Babolat Propulse 4 Shoe Playtest

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  1. TW Staff

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    ***The sign-up for both Playtest Opportunities are now CLOSED. We have all the playtesters we need. An email will be sent out Monday, February 18th to all who were selected for Playtest Opportunity #1. All emails have been sent out for those selected for Playtest Opportunity #2. Thank you.***

    Attention Talk Tennis Members:

    We have two very exciting playtest opportunities for our Talk Tennis members.

    Playtest Opportunity #1

    FOR ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TALK TENNIS MEMBERS- Babolat is hosting a footwear event for the new Propulse 4 shoes on Feb 23, 2013, from 12-3 pm at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club in Laguna Hills, CA. Four Talk Tennis members will be invited to participate in a clinic and receive a free pair of Babolat Propulse 4s to playtest. Playtesters who are picked will be notified via email with more details.(Please Note: Playtesters are responsible for transportation to and from event.)

    Playtest Opportunity #2

    FOR ALL USA TALK TENNIS MEMBERS- We will be sending out a very limited number of Babolat Propulse 4 shoes for a playtest. Playtesters will be responsible for wearing the shoes for the given time and writing a thorough review of the shoes. Playtesters who are picked will be notified via email. (Please Note: Shoes will be shipped out on February 20, 2013.)

    Failure to include ALL correct information in your email will result in exclusion from the selection process.

    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 pair of shoes posts a review.

    This playtest is FREE of charge. For Playtest Opportunity #2, the only thing that we ask of you is to post your findings in this thread. Your review is due by March 29, 2013. 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 shoe:
    How many hours did you play with the shoe?
    Comments on shoe performance:
    -comfort:
    -arch support:
    -stability/support:
    -ventilation:
    -sole durability:
    -toe durability:
    -traction:
    -weight:
    General reaction/comments on overall performance:

    Thanks,
    TW Staff

    ***The sign-up for both Playtest Opportunities are now CLOSED. We have all the playtesters we need. An email will be sent out Monday, February 18th to all who were selected for Playtest Opportunity #1. All emails have been sent out for those selected for Playtest Opportunity #2. Thank you.***
     
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  2. rdis10093

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    fingers crossed, I would do a boss review if given the chance!
     
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  3. Andyroo10567

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    Ohoho... Fingers crossed as well!
     
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  4. bosssauce

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    I would love too
     
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  5. mad dog1

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    Just curious...if someone is selected for playtest 2 and the shoes turn out to be too tight or too loose, can they send the shoes back to exchange for a bigger or smaller size?
     
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  6. hidude2009

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    Email sent, willing to write the review. Thanks TW!
     
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  7. grolson1993

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    Here's hoping! I really need a new pair of shoes, about to run out, so this would be awesome :)
     
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  8. njsigman

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    Email sent. Thanks in advance TW! :)
     
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  9. JDMasFCK

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    Hope I get in. Looking forward to comparing these to the Propulse 3 if I get chosen.
     
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  10. EastAngels2014

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    Email Sent, thanks TW, hope i get in!!!
     
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  11. frunk

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    Good thing I live down the street from nellie gail!
     
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    good luck ladies and gents.
     
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  13. darklore009

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    sent the email, looking forward on trying these. will do a comparison with the other shoes i wore: vapor 9s, air max cage, propulse 3s
     
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  14. djNEiGht

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    regardless if I get in or not...thanks for making such things available to the forum!
     
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  15. MomentumGT

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    What up Nathan! Maybe we can carpool lol :)

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  16. djNEiGht

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    ha...i signed up for #2 as the 23rd wouldn't work for me.

    maybe we'll have the same shoes at the eagle vista tourney/social on march 3
     
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  17. MomentumGT

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    Who are you guys playing this time around?

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  18. djNEiGht

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  19. Overdrive

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    Wow, I didn't know TW did this. I would love to try out these shoes and write a review!
     
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  20. neil1b

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    Thx TW for a great opportunity!
     
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  21. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    Thanks TW This is an awesome opportunity! I have had good experiences with my Propulse 2's and 3's in the past, and the 4's look very solid as well!
     
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  22. EastAngels2014

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    quick question, when will the conformation email be sent out?
     
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  23. Andyroo10567

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    Most likely the upcoming Wednesday-Saturday I'm assuming.
     
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    We will not be exchanging sizes. If you have any questions about fit, we can help out.

    EastAngels2014,

    Andyroo10567 is right sometime between Wednesday and Friday of this week.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  25. TahoeTennis

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    Alas, do they only go up to size 14? Run big? I wear a size 15 and have heard great things about the P3, but don't have many options (Usually just Adidas/Nike) in finding size 15 shoes.
     
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  26. jonnyjack

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    Hi Brittany,

    I keep reading that Babolat is half a size smaller and to go up half a size. I normally wear the adidas Barricade Team in a 10.5 so in my email I put size 11. Can someone at TW compare the fit from a 10.5 Barricade Team if I get chosen? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hi jonnyjack,

    We have yet to try on the Babolat Propulse 4's. We should be getting some samples to try on within the week and will update the fit if we find the sizing off.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  28. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Hey guys! I tried emailing you 3 times and I keep getting a server busy email telling me it won't send. What should I do?
     
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    We got your playtest application so you do not have to do anything!

    Brittany, TW
     
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  30. TW Staff

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    Unfortunately, size 14 is the highest Babolat goes.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  31. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Awesome! Thanks britt! My Stupid email's lying to me haha
     
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  32. darklore009

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    got a question, does the 6 month warranty apply during the playtest?
     
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  33. Andyroo10567

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    6 Month durability wouldn't apply for Playtest. They are merely asking you to use the shoes, in turn, give a review for the 1 month you had them for.
     
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  34. darklore009

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    oh ok. just follow the format that the tw playtester has done with most of the shoes?
     
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  35. Andyroo10567

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    For the review portion?
     
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  36. djNEiGht

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    wishful thinking that I'm going to be selected...

    I wear a size 12 in Asics GR3 and Nike Lunar Vapor 8s. Would they fit the same/true to size?

    Will keep my ears perked on your findings.

    Thank you.
     
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  37. tennis_enthusiast

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    What is the selection process? Out of curiosity, does it matter when you send in an email application? Or do you wait until all of the e-mails are in and then select?
     
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  38. Andyroo10567

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    Most likely first come first serve basis. As long as the first that came meet the requirements listed, there good to go. They announce when they are going to stop accepting email applications. Until then, just email away.
     
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  39. TW Staff

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    The selection process for smaller playtests like this one is based on numerous factors. We keep the application process open for a couple days (about 4-5 days) and collect all the information from the applicants. Once we close the application process, we go through and pick the playtesters based on factors like previous playtest reviews, interaction on the board, etc.


    Brittany, TW
     
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  40. ultradr

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    I currently use Propulse 3 which is,IMHO, uniquely low profile in front but kinda fat
    near heel. I would be very interested in how Babolat updated that unique
    profile.
     
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  41. MostDope

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    Has anyone recieved a confirmation email yet?
     
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  42. Overdrive

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    Not yet for me. I think I probably didn't get picked due to my inexperience on the board... :cry:
     
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  43. darklore009

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    dont think that way, you never know if you get picked or not. there might be another playtest later this year that you might get selected. who knows what playtest they're offering this year.
     
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  44. Overdrive

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    I've never heard of TW offering playtests to people of the board here so it's a first time. :)
     
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  45. darklore009

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    dont worry, there's plenty of playtest the appears randomly. just keep your eyes peeled for it
     
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  46. Andyroo10567

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    Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow morning as well. Emails should be sent before noon PST.
     
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  47. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    Sweet! I got an email! Shoes are shipping on the 20th! Thanks so much TW!
     
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    Congrats! I have been watching my email like a hawk haha
     
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  49. MostDope

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    Anyone else recieve anything? I am too anxious! A few minutes ago I got an email, and excitedly opened it to find a Uniqlo message. I was broken
     
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  50. Andyroo10567

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    Same here. Ive been carefully refreshing my email. LOL. Hope i got in at least.
     
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