AeroPro Drive 2013 vs. Pure Drive 2012

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by AlfaAce, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. AlfaAce

    AlfaAce Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
    #1
  2. ArliHawk

    ArliHawk Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,897
    I've tried both and use the APD 2013. After demoing both, the APD just feels more forgiving. The stiffness ratings may be the same, but the APD feels more flexible.
     
    #2
  3. Dgdavid

    Dgdavid Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,002
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    did you try the Plus version of the 2013 ArliHawk?
     
    #3
  4. srvnvly

    srvnvly Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,038
    The twistweight is 14.17 for the PD, 14.05 for the new APD. It 'seems' like there is a little more plowthrough on the PD, and that is what I remember from demoing both.
     
    #4
  5. ArliHawk

    ArliHawk Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,897
    No, I just use the standard length.
     
    #5
  6. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    12,557
    Higher twistweight seems to a trend in the newer racquets, even when swingweight fluctuates. A different distribution of weight along the frame or does the technology actually work in this regard?
     
    #6
  7. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Michigan
    Bump bump bump bump....

    What are the differences in these two rackets?
     
    #7
  8. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    12,557
    It seems that the most often cited differences is that the apd has a higher swingweight and a softer feel on average. This gives the PD more easy power, especially on serves.
     
    #8
  9. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thanks for the quick reply. How do these two differ on groundstrokes?
     
    #9
  10. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    12,557
    I think you can get away with a shorter less powerful stroke with the PD, if that's what you need, but if you have longer strokes and fear over hitting then the APD would be slightly better.
     
    #10
  11. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Michigan
    Thanks a lot Bartelby! I have a western grip and fast swing style, basically your modern baseliner. I like a big sweet spot, easy power, but enough spin potential as well as a bit of control to go with it.
     
    #11
  12. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    12,557
    Then there is always the throat. Some don't like the APD, esp ohb, but I don't have an issue.
     
    #12
  13. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Michigan
    I don't mind it. It makes it feel unique. I switch between a 1 handed and 2 handed bh depending on the situation.
     
    #13
  14. Cengusiento

    Cengusiento Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    160
    PD 2012 is way more forgiving and has better plow-through.

    APD 2013 is stiffer for my test and much less confortable. Very weird feeling, doesn't like at all.
     
    #14
  15. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Michigan
    Yeah I felt like the pd had a very solid feel for such a low SW...I'm worried that I would miss the crisp response of my pro open if I switch to the aero, which is said to feel slightly flexy. I enjoy a stiffer feel.
     
    #15

Share This Page