Babolat Pure Drive 2013 swing weight

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ohcaptain, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. ohcaptain

    ohcaptain Rookie

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    Hi,
    Have you noticed the new Babolat Pure Drive 2013 being so close in specs to the GT, has a much lower swingweight? 308 vs the 327 from the GT.
    Does anyone has an explanation for this?!
     
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  2. db10s

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    There is no 2013 PD... And the answer would be weight distribution.
     
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  3. Bartelby

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    Its getting a bit annoying as to how to actually name certain racquets.
     
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  4. Nostradamus

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    yes you are correct on that. and this has been discussed at length in another thread called AERO pro 2013 racket test or something like that. and yes you are correct in SW being lower and TW racket test Video mentions this. Play the racket test video too.
    I think Babolat put most of the weight in the middle in the throat instead of on top of the head and handle, this makes Swing weight lighter.
     
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  5. ohcaptain

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    Sorry, i meant Pure Drive GT and Pure Drive 2012, as you might have noticed.
    I understand what you say about balance, but what intrigues me is also that both 4 pts HL, while having that big difference in swingweight I mentioned.
    Have to check on that video you mentioned....
     
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