Will Babolat ever make a midsize racquet?

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  1. djones

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    Will Babolat ever make a midsize racquet?
    I wonder, because I believe they are about the only company which don't have a midsize racquet.
     
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  2. La Bomba

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    Technifibre don't have a current midsize racquet, neither does dunlop, neither does fischer, neither does slazenger, neither does Power Angle. So there is a fair few racquet companies that don't have midsize racquets/racquet.
     
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  3. djones

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    Dunlop has/had the 100G, Power Angle isn't much of an A brand, I believe Slazenger only has 1 tennis racquet, but besides this you're right.
     
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  4. El Diablo

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    Slazenger IMPORTS one racquet, has many outside the US.
     
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  5. jonolau

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    Hi La Bomba, Dunlop does have a current mid in the 200G at 95 sq in ... ;)
     
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  6. StraightSets

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    95sq in still qualifies for mid plus. I believe its 93sq in's or lower that is classified as a mid.
     
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  7. arky-tennis

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    what;s a 94 then? Is Bab making a smaller racquet?
     
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  8. jonolau

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    This topic is quite contentious. There is no official industry or governing body standard, and is open to subjective interpretation.

    Wilson classifies 95si as MP.

    Prince, however, has classified 95 as midplus (Triple Threat Bandit MP), and mid (Triple Threat Graphite Mid).

    TW borrows an unofficial classification as follows:
    Midsize: 85-92
    Midplus: 93-105
    Oversize: 106-115
    Super OS: 116+

    Going by the above, racquets such as the Volkl T10VE Mid should really be a MidPlus.
     
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  9. Babolat already made a smaller frame; it was called the Soft Control. There's a reason why Babolat doesn't make it anymore.

    I have found the Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 95 to play like a smaller Babolat frame. It has similar construction and is stiff all around.

    There is also the Ultra2 Midsize, also by Wilson, which sounds stiffer.
     
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  10. Ripper

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    I doubt it that Babolat will ever make a mid size raquet. They're a modern raquet company. Modern meaning mid plus and over size.
     
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    unless they buck up to endorse fed
     
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  12. Venetian

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    Also they're doing fantastic business with midplus racquets. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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    This is an interesting point. When I was a junior, 85" was considered midsize and now some racquets consider 98" mid-size (Pure Storm) whereas the MP is the 102" variety.

    It's all a fiction anyway, but it does not appear that Bab is going to make sub 97" frames.
     
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