Discussion in 'Racquets' started by asiank90, Jul 13, 2012.
an aeropro+ clone?
Looks like it to me.
What is the flex rating
I'll go ahead and guess 12.
Although a 16x19, it has a different string pattern than the aero. Also, is one piece, meaning there is no hair pin. Rather than have a pallet that is added to the frame to give the shape to the grip, there is no pallet. The hair pin is actually shaped like a grip.
Does it play like a stiff, not arm friendly Babolat?
^^^ haven't had a chance to hit with it yet.
drak can you please explain what the hair pin means?
is this racket real. wonder why genesis decide to make a racket similar to the aero pro. i'm interested on seeing how it plays
XL, does that indicate it is an extended length?
The hair pin is what is under the pallet.
As you could see in the photo above, it is thinner than the rest of the frame. In the case of the Genesis frame, the hair pin is molded to be the shape of the pallet.
yea and its supposed to play like a babolat aeropro
thanks drak. sorry i am a noob here-i thought the pallet was one piece? so theres such a thing as hair pin under the pallet?
it is real. i havent strung the one i have to try out yet. the pro supex one is real too. but that one resembles a wilson
Babolat Clone made in China's outback?
just hit with it finally yesturday. actually played a set with it. it does feel very much like a babolat. on the stiff side, pretty powerful. i had full bed of blizzard 17 at 55lbs. groundies was good, serve not as much. by the way i dont like blizzard =/
Seems like the same drill pattern as the Pro Supex Dynamic Energy, am I guessing right?
oh yea-what was weird it i think it only comes in 1 grip size?
I believe it comes in up to a 4 1/2.
the one i hit with did not say grip size. it felt like 1/8
Has anyone tried this one out yet?
What is the grip shape similar to? From the photos it looks in-between a dunlop and wilson.
This page features some more pictures of the Genesis Thunder Power XL:
Indeed, it looks very much like a black painted Babolat APD+. I somehow like it. Looks mean, like a recently uncovered weapon from the secret service. I guess if James Bond was ever to choose a Tennis racquet for his movies, this would be a hot contender. ;-)
It would definitely rise some eyebrows if you walked onto court with this exotic stick. Specs are interesting, slightly heavier and less stiff than an APD+. However, no cortex, so I wonder how it feels and what it might do to the arm.
And yes, I'm also surprised how they get away with this obvious Babolat copy.
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