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Mr.Federer
07-22-2006, 01:56 PM
...to the new babolat pro hurricane tour string on his mains. It's quite obvious when watching his match against Ginepri today. His mains were yellow.

Lleyton Hewitt
07-22-2006, 03:29 PM
everyone is saying its the same as duralast? duralast is in europe tour in US/Canada

mJeez4293
07-22-2006, 03:34 PM
is it exactly the same?

Mr.Federer
07-22-2006, 05:02 PM
is it exactly the same?


What do you mean?

Lleyton Hewitt
07-22-2006, 05:33 PM
I have heard on thse forums that Duralast is the same as Pro Hurricane Tour. Pro Hurricane Tour is what it is called in America. In Europe it is called Duralast.

Mr.Federer
07-22-2006, 05:45 PM
I have heard on thse forums that Duralast is the same as Pro Hurricane Tour. Pro Hurricane Tour is what it is called in America. In Europe it is called Duralast.

no, it's not the same thing at all...pro hurricane tour came out to the market not so long ago and isn't yet available in the Us yet, I believe.

chayajay
07-22-2006, 05:51 PM
no, it's not the same thing at all...pro hurricane tour came out to the market not so long ago and isn't yet available in the Us yet, I believe.

Another one who doesn't know what they're talking about. Duralast has been on the market for longer, but the Tour version is the same the same thing just what its called in Canada. I was just looking at both strings IN MY HAND, the are exactly the same.

chayajay
07-22-2006, 05:53 PM
...to the new babolat pro hurricane tour string on his mains. It's quite obvious when watching his match against Ginepri today. His mains were yellow.

Yes, he is either using Tour/Duralast, or he is using Super Smash, which is what I THINK Nadal uses, I have NO proof, just my opinion

Mr.Federer
07-22-2006, 05:53 PM
Another one who doesn't know what they're talking about. Duralast has been on the market for longer, but the Tour version is the same the same thing just what its called in Canada. I was just looking at both strings IN MY HAND, the are exactly the same.

eum...ok...but why would babolat do that??? And please, can you post a pic of both strings?:)


Thanks...

chayajay
07-22-2006, 06:24 PM
eum...ok...but why would babolat do that??? And please, can you post a pic of both strings?:)


Thanks...

Sure, let me fish out my camera lol

La Bomba
07-22-2006, 07:46 PM
Duralast and Pro Hurricane TOur are excatly the same. A person who is a Babolat dealer said excatly the same, just a different name so it would sound more appealing.

Stringer_Steve
07-23-2006, 09:35 PM
From Indy today:
http://img423.imageshack.us/img423/2444/rcachampionships043hc6.th.jpg (http://img423.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rcachampionships043hc6.jpg)
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7757/rcachampionships141tq6.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rcachampionships141tq6.jpg)
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7233/rcachampionships082xq6.th.jpg (http://img125.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rcachampionships082xq6.jpg)

Stringer_Steve
07-23-2006, 09:36 PM
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2452/rcachampionships108ca4.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rcachampionships108ca4.jpg)

bsandy
07-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Andy broke his stick in the doubles semis in Indy. He threw it into the crowd. I went up and looked at it afterward. The mains say "BABOLAT PRO HURRICANE TOUR 130 MAIN IN FRANCE" on them.

Since he uses his own stringer, I do not know the tension.

. . . Bud

Ballmachine
07-24-2006, 09:05 AM
This link shows that Andy is definitely using something different. You can see the Yellow mains instead of the Blue mains he used to use. The crosses appear to still be Natural gut. I say that because you can see where several of the crosses have frayed.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/apphoto/photo?sportId=850&photoId=1240405

Also, it looks like he is using the James Blake method for lead tape.

SFrazeur
07-24-2006, 09:45 AM
Is it me or is Roddick putting the lead higher on the hoop than he has before?