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  1. Babolat Official

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    don't get too caught up in the numbers. how it feels in your hand is most important. the "stiffness feel" of a racquet can vary depending on game, string, etc.

    Enjoy!
     
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    we'll have a big announcement winter 2013. with a project as complex (10 years in the making), we didn't want to rush it. needs to be perfect.
     
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    I'm referring to the 2010 (previous model). You can always string it up and give it a try. If it feels better...great. If not, you won't be thinking about it. And if you're like me, you're usually always thinking about tweaking something.

    Remember, with any tennis product (string, racket, shoe, ball, grip) for every advantage, there is a disadvantage. Play test it out and weigh your options accordingly.
     
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    Early spring 2014. more info around December.
     
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    I'm using poly, Kirschbaum Pro line II, 52lbs

    My swing is getting a little forced, sometimes I hit the ball late, and sometimes I don't get to impact the ball with the sweet spot.

    Anyway, today I went to a Physiotherapist and she said I should
    -Correct my technique(She is an ex pro and pointed me out about hitting late)
    -Warm up before trainings with minitennis
    -Stretching after. Received some massages and resonance to reduce the inflamation of tendons.

    Maybe 2014 to be announced release might be good news for me??
     
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    This is one of the projects that Babolat had the pros testing late last year.
    Daniel can give you more exact info. but that prototype has been changed quite a few times since then.

    Getting the racquet right is important for every player but if Jo can put everything together for 2 weeks, he has shown he is a huge threat at Slams.

    Unfortunately he still needs to win a Masters & his latest injury will hamper that...

    Looking forward to testing a few frames in December, January:)
     
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    I'm not a doctor, so I'll defer to your medial professional. Strong technique, soft string...if that doesn't help, it might be time to explore other frames.
     
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    well said. we'll work with TW to get you guys some of the first frames we send for testing. stay tuned.
     
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    Hopefully the stiffness on this racquet falls between the APD and Pure Storm.
     
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    Yes have strung it up and hit off machine and like but question most of us at TW have two of same and I only have one original APD so my question can you compare anyone of the current APDs being sold at TW to the old. any come close?
     
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    Not really, it was more of a demo than a product sample testing. Besides, the racquets are being manufactured as we speak. A bit late for change now.
     
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    Thanks for your speculation. You're a little off. The product will come in two waves.
     
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    Same frame design and static weight, different feel and swing weight. The degree to how different is subjective to the user
     
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    You mean, this year? Because if not...
    [​IMG]
     
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    So thanks for your time I am seeking your opinion as to what current model most closely matches the old APD ( without cortex). This would at least establish a demo starting point. I could infer many things from your general reply they are all equal and only feel matters or not. So to to rephrase I am asking in your opinion what current APD plays most similar to old
     
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    the 2010 (previous mode)

    however, we have not sold them in over a year, so you'll have to check with specific retailers on stock
     
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    Great Photo of Jo!
    Yes, I meant this year!
    How could I forget Paris...

    Really had hoped he might crunch another Masters this year & this leg injury
    will derail him.

    pun not intended...BUT no intent to derail this thread:)

    ...new "AERO"racquet range is really perfect pitch for a player like Jo , Jerzy, or even Steve Johnson.

    The 2 new racquets wave will be a beauty & is very exciting for Babolat fans.
    I know from your posts Lukhas you are a Babolat fan.

    I am personally looking forward to testing the new "Storm" incarnation.

    I think both will be an interesting development at the Oz Open.
    Some lucky players won't have to wait that long...:)

    I know some of you may get frustrated with the Babolat method of whispering their message but they like to tell their story softly & release information in waves & not as a waterfall...or tsunami!
     
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    Hi Daniel, is the squeaky buttcap issue on pure storm and pure storm Ltd is solve ? Thanks.
     
  21. TennisMD

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    Thank you will do
     
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    Not really, but if it can avoid being as unstable and powerless as a Radical while not having the ultra soft head of a Pure Storm, it may be worth a demo really. Wothout the almost even balance of a Blade too, needs more HL. Sounds interesting indeed.
     
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    from what you have written, a bit hard to please!:)

    getting somewhere between a Radical, Storm & a Blade is a big challenge! It is always worth hitting with new frames.

    You can then customise them with your personal strings, grips, balance etc.

    Don't forget that if you change too many variables...it can be confusing.:)
     
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    Well, a more stable Storm with a less soft head will do. :)

    Got some news on the "Pure Stryke". Fount the infos on another French tennis forum.
    3 models, 2 in 98in² and one in 100in², weight going from 280grams to 320grams. Very think beam (like Fisher Vaccum or Major X-One for old guys), cosmetics are mate black with fluo orange inserts.

    Bummer, though they would be green (red, blue, yellow, green, quite different). but at least, they're not looking like the AD, which was kind of a fail in PJ from Babolat, making very different frames look similar.
     
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    If the 100 is 300g with a stiffness of 65 to 67, with a 16 x 19 pattern, might be very tempting.
     
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    I believe they switched resins on the last update
     
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    I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret...there will be 4 models in the new line with varying weights, head sizes, and string patterns.
     
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    Pay attention to some of the pro players and top juniors come the US Open...then follow us on facebook and twitter.

    4 models in the new line coming...
     
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    OK will look forward to that
     
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    What's the company's thinking about the future of extended length racquets?
     
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    we'll continue to offer them
     
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    If you mean a few pros & top juniors will be using the new line at the US Open then that is great news.:)

    Will be watching the US Open & follow babolat on twitter & facebook since you started with it. :)
     
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    Its a shame in my opinion, wont deter me from buying a Babolat racket though haha. When I look at the new stencil I think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the scene with the legendary black beast of ahhhhh!

    The guy must have died while stenciling!!!
     
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    On a serious note, do the Storm/Storm Tour bumper/grommets fit into an old Pure Control 2001?
     
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    I'll have to ask a racquet tech. I'm out of the office but will try to find out asap. shoot me an email dbecker@babolat.com and I'll get you a response.
     
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    HI Daniel

    Is there a resource offered by babolat that would tell us if certain tennis shop is babolat reseller or not.

    I bought a racquet from famous shop in LA and they are swearing that they are official babolat reseller but racquet has no bar code in the throat or in the handle under the grip so I fear its fake.

    I sent you an email about it so if you would rather take this offline just search for my email gdraskovic at gmail
     
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    http://www.babolat.com/dealer

    The place (90039 zip code) I assume you are referring to is listed as an authorized dealer. I thought those guys were no longer authorized due to violating MAP pricing/advertizing.
    Perhaps Daniel can explain.
     
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    Thanks sfrazeur

    I am hoping for "official" explanation as well as this is either some bad qc where someone forgot to put bar codes or "the doctor" is obtaining these Babolats from some questionable source...the manager I spoke to over the phone was very unfriendly to say the least while I was really trying to be sweet about this whole ordeal...
    She did mention that years ago they lost license but Babolat "begged them" to come back and sell their products again...

    This almost feels like the racquet was made in the same factory as official Babolat racquets but did not make it through qc but still made it to the retail channel...
     
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    Their website used to state that babolat racquets had "no warranty." And that "Adidas, Babolat and Head/Penn are three companies that have terminated (censored) for selling below mandated price levels." They also stated: "We are not an authorized Babolat Dealer. This racquet does not come with a manufacturer warranty." Which explains the sticker removal. No Map, no sticker.
     
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    There has been some confusion as to whether the Pure Stryke is the successor to the Pure Storm or whether this is a new line in addition to the Pure Storm?

    If the Pure Stryke is another line, then will the new Pure Storm be renamed to Pure Control?

    And when are both racquets expected to come out?
     
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    The Pure Stryke is a different line to the Pure Storm. The current Pure Storm line is being renamed Pure Control, it will be the same mold but have added material (sorta like Basalt, d3O, marketing crap, etc.) that will change the feel of the racquet slightly. Both racquets due Australian Open time or just before.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I guess I better save up some money for next year's mad rush with all the new racquets coming out.
     
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    Hey Babolat Official,

    What does different string patterns mean??? 18x20 and 16x18 or maybe also some 16x15-like pattern? Also I noticed you switched from 18 gauge to 17 gauge, why?
     
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    What else can you add about the Pure Stryke? Is it a racquet in between the Pure Drive and Pure Storm?
     
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    See the AeroStorm? That's where it is.
     
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    we have an authorized dealer locator on our website. did I respond to your email? it's been a crazy couple days.
     
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    we only sell directly to authorized dealers, which can be found on our website. if they are not an authorized dealer, we do can not guarantee the quality or authenticity of their product.
     
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    while I can't speak to the "marketing crap" (technical term?), you're not 100% correct....but the speculation is apprecaited
     
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    correct, different string patterns are different mains/crosses combinations.

    I was going through the 18 in 1-3 hours and it was getting cumbersome when I traveled for work to take 4-6 rackets. if i'm in the office for a long stay, I go back to the 18.
     
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    first, it's not called the Pure Stryke.

    second, it's going to be awesome.
     

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