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Bud
05-26-2011, 04:20 PM
How many TT'ers are currently using any version of the APD?

Topaz
05-26-2011, 04:35 PM
GT here!

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NewTennisGuy
05-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Im getting two soon ... lol i forgot which model, buying them from a good friend of mine >.<

Bud
05-26-2011, 07:21 PM
Come on.. gotta be more than 4 peeps :)

GorillaPeanuts
05-26-2011, 09:21 PM
Used since release works wonders.

flashfire276
05-26-2011, 09:31 PM
Original. The most chunky and thick feeling racquet ever!
I actually sold it, but my friend still lets me hold onto it, since it's a great backup. So I got a free $70! =)

Fed Kennedy
05-26-2011, 11:02 PM
I am always intrigued by this racquet as it is the only racquet I see goated by soccer moms, high school jv, college and world #1s simultaneously. I think it must have some magic power. But every time I hit it I struggle to get good power and consistency...maybe I dont have the right grips or my mojo is off or maybe there is a customization secret?

okdude1992
05-26-2011, 11:06 PM
i use the gt. wish i could get a hold of some new originals though

Bud
05-26-2011, 11:18 PM
i use the gt. wish i could get a hold of some new originals though

I like the GT's more than the originals. I sold both originals when the new GT's were introduced in February 2010

I am always intrigued by this racquet as it is the only racquet I see goated by soccer moms, high school jv, college and world #1s simultaneously. I think it must have some magic power. But every time I hit it I struggle to get good power and consistency...maybe I dont have the right grips or my mojo is off or maybe there is a customization secret?

The beauty of the frame is the stock specs and the potential for customization. Mine are currently at 340g (12.0 oz.) and 9 pts. HL.

Fed Kennedy
05-26-2011, 11:51 PM
That is a really nice spec bud, how do you arrive at that? Are you a full western fh 2hbh type guy? (I have more classical ******* strokes)

TennisandMusic
05-27-2011, 12:05 AM
Well you know I use the GT. We should play again sometime.

Bud
05-27-2011, 12:14 AM
Well you know I use the GT. We should play again sometime.

Send me an email :)

nalvarado
05-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Oh I'm the only cortex user?

doctor dennis
05-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Proud owner of the GT. My GROAT!!!!

flashfire276
05-27-2011, 10:38 AM
Oh I'm the only cortex user?

I swear, there's billions of APDC users in every corner! Kinda annoying for me though, it's like an army of yellow spin monsters!

flashfire276
05-27-2011, 10:40 AM
That is a really nice spec bud, how do you arrive at that? Are you a full western fh 2hbh type guy? (I have more classical ******* strokes)

Here's Bud's thread of the most epic racquet customization.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=357497

Bud
05-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Here's Bud's thread of the most epic racquet customization.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=357497

Yeah, these are now sweet frames at 27". I've also gone back to full poly (Isospeed baseline Spin 17) from full gut (Global) with no arm issues. I think the trick to preventing arm issues with poly is to simply restring after 12-15 hours. In the past (3-4 years ago), I'd have poly in the frame for months since I rarely break strings.

The silicone is great for adding more semi-permanent tailweight to the frame for a bit more HL-ness. Although, it seems even more comfortable and solid it would be hard to definitely say that the silicone has removed any excess vibration from the frame.

Larrysümmers
05-27-2011, 11:53 AM
i like the APDC my friend let me use his for a set. really enjoyed it

mrtrinh
05-27-2011, 12:13 PM
just bought 2 apdgt's... i keep coming back to them no matter how many times i sell them

Thepowerofchoice
05-27-2011, 12:48 PM
AeroPro Drive GT French Open (my first Babolat ever:))

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/Babolat/IMG_5199.jpg

flashfire276
05-27-2011, 01:09 PM
AeroPro Drive GT French Open (my first Babolat ever:))

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/Babolat/IMG_5199.jpg

Everytime I see this post, and I can't help but feel a bit jealous.... xD
Amazing buy man. It probably looks even better in person than in pictures, right?

HurricaneDominic
05-27-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm not an fan of the 2nd Generation APD with Cortex, the white and yellow is just a little too .. bland.
I, however, really like the APD GT, love the light blue streak and the yellow and black!
I wish the Pure Drive colour scheme was a little more upbeat.

flashfire276
05-27-2011, 01:18 PM
Come on!! There has to be more APD Original users out there!!!

Up&comer
05-27-2011, 02:55 PM
Come on!! There has to be more APD Original users out there!!!

Nahhhh. I need a nice, stiff, racket.

Devilito
05-27-2011, 03:12 PM
Come on!! There has to be more APD Original users out there!!!

there might be if they still sold em!

quest01
05-27-2011, 05:00 PM
GT version

grimmbomb21
05-27-2011, 05:07 PM
Cortex. Looking for one original. Hated the GT.

Ross K
05-28-2011, 04:40 AM
Bud, flash, all,

Come on!! There has to be more APD Original users out there!!!

Yep... I've been an on/off user of the APD Original for around a year... have had issues finding the right mods/specs for me (currently at 2g @ 12 and 7g fishing weight in butt, and am about to add further 2g @ 12).. it's a fantastic frame IMO for b-liners after added oomph and spin... and of course Rafa hasn't done too badly wielding it :) ... BTW, also have a APD/C, which I've played with less.


like the GT's more than the originals. I sold both originals when the new GT's were introduced in February 2010

What do you prefer about the GT over the Orig?


R

purple-n-gold
05-28-2011, 04:47 AM
3 APDC's, 2 modded w/ silicone and lead, 1 RG edition soon to be added:)

Up&comer
05-28-2011, 04:49 AM
Bud, flash, all,



Yep... I've been an on/off user of the APD Original for around a year... have had issues finding the right mods/specs for me (currently at 2g @ 12 and 7g fishing weight in butt, and am about to add further 2g @ 12).. it's a fantastic frame IMO for b-liners after added oomph and spin... and of course Rafa hasn't done too badly wielding it :) ... BTW, also have a APD/C, which I've played with less.




What do you prefer about the GT over the Orig?

R

There's a little more power and stability

Bud
05-28-2011, 04:40 PM
Bud, flash, all,

Yep... I've been an on/off user of the APD Original for around a year... have had issues finding the right mods/specs for me (currently at 2g @ 12 and 7g fishing weight in butt, and am about to add further 2g @ 12).. it's a fantastic frame IMO for b-liners after added oomph and spin... and of course Rafa hasn't done too badly wielding it :) ... BTW, also have a APD/C, which I've played with less.

What do you prefer about the GT over the Orig?

R

More stability and less vibration

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So far 32 people in the poll

flashfire276
05-28-2011, 07:53 PM
Bud, flash, all,



Yep... I've been an on/off user of the APD Original for around a year... have had issues finding the right mods/specs for me (currently at 2g @ 12 and 7g fishing weight in butt, and am about to add further 2g @ 12).. it's a fantastic frame IMO for b-liners after added oomph and spin... and of course Rafa hasn't done too badly wielding it :) ... BTW, also have a APD/C, which I've played with less.




What do you prefer about the GT over the Orig?


R

Hey Ross!
I suggest you try out my blacked out Aero Storm. =DD
All joking aside, the GT is more solid and stable. But of course, you know the thick and pure feel of the APD Original. Both still identical in terms of performance aspects, which is no surprise.

flashfire276
05-28-2011, 07:55 PM
I swear that there should be at least 300+ people choosing the APDC. I think it was the #1 Sold Racquet back in 08-09? And you see legions of them everywhere.

ucr_tennis90
05-28-2011, 08:05 PM
my primary is the original, my first backup is the GT, and my third backup (which i rarely use) is the cortex.

they all play similar enough that i can switch between them, but i really prefer the feel of the original the best.

Bud
05-30-2011, 09:54 PM
AeroPro Drive GT French Open (my first Babolat ever:))

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr84/thepowerofchoice/Babolat/IMG_5199.jpg

How do ya like it?

origmarm
05-31-2011, 01:10 AM
my primary is the original, my first backup is the GT, and my third backup (which i rarely use) is the cortex.

they all play similar enough that i can switch between them, but i really prefer the feel of the original the best.

UCR, on a totally unrelated note I know but....

Is that your car in your profile picture? Looks amazing!

[d]ragon
06-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Just alittle fun fact: The APD GT Plus is the 3rd best selling racquet in the US
Didn't know that many people liked the Plus