new pure drive specs

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by hiruma21, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. hiruma21

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    ~the regular one~
    [​IMG]

    head size: 100 sq. in
    weight:300g
    balance point:320mm(±7mm)
    technologies:
    Graphite tungsten technology
    cortex
    woofer
    String patterns
    main:16
    cross:19

    ~Roddick spec~
    [​IMG]

    head size: 100 sq. in
    weight:315g
    balance point:315mm(±7mm)
    technologies:
    Graphite tungsten technology
    cortex
    woofer
    String patterns
    main:16
    cross:19

    I found this information at a japanese site.
     
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  2. Raymond089

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    Great find! Thanks for letting us know! I am keen on these racquets

    would you be able to send me the link please? my email is raymondle89@msn.com

    Thanks.

    Raymond.
     
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  3. MarrratSafin

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    Awesome, thanks! Look like exactly the same specs as the current PDs. The paintjob look a bit better in your images lol. I watched Roddick with the racquet and didn't like the paintjob at all.:evil:
     
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  4. MarrratSafin

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    www. tennis-navi.jp/gear/maker/babolat/009270.php

    Take out the space.
     
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  5. featherlight

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    what is the website
     
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  6. tiangkim

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    1. any1 one when will this will be released?
    2. will aerodrive come out with the new model too?
     
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  7. hiruma21

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    It`s a Japanese site but is that OK?
     
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  8. dincuss

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    From what ive read it comes out in may and no new aeropro drive model will come out.
     
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  9. tiangkim

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    i m thinking of getting a babolat....
    but could not differeniate pure drive vs. aeropro drive vs. purestorm

    need some helps...
     
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  10. jazar

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    some more info for y'all. the new pure drives will be even stiffer than the previous models. 72 for the regular and 74 for the roddick
     
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  11. Solid Ace

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    In those pics the racquet looks WAY better than the one Roddick uses.
     
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  12. tomas9848

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    I like the color of it.
     
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  13. Anderson9127

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    WHATS THE NEW TECHNOLOGY:-??
    Graphite tungsten technology?
     
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  14. EasleyTennis

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    I definitely love the new pj better than the old PDR.
     
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  15. NotSoSuper

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    I love the paintjob, but the specs are a little dissapointing
     
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  16. babolat15

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    pj looks nice, i agree the specs look iffy
     
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  17. azn_lefty_roddick_jr

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    Specs aren't "iffy" at all; they're the same as the Pure Drive before that, and the model before that one as well... why mess with a winning formula?

    On the other hand, I can't wait to get my hands on the new PDR+. It's been three years since I bought a new Babolat.
     
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  18. OliverSimon

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    haha graphite tungsten technology lmao?
     
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  19. anotherbabolatkid

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    the roddick version comes with marks to help u put lead on the 3 and 9 o'clock areas?! that's handy!

    i agree the pj is better than the last ones... but i'm not a fan of that detail in red on the regular version...
     
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  20. tvp900

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    I wonder if Roddick is using an actual model or if it's just a really good paintjob with the Pure Drive Team underneath.
     
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  21. FedererForehand

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    Oh dear lord... of course he's using a PJ. Just like he used a version of the first PDR that was only PJ.
     
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  22. AJK1

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    Same racquet, different paint, don't believe the hype.
     
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  23. Anderson9127

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    When will be the new Pure Drive to be Out ?
     
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  24. roger nadal

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    wen does it com out
     
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  25. EasleyTennis

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    In May, nice spelling by the way.
     
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  26. IamNadal

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    I'm assuming the weight and balance are unstrung? if so, then the racket is 5 HL unstrung, making it like.... even balance.
     
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  28. hiruma21

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    I think the specs are about when its unstrung.
     
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  29. origmarm

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    I reckon they "reverse" PJed the lead tape :)! I wonder if they actually think the public will go for it.
     
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  30. anotherbabolatkid

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    i don't really think they are trying to fool people or be deceiving... a lot of babolat pjs in the past had subtle marks to help u place lead tape... mostly around the 12 o'clock area... i've been playing with pure drives for awhile and this last pj (for the cortex version) was the first one to come without the marks for the lead tape...

    minor customizing is something that can go a long way into improve ur game in my opinion, besides being pretty fun! it shouldn't be that hard to do. i quite like the idea to have the main brands putting marks to help more people get into customizing their frames...
     
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  31. origmarm

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    I didn't realise it was a common feature. Sounds good if that's what it's actually for. I reckon I just get too cynical sometimes about these things.
     
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  32. Fedace

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    What is this ? where is the Length ? roddick always uses extra long 27 1/2 inche frame. so how long is the retail version on both ???
     
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  33. Fedace

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    Even balance would totally suck for serving and volleying. making it a useless racket for doubles.
     
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  34. Babo

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    Well I wouldnt expect PDR to be a great volley racket, but despite what everyone thinks of the new gimmicks, the pros still use them, and they still get paid millions even though we have the opinion that the frame sucks.

    Personally I think it looks great, and with balance point being at 315mm, I cant wait until May to demo it.
     
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  35. azn_lefty_roddick_jr

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    It's actually not a bad volleying racquet at all; with strings and overgrip, my current PDR+ stands at about 325 mm, or 8 pts HL. Pretty quick around the court, and these two models have the exact same specs.
     
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  36. Hankenstein

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    Do you also LYAO at the Prince TT Warrior? :confused:
     
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  37. roddick89

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    Is this out in the US yet?
     
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    world wide launch around french open according to a Babolat rep.
     
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  39. Magicmax

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    It'll do all of us a lot of good for these racquets to come out soon.

    I nearly have a panic attack every day when I check to see if there is any new news about these frames. lol
     
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  40. BU-Tennis

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    I don't think its the original PD because of the cortex technology. Seriously, i do prefer the new ones (i have the roddick + edition) the old ones tore up my shoulder after a few months of serving. I like roddicks paintjob, much more flashy than the current version. If anybody is thinking of getting this racquet, be prepared to add a little lead tape to the top, just to give it a little more heft and it really helps add that extra zip to groundies and brings the serves down into the box. I think i added about 12 grams in total at about 4 and 7 o'clock.
     
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  41. VamosVato

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    When will they be out by
     
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  42. Babo

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    I heard May
     
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  43. adlis

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    over 10,000 posts and you need to ask? there will be a 27.5 and roddick uses a 28 NOT a 27.5
     
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  44. SFrazeur

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    That's the first I've heard of his being 28".

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  45. Mdubb23

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    Ditto that. Adlis, you mind citing your source?
     
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  46. SFrazeur

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    His racquet that is, his racquet. I know some of you being 12. . .
     
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  47. Mdubb23

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    Oh, his stick. Thanks for clearing up any confusion.
     
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  48. Fedace

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    I am curious. this is much more lighter than previous pure drives. only 300 grams. I wonder why Babolat decided to go light weight route. Taking lessons from YONEX ??
     
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    Much lighter ? 11.1 v/s 11.2 :confused:
     
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  50. 2nd_Serve

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    Nice racket. But it seems like it's exactly the same to the Pure Drive that is available right now. Woofer, cortex, graphite. Whats going to be different?
     
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