Paul Haarhuis' racquet

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  1. tennis_wako137

    tennis_wako137 New User

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    Today when I was on the atp site, I saw a picture of Paul Haarhuis. The sencil on his racquet is certainly different from the usual:confused. What racquet brand is he using?:confused:
     
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  2. Abriano

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    Tyger, a dutch brand.
     
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  3. Jonnyf

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    Tyger Excel Drive I believe it's called, It's got the same/or similar mold to the T-fight's and as such James Blakes custom dunlop
     
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  4. Tyger4Tygers

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    Its the Tyger Exel Drive C10

    You can get it at ******planet.com

    ****** = the sport we are talking about!

    How do i know?? I work there!:)
     
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  5. martin

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    Maybe it is a good idea to publish some swingweights of the Tyger rackets and other rackets also. I don't see anything about this on the ************ site. Swingweight is an important factor and for me a must if i want to demo or buy a racket.
     
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  6. Tyger4Tygers

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    Paul Haarhuis specs (customized)

    97/98 sq inck
    360 grams (unstrung)
    18 x 20 string pattern
    balance 32 cm

    strung with Tyger X touch at 31 kg

    same mold and specs as James Blake

    so now you know

    BTW dont know about swingweight:confused:
     
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  7. !Tym

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    Well, hopefully it doesn't play anything like the old Black Ace Heritage Edition he used to use, because that was one horribly dead, muted, wobbly, and just plain awkardly balanced/feeling racket...that looked GREAT! What a beautiful racket cosmetic and frame that was, such a shame the racket itself played as one coach put it, "It's just WEIRD..." and not in a good way.
     
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  8. Katlion

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    It would be helpful if someone posted a picture, because some people don't know who he is.
     
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  9. martin

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    Sampras, Becker, Ivanisevic and Mcenroe will know him and you can always use google to find some pictures. Should not be too much trouble right?
     
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  10. The C10 on the site is 95, 16x18, head shape looks more rounded. Not sure, but it might be the C20 to which you might be referring.
     
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  11. Tyger4Tygers

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    My mistake!

    His racket is from the same mold as the Tyger Exel Drive C20

    and the paintjob is that of the Tyger Exel Drive C10
     
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  13. The cosmetic in that Haarhuis pic has colors inverted from the C10 pic on the site ??

    About the C20, the older cosmetic looked a bit better, when it was called just the Exel Drive 630 and was half matte black. Anyway, how would one go about bringing a new C20 into the US?
     
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    It's not the original paintjob of the Tyger C10 that Haarhuis has, it looks like it but not the same, nor he uses the C20, maybe the same mold but not the same lay up, his is much heavier.

    Here the specs of the C 20:

    Headsize: 97 sq inch/ 626 sq.
    length: 68.5 cm
    Composition: Graphite
    Beam: 20 mm
    String pattern: 18 x 20
    Weight (unstrung): 295 gr
    Balance: 32.5 cm

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  15. Tyger4Tygers

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    Hi Ericson!

    Here are the specs again:

    Paul Haarhuis specs (customized)

    97 sq inch
    360 grams (unstrung)
    18 x 20 string pattern
    balance 32 cm

    strung with Natural Gut at 31 kg

    same mold and specs as James Blake

    so now you know

    BTW dont know about swingweight
     
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  16. ericsson

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    T4T, it's Ericsson ;-)
    Anyway i know his specs, tell me, where do you work in t-e-n-n-i-splanet, in Belgium or Holland?
     
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  17. davidvorderman6

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    hee i am from holland;)
    paul is my neighbour
    he lives in noortbrabant
    eindhoven(waalre)
    he trains at tenniscentre valcencourt en plays at his home club(eeckenrode)
    he is yousing tyger.
    and works at t e n n i s p l a n e t
    in holland
     
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  18. ericsson

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    Ah ok, just asking cos we have a t-e-n-n-i-splanet too in Belgium, sometimes i go there to buy some strings. Groeten!
     
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  19. How can a C20 find its way into my hands in the US? Damn it I'm itching for a Tyger.
     
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    hey i c u r from belgium..i just bought a nike tennis shirt from belgium on the bay. It smelled great when i got it, some kinda detergent that guy used, i wore it to the courts and it got all sweaty and i just threw it in the laundry hamper, i smelled it again and it didn't smell like bo at all, it smelled like that soap, lol, whats a popular detergent u guys use because that stuff is awesome.

    btw here is a pic of the shirt [​IMG]
     
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    hahaha that's funny man, are you sure it aint his wife's smell? ;-)
     
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    PC, look on the web, especially some German shops.
     
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  23. Tyger4Tygers

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    Hi PrestigeClassic,

    Mail me at klaas@************.com

    I will make you an offer you can't refuse !:)
     
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    **********=t e n n i s p l a n e t
     
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    Hi, I have just sent a couple of Tygers C20 to a friend in NYC so maybe I can help YOU out as well. Georgeous frame, indeed. gebikarl@freenet.de
     
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    Sent you an email, if you don't mind...
    Thanks...
     
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