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  1. sixone90

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    Now that there are leaks, tell me where I was not 100% correct
     
  2. WhereIsMacMac

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    300ish unstrung, 320ish unstrung for the tour. Very much like the pure drive's (and pdr's) weight. 69RA

    Black's the more dominant color. But with "traditional" pure storm shades
     
  3. Bartelby

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    The Strike seems like an upside down Aerostorm.
     
  4. ArliHawk

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    Will there be a French Open version of the AeroPro Drive for 2013?
     
  5. Artanis

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    69RA seems a bit too much. But dominant black would be a happy return to the old generations coloring style...
     
  6. WhiteStripes

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    The new (regular) Pure Control is 295g like the regular Storm.

    I've played extensively with the Pure Control/Storm lines back to the 2001 version. I wouldn't get caught up in the RA number. Everytime Storm gets updated, folks here see the 69RA that Babolat publishes for the unstrung RDC and they get all wound up and complain about how Babolat is screwing up the frame by making it stiff, blah, blah, blah. But it's the same RA number that Babolat's put out for the Storms for years.

    Still hoping for a playtest review/update from Babolat Official on how the new Pure Control (Storm) plays, and how the new "Flexcarbon" affects the frame.
     
  7. uk_skippy

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    IIRC new Pure control range should be Pure control, pure control +, Pure control tour, pure control tour +, and pure control 95. The 1st 4 are 98's, the last is 95 as was the former PS Ltd.

    There's no pure control team, as theyve moved the 100sq rqt into the new strike range.

    I've seen the new catelogue and those were the rqts in it.

    Regards

    Paul
     
  8. Imago

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    Hopefully, it will be as arm-friendly as the old one, but looking at the weight I don't put much hope into that expectation.
     
  9. Babolat Official

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    If you manage to try the Ltd., I have one interrogation. The current Ltd. has a very flexible hoop. In fact, the PS in general have a very, very flexible hoop. How does the new version compares on that point?[/QUOTE]

    Not carrying in US, so did not test.
     
  10. Babolat Official

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    My initial thoughts were the racquet was slightly more flexible.

    two points:

    1. I have not hit a PS in a couple months
    2. Strung with RPM Team & Xcel, not my favorite set up


    I'm having both old and new restrung this week (with RPM + VS) for a proper comparrison
     
  11. Babolat Official

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    more open string pattern coming in Spring
     
  12. Babolat Official

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    The Storm update is supposed to be softer and felt so in my initial test.

    We do our RA testing unstrung/ungripped...I believe TW does strung/gripped and on their own machines. Our numbers always tend to be a little higher.
     
  13. Babolat Official

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    There is a misprint in the sales book. And our numbers are unstrung/ungripped.
     
  14. Babolat Official

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    Will be more flexible than new hybrid line and APD/PDs.

    The one I tested felt more flexible than PS.

    Specific specs similar to old PS.
     
  15. Babolat Official

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    Candidly, there are over 1500 posts in this, I can't remember every time someone has wrong information. You probably said something that was close to correct but not exact.

    If info is out, doesn't really matter at this point?

    If it is a serious issue, feel free to email me screen shots of all your posts and I'll go through them.
     
  16. Babolat Official

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    Did not feel 69RA in my hit. Our numbers are unstrung and ungripped.
     
  17. Babolat Official

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    Bingo.

    I'm be doing a more extensive side by side comparison in the coming weeks. Initial review: same specs, slightly more flexible.
     
  18. Babolat Official

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    specs have not changed drastically on new PS
     
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    Hi Paul, could you please tell me what specs were listed for the non-Tour version of the Pure Control +? That could be an interesting new model. Thanks.
     
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    This would be nice, since the PS Carbon Xtreme version had an official 64RA value, and felt rigid enough, felt ok for my taste.
     
  21. raging

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    Well played!

    That's good enough for me!
    How it feels is important & putting gut in there will soften it nicely.
    We all know how important strings are anyway.
    I'll wait to test it myself but got lots of players looking for this type of frame.
    Already a fan of Pure Strike Tour, got a good feeling now about the Pure Control.
    If there are 5 versions of the PC that will be making this frame more accessible to more players.Smart & confident move from Babolat.
     
  22. Babolat Official

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    Specific product mix for each market. Europe will have more models than US in some lines.
     
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    Daniel

    Were you here at Newks for the sales meeting this week???

    Tried to find you and say howdy.
     
  24. Babolat Official

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    I was. My first time. Can't wait to get back.
     
  25. raging

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    Sorry yes should have made it clear France, Germany , UK carrying all 5 in Pure Control. It obviously doesn't make sense to sell all 5 into the US when the market for them might not be big enough.
     
  26. Nostradamus

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    Mr. Babolat, does college D1 players get these new rackets released to them before public does. Carol Zhao is already using the Babolat Pure Strike before it has been released to public as you see in the picture. How does this work ? Does D1 players have some kind of racket contract like the pros do ?

    http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=209276739
     
  27. Babolat Official

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    No contracts with college players, is a violation of NCAA rules.

    She probably got the frame from the Canadian distributor. To my knowledge (sports marketing desk is next to mine), didn't come from the US team.
     
  28. Nostradamus

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    It does make sense that she got it from Canadian rep. She is from Canada, it looks from her bio.

    http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208668960&DB_OEM_ID=30600
     
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    I would have voted for scarlet
     
  31. Bartelby

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    Scarlet-red Ferrari would be a good look for a racquet!
     
  32. Babolat Official

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    We're calling it "flouro red"...Pantone 6004. Remember the code on the top of the blacked out frames?

    See what we did there?
     
  33. Bartelby

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    Very clever. I've only just discovered in the past year or two that colour had a Bible and its name was Pantone.

    The number on the frame was a very good clue for those schooled in detective work, but it went over my head.
     
  34. ArliHawk

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    Daniel,

    Will there be a French Open version of the AeroPro drive in 2014?
     
  35. Babolat Official

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    With RG & Wimbledon as official partners, we'll announce celebratory cosmetic model later in the year.
     
  36. Lukhas

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    Hope I can hold a bit of breath for a Wimbledon coloured Pure Control. The SFXs were nice in a Wimbledon colourway, although I would've much more preferred the Propulses.
     
  37. ArliHawk

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    Great, thanks. Guess I'll hold out for a 2nd APD in either colorway.
     
  38. tlimster

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll look forward to hearing about how the frame feels when you get your normal setup in there!
     
  39. Torres

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    When is Syntec Feel being released to the masses?
     
  40. MAXXply

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    I thought Ferrari's proprietary name for that colour is "Maranello Red". I think the Yonex RDTi-70 has been closest to that colour?

    As a fledgling young marketing executive back in the day, a certain Pantone code was imprinted on my consciousness. Heaven forbid I should anger my stern boss, an unreconstructed Madison Ave Don Draper-like S.O.B, who would fly into a rage if the company logo was the wrong Pantone colour shade.
     
  41. Babolat Official

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    Good feedback. We'll pass it on. I'm with you.
     
  42. Babolat Official

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    Should be rolling out in early 2014. To me, it's in between a leather and syntec pro. I prefer the syntec pro (after having been a leather guy for a while). However, a couple guys in the office have started putting this on their racquets (not just the new hybrid line).
     
  43. Lukhas

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    Well I'd be more interested in a Pure Control with Wimby colourway than an APD or a PD. Even if a Wimbledon PD would make sense just because of Roddick, but we already had one last year. You know, grass, precision playing, S&V, very classic things... Doesn't sounds a lot like the APD, the PD or the Strike, much more like the Pure Control/Storm.
     
  44. SFrazeur

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    It makes more sense for it to be the AeroPro Drive. It has been used by the winner of Wimbledon twice*. The Pure Control has never been used to win Wimbledon.


    *Not including Doubles because I was too lazy to look up the winners.
     
  45. SFrazeur

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    Babolat Official,

    Any word on when we will hear from Babolat regarding the TW "Play" playtest? I was chosen and told to expect to be contacted by Babolat.
     
  46. ArliHawk

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    Here's a vote for the APD in French Open colorway, since Nadal owns it.
     
  47. Babolat Official

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    patience, it will be a couple weeks
     
  48. LanEvo

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    Do we get to keep them? Or will we have to return them after a while of play testing?
     
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    Will the grommets of apd fit the pure strike. Or is there any chance for black grommets as a spare? I don like the red grommets but the racket looks nice.
     
  50. WhereIsMacMac

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    I'm almost certain the APD grommets won't fit the strike. (Different beam width, head size and everything). But then again, I might be wrong?
     

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