New PDR vs old

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisMD, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. TennisMD

    TennisMD Semi-Pro

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    So those that hae hit with both and real difference. It appears new PDR received a more favorable review, but all new reviews are higher in ratings. Curious what other board members think
     
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  2. PrinceMoron

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    Well, would love to help but 3 weeks after ordering still no show. Are the French all on holiday?
     
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  3. Dennison

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    I have new PDR. I have to say I never experienced such feel from Babolat racket, PD or APD. It doesn't feel hollow. I think swing weight is lower and it is much easier to swing. It swings like APD actually.

    I think power is a bit less, but overall it is better than the previous PDR GT.
    Spin, control and stability are excellent.

    I strung it with Signum Tornado 1.23 54lbs full bed
     
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  4. srvnvly

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    It's so good, I made the switch from the APDGT. Lower swing weight, increased power and a comfortable racquet. It took me a few hits to get used to the higher static weight, but it didn't take long and I love the increased power.
     
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  5. tennisnut09

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    How is the power level? Have you tried it with any other strings beside tornado? Thanks!
     
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  6. Dennison

    Dennison New User

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    Power is there, I think it is more powerful than APDGT. Overall I found that power, spin and control are very nicely balanced. I never felt like there is too much power.

    If you want massive power potential look at PDR +.

    I only tried it with full bed Tornado
     
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  7. SVP

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    The new PDR has a slightly plusher, less hollow, less clangy feel than the old PDR. The old PDR produces a little more sting on groundstrokes for me.

    If I stare at the paint job on the old PDR too long, it starts to look tacky to me, but I still like it. The paint job on the the new PDR is cool- like a rave party, mostly black with red and blue highlights.
     
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  8. TennisMD

    TennisMD Semi-Pro

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    thanks for the replys
     
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  9. sandiegoman

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    The new pure drive seems to have more spin potential also
     
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