Babolat Pure Drive Team - Re-launch in 2012?

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  1. richsox

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    Hi TW,

    Do you guys get any feedback on the demand of this racket (3rd generation Pure Drive)?

    I know there is a cult following for it (I am one of them and would dearly love to get my hands on a new 3rd generation PD Team Grip 3), and I wonder if Babolat would ever re-launch it, as I am sure that they would sell a ton of them!

    Have you ever had the conversation with your Babolat reps?

    My hunt goes on in the meantime. I never buy 2nd hand rackets by the way, but I know some are available in the used market.

    By the way, I asked Babolat Europe this question, and the answer I got was if I gave them a big enough size order (very minimum 500 rackets), they "might" consider it. I think this was there way of saying no to little ol Joe Public me, but perhaps the "might" of a global powerhouse distributor like TW would get a different reply - worth a try?? Amd I am sure you guys would easuly shift 500 of them.......

    let me kow what you decide please ;-)


    Thanks

    Rich
     
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  2. azn_lefty_roddick_jr

    azn_lefty_roddick_jr Rookie

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    Doubt it... But if they did remake the PD Teams, I would probably sell my car and buy 80 of them; there is nothing like them around!
     
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  3. richsox

    richsox Rookie

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    I'm with you all the way...........shame that these manufacturers feel the need to change something that's already a Big Hit, and in excellent form as is........kevlar/Graphie mix, is undeniabbly acknowledged as a great composite, so why add a rinky dinky plastic strip and call it cortex, and change the composite material to Graphite/Tungsten...........?????????
     
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  4. MagicMT

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    only 500? that should be really easy to do. make it happen TW! btw, i have five 3rd gen pure drive teams. :)
     
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  5. azn_lefty_roddick_jr

    azn_lefty_roddick_jr Rookie

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    Do you happen to have any in 27.5", and 4-3/8 grip size? I've wanted to replace the one I broke for the longest time. :(
     
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  6. cnr1guy

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    I'd buy 3-4 of them if they rereleased them
     
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  7. 14OuncesStrung

    14OuncesStrung Rookie

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    Isn't the Pure Drive Lite GT essentially the same racquet as the old PD Team?
     
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  8. MagicMT

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    i have 2 of exactly those that i just got over the weekend from these forums. they are pretty hard to find, but not impossible. it took me several months of actively looking. good luck!
     
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  9. azn_lefty_roddick_jr

    azn_lefty_roddick_jr Rookie

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    Grr, I SAW those on sale on the forum the other day, but it was already sold! I guess you're the lucky one who got them! It's like a unicorn for me at this point, lol.
     
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  10. richsox

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    I'd pay good money if I could put my hands on a new one - what a treasure that would be to find!

    You know someone out there somewhere probably has one laying around in their closet, but just doen't realise the money it could get
     
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  11. TopspinAce

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    If you had to choose a better Racket for you,

    Aero Pro Drive GT
    or
    Pure Drive GT
     
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  12. jorel

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    cuz its cheaper....take a look at the new/old slaz
     
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