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NikeUp
02-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Hey Everyone,

This is the special edition Roland Garros Aero Drive GT for the 2011 French Open. It's to mark the first Babolat French Open.

Rafa and the other Aero Drive players should be using unlike with the Pure Drive last year.

http://i51.tinypic.com/14xkl88.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2e19m3m.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/96epv9.jpg

Djokolate
02-18-2011, 11:32 AM
someone already posted a thread with pics.

VGP
02-18-2011, 11:45 AM
yeah, but not of the full frame....

ucr_tennis90
02-18-2011, 11:57 AM
looks pretty sweet. maybe a little too much red, not enough black. wish it was non-cortex, but can't have everything my way.

regardless, i will be buying one haha. any word on a release date? probably may?

heftylefty
02-18-2011, 12:10 PM
looks pretty sweet. maybe a little too much red, not enough black. wish it was non-cortex, but can't have everything my way.

regardless, i will be buying one haha. any word on a release date? probably may?

If you walk on the court with the RG Areo, getting out of ride in your avitar...you're up a break from the the get-go.:twisted:

VGP
02-18-2011, 12:12 PM
.. maybe a little too much red, not enough black.

It is a "Roland Garros" frame after all.

ucr_tennis90
02-18-2011, 12:16 PM
If you walk on the court with the RG Areo, getting out of ride in your avitar...you're up a break from the the get-go.:twisted:

hahahaha seriously, there's no way i could lose :twisted:

that's actually my car for anyone wondering btw, i didn't steal the pic from somewhere haha.

It is a "Roland Garros" frame after all.

true enough, it looks great regardless haha.

flashfire276
02-18-2011, 12:19 PM
This is what the Aero Storm GT should look like. Just saying!

But anyways, this paintjob is nothing less than amazing!

ucr_tennis90
02-18-2011, 12:21 PM
This is what the Aero Storm GT should look like. Just saying!

But anyways, this paintjob is nothing less than amazing!

agreed!! did babolat just get lazy with the paint job on the Aerostorm gt or something? i haven't seen one up close, but from what i've seen from pictures it looks pretty much identical to the aeropro drive gt.

supertopspin
02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
AWESOME!! was just going to grab another APDGT! but now that this is coming out im definitely waiting for it!

ADIDAS_IS_CLASSIC
02-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Is that Caroline on the Cover :O?

rovex
02-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Is that Caroline on the Cover :O?

Lol yes it is! Babolat fail.

VGP
02-18-2011, 01:03 PM
She must have still been with them when they went to print on the frame cards.....

tennis_prodigy
02-18-2011, 02:41 PM
specs plz?

ucr_tennis90
02-18-2011, 03:11 PM
specs plz?

i'd be surprised if the specs are different from the normal APDGT. but yes, specs please!

Herdsman76
02-18-2011, 03:13 PM
Is that Caroline on the Cover :O?

I wonder if Babolat will replace the pic of Caroline with Francesca?? Very sweet racquet. I plan one getting a couple of these just because of the paint job...

Thanks for these pics!

H76

naturallight
02-18-2011, 04:03 PM
is it the same "red" that they used for the special edition pure drive? cause that one looks a little orange in person.

Herdsman76
02-18-2011, 04:49 PM
is it the same "red" that they used for the special edition pure drive? cause that one looks a little orange in person.

I just took a pic of my PD 135th at the same angle to see if I could tell if it is the same color. I think it's close so I'm not sure if the same color is used.

H76

Darko
02-19-2011, 01:13 AM
It does look lovely!

kevoT
02-19-2011, 03:09 AM
hahahaha seriously, there's no way i could lose :twisted:

that's actually my car for anyone wondering btw, i didn't steal the pic from somewhere haha.




It is? Nicee :) Me and my dad sold our (yes, our, because we worked on it together a lot) 1984 merc 380sl just recently :(

Djokolate
02-19-2011, 07:27 AM
anyway where's the green???

ucr_tennis90
02-19-2011, 07:37 AM
It is? Nicee :) Me and my dad sold our (yes, our, because we worked on it together a lot) 1984 merc 380sl just recently :(

yeah haha, my dad bought it in the early 90s from an impound lot for the soul purpose of giving it to me when i was old enough. he let me chose everything on it and gave it to me on my 16th birthday.

that's too bad man =/, i couldnt imagine parting with my car. it's either going to be my casket or i'll give it to one of my future children when their old enough.

leeuk22
02-19-2011, 02:03 PM
Does anyone no were I can get any more info on the limited edition garros racket??

Thank you

flashfire276
02-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Does anyone no were I can get any more info on the limited edition garros racket??

Thank you

APDGT with a new paintjob. That's IT!!
Freakin Babolat... Just making their racquets "look" nice just for marketing. Wise, but shameful.

flashfire276
02-19-2011, 02:45 PM
agreed!! did babolat just get lazy with the paint job on the Aerostorm gt or something? i haven't seen one up close, but from what i've seen from pictures it looks pretty much identical to the aeropro drive gt.

Now that Babolat raised the stiffness on the Aero Storm GT (2012 model has a 72 stiffness!), it's basically an APD with a box beam now.

Looks like I'm can't buy anything from Babolat anymore. But, I'm happy with my prototype model. =D

big bang
02-19-2011, 02:46 PM
I hate baboplast, but I might buy one just because RG is my favorite event of the year!

leeuk22
02-19-2011, 02:47 PM
Yea I Thought that the specs would be near the same, is it likely that the special edition racket value wil increase in years to come???

flashfire276
02-19-2011, 02:48 PM
is it the same "red" that they used for the special edition pure drive? cause that one looks a little orange in person.

Yes, it's the same color.
Since Babolat is sponsering Roland Garros, they wanted a "clay-red" kind of color on their racquets, which are the PDGT and the upcoming APDGT.

Besides, I think if the OP's camera was a bit more clear and had better color contrast, it would be easily comparable. I think Laboule had a sharper camera, and the color was unbelievable on his picture.

NikeUp
02-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Besides, I think if the OP's camera was a bit more clear and had better color contrast, it would be easily comparable. I think Laboule had a sharper camera, and the color was unbelievable on his picture.

Sorry, next time i'll just get out my SLR to take a quick snap so that you can better compare the colours....

But yes, it's the same colour as the 135yr PD.

In other news, the new 2012 Pure Drive is going to have "Side Cortex Technology" (SCT). Currently found on their new Z-Drives.... Hear it here first... (i think....)

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
02-19-2011, 04:29 PM
Would look badass if black replaced all the white parts.

flashfire276
02-19-2011, 05:55 PM
Sorry, next time i'll just get out my SLR to take a quick snap so that you can better compare the colours....

But yes, it's the same colour as the 135yr PD.

In other news, the new 2012 Pure Drive is going to have "Side Cortex Technology" (SCT). Currently found on their new Z-Drives.... Hear it here first... (i think....)

Quick question, what kind of DSLR do you have? I just got into photography, so I need some suggestions. Thanks!

Yep! The Pure Drives and the whole Aero line will be adding side Cortex to the sides of the throat for an even WORSE feel. And they will be bumping the stiffness pretty high. I think PD and APD are like 75 now! Someone just shoot my arm off right now!

Bud
02-19-2011, 11:34 PM
Too bad there's not more black and less white on the frame... or just that nice rust color of the 135th anniversary PD. The Pure Drive is much more attractive.

T21D
02-20-2011, 05:55 AM
Once the release date is set,copped for sure.

ollinger
02-20-2011, 12:08 PM
flashfire
selling a commemorative racquet with a different graphic is "shameful"? Were you beaten as a child?

love15
02-21-2011, 12:01 AM
I spoke with the Babolat dudes, they are triyng to convince Rafa to play with in RG and Wimbledon, but he is not very keen, he dosn't want to change anything in the season.
probably will be Tsonga the testimonial.

L15

Babolast
02-21-2011, 12:04 AM
NikeUp you know/see anything new in regards to Adidas?

Aeropax
02-21-2011, 10:45 AM
I'd be paranoid that people from afar would think I was using a Pure Storm - not that it'd matter anyway.

domhas1
02-21-2011, 04:13 PM
That is a sweet looking stick...

flashfire276
02-21-2011, 07:31 PM
flashfire
selling a commemorative racquet with a different graphic is "shameful"? Were you beaten as a child?

It's called marketing. Marketing is already shameful as it is! Just saying! Haha.
But how I see it, it's nice to release a new model with new specs or whatever, even though it's probably worse than the earlier model. But it's just really clever how they just put a new paintjob on the exact same racquet, just so they can rename it as a new racquet. Attracts more customers, while hardly investing in anything else.

Djokolate
02-21-2011, 11:58 PM
phhhhh....
that stick is extremely ugly imo

leeuk22
02-22-2011, 12:01 AM
Aeropax what's wrong with the pure storm dude ??