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Old 10-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #1621
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Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
Anybody have their shoulder or Arm fall off yet with this new 2012 model ? and any updated from babolat on the fix for the defect of racket losing control after 3 month of play ?
Nostradamus - Funny you should ask. I find your casual mockery of my cautionary post ironic, because you were just over in the Donnay Pro One 97 thread complaining about the PD "killing your shoulder". I've thrown in a few more personal testimonies in response to your inquiry for good measure, there's no shortage of them here.

There is, (and this is without debate) a well known correlation in the sports medicine community between stiff frames, stiff strings, and arm issues. Particular love for a particular frame does not diminish this observable correlation. Really not intending to get into a wacky match on this, but arm safety is an issue that is not to be taken lightly, least not made fun of.

I know it's bad form for a former club member to dive into a love thread with a bunch of negative commentary, but when I hear folks recommending Kevlar in a stiff frame like this, I think it's time to speak up.

March 3, 2012:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
I too feel no arm pain after about 6 hours of play. this is an improvement over the older versions. I am 90% sure i will buy this racket now.
October 3, 2012, 9 Months Later:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
How does this Donnay flagship racket--formula 100 play ? It looks really attractive and i am looking for a new frame due to the fact the new Babolat PD 2012 is killing my shoulder. and looking for something that is similar but won't kill my shoulder. Thank you much.
October 6, 2012

Originally Posted by DrewRafter8 View Post
What's the lowest flex you guys are finding on these P1's? Jack, I'm with you as far as the past few months. I shredded my elbow on my PD+ and have put it down. I'm thinking I'll switch to the P1, Gold99, or to the IG Radical Pro.
September 22, 2012
Originally Posted by GrandSlam45 View Post
I am a recent example of how "just change racquets" can heal TE. I've been struggling with Babolat Pure Drives for over 10 years and I always thought that arm pain was just a "normal" part of playing tennis. I had to ice after every match, use tons of Advil, use elbow braces, etc. None of these things ever cured the problem. I always assumed the problem was me... getting old, glitches in my strokes, poor form etc.. I ignorantly never thought it was my racquet!

I recently switched to a PK Ki5 315 and I swear to you it fixed my problem. Whereas before I could only play 3 days a week max, I can now play every day if I wanted to, and I'm experiencing ZERO arm pain... either during or after. For me, it's like a miracle. So yes, for some, switching racquets can make all the difference.
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