Donnay Formula 100

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Boricua, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. VOLLEY KING

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    The problem was that I really enjoyed it. Damned if I do and Damned if I dont.

    come on wasnt it fun? In the end who the hell gives a sheet about who was right or wrong. I certainly dont.
     
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  2. SteveI

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    Wow... you have a lot to learn about this site..."In the end who the hell gives a sheet about who was right or wrong. ".... Everyone here does.. that is what keeps these threads going.. Have a good one
     
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  3. VOLLEY KING

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    Oh ok.

    Then I hereby apologize to Drak. I was completely wrong . I stand corrected.
     
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  4. klementine

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    Drak couldn't be with us tonight to accept your apology... but I accept it on his behalf. :smile:
     
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  5. SteveI

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    No way.. the other rule is.. never apologize..:). If you feel you are right..stick to your guns!! You played the sticks.. you have a right to post your results. Playtests are very subjective. Can't quit now..enjoy the fight!!
     
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  6. Boricua

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    Who will have the last word? Lets make it a tie guys.
     
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  7. VOLLEY KING

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    Ok your hired. Your my lawyer.....go for it.

    You can have 1/3 of my winnings . :)
     
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  8. Boricua

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    What makes it unique in your opinion?
    I personally think its how it moves through the air, its hard to explain. Seems its made for aggresive, topspin strokes.
     
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  9. Boricua

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    I think the thread is now obsolete, nothing to do with Fomula.:)
     
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  10. VOLLEY KING

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    I agree with you. It slices through the air pretty quickly.

    The APD is first of all unique because it's niche wider in some places and thinner in others. This is revolutionary and there is no other stick like it .

    People always think that the APD is very wide . But it's not true completely.....it's actually so thin in some parts that TW has it listed as 0.0 on the beam. Does anyone know why?

    I think it's because the beam varies so much that they can't give a measurement?

    Also Babolats are just more powerful racquets for some reason? I think there is something to that "woofer " thing.
     
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  11. Boricua

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    If you keep praising the APD youll switch again to it, lol.
     
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  12. VOLLEY KING

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    Haha....Ya never know?

    but if you get the cash together I really think you will love the pro one. .....I not saying its similar to APD and I don't want to **** anyone off.

    All I'm saying is that I loved the APD for many years and I liked the Pro one even better . The transition to it was seamless. They do in fact play differently and I agree with Drak.

    Don't waste your time with the formula......it only looks good on paper. It's more powerful than the APD with less control. I have yet to even hear of anyone saying that they love the formula. Trust me stay away.

    I hope that helps?
     
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  13. drakulie

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    klementine, that is a funny post. LOL.

    automatix, bobfl, stevei, and pro tour,,,,, ,thanks for trying to set the record straight. much appreciated.

    Yes, I did. Go back and read.

    Again, too funny!!!

    Uhmmm, I never said this. You must have a serious problem with comprehension, or just like to make stuff up. Here is what I said:

    Notice how I said, "THESE TWO". In other words, the APD and Pro One.

    Like I said earlier in this thread, QUIT WHILE YOU ARE BEHIND.
     
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  14. VOLLEY KING

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    Drak,

    I already said you were right and I apologized.

    What more do you want bro? You win ok?
     
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  15. drakulie

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    ^^Good. Let that be a lesson to you. Now go to the corner for a time out.
     
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  16. VOLLEY KING

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    Ok Drak .
     
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  17. KFwinds

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    No, no, no, VK - do NOT be intimidated by the TTW message board snobs. You have as much right to share your information and findings as anyone else. Bunch of a-holes... yeah, you know who you are.
     
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  18. VOLLEY KING

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    I just checked out the pro one on TW

    When you click on the "compare" TW gives a list of comparable racquets.

    One of them being the Aero Storm GT.

    I've never hit with the Aero Storm GT......anyone know if they do actually compare ? The numbers look similar .

    By the way TW says the APD cortex & GT is similar as well but that's only the numbers. I'm not saying they are in fact similar . I realize that just because the numbers are similar doesn't mean they play similar
     
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  19. John Kawasaki

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    +1 for the Formula 100. I have hit w/new Pure Drives, new Roddicks, x8-315 and find this Donnay more to my liking...swings easy to me @320, more controllable power......
     
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  20. JackB1

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    Is it "bulky" feeling with that thick beam?

    I would love to hear from more that have tried the Formulas 100.

    a comparison to the Warrior 100 would also be great.
     
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  21. jackcrawford

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    Hated the Formula 100, 2012 PD by a mile for me.
     
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  22. Dgdavid

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    You can't hate it. Siobhan said it was good and she's got nice legs.
     
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  23. John Kawasaki

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    I did not notice the 1.0mm extra beam thickness myself, and I'm use to playing mainly with Prestiges and Radicals. To be honest, I did not particularly care for the racket when I first demoed it....the second demo I hit with was with Donnay's hybrid: changed my whole perception of the stick. The swingweight compared to the Warrior is very similar...around 320.
     
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  24. suppawat

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    The racquet looks pretty bulky, especially when comparing to X-Series or X-Dual frames. But it does feel light when playing. It's not too powerful like Pure Drive, but it definitely has much more solid/soft ball feel and gives a better sense of control.

    I talked to one junior player who just changed from X-Black 99 to Formula 100 earlier this year. He said the Formula 100 helps his power game a lot. He's got a lot of free points from serves, beat tough players and finally won 2 out of 3 major junior tournaments in the first quarter. He didn't comment a lot on feel, but so far no arm or elbow issue.

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  25. suppawat

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    The Formula 100 string pattern is also slighly more open than Pure Drive.

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  26. RollTrackTake

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    I demoed the Formula 100 from TW when it was first released. The serving was a standout with the racquet. Everything else I couldn't quite get a good feel for. Groundstrokes were powerful but not well controlled, drop shots were ok, slices were decent. Always keeping in mind string setups are never personalized and 1 week is a short amount of time to really get into a groove with the racquet. I will say when an instructor let me use his Warrior 100 that racquet felt lighter through the air when swinging. Also the weight distribution is a little different. the Formula being slightly more heavier in the head than the Warrior if I recall correctly. I would love to have a month with both racquets to really do a solid comparison. And throw the PD 2012 in there for a tweener battle royale!
     
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  27. JackB1

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    I agree! I tried the PD 2012 today and it was OK, but I preferred the Warrior.
    The PD felt more head heavy and a little bulky on slice and touch shots.
     
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  28. Power Player

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    The PD is a little more head heavy I would imagine. I prefer that on lighter sticks. It makes more sense to me to have a balance 4 pts HL or less on a light racquet.

    I dont really feel that it is bulky on touch shots, and I think it excels on slice, but I have been using it for 2 months now and also have no point of reference since I have not used a Warrior.
     
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  29. scotus

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    Wow, I had no idea the Donnay plant/troll finally got banned, although I am afraid the ban will be lifted in mere 2 weeks.

    At any rate, kudos to TW mods for doing what so many of us here have been wishing for.
     
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  30. Dgdavid

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    What about the Volkl Organix V1? Seems to be a competitor to Formula 100, Warrior and PD.
     
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  31. Power Player

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    What about it? It is going to be rather similar to what you have.

    Look if you dont like your stick, get another one..no one should judge that. But to look at sticks that are similar to yours is a sign you want another racquet. I could see saying "hey, maybe I play better with a 18x20, thin beam 95", but you are looking at racquets that all fit the same category..why?
     
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  32. jackcrawford

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    Nice frame, a 1/2 oz. lighter, though. Swings faster than the above three. Siobhan likes it, too:)
     
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  33. ArliHawk

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    The V1 Organix MP definitely has me interested. Sounds like it's plenty stable and comfortable despite its light weight.

    Everybody seemed to love it and the Formula.
     
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  34. Dgdavid

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    Are you referring to my question PP? If so, the "what about it" is me asking what people think about it. This thread seems to be people asking about opinions on this class of racket and comparing it to the F100 unless I am misreading it. Jack asked about how it is versus the Warrior, others are discussing it vs APD, PD and even Pro One. My questions seems to fit the thread no?
     
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  35. Power Player

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    I just think you are going to torture yourself since new sticks that fit this spec area will come out all the time.
     
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  36. Dgdavid

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    seems to be some negativity about Formula 100 earlier in this thread.
     
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  37. Dgdavid

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    I understand the sentiment but honestly, I find it very enjoyable to know about the products whether I buy them or not and pretty much read all of the threads whether they are my spec/preference or not. It is very interesting especially peoples opinions on it. I would never have even tried the Warrior if it wasn't for reading Jack's thread and it is still my match racket.
     
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  38. JGads

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    Thank goodness. Though he'll soon return in some other evil, annoying form, I'm sure. Only a matter of time.
     
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  39. Shangri La

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    Not a bad option if you're into PD type of sticks. Good comfort and ball feedback in PD standards. But I did feel the 69RA and a bit metallic feeling.
     
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  40. JackB1

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    The PD is 3 and the Warrior is 4, but for some reason the PD "feels" a lot more head heavy to me. I'm sure I would get used to it and I agree a little weight in the head is good for 11 oz sticks. But I have to admit the 72 RA rating scares me a little. The Warrior seems like a PD with comfort. Hard to give that up.
     
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  41. Xonemains

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    hey JackB1 and Power Player,

    any chance of you guys grabbing hold of some demos of these formula 100 and do a review.

    JackB1 can do warrior vs Donnay Formula
    Power Player can do PD vs Donnay Formula

    I am sure there are plenty of people out there who would read this!!

    C'mon, do it guys!!
     
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  42. Power Player

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    nah..i don't feel like demoing man..it will cost me $30 to do it from my shop that has them..not really worth it.
     
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  43. Dgdavid

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    Powerplayer, what is a Black Drive? A 2012 Pure Drive?
     
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  44. Power Player

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    Correct sir.
     
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  45. JackB1

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    isn't it more like dark blue?
     
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  46. Dgdavid

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    Hmmm, Dark Blue Drive doesn't sound as good.
     
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  47. JackB1

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    ok I got a Formula 100 on the way. I won $75 in a March Madness pool and I had a $20 off coupon, so its like I'm getting it for $105 :)

    I have to see if this thing is for real and there are no demos around.
     
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  48. Power Player

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    No it is a black racquet. There is zero doubt about that.

    Wow jack..I applaud your ability to justify buying new sticks just for a demo..lol. After release plus shipping, it is a loss of $30 almost every time.

    But this will be a nice read for the rest of us when u do a review.
     
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  49. JGads

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    New Avatar Watch to begin shortly.

    (I play around with frames more than just about anyone; know myself too well to ever commit to the mighty avatar frame proclamation.)
     
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  50. Power Player

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    Vegas has a bet on a switch happening at 60% just based on subliminal influence from unfavorable warrior review compared to donnay.

    If jack does switch, I think it could be this stick even though money leans towards the volkl about to come out. Severe distate for the one called TM could keep him from feeling 100% ok about the brown bear about to be released to the wild in a matter of days.
     

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