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Conquistador
06-07-2009, 05:21 PM
what racquet did nadal use when he grew up playing the game in mallorca?

10isplayer
06-07-2009, 05:25 PM
i pretty sure he used a pure drive

dincuss
06-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Yes it was a pure drive.

Jack & Coke
06-07-2009, 08:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Mw1N3zfIw

djokster
06-07-2009, 08:15 PM
search nadal 13 on youtube and you'll see...

OliverSimon
06-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Yep
10char

arunstennis
06-10-2009, 02:07 PM
pure drive

kimbahpnam
06-10-2009, 02:20 PM
K-Six-One 90 :)

Devilito
06-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Babolat had it's hooks in early on hehe

Federer's cat
06-10-2009, 05:06 PM
He used a pure drive as a junior, he started winning like crazy when he switched to the AeroPro. I guess Uncle Tony made Nadal use powerful racquets.

arunstennis
06-11-2009, 07:36 AM
well it worked so he should thank uncle tony immensely

counterfeit25
06-11-2009, 10:05 AM
His idol growing up was Carlos Moya, and Moya used a Pure Drive

AllDownTheLine
06-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Anyone know what age he switched to the Aerodrive? Odd as the Pure Drive had such a reputation (Moya). Is Uncle Toni that smart that he knew to have him change?

stanfordtennis alum
06-11-2009, 06:57 PM
i believe he has used a babolat racquet since 10 yrs old or so

Richie Rich
06-12-2009, 04:00 AM
babolat made the aero drive for him. babolat came out with the aero design a couple years before the aero drive and the racquets flopped. the throat design was the same but the hoop was thin and aero shaped as well. but babolat had all their pros test the frames and give feedback. apparently nadal really liked the frames so babolat worked with him and they came up with the aero pro drive. that's my understanding, IIRC

the Town Sherif
06-12-2009, 05:54 AM
i thought it was the ps 85 sv

NickC
06-12-2009, 07:26 AM
babolat made the aero drive for him.

No. That's 100% incorrect. The Areopro Drive came out long before Nadal made something out of himself on tour.

Richie Rich
06-12-2009, 01:07 PM
No. That's 100% incorrect. The Areopro Drive came out long before Nadal made something out of himself on tour.

when did the original aero pro drive come out? nadal used it in 2004 and was in the top 30 or so when he started using the aero pro drive. before the APD he used the regular PD. i think i'm right