Which should I demo?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisVet, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. TennisVet

    TennisVet Rookie

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    Both of these seem very good, but I can only demo one of them.

    1. Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex
    2. Babolat Pure Storm Tour
     
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  2. In)SpiRe

    In)SpiRe Professional

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    Playing style?
     
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  3. bladepdb

    bladepdb Professional

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    Yeah it helps if you can detail some of your playing style. I have demo'ed both. I usually hit a flat forehand with occasional top spin, a one-handed backhand with frequent slice, and a flat serve. The Pure Storm Tour was a nice racquet when I tried it out, it had a terrific feel, and I have to say I was surprised at the control it offered.

    The APDC was not a bad stick either. In fact, I found it hard to choose between the two (and ended up picking neither in the end :p). The APDC gets alot more spin on the ball, so if you play with more topspin, the APDC helps a lot. The serve on the APDC was a little cleaner as well, I found.

    If you like to volley, the Pure Storm Tour had better maneuverability and stability at net; I found the APDC was not as stable as the Pure Storm Tour was at net as it ended up twisting on powerful strokes from my opponent.

    I hope this helps give you an idea on what to pick. To be honest, they're both great sticks and they do fit a fairly wide playing style. The APDC is a bit softer feel than the Pure Storm Tour and a lot more people use the APDC than the PST, so you might as well flip a coin or pick shiny vs aerodynamic ;)
     
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