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After initially hoping this was a paint job I have come round to liking it. It seems to be rather large at the top of the hoop like the Airflow/Crossbow technology, also the grip looks rounder like his wilson than the slightly rectangular normal Head grip.
Looking at some interesting blogs going around saying that the racket was head heavy and fairly light weight.
Im wondering about head size blogs differ with most thinking 98, he used the wilson k blade tour which is 93, but looking at it it looks to me that Head may have produced a 95???
ooooooooooooooooooooh exciting eh I hope so, I want one!

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Comment by Meags on May 30, 2009 at 2:41am
Its funny all these paint jobs etc etc
The speed pro it seems is a genuine signature racket. Looking at alot of blogs it seems he always played with a head racket and when he moved to wilson they modelled their k blade tour (paint job) on his old racket. Also it seems that the Nole racket is slightly less round than the retail one which would suggest its closer to 95" than 98" headsize. Also its flex rating is massively reduced (51) compared to the retail version (70). I expect the weight and balance are probably similar but we cant always see the lead weight! (Roddick signature racket has a load at 9 & 3, Nadals APD is boosted by a load under the top of the hoop).
I can understand the tweaks the pros make and find it interesting, I also dont mind the paint jobs to promote new rackets as most people by the bog standard off the shelf. Those of us who take it a little more seriously shouldnt buy Nadals APD off the shelf and expect it to do what his racket does.
Comment by Meags on January 18, 2009 at 10:21am
Thinking now it is a 98.
Also have just found out Nole never used the Wilson K blade tour, that too was a PJ!
Hate paint jobs!!

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