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hsv91
06-03-2009, 02:41 AM
Hello,

could you tell me, which racquet, string and tension play the doubles-player "Leander Paes"?

Thanks

ericsson
06-03-2009, 03:37 AM
Hello,

could you tell me, which racquet, string and tension play the doubles-player "Leander Paes"?

Thanks

From 2 years ago: Babolat Pure drive Team (standard) strung with babolat VS gut and Babolat polymono and lots of lead on his racket.

uk_skippy
06-03-2009, 05:14 AM
I strung some at Wimby last year. IIRC ericsson is right on the string, while the tension was 52lbs.

I wish I could find my list of players & tensions.

Regards

Paul

jackcrawford
06-03-2009, 06:05 AM
Hello,

could you tell me, which racquet, string and tension play the doubles-player "Leander Paes"?

Thanks From 2007 http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs.html his is about halfway down

suppawat
06-03-2009, 06:31 AM
I think it's still Pure Drive with no Cortex
http://rrj77q.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p1v7nVtUt0Ai-FkFEYuWoRdnPeIN7b_iMCV_kB0rg3_UFs58FJ21P96gjwF8J1g IprRPCsdYWiTrn5L4DrlE-GfEocIk8BuOj/Thailand%20Open%202008%20Final%20034.JPG

hsv91
06-03-2009, 07:02 AM
@ suppawat:

It looks like a "Pure Drive + (Cortex)"

Here a other picture:

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/85286174.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193B946C5A518E7D4C108A1AC385E108329 284831B75F48EF45

Which string use Leander Paes, which replacement grip use he (it is black)?

lvtennis
06-04-2009, 08:16 AM
luxilon mains, babolat gut in the crosses, p1 black grip

BobFL
06-04-2009, 08:43 AM
That grip looks completely rounded...

lvtennis
06-05-2009, 06:29 AM
it is totally rounded

hsv91
06-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Which replacement grip did he use, where can I buy it?

Doesn't he use an overgrip?

Thanks

hsv91
06-07-2009, 02:46 AM
Where can I buy his replacement grip?

Which strings use he on mains/crosses in which gauge?

Thanks

lightflow
06-07-2009, 04:04 AM
Here's a few specs

http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/2007paes_babolat.html

hsv91
06-26-2009, 04:15 AM
Ok, on the pictures it looks like he plays the Pure Drive+ .

Please could you tell me, which exact strings and tensions he plays the last time (maybe at the French Open...)?

http://www.racquettech.com/cgi/pro_logs.cgi

Where can I buy his black replacement grip, on the Pure Drives are only the white grips?

Thanks

ihearit1st
06-26-2009, 07:31 AM
he uses Alu power mains, vs crosses. Judging by the picture the mains are strung at 49.2 lbs, crosses at 51.1 lbs. You can't put a black grip on a Babilat unless you are a pro doubles player. Babolat has police for this.

Dave M
06-26-2009, 08:28 AM
. You can't put a black grip on a Babilat unless you are a pro doubles player. Babolat has police for this.

Harsh, but very funny!
Athough he could use a dunlop black grip but who knows if the racket would accept this transplant or just reject it.

hsv91
06-26-2009, 02:42 PM
1.) Which VS Gut plays Leander, is it the "VS Touch" or "VS Team" and which gauge?

2.) Which Alu Power plays he, which gauge?

3.) Please only tell me, in which only store could I buy his black replacement grip.

Thanks!

vbranis
06-26-2009, 03:22 PM
1.) Which VS Gut plays Leander, is it the "VS Touch" or "VS Team" and which gauge?

2.) Which Alu Power plays he, which gauge?

3.) Please only tell me, in which only store could I buy his black replacement grip.

Thanks!

At Indian Wells '09 he used ALU Power 1.25 / VS Touch 16 both @ 49 lbs.

Eiffel59
06-28-2009, 01:43 AM
At Roland Garros it was Bab Polymono/VS Touch @50/48

guedoguedo
11-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Paes has to be using an extended frame, i can tell by tv and in photos

ttsupra98
11-23-2009, 09:48 PM
its a pj, look at the cortex........although, i could always be wrong

Hidious
11-23-2009, 10:36 PM
HDTennis: "With one exception, this racquet looks stock."
Why would he say that when there's lead everywhere? He means the mold i suppose?

hsv91
06-14-2011, 03:05 AM
Which racquet, string and tension did Leander Paes actually use (maybe French Open) ?

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/115886543.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D7B32A200F44D1DAB 076D4180C6175E8F07D5979D45DB839D

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/115719694.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D184B45F3ADFD79F4 2B878212B2787F2B38A7B0F943F14FDF

Doubles
06-17-2011, 03:47 PM
Which racquet, string and tension did Leander Paes actually use (maybe French Open) ?

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/115886543.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D7B32A200F44D1DAB 076D4180C6175E8F07D5979D45DB839D

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/115719694.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D184B45F3ADFD79F4 2B878212B2787F2B38A7B0F943F14FDF

It's a Pure Drive Team painted to look like the standard. With Babolat VS Gut and Babolat Polymono. The same as what people told you two years ago...

Richard Parnell
06-18-2011, 10:21 PM
RPM Blast mains and VS crosses at 45lbs
All the best
Richard

frunk
06-19-2011, 11:10 AM
The OP is quite a Leander Paes fan...

Richard Parnell
06-19-2011, 01:34 PM
he changed again today, gut mains, blast crosses, still 45lbs