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  1. palmerop

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    Excellent, thank you. Stocking up on Babolat strings anyway...
     
  2. Babolat Official

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    February 2014 for the US, world wide dates vary by market
     
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    I think he is, I do not think there would be another daniel becket in babolat, well there might be but I do not think is the case.

    Great find, a lot of great people in tennis
     
  5. Fuji

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    Speaking of: Is there anyway to get XL sticks for normal players? I know a couple other companies where you can get the hairpins off the production line that are 28 inches, then are cut down to size before being sold. Have babolat ever thought of offering this option to customers so that rackets like the Strike and Controls can be XL?

    -Fuji
     
  6. v-verb

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    Daniel,

    Is Caroline Wozniacki coming back to Babolat as she is playing a blacked out Babolat?
     
  7. lidoazndiabloboi

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    Daniel,

    So for the upcoming Babolat Play, I understand that the first version will be a Pure Drive version. Will there be a Play attachment that I can add to my existing Pure Drive instead of buying a new racket? If so, how will it fit onto the racket?

    Thanks in advance
     
  8. Babolat Official

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    I have no idea what you guys are talking about
     
  9. Babolat Official

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    We offer some 27.5 frames but no 28. You have to go through a **** or PS1 and have one customized.
     
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    Out of respect for contractual obligations, at this time, we have no official position.
     
  11. Babolat Official

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    Babolat Play technology comes inside the frame. The first model will be the Pure Drive. I'm "play" testing it right now. It feels exactly the same.
     
  12. SFrazeur

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    Daniel would have to be under 30 to be either genius or crazy enough to spend an hour every work day answering questions from some Tennis loons on an internet forum.
     
  13. lidoazndiabloboi

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    So there will not be a attachment to stick into the buttcap or something. Aw, that's too bad.
     
  14. palmerop

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    What better advertising could possibly Babolat get? Wozniaki is not being paid to play any particular racquet and she plays her old Babolat frames rather then paint her Yonex black... the frame she had been playing until a few days ago.... I mean it cannot get any better than that...
     
  15. SFrazeur

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    Contract obligations could be refering to non Babolat contracts. Perhaps she is still under Yonex or a cooling off period where she cannot endorse another brand yet. Or perhaps she is still considering frames and does not to give free endorsements untill she is decided.
     
  16. Babolat Official

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    There are a couple of inaccuracies in this statement.
     
  17. Babolat Official

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    A little more complicated than that.
     
  18. v-verb

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    Understood - thanks Daniel. Good news that she won yesterday in any case!
     
  19. Dags

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    Thanks for the no nonsense reply. Appreciate it.
     
  20. Babolat Official

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    Ohhhh the force is strong in this one.
     
  21. v-verb

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    LOL nicely put Obi-Wan
     
  22. morandi

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    I would like to make a suggestion for the next run of grips that Babolat produces. Someone came up with the brilliant idea of embossing a huge Babolat logo on the bottom of all of the grips, right smack dab where you grip the racquet. As much as I love your grips, this is a total deal breaker for me. Can they please either move that logo up towards the top of the grip or just print it on so you can't feel it when you grip the racquet.
    I was lucky to hunt down some old Syntec skinfeels sans logo.
    Thanks.
     
  23. Babolat Official

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    We'll pass the feedback along.
     
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    is there any chance that babolat can change the way they make their overgrips? i tried most of their grips and it seems to peel off too soon. I like the grip right out of the package, but it didnt last as long compared to other overgrips that i played with.
     
  25. Babolat Official

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    Which grips specifically are you talking about? There are a variety of manufacturing processes.
     
  26. darklore009

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    vs overgrip in particular
     
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    delete comment
     
  28. xman7

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    Hi Daniel, are there any plans for an Aero racquet in either the Strikes or the new Controls?
     
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  30. colinc33@bellsouth.net

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    Hi Daniel,
    I have recently switched to Babolat racquets, I like the pure drive lite.
    I see new models coming soon, the pure strike, do they use cortex tech ?
    thanks, Colin Chapman
     
  31. Babolat Official

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    The Aero will remain a separate own family.
     
  32. Babolat Official

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    No cortex in Pure Strike or Pure Contorl.
     
  33. Babolat Official

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    You know what they say, if you have to ask...

    The Pure Strike is a hybrid frame between those that want stiff/power and those that want flex/control.
     
  34. xman7

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    Thanks, since the AeroStorm is discontinued, I was wondering if there will be any new Aeros coming out in the near future besides the current Aeropro Drives.
     
  35. ultradr

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    The "response woofer" thing is a new thing, I assume.

    Is there a range of tension for this tech to be optimally effective?
     
  36. Bartelby

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    The Woofer with PEBAX is the new thing:

    PEBA is found in the sports equipment market: for damping system components and outsoles of high end shoes (running, track & field, football, baseball, basketball, trekking, etc.) where it is appreciated for its low density, damping properties, energy return and flexibility. PEBA is also appreciated by winter sports participants as it enables design of the lightest alpine and Nordic ski boots while providing some resistance to extreme environment (low temperatures, UV exposure, moisture). It is used in various other sports applications such as racquet grommets and golf balls.

     
  37. Babolat Official

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    Two frames were not enough, so we created a whole new line: The Pure Strike.
     
  38. Babolat Official

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    Nothing out of the ordinary.
     
  39. vsbabolat

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    Actually HEAD used to use Pebax for their grommets in the 80's and 90's. The CAP grommets for the Prestige Classic 600 and Pro Tour 630 were made out of Pebax.:shock:
    Lotto in the 90's used Pebax in the Futura tennis shoes.
     
  40. Bartelby

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    Head seems to hunt down the latest high tech material, which is not necessarily a virtue, so it doesn't surprise that Head had used PEBAX.

    I wondered when I first read it whether it was similar to Head's recent usage of teflon, which was very short lived.

    With regard to the Woofer question, it used to be suggested that one should string between 48 and 57 for optimal effect, but that has not been mentioned for a long while.

    The new Radicals and the new Strikes seem also to share a lot of similarities.
     
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  41. Babolat Official

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    We're most concerned with materials that make the products better. Providing a quality product that adds value to the consumer trumps being "the first."

    For example, we've been using cattle intestine since 1875 to make Natural Gut. And while we've updated the process in some iterations (I know, you all have hyper sensitive feel and hate BT7), we're in the business of providing tennis players the best possible products. This often means innovation, but only if the time is right and the result is a better product.

    Another example is the Balancer tape. We believed we had an innovation and great product. But the adhesive was not acceptable to consumers and we've halted production and shipping. We're refining the product as we believe ultimately it will be an improvement over the current racquet weighting offerings.
     
  42. swfh

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    Any update on that email? I'm going crazy here! :wink:
     
  43. Babolat Official

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    Targeting end of next week. Making sure we get this right.
     
  44. mlocke1322

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    I'll gladly drive over and pick mine up in person as I'll be in Denver next weekend for the USTA conference :)
     
  45. Babolat Official

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    Sorry, no dice
     
  46. mlocke1322

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    Totally not serious on that one! I can't imagine the logistics required leading up to this product launch. Plus that would have meant I'd be the guy just knocking on Babolat's front door asking for racquets........ nobody wants to be that guy :)
     
  47. ultradr

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    I guess the difference is that PEBAX is used in the "woofer" grommet.
    That rounded shape grommet.
    I was curious if this more elastic material will make the system more
    effective on high tensions I use (63 - 68 lbs).
     
  48. ultradr

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    I don't think one has to be hyper sensitive to notice "BT7". Most people noticed
    it's got stiffer. Whether you like it better or not is a separate question.

    My guess is Babolat adjusted to the polyester crowd who use low tension in hybrid.
     
  49. ultradr

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    What e-mail are we talking about, if I may ask ? :confused:
     
  50. Nostradamus

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    Is it true that if you use the premium Bull Cows, you can make a better string ? Is Bull intestines better material ?
     

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