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  1. Babolat Official

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    email me dbecker@babolat.com
     
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    Hi @Babolat Official what strings go best with the 2010 AP Drive GT??
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. m2nk2

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    Doesn't Jerzy J use Pure Storm too (but with an aeropro paintjob)?
     
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  5. 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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    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.
     
  7. Babolat Official

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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?
     
  8. Babolat Official

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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.
     
  13. 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
     
  17. 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
     
  19. 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.
     
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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
     
  24. MethodTennis

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    is it just me that cant see page 64?
     
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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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    Dear Babolat:

    Why couldn't you guys give Dr. Ivo a contract ? He's been using your racket with black paint all that time. Now he has made a comeback with HEAD racket with Head contract, it looks like. You guys lost a very popular player.
     
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    I'm seeing a page 64 as well. There's been a phantom page 64 in this particular thread for a couple days now.
     
  28. WhereIsMacMac

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    I think he's asking about the unreleased 2014 storm
     
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    How about jan/feb 2014 just like in past years?
     
  30. ProStringing

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    However there are rackets like the ones below that are currently being used by other players (from this thread):

    ProStringing
     
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    why AS was discontinued?
     
  32. TennisMD

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    So user of pure storm tour non GT. How will the 2014 differ slightly bigger sweet spot would intrigue me to wait for it's arrival. So thanks for the comments ahead of time
     
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    Players choose their own equipment.
     
  34. Babolat Official

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    There will not be an Aerostorm in 2014. There will be a new line of racquets in addition to a new Pure Storm line. Specific release dates will vary by country but should be Jan to March for most.
     
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    Yes, as I mentioned before, there are Aerostorms in the new cosmetic for our pro players. Some like it, some prefer the older one. Some have switched between the two.
     
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    creating a brand new line for 2014
     
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    I haven't had the chance to play test it yet
     
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    Brain freeze - who is Dr Ivo please?
     
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    ^Taken from Dr. Ivo Robotnik (some video game villain)... The guy who only had one match without serving an ace.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks!! Ivo Karlović - googled
     
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    Does this mean he was offered a contract by babolat and he went with Head instead ?
     
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    So I just got my new APD and strung it with RPM blast 17 @ 50lbs. All I can say is, wow...my forehand can't miss. :) Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    Update us when you do. I believe some on these brds me included liked the non GT over the GT version and I believe you were a non GT user. Also your switch to APD GT was motivated by what features of the APD over the PST tour. If you look at TWU power and sweet spot less on APDGT AND APDGT 2013 than PST Tour. So interested in your comments and I realize these are YOUR individual comments. Intrigued also that it appears the APD is now the most commonly used BAB by top male pros
     
  44. Babolat Official

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    That's a good questions for Ivo. He has a twitter account he is pretty active on. I suggest inquiring directly with him.
     
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    If you get used to the feel of a little looser, the amount of spin really is fun. Glad things are going well!
     
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    I switched because I wanted more spin, a more open string pattern, and what I would describe as "effortless power." With a full swing, the mass of the PST would probably hit a bigger ball (with more plow through). When I switched to the APD, I did find I lost some pin point control and really had to make sure my racquet head speed was up when hitting the ball on the rise or significantly changing direction ball direction to counter the lesser mass.

    I think often we dream of "the holy grail" of tennis equipment. That perfect racquet, string, grip, specs, etc. What we have to remember is for every advantage, there is a drawback. Between demoing, customizing, etc. you can get close, but it's really about what parts of your game you want to accentuate with different technology.

    Let me explain. For my game, this would be my perfect racquet:

    Serves: Pure Drive+ with all poly
    Returns: Aerostorm with all poly
    Backhand: Pure Storm Tour with all poly
    Forehands: Aeropro Drive with all poly
    Volleys: Pure Storm Limited with all gut
    Broken points: Pure Drive with poly/gut hybrid

    That said, I (attempt to) construct points around my forehand and serve. Having extensively play tested all these products in practices/matches singles & doubles, I'm most comfortable with the Aeropro Drive. I'm not an amazing player (5.0 doubles, 5.5 singles), so on any given day, some part of my game is not 100%. But I know with the Aeropro Drive (again, for my game), I can always go back to big serves and forehands and see what happens after that.

    If I was strictly playing doubles and not doing a lot of hitting (I currently play 4-5 times a week, if not more), I'd probably go to a Pure Storm Tour or Pure Drive (with a little customization).

    Hope that helps.
     
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    4-5x a week? you sir have the best job ever
     
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    other than having to deal with all of you guys ;), yes, I'm pretty lucky
     
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    hahahahhahaha nice
     
  50. 10isace

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    Daniel, wondering why Babolat would consider discontinuing the Aero Storm GT??, it was at one point a HOT seller for TW, it is truly a better frame in my opinion than the AeroPro Drive, nice feel and flex, and a control oriented frame, is there a replacement with similar specs for this frame in the near future?, very interested in hearing your comments and input, thanks.
     

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