i finally got to hit with the babolat pure drive roddick!!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tennis91, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. tennis91

    tennis91 New User

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    i just played with this racquet about 1 hr ago and now i see it has good power compared to the other racquet i demoed (babolat pure drive team) which was weaker than my previous racquet. I played pretty intensivly for about 2 and a half hours. And my shoulder or arm started gettting tired but the weight wasnt as heavy as i thought. But my other racquet was really light so is it just that my arm is getting used to the racquet? Or does this mean its too heavy?
     
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  2. You cannot be serious !!!

    You cannot be serious !!! Rookie

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    I've demoed this frame too, and after the 2nd day my elbow started hurting. Apparently its tough on the arm/shoulder because its pretty stiff. And it wasn't the strings too - it was strung with a soft multi
     
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  3. Noveson

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    I've played quite a bit with the new PD, and have had no arm problems at all. I love this stick. Maybe the Cortex actually does something, because it feels very nice.
     
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  4. tennis91

    tennis91 New User

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    yeah the cortex is nice.
     
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  5. Richie Rich

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    you probably just need to get used to the weight of the PDR. strung it's close to 12 oz. quite a big jump from what you were probably using before.

    tiredness is ok - just don't ignore elbow pain or shoulder pain with this racquet.

    btw what did you string it with?
     
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  6. Noveson

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    Wow after hitting with the aero pro it doesn't feel so nice anymore. The apd had a nice pop sound and feel why the pd felt just soft. Is this string tension or what because I thought the apd is supposed to have more power.
     
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  7. JerodT

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    String it with Pro Hurricane Tour in the high-50's, very nice feel.
     
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