Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Babolat Official, Dec 10, 2012.
Love the Babolat dampener.
Thanks to all who tested the new Propulse 4 shoes! The honest feedback was much appreciated. Stay tuned, we'll have more product tests coming 4th quarter 2013.
What was the reasoning behind changing the shape of the Babolat Custom Damps from round to square?
My experience is that the square ones stay in better. Just my thought, but I'll defer to the Babolat expert. Best dampener out there (in my opinion) is the Babolat Loony damp.
Not sure where you get your compensation stats but nice try
this is correct.
people complained they came out too easy on mishits.
It only came out when I had it on my PDR+ (2009?) that flew out of my hands and cracked when I was serving... btw, is there any way to get a replacement racket since the other one cracked...?
hahahah.....yea. or just dont mishit.
of course i dont use a dampener anymore
Nay, I never heard of such thing. Especially since you're the one responsible for the crack, not someone else.
We cover all warranty through our authorized retailers, one year from date of purchase. Your local shop can help you send it in if it was purchased within the past year.
it depends. when people are kind and honest to the warranty department, they're pretty generous. when people write them saying it was the products fault and it randomly snapped, they tend to be a little more skeptical and "by the book."
you'd be surprised how far honesty and kindness go in dealing with customer service reps...
even though I have no idea what's going on on the video, there's no denying that the japanese can make a pretty good racquet review video
note that in the intro you can see the PD in all its iterations throughout the years
also, that pink shirt is seriously fugly, but somehow I cant stop looking at it.
Its been a good bit longer than a year (2 or 3)... I'm pretty sure I bought it through TW. Its "okay" if I don't get a new one. I just like to have a different racket (not to many people like 12 oz + frames with poly at 60lbs) if anybody needs to borrow one.
I see two things wrong with that video:
1. He's using a 1HBH;
2. He's up at the net.
I call shenanigans on the whole thing.
Babolat official, I need your help. I have about a 18 month old pure storm tour 2011 model that has developed a crack at the 10 o clock position. What are my options as far as warranty? Thanks!
I used to negotiate these contracts. Trust me, they're a lot more complex than X amount per year.
But yes, traditionally Yonex pays very well.
send me an email email@example.com
This has maybe been asked before, but is there any way you can buy a new original APD (not used ones on ****). There must be thousands of them stored somewhere that were never sold at the time.
Cause I take it that Babolat is never gonna offically sell it again?
Sorry...We do not have any plans to start producing them again. We have not made them for years. Maybe check with TW if they have some in back stock?
I just bought a case of the Babolat balls for play on fast hard court from TW and I've noticed that after about 20-30 of hitting they rapidly lose pressure and play almost flat, it's very noticeable.
I compared a ball after about 30 min of play to a new one fresh out of the can and the resistance while squeezing the ball is substantially less, this means to me that pressure is escaping.
After about 2hrs worth of hitting the drop test is comparable to a ball with double or triple the use as the Babolat ball just bounces once or twice and then almost stops flat goes into a roll.
I did bit of cursory searching and I couldn't find any threads on this issue. So far I've used 3 cans from the case and they are all like this. I bought a case of these balls last year and I didn't have any problems like this and I was pleased with the speed and spin of the balls. I usually play with Dunlop A player balls and one 1 can is good enough to last me through an entire hit(3hrs) albeit I usually break at least one ball.
I am not this guy::
I'm just a normal 4-4.5 NTRP player. I am thinking I am probably going to to just send the case back and go with the Dunlops, just curious to hear your thoughts...
Which model is it? Roland Garros All Court?
Yea - it's the all RG all court sold here on TW.
Weird. I play with those 4-5 days a week and always think they are too pressurized.
Anyways, all warranty is done through authorized Babolat retailers. In your case, this is TW. Call them and they will help facilitate the warranty submission. If there are any issues, just shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monsieur, why no news of the release of the Connected racquet?
Luckily there is a big clay event we're partners with starting in less than a month...
When will it be available to the general public? Will TW sell it?
How about sending me one for free to evaluate and write a report about?
I just saw a commercial on Tennis Channel where Babolat held an even at some private club and gave new pairs of shows to people who donated a used pair of shoes. What a joke, it was basically giving already well off people free tennis equipment for trading in used stuff.
Why not take those new shoes and dontate them to people who really could use it instead of those who are well off as it is? Seems like more of a publicty stunt than an actual event with good intentions.
I was skeptical of your comment and then I searched for the video on YouTube.
Reminds me of that robot from the original "Judge Dredd" movie: "Eat recycled food, it's good for the environment and ok for you."
You're right, from a PR perspective what they should have done is donated a new pair of Babolats to charity with the purchase of each new pair. As we say in marketing, "The optics are really bad".
What's most important from a PR perspective is that if you play a lot of tennis your shoes are pretty much dead and don't provide support. It's not like your tennis shoes are "gently used" walking around the grocery store and between house and car and mall. They're subject to lots of abuse at high speeds and changes in direction on hard surfaces.
Maybe Babolat believes that folks in need of charity don't need shoes with decent support? After all, what do they do all day but often stand on their feet behind fast food counters, wait tables, walk around stores on tile floors stocking shelves, clean houses, etc. The fact is that most people in need of charity actually work, usually on their feet all day. Worn out tennis shoes probably aren't very good for the health of their feet.
We'll release more info later in the year but it will come to US market in 2013.
Thanks for your comments.
If you are familiar with our brand, you'll know we partner and donate a wide array of products, signed racquets, and money to various charities around the world. If you would like specific examples, feel free to email me.
And fear not, you'll see a TV spot on one such organization for underprivileged youth in the coming month on TC.
Maybe Babolat believes that folks in need of charity don't need shoes with decent support? After all, what do they do all day but stand on their feet behind fast food counters, wait tables, walk around stores on tile floors stocking shelves, clean houses, etc.[/QUOTE]
Yes, folks in need of charity mostly work and work very hard on their feet all day. Hard to believe, no?
Babolat is French, non? Let them eat cake?
Is this one about donating used RPM Blast?
Is there any chance that in the future Babolat may come out with a "Pure Drive Classic" or "Aeropro Drive Classic" much like Volkl has done with its V1 Classic?
which pure drive would you have them do? The first one, paint scheme and everything for me please!
The first of both is what I had in mind. From what I understand, both are a little more forgiving than their respective current versions.
This isn't from the company, but from me . I'd appreciate it if did your homework before you make sweeping generalizations. My contact info is email@example.com if you need some guidance on where to start looking.
Have a good one,
nothing planned for 2013/2014 but I'll forward on as market feedback to the product team
I'll help you get started. Here is a charity I've supported for the past couple years (independent of Babolat) and Babolat now provides free product to: http://pastande.org/feltonfactor
Steady there Daniel.
Babolat publically posted a film of them gathering worn out tennis shoes for poor people.
Don't blame us for noticing that they're giving worn out shoes to folks who often spend lots of time on their feet doing difficult jobs.
If you don't like it then you should contact Babolat since I have no power over their marketing staff.
An underprivileged youth tennis program in Miami we donate racquet, balls, shoes, string, grips, bags, nets, player appearances, and auction items to: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/news/2012/03/babolat_and_tsonga_celebrate_g.html
have a good one Timothy
Nobody here said that Babolat DIDN'T donate stuff to charity. I certainly didn't.
To whom are you responding precisely?
The topic at hand is Babolat's donations of worn out tennis shoes to folks so that the residents of well-heeled Laguna Hills could have new shoes.
Thanks and will do.
Very strange, I've never see it happen like that before.
Anyone headed to the French Open?
Thank You, Babolat.
Babolat, I just wanted you guys to know that replacing the head guard of Aeropro 2013 with headguard from Pure drives really works well if you want to drop some Swingweight off the head. It makes a noticeable difference. Thank you Babolat for making the 2 piece headguard and grommets.
You guys are Geniuses and Awsome.
thanks for the kind words and the tip!
shoot me a note when you get in, we'll have some cool Babolat Play&Connect technology demos on site
I have been using Wilson Champions choice setup for about 7 years (natural gut before that) so I am interested to try a tried and tested hybrid set up from Babolat.
Racket is ncode six.one (the limited run of Fed edition sold in Japan market only). String tension is 54/52 or 52/50 (main: natural, cross: alu rough).
I play 1 hour per week. With that frequency I never break strings. I only restring when the strings become unplayable - usually 3 to 4 months.
Do you have any recommendations? I actually prefer the strings break more often so I have more excuse to restring.
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