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austro
02-26-2006, 08:58 AM
Sorry for an ignorant question but could someone tell me what a Babolat racquet equivalent to say a Dunlop 300G would be ? Would save me much trial and error to know in advance. I've never had a babolat and am not familiar with their product line-up.

many thanks!

bluegrasser
02-26-2006, 09:32 AM
The 300G is much different animal than the Babolot PD, less power, with more feel, also more control IMO. To me there's no racquet that hits like the PD, but try it and find out.

austro
02-26-2006, 11:25 AM
Thanks. I like the feel and control of the 300G. I changed to it from a big, beginners, head heavy Hyper Hammer, I am quite happy with it. Was just curious about the Babolat ones. I can never sit still...

Nothing like the 300G in their line-up?

clay_court_specialist
02-26-2006, 11:27 AM
out of any of the rackets in their line up, my guess would be the pure storm 98" version...the specs are the closest out of any of the babolat rackets.

bluegrasser
02-26-2006, 12:16 PM
Hey Clay Court - still hitting with those PD's I sent you ?

austro
02-26-2006, 12:26 PM
Thanks clay court - that was the answer I was looking for! I will check it out!

austro
02-26-2006, 12:37 PM
Wow - I just read TripleB's comparative review on TW between the Pure Storm and the 300G! What low marks he gave the Dunlop! And I do pretty well with it. Now I just HAVE to demo the BB PS and see what I can do with it. Such rave reviews about it!

Anyone else here play it?

DANMAN
02-26-2006, 12:46 PM
I am a long time PD user. I will be doing a comparative review between the Pure Storm, nBlade, and another racket (not sure what got sent yet). I am looking forward to hitting with the storm. I will definitely report back as I get to play with it.

FuriousYellow
02-26-2006, 02:07 PM
I have a 300g and I'm demoing the Pure Storm this week in fact.

It feels nothing like the 300g. The Pure Storm feels cushiony compared to the 300g which transmits a lot of vibration (too much for my tastes). The 300g feels stiff despite it's 63 flex rating

The 300g feels underpowered at times and the Pure Storm seems overpowered. I'd guess the 300 is a the lower end and the Pure Storm at the high of what's interrupted as "low-medium" power. Sometimes the ball would just fly off the strings of the Pure Storm and surprise me. I guess it must be the woofer grommets in action as opposed to the 300g which is just your basic no frills graphite frame.

It was fun to play with the Pure Storm, but it would take me a lot longer than a week to adjust to playing with all that added power.

austro
02-26-2006, 02:26 PM
hhmm - maybe all that added power would do me some good? I always thought it was me but maybe it is a racquet issue after all. A lot of my topspin shots just land on the baseline even if I whack the hell out them! And a lot of people are saying the 300G is underpowered. It's funny to read the many negative comments on it given that I have done so well with it (save for the lack of power).

I didn't have any problem with vibration either but I do use the big Dunlop dampener.