Babolat AeroPro Racquet Playtest

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  1. TW Staff

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    ***The sign-up for this playtest is now CLOSED. We have all the playtesters we need. An email will be sent out by Thursday, November 15th to all who were selected. Thank you.***

    Attention Talk Tennis Members:

    We will be sending out a very limited number of AeroPro Drive and AeroPro Lite racquets for a playtest. This playtest is only for U.S.A Talk Tennis members.


    **Please indicate if you want it strung with a Babolat XCel or RPM Blast. We are not taking tension requests, nor are we taking requests for which racquet you will receive. Also, we cannot accept requests that do not include all the information listed above**

    We select playtesters based on a number of factors, including past performance on playtests. Due to the very limited number of samples, we will not be able satisfy the large majority of requests. It is absolutely essential that everyone who receives a racquet posts a review and then returns the frame.

    This playtest is FREE of charge. The only thing that we ask of you is to post your findings in this thread. Your review is due on December 14, 2012. We ask you return the racquet by December 20, 2012. Failure to do so will result in being charged in full for the racquet as well as being excluded from future playtests. If you do not post a review, or if your review is clearly lacking effort, you will be excluded from future playtests.

    Please use the following to write your review:

    Tennis experience/background:
    Describe your playing style (i.e. serve & volley):
    Current racquet/string:
    Racquet model tested:
    How many hours did you play with the racquet?
    Comments on racquet performance:
    -groundstrokes:
    -serves:
    -volleys:
    -serve returns:
    General reaction/comments on overall performance:

    Thanks,
    TW Staff

    ***The sign-up for this playtest is now CLOSED. We have all the playtesters we need. An email will be sent out by Thursday, November 15th to all who were selected. Thank you.***
     
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  2. tennis_enthusiast

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  3. tistrapukcipeht

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    Just a question:

    What happens if the racquet breaks (on a mishit overhead)?? I have heard these racquets break easily.
     
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  4. Cup8489

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    Assuming one recieves the frame, is a return shipping sticker provided? I assume so, but just checking.
     
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  5. EastAngels2014

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    email sent
     
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  6. ArliHawk

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    Email sent.
     
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  7. db10s

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    email sent... Hope I got in..... Looking forward to comparing this to the previous versions to see the differences...
     
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  8. db10s

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    TW, will you be sending out confirmation e-mails since it is a racket playtest, as opposed to a string playtest?
     
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  9. EastAngels2014

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    same here!!! I use the older version right now
     
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  10. db10s

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    I'm even more excited because I've been somewhat critical of the newer versions and have heard better things about this version.
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    Sent in my request earlier. Here's hoping I am chosen.

    -SF
     
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    Email sent.
     
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    Email sent.
     
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  14. Stringers

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    Email Sent!
     
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  15. zapvor

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    can i request chris or spencer to fly out for my playtest? i need a good baseline to judge the demo :p (i will cover the court cost)
     
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  17. tyu1314

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    Email sent´╝îeventhough i dont know why people do this:)
     
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  18. zapvor

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    come to think of it, i think TW should have playtesters post like a 3 min video review to ensure quality control.
     
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  19. Andyroo10567

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    Hmmm. Something that caught my eye here. I'll attempt to make it. hopefully.
     
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  20. shaneno

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    Email has been sent. Hope I'm chosen.
     
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  21. RD 7

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    Babolat probably thought they were doing this as a promotional event.

    (Maybe better to email questions like this)
     
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  22. athleticstennis

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    Email sent.
     
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  23. darklore009

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    email sent, looking forward on trying it. =)
     
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  24. TW Staff

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    If it truly breaks on accident, there is nothing you can do and just send it back. However, we are definitely able to tell when a racquet is broken on accident or on purpose (all of us have broken a racquet or two in our life time shhhh!).

    Yes, a return shipping sticker will be included.

    Yes, we will be sending out a confirmation to the selected playtesters.


    I forwarded your request to Chris and Spencer. We will have to wait and see what they have to say.


    Brittany, TW
     
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  25. darklore009

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    what grip size that the demo rackets will be at?
     
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    The grip size will be 4 3/8.


    Brittany, TW
     
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    When will you send out confirmation emails?
     
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  28. darklore009

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    what tension will the rackets will be at?
     
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    Confirmation emails will be sent out in the next couple days.

    The tension will be what we string our demos at. If the playtester selects XCel, the racquet will be strung at mid +2 lbs. If the playtester selects RPM Blast, the racquet will be strung at mid -2 lbs.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  30. zapvor

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    yesssssssssssss! thanks brittany! come on chris dont be a puss;)
     
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    Update:

    The sign-up for this playtest is now CLOSED. We have had an abundance of willing participants and look forward to hearing all your responses. An email will be sent out by Thursday, November 15th to all who were selected with the playtest racquet following a week later. Thank you.


    Brittany, TW
     
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  32. darklore009

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    when does the racket will ship? does it ship after the confirmation date?
     
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  33. TW Staff

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    The racquet will ship around the same time as the confirmation email.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  34. zapvor

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  35. Andyroo10567

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    Let the waiting begin..
     
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  36. db10s

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    Checking email constantly..... I want a list of who got in and who didn't so the suspense can end....
     
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  37. cluckcluck

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    Trying to get on her good side eh Zapvor? :grin:
     
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  38. cluckcluck

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    Confirmation emails said to go out thursday...so checking constantly now is pointless.
     
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  39. db10s

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    It says BY Thursday.
     
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  40. Andyroo10567

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    Your sneaky sly eyes there! Ha. Who knows. Maybe it worked. There is always a lesson to be learned!
     
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  41. Andyroo10567

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    I'm imagining to myself that what if all the members chosen were all "green" members and the rest were denied or ignored. :O
     
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  42. zapvor

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    oh hahahha.. actually i would like to hit with brittany:p

    by the way just fyi i did not apply for the playtest. you can ask TW for proof if you dont believe me
     
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  43. zapvor

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    lol dude...chill out. its just a playtest
     
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  44. Andyroo10567

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    Funny thought. I'm just pretty hyped..... Looking forward for the new APD
     
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  45. zapvor

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    oh ok. well it wont be long. personally, its just a new paintjob
     
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  46. cluckcluck

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    Plus more swingweight and a little less stiff with the active cortex.
     
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  47. zapvor

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    active cortex......
     
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  48. p3t33rR

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    Hi, im a huge fan of the aeropro and i didnt know about this playtest, is there any chance theres still more available?
     
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  49. Andyroo10567

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    Sadly, its too late.
     
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    Did anybody get an email yet?
     
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