Got to hit with the next Pure Drive

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  1. clay.baker13

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    A babolat rep came to my club and let me hit with the Pure Drive coming out in February. It had good power and spin. Had excellent control. It is also a blackish color. He also showed us a string called rpm team. It's a softer version of rpm blast. The racket was strung with the rpm team.
     
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  2. RafatheChamp

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    did you snap any pictures of it?
     
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  3. BagelMe

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    This was a very enlightening thread
     
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  4. quest01

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    Cool, do you have any pics, also I'm intrigued with the new rpm team strings. I use the rpm blast, I wonder if there is a noticeable difference between the two.
     
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  5. El Diablo

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    ^^^ this thread is like those Audi commercials with the guy who has an A8 in the driveway but ignores it while his friends marvel at his good fortune.
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Could you say anything re how did it differs from previous versions?
     
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  7. kimbahpnam

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    i thought rpm blast was soft already
     
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  8. schap02

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    Yea I played with the RPM team as well, not a bad string but Im not a RPM fan anyways so I can't comment much on either, agreed the new pure drives are pretty sweet, waiting for the plus model to come in and then I will give it a whirl, Babolat did a great job with the cosmetics...
     
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  9. Limpinhitter

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    Ever played with the current version? Compare and contrast?
     
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  10. MCN

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    Does it give you tennis elbow like the original?
     
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  11. Power Player

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    A Pure Drive with power and spin?

    Insanity!!!!!
     
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  12. Bartelby

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    Apart from the look, isn't it supposed to be exactly like the current one?
     
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  13. AlpineCadet

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    BREAKING ALPINECADET NEWS: I heard the stiffness of the new PD is going to be around 75+ STRUNG. Yikes!
     
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  14. zapvor

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    i took some pics of it the other day. could take it out for demo too but i am not a babolat racket guy
     
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  15. DrewRafter8

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    I've played extensively with it and have posted pictures but alas they came down. If you want pictures, email me. I have spent a good bit of time with the 2012 PD+ and will switch to it as soon as I can get my hands on a couple copies. I am an APDC+ user but have leaded mine to 338 grams. The new PD plays like you would expect but it has a different feel to it this time. It plays rock solid, like the original version and swirly. My hitting partner plays with the swirly and the new PD feels spot on with it. The stiffness of the PD from what I was told would be 71 or 73 unstrung. String it up and it's similar flex to my APDC's. The main difference between my APDC and the new PD is the solid feel. To me, APD's have always (yes, including GT) had a hollow feel to them but the results have been good, I've played my best tennis with the stick. However, this PD was too good to put down. Rock solid stick.... Just remember, this is the + that I've had my hands on.....
     
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  16. swfh

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    how can I email you? I want some pics!:)
     
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    Use my screen name
     
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  18. ben123

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    so whats the difference between the new and the old pure drive gt now?
     
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  19. Ross K

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    Congratulations - these remarks have got my attention! :) BTW I've seen the pics and I like the new darker cosmetics... like the Swirly eh? Hmm...:cool:
     
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  20. dgoran

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    That is because PD Swirly and new PD have the same stiffness of 75

    -Goran
     
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  21. dParis

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    I know what you mean. After reading the OP, I felt like I've been playing this racquet for years...
     
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  24. DrewRafter8

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    I spent just a little time with the PDGT+ when it first came out. I was debating a switch to it or the APDC+. Ultimately, I just had a disconnected feeling when hitting with the PDGT. Feel is all subjective, but for me the PDGT just didn't feel right. The PD 2012 is a throwback. I've played with the Swirly and original PD models and always had a fondness for the way they hit. The 2012 seems to be much more similar in feel to those "older" sticks then any of the post cortex models.
     
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  25. user92626

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    I have always been an apdc user but I still consider the current blue pdgt more stable and tame. It gives me the feeling that the racket is perfectly within grasp and I could control every inch of it. I can't say enough good thing about it! :)
     
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  27. ben123

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    the standard racquet is listed the same. http://web.archive.org/web/20011102211055/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=BPD

    anyways so tw always lists racquets strung? so basicly tw will list the new pure drive with the same stiffnes of 70 just like the old puredrive gt?
     
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  28. Nostradamus

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    so it is more flexible if unstrung ? lol
     
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