Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by leonidas1982, Feb 28, 2011.
This looks like a blackout frame or maybe a return to the KPS88.
impossible to tell with those pictures.
i would guess with a wilson though.
his 85s maybe? blacked out...
hmmm maybe a blx upgrade to the kps88 dare i hope?
That would be sooo great
It was around this time 3 years ago when the KPS88 prototype hit the stage at the Madison Square Garden exhibition with Federer.
any live streaming available?? i haven't seen the two in action yet.
known any others? i've trying to find my comcast id. lol. i cant find it. thanks.
thanks for the other link!!!
that would be awesome if there was an update-i've emailed wilson extensively about this and as you can tell by my signature would be B.A.
It looks as though it is a midplus racket. It doesn't have the PWS.
Last pics of Sampras playing with a non pj racquet:
Babolat Pure Storm.
But wasn't there a story/rumor/hope that Wilson was trying to lure Pete back?
which would likely explain the blacked out frame.
That's definitely not a Pure Storm....at least, it sure doesn't look like one shape/size wise...
It doesn't seem to have a box beam.
Can't put my finger on it exactly, but I just stared at my Pure Storm and they just don't look the same. Also looks like a really small head size, but my perception could be off.
Wow, thanks for posting the pics! Pete really looks in great physical shape; hope he played well. Which exo is this and can somebody post some comments on the match and the racket he used? Thanks!
Sampras wins 6-3 7-5
I'm watching this delayed on my DVR- thanks for ruining it! :evil:
arent these types of events rigged anyway?
What like Andre is gonna just lay down for Pete or at some sponsor's request??? No chance!
exhibition matches are serious business. sampras would bribe agassi with loads of cash and kps88s in exchange for the glorious victory
+1, It looked big from a couple of angles; head and beam.
I think its the Pure Storm Tour GT blacked out; with RPM to boot
....plus a red Sampras Unique dampener.....
Looks like the same pure storm blacked out with a ton of lead tape at 3 and 9.
The head shape of the racket at the 3 & 9 o'clock where the lead tape is doesn't look rounded enough like I'd expect it to be like for a babolat - it almost looks yonex-like at the sides to me. I've only hit with it once but it reminded me of the head shape of the volkl power bridge 10 mid but I'm probably way off. Any other guesses or is it still the storm? He played well with it & was solid at the net.
Is he contracted to Wilson? Why does he need to black out the frame, since he had previously used the Pure Storm Tour openly?
it sure looks like blacked out pure storm...
i came to the same conclusion. i'm watching the match right now and it looks like a pure storm to me.
This pic should leave no doubt it is the Pure storm
it looks like a Pure storm to me
those look like woofer grommets at the throat
Gimelstob just posted a reply on his twitter that he thinks its a painted Babolat.
Whatever it is, its probably a denser string pattern that what he played with before. I noticed from the picture that the grommets on the throat are of four pairs (or 8 holes). Could it be prestige 98 or the dunlop aerogel 95?
Why would they have a blacked out Pure Storm when he already used it before. It has to be a prototype or there's no point in a blank PJ
Probably because Babolat is not paying him to endorse it, therefore they blacked it out. He's not going to give them a free endorsement.
wtf mate? haha na but idk why you pick those to random racquets to be used by pete. hes used three racquets his whole pro career. its def a blacked out pure storm. its def sponsorship issues and dont want him seen using pure storm on espn.
cant be kps 88 no PWS
When I saw Pete playing an exo match again Gael Monfils on Feb 7th at the SAP Open it appeared that he was using a Babolat of some sort -- yellow and white, if I recall correctly.
From the pics it is most defenitely a pure storm tour...
Pure Pistol Pete
yeah it's definitely either a pure storm or pure storm tour. the bumperguard pattern, the throat grommet piece (the mains start at the top), it's all from the pure storm. not to mention, that the head shape is square looking , just like the storms. it looks like a denser pattern because storms are 16x20.
if you count strings, it's 16x20 which is a pure storm tour pattern. most likely it's a blacked out babolat pst
This. Storm Tour blacked out I reckon. I think this time (per P1 twitter) they were done by Nate so probably just didn't want to black them out himself earlier on.
To heck with the racquet. What kind of shoes are those?
The exo at MSG was a high-profile televised event. A lot of exposure for what type of gear was used. If there isn't a set contract with Sampras, it would be a huge benefit for Babolat without the potential financial return for Sampras. The other matches he's played, exos and senior tour weren't widely televised. People just know by pics circulating on the internet.
Vapor 3. First colorway out. White with black and a little green thrown in.
Gimelstob replied to me on twitter saying its a painted Babolat.
The legend of the Pure Storm Tour GT grows even bigger with the almighty Sampras endorsement.
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