whoa, agassi rad OS PJ!?!

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
whoa whoa whoa ... they may be junk, but they are very much in use by higher level players. xt graphene radicals and speeds are in the hands of at least half the div 1 college players i have seen on TV, and in the hands of the usta open players i watched at a recent challenger's match. zverev is using (and smashing) a leaded IG speed pro. i think head gives players whatever retail racquet is in their current line when they are juniors. then these players, who are much smarter than me, stick with the same racquet as they progress, adding additional weight as they face additional pace.
When Donald Young was a junior he was using PT57A the same with Murray.
 

TennisHound

Legend
whoa whoa whoa ... they may be junk, but they are very much in use by higher level players. xt graphene radicals and speeds are in the hands of at least half the div 1 college players i have seen on TV, and in the hands of the usta open players i watched at a recent challenger's match. zverev is using (and smashing) a leaded IG speed pro. i think head gives players whatever retail racquet is in their current line when they are juniors. then these players, who are much smarter than me, stick with the same racquet as they progress, adding additional weight as they face additional pace.
Okay okay, the point was that Head had a clear break from really good racquets in 2014. College and D1 guys could win with a Walmart racquet. And there is a difference in having Head make you a pro stock IG Speed Pro exactly the way you want it vs picking big one up off the shelf at your local tennis shop. And we know the IGs were the last great run of racquets from Head before the bottom dropped out in 2014.
 
whoa whoa whoa ... they may be junk, but they are very much in use by higher level players. xt graphene radicals and speeds are in the hands of at least half the div 1 college players i have seen on TV, and in the hands of the usta open players i watched at a recent challenger's match. zverev is using (and smashing) a leaded IG speed pro. i think head gives players whatever retail racquet is in their current line when they are juniors. then these players, who are much smarter than me, stick with the same racquet as they progress, adding additional weight as they face additional pace.
The operative word is 'give' I think? Free = good at that level.
 
whoa whoa whoa ... they may be junk, but they are very much in use by higher level players. xt graphene radicals and speeds are in the hands of at least half the div 1 college players i have seen on TV, and in the hands of the usta open players i watched at a recent challenger's match. zverev is using (and smashing) a leaded IG speed pro. i think head gives players whatever retail racquet is in their current line when they are juniors. then these players, who are much smarter than me, stick with the same racquet as they progress, adding additional weight as they face additional pace.

aaight, so now an unsubstantiated guess that sponsored players use sub-par equipment bc its free. sure.
I didn't say they were junk; actually you did. All I'm saying is with the amount of equipment 'nearly elite' players churn through, and given their often less than stellar incomes, as long as the equipment is adequate enough to be modifiable, getting it for free makes it very appealing. For instance, not so long ago, when elite players were using full gut restrings, free Babolat racquets became far more tolerable when you were also given 200 sets p.a. of natural gut - a major saving for a struggling fringe circuit player.
 

PSC85

Semi-Pro
I can't truly compare, though i have a Candycane OS and Bumblebee 630. Apples to oranges. But the feel on the Bumblebee is pretty special.

Did AA stayed with bumblebee or he moved to twin tube? I can't remember.
Does it seem logical to assume bumblebee is closer in feel to pro one OS and POG OS?


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Pmasterfunk

Hall of Fame
More like...60 years ago! And they basically do. We passed the dark ages of the 1980s Super Strats in neon pink.

Though now people are nostalgic for those too!
I think the 70s is were the real disaster happened with Fenders. Those neck joints, man... scary stuff. If anything, Fender produces better stuff now than they have for ages.
 

penguin

Professional
I think it is perfectly fair to hate on Head. all of the other manufacturers you can easily buy something the same, or very close, as what their top players use. Head doesn't even try to do this. If Wilson can run the six one with zero publicity and make money on it- if they can sell the rf85 even though no pro has used that for over a decade, then head can sell a pt630 reissue and a prestige mid and make money from it. if Wilson can release fed's actual racquet head could release djokovic's.

in my opinion they damage the game by selling racquets that are not what they say they are.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Did AA stayed with bumblebee or he moved to twin tube? I can't remember.
Does it seem logical to assume bumblebee is closer in feel to pro one OS and POG OS?


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He stayed with bumblebee but Did dabble with the (Prestige) Classic Midplus and LM Instinct MP
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
What is the reason why Angell doesn't or can't make a sub 60RA (unstrung) frame? Paul must see so many of us wanting a soft playing flexible frame, but the 63RA is the softest they make.
 

BorgCash

Legend
[QUTE="vsbabolat, post: 11253782, member: 7899"]It's Andre's original Radical Tour 260 Oversize bumble in wonderful Graphene XT Radical Pro paint job. Sergio Casal also uses the same thing customized to his specs of course.[/QUOTE]
It seems to me that in his prime days Casal used Prestige Mid
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Sergio Casal and the Radical Tour (Trisys) 260 Oversize with Graphene Radical paint. No Graphene for Sergio
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