Wawrinka's real racquet specs

darklore009

Hall of Fame
This was discussed frequently before regarding his frame. Although the thread been dead for couple of days/months
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
#Stanimal - This dude is a beast..!!!

A normal human won't be able to play even 1 set with these specs.!!! Forget the fact that he hits a 1HB.
 
#Stanimal - This dude is a beast..!!!

A normal human won't be able to play even 1 set with these specs.!!! Forget the fact that he hits a 1HB.
Thats nonsense. I have the same racket but with 8 inch lead strips at 3&9. Also wilson leather grip instead of yonex. My frame is also exactly 372gr (not intended to match Stan's). Plays really easy for me. Actually my go to racket is the Duel G 330 with 362SW because the 95D is too powerful.

About lead under the bumper: could be a little bit since I have more lead at 3&9 but the same static weight. Otherwise yonex leather is heavier than wilson.
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
Thats nonsense. I have the same racket but with 8 inch lead strips at 3&9. Also wilson leather grip instead of yonex. My frame is also exactly 372gr (not intended to match Stan's). Plays really easy for me. Actually my go to racket is the Duel G 330 with 362SW because the 95D is too powerful.

About lead under the bumper: could be a little bit since I have more lead at 3&9 but the same static weight. Otherwise yonex leather is heavier than wilson.
Not to discredit your abilities and level of play, What level do you play? How often?

Don't get me wrong, anyone who knows how to play tennis can use those specs and play. But can they hit with the same spin, same amount control, power, swingspeed..etc...etc consistently shot after shot compared to a stock 95D. Hitting the balls with power and depth when pushed/stretched to your limit??????? ~ This is what i am trying to get at.
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
Thats nonsense. I have the same racket but with 8 inch lead strips at 3&9. Also wilson leather grip instead of yonex. My frame is also exactly 372gr (not intended to match Stan's). Plays really easy for me. Actually my go to racket is the Duel G 330 with 362SW because the 95D is too powerful.

About lead under the bumper: could be a little bit since I have more lead at 3&9 but the same static weight. Otherwise yonex leather is heavier than wilson.

Also, what tension do you string it at and what string? Do you hit a 1-hander? All these factors influence the equation.

So it just goes to show how much superior his strength, consistency, stamina, technique, and movement is to work such a beast of a frame.
 
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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Not to discredit your abilities and level of play, What level do you play? How often?

Don't get me wrong, anyone who knows how to play tennis can use those specs and play. But can they hit with the same spin, same amount control, power, swingspeed..etc...etc consistently shot after shot compared to a stock 95D. Hitting the balls with power and depth when pushed/stretched to your limit??????? ~ This is what i am trying to get at.
It actually takes less effort to play with higher swingweights up to a point. But your shots may be different.
 
Also, what tension do you string it at and what string? Do you hit a 1-hander? All these factors influence the equation.

So it just goes to show how much superior his strength, consistency, stamina, technique, and movement is to work such a beast of a frame.
I dont hit a 1 hander, only when I train weaker players. I dont know what level I am compared to ntrp but I regularly play with guys who played first division college in the USA.

Actually as the one above me said for me it costs less effort to play with high swingweight than with lighter frames. Im very strong, serve over 130mph and have no problem handling the weight in fast and heavy rallies. Of course I would not compare myself with Stans shots and skills, but the swingweight isnt really special.

Oh and I play with similar strings (rpm/tourbite/hyper g etc) but a little lower tension in my Duel G (23/22kg). In 95D I would use 24 or 25kg max.
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
Enough to handle most of the guys on this forum wasting their time trying to hit windshield wiper forehands;)
Hahaha..i feel you! I started playing with a wooden racquet myself on grass, with a continental grip. I could barely hold the racket above my head for 2min.

In India, no one paid much attention to equipment. It was a hand me down from my mom who played in college..lol
 

slal1984

Semi-Pro
I dont hit a 1 hander, only when I train weaker players. I dont know what level I am compared to ntrp but I regularly play with guys who played first division college in the USA.

Actually as the one above me said for me it costs less effort to play with high swingweight than with lighter frames. Im very strong, serve over 130mph and have no problem handling the weight in fast and heavy rallies. Of course I would not compare myself with Stans shots and skills, but the swingweight isnt really special.

Oh and I play with similar strings (rpm/tourbite/hyper g etc) but a little lower tension in my Duel G (23/22kg). In 95D I would use 24 or 25kg max.
Thats amazing, mad props to you. I guess I just have to get stronger. I'm 5'8" 155. :(
 

reds17

Rookie
Hahah...and so was the game. Did you guys even hit topspin back then..?!?!?! :D
Oh yeah, topspin was making it's way into the game, especially with Borg coming onto the scene. I'm about in my mid-50s now, but can remember when I was 13 (mid-70s), playing in a 13-15 tournament and ran up against a kid a couple years older than me who was laying heavy topspin on me. I was lost, didn't know how to combat that at all!
 

NuBas

Legend
What we really want to know is Roger Federer's real specs and also the other top players like Murray, Djokovic, Nadal, Dimitrov, etc.!!
 
#Stanimal - This dude is a beast..!!!

A normal human won't be able to play even 1 set with these specs.!!! Forget the fact that he hits a 1HB.
I don't know what you define human, but I play with a 90in frame, 344g (unstrung), 310mm balance, 353 swingweight, strung with Solinco Hyper G strung at 61/57I'd actually love to try Stan's stick.
I also have a Yonex Vcore SV95 which is 344g, 305mm, 348 swingweight, strung with Blast at 62/58 and that plays nice too.
 
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