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    Recommended Racket for Aggressive Baseliner (Advanced)

    Hi guys, Im looking to purchase a new racket and as the title suggests, my game style is an aggressive baseliner who enjoys taking big cuts at the ball and going for a lot of shots on both wings. Generally have a big serve, playing a lot of +1 and short points. I’m coming from the Angell TC 97...
  2. David Le

    Babolat old and new grip mold.

    When I was around 10 years old I got my first ever adult size racquet which was the Babolat APDO in 4 1/4. So a decade later, I tried the PAO in the same size and noticed that the grip/handle wasn’t the same as the OG. Till this very day I till love the handle mold of the APDO. The question I...
  3. R

    My Tennis strings break every 3-4 weeks. Suggestions Please...

    Hello All, I am relatively new to the community and I have been using Polyester Strings for the past 6 months most of which are Babolat RPM and Luxilon ALU Power for my racquet BABOLAT Drive G. I play at least 2-3 times a week with a minimum of 1-1.5 hours of play. I play a decent topspin, but...
  4. C

    Incorrect grommets received?

    Hello! I just recently ordered pure aero vs vs tour grommets for my aero storms, but I believe I received ones for the new 2020 version. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. The code on mine says SKU 179304 and below says BG Pure Aero VS 20. Which definitely sounds like...
  5. puppybutts

    Can anyone compare customized FX500 Tour to Pure Drive Tour?

    I like the FX500 Tour better than non-Tour versions of the Pure Drive. I've always liked Dunlop's dampening technologies and feeling at contact. But I like the Pure Drive Tour more than the FX500 Tour, and I'm not sure if it's just the extra weight but everything else about the racquet too. To...
  6. C

    Babolat Pure Storm GT Paint Jobs

    Hey all - I have really loved using Babolat Pure Storm GT's in my past - particularly the tour models. I have been picking up a few here and there on **** when they come up. one thing I cant get to the bottom of is the slight differences in paint jobs within the seemingly same model...
  7. G

    Switched from Babolat Pure Strike Tour G1 to Yonex VCore Pro 330

    I recently switched from the PS Tour G1 that I had been playing with for 3-4 years. Main reason behind the switch was I wanted more feel and was getting some unpleasant vibrations from the racquet. I switched strings, however, I didn't like the feel after trying several strings. I probably could...
  8. Total Pickleball Staff

    Babolat Enters the Pickleball Scene!

    They're here! Babolat's first ever pickleball paddles are now available at Total Pickleball! Find out whether you're a Renegade or a Rebel by watching our reviews below! Shop Babolat padels and gear here: https://www.totalpickleball.com/catpage-BABPADL.html
  9. A

    Comparing classic Babolat Pure Drive racquets

    How do these two Babolat Pure Drive racquets compare in terms of playability? Babolat Pure Drive Team (2003) Babolat Pure Drive Woofer (2006)
  10. N

    Help with Babolat 3502 automatic

    I need help from you to get my old machine running again. At the moment the machine only works partially. There is something burned out on the board (the cause is unknown, it could be a short circuit or parts are defective). With a friend of mine I wanted to solve the problem and he needs a...
  11. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Drive 2021

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Babolat Pure Drive 2021 racquets for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. VERY IMPORTANT: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet will come with a set of Babolat...
  12. H

    Pure Drive replacement rackuet - softer / more comfort wanted

    Hi all, I've been playing with a Pure Drive since I can remember. Currently playing with a Pure Drive 2017 in 16x19 (300g). I have always played with Babolat Pro Hurricane strings, usually at 25kg. Recently (think past few months), I have started to feel pain in my left arm (am a lefty) very...
  13. D

    Babolat Sensor Base Clamp

    Hello Everyone, New to the page here and looking for some wisdom! Just got a used Babolat Sensor stringing machine. It’s in great shape, but I have discovered that one of the base clamps “auto release functions” was not working. Upon investigation I discover the small silver arm that holds the...
  14. A

    Why don't pros use their string provider's stencil?

    I remember in the 90s and 2000s, the majority of players used to have their string provider's stencilled onto the bottom of the racquet, underneath the stencil logo of their racquet e.g. Sampras used a Wilson racquet so had a 'W' stencilled on his racquet and below was the Babolat stencil lines...
  15. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Babolat Pure Aero VS racquets for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. VERY IMPORTANT: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet will be shipped with a set of Babolat...
  16. barkyllo

    Need a new racquet (Babolat pure aero alternatives)

    Hi everyone! I had been using babolat pure aero racquets and I had really liked them. But I need new racquets and I want one that feels similar to the pure aero.
  17. socallefty

    Why isn’t there more buzz about the new Babolat Pure Strike?

    Is the latest version of the Pure Strike a bust for Babolat? I don’t see too many posts about it or too many club players playing with it on the hard courts of Southern California. Project One Seven got so much hype initially, but many players found it too harsh and uncomfortable over time...
  18. N

    Help me make a choice -- Heavy frame, or more modern mold?

    Howdy folks, thanks for taking a peep at this thread. I'm a computer rated 4.5 player. Never played college (biggest regret in life) and admit to having a racket addiction. I've gotten better over the years, but because of the amount of rackets I string & people I teach, I get discounts on stuff...
  19. Y

    RPM Blast vs Hawk Touch for crosses with gut mains?

    Also, how do you think the two compare against each other? Any feedback is appreciated! :)
  20. WilPro

    There is no magic string

    I tried a lot of strings. Last one was the magic Luxilon Alu Power and Alu Power Spin. My conclusion is, none of them is doing anything special. I think they are mostly the same. They are slightly different but not too much. In my 510 gr. racquet they all feel pretty close. I can't tell much...
  21. WilPro

    What's the deal about RPM Blast and ALU Power?

    I seen RPM Blast and ALU Power are the most used strings in the professional circuit. I heard people claiming there is nothing special about them just marketing. Other claim they are the best strings. How come they are the most used string to date in the professional tour? Or am I wrong? Is...
  22. E

    "50% is a frame, and 50% is a string"

    I watched TW documentary on the history of Babolat, and in one scene, Eric Babolat, the CEO of Babolat states that when it comes to the performance of the racquet "50% of the performance of the racquet is frame, and another 50% is a string". I don't have enough experience in tennis to judge it...
  23. J

    Should upgrade from Babolat Pure Drive 2006?

    Hi, I currently have the Babolat Pure Drive 2006, had it for just over 10 years now and it's currently using Luxilon Big Banger strings. I'm wondering if it's worth purchasing the newer Babolat Pure drives? Will there be any big difference in my game? I like to play at the baseline, with power...
  24. D

    More personal story...

    Hey guys. Some backstory is that I’ve played with Wilson racquets since I started my tennis journey in 2006. I was the definition of a Wilson purist, joking about babolat racquets and saying they were trash and for beginners. Then I started thinking about racquets. I began using a clash 98 and...
  25. D

    Is there actually gonna be a pure aero 2020?

    Is there really gonna be a pure aero 2020? I was watching a TW racquet review of yonex, and somebody mentioned a comparison of the 2019 pure aero to the 2020, and TW responded with when it’s closer to launch. What!?
  26. D

    Pure aero 2019 vs. Clash 100 tour?

    I am currently demoing both racquets. As of now, I enjoy both very much. They feel very similar weight wise, both have spin and power. What I want to know is should I continue using both or try to stick with one or the other?
  27. J

    New babolat Vs natural gut strings?

    Went to my regular stringer that day and he had only 3 packets of babolat vs team left, he said babolat is working to distribute new natural gut strings. Has anyone heard of this new development as well? and if so,what are the new strings gonna be like? Cheers
  28. M

    Hairline Crack on Babolat Pure Aero

    @Babolat Official Can I send my Babolat Pure Aero in to be replaced because of the hairline crack? If so how to I begin about doing that? Thank You!
  29. C

    Please help! Overgrip selection since my favorite was discontinued

    In college, I played with the babolat symbio overgrip. 4 knee surgeries, 3 wrist injections, and 2 kids kept me off the court for some time. I am now getting back into the game. Sadly they do not make this overgrip any more. It was the only one I ever found that was comfortable, not tacky...
  30. Rango

    Racquet recommendation? Babolat Pure Drive vs Babolat Boost Drive?

    Hi guys. So few yrs ago 7 or 8 i rented Babolat raquet and i played great with it. I love it. It was blue and white. Unfortunately i don't remember the model name of it but i'm assuming it was Babolat Pure Drive as it's i think only racquet that it's blue that Babolat sells. Forgive me for this...
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