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daoiie 10-19-2010 02:13 AM

Rafa's Aeropro Drive GT Stick
 
Is he using the previous model (Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex) paintjob as the new GT model?

baseline_monster 10-19-2010 02:20 AM

He is using the original aero pro drive. He has some lead at 12 under the bumper and some in the handle. High SW but not the heaviest static weight. Uses grip size 2. No cortex or gt in the frame. A lot of info on this if you search dude, will save you an ear bashing from some of the harsh people on here

Cooper_Tecnifibre4 10-19-2010 02:35 AM

Yeh usually if you write this sought of thing you will get smart *** people saying "the search engine is your friend"

DW baseline_monster is nice!

ace0001a 10-19-2010 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Cooper_Tecnifibre4 (Post 5131237)
Yeh usually if you write this sought of thing you will get smart *** people saying "the search engine is your friend"

I would agree to a certain extent on the search engine. I have been on other forums that use the same forum software as here, but have intregrated a google search feature as well and I find that more versatile.

Here are pics from Fabfed's thread...as you can see, Rafa's "Cortex" is clearly painted on:

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Originally Posted by Fabfed (Post 4896446)







Original link to Fabfed's thead:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=340181

ace0001a 10-19-2010 03:04 AM

More pics from Fabfed...I like it how it says "Rafa" in chrome lettering:

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Originally Posted by Fabfed (Post 4896450)








The Don 10-19-2010 03:31 AM

haha hey just curious tho is nadal still using the woofer system which are the grommets? did the original APD have the woofer?

baseline_monster 10-19-2010 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 5131306)
haha hey just curious tho is nadal still using the woofer system which are the grommets? did the original APD have the woofer?

yes mate. think the aero pro came out in 2004/5 and had it. had 4 of them, miss them!!!

ace0001a 10-19-2010 04:14 AM

Yeah, the original APD is a great stick. I have one myself and like it very much. I find it funny with Nadal that even his strings are paintjobbed...you can see in one of the up close pics that it says "PRO HURR..." on them even though the strings are black. I think it's been mentioned that he actually uses Pro Hurricane Tour, which does not come in black...but I guess it's all to promote RPM Blast.

Also mentioned before:
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Originally Posted by dgoran (Post 4419705)
From what I was told by pro shop owner who spoke with bab rep (for what is worth) surprising honest answer was that its simply PHT with improved tension maintenance so take that as you wish...


ryushen21 10-19-2010 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ace0001a (Post 5131355)
Yeah, the original APD is a great stick. I have one myself and like it very much. I find it funny with Nadal that even his strings are paintjobbed...you can see in one of the up close pics that it says "PRO HURR..." on them even though the strings are black. I think it's been mentioned that he actually uses Pro Hurricane Tour, which does not come in black...but I guess it's all to promote RPM Blast.
Also mentioned before:

Actually, the reels of string that Rafa gets are labeled "Pro Hurricane Nadal" and the general consesus here is that he is still using Tour Duralast just dyed to look like RPM or previously like PHT.

A couple of the guys have posted in the strings section about getting string cut from Nadal's reel that had similar printing on them.

nicolaisidek 10-19-2010 06:13 AM

is his racket's length 26"?

Pioneer 10-19-2010 09:26 AM

26.9"


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Originally Posted by nicolaisidek (Post 5131530)
is his racket's length 26"?


So he's not using RPM blast? Wow seems like blast failed badly. Neither Tsonga nor Roddick switched long term and Rafa is using it PJ-ed

lidoazndiabloboi 10-19-2010 11:26 AM

i always wondered, does babolat have pro stock frames like head and wilson?

The Don 10-19-2010 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ace0001a (Post 5131355)
Yeah, the original APD is a great stick. I have one myself and like it very much. I find it funny with Nadal that even his strings are paintjobbed...you can see in one of the up close pics that it says "PRO HURR..." on them even though the strings are black. I think it's been mentioned that he actually uses Pro Hurricane Tour, which does not come in black...but I guess it's all to promote RPM Blast.

Also mentioned before:


Good eye ace i didnt even notice the strings said pro hurr on it untill you mentioned haha

nicolaisidek 10-20-2010 04:20 AM

I thought it was already established that he uses the actual RPMB not long ago....

DudeBro 10-20-2010 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by nicolaisidek (Post 5133595)
I thought it was already established that he uses the actual RPMB not long ago....

Its the same thing!

Pioneer 10-20-2010 08:34 AM

So bye-bye hopes of stringing with RPM blast and automatically getting a better first serve and backhand slice

vsbabolat 10-20-2010 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Pioneer (Post 5131917)
So he's not using RPM blast? Wow seems like blast failed badly. Neither Tsonga nor Roddick switched long term and Rafa is using it PJ-ed

In asia Roddick has been using a black string in the mains again that I would assume is RPM Blast.
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/playe...kuten_open%3A1

T21D 10-20-2010 11:54 AM

I learn something NEW everyday I come through here. Great info and comparisons.:cool:

Pinkskunk 10-20-2010 01:07 PM

WOW !!! Nadal still using his old model Aeropro Drive non-Cortex and non-GT

i just bought one of those racket

E36BMWM3 10-21-2010 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Pinkskunk (Post 5134573)
WOW !!! Nadal still using his old model Aeropro Drive non-Cortex and non-GT

i just bought one of those racket

Wow where have you been since 2007... he's ALWAYS used the original aeropro drive stick... hard to believe people are still talking about this!!!!!!


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