Babolat Play & Connect racquet

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  1. luismi

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    where is the Babolat play and connect? I hope no more, I buy head
     
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  2. Anton

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    Response much appreciated! Keep us posted ;)
     
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  3. luismi

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    My patience was exhausted, I bought the head tomorrow grapheno. I'm tired of waiting for news of the Babolat play and connect and nothing nothing nothing since January
     
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  4. Bartelby

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    It's coming up to the one year anniversary of the technology's announcement and still no product
     
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  5. Beeboywhoo

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    Big part of the delay I'm hearing is because they are fighting to make this stick legal... As of now I heard its deemed illegal due to "coaching"
     
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  6. Anton

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    ?? Knowing how fast your racket swings is coaching? Seems spurious
     
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  7. Sander001

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    On court coaching is illegal but I thought this thing just uploads data to your computer when you get home from tennis. :confused:
     
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  8. Beeboywhoo

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    That's just what I heard from people in the know. I'm sure babolat probably has an iPhone app to sync with. Not saying anyone actually checks their phones in between sets
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    There are only rules if you're competing so there is a huge market to sell to before they have even tbother to get it cleared for competiition.
     
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    During an ATP event a player wanted to know how many double faults he had, so he asked the umpire who said that he could only tell him after the match.
     
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  11. woodrow1029

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    That has nothing to do with coaching. It's because the scoring computer device doesn't show the running total. Only after the match can you look at the stats or at the printed scorecard to get that number.

    If it's at an event like a futures or another event where the umpire is using a written scorecard instead of a computer, we can just count up the "D" on our card and let them know.
     
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  12. rosewall4ever

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    apparrently hearing from a interview of Eric babolat at RG 2013 radio say they will release (or more info of it) the babolat play at Usopen....this might be interesting development in the future of tennis analysis...though i still have doubts...

    http://www.gizmag.com/rafael-nadal-...ay--connect-interactive-tennis-racquet/22699/

    "This is a connected and communicating racquet that will give players information they can use to improve performance or just have fun sharing with other passionate tennis players," said Babolat Chairman and CEO, Eric Babolat. The electronic racquet is due to go on sale in 2013 for an estimated price of around €250 (approximately US$313).

    i hope they come in midsize...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JP5VZ4x5w
     
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  13. Bartelby

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    This device will never fly.
     
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  14. rosewall4ever

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    i imagine the electronics would need to be pretty rugged given we all know racquets do get a lot of abuse... iwonder what a temper tantrum would do to all that data that is stored.lol. Maybe register as 'System error'. And how will it cope with frequent restringers....
     
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  15. Sander001

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    In the very near future, you'll be able to do firmware updates to improve your racquet.
     
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  16. Bartelby

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    If you look at the reviews of the adidas mi-coach device on this website, you'll see how bad that thing is and this proposed device is far more complex.
     
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  17. v-verb

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    If it works I'll get one. $300 is $$ but not a deal-breaker
     
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  18. Overdrive

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    I hope you're being sarcastic.

    Another gimmick from a racquet company. We already know that someone out there will buy this.. but I hope they lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars on this idea. $300 is a complete waste of money on One racquet.

    Also, fire the people who thought of this idea!
     
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  19. v-verb

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    I said IF it works and gets good reviews. If it's a piece of crap, I'm not shelling out the shekels
     
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  20. Fuji

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    Just be grateful you don't live in Japan! Rackets are on average around that price point there, if my memory serves me correctly.

    -Fuji
     
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  21. Overdrive

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    Wasn't Japan rated as "The Most Expensive Company in the World"?

    Yeah, I'm not a fan on metropolitan cities either.
     
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  22. Fuji

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    I'm going to assume you meant "country", but it wouldn't surprise me if that was true!

    Haha I find them rather interesting. I've spent a lot of time in New York, and although the way of life there is appealing, it's a little too "busy" for my taste. :razz:

    -Fuji
     
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  23. Overdrive

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    I meant that. :p

    I see, NYC is the London of the US- an open sewer.

    :)
     
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  24. sureshs

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    I am waiting for the racket to come out
     
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  25. janm

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    So when is this thing gonna come out?
     
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  26. palmerop

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    It s all about the execution, really. The idea is good. Power meters for bicycles are really expensive yet they sell and get good reviews. Hearth rate monitors have a lot of bad reviews in spite of the fact that they are dirt cheap now. People really want these tools.
    The PD Play is a great idea. Now we have to see how Babolat did. It looks like a difficult task to me and I hope it works...
     
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  27. Bartelby

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    I'd agree it's about the execution and I'm sure that they'll get it right, but I won't be an early adopter.

    I also would have hoped it would be modular like micoach. A device you can put into several Babloat racquets.
     
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  28. palmerop

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    The one I have seen by decathlon is so big that absolutely nobody on this forum would ever consider playing with one.... I posted the link to it a while ago.

    Has to be something that does not affect the properties of a racquet too much...
     
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