View Full Version : Safina switches...

01-17-2010, 11:47 PM
Is she playing with an APD!?

Virtua Tennis
01-18-2010, 01:02 AM
Probably not all aero racquets have the same colors yellow black and white.

Should mention that the Aerostorm 2010 has the same colors as Aerodrives.

01-18-2010, 02:14 AM
But she played with an yellow black and white frame!

01-18-2010, 02:22 AM
But she played with an yellow black and white frame!

Yah, as the poster above said..the new range of aero rackets all have roughly the same graphics and colours. The storms look like the apd's.

01-18-2010, 02:48 AM
Uh sorry Virtua Tennis

01-18-2010, 06:03 AM
Yea, in my new Babolat catalogue, there are NO differences in the 2 frames cosmetically. The only way to identify them is by string pattern, beam width, etc. Bad idea IMO. And did anyone else see the stiffness of the new AeroProDrive GT is the same as the Pure Drive GT? Now their specs are the same 100% according to the Babolat catalogue.

01-18-2010, 06:08 AM
Apart from the names of the frames being on the throat, the other differences are there but they're subtle....

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs188.snc3/19569_221089881238_58345486238_3206881_7311153_n.j pg

01-18-2010, 06:22 AM
if you notice on the top of the throat they have a very suttle change, and the aero storm has a white part while the APD have a holographic one

01-18-2010, 06:25 AM
I might add that I'm sure she's using a paintjob of an earlier frame, like Nadal.

Maybe it'll make salespeople's jobs even harder when people come in wanting "so and so's" racket when they all look the same.

I saw this first hand last year when a customer was wanting to buy a Wilson K Blade. He even demoed one of the frames, but looking at the Tour, 98 and Team versions still seemed to confuse him......the sales person had to break down the specs.

It can be easier if each frame stands out on its own.....