Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Babolat Official, Dec 10, 2012.
does Babolat booth have lots of new goodies ? like all the new models coming out ?
sorry, no booth at US Open
Poly strings are far less resilient than natural gut or most synthetic strings. We really only recommend using a full set of poly if you are breaking strings every 8-14 hours of play. If you find that you really enjoy the feel they impart, you can try hybriding with a softer string in the crosses (or reverse hybrid, which is gaining popularity with the pros and some of the guys in the office).
RPM team is a softer version of RPM Blast, the idea being that some players need a softer poly. The feel of the string plays slightly different, however I found the spin potential to be negligible. I'm guessing some players in the string forum can provide more play test insight.
Does that help at all?
or email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions
RPM Team is a great string. Really slept on.
anyone know what this is? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...2.130357434208&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf
18X20 string pattern......don't you just love that simple black and white paint job....I want one!
I read in another thread that you were talking to delpo as a potential endorser of babolat and maybe the new pure stryke. Can you talk about this at all or whether or not it's true. I would love to see delpo with a babolat as Long as its not the apd.. Seems sac relig haha
It turns it is probably called STRIKE as per the video that was up and the denial by the official that it is called STRYKE.
Tsonga's next stick?
Sorry if this has already been answered.....
3 new rackets on the horizon, Play, Strike, updated Storm.
Will the Strike be available in the UK before Xmas?
When is the Play likely to appear in the UK?
I remember you saying the new Storm will be released around the AUS Open? (will it still be red/white? those colours are awesome!)
Thanks for any info DB
Yes, thank you. I was breaking strings every 8-14 hours, so I needed poly, but it feels great so far! thx
DB, you know how Adidas (MIADIDAS) and Nike (NIKEiD) let people customise and personalise their purchases.......would Babolat ever consider letting customers choose their own colours used in the paint job on their rackets?
.....a "Babolat Signature Series" for example?
Don't know if people have seen this. Top quality Babolat ad...
Yes but I prefer Bab Argentina's one: a bit more subtle.
Sam couldn't help giggling at the guys "stealing" her racquets.
The marketing has started.
Play comes to US end of 2013. Stay tuned for rest of world.
New line (hybrid frame) is Dec/Jan depending on market. UK should be Dec.
Pure Storm update Jan/Feb depending on market. Unsure on UK date.
We've discussed this. It won't happen in 2014 but it is a fun way to personalize.
Player endorsements will be announced end of 2013 or early 2014.
I'll pass on the kind words. As you will see, this was part of an internal challenge from specific markets. Quirky, off beat, and not too serious...I'll be releasing 4 or 5 more over the next 10 days.
or if you don't want to that is cool too
Can you email this to me and any other questions you have? I'm headed over in September and can try to get some info for you.
Cool. That is my official guess.
Any plans to get customers to vote for their favourite ad?
Could be an incentive to each country/distributor to come up with a better 1?
Wow the argentinean courts are where I play! Haven't seen the ad before, I thought they just changed sponsors, everywhere there is a babolat logo in the club is where Head logo used to be now I know why.
yes, great to see Martin Jaite swinging a racquet again..
looks like they signed a new Babolat deal to go with the Fila one.
Gets my vote so far as best ad for First Strike.
Await the next ones with great interest.
here is the new one:
1. Now you all know were all the fake Babs come from.
2. Hysterical that both are decked out like Cosplay Federer fanboys.
yes, well it is easy if you can find the right factory!
definitely voting for Oz First Strike ad but more to come...
how was that new 102 sq inche racket coming along as I suggested ? It will be one of the hottest selling racket ever. I assure you.
Stosur was funny
I have recently purchased the Pure Drive 2013. Loving the frame, hit about 3-4 hours till now. Got it strung with natural gut in mains and poly crosses. Not getting what I want. The frame is nice, any suggestions for the guts? I like control and feel. Have been reading a lot about Technifibre Pro Red code. Full bed of it at 55, whatsay?
Just entered to be a part of the Babolat Play racquet test team on their FB page. Hook a fellow TT'er up Daniel! Jokes aside, the new racquets are looking very good and I'm curious to see how the Play could be used in coaching applications.
what are you looking for specifically?
Thanks! We're also allocating some to TW and will get some set aside for the forum users.
Good Job Daniel on all your call in?question spots with serial players - I saw several but especially enjoyed Jerzy & Sam's spots =they may have had the best luck with their callers, fans but they both came across as being very funny, natural people. This is difficult when you are getting cold called & filmed at the same time.
Well played to Sam Stosur on this , pity she got knocked out by Victoria Duval but a great win for US tennis. I know she just split with Dave Taylor & they have been working a long time together. Sure she will be back with some better results by the end of the year.
Props to Babolat- pleased to be connected with such a great, fun company.
Daniel, in those videos are we seeing the final paintjob of the new racket?
Thanks for the kind words. Just edited the Rafa video. Should be up in the next couple days. Pretty fun one.
They must be. I think Babolat official wrote somewhere that at least some of the models that will be available are already in production. They look amazing, I must say...
I'm looking for spin+control , not being too harsh on my arm. please recommend the tension as well, hoes does high 40s sounds on a PD2013
The final cosmetic will incorporate pieces of the test frames. We'll release official name and cosmetic in October.
There are two production runs. The final cosmetic has been decided and will be released in October. It will incorporate parts of the test frames.
what tension did you have for the gut/poly hybrid? just want to establish a baseline.
Natural Gut + Gosen Polys @ 57, I like em tight and with a pop
I heard that the Pure Storm line will be discontinued next year...
Is that true?
That racket on the video looks like the head shape of the Pure Storm. I also noticed that the new rackets dont have the active cortex.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=475063 Daniel, got any news on this ?
Coming end of 2013 to the US! Apply to be one of the first testers on the facebook page.
updated, not discontinued
If you are looking for more spin, maybe try the poly in the mains and gut in the crosses. Looser tension will give more spin/power but you will not have as much pinpoint control.
RPM team is a softer version of RPM Blast (if you were having arm issues).
Does that help?
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