Does Roddick use the Pure Drive Roddick?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Simon Brown, May 23, 2007.

  1. Simon Brown

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    I ask because I think Roddick previously said he used a stock Pure Drive Plus that was then heavily customised to his preferred specs. Having got the set-up he wanted it seems unlikely he'd then change frame. Is the Pure Drive Roddick (Plus) just supposed to be resemble how the Pure Drive Plus feels after Roddick has had it customised?

    If so, are Babolat being dishonest (because Roddick is actually using a customised Pure Drive Plus) or are they doing Roddick fans a favour by selling them something a bit closer to what Roddick is going out on court with? Is it actually anything like Roddick's customised Pure Drive Plus?

    I wonder if Babolat are tempted to produce an Aeropro Drive Nadal with lots of extra weight around the top of the head. We could see hundreds of 10 year olds with bandanas and shoulder problems.
     
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  2. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    well tw stated that the pdr's are designed around the actual weight of roddick, not the real weight of his.
     
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  3. baseliner87

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    so are they selling the ral thing or not.
    i own a pure drive roddick and it's the perfect raquet for me.
     
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  4. logansc

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    The whole thing with the PDR is to sell a racquet closer to the PD Roddick really uses. Hence the weight and stiffness difference. Is it the exact same?? Hard to say unless you take one of his racquets and put it through the tests.
     
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  5. Buckeye10s

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    He He He... I like that one! :)
     
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  6. baseliner87

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    Originally Posted by Simon Brown
    I wonder if Babolat are tempted to produce an Aeropro Drive Nadal with lots of extra weight around the top of the head. We could see hundreds of 10 year olds with bandanas and shoulder problems.

    He He He... I like that one!




    ha ha ha
     
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  7. rosenstar

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    I remember reading in a SMASH magazine that Roddick uses a PDR+ that's between 12 and 13 oz, and a little head heavy. I dont' remember the exact specs, but these are close.
     
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  8. Stringer_Steve

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    In a word, "NO"
    His frames do not have the Cortex system, thus are not the PDR
     
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  9. master_stringer_mitchy

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    spoke to babolat rep, roddick was going to leave babolat unless he got more money. a signiture racket means he gets a cut from every 1 sold. also with his shoes, thats why when he first used the shoes, he used the standard black/red/white colour way, then they released the grey ones with the signiture, now the pro pulses. sorry if this has all ready been said!
     
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  10. chris1992

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    the story i heard is that he uses the pure drive roddick but it was originally never meant to exist just the pure drive cortex standard and lots of people were inquiring about roddicks racket specifications so babolat decided to bring out the pure drive roddick which is the same one as the one roddick plays with except there may be a possibility that he doesnt use cortex but the weight etc... of pure drivve roddick are the same as his racket.
     
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  11. nickb

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    How many more times do people have to be told......HE DOES NOT USE THE PURE DRIVE RODDICK......
     
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  12. AlpineCadet

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    I'm not sure what you're thinking there, but his racket specs are different than the retail version. And if you do a search, he's been quoted to say that he hasn't changed rackets since 8 years ago.
     
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    Is this the longest sentence ever on the message board because I think it is and I would like for someone to look it up and let me know because I think that would be very interesting to know if there was just some kind of new record set wouldn't you?
     
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