PDRC (pre-GT) vs. New 2012 PDR? Anyone try them?

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  1. LanEvo

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    Hey guys, I currently use a pair of PDR Cortex from a few years back, I skipped on the GT series because I did not like them as much, but can anyone who has tried it give me a comparison? I know it it still early and TW is only pre-ordering, but this is what will help me decide if I should get new stick or now. Any advice or feedback would greatly help. I will Demo for sure when they come out, but would like some first hand feedback from the members here.
     
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  2. ArliHawk

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    I demoed it at my local shop, and it felt a lot easier on the arm than the blue one. The Babolat Rep said the people at Babolat wanted it to feel like the Swirly PD
     
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  3. newton296

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    why not the volkl pb815? its basically the PDR but with more spin, feel, and control. probably easier on the arm too.
     
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  4. LanEvo

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    Sounds good, I will definitely need to demo it, although I don't have a problem with it on my arms as I use relatively soft string.
     
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  5. LanEvo

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    Babolat fan is all I can say, LOL. Well the PDRC is really the first racquet I have actually stuck with this long, so I really wanna continue using it.
     
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  6. ArliHawk

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    Yeah, I think I'd string it with a multi or gut.

    I stuck with the APDGT, but I always keep it in multi.
     
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  7. Yourtenniscoach

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    Original PDR - Hollow, tinny & unstable at times.
    2012 PDR - Solid, less vibration, softer feeling.
     
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  8. LanEvo

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    That sounds good, although I don't get the tinny and hollow part about the original PDR, it is definitely unstable when I frame or hit it at certain parts of the frame, usually edges, but no complaints with it. However, if the new PDR is definitely improved, I will pick up a pair.
     
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  9. Nojoke

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    where would PDR GT fit in this equation?
     
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  10. Yourtenniscoach

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    The PDT GT is a step up from the original but the 2012 PDR takes the cake IMO. The PDR was a great frame for me before I moved to the APD GT.
     
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