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  1. mikeler

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    Buy a starting clamp and start from the top. I think either way is fine though.
     
  2. Power Player

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    I have a starting clamp, but I prefer starting with a bulky knot.

    I am pretty sure bottom to top is ok, but I wanted to verify, you used a clamp on yours and went top to bottom?
     
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    Yes, it was easier to string the crosses on the Pure Storm Tour by using the starting clamp at the top. If you have a starting clamp, I'd definitely recommend using it to start your crosses versus the bulky knot.
     
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    Sorry I meant 10 throat/bottom for crosses (for some reason I was equating H to handle).
     
  5. Babolat Official

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    If you don't want to use a starting clamp, you can make the 7 top/head hole bigger and start there and then tie off on 7 handle/bottom. This is what our string does with the Pure Storm and Pure Storm Tours.
     
  6. MarinaHighTennis

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    @babolatofficial

    Hi i was wondering that with the babolat sponsorship pack, can i just take the paperwork to ablocal babolat dealer and buy from them? Or must i fax the form to babolat and send credot card info and pay for shipping?

    I wanted to order shoes and a bag
     
  7. Power Player

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    Ok..so don't do bottom to top basically? I don't want to damage the frame.
     
  8. mikeler

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    Funny, you guys don't even string your rackets according to the instructions!
     
  9. Babolat Official

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    you can't go through shops, have to go through fax/email with our sports marketing team
     
  10. Babolat Official

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    if you don't have a snap clamp, it is easier this way.

    stringing is an art, each artists has their own method. this is just the one our guys uses.
     
  11. Babolat Official

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    Thanks! this was a big update for us...
     
  12. Babolat Official

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    correct, start at the top
     
  13. Babolat Official

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    sorry :(, maybe try a really soft string and looser tension?
     
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    Can we dax/email the order to babolat and then pick uo at a local dealer?
     
  15. Babolat Official

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    you have to work with the sports marketing department directly, contact them via the info and they can help answer your questions better
     
  16. zapvor

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    hmm. so i think thats pretty much what i did. i guess i had a bad batch or something......
     
  17. zapvor

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    you gotta post some pics from RG2013! i string on the star 5 currently and i think this is babolat's best product!
     
  18. Rafaboy

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    Babolat Official,

    Since it is unclear whether Babolat will make a 16x15 string pattern, or any other open pattern, can you please answer this question:

    Even if Babolat wanted to manufacture a racket with a 16x15 pattern, would they be able to, or does Wilson have a patent pending that prohibits this?

    The reason I am asking is because I am looking forward with hope that Bab will have a racket like this soon, so that I can switch back to Bab, from my Steam 99s.
     
  19. MarinaHighTennis

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    They sure take awhile to answer my email...
     
  20. Babolat Official

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    really? we have 3 guys in the office on the team, usually they respond within 2-3 hours.

    forward me your email address dbecker@babolat.com and I'll copy them on reply
     
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    patents cover inventions....I am not sure if 16x15 falls under this. That is good question for some legal minds. However, other companies make 16x19 and 18x20 string patterns, so...
     
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    We will! I'll be there updating the Babolat social media channels and will be sure to give our stringer some press, he is the man.
     
  23. zapvor

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    oui!!!! by the way if you need any sort of help during RG just give me a call i will volunteer;)
     
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    From my understanding, the spacing between the strings is what is patented by Wilson. A 16x15 pattern wouldn't be patented, but I do believe that they patented the spacing between each string.
     
  25. Rafaboy

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    Ok, I know you said that Babolat redesigns the model every 3 years. Are the new models always issued at the beginning of the calendar year, or is it possible that they would issue an entirely new different model another time of the year?

    Like say, if they wanted to special issue the "Babolat Cyclone Drive" racket, would they have to wait till January, or could they issue it in August?
     
  26. Babolat Official

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    the release dates vary throughout the year
     
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    Storm team is 285 and Storm is 295. What about something around 305 or part the way to the tour?
     
  28. zapvor

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    who is the babolat team stringer? just curious
     
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    Not needed imo. Try the storm team with some lead. Incredible stick.
     
  30. Rafaboy

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    ok, many thanks for your attention on this.
     
  31. zapvor

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    hey daniel i hope this is ok-i passed your email on to a junior.
     
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    Moya isn't playing with a PD... He is using a 2009 Pure Storm... I'm watching him play right now, and before everybody got here, and he was screwing around with Krickstein an hour ago and he had a supply of unpainted 2009 Pure Storms. I took pictures with my DSLR and I'll post them sometime this weekend or maybe tonight depending on how late the Cash v McEnroe match goes.
     
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    I have a pure storm that I added a modest 3 grams to between 3 and 9 so that leads me to believe that a 305-310 gram storm or storm team with a 320 balance would work a treat.
     
  34. Rafaboy

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    Daniel,

    Lately I have been getting so focused on my 99s, that I shelved my 13APD for a couple of months.

    then, just for fun, I re-strung my APD with a new poly at a lower tension, and started hitting with it.

    After about an hours play to get re-introduced to the APD, I realized some of the technique that I used to have returning, in order to use the APd effectively. Didnt realize that these moves were slowly being abandoned while playing the 99s, just due to the more conventional style needed for the 99s. I hadnt realized that I was being lulled into a state of complacency by the ease of play, with the 99s.

    Darn! it was good to be back to the APD. I felt the magic that i had forgotten, that was Babolat. The spontaneousness and explosiveness that take you to that higher level. It was great to have those forgotten spin techniques that it took to keep the APD in play, come back to me. This was the excitement that took hold of my tennis in the first place.

    Amazingly, when switching back to the 99s, these techniques were also effective, but slowly forgotten because the softer feel of the strings want you to hit more directionally straight, and not as angular to the string face.

    The 99s is a great stick, but the APD frame is more technologically advanced. I'm not giving up either one. I'd like to see Babolat produce something with the feel of both. With my new softer strings and returned technique, I can come pretty close to the spin effect of the 99s already.
     
  35. Babolat Official

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    we can't release his name until the official PR announcement :(
     
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    no problem, I'm around
     
  37. Power Player

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    My team is 325 grams. I put 8 grams of putty in the handle and 6 grams at 3 and 9.

    It plays incredibly well set up like this.
     
  38. Relinquis

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    you're just a kid, live at your moms, probably can't even drive, but i envy you right now... savour these moments.

     
  39. db10s

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    I'm moving out of my mom's house next year...

    But this is by far one of the best and long awaited 10 days. :)

    I'm sure you wouldn't have had a problem with sitting next to John Isner. :twisted:

    I've already taken 1600 pictures and they will start appearing soon.
     
  40. zapvor

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    so theres a new stringer?
     
  41. zapvor

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    1600????? i gotta see some of this
     
  42. Andyroo10567

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    Why are you moving out so early?
     
  43. Babolat Official

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    haha no we will announce that the stringer from our office is going to be at RG
     
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    Hello, I read alot this thread and I would like to give you my first impressions with Babolat brand:

    Today I purchased 4 packs of overgips (VS Grip original and Pro Team tacky). Those are plastic packages containing 3 overgrips.
    I have very good feeling from these, it has very nice packaging, nice silver-black "sticker to attach top of overgrip". Price is same as from your competitiors, but the feeling of quality is way higher - and I can compare with: Prince, Tecnifibre, Head, Wilson etc...

    Keep on doing such a good work. I will stay loyal now to Babolat overgrips!
     
  45. Babolat Official

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    Thanks Ricki!
     
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    A recent purchase of a Pure Storm made by my friend reminded me of my old and short experience with a Pure Control Zylon Plus.

    Let me underline that I'm not a Babolat fan but cudos to the company for still releasing extended length players racquets.

    Back to the topic. Although I wasn't really into stiff racquets the Pure Control Zylon Plus I got to test really impressed me. +0,5 inches, light yet stable, easy power and still control oriented... to bad currently there's no equivalent of that frame. :(
     
  47. Babolat Official

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    we actually just found one of these in the office....real old school. can't say I've had the pleasure of hitting with this particular frame.
     
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    I encourage you to try it if you get a chance. One of the few Babolat frames that impressed me.
     
  49. dje31

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    The only one I ever gelled with was the swirly Pure Control...and even that made my elbow hurt after a while. Only racquet I've owned that caused that.

    Besides that, it actually worked really well with my old school game. Served like a monster, too.
     
  50. nocturn11

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    Yeah, my PS Team gave me tennis elbow (though my serve was messed up, to be fair; that's what my coach blamed for 95% of it). However, a Wilson Shock Shield grip fixed the problem literally instantly. Gave it a better feel, too. I would give them a try if I were you. Don't want to seem like I'm advertising Wilson or anything, but the change is remarkable.

    Aside from that, I love the Pure Storm. After playing with the others in the Babolat line, I've come to appreciate the lack of extra power (though the Team gives more than any of the others in the line). With gel in the grip and RPM/synthetic hybrid @ 56, in the strings, it feels amazing, too. Really clean.

    Also, I'm very anxiously awaiting the next line. 2014?
     

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