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  1. Bartelby

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    I see a lot of women with the Pure Storm, but which players use a Pure Storm Tour?
     
  2. Bartelby

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    What about gripping over it?



     
  3. Babolat Official

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    Maybe extend the undergrip or overgrip? With a two hander, I could see how this would be issue.
     
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    Harrison, Giraldo (plus), Falla, Chela, Becker, Serra (plus), Alund (plus), Polansky, M Gonzalez (plus), Silva... and a decent amount of the top college players: Jenkins and I believe Blaz Rola (he may be normal Storm with tape).

    Women: Michaella Krajicek (used to be top 30, just returning from heart issues this year)
     
  5. Babolat Official

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    You should patent pending and start making some money.
     
  6. Federerkblade

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    Babolat official in light of the Pure storm comments which females or men use the normal Pure storm GT ?
     
  7. Babolat Official

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    Women: Stosur, Pretrova, Ula Radwanska, Parmentier, Vesnina, Kudryavtseva, Giogi

    Men: Ginepri (plus), Fernando Gonzalez, (the list needs to be updated) but most men use the Tour
     
  8. VoodooChild24

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    Hey Babolat official, i see in your sig that you string your APD 50lbs. Does your control suffer a bit? I'm looking to switc my APD cortex (60lbs) to the 2013 APD's.
     
  9. Babolat Official

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    I get more spin, which I feel gives me more control. Once I started stringing full poly low tension, I can't go back. If you generate plenty of racquet head speed, you'll get the spin to keep it in.

    Jack Sock currently stringing alu big banger rough at 36 lbs in Aerostorm.
     
  10. Erman

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    I have a player that has a Pure Storm Tour with the ALU rough at 54. If he goes down to say 48-50 will he be able to "spin" it more? When Sock went down to 36 , where did he start from?
     
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    I'm not sure where he started from but he has always strung pretty loose.

    You will only get more spin if you have the ability to move the strings with racquet head speed. think of the poll vaulter. If you don't have the technique and skill to bend the poll, you can get over bar.

    I would drop to 50 and give it a couple hours of hitting.

    Also, curious about why he uses rough string? It is a common fallacy that rough or edged strings give more spin/bite. Spin with poly comes from the strings sliding against themselves and then "snapping back" into place. Thus, you want the smoothest surfaces possible. Think of running your finger over sandpaper vs a glass table. The glass will let your finger slide. The sandpaper (rough), not so much. It’s not the string surface as much as the movement of the string that matters most. RPM is octagonal and coated in silicone for this reason to give two flat surfaces to move against each other. Stringing a littler looser won’t necessary result in huge power gains, as poly is not a elastic material. But letting the string slide more will give you the ability to product more spin. Looser strings will have less control, so finding the right balance for each player is key.

    I hope that makes sense.
     
  12. P.Floyd

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    Sorry for the delayed reply, but thank you.
     
  13. dgoran

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    While you are 100% correct about the way spin works you are not correct that you want two flat surfaces of the same material to rub agains each other. This of course varies from material to material but coef. Of friction is higher since surface area that fiction is being applied is larger.
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    First rough example (pun intended ;) )there are 7 spots where bottom "string" is touching upper string

    While second example touching points are all along the length of contact

    Rough example I know but I hope that makes sense...
     
  14. vvkid

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    a have an 8 yr old player almost 5ft tall and 4 in grip size. she's using a wilson 25" thats heavy on the head though she hits and swings hard.

    which racquet would you recomend, the 25 or 26?
     
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    Two flat silicone surfaces vs two edges?
     
  16. Babolat Official

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    remember to think in the context of tennis string not simply physics
     
  17. Babolat Official

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    have her hold the racquet in her hand and let her arm hang all the way down relaxed to her side. the racquet tip should be 1-3 inches from the group. at 5 feet, she may be approaching adult racquets. do you work with a local pro? evaluation in person may prove more effective.
     
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    ^the tip touches the ground perfectly. she works with a semi pro.
     
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    Any more Connect and play info? I'm looking forward to it
     
  20. MauRod

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    I really want to thank Babolat for havin' produced one of the best racquets in the history of tennis :D (IMHO), the Pure Drive Roddick. It's simply AMAZING, i can't stop playing with this stick
     
  21. domosborn

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    Hi, Got a quick question, I know its been asked to death but wondering whether there has been any more news on Play+Connect? Seems to have gone v quiet on that front...

    Thanks in advance
     
  22. Babolat Official

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    perfect, now go have some fun
     
  23. Babolat Official

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    We'll have more info 4th quarter
     
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    Can't wait - very excited about this actually. Looking forward to my new toy!
     
  25. MethodTennis

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    Hi one more quesions, you know the black/silver 2000millenium pure drive? Do you have any clear pictures of one available for me to see? Thanks
     
  26. Babolat Official

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    email me dbecker@babolat.com
     
  27. anandsap123

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    Hi @Babolat Official what strings go best with the 2010 AP Drive GT??
     
  28. Nostradamus

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    Next new Rpm Blast must have little more power. Spin is great awesome. Control is mediocre. Power is mediocre. need more power and better control for this string to be GOAT or Hall of fame material.
     
  29. m2nk2

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    Doesn't Jerzy J use Pure Storm too (but with an aeropro paintjob)?
     
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  30. Lukhas

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    Impossible. The mould is different. The Aero mould is recognizable from miles away, while the PS is box-beamed. Please, Babolat ain't no Head when it comes to paintjobs...
     
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  31. qwertre

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    Jerzy uses the Aerostorm GT PJ'ed with the new Aero 2013 cosmetics. I believe it was talked about a few pages earlier in this thread.
     
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    what advantage(s) are you looking for: spin? power? control? comfort? durability?

    what is your current string and how often do you break it?
     
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    he uses an Aerostorm, painted and labeled as an Aerostorm, but the racquet was discontinued for 2013. don't worry, we're not try to trick anyone here.
     
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    Merci! glad you like it.
     
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    Yeah, I feel the same way. The Pure Storm is sublime as well.
     
  38. Babolat Official

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    thanks! it gets an update in 2014 that should be pretty well received
     
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    Interesting... you can see this is a PJ. Look at the cortext, it's the cortex of the old Aero Storm....
     
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    Hi,

    I am not sure if it has been asked before in the thread, but do you have any information as to when the pure storm tour might go on sale? Thanks
     
  42. Babolat Official

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    this is a photo from January/February

    here are the most current: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Jerzy+Janowicz/browse
     
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    this is a photo from January/February.

    here are the most current: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Jerzy+Janowicz/browse
     
  44. Babolat Official

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    it's currently being sold
     
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    not sure what is confusing? he used this version in AO then switched to his current frame at IW.
     
  46. qwertre

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    I understand, thank you, I was simply showing you the image I saw with that paint-job to avoid any misconceptions and make sure that Jerzy did indeed use that PJ at one point.
     
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    no worries, we're constantly working with players to ensure they have products to help them play their best tennis. in the last couple year, Jerzy has also played with the Pure Storm (tour and limited)
     
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    thanks!10char
     
  49. MethodTennis

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    is it just me that cant see page 64?
     
  50. Dags

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    At the time you posted, there was no page 64. It means that at some point a handful of posts in the thread have been removed - the forum doesn't re-index, so thinks there are more posts than there really are.
     
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