Pure Storm in 2014

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  1. aidandavy

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    my babolat rep told me that there will be a new pure storm in 2014..anybody else know details?new paintjob? New technology?
     
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  2. tennixpl

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    lets hope, also refill the gap between the aerodrive and pure storm.

    i'd love some fill material to give it a naturally more solid feel.
    I like the current paint scheme, maybe use a darker red and black Babolat lines.
     
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  3. Lukhas

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    I wonder if some people here actually check the Official Babolat thread with an official answering questions (not everything, but a good lot). So yes there's a project for filling the gap between PS and APD, and new PS for 2014.
     
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  4. aidandavy

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    He also said that the Pure Drive Roddick will still be continued when they are updated in 2015.
     
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  5. aidandavy

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    It would be cool if they did something similar to the Pure Control Swirly.
     
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  6. tennixpl

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    yes i do, and most of his answers are vague. they have to know now what they are going to produce since i am sure the lead time for manufacture and distribution are months long. but they won't tell us specifically bc they don't want to have us not go out and buy the current line up knowing what is coming down the line.
    and what exactly is going to fill that gap?????????? no answer. and what is being done the PS line? no answer...just updates and teasers.

    kudos to them for coming and talking to the community though, TW should have a whole area for official manufacturer reps

     
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  7. The Isomotion31

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    Oh really? So it will be another year before I upgrade to the current Pure Drive Roddick +
     
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  8. AlfaAce

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    No sense starting a new thread. All of you need to do an "Advanced Search" for all of "Babolat Official's" posts. All the answers to your Qs.
     
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  9. Andyroo10567

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    Uhhh... Guy, we know when they are going to come out. Its an obvious transition. -_-
     
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  10. Bartelby

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    Forest for trees.


     
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  11. Lukhas

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    Better than nothing. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't know about either PS or AS new lines.
     
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  12. Doctor of Tennis

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    will it still be called "Roddick"? should it? I mean the guy is retired and no longer relevant in pro tennis, and calling it a "Roddick" will no longer help them sell racquets.
     
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  13. aidandavy

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    It would make sense if they did a "Pure Drive Tour", but nope they are continuing the Roddick.
     
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  14. aidandavy

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    Dont be a hater AlfaAce.
     
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  15. sixone90

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    The 2014 Pure Storm line will be renamed Pure Control
     
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  16. jgiew

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    A new Pure Storm Will be in december and won't be red...
     
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  17. IA-SteveB

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    "Agassi Inspired" sure sold a lot of Head Radicals. :)
     
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  18. newpball

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    Not necessarily, I think Roddick had a distinctive style, a style that surely will be remembered.
     
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  19. RetroSpin

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    That would be a big mistake. Best looking racquet in their lineup now.
     
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  20. Babolat Official

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    There will be a new Pure Storm for 2014. There will also be another new line for 2014 that will be more player/control oriented. Hope that isn't too vague but that's all we can say now.
     
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  21. Lukhas

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    Please clarify it: more control oriented than an Aero Drive that is? Not more control oriented than a Pure Storm, that would be pretty tight.
     
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  22. MikeHitsHard93

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    Here comes the pure control...and I'm betting that they're gonna bump up the power on the storm.
     
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  23. Babolat Official

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    It will be a hybrid frame, with power/control/spin in between the Pure Storm and APD/PD.
     
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  24. Babolat Official

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    not exactly. sorry, had to troll to combat my previous vague answers (I give as much info as we can at a given time). i know you want more but the product isn't out yet and we've got to respect the wishes of our retail partners.

    you all can find me back on the Bonjour from Babolat thread. happy hitting.
     
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  25. uk_skippy

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    Prototype frame

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    16 x 19 frame, spacing seems better looking than current pure storms.
     
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  26. Lukhas

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    Not really an Aero mold, but not something I've already seen yet.
     
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  27. YesTennis

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    Is this new racquet the replacement for the AeroStorm line?
     
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  28. JGads

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    That is some really wide spacing towards the edges.
     
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  29. dje31

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    Maybe it's a trick of the light, but skippy's proto pic looks like it's got a REALLY wide / open throat. Esp w/8 strings on the bridge.
     
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  30. Chunky James

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    that looks like the frame that Tsonga had tried out at the beginning of the season...
     
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  31. Hankenstein

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    I have playtested a 18/20 ca300 grams version. EXTREMELY solid! Felt pro-stock. A tad light for my liking and a would love it in 320 grams 16/19 but it´s much, and I mean MUCH more solid then Pure Storms.
     
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  32. parasailing

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    Are you talking about the upcoming Pure Control or the new Pure Storm 2014?
     
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  33. JDMasFCK

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    The 2014 Pure storm IS the Pure Control
     
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  34. Bartelby

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    Some information:


    La marque BABOLAT va commercialiser à compter du 1er Décembre 2013 chez les magasins spécialistes une nouvelle gamme de raquette.

    Cette nouvelle gamme viendra remplacer dans la collection BABOLAT 2013, la famille PURE STORM.
    Elle se déclinera en 3 modèles ( 2 en tamis 630 et 1 en tamis 645 ) avec des poids allant de 280 Grs à 320 Grs.
    Cette nouvelle famille de raquette se caractérise par un profil de raquette très fin ( pour les plus anciens, du type FISCHER VACCUM ou MAJOR X-ONE ! ) et une cosmétique très réussie : Noir mat avec des inserts oranges Fluos !
    Du pus bel effet.
     
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  35. JDMasFCK

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    So according to this, the new 2014 Pure Storm line is called "Pure Styke", it's thin beamed (guessing PSLTD thin) and the colorway is matte black with orange highlights
     
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  36. Bartelby

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    I think it's Pure Stryke. It would seem 19mm thin at least.
     
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  37. Bartelby

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    As we can see from the official comment above, this range does not replace the Storm as it says in the fragment quoted above.
     
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  38. CourtLife

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    If the picture is a prototype then my guess is that the retail aesthetic will be different.
     
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  39. cork_screw

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    I think the thing people really want from this stick is an improvement on the service pace/spin.

    Everyone seemed to really like this racquet overall, except on serve.

    That needs to be addressed when they update it.
     
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  40. borisbaseball

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    I am so confused...

    So this supposedly new line of babolat racquets that come out... will they be the pure control or the new pure storm? Will it completely replace the pure storm family? Or will this be the pure control?

    Anyways, does anyone have more info or pics? Anyone who has tested this???

    THANKS!!!
     
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  41. Bartelby

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    From what I can glean, there is a new Stryke line more player-oriented than even the Storm line and it is as described above in French.
     
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  42. tmc5005

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    I hope they keep it flexible, because it is the only arm friendly racquet Babolat makes.
     
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  43. Bdarb

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    This is like Abbott and Costello haha. The pure storm IS the replacement to the pure control and has been since it came out after the pure control was discontinued years ago. The pure storm will be updated in 2014 AND there will be a new line (presumably pictured above in prototype pj) called pure strike (pretty sure with an "I") and will be pretty bold in the paint scheme from what babolat official eluded to in his thread.

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
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  44. Bartelby

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    The Pure Storm as a name is dead, but the Pure Strike seems to be its replacement with two racquets at 304 and one at 320 and at 280 something.

    The Pure Control is 95, not 98 like the Strike or like it used to be.

    The Babolat Official all but confirmed the split into Strike and Control but the detail comes from other posters who may or may not be right.
     
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  45. Bdarb

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    Pure strike is the aero storm replacement, pure control is te pure storm which he implied would remain more or less similar as before.
     
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  46. Bartelby

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    That could be right, but some people indicate the control will be 95 and the strike 98, but I dont hink he bit on that issue.

    The reality is that the aerostorm line is dead and the storm name is dead. What they end up with in terms of specs depends on who you believe.



     
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  47. Bartelby

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    October 15th seems to be when all will be revealed and its probable that the Strike will have a very thin beam, so maybe the Control will be the old storm.
     
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  48. thejuice

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    It'd be funny if the Pure Control replaced the Pure Storm because the original Storm replaced the old Pure Control of the early 2000s (which was a nice frame).
     
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  49. Lack

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    The design looks clean unlike other babolat's. Thanks for the pic.
     
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  50. Bdarb

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    hope the new line doesn't have cortex. Would be a deal breaker for me and I have high hopes. Especially of the new hole pattern.
     
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