Spec change with new pro racket paintjob?

A question popped into my head.

When pro players switch to the new paintjob of the racket model they endorse, their rackets' current paintjob gets sanded down right? How do they make sure that the racket specs stay the same when they apply the new paint job?
 

blablavla

Legend
A question popped into my head.

When pro players switch to the new paintjob of the racket model they endorse, their rackets' current paintjob gets sanded down right? How do they make sure that the racket specs stay the same when they apply the new paint job?
1. why sand the old PJ, when you can take a new hairpin and paint it?
2. addition of lead / silicone in order to obtain: static weight / SW / balance
 

PhilSki

Rookie
There’s a very good reason sites like Prostock Tennis are able to exist - as old paintjobs become obsolete, the sponsored pro must ditch their current batch and switch to the latest paintjob, meaning rackets such as these find their way onto certain websites for sale.

Pros out of contract will obviously have their rackets blacked out so current paintjob is no longer applicable. I’m sure any weight/balance differential would then be compensated for by lead and silicone.
 

PhilSki

Rookie
Yes. Sometimes pros are extremely particular about this and don’t always do it straight away because they believe the new paintjob plays differently. Andy Murray took a very long time to switch from his i.Radical PJ of his PT57A2.
 

Alexh22

Professional
Remember del Porto played his K95 pj until they all wore out many years after. He finally got into the burn pj and then the ps97 pj with the same old 95 underneath
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
A question popped into my head.

When pro players switch to the new paintjob of the racket model they endorse, their rackets' current paintjob gets sanded down right? How do they make sure that the racket specs stay the same when they apply the new paint job?
I've had the rackets repainted before and if they do a good job, they will try and successfully match the weight.
I've also seen cases where the repainted racket was waaaayyyy too heavier than the original.
 
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