07-10-2011, 04:06 PM #5254
Since it is a completely woven racket, shaft and frame, the more woven shown the better. ....But iirc, Dink mentioned in the past the there are sometimes unavoidable irregularities and imperfections in the woven fabric on the frame, and especially on the shaft due to joints etc. Hence it'll be challenging to achieve a cosmetically acceptable effect on the woven shaft.
07-10-2011, 04:14 PM #5255
Whoever did the prototype's did a great job and it looked good all over. Will have the woven Precision prototype shortly
so will see if still consistent work.
07-11-2011, 02:22 AM #5256
speaking about high tensions i just checked this website: http://www.apacscanada.com/product_i...ethal-70-p-101 and it claims to say that apac lethal 70 can withstand 45 lbs of string tension. anybody know if that is for real? also apacas maz tensions are pretty hihg the lowest ive seen is 35 can they really withsthand that much?
07-11-2011, 02:52 AM #5257
they only said 40+ not 45 lbs
so, it's different from country to country (I think they exaggerated)
this panda power racket (ultra) has a video about it that it can go for 42lbs tension
07-11-2011, 07:09 AM #5258
Digging the B a lot
07-11-2011, 09:40 AM #5259
Yeah, I wouldn't want it totally bare. Just little "windows" to show off
07-11-2011, 12:44 PM #5260
07-11-2011, 03:13 PM #5261
(The cone could indeed use an update though and in pic 1 picture a goldish DC logo as well, maybe the champagne gold of the ARC10PG) And just imagine the black as woven . The original gold would be a good combo as well, it's the black that killed the combo of the original in hindsight (since this gold grey combo works for TC700 as well).
Last edited by demolidor; 07-11-2011 at 03:25 PM.
07-11-2011, 04:06 PM #5262
... and @demolidor's B takes the gold. I'd still use the tiny-logo cone from Sketchy's B, though
07-11-2011, 04:16 PM #5263
07-11-2011, 04:40 PM #5264
07-11-2011, 06:46 PM #5265
It's a definite "no" to champagne gold. As much as I love champagne gold, it only works in low-contrast designs, with lighter colors - eg. on the ARC10PG.
To be honest, the color I used isn't really quite what I'm picturing in my head, but drawing realistic metallics is really hard
Also, it's black at the top and bottom of the frame because the actual woven material used on the frame contains a lot of much lighter kevlar strands, so the name text and DC logo would be very hard to make out. Plus the T-joint area may look pretty ugly unpainted. Plus it just looks better black - more "balanced". :P
The shaft doesn't need to be black because there's no kevlar or titanium - only carbon - so it provides a darker and more uniform background.
Incidentally, the black paint would likely be the same slightly sparkly black as used on the TPro, rather than just plain glossy black.
07-11-2011, 07:09 PM #5266
No sure what champagne gold is officialy called but perhaps more in the likes of this "old gold" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_%28color%29#Old_gold Used by the New Orleans Saints and a few college team all in black/old gold combo; or the Vegas gold right above it, also used by teams in combination with black or navy
Obviously the above ones I did are just Frankensteins of your originals. Maybe you can render one in which gold replaces the dark grey but I guess that's venturing into TPro land again(?) ...
How about something dark blueish icw something gold ?
Last edited by demolidor; 07-11-2011 at 07:15 PM.
07-11-2011, 07:24 PM #5267
Awesome work, Sketchy.
Woven does look very pretty on it's own on the head. But you are right that it is less elegant at the T.
Hope you are being well compensated by Ailuropoda melanoleuca. (Are you designing the purported shirts, too?)
07-11-2011, 09:56 PM #5268
No flat black would be interesting but probably not possible with the clear coat.Wonder if you could do a flame design
07-12-2011, 01:43 AM #5269
And speaking of AlanK (and KevinY), they are speed demons on those ES5ProTech machines...which are a dream to use.
07-12-2011, 02:17 AM #5270
US Open Racket & Stringing Interesting Facts:
Machines Used: 2 x Yonex ES5PROTech, 1 x Yonex ES5Pro
Electronic Constant Pull, NO pre-stretch
Use Yonex's string patterns, 2-Piece, Bottom-Up, same main/cross unless player specifically requests something different.
Highest String Tension Requested: Marc Zwiebler, BG80 @ 35/37lbs. on an Arc Saber (either the 9FL, 8DX or 7....forgot which)
Lowest String Tension Requested: 23lbs. on a Ti-6.
Most Requested String: NBG95, then BG65, then BG66Ultimax
Average Tension Requested by Men: 30lbs.
Average Tension Requested by Women: 27lbs.
Most Popular Racket: Voltric 80 then NS9900, then Arc 10
Total rackets received to string: 235+ so far...
...we are so backed-up.
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