**The PURE DRIVE 2012 Forum (club)**

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by BC1, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. LanEvo

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    What type of hybrid? Is it Poly Mains and some sort of Multi/Syn Gut Crosses? Or the other way around?
     
  2. BC1

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    I went with power players recommendation, gut mains and poly crosses. I am using Babolat VS touch gut at 60 in the mains and Lux alu power in the crosses at 58. I imagine any good gut and decent poly would work. I love it.
     
  3. YesTennis

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    Just curious why you can't use them as you've obviously been a long time user?
     
  5. YesTennis

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    Thinking about a new Babolat Team Line bag for the PD's. What color do you think is best for the PD's- the black or blue?
     
  6. LanEvo

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    TE probably.
     
  7. DrewRafter8

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    Blue is what I went with when I got my package. I liked the brighter color of the blue bag.
     
  8. JackB1

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    I got the red 12 pack, which is a really nice bag. Its not as big as most 12 packs and fits 4 racquets nicely and has a large middle section.
     
  9. JackB1

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    ok PP, just got done stringing up my PD with Nat gut / Cofocus at 56/52. Can't wait to try it out. I hope my strjngjob holds out because one knot I pulled too tight and it started to fray a little. I put a drop of crazy glue on it and it's holding through some ball bouncing.
     
  10. DrewRafter8

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    Mine is a 12 pack too. It's not as nice as Head or Wilson top line bags but again it was part of the package so I don't complain. I just wish it had two thermo compartments like the older Aero bag.
     
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    I know, it only has one :-(

    I am tempted to cut the thermal material out of an older Head bag and put it inside the other pocket of the Babolat.
     
  12. YesTennis

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    thanks. think I'll get the 12 pack instead of the 9
     
  13. YesTennis

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    Agreed. The aero bag really is nicer. Guess it would be lame to use an Aero bag with the PD
     
  14. Power Player

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    Enjoy the gut poly guys. There is nothing better. I tried out a second stick with a full job of microfibre. Its a very nice string, but I was missing the gut/poly rather fast.

    All you have to do is stay in control and you can hit so hard and get so much spin.

    Plus the racquet feels perfect as well with this setup.

    I should add the second PDR I got weighs exactly the same. so both racquets are matched up with the same weight and balance.
     
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  15. BC1

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    My pdr strung without overgrip or dampner is 11.8, or 334 grams. Maybe a tad heavier then spec, but perfect.
     
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  16. BC1

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    It appears as though there are as many, or myabe more, roddick users out there as standard. I edited the OP to better welcome ALL types of the pd2012.
     
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    Hope to try this out tonite!

    I hope I didn't go too low on the tension (56/52), but I want some free power.
     
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    Its just a little low, but just hit with topspin and a controlled swing.
     
  21. LanEvo

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    I just did an Polylon 17/E-Matrix 17 52/53 setup last night, gonna test it out tonight. It was the only string I had up here with me this week. All my good string is at home, but hoping it plays decently. I want the spin potential serves from a poly, and the control from the multi on the return and receiving game. We will see how it is.
     
  22. JackB1

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    I'm sure I don't swing as hard as you do, but I do take a full pretty good swing when I have the time.

    My multi / poly hybrid at 58/55 was a little low powered for me, so I am trying to go off of that.
     
  23. Power Player

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    actually you have the PD and not PDR, so you will be good to go. I was thinking PDR here...it hits with mammoth power.
     
  24. JackB1

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    The regular PD actually has less power than the Warrior.
     
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    Hi fellas. Feeling left out :(
    So, what's the latest. PP switched fully to PDR. BC1, you made a final choice? Any chance of Jack moving through? What about the others in here?

    BC1, how is the 1hbh coming along with PDR?

    Had it out again today back to back with POG but no change really, POG is the one for now. Just wondering if I can get something like that in a 98-100 sq inch size. Listed the PDR and PST.
     
  27. JackB1

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    David...what didn't u like about the Rebel 98?

    I am sticking it out with the PD for now...no desire to go to the PDR.
     
  28. Dgdavid

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    Rebel was nice but I preferred the Warrior 100. Never tried the Rebel with a poly though which is definitely my preferred string. Arm is hurting from the POG after three sets tonight, never had arm trouble really - the racket gods hate me...

    ps. did you ever try the Exo3 Tour 100 18x20? I tried the 16x18, too spinny.
     
  29. ZeroSkid

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    noooooooooooooob club
     
  30. DrewRafter8

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    Meant to ask earlier, what did you end up doing with the BD+ you have? Are you hoarding racquets like I tend to do?
     
  31. Power Player

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    What the hell is wrong with you man? lol..you make so many posts like this..I guess you are a kid. Maybe grow up a little?


    Drew once I made the decision to stay standard, I sold my BD+s in one day. They are pretty incredible sticks, but I do seem to play a little more comfortable with standard.
     
  32. DrewRafter8

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    I've liked the standard PDR from the few hits I've had. I'm used to the extended length and the longer grip really helps me. I'm 6'5" with big hands. I can't comfortably hit a two hander with a standard length stick. Now if I ever exclusively switch to my one hander.....
     
  33. JackB1

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    OK, I got to play 3 sets of dubs tonite with my PD12 with gut/copoly hybrid. Very nice indeed! Power level was perfect at 56/52. Really easy smooth power for deep groundstrokes. Had almost zero flyers...most misses when swinging too hard were in the net. Its amazing how much control I have with this thing. If I give it a loopy low to high swing, I can swing from my heels and the ball will still go in. The racquet is so spinny with gut/copoly, you have to drive the ball a little more than usual if you want to drive it through the court quickly.

    This setup just makes everything about the PD12 even better. Very soft feeling and loads of touch. Definitely beats the multi/copoly setup, but I think I'll keep one of each and use the multi/copoly for practice and when its slightly wet out. But I think I am going to make the gut/poly my goto setup for the PD12. It just doesn't get much better.
    Have been using Head gut, which I think is made by Pacific? So after 1 more half set of that I need to find a new brand of gut.
     
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    So nice to hear your enjoying the String setup. I have been playing with a PD12 with Legend / Alu rough and it feels dynamite. I'm so tempted to make the switch to this frame full time. I'm a pretty defensive player so making myself be agressive with my swing speed is key to making this setup work for me. So weird that I'm loving a Pure Drive.
     
  35. BC1

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    Still haven't got a lot of intense match play with the PDR, but from what I can tell, it is going to be the one. It seems to do everything a tad better then the pd. And it is so solid. I'm assuming if the weight turns out to be an issue during a long match I feel postive I could pull out the standard pd and hardly miss a beat. Might even play better with it after "warming up" with the pdr. The gut/poly is very good in this racquet. It makes the sweet spot so sweet. I can see a little of what PowerPlayer was talking about now.
    Go with what is working for you. The POG is a classic for a reason (never tried one. And I refuse to!! not touching anything else).
     
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    Good to hear Jack! This string set-up is amazingly nice. It's going to be hard to switch to anything else. It is amazing how different it is with gut in the mains. I had the same hybrid before, but with the poly in the mains. It was fine but nothing special and preferred all poly. Not now. This is so sweet. I am using the vs gut. I think its great, but I'm sure its overpriced. I would like to find a comparable one at half the cost!

    Anyway, hope the good times with the pd keep coming.
     
  37. DANMAN

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    I'm about to string Mamba premium gut in the mains with Hurricane in the crosses. I usually use full poly at 52 to 55 depending on conditions. What would you guys who have used gut and have the tension down to a science recommend for my hybrid? 5.0 player with big topspin on both sides. I don't like a boardy string bed.
     
  38. JackB1

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    I'm with you! The hunt is on for affordable gut :)
    Thinking about Klip or Pacific.

    I am pretty set with the crosses....either CoFocus
    or Proline Evolution work perfectly and look great in
    the PD with their blue color. The Evo is a little deeper
    color than the Cofocus.
     
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  39. LanEvo

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    Most people are going 56/52. For my setup, I did Polylon/E-Matrix 53/54. I am around 3.5 level.
     
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    Living in England, I am often playing on wet courts (artificial grass). If the balls are wet, does that rule Gut out?
     
  41. mawashi

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    Not the best combination... water and gut. Especially with a powerful spin stick like a pd.
     
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    53/41 with VS/RPM.
     
  43. ArliHawk

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    Well, guys, as much as I wanted to join, my time in the club was short lived. Going back to my APDGT. For some reason, I can manage that but not the Pure Drive. That being said, I do understand why you guys like it.

    So if anybody needs the standard in 1/4, it'll be in the classifieds soon.
     
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    How do you mean you "can't manage the PD"?
     
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    41 pounds for a poly cross with gut...really?
     
  46. ArliHawk

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    To me, while the stiffness between the two racquets is similar, the APDGT just seems more flexible. I don't know if it's the difference in the throat, but the Pure Drive just felt more jarring than the APDGT.

    Who knows? Maybe it's just me, but the APDGT feels more comfortable.
     
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    Wanted to like the PD12 but evidentally I have been a 6.1 guy for 20 years for a reason. New 6.1 is sweet!
     
  48. mawashi

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    Understandable, when hitting with a too stiff frame your hand feels like it's turned to jello from the bad vibes.

    One of the reasons why I love my vantages so much is when I hit them my hands don't hurt and I can focus on the feel of the ball on the string and the swing.
     
  49. JackB1

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    try a nat gut/ copoly hybrid. Seems to take a lot of the stiffness out of the racquet.
     
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    I was already using a multi. It's just not the racquet for me. Wanted to love it, but it just didn't work for me. Got some free power on my forehand, but was having some wrist issues. Broke out the APDGT and no similar problems.

    No worries, just ordered another APDGT in the French Open 2011 color, so I am set. Can't imagine I'll have any problem selling the Pure Drive, so it's a wash.
     

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