Babolat Pure Drive 2018 paint job too feminine?

Frans Bleker

Professional
So the new Pure Drive just released, and the pictures on internet were ok. When I ordered a demo and saw it in real, I couldn't stop noticing that the baby blue paint job was extremely feminine. Although it plays great, I will not buy this frame because I get so annoyed by the paint job.

I'm wondering if this is just me, or if there are more people thinking the same? Should Babolat release a this frame in an additional paint job?
 

Gato

Semi-Pro
If you like how it plays stick with it... you have many baby blue things like supercars which are “manly”.. if it’s not rose
Gold like and iPhone you should be fine haha
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
Whatever you decide, I support you 100%..it won't hurt my game...

I think the black 97A has you name on it ( or is the feds)...
Just add pick strings...


Funny how different color racquets make you play differently... really, do they.....

https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/08/pink-wasnt-always-girly/278535/

Good thing no one ever told to my dad, that his baby blue eyes were to feminie..
He was a sharp shooter in the vietnam war(bronze star) .
He also had a 1957 baby blue ford f150 modified a bit, oh yer a few ghost flames also,,,

yep, to got the say...too feminine...
 

rogerroger917

Hall of Fame
Whatever you decide, I support you 100%..it won't hurt my game...

I think the black 97A has you name on it ( or is the feds)...
Just add pick strings...


Funny how different color racquets make you play differently... really, do they.....

https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/08/pink-wasnt-always-girly/278535/

Good thing no one ever told to my dad, that his baby blue eyes were to feminie..
He was a sharp shooter in the vietnam war(bronze star) .
He also had a 1957 baby blue ford f150 modified a bit, oh yer a few ghost flames also,,,

yep, to got the say...too feminine...
That is your father? He looks like an Asian gangster.
 

EdMcMush

Professional
well personally i like baby blue, surf green etc etc. But a man who plays with a pure drive isnt a real man. Give me that thin beam stick
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Whatever you decide, I support you 100%..it won't hurt my game...

I think the black 97A has you name on it ( or is the feds)...
Just add pick strings...


Funny how different color racquets make you play differently... really, do they.....

https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/08/pink-wasnt-always-girly/278535/

Good thing no one ever told to my dad, that his baby blue eyes were to feminie..
He was a sharp shooter in the vietnam war(bronze star) .
He also had a 1957 baby blue ford f150 modified a bit, oh yer a few ghost flames also,,,

yep, to got the say...too feminine...
Sharp shooter you say; US or VC?
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
I wouldn't care if it is "too feminine" a color, whatever that even means. But Babolat probably knows that the primary rec market for the Pure Drive is junior girls. It's practically standard issue for junior girls.
Used to be 'standard issue' - along with Yonexes - now it's all Pure Aero!
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
I would laugh at you if I saw you swinging that Baby Blue Bab on court.

Long, heartily, and mercilessly.

But Babolat probably knows that the primary rec market for the Pure Drive is junior girls. It's practically standard issue for junior girls.
Then Babolat needs to do some market research and come out with a "Blush Pink" version, would sell like hotcakes!
 

styksnstryngs

Professional
I know a girls super who uses a pure drive tour... She's worn a hole into her racquet and she doesn't give a s*** so why would you care about the color of a racquet?
 

Crocodile

Legend
Common everyone now, let's steady things up a bit and be happy. Incidentally I hear that one company is working on this new paint where the racquet can change colours from say a blue to a purple pink, sought like a chameleon, I think they are going to call it fluidity. Could be a goer aay.
 

Muppet

Legend
I'm wondering (to everyone):

If you're at a demo day and everyone is buzzing about the "pink racquet", would you man up and try it out? Or would you be afraid that you might like it and have to get one?
 

Daniel1974

New User
So the new Pure Drive just released, and the pictures on internet were ok. When I ordered a demo and saw it in real, I couldn't stop noticing that the baby blue paint job was extremely feminine. Although it plays great, I will not buy this frame because I get so annoyed by the paint job.

I'm wondering if this is just me, or if there are more people thinking the same? Should Babolat release a this frame in an additional paint job?
I don't like the paint-job either. I hope Babolat will release French Open edition in different color next year.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I dig it... being Charlotte raised I have to like it. Its basically a panthers racket ;)


BONUS: Juan Monaco as a fan pic
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Is this extremely feminine?


Yeah, that's the 'in spite of rather than because of thing'; if a guy can still look masculine wearing effeminate attire - i.e. the 'machismo' still shows through, then the effect is enhanced exponentially. IMO the same thing goes for girls that still manage to look 'hot' despite having apparently made no effort; they look even hotter...
 

glenWs

Rookie
So the new Pure Drive just released, and the pictures on internet were ok. When I ordered a demo and saw it in real, I couldn't stop noticing that the baby blue paint job was extremely feminine. Although it plays great, I will not buy this frame because I get so annoyed by the paint job.

I'm wondering if this is just me, or if there are more people thinking the same? Should Babolat release a this frame in an additional paint job?
Hardly seems like a reason to not use it if it fits your game. It’s blue. When did blue become a problem with guys with machismo issues? Paint some skulls on it....
 
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