Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Gerco, Aug 25, 2013.
although no credible answer so far!?
Babolat is A french tennis, badminton and squash equipment company.
The company has made strings since 1875, when Pierre Babolat created the first strings made of natural gut. Babolat continued to focus on strings until 1994, when it became a "total tennis" company. That is, Babolat began producing racquet frames and selling them in Europe. It then moved on to Japan, and later to the USA in 2000.
Most European courts are clay courts.
European company produce most of their racquets for Europeans when they start to make tennis racquets.
That's why I said babolat is clay courts racquet specialist.
But of course they produce racquets for hard courts too. They want American dollars too. No?
Best clay court player Nadal represent babolat.
The Wilson Sporting Goods Company is an American sports equipment manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois, and currently is a foreign subsidiary of the Finnish company Amer Sports.[
Wilson makes equipment for many sports, among them badminton, baseball, basketball, softball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, squash, tennis, and volleyball.
Most of American courts are hard courts.
American company produce most of racquets for American players when they start the business.
Thats why i said wilson is hard court racquet specialist.
But of course they produce racquets for clay players too. They wants euro dollars too.
Best hard courts players Federer, djokovic(he used to) represent wilson.
I didn't mean that you can be clay court specialist if you use babolat.
I think you are smart enough to know better.
There's a video of Delpo as a Junior playing Cilic using i.Prestige MP. Seeing how much he cares about the feel of his frames, I would say it is likely that may go to something he has already played with if he doesn't stay with Wilson.
Could this be delpo next raquet? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...2.130357434208&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf
The Six.One 95 have the same mold as the ProStaff 95 series?
Yonex: Hewitt and Wawrinka
You're right about Solinco.
Pure Strike?... sounds like a cigarette brand.
Because Babolat is evil and has destroyed the artistry of tennis. :shock:
No, it doesn't. The ProStaff 95 is thin box beam, while the Six-One 95 is wide oval beam. The two are completely different racquets.
I am not a Barbie fan (although I really loved the VS NCT Tour and do play with it every not so often, nowadays...)...however imo the elliptical-ish head shape (Pure Drive--specific only) is really perfect!
Loyalty taken to another level
I would love to see Delpo playing with the Prestige Graphene series. They have no one in the top ten representing the racquet, and his playstyle is suited for it.
A guy who had wrist surgery would have his hands flying off his arms if he uses those super stiff sticks from babo. He knows it.
i read this with a Brooklyn accent in spirit of the USO.
Excuse me if i shocked you by apparently not knowing this , but...
can you please explain what is it exactly that's so evil about it and what actually the destructive factors are?
mto, don't bother. Take it from me: Put BreakPoint on your ignore list and your time here at TT will be much more enjoyable.
Now, if I could just convince others to stop quoting him, I would never have to read his drivel.
i have two classic prostaff 6.1 95, and two aeroprodrives 2013
you can argue aeroprodrive is a stiff racket.. but it looks like a feather compared to the PS classic95
But it's not the weight that kills the wrist. I have joint paints too in the past. Playing with a softer but heavier stick actually let me play on without the pain (from using the stiff babo too much). I have the K90, K88, and the PS6.0 85. All pain relievers. The 95 feels not as arm friendly but miles better than the APD or PD.
I agree, I don't understand how can pros play with poly strings in PSC 6.1 95. Even at low tension that thing is tough. Or the physios are so phenomenal that they can recover somehow.
PSC 6.1 95 has a flex rating of 71. And trust me, it plays true to its flex rating.
Just watch the likes of McEnroe, Federer, and Sabatini play tennis and then watch the likes of Nadal, Roddick, and Stosur play tennis. Need I say more? :shock:
Name one player who uses a Babolat racquet that you would call an artist on the court.
The combination of Babolat racquets and poly strings have turned just about everyone into nothing but baseline bashers.
The reason why Del Potro can hit the ball so hard and flat and still keep it inside the court is because he uses a heavy and stiff racquet strung with poly strings. The PS 6.1 Classic has tremendous plow-through. If he went to a big, lightweight Babolat, he'll have to start spinning the ball like Nadal.
Uh rafael Nadal?
Tsonga, Benneteau, polish power?
If you think those guys are "artists", you have never seen McEnroe play in his prime. All of those guys are baseline bashers.
Nadal is about as far away from being an "artist" on the court as anyone can get. He's a brute that pounds his opponents into submission. That is the opposite of being an "artist".
Oh, to be old and senile.
It's a good point though. Nadal may be a great player but he's certainly not beautiful to watch.
Federer, Sampras, McEnroe: those guys are beautiful to watch.
Note how I'm not the one that mentioned anything about Nadal.
So then you think Benneteau is beautiful to watch? You did mention him, right?
Experience and knowledge comes with age. That's why the average age of Fortune 500 companies' CEOs is over 50 years old.
How about Edberg?
i think with Babolat players emphasis/focus is almost only on scoring points (perform just as easy as possible) rather than the enjoyment of playing tennis with style/artistry.
Yes, because being young, stupid and disrespectful to your elders is so much better.....
Harrison-Nadal ; first game ; 30-30
Oh no, another thread going to the dump thanks to... break point.. how annoying.
There is a reason why so many people ignore 'him'. One day, just one day he will take the hint.
Anyway back to topic, if was going to put money on where me might go to next it would be Babolat. Bab could do with another pro that isn't brandishing an Aeropro or Pure Drive. They have the money to pay for his signature and could do with another top ten player (rafa's dodgy could mean he retires before Fed does) and lastly Head have enough top 20 players as do Wilson, while Prince can't afford him.
Or they try to switch Tsonga onto the Strike. Would be clever. But the problem is in DelPotro's head unfortunately.
This is my guess, wasn't Tsonga seen using a blacked out frame around Wimbledon?
delpo should play with volk
Don't know, but I know he has tried a blecked out frame this year around the HopmanCup. Don't know if it was Play and Connect or the Strike.
Is that a joke or are you being serious?
Because a Volkl would be the complete opposite from his current racquet.
You mean because you started talking about which side of the racquet you hit your forehands and backhands with instead of the topic, which is what brand/type of racquet Del Potro might/shouldn't be switching to?
That's because they are bureaucrats, and not entrepreneurs, and it takes a long time in the bureaucratic-managerial ranks to get to the top, as in politics.
Do you read BP's posts? Lol there's no reason to show that idiot any respect.
Um...no. It's because someone with 30 years experience knows a lot more than someone with zero experience.
Would you want a surgeon with zero experience to perform brain or eye surgery on you? I doubt it.
If an "idiot" is someone who understands tennis better than most on here, then call me guilty.
37,687 posts. Keep it up.
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