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  1. Babolat Official

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    There will continue to be a heavier version of the PD. As of now we will still make the +. Thanks for the kind words.
     
  2. Babolat Official

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    Still there. just re-pinned it to the top of the page. Must be in US.
     
  3. Roberto_spin

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    Just curious: will it still be named PD Roddick or just a PD Tour?
     
  4. WhereIsMacMac

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    Not sure if this is old news... But I found this in a facebook site.

    Indiscrezioni BABOLAT 2014...
    * Pure Strike: 98 sq.in/ 16x19 o 18x20
    * Pure Strike Tour: 98sq.in/ 18x20
    * Pure Control 95
    * Pure Control Tour 95
    * AeroPro Drive Wimbledon
    * Pure Drive GT Pink
     
  5. KFwinds

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    Anyone have any info on the upcoming "electronic" Pure Drive? How much will this stick cost?
     
  6. SFrazeur

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    Babolat Official,

    I was curious, at least roughly, how many Pure Drives have been sold or produced?
     
  7. JDMasFCK

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    It's going to be released before the year ends and retail price is $399
     
  8. thejackal

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    Guys, if you want to see pics of the new pure strike, look up carolzhao95 on instagram. She got them yesterday
     
  9. RoddickistheMan

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    * Pure Strike Tour: 98sq.in/ 18x20

    * Pure Control Tour 95

    daddy like. Pure control tour and strike tour 95 hopefully will have some promising specs. Hopefully have a ra of 60 or below strung and be headlight. fingers crossed.
     
  10. raging

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    yes, hope she posts a bit more on them & it is good "soft story" marketing for Babolat.

    Once she closes her twitter, that will be gone.

    Meanwhile Sam is back testing, so hopefully she puts out another funny video with Babolat on the Pure Storm.
     
  11. Babolat Official

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    That is a really good question. I'll investigate. I assume you mean all skews (Roddick, 107, etc.)?
     
  12. Babolat Official

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    To be determined.
     
  13. SFrazeur

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    Whatever information you have or Babolat will allow released. Personally when I think of Pure Drives I think of the regular Pure Drive / Plus, 100" at 11.1oz.
     
  14. Bartelby

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    So the storm has split off into control and strike?
     
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    if we were playing the "hot or cold" game, you wouldn't need a jacket, or maybe a shirt in general
     
  16. Bartelby

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    Seems like good attire now that spring is coming in my part of the world. Congratulations on the look of the strike, by the way.

    There is an old-fashioned piece of slang down under that goes 'Well ... strike me lucky' so I'm inclining that way.
     
  17. NKX6

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    Hi Daniel,
    Just out of curiosity, in the beginning when the news hit about the new line (pure Strike) you were writing in your posts that it will be not named Strike or Stryke. (if I remember correctly...)
    What changed?

    And also a more important question, assuming that the specs circulating here are correct why are you not going to produce the Strike tour (heavier version of 320g) with an open pattern 16x19 as well???
     
  18. borisbaseball

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    just saw a guy hitting with some completely new babolats this afternoon, couldn't see what the name was called or had time to ask him but saw it was completely black from the throat to about mid of the head, and a sick red that runs along the top of the racquet. Basic red on top, black on bottom. Kind of like the wilson design or head design, where there is a solid color on top and another on the bottom. Know for a fact these weren't the strikes, so im assuming they were the pure controls.
     
  19. Gut4Tennis

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    What does a full adult national sponsorship include?

    I was told if I had a top 10 national ranking for 2 consecutive years I can get full sponsorship.
     
  20. raging

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    These sound like the Strikes but be patient all we be revealed.:)

    In other news...waiting to see which country wins the Strike ad competition.

    Oz still has my vote.

    To Bartelby: Keep your shirt on!
     
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    DB, If you're a fan of the current Pure Storms, would you advise buying one now before they might disappear in the future?

    If the Pure Storms do morph into the Strike and Control, will the Controls still be the awesome light red and white colours of the Storms?

    Thanks :)
     
  22. Lukhas

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    Nay. Strikes are mainly black with orange accents.
     
  23. raging

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    yes, I heard but bb may have thought they looked red...

    also what is curious is that carol removed her 3 new strikeframes instagram

    off her twitter site..

    think DB or somebody from Babolat had a word:)

    It's all good though.

    I am also hoping Sam is also working with Babolat on a fun video for the new Pure Storm.

    Just to have something else to talk about.:)
     
  24. Lukhas

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    Rule of thumb: save the pics of new gear when you can. :) Yes, even on your phone if you have no other options.
     
  25. Overdrive

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    You should have no problem. Babolat is very generous with their sponsorship policies. :)
     
  26. JAY1

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    Hi Daniel,
    I use the Pure Storm Ltd, out of the new ranges , strike and control, what will be the two rackets closest to the PS Ltd and what will be there weights, string pattern's and head sizes, will they be 320g, 18-20 & 95 sq inches. I get to play test them in a few weeks.
    Many thanks as always for your time.
     
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    the product is not named "stryke"

    specs to come in the future
     
  28. Babolat Official

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    What market are you in?
     
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    ironically they are some of the strictest in the industry
     
  30. Babolat Official

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    nay, not orange
     
  31. Babolat Official

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    I didn't say anything. Our seeding sample have been sent out in some markets.
     
  32. Babolat Official

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    You'll see the new graphics soon. I'd wait to demo the new lines then make your decision.
     
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    We consider people on a case by case basis and product needs as such.
     
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    UK market....
     
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    Can't post picture apparently...
     
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  36. raging

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    sorry Dan...I was only teasing.

    CZ is an unusual one now being a Stanford player but having seen her play, is very good value for Babolat. Will be mainly US market but she is one of the few: talented & smart.:) Probably a good one for future as she plays more WTA.
    Can affect 3 markets: China, Canada & US.

    But then you have got lots of good players/ambassadors.

    Many players/coaches are getting excited, others less so.

    Shout out to Florico: You are a determined poster aren't you??:twisted:
    That is the one thing about the internet/social media; it is fun.:)
     
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    Picture came from instagram... You can délecte it if i can't post it. Sorry.
     
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    I changed my post...
     
  39. JAY1

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    And Daniel how will they both compare with my PS Ltd?
    Thank you.
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    I have both a PS 95 and an aerostorm tour. I love the openness and spin of the aero but it doesn't have the beautiful balance and feel that the 95. The weight distribution just doesn't feel quite right. On the other hand the 95 is a too closed a pattern for me and I find it hard to generate the same amount of spin. Is there something I can do to either racket to fill their respective gaps?

    Thanks a lot
     
  41. Nostradamus

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    Babolat, does all those NEW rackets coming out have that sensor to measure spin and so on ?? It is a feature that I really don't care about. My only concern is that it plays better and easier than the previous models. does this new line do this ?
     
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    Oh man. Those look nice and thin. Lets hope the pure control is back. 11-5-12oz, 67+ stiffness, 16x19 or 16x20 and 6-8 points headlight pleaaaassseee.
     
  44. Bartelby

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    Pure Control will be 95 according to some posters.
     
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    are these the rackets with USB port interface to measure all you spin and Swing speed and so on ?
     
  46. 2ManyAces

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    I'm playing with a Pure Storm as of now, and I like the power and the control it offers. However, the weight and balance doesn't let me get as much racquet head speed as I would like.

    I'm currently looking into the AeroPro Team GT.

    Should I pull the trigger on the Pros, or do you think there are better options for me? Or should I wait for the new racquets coming out

    Thanks
     
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    which posters r u talking about?
     
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    NEWS #Babolat 2014 racchette e corde:

    - Babolat Pure Strike 98 16x19 -> 305gr/ 32 cm. balance/ 16x19/ 70 RA/ Graphite
    - Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 -> 305gr/ 32 cm. balance/ 18x20/ 70 RA/ Graphite
    - Pure Strike 100 -> 290gr/ 31.5 cm. balance/ 16x19/ 70 RA/ Graphite
    - Babolat Pure Strike Tour -> 320gr/ 31.5 cm. balance/ 18x20/ 70 RA/ Graphite

    - Corda Babolat ProXtreme poliestere nero o grigio, calibri 1.25 e 1.30 mm.
    - Corda Babolat RPM Team colore Pink calibri 1.25 e 1.30 mm.
    - Corda Babolat Origin 1.30 mm: corda in monofilamento naturale di poliammide, corda molto morbida e confortevole.

    ...according to one source
     
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    Are the specs of the Pure Drive Play exactly the same as the specs of the PD2012 (in terms of weight, balance, swing weight)? If I demo a PD, will I have a good idea of how the Play plays?
     
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    Back to Babolat

    Hello Daniel,
    I don't know if you remember me, since a lot of people uses to write you, but about 2 months ago I was asking for your help in choosing a stick.
    Anyway 1 week ago I decided to go back to the roots (I used to play 3 yeras ago a Babolat Pure Drive) and purchased a Babolat AeroPro Drive GT, stringed with Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour and I was not dissapointed.
    I think it's a great stick, altough a lot of my friends told me, this stick will give me arm pain.
    I have a 120m reel of Babolat Pro Hurricane and my question (I need your honest oppinion) is what is the significant difference between the Tour string and normal one? (Besides the price :))
    Thanks.
    Best Regards
     
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