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mrmo1115 06-14-2012 07:20 PM

Babolat Pure Storm 2013... New Tech?
 
Thread Title says all... will the 2013 PS line have a new technology or will it continue with the 2011 version with just a new paint job?

Anyone with Bab inside info?

Bartelby 06-14-2012 07:52 PM

My guess is that it will have the monocoque construction of the grip in order to fit the 'play and connect' device and they could sell it as new tech on this change alone.

mrmo1115 06-14-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 6633282)
My guess is that it will have the monocoque construction of the grip in order to fit the 'play and connect' device and they could sell it as new tech on this change alone.

What exactly is this play and connect? Sorry I haven't been following all the latest Bab news.

dr. godmode 06-14-2012 08:32 PM

It records your swing data so you can analyse it

mrmo1115 06-14-2012 08:36 PM

^ Ah I see... anyone else have any insight on 2013 PS line?

mrmo1115 07-19-2012 07:47 AM

Sorry to revive an old thread but was wondering if anyone knew any more information. A friend told me that the new 2013 PST will release in Jan and its a new paint job with no new technology.. can anyone confirm?

joe gomes 07-19-2012 09:04 AM

I heard differently that the Storm line is being replaced with a new Flat Beam Model late this year.

mrmo1115 07-19-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by joe gomes (Post 6738412)
I heard differently that the Storm line is being replaced with a new Flat Beam Model late this year.

Isn't the racquet now already a Flat Beam?

ZeroSkid 07-19-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mrmo1115 (Post 6738685)
Isn't the racquet now already a Flat Beam?

exactly .....

joe gomes 07-19-2012 01:58 PM

Yes it is, I am saying it is going to be replaced by a new line. It will not be called the Storm and I should have said the new line will a flat beam stick.

joe gomes 07-19-2012 02:02 PM

Meaning I am told it will not be called the Pure Storm.

That is what the Rep told my friend at Las Vegas Golf & Tennis

mrmo1115 07-19-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by joe gomes (Post 6739277)
Meaning I am told it will not be called the Pure Storm.

That is what the Rep told my friend at Las Vegas Golf & Tennis

But it will be the continuation of the Pure Storm line?

joe gomes 07-19-2012 07:07 PM

My understanding is a new replacement line/stick, and my take was that the Pure Storm line will be discontinued.

The reason I was told this I was about to buy a Pure Storm and I was told to hold off. They were having a 20% sale at the time so I went with the Volkl Organix 9.

parasailing 07-19-2012 07:14 PM

Interesting development. I hope they improve it otherwise time to stock up on the current one as it's one of the most underrated racquets out there. Also, why does TW not review this racquet as it's been out for a few years now.

mrmo1115 07-20-2012 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by parasailing (Post 6739896)
Interesting development. I hope they improve it otherwise time to stock up on the current one as it's one of the most underrated racquets out there. Also, why does TW not review this racquet as it's been out for a few years now.

I know that there's not much to improve on the ST but one thing I would like is some better quality control with Babolat... which I know is probably impossible. Para I know we've talked about how I've found the factory replacement grips to be gripped poorly. Sometimes they're okay, most of the time they aren't.

nocturn11 07-23-2012 04:32 PM

Is it just me, or does nobody seem to care about the Pure Storm line? It isn't nearly as popular as the Aeros or Pure Drives, just because Nadal and Roddick paint their sticks to look like them. Why is the Pure Storm so less popular?

vegasgt3 07-23-2012 05:29 PM

Because it is for more traditional, control oriented, all-court, players who are at least a 4.0+. There are simply less around.

The other factor is that this segment doesn't like the feel of Babolat and are used t more Yonex, Volkl, Prestige, Pro Staff , Dunlop 200 or Fischer/Pacific type of feel.

Bartelby 07-23-2012 07:10 PM

There was a video of the gripping process up here once. It was a woman sitting at a spindle in a high-tech factory.

Not exactly a high skilled job, but one you would need to be completely attuned to it to do it well, so I'd imagine that you could get all sorts of bad jobs coming out of such a system.



Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmo1115 (Post 6741162)
I know that there's not much to improve on the ST but one thing I would like is some better quality control with Babolat... which I know is probably impossible. Para I know we've talked about how I've found the factory replacement grips to be gripped poorly. Sometimes they're okay, most of the time they aren't.


mrmo1115 07-24-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 6747591)
There was a video of the gripping process up here once. It was a woman sitting at a spindle in a high-tech factory.

Not exactly a high skilled job, but one you would need to be completely attuned to it to do it well, so I'd imagine that you could get all sorts of bad jobs coming out of such a system.

Is this Babolat specific?

Babolat Official 07-24-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrmo1115 (Post 6633219)
Thread Title says all... will the 2013 PS line have a new technology or will it continue with the 2011 version with just a new paint job?

Anyone with Bab inside info?


Hello, my name is Daniel. I work for Babolat. The Pure Storm line was relaunched in 2011. That was simply a cosmetic upgrade from 2009. 2013 is the same racquet/cosmetic as 2011.


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