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kiwiconman
05-09-2011, 02:59 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_Pure_Drive_GT_135th_Anniversary/descpageRCBAB-BPD135.html

The price of the red Pure Drive GT has been reduced to $149.

I am currently using the regular (blue) Pure Drive GT and I've been thinking of buying a backup racquet. Does anyone own of these 135th Anniversary racquets? Do they play exactly identical to the blue ones?

luishcorreia
05-09-2011, 03:26 PM
I had 2 of these racquets. I sold them recently and went back to vantage.

They are great racquets. As far as I could tell they play like the blue ones.

They're great if you're "that" type of player. It was just too mutch power for me.

Vantage all the way :)

flashfire276
05-09-2011, 03:46 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_Pure_Drive_GT_135th_Anniversary/descpageRCBAB-BPD135.html

The price of the red Pure Drive GT has been reduced to $149.

I am currently using the regular (blue) Pure Drive GT and I've been thinking of buying a backup racquet. Does anyone own of these 135th Anniversary racquets? Do they play exactly identical to the blue ones?

They're not exactly identical. I think the 135th model is a bit head heavier because of the bumper guard (PDGT has holes, while 135th doesn't).
Of course, a PD is a PD. If it's only a backup, consider getting a used one maybe? You can get a used PDGT for maybe $90ish on the boards. But if you're gonna go with this, just know it's not the exact same racquet. Some people have both, and tried to match them, but it doesn't play the exact same. But whatever you want!

WitheringDemise
05-09-2011, 09:10 PM
These have been $120+tax at my local proshop for like..8 months haha

kiwiconman
05-09-2011, 11:51 PM
These have been $120+tax at my local proshop for like..8 months haha

Where is your pro shop??

Shangri La
05-10-2011, 12:08 AM
Interesting pricing.... why would anybody buy a regular PD when you can get a special edition for a lower price...

Agent Orynge
05-10-2011, 12:09 AM
I'm guessing the cost of lead paint went down.

Shangri La
05-10-2011, 07:15 AM
I'm guessing the cost of lead paint went down.

Then why isnt Babolat dropping price on other current models? Why arent other manufacturers, Volkl/Head/Wilson/Prince/etc, dropping price on their current models?

Are you saying Babolat specifically chose a different type of paint, lead paint, only on this anniversary edition so they can sell at a lower price?

Try again.

bluetrain4
05-10-2011, 07:19 AM
Not that I'm a huge PDR afficianado, but I actually thought the Anniversary version played slightly better. But, it's probably all in my head.

Anyway, it's a great deal for someone who wants a PDR at a cheaper price. I wouldn't worry too much about the minimal differences if there are any.

Agent Orynge
05-10-2011, 08:43 AM
Then why isnt Babolat dropping price on other current models? Why arent other manufacturers, Volkl/Head/Wilson/Prince/etc, dropping price on their current models?

Are you saying Babolat specifically chose a different type of paint, lead paint, only on this anniversary edition so they can sell at a lower price?

Try again.

Did I say something offensive?

flashfire276
05-10-2011, 08:48 AM
Then why isnt Babolat dropping price on other current models? Why arent other manufacturers, Volkl/Head/Wilson/Prince/etc, dropping price on their current models?

Are you saying Babolat specifically chose a different type of paint, lead paint, only on this anniversary edition so they can sell at a lower price?

Try again.

I think Agent Orange was just joking.
But the only reason Babolat is dropping the price on the 135 PD only is because Babolat sopped making them already, which is why it's a limited edition. So TW is just selling their extras to clear their stock.

Shangri La
05-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Did I say something offensive?

Were my questions difficult to answer?

Agent Orynge
05-10-2011, 10:48 AM
I think Agent Orange was just joking.
But the only reason Babolat is dropping the price on the 135 PD only is because Babolat sopped making them already, which is why it's a limited edition. So TW is just selling their extras to clear their stock.

Wink wink, nudge nudge. ;)

An electron walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "How much for a drink?". The bartender replies, "For you? No charge."

flashfire276
05-11-2011, 07:40 PM
Wink wink, nudge nudge. ;)

An electron walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "How much for a drink?". The bartender replies, "For you? No charge."

What do midgets use to cut their pizza?
Little caesars! xD
(for those that don't know, that's a pizza house)

Agent Orynge
05-11-2011, 11:13 PM
A particularly crappy pizza house at that.

MAXXply
05-12-2011, 03:19 AM
The racket's cosmetics look awesome up close - much better than from a website image. Babolat should make red the permanent colour of the standard Pure Drives, just for easier differentiation. Then a limited edition one in "Sampras Black" would be an easy money maker as well.

MAXXply
05-12-2011, 03:19 AM
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