Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Babolat Official, Dec 10, 2012.
My mistake. I thought they were talking about the Pure Strike, not the Play.
I'm sure the Pure Strike will cost as much as the other top of the line models (PD, AD etc)...
My comment was hoping that Babolat would not break the $200 mark like Wilson has with the Blade 98s at $210.
It is a daring move in the industry. 199 was a psychological barrier, but now Wilson has made it 209 in reality (i.e. not MSRP which no one cares about). Let us see if it sticks, or customers balk at the 10 bucks more.
Ok I get it now. Yeah 200 used is a psychological barrier...
I would never pay 200 dollars for a racquet. That's outrageous.
The Chinese way of living now is requiring higher wages. So get used to it, prices will be going up and up.
Do the current AeroPro drive grommets for sale fit the original AeroPro drive?
That's a good point. Manufacturers will move to somewhere else if prices get too high.
Yes. They fit all APD's.
This is true.
Not sure if you are at the HQ but hope the horrible flooding has not affected you or other staff.
How does this strike tour compare with the aero storm tour?
Thanks. I live in Boulder at the mouth of Boulder Canyon but I am am lucky, my house was fine. We had a couple staff members with minor basement flood. Overall, we fared better than most in the region.
What do ou know about Sampras Babolat frame except the fact is an Pure storm tour?
Glad you are ok & most of Babolat family is fine.
It's weighted heavily (not sure on exact specs, grip size, etc). Last I heard he was using RPM Blast. We don't have any official relationship but when he wants frames, we send them,
You'll have to wait on specific specs.
I was in Los Angeles and over the weekend my SWA flight was full of Denver folks freaking out. Leaving for Metz now and planning to enjoy a strong French showing this week.
Metz? Gonna string? Hope you can cook JWT on his frame if you do string... :twisted:
What is that NEW racket Tsonga is using please ?? please I must know. also is it extended racket ?
For the Babolat Play, will customisation e.g. adding lead or silicone alter the readings it is supposed to provide feedback on, as compared to stock form?
Babolat Tungsten Tape
Disappointed with Babolat Tungsten Tape. I put two full 3" pieces at the tip of my Pure Drive and they flew off from some simple air swings. I also let them sit for a while but they did not adhere any better. It is a great idea, but the adhesive needs work.
Babolat Pure Strike
regards to the froggies!
No disrespect intended.. the draw is stacked with Frenchmen.
Sorry to see Paolo is out but his first round must have blown him out!
But Jo should have a clear run to the final again.
im checking out APD GT and APD lite and im thingking what's the difference between cortex active up against cortex system?
No no no........im here for corporate reasons...........got here just in time to see the start of the JWT/NM doubles - super win for Mahut earlier over Seppi, was not expecting that.
Hope to see if Gillou is 100% tonight
well in my experience ( i played with both) active cortex is better you have more feel and touch than the other also is less stiffer(feels like)
I'm looking fwd to a Gillou/JoWilly final...........but I'm really here today to see how Olivetti does vs Becker. Kid moving up the rankings steady and is huge with big game.
does the new line have cortex??
OMG that stuff IS THE WORST PRODUCT EVER!!!!!!!
I have never been so disappointed - I know it not an expensive product but its just soooooo lousy!
We'll have more information later but trust we have taken into account people string with different materials, use various tensions (which change during course of string life), use dampeners, customize with silicone, lead tape, grips, etc.
New cortex filters more vibrations, plays with a little more control.
That is not good. Haven't had that issue so far but I'll pass on your comments.
Official release coming soon. #StrikeFirst
yes, he must be hitting it alright to take out Mischa, who has been making a steady comeback from horrible injuries...
Does Olivetti play Pure Drive?
At 6ft 8" & that weight his shots will pack a punch alright.
Indoors on Hard? Nightmare for opponent.
Glad to see Pure Strike releasing...can't wait to take Tour out for a spin tomorrow.
I investigated this more after seeing this and a couple other comments. While I had not had problem with it, it turns out it has been a huge failure.
We are no longer shipping any of the Tungsten tape to dealers as the R&D team is reworking the adhesive.
If you have purchased the product, please take it back to the dealer you purchased it from. Our warranty department will work with the dealer to get the product returned. Email me with any specific situations of dealers not accepting the product. firstname.lastname@example.org
will the new racquet have the cortex technology?
Good Job From Babolat
no, it has response woofer & a hybrid frame tech but Daniel from Babolat will release specs shortly.
To Daniel: you don't need a cheer squad but well done on handling the Tungsten tape issue: rather than arguing with Gav because YOU never had a problem with the tape; you did the research & got the right answer from the warranties dept.
Thanks. I had mine under the head guard, which pinned it in place.
Anywhere else on the frame (besides under the grip) sounds pretty bad.
Looks like the Strike is a direct response to the Blade's popularity. Pretty cool stick. Nice to see the player's tweeners are selling well.
I appreciate your candor. I ordered mine from TW. Problem is I threw the packaging away and not sure where I left the strips. All that said, I really like the strips themselves, it is just the adhesive. Perhaps they do not ship well.
Good bunch of racquets in there, coupled with the Head Graphene Speed MP.
That's just marketing hype. Cortex is just a piece of plastic wrapped around the frame.
That would be Cortex............found on Mars........thus it's amazing dampening properties. I thought you would know that.
I'm not an expert but any time you construct a barrier you alter a flow, so whatever the material does this by itself may have an effect.
Its doesn't act as a barrier. Its a piece of plastic that goes around the outside of the frame. An iron pole with some sellotape wrapped around it is still an iron pole.
The plastic is inserted into an indent into the frame so maybe this indent has no effect but usually in the throat area and the top of the grip manufacturers alter the geometry or add a material, usually for stability.
Just saw this.......yea the adhesive was a mess........didn't last 10min on court in summer humidity - to bad as loved the idea (FYI Tecnifibre has some cool 2oz strips that blend into their TFight frames) - sorry to bring up some MAJOR products;-)
Worst was in Europe this summer and our youngest was playing an event and on his serve two pieces came flying off and another was left dangling from the frame........was really kinda funny.
It alters the cross section of the frame where the cortex or reverse cortex is wrapped. The frame dents in there. This does change the vibration frequency at that spot. Better or worse don't know. But it will affect the resonance of the frame from top of frame to handle. It won't eliminate it. Not even sure its necessary.
A more obvious example is the string dampener. It alters the resonance of the string bed. But doesn't get rid of it. It changes it to a lower frequency so you perceive it less. But the total energy in the string bed resonance is the same. Just at a much lower frequency on your racket.
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