This is the Babolat Alliance calling!...

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  1. rocket

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    Such poetry, such sensitive souls, would ye men in tights be any good on the battlefield? One wondereth...
     
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  2. Ross K

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    Ah! So he plays with that most inconsequential of rods, the one that doth soundeth like a breakfast cereal? I thank thee for this contribution.

    By the by, 'case thou be wondering upon it, I have an instinct this Verdasco is to be much feared. His straight-arm sabre-thrusting, his flattened forehand rocket, his all round form impresseth me to the maximus. 'Tis decidedly in the interests of Babolat to offer him a contract, wouldst thou agree? And certainly before he steps over on to... the dark side.

    And by the by twice-fold, you wouldst seem to know your rackets. Is onkystomper by any chance a racquet scholar of sorts? Only we have a vacancy.
     
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    And lo, it came to pass, that after much demo-ing a wing-ed messenger was despatched forthwith to retrieve frames engraved with the magical writings known as "ye fyne Storme". Tis a sad day for my old lances from the House of Wilson.

    Yet with a curse akin to a plague of bubonic proportions of ye olde London Towne, did the Cockney shop-keep say, "sorry Squire, only one grip size three in stock, me old cockwarbler - I'll see a man about a dog and squirrel up one of those wielded sceptres as quick as a jellied eel doth slither down the back of yon throat".

    So with my arrows a-quivering (in their quiver, milord) I await with bated and slightly minty breath for these fine rapiers of French descent at the nearest Mrs Miggins-type Pie Shoppe.
     
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  4. Ross K

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    I knowest precisely nought regarding ye plump rings of dough... unless thy doest speak of the recent female vanquisher at the AO - Williams The Well-Proportioned?

    As all Babolations know, butt-picking is an ancient practise, similar to thine Kiwi 'hakka' in rugby, it is a signal intendeth for thine enemy, a disturbing summoning of spirits, an interference upon the surface of thine buttocks, from whence the wrath of babolat (not to be confus'd with Khan) is unleashed.
     
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  5. Ross K

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    Lord Osteo, my poetic friend, thy tone speaks toward a rare excitement, the cause of which I fear I know not what... unless...?

    Per chance my messenger, dispatched late on last night's mooonlit sky to your goodly personage, may have been intercepted by enemy forces. Reports have been reaching mine ear this day of Wilsonian cohorts sweeping through the forest region and smiting all and everything asunder with their ungodly rakes. Therefore, I say unto ye in tones of a cryptic hue - Noble Osteo, I beseech ye - hold steady - hold thy fire until a cushion of reinforcements nestles at our back. The alliance needs grow a goodly base before events are propell'd forward.

    And if that doth not address thine post, I fear either your self or mine self hath recently imbibed too much mead!

    Adieu
     
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  6. Osteo UK

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    Said message was soundly received before mid-night (and my ramblings are nothing to do with that dodgy flaggon of ale that I found loitering at the back of the cupboard marked, "for external use only").

    New Babolat Pure Storms (and 12 rax Pro-Team bag) to replace Wilson H-tour are to be with me by the 6th day.
     
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    :grin: This thread is hilarious!

    I use a Pure Drive!
     
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    It never hurts to steal from Willy Shakes - one of the best. ;)

    Me and my babs helped to put up a 7-6, 4-6, 10-4(tie break) win last night as the #1 doubles for my 3.5 mens doubles team. My partner used my spare bab as the strings broke in his racket. He was most impressed. We may have another convert.
     
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  9. Ross K

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    Good JR, to celebrate your victorious doubles conquest, and the turning of thine buddy's eye towards the beautific form and supreme functioning of the Babolat rod, me thinks thee deserves a promotion. Let me see-eth... hmmmm.... Bard of Babolat? (No. That one is already taken.)... Chief Scholar and Keeper of Records? (No. That one hast been offered elsewhere.)... Commander of the Pure Storm Troopers (Nope. 'Tis ear-marked for another.)... I know! How dost Guardian of The Mead Kegs sound to thine ear?

    By the by, who be this Willy Shakes? Is he on the tour or what?
     
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  10. Osteo UK

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    Gadzooks! Be that Sir William of Shakespeare!

    ... or some unfortunate condition associated with of an oddly fitting cod-piece? :oops: Tis a malady that I wouldst not want to inflict on thy freely swinging "Babolats" in their bag either, methinks.
     
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  11. Ross K

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    Sir William of Shakespeare?...

    Now I know well a Sir Andrew of Roddick... I remember in days of yester-year a somewhat odd chappie - Sir Martin of Navratilova, be the name... there also be those actor knights Sir John Feelgood and Sir Laurence Olive-oil... but as to this Sir William of Shakespeare? I've never heard tell of the man.

    BTB, there is but one such solution to the said malady of the codpeice - make sure thy codpeice be fitted with the woofer system.
     
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    Sir William the Bard was once known to be greatly unwelcome at many a drinking hostelry - hence his name, as often one would hear the cries of the landlords, "Sir William! You're barred (Bard)!"

    As for thy most reported "codpiece fitting for gentlemen of distinction", I have heard tales only of a woofter system my liege.
     
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  13. Voltron

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    All their racquets are PJd storms, you're lying! :cry:

    You I'm just teasing you right? :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Leoboomanu

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    been using the pure drive+ xylon360... never heard anyone else using this... but I've modified it a lot... I mean a lot... SW2 and with my "super redondo" version...
     
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  15. Ross K

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    'SW2?... super redondo version'?... What exactly is this? What does it do? How do you mean, prey tell?
     
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    Yea Rosskins... added weight to the top of the handle(discussed on another threads as SW2)... and from the #1 redondo thread- stuffed my stick with styrofoam balls(improves dampening and feel)...

    ever heard of this xylon 360... old babolat technology i guess...
     
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  17. Ross K

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    Shall replieth anon. I must now ride into battle on the courts of ye old North London...
     
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    Greetings and salutations,

    Today I doth journey over knoll and dale to a faraway court to do battle. Whereupon finally alighting, I doth spy straight off my opponents rod of choice be but one of those piddling More Control Princess sabres; to which I immediately did chuckle and guffaw upon sighting, as ye writing was already well and truly-ruly on the out-house wall. For, in truth, if it hath been the infamous POG, a stick whose jousts I have parried many a time affore and whose undeniably well-made composition I know to be a worthy adversary, now that might have been different story altogether. Alack though, for my foe, he was instead clutching the More Control Princess - (for all the good it did, he may well have been better off clutching his flowering daffodil whilst in full bloom) - because, mark me, how closely was the battle fought?... 6-2, 6-3!... victory to the native of Tewkesbury!... a trouncing, I tell thee!... a veritible, buttock-slapper of a victory!... victory to the mysterious masked man weilding the Babolat Pure Drive Plus, the straggly beard, last night's mead stains on his tunic, and a certain undefinable fishy aroma... but enough I say! Enough of mine own conquests! Finito-eth.

    This day I venture out from Agoom to do battle royal, I see thy thread runs barren. Quite devoid of issue. And yet the last few days hath seen a rich preponderance of postings, the setting up of a governing body, lessons, writings, fine verse, et al. And so I say unto thee all...

    Friends! Babolations! Tennis obsessives! - Lend me thine computers!
    For whether 'tis nobler to be a Pure Storm Trooper, an Aeropro Warrior,
    a PDR Gladiator, a Pure Controller, a Pure Driver, or xylon 360er (told you I'd reply anon, Leo!); it is surely better that we find expression for this most venerated alliance; a forum to pool together; to speak openly of our ways of Bab; to share our days battles on courts world-wide; to name check Sir Andrew of Roddick and Nadal the Iberian Butt-Scratcher; to discuss hybrid strings and ye olde lead tape issues and anything and everything that refereth to us of the clan Babolat...

    For those of the French hoop, be in no doubt, that as soon as we fall silent, tis the moment ye old prejudiced tauntings begin - the Babolat bashing bandwagon gathers momentum... "Thine Babolat stick is but a sissy stick!"... 'Ooh look! A spatula!"... "Oh, I did once playeth with the PD, and then afterwards my elbow did turn gangrenous, my wrist became afflicted with lephracy, and then mine shoulder did spontaneously combust and splinter into a zillion particles that burnt themselves into the ground and have now burrowed a five-hundred and seventy-nine mile hole inside the earth's core." Et al, et al, et al...

    Be on your guard Babolations - be watchful of those arrogant Wilsonians in their flash sporty automobiles that their parents do so readilly paid for; watch out for the barborous tribe of Yonex (and especially those that doth weild that rod that we doth call the unsightly banana); there be the insufferable Princesses; the excitable Headaches; ye olde Dunlopians and Sleazingers; ye lesser known Avery and Fischer brigades; and many many more besides - for they all doth hate us, and for a most just reason, me thinks: Babolat hast produced the greatest rod racquetdom hath ever produced!... and they dost know it! They despise us our modern masterpeice that doth transform the game as verilly as the one they call Mistress Speares and her new hairdresser who hast transformed the once-flowing barnet of locks into the boiled egg look she now sports...

    I beseech you all!... Post! Post! And post again!...

    THE BABOLAT ALLIANCE NEEDS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!!!

    Good night then, fine Babolations. Time for thine own self to curl up with a hot mug of sweet milk, Seneca's History of Ancient Rome, and, er, ahem, my horse. Til the morrow...
     
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    Sir Rosskins... Havin' a hard time reading your posts hehehe... But if this is how royal blood'th shalt speak... Then this i shalt too... hohoho Forgive'th my broken accent for my magical bab xylon360 come'th from old pure drive+ ancestry.

    9 oz. it was born, given by some other tennis god, now a grown weapon, all 12 oz. of thy magical bab... surely sir andrew of roddick shalt be proud... you too sir rosskins i believe art wielding a PD+... please do give me the honor to be thou faithful scribe...
     
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    Let's speak'th of modifications and weapon improvements to our beloved bab'ths...
    So these worshipers of lesser gods shall drool'th on their shirts and ****'th on their pants...
    Who knows, from jealous teasers, to bab testers, to converts they shall become... hohoho

    Leo El Cebu Pilipinas
     
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    Very well,

    A Pure Drive who needeth no compensation from the cross (+) sought my well guided and once more sheltering hands.
    Hope, fortune, ambition, potential, all reverberated from a soft echo that did seem so familiar. "Modification" it chanted, "Modification" I heeded. Who was I to deny a comrade of my hard court crusades. Before the grim come for him as he will for all he asked a favor. let me know the feeling, taste the sensation, inhale the confidence of Sir. Andrew of Roddick before his last sun sets. Such a pity I take on the peddler. A sorry song I sang, for Sir. Andrew's setup is one of lore.
    Like the North Wind on my back It could not be seen, but that meant not that It had not been experienced...leaving a chill.
    For all my estimations a score of grams trailing around the hoop from 9-3 O'clock (20g)
    with 2grams above the handle to bring the balance to near-even. So I set to work with the Hymns in my ears.
    Never was I more pleased with my polished sabre.

    3 hours straight spent toiling in the serve and no elbow pain ever, A sign of masterful technique. I found deliverance in the peace that came from a loving sweet spot, clear skies, and two hawks hypnotizing me into equilibrium as I stared into their dizzying orbital dance. I had done justice to my comrade. After sharing blood and profanities we like to call "experience" I satisfied his last command before the Immolation sequence began and the Tweener years melted into kevlar ash. So long my friend there will never be one born "Purer" than you.

    We are a "Storm" trooper now.
    Long live the King,
    ~Tursa
     
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  22. Ross K

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    Chapter 3: Leading Up Thy Mighty Babs

    My good Leonardo,

    You must be a mind-reading wizard! I can scaresly believe it, because what thee does suggest - modifications, weapon advancements, et al - I was actually going to post about this very morrow! (By the by, if thou shouldst be some kind of magician or sorcerer, we just so happen to have a vacancy for such a position here at the Babolat Alliance. Please do confirm thine interest... and by the by again, the last person to turn down a request from ye Babolat Alliance was hung, drawn, quartered, and impaled upon the teeth of Tim Henman.)

    So then... ALL NOBLE BABOLAT WEILDERS!... ALL YE PURE DRIVERS, AEROPRO WARRIORS, PURE CONTROLLERS, PDR GLADIATORS, PURE STORM TROOPERS, ET AL!... I WISH TO COLLATE SOME INFO... TO WIT, I, ME, ROSSKINS OF TEWKESBURY, AND DOTH USE THE PD PLUS NIMROD... MY QUESTION TO YOU PIONEERS OF BABOLAT EXPERIMENTATION AND RACQUET ALTERING IS AS FOLLOWS...

    1 - REGARDS LEADING UP AND POSITIONS, WHAT WOULD PPL ADVISETH ME FOR MORE STABILITY AND SOLIDITY (NOT NECC POWER AS I THINK THE PD + DOTH HAVE THIS IN ABUNDANCE - I JUST LIKE THAT FEELING OF SUBSTANCE AND BODY.) BY THE BY, I AM OF THE AGGRESSIVE BASELINER PERSUASION WHO DOTH LOVE TO BASH OUT A 2HBH...

    2 - I WOULD BE V/INT TO HEAR EVERYBODY'S OWN LEADING UP EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR OWN BABS... WHAT THEY LOOK FOR WITH LEADING UP...ADVICE, TIPS, ET AL...

    Right. Time for breakfast... venison muffins again?... hmm...
     
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    Hail thee Pure Storm Trooper Tursa,

    A fine interesting posting my babolation brother in arms - which doth lead me to a question: where exactly does thy mean by '2 gs above the handle'? Could thou please inform me of this precise location... most fascinating. hmmm... I may question thee further anon me thinks...

    Adieu
     
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    Rosskins and Power Tursa:
    It really/actually depend'th on thy swing... start at 5 inches(center of weight) from d butt then go upwards by 1/4 inch testing each swing... look for that "plow through swing"... so hold-on to your bab a little tighter and don't let go hehehe...

    As for the weight... mines at ~1.5oz(approx 40g) while Tursa's just at 2g...
    My Zylon(mispelled earlier as xylon, my apologies) works more like a sword... While Tursa's PD more like a battle-axe, due the heavy 20g at 3 n 9 (thus the title Power Tursa...cool), I believe Tursa used only 2g coz his PD's already heavy at 11oz(correct me if i'm wrong tursa)...

    inspired by tursa's specs, tried 5g at 3 n 9... OH YEAH... ZYLON STABILIZED... thanks power tursa...
    Tursa, should i try adding more at 3n9?... or should i stop... my bab is has gone past the 12oz limit i set...

    Pardon my adding a (+) to my PD... Just thought .5inch more really plays very differently than a standard...

    Holy snakes rosskins we have'th d same game... baseliner with 2HBH...
    I hate the net...
     
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    Without my poetic side I wish to simply state that my Pure Drive Standard's setup is 2 layers of 10'' lead tape that stretch across like an upside down U.
    This felt possibly 1-2pts. Head Heavy and to bring my balance back to even I have 3 options: put my laed at the tip of the buttcap for maximum spin, along the length of the grip to flatten out groundstrokes, or (as I opted for trying to be Sir Andrew) wrapping the 4'' of lead(which equal 2 grams) to the top ov my handle for most power on serves. This brought my overall weight up to 12 oz. and Somewhere in the SW 2 realm (I'd guess 365 without a machine to tell me).

    By top of handle I mean where there is an edge that is defined by elecrical tape that holds down the base grip
    Like this:

    -----------\\______ _ _ _ _ _ _
    ^ ^ ^ ^
    Grip tape 2g.Lead throat of the racquet.
    (that holds it down)

    I hope that Seemingly Barbaric Graph is understandable.
    Regards,

    "Power" Tursa of the "Pure" Storm Troopers
     
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  26. JRstriker12

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    I am quite happy with St. Roddick Pure Drive (PR-R) stock. However, I am more interested in string combinations.

    Right now I have Hurricane Pro mains and Price Synth Gut Crosses orginally strung at about 60. I found that a bit too stiff at first, but its really grown on me once it loosened up. Plus the contrast of the yellow mains and the blue crosses looks freaking awesome. So far I really like this set up, plus, this string job seems to last forever, I've had it since December, playing 1 to 2 times a week.

    Anyway, been thinking about trying Alu Big Banger either in a hybrid of a full poly job. Any comments on that set-up?

    -Any other recommendations on string set ups?

    I am a 3.5-4.0 player and I play mostly a baseline game, but I can come in and like to come in to volley when I can. I also tend to play a good bit of doubles and I find a hybrid lends a bit of softness to help my touch. I play with a good bit of spin off of both sides and have a spiny slice serve that I like to use.

    Also, can anyone answer why some people hybrid with Polys in the crosses and synth gut or multis in the mains?
     
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  27. PimpMyGame

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    I have two Wilsons and a Babolat. I feel guilty and confused. Can someone refer me to a safe haven?
     
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    Pure Storm Trooper Tursa,

    Thy seems most knowledgable on this subject. Does thy care to recommend a good link or some such outlet that doth detail the same kind of info?... oh and before the memory is lost, what exactly is Sir Andrew of Roddick's lead placings - where and how much? (For such details I would pay handsomely...)

    No wonder you doth feel guilty and confused by thy shameful secret!... the love that dare not speak its name eh?... By Jupiter man! Renounce thy Wilsonian tendencies! The safe haven you seek is obvious... come and join the Babolat Alliance forthwith!
     
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  29. Ross K

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    What's a net?

    By the wayeth, does thy also use the big takeback fh, the abbreviated serve motion, and the straight-arms 2hbher of Sir Andrew of Roddick?
     
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    Hohoho and hohoho again...
    Big takeback Fh... yeah... i spin'th so heavy when shots are made inside d baseline...
    2hbh staight arm... yeah and super flat...
    Sir Andrew's serve... hohoho played the 'youtube video' several times... my shoulder now feels like it's gonna fall off...

    Power tursa:
    Never did i imagine to disturb a PD's aerodynamic head... mine's at 3, 9 n 12... 3inch strips each, a total of 6g all in all... my PD is now at even balance...

    2nd 3hr practice session over... won three doubles sets with 3 previous unbeatable opponents, 8-5, 8-5, 8-7(10-8)... all in 2 days, shoulders hurt hohoho...

    i really cut down on those off center hits or at least it felt that way hohoho...

    salamat(thanks) Power Tursa...

    Rosskins: you may go to search "serena plug" thread... read about the sw2... but don't believe everything... the concept is pretty amazing...
     
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    ****************WEIGHT IN HANDLE

    U.S. Pat. No. 4,690,405 to Frolow (1987), discloses a racquet with a weight located inside its handle. This improvement to Frowlow's prior patented racquet (U.S. Pat. No. 4,165,071) was necessary because the light weight and high rigidity of Frolow's earlier invention are contrary to accepted principles of vibration reduction. The magnitude of this handle weight is only approximately 0.15 of the total weight of the racquet, and the overall weight of Frowlow's racquet remains very light, approximately 330 grams. Frolow's addition of a weight means is only for the purpose of vibration damping, not for greater power or control. Frolow's weight is located inside, and not distal to, the player's hand. This fact is not clear from Frolow's disclosure, but from his claims. In all claims relating to the weight means in his invention, whether dynamic or static, Frolow specifies that the center of gravity of the weight means is located a distance from the butt end of the handle less than 0.26 of the total length of the racquet. The center of gravity in Frolow's racquet remains close to the head, which Frolow considers to be an advantage. Col. 4: 36-41.

    (They misspelled Frolow twice in that official paragraph.)

    I also found the story of Siegfried Kuebler: a very cool guy.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/kuebler.html

    Here’s Wilson’s description of my weight, but in English. The center of gravity of the weight is located less than 26% the length of the racquet from the handle end, or less then 7.02 inches from the end. It weighs 48 grams. The racquet weighs 330 grams.

    The weight on my Hammer 6.3 is 59 grams. The cg was located 6.75 inches from the end. The racquet weighed 331 grams. So it’s the same weight, the same idea.******************

    selected from the "anyone catch serena's plug thread"...

    The added weight atop the handle behaves like a 'hilt' of the sword... experience the 'plow through effect'...

    i adjusted the weight placement at 5 1/4 inch from the butt(27.5inch PD+)... at that placement was when i felt the easiest follow-through, i had to hold on to my bab tight... i believe it's lower for a standard 27PD...

    Just remember 2 things: 1.)weight is 15% or less of total racquet weight... 2.)placement should not be higher than 26% of raq length or it will be too hard to swing...

    the higher you go the harder to swing, the lower you go the heavier the raq feels in your hands... find your comfort zone... leave room for adjustment...

    It's all about how you feel Sir Rosskins...

    Pardon the blasphemy of repeated W-LS-N words... we shall use their technique on our weapons to stomp on them more...

    Keep your friends close, your enemies ideas closer... hohoho
     
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  32. indianpryd45

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    i doth wish to join this babolat alliance as well.
    I wield the Aeropro and the Pure Drive, what does that make me?

    some sort of an Aeropro Driver, or perhaps a Pure Warrior?
    I am proud to be a part of the alliance.
     
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    *Slaps that guy* You shouldn't have used "doth" that is not what doth means!!!! :x
     
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  34. tursafinov

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    I'm pleased you found guidance and success from my words.
    I would not be able to provide such insight without thanking "Travlerajm" who has taught me the principle of everything dealing with SW2 and unlocking the talent a well tuned racquet provides.

    Read the Official SW2 Thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you will find your Messiah.
    ~Tursa
     
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  35. Ross K

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    Good morrow fine raquet-swingers of Babolat,

    I espy that overnight some most excellant posts hath arrived (although there DOTH be one exception.) Keep up thy postings! It be of keen value to us of the alliance, be it about matters pertaining to leading up, strings, or anything kinned to racquets; be it about our daily battles across the courts of the world; be it on Sir Andrew of Rodick, Nadal The Barbarian, Lady Klysters of the Low-lands, or any of the professional toilers whose titles doth appear on the Babolat Roll Call of Honour; be it on matters of japery and jest; be it on whatever - keep it going!... THE ALLIANCE NEEDS YOUR POSTS!!!


    My good Leonardo.... Leo El Cebu Pilipinas... Leonardo - Physician, Magician, and Wizard to the Court of Bab,

    If thou shouldst so wish there be a deep enlightening analysis of Sir Andrew's deadly sword technique on 'tennis tips/instructions' section courtesy of the scholar known as tricky ('abbreviated serve motion' or Roddick serve motion' or something like that.) Thank thee also for the in-depth sw2 etc post... although I must confess that, what with my imagination running amock, talking about the 'Serena plug' hath rendered me feeling most queazy...


    Indianpryd45,

    From this day forth, thy name shall be 'Indio', thy title shall be Aeropro Driver, and from within thy heart there DOTH now emanate a sacred flow of Babolation blood...

    Welcome to the alliance. Ceremonial sabre in post.
     
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  36. Osteo UK

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    I shall prep my mighty Fiat steed to venture off to the courts that I now think of as the "Hanging Gardens of Babolat". However, if fairness of description by thy true wish my fellow Babolations and those of other denominations, 'tis more like the "Hanging Baskets of Babolat".

    We taketh what we can get (-eth).
     
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  37. Ross K

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    calling all pure drivers who hath stuck on the lead tape!

    I hereby dispatch an urgent message calling out across the territories to all Pure Drivers who hath stuck on the lead tape,

    Tonight is the night! By this very evening the lead tape shall be in my hands; and by the morrow my PD+ shall be a heavier sabre.

    Therefore noble Pure Drivers, please do telleth me more of your advice and experiences. (To repeateth my earlier post: I doth require a tad further stability, solidity, and, er, a bit more weight behind the rod... and I am encamped out around ye olde baseline all day long from where I doth love to launch my trusty 2hbh and a Sir Andrew-like fh.)

    Before I doth journey way yonder unto the heart of town, me thinks there's time enough for my familiar snack - delicious lamb kebabolat served with a cup of piping hot babolatte... mmm!

    Adieu
     
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  38. armand

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    This thread is for nerds! Ok, the first page was cute, but get real.

    This thread has dissuaded me from trying a Babolat lest someone I know happens upon this Dungeons+Dragons speak and sees what a nerd the lot of them are! I thank thee, Ross!
     
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  39. Leoboomanu

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    Power Tursa...
    won 8-7(7-5) against a prestige-ous opponent... then arm pains set in...
    a rematch he wanted... true to storm trooper bravery, i ignored the pain, what won't kill me only makes me stronger...
    removed half the weight at 3 n 9... same at 12... swing was faster...
    victorious still 8-7(9-7)...

    if i may heed your pailful knowhow... was it right to lessen stability and swing weight?

    the sw2 thread has got me confused... such high swingweight can harm ur arm... i'm more inclined to the "plow-through effect", but that's just me...
    i bring the sword, ur carrying a battle-axe power tursa...

    Can't really get my hands on another bab to try the SW2... to rare out here...

    Rosskins: truly sorry for i misjudged your weakspot for serena... hehehe... stomach's not up for it eh... same here... hohoho

    btw rosskins, u've been ripping heads, and wils with ur stock PD? No more beer for this guy, amazing... i can't imagine what a little tinkering can do to your game... we may see you on tv sire...

    paalam gabii na...(Bye it's nightime)
     
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  40. Ross K

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    'Tis your choice. No hard feelings. And speaking on behalf of the Babolat Alliance, I trust that the next thread that thou alights upon is similarly lit up beacon-like by your towering levels of intellectual prowess and uproarious good humour. And so I bid thee adieu, Amanda.
     
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  41. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Babolat made me as I am now. But I can become merry and happy at once. There were many years I was feeling at a loss about my life or how I grew up. I couldn't understand what is right or what is precious. At that time, I was so miserable and self-defeating. I was feeling angry with various things. My anger came up to the surface then. I don't say such tendency has disappeared. Even now there are anger and the dark side in myself. But it's the first time I've been so close to the light. After converting to the Yonex RDX!
     
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  42. Voltron

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    Not even Dungeons and Dragons players talk like that.
     
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  43. Osteo UK

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    "Though this be madness, yet there is a method in it"

    ... said by Polonius (under his breath), Hamlet Act II
     
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  44. Ronaldo

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    The allure of the Darkside and Ross K's open embracement of its instrument, Babolat, has surely driven him mad. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as the testimony of his fellow disciples show.
     
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  45. Ross K

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    "After converting to the Yonex RDX"!!!???

    By all the gods of Cortex! The insane one goes not by my name, but by the name of ye rotund, Brazilian footballer with the bugsy teeth. To move turn-coat-like from the Babolat nimrod toward a Yonex is not just a crime, 'tis a mortal sin, not to mention a clear indicator of a serious overload in ye brain cell department (as can be plainly spotted in the behaviour of the one they call Hewitt The Boy.)

    Alliance members take an eagle-eyed look around thee. For I doth increasingly sniff out that foul, urine and mutton aroma that one doth readilly associate with the tribe of Yonex.

    Babolats, sheep-shears and disinfectant at the ready, lads!
     
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  46. Ronaldo

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    That aroma you be a-sniffing must be the dead arm hanging from using that racquet.
     
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  47. Ross K

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    Ah, here we do go again with the lies and slander... "I doth look at a Babolat in a shop window and then I was instantly struck blind"... "My cousin did on one occasion borrow someone's Pure Drive Roddick for just one match - now she sits invallided in a wheelchair"... "I was walking down the street carrying a Pure Drive, when suddenly - lo and behold! - it plucked a near-by baby from its pram and ate it!"...


    "When the Babolat bashing doth resound in earnest,
    Look thee for the foul smelling, great unwashed tribe of Yonex,
    For their jealousy is matched only by'eth their insecurity,
    Which they doth feel most acutely,
    On account of their oddly under-sized todgers "...

    (Extract From The Ancient Texts of Bab, Chapter 4, Enemies and Foes)


    With my new lead set up, I doth now venture forth into battle on the courts. Shall dispatch report on said battle anon.

    And so my well-endowed brothers and strapping lasses of Babolat, I bid thee adieu!
     
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  48. tursafinov

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    Well Leo,

    I would discourage taking the weight off if it was a winning combination. You understood that decreasing the weight would lead to less stability, but were delighted at the easier swing. This is what happens when separating men from mice. I endured the same difficulties. The first thing I did when I took out my Bab for the first time with this lead setup was serve. I served for three hours STRAIGHT! At first I immediately felt my elbow tendons strain, but I expected this. I told myself, "******(my real name) you've never had elbow pain in your life.why? because you have good technique. So don't rush it slow everything down and THINK." surely enough by the end of those bright and hot three hours I sent my last ball over the net with perfect spin, meticulous placement, and more pace than I had expected I could do in one session. If you strengthen your arm you will be able to swing just as fast, but even better. That is a long-term goal.

    I'm not an idiot. I did very well in my anatomy and physiology course. The most important thing I could do was give my elbow a very good stretching and consume about 50g. of protein, which was a powder i chose to mix in my Raisin Bran cereal, for the rebuilding my body was going to do while I slept at night.

    I made a choice not to take it easy, and gradually work up to the high swingweight. I went for it cold turkey and liked it and I won't take a step backward.

    For the sake of having pride in your game I say stick with it; persevere.
    I don't know how old you are or if you just play for kicks,

    If you found the game was easier to play, and thus more enjoyable, then stick with your style. Do it. I won't judge you. I don't have that right.
    I'm looking at long term improvement so I'm learning(and winning) to handle more weight because it makes a difference to me.
    (Preaching aside)- I notice that you are placing your weight in 3 chunks (3,9,12) the setup I was implying was to use 2 layers of 20'' strips centered at 12 that reach to 3 and 9. Try it because your still experimenting and I think you'll see a difference.
    I find it so funny you call it my "Battle Axe" that I started saying it now!

    I will lastly say I believe you should raise your game to meet your racquet. You are already winning with it!

    Don't forget the protein and try the strips method,

    ~"Power" Tursa of the Babolat Alliance, Self proclaimed leader of "Pure" Storm Troopers and Trailblazing "Axe"-wielder of the Pure Drivers.
     
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    Are you so hard up for chicks that you percieve heterosexual males as females? Or are you just a homosexual desiring a male-male relationship where your partner would be the 'girl' and you'd be the 'masculin' for once? Are you usually the 'girl' is that why? Are you getting tired of that role? Well, this thread ain't helping.
     
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  50. Ross K

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    Okay. Once more it's getting out of hand with some of these comments. (Like... REALLY?...)

    And for my part, if I've been out of order, I'm sorry (although I'd point out it was the above provocotive post that prompted me in the first place.)

    I can only repeat what has been said before - WHY READ OR CONTRIBUTE TO THIS THREAD IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT?... WHY??!!... that's what completely puzzles me... ???
     

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