PD v.s. APD

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  1. dewey2110

    dewey2110 Rookie

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    I know this is the super old topic...but I'm trying to compare these two racquets
    Pure Drive and Aeropro Drive. Anyone used or demoed them both?Which one would you recommend?What are the differences?Which one did you like?
    Many thanks!
     
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  2. hpark927

    hpark927 New User

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    Interesting topic to me as well

    First of all, I like both. And one thing I can tell is you won't regret whichever you select if you want to use this type of racquets such as O3 white, DNX8, and possibly RDX300 or RDS001. Please note the following is just my own humble opinion comparing "only" these two sticks.

    PD - swings lighter, more maneuvarable, comfortable and powerful
    APD - stiffer, better control, more spin potential

    I would rate in terms of TW's review categories as...

    Overall - APD
    Volley - PD
    Top spin - APD
    Slice - Tie
    Ground stroke - APD for spin, PD for flat
    Service - Tie
    Feel - APD
    Comfort - PD
    Stability - APD
    Maneuvarability - PD
    Control - APD
    Power - PD

    Also I believe you've already done enough searches on this issue. Anyway, the followings are some of threads that I think might be useful.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=74921&highlight=poll+babolat

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=82391&highlight=poll+babolat

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=42946&highlight=poll+babolat
     
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  3. dennis1188

    dennis1188 Semi-Pro

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    I play currently w/ the APD 4 3/8, previously i hv also tried (and sold) the PD (strung w/ vs gut).
    IMO, the APD is more flexible, APD much easier to generate topspin and kick serve, APD has lower swing wt, than the PD. Otherwise, the rackets r very similar specs. feel etc.cheers
     
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  4. The Pusher Terminator

    The Pusher Terminator Banned

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    Everyone seems to think that the pd is more powerful. Everyone is wrong.

    According to www.racquetsportsindustry.com the APD is more powerful.

    This is porbably due to the fact that the APD is more aerodynamic and swings faster.

    The PD and the APD are virtually the same racquet except that the APD is more maneuverable. I don't undrstand why anyone on earth would choose the PD. Maybe its because Roddick and most juniors use the PD.

    Anyway here is the info from the last time this question was posed:




    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com...cquet_map.html pd
     
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