Babolat Play & Connect racquet

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  1. davo81

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    Hi everybody,

    Does anybody have further information on the Babolat Play & Connect racquet that is due to be released in 2013? Initially I wasn't sure whether it would be a new separate racquet or whether it would become part of an existing racquet family - but when I saw that it says "AeroPro Drive" on the Play & Connect software screenshots that Babolat made available I started to realize that "the new Play & Connect racquet" and "the new AeroPro Drive" may in fact be one and the same racquet. Does anybody here have information that would confirm, or disprove, this hypothesis?

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    My guess is that part of the reason for changing the shaft to what they call a monocoque (one not two chambers) and the cortex was to make room for the device.

    So I think it will work from the pure drives onwards when it's released sometime next year.
     
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  3. davo81

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    Hi,

    Do I understand you correctly in that you're saying that the PD mold is now P&C ready, rather than the APC mold?

    The thing is that a new APC will come out in 2013... that's where I started wondering.

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     
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  4. T.P3D0R

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    What exactly is the purpose of play and collect? Sure, it collects some hitting data so that you can "analyze" your playing and improve upon it. However, does it just store data for location on the string bed you hit the ball and racket swing speed? Does it do anything else? If not, then how could this actually improve your game.

    Maybe for a player to improve they need to stop shanking the ball so much. A computer isn't necessary for this observation though.
     
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  5. davo81

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    Update: I've just heard from the Babolat sales rep who covers the area where I live. The Play & Connect racquet will most likely come out in August 2013, and at the beginning there will be only a single Play & Connect racquet, most likely in the PD family.
     
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  6. Bartelby

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    Strange - its pretty useless if it only comes with one racquet.
     
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    another marketing ploy
     
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  8. Bartelby

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    A $300 Pure Drive, undoubtedly.
     
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  9. davo81

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    Well I'd be willing to pay an extra $110 to get the first commercially available racquet that has sensors built in. Seems like a reasonable surcharge to me. But I'll wait and see which additional information will become available by then... I was kinda hoping that it would be released in early 2013... buying a tennis racquet in August when there are only two months left in the season is a bit strange.
     
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  11. luismi

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    Hi good afternoon, said Paul brainer according babolat reaponsable of Argentina in October it would start to be traded but I think q is that q was referring to the game's on facebook. On November 12 Exits the second track of the game to be chosen to test the babolat play and connect. Q I sincerely hope it goes on sale at the latest in January 2013 or even just up the device In the new aeroprodrive. If anyone knows anything of its ticket sales please communicate it. Thanks seguire attentive to post
     
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  12. hersito

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    Luismi, no se entiende mucho lo que pusiste, se nota que usaste google o algun traductor, si queres ponelo en castellano y te lo tradusco. saludos.

    Just offering to translate what he is trying to say for him to english.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    It can also detect spin and the type of spin.

    What more do you want? If you know where on the strings, how fast, and how spinny you are hitting the ball over the period of a match, isn't it good feedback?

    I would like to know if it can distinguish serves from groundies. Anybody have info on that?
     
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  14. luismi

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    Gracias hersito jejeje es q no ***** ni idea de ingles y utilizo eso. Soy de españa, lo q comentaba era q lei en una entrevista q el responsable de babolat en argentina habia dicho iban a comercializar la babolat play and connect en octubre pero estoy seguro q se referia al juego del facebook. Respecto al juego el dia 12 noviembre dan otra pista para elegir un ganador q pruebe la raqueta. Hay muchas conjeturas q si la tecnologia ira la aplicaran en la aeroprodrive nueva. Yo espero q la saquen a la venta en enero por q se me rompio mi aeroprodrive hace un mes y estoy esperando por ella. Un saludo
     
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  15. hersito

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    Ahi lo traduzco, saludo!
    Basically he is from spain and he read in an interview with Babolat CEO of argentina that there were going to be news about the stick in octouber, and they released the game to try it in octouber. The 12th of november they are picking the winner to try the racket. There are a lot of gossip that they might make the new APD with P&C technology. He is waiting for the stick to come around january because he broke his APD and is waiting to buy a new oen becasue he wants it with the C&P.
     
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    El 11 de diciembre finalizara el concurso para elegir quien probara la babolat play and connect, del 12 de noviembre al 11 de diciembre haran preguntas a los fans de babolat y se puntuara rapidez y precision. La pregunta es: el concurso acaba el 11 de diciembre y supuestamente la babolat aeroprodrive nueva sale a la venta el 12 diciembre, casualidad o no? Un saludo
     
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  18. luismi

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    Hoy me confirmaron desde tennis warehouse que para diciembre no esta previsto su lanzamiento pero q siga visitando la pagina a menudo. Deduzco q en enero podria salir a la venta. un saludo
     
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    English?

    puede utilizar el traductor de google.
     
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  20. luismi

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    oday I confirmed from Tennis Warehouse for December is not scheduled for release but q continue to visit the site often. Q gather in January could go on sale. a greeting
     
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  21. brownbearfalling

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    I wonder if it is going to be priced for the general consumer or tennis coaches. If the price is reasonable enough, it would be obtainable by the general public. But they could charge a ridiculous price which would orient it toward coaches who can benefit from it.
     
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  22. davo81

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    Brown, the price will be around $300. I think that's a great deal.
     
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  23. luismi

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    Alrededor de 250 € en europa
     
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  24. hersito

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    He was told from TW that launching is not scheduled for december but to keep visiting often so he deducts that is going to be available on january.
     
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  25. luismi

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    Gracias hersito, thank you hersito
     
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  26. luismi

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    Estamos en la segunda fase del concurso de babolat play and connect para probar una de las raquetas. Pero alguien tiene alguna pista de cuando saldra a la venta? un saludo
     
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    please, use the ****ing english language
     
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  28. luismi

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    We are in the second phase of the contest babolat play and connect to test one of the rackets. But someone has any clue when will be released? a greeting
     
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  29. luismi

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    The last thing babolat says, wait for January : A new question has been posted on Babolat Play&Connect The Game! Test your tennis knowledge and win a sneak preview of Babolat Play&Connect interactive tennis racquet, coming in 2013.
     
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  30. luismi

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    Is it known slightly newly of the babolat play and connect? Date of exit to the sale?
     
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  31. hersito

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    posiblemente marzo de 2013 no hay mucha informacion.
     
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  32. db10s

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    Yeah... I have to agree.
     
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  33. luismi

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    Hersito, wherefrom you extracted the information? I do not think that babolat extracts to the sale aeroprodrive and play and connect simultaneously.
     
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  34. luismi

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    Comienza la segunda fase del juego babolat play and connect en el facebook, estoy 3th de Europa.
     
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  35. luismi

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    It begins the second phase of the game babolat play and connect in the facebook, I am 3th of Europe.
     
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  36. luismi

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    Someone knows something of the babolat play and connect, in babolat have disappeared, the game of the facebook they it finished without ningun notice, Them q go on to the second phase of the game do not know anything, nobody answers to the messages. Does someone know something? Thank you
     
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  37. anhuynh16

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    Your post make absolutely no sense.. :confused I think they may of dropped the whole thing
     
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  38. db10s

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    I'll try to translate this to English.

    Someone knows something about Babolat. The Babolat Facebook game was abruptly ended without notice. The second phase of the game hasn't been publicized. Requests to Babolat for answers haven't been returned. Does anybody have info?

    That's how I interpreted it.
     
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  39. luismi

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    Thank you, I'm not speaking english
     
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  40. Bartelby

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    Never believe a software developer with a big budget.
     
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  41. cluckcluck

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    This whole Play and Connect just seems to have been a marketing spoof. I don't think the data would help you be a better player, it would just be interesting to know some of the numbers.

    The program would be just a vanity.
     
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  42. Bartelby

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    i think they can't make it work with an acceptable level of reliability.
     
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    "Q gather"

    Please explain the meaning of the phrase "Q gather"
     
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  44. cluckcluck

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    "I gather"

    10gathers
     
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  45. db10s

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    I would love for Daniel to chime in.
     
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  46. julian

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    It is a wrong place to put a post

    It is a wrong place to put a post for Daniel-pl try to put in another thread
     
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  47. db10s

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    Well some of us think its a "spoof"... So he should come to the thread and give us an answer. He's done it on other threads (without people asking for him IIRC). After all this thread is about BABOLAT. And I want ANSWERS... And HE would probably have the most info.
     
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  48. db10s

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    You mean it might weigh 20 grams off spec? :lol:
     
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  49. Babolat Official

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    Found you.

    The technology measures forehands, backhands, serves, etc. As well as spin (slice/topspin), sweet spot, and power. It's pretty cool. You will be able to compare these numbers to your friends...and more excitingly, you can see the numbers of the pros. I've only seen a prototype and in my opinion, the user interface will really determine if this is useful and fun (I hope it is). They are still finalizing the end product and I'll update once I get to play with it (if I am allowed to speak on the subject). We'll have some big media events/testing in the future. Thanks for the patience.
     
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    I think it would be interesting - thanks Daniel!
     
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