Old Pics of Roger/Rafa's Equipment

Schwelli

New User
Uh, because Nadal doesn't use Standard RPM Blast? it only comesi n 16 and 17 gauge, and he'd be using 15L, so therefore they'd label it as specifically made for him

:rolleyes:
Ah ok, i see.

I still don't get why they don't print "RPM Blast Nadal" or something on it then.
But you may be right though.

But you think that his change of playing style (less spin, more power) is based on new strings? They advertise Blast for increasing spin...
 

zion

New User
Hey fabfed do you know how I can get or where I can buy the night shoes that fed wore for the usopen 2011?? I have been looking forever...
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
Hey fabfed do you know how I can get or where I can buy the night shoes that fed wore for the usopen 2011?? I have been looking forever...
You already have a thread on this topic. The shoes he wore are his custom Vapor 6 shoes which, over the past 2 seasons have been painted to look somewhat like whatever model and colourway Vapor (the Lunarlite Vapor Tour and the Vapor 8 ) they were marketing as the shoe he was wearing.

You can buy Vapor 6s on the big auction side quite often - they're not always cheap. If you can get a black pair you're in luck, otherwise you'll need to find some shoe pain to mimic those shoes as close as is practical.
 

Fabfed

Semi-Pro
Sorry Art Art, I'm not keen to measure SW, I can weigh and measure the balance of the N90 though, if you're interested :)
 

lbjames23

Banned
why fabfed s so darn awesome ?!?!?! remembered the guy crashed a measuring board and he replaced one right up to tell us about the measurement.
Whoever you are , I salute you !
 

kiteboard

Banned
h22 and pt57a flex pt. with triple twist/octo

Here are a couple of my pro frames: h22 and a pt57a flex pt. both strung the same, with ytex triple twist/octo twist: proportional mains strung 90lbs in center and down to 50 at side mains, and top three crosses at 62, then down to 58, for 9 crosses, then last ones at 2lbs up for each string down.

pt57 a 1.

Fake apd:
fake apd

octo twist triple twist String porn:
 
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dr325i

G.O.A.T.
^^^
What a great way to ruin the thread!
Do you even get a difference between your sticks and the rest in this thread?!
 

sixone90

Professional
Before Federer started stringing with P1, his racquet was 355 grams and from what I gather he started using P1 shortly after Miami 2004, not sure when he decided to add some lead to his racquet. So it will be interesting to see if the N90 will weigh 355g or 364g.
 
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ART ART

Semi-Pro
Before Federer started stringing with P1, his racquet was 355 grams and from what I gather he started using P1 shortly after Miami 2004, not sure when he decided to add some lead to his racquet. So it will be interesting to see if the N90 will weigh 355g or 364g.
Hi,

Those 355grams are strung+overgrip ?
 

jamesbeam

New User
Hi all
I am new to the forum and i am from Greece.
Last Summer Babolat Greece started a contest through their site and the prize was an actual Rafa frame apgt signed by him.
I was the lucky winner.
Anyway my intention is to sell the frame.
If anyone has any information on how much a frame like this is worth and where i could sell it i would be very much obliged to.
For your information i actually play tennis .
 

jamesbeam

New User
It says RAFA on the beam where it is supposed to say aero module technology.
It is grip 2.
No other writing inside the beam.
But no signs of wear .
I dont know if he played with it but it is one of his frames.
I will post some pics.
It came from Babolat in Greece
 

jamesbeam

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lidoazndiabloboi

Hall of Fame
i guess is that it's a legit Rafa racket. Whether or not Rafa actually used it is one thing. It's probably just one racket that they picked out from the batch that Babolat sends to Rafa.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
It says RAFA on the beam where it is supposed to say aero module technology.
It is grip 2.
No other writing inside the beam.
But no signs of wear .
I dont know if he played with it but it is one of his frames.
I will post some pics.
It came from Babolat in Greece
I don't think the frames he plays with in tournaments have Rafa on them. If so, it would have been spotted by now.

Is this some special one that they made for him to play in that exhibition only?

Edit: I see. They made a special one with Rafa on it to give away to the winner. I was thinking he used it. No exhibition, just a contest.
 
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Fabfed

Semi-Pro
I don't think the frames he plays with in tournaments have Rafa on them. If so, it would have been spotted by now.

Is this some special one that they made for him to play in that exhibition only?

Edit: I see. They made a special one with Rafa on it to give away to the winner. I was thinking he used it. No exhibition, just a contest.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9gcceJohl...KHbs_xSoxaM/s1600/rafa-nadal-2010-masters.jpg


http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/rafael-nadal-2010-7-1-12-14-9.jpg
 

jamesbeam

New User
All of his rackets have "Rafa" printed on.
Earlier in this thread there is a racket from FabFed who is an expert collector and it has "Rafa" printed as well.
I dont think babolat would give in a contest a fake frame.
 

ericsson

Hall of Fame
All of his rackets have "Rafa" printed on.
Earlier in this thread there is a racket from FabFed who is an expert collector and it has "Rafa" printed as well.
I dont think babolat would give in a contest a fake frame.
Correct but the older APD versions didnt have RAFA on the racket, only on the latest paintjob...
 
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paul_tennis

Rookie
In 2011 there was a "Player Locker Action" at the Barclays WTF, the final bid for Rafa locker was $14,800.
The locker included "Autographed Nike clothes, Nike shoes and Babolat racquet "
Link: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Charity/2011-Player-Locker-Charity-Auction.aspx

Maybe that would help to (at least) have same notion of how much would cost your racquet, supposing your APD is a genuine Rafa racquet...

The cortex painted would be a good indicator, as seen on Fabfed Nadal's used APD...
 

Six.One.Tour.90FAN

Professional
In 2011 there was a "Player Locker Action" at the Barclays WTF, the final bid for Rafa locker was $14,800.
The locker included "Autographed Nike clothes, Nike shoes and Babolat racquet "
Link: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Charity/2011-Player-Locker-Charity-Auction.aspx

Maybe that would help to (at least) have same notion of how much would cost your racquet, supposing your APD is a genuine Rafa racquet...

The cortex painted would be a good indicator, as seen on Fabfed Nadal's used APD...
Was lucky enough to see these bad boys in the "flesh" so to speak,
needless to say there was drooling haha

90
 

Rulo

Rookie
Overgrips Question

Did you change the over grip on any of these rackets??
Does he use one or two??

I ask you because I can se some of them are put as a left-handed would use it and somne others, as a right-handed user....
So Nadal is a right-handed that plays with his left hand but put his overgrip as a right-handed?? :confused:
 

Marshredder

Semi-Pro
Thanks so much for posting so much information Fabfed, it really is appreciated!

I'd love to know the swingweight of the pro's sticks, wasn't there a website from P1 or someone a while ago with all that sort of information?
 
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