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winstonplum
05-27-2011, 09:17 PM
Is it true that the new one is identical to the 2009 one? I just demoed the new one; damn, I loved it. Absolutely loved it. Granted I'm a total racquet ***** who's in the process of building up a pretty nice collection of used racquets. But anyway, why the new racquet two years later by Babolat if the specs are the same? Was the paintjob on the 2009 that bad? Or is this a common practice?

The Ripper
05-27-2011, 09:23 PM
I have the 2009 and 2010 versions of the Pure Storm - I really can't feel any difference, but I love the rackets - best I've ever had and I've tried just about everything out there.

I demoed the heavier versions and decided to stay with the 11 oz. version with the 98" head, plays amazing well.
:)

Fed Kennedy
05-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Best racquet on the market.

Hankenstein
05-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Best racquet on the market.

Well, even the GOAT (pistol pete) used this frame recently.. Then this frame must be the GOAT of racquets :)

Itīs a very nice frame. I have the 2009 version and waiting for the 2011 version , or 2011 paintjob so to say..

Ross K
05-28-2011, 04:30 AM
Ah, but here's the thing that interests me... you know the very first PST, the 'carbon x-treme' with predominantly black (and red/silver) cosmetics... wasn't this first version actually a good bit lighter than the versions which came after? Can anyone confirm (or deny) this? Anything else on the differences between the first and latter versions as well, though the weight issue interests me the most.

TIA

R

Bartelby
05-28-2011, 04:41 AM
No, it was exactly the same weight. It was soft in the throat and stiffer at the tip, whereas the new one is quite uniformly stiff.

pshulam
05-28-2011, 06:38 AM
why the new racquet two years later by Babolat if the specs are the same? Was the paintjob on the 2009 that bad? Or is this a common practice?
It could be one of the following reasons:
1. The racquet has gained wide acceptance. Thus, the need to change is not necessary.
2. R&D is behind or need more time to come up with something new or revolutionary.

ben123
05-28-2011, 06:55 AM
this link (tw member corner showed it in pros raquet section)

http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/racquetcontribution.php

this confuses me ..

there are 2 versions of pure storm tour gts available one with 2009 and one without the year just saying "pure storm tour gt"

and the big thing is both frames have different results Oo

what do u think of this?

ben123
06-02-2011, 03:53 AM
this link (tw member corner showed it in pros raquet section)

http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/racquetcontribution.php

this confuses me ..

there are 2 versions of pure storm tour gts available one with 2009 and one without the year just saying "pure storm tour gt"

and the big thing is both frames have different results Oo

what do u think of this?

any thoughts on this?

Power Player
06-02-2011, 05:40 AM
The PSTGT is GrOATy, just an amazing stick. I believe the 09 and 10 models are identical. I heard that straight from a Bab rep.

ben123
06-02-2011, 05:47 AM
The PSTGT is GrOATy, just an amazing stick. I believe the 09 and 10 models are identical. I heard that straight from a Bab rep.

i hope they are identical ^^

Power Player
06-02-2011, 05:53 AM
They are. Don't even worry about that. If you can find 09's on sale, that is the way to go.

parasailing
06-02-2011, 01:29 PM
This frame is amazing. I have demoed over 20 frames and so far this is my racquet of choice. It offers great stability, plow thru, control, and comfort.