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  1. sureshs

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    Will it require changing batteries? What kind does it use?

    Or does it use piezo electricity for energy harvesting and not require a battery?
     
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  2. Razvan

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    String

    Hello again,
    and thanks for the quick reply. Yes, your answer helps a lot.
    I will try to test it also with the Pro Hurricane 1.20, since it came stringed with Pro Hurricane Tour (I requested that) and see by myself the difference.
    So far I can say that the Tour String is a nice one, nice feel, power,etc.
    Best Regards,
    P.S You Babolat guys...did it again. (Rafa won)
     
  3. Babolat Official

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    We haven't released info on the specs yet (but they are more or less floating around the web). They'll be on our facebook page the week of October 15. Thanks for the patience.

    I think there is one frame in the new that fits your profile.
     
  4. Babolat Official

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    Charge via USB
     
  5. vvkid

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    does the new frame will come in junior sizes?
     
  6. Babolat Official

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    not in 2014
     
  7. vvkid

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    early 2014?
     
  8. Babolat Official

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    not in 2014
     
  9. Overdrive

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    BabolatOfficial, if Wilson,Head,Prince, or Dunlop ever creates an account on TTW, I wouldn't be surprised if a flame war to occur. :lol:
     
  10. vvkid

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    ahww cmon :cry:
     
  11. Babolat Official

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    I know the Wilson and Prince guys very well. We usually hang out at the slams. You'd be surprised how civil we are all together.
     
  12. Jrs91

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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
     
  13. Lukhas

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    My problem. The Ltd. is just such a fine stick, too bad I had to put it down due to its ultra tight pattern. The Tour version doesn't play the same, heavier SW but it's worth a try. Is there something we can expect for next year?
     
  14. Overdrive

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    Interesting...

    I assumed that representatives of racquet companies are real estate agents or something.. :lol:

    Did you ever get into debates or heated arguements about the racquets or is there a mutual respect for each brand?
     
  15. johnyeo580

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    Hi Daniel,

    Firstly, I would like to say that I've never been a fan of babolats, but the cosmetics of the new APD and PD have really taken it to a whole new level. Not to mention, the improvement in feel is what really made me make the switch to the APD. Do keep coming out with better and more beautiful cosmetics.

    Secondly, I love the way the facebook page is maintained, especially the uploaded pictures of the beautiful courts. I like the calling in session with the babolat endorsed players as well. However, in my personal opinion, I feel that babolat can do more to attract consumers by improving the quality of their video adverts.
    Out of all the advert videos, the best ones to me were the babolat play and connect videos, and the rest were quite boring and had repetitive music (Current mystery racket adverts #strikefirst and the practice session between rafa and thanasi)
    Other than that, I love babolat and keep doing what you do!

    Cheers
    John
     
  16. Babolat Official

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    We're all passionate about tennis. If we're all doing well, it means the sport is doing well.
     
  17. Babolat Official

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    If we could afford to make all the video the level of the Babolat Play quality...we would.
     
  18. Babolat Official

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    Have you tried using some lead tape and balancing the AST?

    If it was becoming too heavy, you could get a standard AS and lead tape to desired balance, then tweak for weight.
     
  19. Babolat Official

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    I don't have the SW info at hand on the new hybrid line (out of the office today). I'm not sure it'll be exactly what you are looking for. My gut says no. But perhaps it will be worth a demo.
     
  20. Lukhas

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    A PSLtd. in 16/19[18], in a more open pattern than the current one. That would be nice.
     
  21. v-verb

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    Well said Daniel!
     
  22. Michael Lesbowicz

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    Tell them it is because they are Made in China.

    The "Engineered in France" line does not do much good and reminds me of Apple's attempt at
    adding value by labeling their products as "Designed in California".

     
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  23. Captain Ron

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    Strange, while many blame their racquet, I have never seen a racquet be the problem!

    I've won plenty of marches with a made in China racquet! The times I've lost had nothing to do with my racquet's country of origin!
     
  24. Bdarb

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    Would be VERY interested to try that.
     
  25. sureshs

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    They are designed in California, and yes, design and manufacturing are both important.
     
  26. sureshs

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    So November is when the Play and Connect is hitting the stores?
     
  27. GoSurfBoy

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    Just curious. Sponsored player, looking to possibly move into a 1/2" longer frame. Nothing in a player's stick is available to me (from my sponsor's line).

    Will the Strike/Stryke have a + version?

    Thank you.
     
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  28. PureDriveFan

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    Hey DB, quick question about spin.

    If a Pure Drive, AeroPro Drive and Pure Storm, with the same strings at the same tension, were all used to hit the ball in the exactly the same way, same swing angle, same power etc etc....

    ....with the player trying to impart lots of spin on the ball.....

    ....which racket would create the most revolutions on the ball?

    ....and how would the figures compare?

    I play with a Pure Drive and would be fascinated to know how much more spin (if any) I could get with an APD, and how the PS and new Strike/Control's compare?

    Thanks.
     
  29. Rock Strongo

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    I have to commend you for the PJ on the Strike. I saw two in the pro shop today and they look absolutely stunning in person.
     
  30. Babolat Official

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    Thank you for the comments, I'll be sure to pass on to the rest of the team.
     
  31. Babolat Official

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    Date has not been released yet. It will be in 2013 for the US.
     
  32. Babolat Official

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    Sorry, no plus version of the new line.
     
  33. Babolat Official

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    The Aeropro would impart the most spin. I'm not sure of the exact amount as the increase is unlikely linear. For example, the above shot with a control test vs. me vs. Rafa. The differences we observe may be subjective to the variables.
     
  34. Nostradamus

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    when is this new version being released. and eventually in the future, would they make a plus version ?
     
  35. Lukhas

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    I dare to ask again. :) Will there be nothing close to the Ltd. Plus but with a more open pattern?
     
  36. Babolat Official

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    early 2014

    if there is large enough demand for a plus, we'll make it
     
  37. Babolat Official

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    To be brutally honest, probably not going to see what you are dreaming of.
     
  38. sureshs

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    Do you know what the retail cost will be?
     
  39. Nostradamus

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    is Babolat moving away from plus versions now ? because pure drives and aeropros have always been available in plus versions in the past.
     
  40. Lukhas

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    Ouch. Well thanks for the answer anyway. :( To be honest, even a PS Tour Plus with a much lower SW would do.
     
  41. m2nk2

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    Are there still no plans of rereleasing the original APD? Or maybe a TW exclusive just like with the old Pro Staff 85?

    Used ones are selling for around 140 euro each on ****...
     
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  42. Babolat Official

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    They are still offered in plus versions. Remember, we don't sell direct to consumer. We work through authorized retailers who work with us to determine which product mix they want to carry in their stores.
     
  43. Babolat Official

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    nope, good luck on ****
     
  44. Babolat Official

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    In the same range as our other performance frames (PD, APD, PS). Exact pricing to be announced closer to retail launch.
     
  45. SFrazeur

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    $200 or slightly under hopefully. Getting tired of seeing racquets meet or break the $200 mark.
     
  46. palmerop

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    For the Pure Drive Play? I initially read 299 a few months back but the latest figure is 399.
     
  47. m2nk2

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    :(

    Try to plant the seed at least in the office mate!

    I'll check back again in 3 months.
     
  48. Florico

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    Open de Moselle (France)
     
  49. Power Player

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    My prediction coming true?

    Sweet PJ on that stick.
     
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    This is a shame, as the previous version was much softer.
     

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