Moyas pure drive!

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by slokie, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. slokie

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    I have noticed that many pros (like moya) use the old pure drive team instead of the new model with the cortex?Whys that ?does it play better-different?
    any opinions??
     
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  2. ericsson

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    It's about feeling, pro's don't like to switch a lot, most are very superstitious, it doesnt nessecerly play better but you can say it plays different...
    If you give Moya todays PD customized to his specs i don't believe he would play better or worser but in his mind it could change.
    Btw: the first PD's were a little flexier.
     
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  3. jura

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    Hm, Moya's racket has 70 RA - are the actual PD's stiffer?
     
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  4. slokie

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    they also have 70 stiffness rating
     
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  5. Aeropro master

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    i heard moyas raquet had the same weight as a stock pure drive
     
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  6. TMCW140

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    not many pros seem to like cortex
     
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  7. 35ft6

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    I heard Moya used a slightly smaller version.
     
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  8. Jonny S&V

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    Yeah, but it's at least 10 pts head heavy from what I can remember. I think Jura did the specs on it. He swings an absolute club.
     
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  9. orangettecoleman

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    my understanding is that moya actually uses the predecessor of the pure drive, i think it's called the soft drive or something like this.
     
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  10. El Guapo

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    It's the first pure drive that wasn't sold in the States. Well before their Woofer garbage.
     
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  11. 2nd_Serve

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    Could you show us a picture of that pure drive? I'd like to see it. And woofer garbage? Really? ahahaha. I actually really like how that woofer thing feels.
     
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  12. ericsson

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    I have one at home, i will take some pics...
     
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  13. Hambit

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    He doesn't use the old pure drive... it's a paint job. He actually uses the soft drive (weighted), Babolat painted it for him as the pure drive isn't on their performance range. I know this because a friend of mine works for babolat in the design and manufacturing section.
     
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  14. mrmo1115

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    Moya uses the old pure drive without having to use the new pj is because he is the first babolat player to make a noise, so they just let him to do whatever he wants. He gets priority because he is one of the people who made babolat a big brand name.
     
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  15. featherlight

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    if moya is using the soft drive why doesn't babolat do a PJ of the "new" cortex version
     
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  16. ericsson

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    Well, tell your friend he is wrong, according to Thomas Martinez (a well respected member here) he uses the original Pure Drive with a balance of 35cm!
     
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  17. ichibanosaru

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    I've strung a number of first and second generation Pure Drive sticks (sans Cortex), and in my opinion, they are much more solid and do not wiggle around and/or deform in the machine nearly as much as the newer versions. Again, this is just my opinion :?

    Take care and have a good week!
     
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  18. mrmo1115

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    Yeah, I highly doubt that Moya is using the Soft Drive .
     
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  19. kelz

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    They're the same racquet.
     
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