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Octavian
06-02-2008, 05:49 PM
the title says it all, i think it probably is just not the standard of a players racquet but i think maybe, what do you guys think

matchmaker
06-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Purists do not consider it as a player's racquet because it is too powerful.

toughshot
06-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Depends how much lead you slap on that baby :]

pmerk34
06-02-2008, 07:42 PM
Purists do not consider it as a player's racquet because it is too powerful.


What is a Tennis Purist? Someone who thinks the pros should go back to Wooden frames?

2nd_Serve
06-02-2008, 08:33 PM
In some ways, it is a player's racket

Heavy
High swingweight
Stable

All that other stuff

But also, it might not be, because of the incredible power it gives

So...I guess its a players racket for people with short swings, and/or maybe can't generate their own power? Need a little help?

superstition
06-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Since it's used by tennis players, then yes it's a "players' racquet".

Octavian
06-03-2008, 03:28 AM
haha thanks i guess the reason i'm asking cus its that racquet i use but i definitely don't need help in the power category so everyone i know wants me to switch to a "players" racquet but i think i play my best tennis with the PDR haha

pow
06-03-2008, 03:35 AM
No, it falls into the category of tweeners but who cares, it's just a categorical label. It doesn't mean high level players can't use it.

Ross K
06-03-2008, 04:07 AM
No, it falls into the category of tweeners but who cares, it's just a categorical label. It doesn't mean high level players can't use it.

Agree with this. I'd add also though that, certainly as regards pros (and this is born out by a recent thread I posted regarding the subject), there are seemingly very few at all who use the frame. In fact some might even argue NONE actually really use the PDR - and that includes the person for whom the racket is named: Andy Roddick himself!

ledor
06-03-2008, 09:40 PM
it is a players racquet cause it's used by a player: Roddick. i still call it tweener cause you can get away with a short swing, and bad technique, pending any previous arm injuries and sensitivities.

herosol
06-03-2008, 09:44 PM
Agree with this. I'd add also though that, certainly as regards pros (and this is born out by a recent thread I posted regarding the subject), there are seemingly very few at all who use the frame. In fact some might even argue NONE actually really use the PDR - and that includes the person for whom the racket is named: Andy Roddick himself!

but they use the pure drive in some way?

Ross K
06-03-2008, 09:54 PM
but they use the pure drive in some way?

That is correct, yes.

cknobman
06-04-2008, 09:52 AM
Many consider it to be a "piece" racquet.

Murray_Maniac
06-04-2008, 09:55 AM
I'd say no because of the high power. But, it still has decent control w/ the right strings.

SFrazeur
06-04-2008, 09:57 AM
I'm sure all the ATP/WTA player using Pure Drives care if Pure Drives in general are considered player racquets. . . It does not matter.

-SF

BullDogTennis
06-04-2008, 12:03 PM
whats the "cut off" for a players racket?

Jack & Coke
06-04-2008, 12:50 PM
Purists do not consider it as a player's racquet because it is too powerful.

from: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BPDR.html



Power Level: Low-Medium



Is TW incorrect?