Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Babolat Official, Dec 10, 2012.
Going to get one for sure!!
Is there anything similar to AeroPro Control Plus coming in 2014 line?
I'm on the facebook page but cannot figure out how to apply.
Edit: nevermind, figured it out.
Me too... I know I could not resist the temptation....
According to a french retailer, pure strike will come in 4 versions:
- Tour 18/20 320g 630cm will come in december
- 18/20 630 cm 305g will come in december
- 16/19 630 cm 305g will come in may
- 645 cm 290g will come in december
Can you confirm this information Daniel? Why 16/19 version comes later?
Is that the new Pure Drive as well? I heard from a retailer that Pure Drives will be updated in January. Is that true?
A slightly Blade-influenced spec range, which is a very good thing.
I prefer the new 305 norm compared to the 295.
Thanks Daniel, Lemme try these @ 57-58
Also got to know that they have a balance of 32cm and whooping 70RA stiffness. Well, it's not a lot more stiff than what the AeroStorm used to be... :lol:
Will the balance point of 32cm or 6pts headlight and the stiffness of 70 apply to all versions of the pure strike? If so that sucks. 70 ra and 6 pts hl sounds like a recipe for TE. Why cant babolat just release a god damn frame with at most a 8 or 9 HL balance and a 60-63 stiffness thats 95-98 with an open string pattern 16-19. Gauranteed it would sell well. They are so obsessed with head heavy stiff frames its unbelievable.
It already exists. That's called a Pure Storm Tour unstrung. Or even an Ltd. if you like the 18/20 pattern.
I assume the 70RA is unstrung, which will come down when the racquet strung. As an example, I believe the unstrung RA for the Pure Storm is 69 according to insert on the frame, and TW gets an average of 63 for the frames they measured strung. If the 70RA is the strung specs, well, I'll probably be passing on frame.
Awesome! I'll be buying the 18/20 305g.
Thanks Babolat for a great Xmas present!
If the Strike is too stiff, guess i'll be buying a new Pure Storm too come January!
....tennis elbow ain't no fun!
70RA?!!! Why can't they make one with 57-60RA?!
What you guys been waiting for all this time.
if these rumours of 70 ra are true of teh new strike that is bad news. im sure daniel said they would be softer ??
If it plays anything like the Pure Control... oooooo weee!!! Pure Control was 72 and that felt great.
Ya. I hope it's basically a new pure control. That's the only babolat racket I've ever wanted to try. Heavy/solid and stiff with a thinner beam. Sounds good to me.
Hello Daniel, thanks for taking questions. What will happen to the PDR+ in the near future? My wife and I are BIG Babolat fans..and really enjoy the racquets. Thanks again
I hope it sticks around in an even more arm friendly version. I've got the 2012 and GT versions, I love them but have to be careful with what strings I use. I can rip the ball with these racquets but if I play too much with them my arm feels it.
A question for anybody who plays the PD: I'm currently playing with an Aero pro team weighting 314 g strung (4pts HL), do you thing the PD Play is going to be too heavy for me to get used to? I will be really tempted to get one but I am enjoying my current setup....
I don't think you will have a problem. It depends on whether you want to monitor all your play, all the time. Also some players forget that correct stringing choices can help enormously with heavier/lighter racquets. Perhaps also demo the Strike & see how you get on with one of those?
Depends on how much time you have to get used to it?
The PD Play is/can be a great coaching tool and I will be using one but I also switch between Aero Pro Team, Pure Drive & PD107. (I play & test other frames, not just Babolat).
Keep enjoying your current racquet!
I Think I cannot anymore, the app/thread is gone.
Have you seen the photos of the Strike? The beam looks pretty chunky to me, certainly not as thin as the Aero Storm Tour
Looks like a Wilson Steam99 competitor.. the two are very similar
Thanks. I just know I won't be able to rests getting one! Being the PD a more powerful frame than the one I am currently using I guess I'll have to string it accordingly. I don't think I need to monitor my game, it's just a case of racquet lust...
Where is the extra long version ?
In your mind !
interesting site, a lot of my friends have been looking for these sticks..you tried the site? all original?
A bunch of people on the internet mindlessly pile on hate for no reason other than to be *******s and that the anonymity of the internet helps them get away with little to no consequences.
I hate using babolat rackets (you guys rank last on my list right next to Prince's current line of rackets), but I fully acknowledge that it is personal preference, and if I was teaching someone other than my son, I would give them a babolat (even my daughter).
Your top 2 rackets appeal to an absurdly large range of skills, even though they're technically tweeners. They're the kind of rackets you can blindly throw at someone and expect them to hit decently with.
I also can't fathom people getting arm problems with your rackets (and even using Natural Gut in one of the cases; just skimmed through first few pages). The only explanation I can come up with is improper technique, which is easy to have with such light rackets allowing you to flick whatever joint you want to get the ball to more or less do what you want. Though for those who use a Natural Gut hybrid, using the Gut in the mains helps. For some reason, Gut in the crosses feels useless. I wouldn't call your rackets the arm-friendliest line of rackets, not by a long shot, but I wouldn't call them injury generators either except in the hands of someone with poor technique (which would be the same for any other racket on the market anyway).
Anyways, if this is legit, keep up the great work and ignore the hate (or humor them for 2 seconds then ignore them and move on). It's always great to see companies connecting with their more interested customers.
Now if only someone from Wilson came on so we could take about bringing back the [K]Factor Tour 90s (perhaps with a bit of a softer build).
Welcome and thanks for taking questions and comments. My wife and I are big time Babolat fans, My question is what is going to happen to the PDRGT+? Will it be discontinued or updated. Andy lives!!! Thanks
Pure Drives GT in general were discontinued as the Pure Drive was updated last year. Usual stuff. You still can find some of course. Or look at the new model, link below.
There will continue to be a heavier version of the PD. As of now we will still make the +. Thanks for the kind words.
Still there. just re-pinned it to the top of the page. Must be in US.
Just curious: will it still be named PD Roddick or just a PD Tour?
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
Anyone have any info on the upcoming "electronic" Pure Drive? How much will this stick cost?
I was curious, at least roughly, how many Pure Drives have been sold or produced?
It's going to be released before the year ends and retail price is $399
Guys, if you want to see pics of the new pure strike, look up carolzhao95 on instagram. She got them yesterday
* 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.
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.
That is a really good question. I'll investigate. I assume you mean all skews (Roddick, 107, etc.)?
To be determined.
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.
So the storm has split off into control and strike?
if we were playing the "hot or cold" game, you wouldn't need a jacket, or maybe a shirt in general
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.
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