Reilly Opelka racket

Artreddy

Rookie
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?
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
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.
 

RobS

Rookie
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.
 

Artreddy

Rookie
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.
Thanks for the inputs;


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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Probably round 325 sw, with the few grams to match frames...which makes sense. Pretty slappy player on the forehand side.
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.

So his serve plus one has now become unstoppable. :D :D
 
Here is a photo of Reilly Opelka's racket taken earlier this year:



The specs of the above racket were:

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

His string setup was:

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

Hope this can be of help,

ProStringing
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
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
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
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
the micrometer must have been erroneously set to cahilimeters.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
I don't understand was 225 and 220 means. I am not very bright as it is and if it's a metric calculation I'll definitely not understand what that number means. He never identified the measurement.. just the numbers.

I think it's cool that WTA and ATP players help each other out like that.
 
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