power. It also comes with Graphene Touch, the most comfortable version of Head’s polarized weight system. What separates the Adaptive series from any other on the market is the degree to which Adaptive racquets can be customized to meet your needs. By selecting the option for the Adaptive Tuning Kit, you can have TW build the perfect racquet for your game! You can choose between two different string patterns, three different lengths and a variety of weight modifications. By selecting the 16x16 string pattern, you’ll find a nice boost in spin potential coupled with a higher launch angle (easier net clearance). If you’re looking for extra stability and plow through, you can select heavier grommets. This will put some very effective mass at 3 & 9 o'clock, resulting in a more solid feel on off-center hits. You can also select a heavier butt cap insert to tail-weight the racquet and create a whippier more head light feel. Finally, if you want some extra momentum along with more reach and a juicier combination of pace and spin, you can select one of the extended length options. Those who choose not to buy the tuning kit can always purchase it later, allowing them to modify the specs as needed. With the Graphene Touch Speed Adaptive, Head has created a genuine game changer. This extremely versatile racquet can be made to fit a staggering range of playing styles and ability levels.”



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Are you trying to say the gt speed adaptive is the same as a prostock because you can swap for heavier grommets?
Are you being serious or is this a joke?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Whats so special about a ti radical? I once bought one cheap second hand in very good condition. It has nearly no power nor special feel. I think low powered Fischer frames have more power. The liquid metal prestige Head also has more power and better handling. Cant imagine Djoker actually uses a kind of ti radical.
Well Ron, the LiquidMetal Prestige is an ounce heavier than the Ti.Radical and Djoker racquets are much heavier than the stock Ti. Radical. Also Djoker uses the Ti.Radical Mold! Not the same layup.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Are you trying to say the gt speed adaptive is the same as a prostock because you can swap for heavier grommets?
Are you being serious or is this a joke?
What I was saying is that this racquet might enable you to emulate the length and weight of his stick. It would be a way of taking a very flexible version of the SPEED and changing the weight and length easily.


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PBODY99

Legend
I doubt small leather strips will do anything to a modern frame. Probably just a gimmick like the rubber band Agassi used in his stringbed.
@ron schaap
When I run across frames that snap string at the shoulders, or well used O_Port frames that are popping string at the head; power pads have helped the players I serviced.
Rubber band tied to the string bed changes the sound of the bal strike.
Players who use them or any other dampener or looking for a certain feedback from their stroke.
Very individual, like most tennis equipment choices.
 
Yes, Djokovic used the H22 when he was with Wilson
Thanks for info. I am just wondering if you had ever used H22 – if so any comparison to Blade v7?
Like the feel of v7 and ease of use, but at times struggle to control the power – used to play 95" rackets with Power in Control written on them ;)
 
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