Anybody know what racket servebot Opelka uses and specifications if any? I couldn’t find it on the forum; looks like he uses 16x18 Wilson 6.1 95. Or is it 6.195s?
the 95s would be 18x16 which he does not use. I have no idea the layup he uses but the string pattern is 16x18 (Mains x crosses). It appears to be a 6.1 95 mold which is largely unchanged since the classic. Parallel drilling was introduced but not easily visually identifiable.Anybody know what racket servebot Opelka uses and specifications if any? I couldn’t find it on the forum; looks like he uses 16x18 Wilson 6.1 95. Or is it 6.195s?
Thanks for the inputs;Six One 95 16x18. I believe it's the red and white BLX Amplifeel version. He is friends with a former pro at my club and one of his racquets was in the shop for a period. It had the first generation Pro Staff 97 paint. I was able to lift the bumper up enough to see a couple small strips of lead, less than 2g. I hit with it and outside of the huge grip, it felt like any other Six One 95 BLX I've hit with.
Also really interesting story about Opelka Alu power string. Apparently Darren Cahill recommended the thin version of alu power 1.20 to get more power and feel off the string bed. and Opelka swears that it made all the difference in the world like now opelka can rip forehands from behind the service line for clean winners against the fastest players in the world.Probably round 325 sw, with the few grams to match frames...which makes sense. Pretty slappy player on the forehand side.
|Grip Size - 4 ⅝" (L5)|
|Length - 685 mm (27.0 in)|
|Weight (Unstrung) - 345 g (12.2 oz)|
|Balance (Unstrung) - 30.0 cm (13.4 pts HL)|
|Swingweight (Unstrung) - 303 kg·cm²|
|Mains - Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Feel 18 (1.20) @ 45.0 LBS|
|Crosses - Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Feel 18 (1.20) @ 45.0 LBS|
the micrometer must have been erroneously set to cahilimeters.Darren Cahill said (I am quoting ESPN a lot- very sorry) that Simona was testing the Alu Power String that was thinner. She used a "225" and was testing a "220" - and had all this thin string.
She decided against it. I guess they were training near Opelka (he didn't say where or when) and Simona gave him all this thinner string and according the Cahill that is what Opelka used at the US Open