Anyone know what racquet haas uses for sure?

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  1. prorain

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    ive tried searching, but there always seems to be some debate. And theres never a sure answer. If someone could just point me to the light i would be more than happy. thanks
     
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  2. Mark S. Hogan

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    I think it is a leaded up customized Dunlop 300 M-Fil.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Nope. It's a totally custom mold.
     
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  4. jura

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    As Breakpoint said it's a totally customized mold. To me it looked very similar to the Blake stick. From all retail rackets I know the closest thing to Haas' racket was the new Tecnifibre T-Fight 320/335.
     
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  5. thomas martinez

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    It's not really a custom mold. Blake and Berdych use frames similar as well. It is a variation on the old Dunlop Tour Pro 95. This frame was a 95 version of the Tour Pro 90 that Flipper used about ten years ago. Molik, Gimblestob, Scott Draper and Ferreria used similar frames as well. Draper's were originally in the traditional Tour Pro cosmetic, which was a burgandy colour, then he went to Slazenger Pro Braided, then Trinity, then 300G cosmetic. That being said, Ferreria and Haas both used the same lay up on their frames with different weights, balances, swings, and handles. Molik eventually switched to a real 300G with a custom 18 x 20 pattern, and special weights, and handle. Gimblestob and Draper both signed with Babolat. I think there were a few other players using this model, but I cannot remember their names. Oh, Draper's was originally with a 18 main pattern, then went to the 16 with the Pro Braided cosmetic, then back to 18 for the Trinity and 300G.
     
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  6. prorain

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    so haas uses a custom dunlop tour pro 95 ?
     
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  7. jura

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    But the Tour Pro 95 was a slightly tapered beam (Robredo still uses this mold). Haas and Blake definitely use constant flat beam models. And Haas' racket is surely bigger than 95 sq in.
    BTW: Mauresmo also used to play the Pour Pro 95, later with a pj. But now she has a new mold which is still NOT the M-Fil 300. Did you see the racket? And do you know what is underneath the pj?
    BTW2: Sorry, but who is Flipper?
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    He's a dolphin that used to swim off of the coast of Florida and was a star in a 60's TV show..........no, just kidding.....;) LOL But there was such a show called "Flipper" in the U.S.

    "Flipper" is also a nickname for Mark Philippoussis, just like "Scud".
     
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  9. jura

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    Thanks, didn't heard this nick for him. But did he really ever used a Dunlop frame. I always remind this as a PC 600 with a standard bumper and Dunlop pj.
     
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  10. bsandy

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    I handled his sticks in Indy.

    I also believe it's a pure custom job.
     
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  11. prorain

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    did you notice any specs about it?
     
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  12. bertrevert

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    thank you Thomas

    I'm somteimes so surprised how little a Pro varies their racquet over their career. Still I suppose by the time they are ATP they have been through all the variations and have found what works.

    Again thanks indeed as I always wondered what Haas uses...
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    I thought it was the MW 200.
     
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  14. thomas martinez

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    Hey Jura, the Tour Pro 95 is a different frame from the Revelation Tour Pro 95. This maroon/burgandy Tour Pro 95 wasn't sold outside of Australia/Asia. So it is a different frame. The Tour Pro 90, again, same thing, not sold outside of Australia/Asia, and was a braided graphite clone of a Prestige. I've a few of them lying around here. Quite different, yet oh so same. As for it being 95 or not, it's what even Dunlop classifies it as in their engineering reports. What do they know? LOL Yeah strange Amelie used to use is, she also used to use Maillot Savarez gut. Her frame these days is basically the old Revelation 200G with a 16 x 19 pattern drilled for her. Forgot her weight and balance numbers.
     
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  15. jura

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    Thanks Thomas. Do you have some pis of these rackets?
    And now I remember seeing a pic of the Philippoussis-stick in a Japanese catalogue at 98 when I was in China.
     
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  16. thomas martinez

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    i do not have pics of them, just the frames lying around. I'll try to make pics, but I'm not promising anything.
     
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  17. Duzza

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    How can you guys tell its a custom mold?
     
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  18. Ryoma Kun

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    i thought he used the muscle weave 200g 90"...
     
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