Is Babolat Aerobeam Technology Works??

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  1. stalako

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    Is good players who are using babolat aeropro drive raquet find this technology usefull???
    Is it moving in the air more efficiently?????
     
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  2. Babb

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    Even if it does work, Prince's speedports are better for making the racquet move through the air more efficiently.

    This is not a comment on racquet performance at all though.
     
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  3. stalako

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    i am not talking of o port technology but aero beam technology.
     
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  4. Nellie

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    I think that the neck in the aeropro actually works very well, but not for the reasons adverstised by babolat. The aero does not make the racquet swing faster. Instead, the racquet is stiff in the vertical direction of the top spin (up and down motion) but flexible in the horizontal direction
     
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  5. El Guapo

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    If they sell more racquets to people who don't know any better, then it works.
     
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  6. iplaybetter

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    as mentioned before i believe it ads stiffness, but not aero
    that shape on a tri bike=yes, tennis racket=no
     
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  7. kcmiser

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    Nellie's point about frame flexing is interesting, but I have no idea if he is correct about how it flexes in the vertical versus horizontal plane, much less if that would make a noticable difference in how the racquet plays.

    However, the idea that the throat shape has a significant aerodynamic benefit is simply silly. What is even funnier is that in a tennis swing, the hoop moves more than the throat, and Babolat tells everyone it is an advantage having an aerodynamic throat, but does not mention the APDC hoop is 26mm, which would be aerodynamically sluggish versus a 19 mm hoop.
     
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  8. anbu4ever11

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    all i know is that on both the apdc and aerostorm they swing lighter then other frames with similar specs.overall i dont care whether it works or not as long as its a good stick.
     
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  9. Syfo-Dias

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    I don't think humans can swing a tennis racquet fast enough for aerodynamics to really come into play. It's a marketing gimmick.
     
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  10. El Guapo

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    You're really trying to claim that the APDC swings lighter than other racquets with similar swingweights because the throat is aerodynamic in one plane and terribly un-aerodynamic in the other plane? LOL

    That crap would only work if you were hitting flat, eastern forehands which is exactly the group that the APDC is NOT aimed at.

    Total marketing garbage used to sell sticks to suckers.
     
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  11. herosol

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    it might be garbage. but the frame is awesome.
     
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  12. El Guapo

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    I'm not debating that. The so-called "technology" is total garbage. The same goes for Fischer. They make great sticks but their replusive magnets are possibly the dumbest tennis "technology" ever marketed.
     
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  13. anbu4ever11

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    not saying its the aerobeam at all could be maybe its that and other things,idk and i really dont care all racket brands to me are full of crap just find a stick you like and buy it.thats all that matters.
     
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  14. herosol

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    hmm. i don't think it really works, but one question.
    What if the Aero line was made with a standard kind of throat.

    Would it be different? Worse? Better?
     
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  15. El Guapo

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    Exactly right. Unless you're buying a Prince (their O-ports and speedports really do work and change the feel of the frame), none of the "technology" matters at all. Magnets, aerogel, microgel, liquidmetal, ncode silicon, karophite black, aerobeams, DNX, etc are just marketing gimmicks used to sell more frames.

    If you have a stick that you like, keep it. If you want a new stick, buy one based on how it feels to you and how you play with it. Don't pay any attention to which pro plays with a paintjob of that frame, what "technology" is incorporated into the frame or anything else.
     
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  16. babolatisduhbomb

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    i use it im a 5.0 player im one of the best in the southwest
     
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  17. El Guapo

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    no one cares
     
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  18. staedtler

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    I think if the Aero line was made with your standard box beam or rounded beam like the PD,well I think youd end up with the Pure line.

    As for my opinion on the Aerobeam, I kind of feel a difference. Ive played with the APD for a solid 4-5 months, and also messed around with a friend's PD. As stupid as this might sound, and it does sound stupid, I felt with the APD, I was more inclined to really swing upwards to get some massive topspin with the APD, -where as the PD, I was hitting a good amount flatter. Obviously other factors are probably involved. Maybe I was trying to channel Nadal when I was playing with the APD, who knows, but that could very well be the reason. Ive moved on since then.
     
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  19. ledor

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    they are comparing aero to the Pure Drive, which are totally different shapes. Aero wins in manueravability and spin.
     
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  20. Micky

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    Hola kcmiser,

    The hoop is 26mm but it the throat is much less. The longitudinal distances at 26mm is much shorter on the APD(C) than the PD line. Hence it is more aerodynamic.
     
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  21. alfa164164

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    Can't believe I'm going to put this out there, but yes, IMO the racket without a doubt does cut through the air easier, I'm convinced of that. But, control is not its strongest suit.
     
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  22. El Guapo

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    And you probably also think that the APDC "cuts through the air" much slower when hitting a backhand slice.
     
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