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tursafinov
06-15-2007, 07:42 AM
Jura claims that the Tour version of the Storm is RED like this:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/m3trok1d/74597470.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/m3trok1d/74597246.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/m3trok1d/74595473.jpg

It is nearly identical to the orange storm we've been talking about.

~Tursa

J-man
06-15-2007, 07:49 AM
It looks like everyone's getting one!

tursafinov
06-15-2007, 07:54 AM
I'm curious why they don't put guys like gonzalez or ginepri with the Tour paintjob.
They've always used the Control and they would get more exposure for that racquet.
The Storm already has plenty of pros with it.
Becker is the only guy I've seen with the Red Tour paintjob.
~Tursa

tursafinov
06-15-2007, 07:59 AM
If anybody knows...
Will the Pure Storm Tour, as successor to Pure Control, be more flexible since it is using the Storm name.

Or is the new Storm going to be produced heavier, maintaining 63ish flex?

Thanks,
~Tursa

Fedace
06-15-2007, 08:04 AM
That looks like Pure Control Not pure storm. ?? Is it the pure control cortex??

tursafinov
06-15-2007, 08:07 AM
You didn't even read OP did you?

Look at the throat!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/m3trok1d/purestorm.jpg

Now take the orange part and with your imagination or Photoshop..make it Red.
There is no Cortex!
~Tursa

Ross K
06-15-2007, 02:13 PM
If anybody knows...
Will the Pure Storm Tour, as successor to Pure Control, be more flexible since it is using the Storm name.

Or is the new Storm going to be produced heavier, maintaining 63ish flex?

Thanks,
~Tursa

Either way, you can definitely put me down for one!... As someone recently torn between buying the Storm or the PC, this might be exactly what I'm looking for?... can't wait to hear more about it.

jmsx521
06-15-2007, 03:28 PM
The gray area on the 3 looks like lots of lead tape on the racket.

pow
06-15-2007, 03:52 PM
Are those ALU Power Ice Blue strings he's using?

And where are these sold?

TheSnowMan
06-15-2007, 03:57 PM
I think it's Babolat Pro Hurricane. You can find the ALU Power Ice here at TW.

JMS
06-15-2007, 05:07 PM
I don't like that pj

LarougeNY
06-15-2007, 05:13 PM
Neither do I, they should just make the new storm PJ the same as the old one but with a matte finish rather than glossy.

BluDiamond
06-18-2007, 03:20 AM
are these getting released after wimbledon then??

Aeroblast
06-18-2007, 03:33 AM
any news on the aero storm ???? bogdanovic was testing it the other day at nottingham.

f1 tech
06-18-2007, 10:47 AM
It looks like he is sponsored by Boris Becker! Check out his wristband and shirt.

BreakPoint
06-18-2007, 12:29 PM
When is Benjamin Becker supposed to switch over to one of the Boris Becker Tennis racquets? Perhaps during Wimbledon? They have been touting him as being the first pro to be sponsored by the new Boris Becker Tennis.

little_e
06-18-2007, 12:33 PM
I think it is clothing only

oldguysrule
06-19-2007, 08:57 AM
When is Benjamin Becker supposed to switch over to one of the Boris Becker Tennis racquets? Perhaps during Wimbledon? They have been touting him as being the first pro to be sponsored by the new Boris Becker Tennis.

Do you really think he will switch racquets? He is already 25? and has been playing with Babolats for a long time. His window to make a mark on the pro tour is rather small and so he may not want to use some of that time to get used to a new racquet. OTOH, money is a big motivator....

BP, are the Pure control/storm series really a box beam like the 6.0 95? If so, a pure storm tour with the right flex might be an interesting alternative... What do you think?

Zets147
06-19-2007, 09:03 AM
B. Becker, aka, Ball Breaker

BreakPoint
06-19-2007, 12:58 PM
Do you really think he will switch racquets? He is already 25? and has been playing with Babolats for a long time. His window to make a mark on the pro tour is rather small and so he may not want to use some of that time to get used to a new racquet. OTOH, money is a big motivator....

BP, are the Pure control/storm series really a box beam like the 6.0 95? If so, a pure storm tour with the right flex might be an interesting alternative... What do you think?
Hi oldguy,

I don't think it's out of the question for Ben Becker to switch racquets, it's possible IMHO. I mean Nalbandian switched from a POG to a RDX 500 in the middle of his career and Davydenko switched from whatever he was using to the Prince O3 Tour. Neither of these are paintjobs of their old racquets due to the Yonex headshape and the O3 Ports.

Neither the Pure Control nor the Pure Storm have box beams like the ProStaffs do. I doubt you'll like the Babolats as I've found all of them to be too stiff and too powerful.

oldguysrule
06-19-2007, 01:13 PM
Hi oldguy,


Neither the Pure Control nor the Pure Storm have box beams like the ProStaffs do. I doubt you'll like the Babolats as I've found all of them to be too stiff and too powerful.

Thanks for the info. TW describes the storm as having a box beam like the Pure Control. Must be different somehow?

I have had the same experience with Bab's but the Pure Storm has a 64 flex so I was just thinking...

However, my Pro Staffs are comfy and easy to swing. With a gut hybrid and low tensions, I seem to have plenty of power and they still look good. Guess I better get a couple more this summer.

BreakPoint
06-19-2007, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the info. TW describes the storm as having a box beam like the Pure Control. Must be different somehow?

Actually, I think TW describes them as having a "straight beam" which is very different and not the same thing as a box beam. Straight beam just means that it does not vary in width from the top of the head down to the handle (from the side), so 21.5mm all the way down It does not describe the shape of the beam.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-PSTRM.html

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BPC.html


Some racquets have beams that vary in width from the top to the middle to the bottom, like this one:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCFISCHER-FMSR.html

oldguysrule
06-19-2007, 02:23 PM
Actually, I think TW describes them as having a "straight beam" which is very different and not the same thing as a box beam. Straight beam just means that it does not vary in width from the top of the head down to the handle (from the side), so 21.5mm all the way down It does not describe the shape of the beam.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-PSTRM.html

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BPC.html


Some racquets have beams that vary in width from the top to the middle to the bottom, like this one:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCFISCHER-FMSR.html

I understand the straight beam vs. variable width...

This is minor I realize, but of interest to me...Click on the storm link and read the first sentence. Am I missing something? And are there any other racquets that feature the same box beam construction as the 6.0 95? (Other than the k90 of course)

BreakPoint
06-19-2007, 02:55 PM
I understand the straight beam vs. variable width...

This is minor I realize, but of interest to me...Click on the storm link and read the first sentence. Am I missing something? And are there any other racquets that feature the same box beam construction as the 6.0 95? (Other than the k90 of course)
I see. I've demoed the Pure Control before (but not the Pure Storm) and I don't recall it having a box beam.

The POG and PC600 have "box-like" beams and so does the TF335/320. The RDS001/RDX500 have a hexogonal beam but still has flat sides (not curved) and plays like a box beam to me. But I'd say the PS 6.0 is as boxy as it comes.

oldguysrule
06-20-2007, 09:43 AM
I see. I've demoed the Pure Control before (but not the Pure Storm) and I don't recall it having a box beam.

The POG and PC600 have "box-like" beams and so does the TF335/320. The RDS001/RDX500 have a hexogonal beam but still has flat sides (not curved) and plays like a box beam to me. But I'd say the PS 6.0 is as boxy as it comes.

Thanks for the info... It's nice to be able to borrow someone else's experience.

Povl Carstensen
06-21-2007, 12:13 PM
PS and PC are box beam.

BluDiamond
06-22-2007, 05:40 AM
andreev has the new babolat bag by the way...it looks very cool!!!

Duzza
06-25-2007, 03:46 AM
Definitely more red than the normal Pure Storm. Man I hope this bumps the PC price down!

PrinceO3TourOS
06-25-2007, 12:59 PM
I'm curious why they don't put guys like gonzalez or ginepri with the Tour paintjob.
They've always used the Control and they would get more exposure for that racquet.
The Storm already has plenty of pros with it.
Becker is the only guy I've seen with the Red Tour paintjob.
~Tursa

Look a this picture :lol:
http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/2003/photos2007/0625/a_Feniacara_412x232.jpg

PrinceO3TourOS
06-25-2007, 01:16 PM
I don't like that pj

Yeah I agree, ugly PJ :lol:

TRiBaL
09-30-2007, 07:36 PM
sweetness racket