Igor Andreev's Pure Drive

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Safina, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Safina

    Safina Semi-Pro

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    Andreev's racquet is similar to the Pure Drive Team paintjob, but it has areas of extra white on it.

    In one area off-center at about 1 o'clock it has a large white oval that I think says Babolat on it.

    Anybody know what racquet this is, or what pj it is supposed to be?
    I can't find a good picture of his racquet... sorry.
     
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  2. TalkingTennis91

    TalkingTennis91 Semi-Pro

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    Hm. Never noticed it. It always looked like a regular Pure Drive Team paintjob.

    Can anyone weigh in on this?
     
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  3. PurePrestige

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    Its Lead Tape. He used to have regular lead in long strips across the top of the frame inside. Now he has Babolat Lead Tape which is thicker and heavier it is about 1g/inch. He has 1 strip on opposite sides of the string bed at 1 and 11 oclock. Rather than cutting it in half and placing it evenly on each side of the stringbed.
    It looks to be about 3 inches per piece, though I dont know if they are full or cut pieces. So it looks like he has anywhere between 3 and 6 grams stashed right there across 12 on his frame.
     
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  4. Safina

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    i am not too sure about that....

    it is a white oval that says BABOLAT.. it looks cosmetic only
     
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  5. Duzza

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    Babolat make lead tape with a large logo on it.
     
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