Babolat Pure Storm 2013... New Tech?

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  1. Hankenstein

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    No new Pure Storms 2013. Heard straight from Babolat.

    Its also easy to see because IF there was to be any new for 2013 we would have seen the first samples of them by now...
     
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  2. lidoazndiabloboi

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking too.
     
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  3. parasailing

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    Glad no new racquet till 2014 otherwise it's going to be more money spent on racquets.
     
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  4. Zolar

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    Replacement for Pure Control

    Okay, this is an old racquet. I haven't been paying attention to the new racquets buy mine is now 7 years old and I think I might need a new one. I tend to scrape the ground too much, probably picking up balls.

    Which Babolat racquet replaces the Pure Control? I like my old Control because it's head light yet fairly heavy overall. I understand this is what makes it easy on my arm. At least, I haven't had arm problems since I started using it.

    Would love to hear any suggestions.

    Thanks!
     
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  5. DonBot

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    I am not the only one to experience this....check out the reviews on the racquet...to be fair I have it strung it with a full poly in the low 60s, but I find I am launching the ball into space if I go with anything lower...I tend to prefer low powered player frames that allow me to supply all the juice myself. For the last few summers I keep thinking I will try it out and I manage to make it about a week before te makes me give it up.
     
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  6. parasailing

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    I have a Pure Control Team version which is the predecessor to the Pure Storm and Pure Storm GT series. They all do a good job of balancing the racquet and offering a solid feel. The Pure Control is a stiffer than the Pure Storm GT and to me, feels a bit harsher on the arm. It is more solid when returning serve bombs and volleying but I like the plush feel of the Pure Storm GT series more and willing to trade a bit more solid feel for one that feels plush.
     
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  7. Babolat Official

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    How reliable is this guy, babolat staff havent tended to pop up withposts like this in the past to my knowlage, is the info legit?

    Send Babolat a message on twitter or facebook, and I will respond and try to answer your questions or put you in touch with the product team.


    This guy isnt even stating correct facts about the babolat line, the pure has a thinner beam than the aero pro and also feels thinner just because its a box beamed raquet?[/QUOTE]

    Feel is subjective, I'm simply talking about beam widths:

    Pure Drive: 23.5/26/22.5mm
    Aeropro Drive: 23/26/24mm
    Aerostorm: 21.5/21mm
    Pure Storm: 21mm
    Pure Storm Limited: 19mm

    Historically, "classic" racquets have had thinner beams. Some players like the way a thicker beam plays, some don't. We try to make products that address the needs of all tennis players.
     
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  8. Babolat Official

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    Hello, my name is Babolat, there will be no changes to the Pure Storm line in 2013.
     
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  9. Babolat Official

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    And by that I mean, my name is Daniel. I work for Babolat. Too much halloween candy.
     
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  10. bugeyed

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    You're certainly quick to judgement! It's no wonder that manufacturers don't post here, with that sort of reception.

    Cheers,
    kev
     
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  11. Babolat Official

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    Please feel free to email me: dbecker@babolat.com
     
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  12. Babolat Official

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    Email me: dbecker@babolat.com
     
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  13. db10s

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    Why would manufacturers post on here... And he is obviously fake; if it were real, his username would probably be Babolatofficail
     
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  14. Babolat Official

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    People have questions about our product. I'm just trying to provide information about Babolat product.

    Try emailing me, I will respond. dbecker@babolat.com
     
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  15. uk_skippy

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    Yup, I've been told of this via official sources here in the UK.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  16. bugeyed

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    Communicated with Daniel @ Babolat. Nice to have some brand representation here & upfront about it too, even if some of you tried your best to make him unwelcome.

    Cheers,
    kev

    P.S. Guess Daniel has been disappeared! Is it a policy here to not allow Mfg. representation?
     
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  17. Babolat Official

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    Talked to TW. I'm back! (and they re-posted my email)

    We liked the suggestion of making my name "Babolat Official." Things in the works. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions, or just want to talk racquets, tennis, etc.

    I normally play with the Aeropro Drive, RPM 18 @ 50 lbs (w/ leather grip). This forum inspired me to string up a Pure Storm (RPM 18 @ 45 lbs). Felt better on returns, volleys and overall pinpoint control, but wasn't getting the pop on my serve or heavy spin on topspin ground strokes. Jury is still out on slices. Pure Storm comes through the ball better, but the ball wasn't kicking up per usual. I'm going to take it to doubles night next week and see how it plays in match.

    Glad to be here! And again, no new technology for the Pure Storm in 2013.

    -Daniel from Babolat
     
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  18. bugeyed

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    Welcome back?!?!?!?
    If you are curious, put some VS 16ga. or 17ga. in the mains at around 56lb. & a 17ga. syn gut at 54 in the crosses. Works for me! Wish I had some 17ga. VS to try, but 16ga. works.

    Cheers,
    kev
     
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