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dewey2110
03-29-2006, 09:59 PM
I know this is the super old topic...but I'm trying to compare these two racquets
Pure Drive and Aeropro Drive. Anyone used or demoed them both?Which one would you recommend?What are the differences?Which one did you like?
Many thanks!

hpark927
03-29-2006, 10:40 PM
First of all, I like both. And one thing I can tell is you won't regret whichever you select if you want to use this type of racquets such as O3 white, DNX8, and possibly RDX300 or RDS001. Please note the following is just my own humble opinion comparing "only" these two sticks.

PD - swings lighter, more maneuvarable, comfortable and powerful
APD - stiffer, better control, more spin potential

I would rate in terms of TW's review categories as...

Overall - APD
Volley - PD
Top spin - APD
Slice - Tie
Ground stroke - APD for spin, PD for flat
Service - Tie
Feel - APD
Comfort - PD
Stability - APD
Maneuvarability - PD
Control - APD
Power - PD

Also I believe you've already done enough searches on this issue. Anyway, the followings are some of threads that I think might be useful.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=74921&highlight=poll+babolat

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=82391&highlight=poll+babolat

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=42946&highlight=poll+babolat

dennis1188
03-30-2006, 03:15 AM
I play currently w/ the APD 4 3/8, previously i hv also tried (and sold) the PD (strung w/ vs gut).
IMO, the APD is more flexible, APD much easier to generate topspin and kick serve, APD has lower swing wt, than the PD. Otherwise, the rackets r very similar specs. feel etc.cheers

The Pusher Terminator
03-30-2006, 03:59 AM
Everyone seems to think that the pd is more powerful. Everyone is wrong.

According to www.racquetsportsindustry.com the APD is more powerful.

This is porbably due to the fact that the APD is more aerodynamic and swings faster.

The PD and the APD are virtually the same racquet except that the APD is more maneuverable. I don't undrstand why anyone on earth would choose the PD. Maybe its because Roddick and most juniors use the PD.

Anyway here is the info from the last time this question was posed:


its interesting that everyone on this board feels the pure drive is more powerful than apd. The fact howerver is that

APD IS MORE POWERFUL!!!!!

APD power rating= 2325

PD power rating= 2222

check it out

http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200502/200502racquets.html apd


http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200503/200503racquet_map.html pd



http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com...cquet_map.html pd