Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

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  1. g4driver

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    Babolat APD grommets
     
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    Ah...well. Who’d have thought that :) Thank you very much. Although that being said, there are no APD grommets for sale at TW Europe...
     
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  3. g4driver

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    Call TW Europe and see if they can still get them from Babolat.
     
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    Call or email TWE.

    I wanted some SV95 grommets recently (not listed on the website either) and they ordered them from Yonex for me. Took exactly one week from my first email to the parcel arriving at my office.
     
  5. Jamesm182

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    Any suggestions on how I can get the pure aero vs tour to play a little smoother/not as harsh and get a bit more plow through? Love the spec and feel in the hand
    I was thinking of adding a little lead at 3 and 9, otherwise I like it , currently strung with cyclone tour at 52lbs, and probably going to to go a little lower?
    Thoughts?
     
  6. NeedforPRESTIGE

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    add a little lead at 3&9 or 2&10, and drop a couple of pounds in tension will do
     
  7. Jamesm182

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    Did you do this? make much difference? how did it play afterward?
     
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    Hi guys, I wanted to ask if anyone or @Babolat Official could tell if the Pure Storms and Pure Controls were foam filled? I know the previous gen red/black Pure Strike Tours were foam filled as many here on this board verified. A friend asked me this yesterday and I had no clue. I am hitting these days with Pure Storm Tours (GT) so curious myself as well. Thanks.
     
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    well I never played it stock
    added lead at 2&10 to reach my ideal swingweight before stringing it
    All I can say is that I don’t feel it harsh at all after extended use. (In contrast, aero pro drives makes my hand hurt in 10min)
     
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  10. Jamesm182

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    Awesome will give it a go thanks
     
  11. Karma Tennis

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    Counter-intuitive. Put more weight inside the handle. An extra 10g to 15g of either Blu-Tack or Silicone gel. If necessary, then add a couple of grams total at 3 and 9.

    This should give you more stability and plow without compromising too much on RHS, spin potential, and control potential.
     
  12. Jamesm182

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    Wont adding 20g to an already heavy frame make this very sluggish and harder to play with?
     
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    TW lists it at 321g strung and 6 Points Head Light.

    My suggestion takes it to 335g to 340g strung and 10 points to 12 points Head Light.

    I don't think that would be heavy or sluggish. But I suppose it depends on the player.
     
  14. Old school Paul

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    Considering Pure Drive Tour...just afraid of TE because of the reputation of stiff racquets on arm health. Play 2-3 times/week 4.0-4.5 level, 60 year old almost all doubles. Any comments on your experience with the Pure Drive? Babolat official I know your job is to sell racquets but give me your thoughts from experience of any play testers.
     
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    Agree, I have been testing the new pure drive tour and whenever I have Stiff string in there, I have arm pain for like 20 minutes, but as my arm loosens up, pain diminishes. But if I have softer strings in there , it is much better. I don't this frame mixes well with Stiff poly full bed
     
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    This has been said many times before, but I wish the new pure drives have a better head guard design. The head guards curve inward right where the racket is most vulnerable during play.
     
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    they did that on purpose to reduce the weight of the headguard. It can't be changed. it is GOOD headguard.
     
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    Weight savings - this is precisely why I drive my Wrangler around with the doors off!! :)
     
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    I have a question. You know this sealed in Barcode sticker on the throat of the babolat racket in picture below....... I had this racket for more than a year now and have been using it a lot and I see very thin hairline crack on the sticker itself right next to the barcode. Hairline crack isn't on the racket itself as far as I can tell. It is only in the inside the sticker where the barcode is. Is this something I have to worry about ??? What is this sticker made of anyway ? It seem to be heat sealed in and is part of the racket itself.

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  20. Jamesm182

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    I think you are referring to a different frame to what im asking about , im referring to the pure aero vs tour which is 320g unstrung
     

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