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Serenus Christ
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:21 AM
But more specifically.. Caroline's new racquet..

Commentators were making comments (lol) implying Caroline sold out to Yonex
and they said her balls aren't has heavy and aren't as deep as they were..

What do you think about this and about other players changing racquets?

Lin Lin
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:22 AM
too early to say:awww:

Educesar26
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:23 AM
this reminds of me djokovic... shell get used to it sooner or later...

Jajaloo
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:24 AM
*Affects.

But it's too soon to tell. She played okay in Thailand right?

VeeJJ
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:27 AM
JJ hasn't changed her racquet in years. She still uses Prince O3 White. I alwasy thought she should switch to a more powerful racquet, but idk. She hates change. Idk what kinda of racquet yonex makes but Caro needs to stay with the most powerful racquet out there.

Tennis_News
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:34 AM
JJ hasn't changed her racquet in years. She still uses Prince O3 White. I alwasy thought she should switch to a more powerful racquet, but idk. She hates change. Idk what kinda of racquet yonex makes but Caro needs to stay with the most powerful racquet out there.

Most Yonex racquets are control-oriented sticks, and not so much easy power. You really have to hit through the ball for power with most Yonexes.

Wiggly
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Too early to tell.

The off-season is the best time to switch racquet as you'll have more time to get used to it.
However, it seems Caroline was too busy flaunting her stuff all over the world than actually practising with her new Yonex toy.

It's not like she's a veteran who has a great legacy and is trying to bank on one last juicy deal.
She's the current 20 years-old #1 who hasn't any Slam final on her current ranking.

As much as she's ambitious and see highly of herself, the pressure of being a Slamless #1 will get to her.
She needed one quick and that may not happen.

VeeJJ
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Most Yonex racquets are control-oriented sticks, and not so much easy power. You really have to hit through the ball for power with most Yonexes.

So why the fuck to Caroline use Yonex now?

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:51 AM
So why the fuck to Caroline use Yonex now?
http://weblogs.cltv.com/news/local/chicago/Money%20stacks.jpg

eck
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:53 AM
So why the fuck to Caroline use Yonex now?

Because the queen of control LenaD retired :sad:


And also for $$$$$$$$.

Polikarpov
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:58 AM
Most Yonex racquets are control-oriented sticks, and not so much easy power. You really have to hit through the ball for power with most Yonexes.

Correct. But the V-Core line, which Karolina uses, is supposed to be on the powerful end. Also, the pros rarely use the stock versions of the racquet they endorse anyway. I'm pretty sure that Yonex modified the racquet to Karolina's specifications after the testing period.

I think the reason behind Karolina's abysmal play recently was not the racquet change, but overplaying. That and the fact that she faced back-to-back, two players who were on fire.

Polikarpov
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Because the queen of control LenaD retired :sad:


And also for $$$$$$$$.

I think it was the same case for Ana.. She was doing well with Wilson then switched to Yonex.

Not really. Ana reached Australian Open final, then won Indian Wells, and Roland Garros after her switch.

eck
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Not really. Ana reached Australian Open final, then won Indian Wells, and Roland Garros after her switch.

I stand corrected. :)

Kəv.
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:46 AM
What about Masha switching to Head?

claypova
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:48 AM
What about Masha switching to Head?

Masha was not good in 2010, prior to the change :tape:

Caralenko
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:49 AM
What about Masha switching to Head?

Well she sucked before as well... so there's not much to compare really.

InsideOut.
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:57 AM
I think Amelie's results took a dip after she switched from Dunlop to Head, although that might have more to do with injury than the racquet.