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schu47
09-02-2009, 08:59 AM
I'm wondering if there are Babolat experts out there who can help me. I got this racquet along with a couple others off Craigslist about a year ago, and never have been able to figure out where it fits in. My boys play Babolat racquets, and we all wonder when this old "Pure Power" came out and whether it is the ancestor of any current models. The most interesting thing to me in the flattened Yonex-style head. None of the other Babolats I've seen has that.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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schu47
09-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Looking back at some of the old Babolat threads in this forum, I guess I should have asked for help from one of the minions of the Babolat Alliance.

MethodTennis
09-02-2009, 11:25 AM
hmm well defo some time bettween 99-02 but apart from that no further help here can i get some specs? probably like the soft drive replaced by the drive z lite any zylon 360. mabay replaced by drive z tour :? ....

MethodTennis
09-02-2009, 11:32 AM
looks like my second gen pd after a trip into the wall tbh

benasp
09-02-2009, 11:50 AM
when were the woofer introduced ?

MethodTennis
09-02-2009, 11:54 AM
ooo let me think befor 1999 second gen pd i think mabay a couple years before

schu47
09-02-2009, 07:28 PM
hmm well defo some time bettween 99-02 but apart from that no further help here can i get some specs? probably like the soft drive replaced by the drive z lite any zylon 360. mabay replaced by drive z tour :? ....

Here are some (unstrung) specs taken off the racquet, although some of them are a little odd: weight, 295 grams (+/-7); flex, 70 RA (+/-3); balance, 320 mm. (+/-7); dynamic inertia, 285 kg x cm2 (+/-10). So it's lightweight -- about 10.5 oz. -- and is pretty stiff. But I confess I don't even know what the dynamic inertia is.

The other things I know: it's a standard 27 in. long, probably about 100 sq. in. head, 16x19 string pattern, made in China. It has the Woofer technology. It also says in a couple places, "THINK P.A.S.S." All a mystery to me.

Thanks to those who have weighed in -- anybody else have this model or know any more about it?

ryushen21
09-03-2009, 07:32 AM
Looking back at some of the old Babolat threads in this forum, I guess I should have asked for help from one of the minions of the Babolat Alliance.

I shall dispatch agents from the BBI (Babolat Bureau of Intelligence) to look into this post haste!

schu47
09-03-2009, 12:23 PM
I shall dispatch agents from the BBI (Babolat Bureau of Intelligence) to look into this post haste!

Accept my humblest gratitude for the effort of agents on this assignment.