Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by thecrusher956, Jan 10, 2013.
Is he ever going to switch from that stick? Why dont they just add a new pj?
LOL, this the biggest mystery in the long history of paintjobs.
Wasn't he practicing with a Steam/Juice paintjob last year?
His facebook page posted a photo a couples of hours ago practicing with the KFactor paint job at Melbourne Park...
Here is the link:
people complain when players use paintjobs.....and they complain when they don't.
I'm a firm believer that it's simply superstition. He hurt his wrist with the Juice paintjob, said 'never again.' Might even be losing a lot of money but he doesn't care. If true, I dig it.
That's assuming he's actually using a kfactor...?
Why he would use a paint job of a stick that they don't even sell anymore?
I've seen claims on these boards that they are one of the classic hyper frames?
Little known fact...there are only two of those sticks left in the world.
He has both of them.
I've seen somewhere that he has only 3 or 4 of those left.
I guess he will be forced to switch eventually.
That will start "THE DECLINE OF DELPO"
Funny I have 3 or 4 of them new collecting dust, I'll bet he would love them
hps 95 iirc.
Wilson probably knows that Fed's signature on a racquet is worth around three top 20 players' endorsements; maybe they don't really care about the poor guy....
I take it you've never seen Victor Hanescu play?
All iterations of the six.ones have their pocket of fans. Wilson should at least keep making the K and the BLX(v1) It's not like they won't sell well, right? Give me a Hyper over the Amplifeels please....
Haha, I have. But there is a huge difference between delpo and hanescu. Don't see why wilson cant give their second highest ranked male player a new pj instead of sporting an old one
To my knowledge, Delpo uses the K95 paint-job purely out of superstition. He won his first and only Slam with that PJ, and for his very short stint with the BLX PJ, he most likely just couldn't get comfortable with it because if anything didn't go right, he most likely attributed it to the fact he didn't have his "lucky" PJ, including his wrist injury.
Doesn't make sense a top 10 player don't sell rackets!
Was the BLX just a pj?
Del Po is the new Pete Sampras... 10 years from now he'll still be using them
Maybe he only uses the magic racquet that won him the USO 09. Superstition?
I still don't get why he has a problem switching pj's if even rafa can do that
i broke a 18x20 k factor out of rage back in December, cracked slightly on an overhead, its time was up
those rackets are da bomb!
Why should he, in my opinion the K-Factor 95, which I use despite my moniker is the greatest racquet ever.
Ncode 95 owns the Kfactor 95.
Tommy Haas played with the gunmetal 200G until he couldn't get them any more. He said the new paint affected the playability. I've been told that paint can affect the frame. Glossy paint is stiffer than matte paint.
I would imagine DelPo's reluctance to change frames may be largely attributable to the wrist surgery and year off he had to take. He may blame the change in frames to his wrist malady.
Probably hoping to catch that lightning in a bottle from the USO final.
I'm surprised Wilson doesn't force him to get a paint job as part of his endorsement contract.
There it is.
It is like this. some guys feel that New paint job affects how the frame plays even though it is exact same K-factor underneath. another pro that feels this way is Tommy Haas who didn't like the new Dunlop PJ's and told the company, the racket feels more STIFF with the new PJ. LOL
So my question is I supposed that is not a violation of Wilson contract or Juan Martin just doesn't give a darn. Wilson wants all pros to use new PJ's.
Also is this K-factor that good or is better than all the new rackets from Wilson ? I think Roger Federer has actually switched to NEW stick.
Would be nice to ask him about that
There will be a time, I hope, that Wilson forces him to switch.
I'm also assuming it is superstition since he also won the 09 open with the k factor
Wait, Fed has literally switched? Thought it was just pj..
Even if you are saying it like a joke.... I guess you're correct
About this delpo issue I must say I played with a k factor six one 95 just like his only with 16*18 and later bought the exact "same" from the blx series thinking "heck, they're the same", and found out one really notices the difference, being the k factor much more to my like
I don't think so because the string pattern was 18/20, just like the BLX Pro Tour. Which is odd to me, because he surely could've used his original frame with a pj.
The BLX Tour was a paint job. Del Potro uses 18x20 in his K95 paint job.
Yeah blx is different from k factor but you're not a pro. Pro's get their old racquets with new paint jobs it's just a superstition that del potro will not even change to the new colors of any racquet.
I bet he probably just really doesn't like change to anything in his setup. But can't new one be had at tw or any other wilson dealer anyway? Its not like he's endorsing an old frame that wilson will not make any money off of.
Anyone else see the new steam PJ (96, 99, 99s, 105s) that was put on his stick? supposedly it had his name on the throat and everything. I thought he would already be endorsing it but I guess not.
rumor has it he is shopping around other brands lately... there has been chatter of this at my club lately... anyone else hear this or am i mistaken?
I have not heard this, but does not mean it is not true. I would be surprised if he left wilson as he could easily just keep playing with the six.one 95 with different paint jobs.
not really doing wilson much help marketing by using a PJ of an older version of their rackets though... you never know
Last year I had the pleasure of stringing at Indian Wells. The running joke was that the woman from Wilson was offering all of the stringers a new Baiardo machine to anyone with the balls to steal the remaining kfactors Delpo had. I thought about it, stood next to the guy, sized him up, and then came back down to reality......
He should join his compatriots (Nalbandian, Monaco) and start swinging a Yonex.
I'd be very surprised to see that.
Me too. Id like to see him use the six.one 95 PJ or the new Steam PJ. That seems more reasonable!
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