New Aero Pro drive Cortex ?

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  1. dr4hand

    dr4hand Rookie

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    Does anybody know is there is a new model of aeropro drive cortex to come out soon ?

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  2. PED

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    The models usually last around 2 years or so. APDC was released May 2007 so I would think you have a wait of around 13 or 14 months at least before something new is out in the aero pro drive family.
     
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  3. SFrazeur

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    Babolat racquets tend to run a little longer than say Wilson or Head series. I am sure they are probably working on the next models, but I would not expect to see new ones for two or maybe even three years. As long as sales are high. . .

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  4. 1012007

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    Im looking to buy the APDC. What do people think of it. I want a powerful racket with control thats got a massive serve and isnt too stiff. Is this the one?
     
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  5. Cup8489

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    oxymoron? the racquet plays differently depending on your skill level. we can't really just say that it's a perfect stick. it's not MY perfect stick, but others would swear by it.
     
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  6. 1012007

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    lol not mean to be oxymoron but i mean a lot of power with a fair bit of control but not a 100:1 power ratio
     
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  7. grass_hopper

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    it is too stiff and not very powerful, control is good and spin is great.
    PD has stiffer and more powerful, control is bad too.

    you have to decide how much power you need, since it effects control and stiffness.
     
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  8. 1012007

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    So what racket do you suggest in trying.?
     
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  9. SFrazeur

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    The control on all Babolat racquets are great if you have the right strokes. They have what I would refer to as conditional control. Babolat racquets, especially Drives, require a player be able to generate a healthy amount of spin to properly control the ball.

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  10. boilerfan

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    I just started using the APDC and love it. I used the Ncode N6.1 95 last year and played really well with it, but it tore up my arm. The APDC plays very similar but is lighter and I get a little more spin. Both those racquets can be tricky and you need to bring a lot of your own power.
     
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  11. nn

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    you want magical answer that every club player is looking for

    power, control, spin and no pain..
     
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  12. 1012007

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    Own power!! I thought the APDC was meant to be very powerul. I havnt demoed it but judging on reviews and TW i thought it was
     
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  13. SFrazeur

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    Power and control are quite a subjective topics. If you like the specs then demo it. It may have just the power you are looking for.

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  14. BaselinePlaya

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    I use the APDC and find it not as powerful as many think IMO the Pure Drives are more powerful the the APDC. I just use a softer string which helps to ease the stifness a bit. People just like to run out and string their sticks with whatever a pro is using (polys) without thinking of how the string will effect the playability of a racquet or their arms.
     
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  15. PROTENNIS63

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    Yep. We are looking at no sooner than 2010.
     
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  17. 1012007

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    Thankyou very much that was great. Still doesnt make up my mind whether to buy one. I want power and judging by that it doesnt have any and im not into the hole customising business
     
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  18. PED

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    The APDC is not a rocket launcher by any means but it does have plenty of power and I would think you will get alot more pop on your shots than with the LM OS. I used to play with an FXP OS and the feeling is totally different. The 16 mains in the BAB vs 18 in the Head makes a big difference. If you want power and control without customizing than try out the pure drive roddick, that's a great stick.
     
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  19. nickarnold2000

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    Do any of you APDC users have problems with framing balls due to the thicker beam width using semi western or full western grips? I'm used to 18-20mm sticks and the APDC is thicker than that.
     
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  20. ionutzakis

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    I hope they dismiss the cortex bs
     
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  21. doogoshly

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    comparing it to the aerotour i've been using, the apdc is sooooo much easier on my wrist. cortex may not as bs as people make it out to be.
     
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  22. ionutzakis

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    cortex = no feel
    no vibrations = no feel
     
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  23. caverick

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    I've had one for a few months now and haven't experienced that. I'm sure you could easily adjust for the slightly thicker beam width.
     
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  24. akybo

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    Babolat's Cortex technology:located just above the handle, Cortex is designed to reduce harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel.
    ps:vibrations doesnt mean feeling
     
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  25. AT92292

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    Dunlop Aerogel 500
     
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  26. AT92292

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    or the tour version
     
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  27. Zhou

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    What the **** is your problem. You are not posting anything relevant to the topic. If you don't have anything to say that pertains to the topic, don't say it at all.
     
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