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06-03-2011, 06:01 AM #783
They dont look like Yonex Towel Grip AC402EX , it seem to be softer and fluffier. yes the original grip been replaced by Duct tape and plastic wrap but I do not understand the purpose of the plastic wrap if you going to wrap around it using towel grip.
And I would have thought he would be using BG65 not 80 , could that be depend on the condition of the courts and opposition ?
at 32lbs -33lbs tension with BG80 smashing at 230km/h + !!!
I am going to miss him when he retires next year
06-03-2011, 06:11 AM #784
I doubt that the black tape is duct tape. That would be too heavy considering how industrial-tough duct tape is. Electrical insulation tape is much more practical.
Gade has been using BG80 almost all the way throughout his 10 plus years career, so has the other Danish players. Technically speaking, the higher the tension you use the faster your smashes will be because of the increase in string repulsion.
06-03-2011, 06:19 AM #785
I thought most pro (especially in singles) uses BG65 but yeah I got your point about the duct tape , it would only be good for adding weight onto racket and changing the balance.
But 33lbs with BG80 , that would feel more like 35lbs and still he can make those string repel !!
so what Towel grip are they ??
06-03-2011, 06:34 AM #786
The towel grip should be a local brand that is manufactured in rolls like the Victor ones. They are easier to obtain which is also how the INA camp does it.
06-03-2011, 06:57 AM #787
It seems to be a professional thing to do following from what I have seen:
1. Remove original grip.
2. Add electrical tape to the handle to protect the wood.
3. Add some layers of excess grip to the bottom of the handle to "build it up"
4. Add your prefered grip, whether towel or overgrip.
Both LCW and PG are doing this, as well as TH. Not sure about LD.
06-07-2011, 02:10 AM #788
06-07-2011, 02:13 AM #789
Men, the photographer is so cool.. how can he manage to 'stalk' players weapon..
wish we get more photographer like this!!
06-09-2011, 05:24 PM #790
06-09-2011, 05:36 PM #791
06-09-2011, 05:42 PM #792
By the way, I'm still trying to work out whether the pro doubles players use a 3U or 4U. Any ideas?
06-09-2011, 06:03 PM #793
I assume the males will likely use the 3U. Ants mentioned in the past Koo and Tan were using the 2U NS9900 and iirc 2U Ti-10's but should doublecheck on that last one ... (I don'think the doubles game has changed as much as the singles after the introduction of the rally point scoring)
06-10-2011, 02:26 AM #794
Whose racket? Noticed the famous gripping style
06-10-2011, 05:54 AM #795
06-10-2011, 06:08 AM #796
i wish i have those....
06-10-2011, 06:29 PM #797
06-11-2011, 12:55 AM #798
wild guess....wong mew choo......
06-12-2011, 06:37 AM #799
I'm assuming Taufik Hidayat is still using his version of the Z-Slash?
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