Babolat AeroPro Drive vs. AeroPro Control

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by zorg, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. zorg

    zorg Professional

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    What are the differences between these rackets. Does the Control have less spin than the Drive? Also, is the Control noticebly better for volleys? I am an all court player, and volleys are just as important as ground-strokes. I tried the Drive and loved it on everything but volleys. If the Control is just a bit less power, and better on volleys, and nothing else changed, I think it might be my Holy Grail racket.
     
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  2. phat

    phat Rookie

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    APC is the best off the shelf Babolat racquet. Period.
     
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  3. tpduke112

    tpduke112 Rookie

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    APD>APC in my biased opinion.
     
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  4. kerplunker

    kerplunker Semi-Pro

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    its all player preference
     
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  5. Nyl

    Nyl Rookie

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    i think aeropro control plays more like a traditional racquet while aeropro drive feels a bit more like a 300+horse power japanese car..... whether u get it or not....
     
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  6. tennis4losers

    tennis4losers Semi-Pro

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    the aero feels weird when you swing it. I dont know how to explain it though.
     
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  7. SC in MA

    SC in MA Semi-Pro

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    I have both. The Control has a more solid feel to it. However its heavier and is noticeably less manueverable, which is why I prefer the Drive. I have no problem volleying with the Drive.

    What sort of volley problem do you have with the Drive? Could it be related to your string setup ?
     
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  8. TheSneakerologist

    TheSneakerologist Rookie

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    Ok the BASIC difference is.......The Drive is a tweener and the Control is a players racket. The control is also a more headlight racket resulting in better maneuverability at the net.
     
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  9. Rafa Nadal

    Rafa Nadal Semi-Pro

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    I like the Aeropro Drive (my current racquet)
    The best i ever played.
    For a few weeks i picked up the Aeropro Control, horrible!
    Felt to heavy, and is hard to swing after 10 minutes because of the weight.
     
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