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Pretty sure already released. My David Lloyd club's shop has it for a couple of weeks already.
Yours must be a bit posher than mine. All I get is a few overpriced shirts and some goggles on hangers by reception! If you tell me they do demos too, I may have to move.

I still can't see it online mind, so suspect either user error on my part (a strong contender) or that your club have jumped the gun by putting it out.
 
Yours must be a bit posher than mine. All I get is a few overpriced shirts and some goggles on hangers by reception! If you tell me they do demos too, I may have to move.

I still can't see it online mind, so suspect either user error on my part (a strong contender) or that your club have jumped the gun by putting it out.
...yes they do demo too :D
Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw they have a few Dunlop CX 200 too! (but no 18x20 tour)
 
Will there be a Roland Garros Pure Aero this year? Any chance of description or pics? (Sure wish you'd used the colors of the Undecima -- it was amazing but the price a bit steep.)
 
Not sure to be honest. From what I've heard, they were considering multiple options. I haven't even seen a prototype yet. Our international sales meeting is in late April, and I'm sure we'll know more after that.
Congratulations on this New pure Aero 2019 and plus too. It is 100 % better than the previous version. I still wish it was bit lighter though
 
Not sure to be honest. From what I've heard, they were considering multiple options. I haven't even seen a prototype yet. Our international sales meeting is in late April, and I'm sure we'll know more after that.
I suspect many of us would love to see a new PA VS that is heavily modelled on the 2013 AeroPro Drive. Similar specs but perhaps a tad more flex in the frame ... not too much ... just a tad!
 
I suspect many of us would love to see a new PA VS that is heavily modelled on the 2013 AeroPro Drive. Similar specs but perhaps a tad more flex in the frame ... not too much ... just a tad!
It doesn't come in plus version however. and why did they make this with smaller head 98 sq inch?? very odd. and why can't you buy 1 racket at a time ? only can buy 2 at a time which costs around $500.
 
It doesn't come in plus version however. and why did they make this with smaller head 98 sq inch?? very odd. and why can't you buy 1 racket at a time ? only can buy 2 at a time which costs around $500.
:rolleyes:

I said PA VS as in Pure AERO VS !!! (Pretty sure you've always been able to buy them one at a time.) Yes, no PLUS verson. But no one really cares about that because it is more of a Player's racquet than the standard PA. I don't think the PA VS was ever intended for Doubles.

Very easy to extend its length anyway with a customised Butt-Cap.
 
@Babolat Official couple of quick points....

1) When will there be a new pure strike VS coming out?

2) Please tell your overlords to keep the pure strike VS/ pure aero VS racquets as they are, except just soften the RA on the strike VS back to the pure controls 63RA or so.

3) If Prince and Angell can put twaron/kevlar in their lineup, so can you. Put some twaron in the strike VS and create the BESTEST RACQUET EVER.

PS - can you change the colour too? The all white look is very girly and robs me of valuable testosterone with every swing.....
 
:rolleyes:

I said PA VS as in Pure AERO VS !!! (Pretty sure you've always been able to buy them one at a time.) Yes, no PLUS verson. But no one really cares about that because it is more of a Player's racquet than the standard PA. I don't think the PA VS was ever intended for Doubles.

Very easy to extend its length anyway with a customised Butt-Cap.
I don't see pure aero VS anywhere on TW website. and will they make the puredrive VS in plus version ?? that might be interesting
 
:rolleyes:

I said PA VS as in Pure AERO VS !!! (Pretty sure you've always been able to buy them one at a time.) Yes, no PLUS verson. But no one really cares about that because it is more of a Player's racquet than the standard PA. I don't think the PA VS was ever intended for Doubles.

Very easy to extend its length anyway with a customised Butt-Cap.
This is not the first time this member is having problems doing speed reading on text messages esp on forums. You might want to read post 723 all the way to post 730.Please be courteous and patient too, you will be rewarded by good karma.
 
You already replied in anothee thread fedace that he is using the vs 16x20. Did you forget already. Gotta start writing down your responses ;-)
Fedace, just to help you along a little bit ...

1/ The Pure AERO and the Pure DRIVE are DIFFERENT racquets.
2/ Babolat has released a 2019 Pure DRIVE VS.
3/ Babolat has NOT released a 2019 Pure AERO VS at this stage.
4/ Felix A-A appears to be using a 2016/17 Pure Aero VS with a 2019 Pure Aero Paint Job.
5/ The 2019 Pure Aero has a 16x19 string pattern.
6/ The 2016/17 Pure Aero VS has a 16x20 string pattern.
7/ The 2019 Pure Aero can be purchased in quantities of one from TW.
8/ The 2019 Pure Aero is available in Plus size fromTW.
 
Fedace, just to help you along a little bit ...

1/ The Pure AERO and the Pure DRIVE are DIFFERENT racquets.
2/ Babolat has released a 2019 Pure DRIVE VS.
3/ Babolat has NOT released a 2019 Pure AERO VS at this stage.
4/ Felix A-A appears to be using a 2016/17 Pure Aero VS with a 2019 Pure Aero Paint Job.
5/ The 2019 Pure Aero has a 16x19 string pattern.
6/ The 2016/17 Pure Aero VS has a 16x20 string pattern.
7/ The 2019 Pure Aero can be purchased in quantities of one from TW.
8/ The 2019 Pure Aero is available in Plus size fromTW.
The awkward moment when he is already endorsing the pure aero vs paint job racquet(which will be ridiculously similar to the PA 2019)Hahahaha
 
Not sure to be honest. From what I've heard, they were considering multiple options. I haven't even seen a prototype yet. Our international sales meeting is in late April, and I'm sure we'll know more after that.
I keep testing the Pure aero plus 2019, testing is going great. Feel is so much better than previous aero and ball pocketing has improved 100 %. This isn't my go to racket but I bought one anyway. Only knock on it, it needs to be 0.2-0.3 oz lighter, it would have been perfection if that were case. I speak for the mass market.
 
The awkward moment when he is already endorsing the pure aero vs paint job racquet(which will be ridiculously similar to the PA 2019)Hahahaha
To add in the confusion: the pure aero vs is an almost copy of the Aero storm, but stiffer than the original. They say Sock is using that older Aero storm tour.
Another thing that somehere on this thread thinks that extended racquets are only for playing doubles which is nonsense. An extended lenght is often just a fraction more cumbersome so when vollying speed is essential than its a disadvantage.
 
@Babolat Official couple of quick points....

1) When will there be a new pure strike VS coming out?

2) Please tell your overlords to keep the pure strike VS/ pure aero VS racquets as they are, except just soften the RA on the strike VS back to the pure controls 63RA or so.

3) If Prince and Angell can put twaron/kevlar in their lineup, so can you. Put some twaron in the strike VS and create the BESTEST RACQUET EVER.

PS - can you change the colour too? The all white look is very girly and robs me of valuable testosterone with every swing.....
You can still buy pure controls secondhand. Not only are they black and red, but a lot cheaper too than new pure strike vs. And do you really think Babolat is going to offer new pure strikes in macho black for the men, and in white for the women? I think this role model suggestion alone is not very 2019. Then there are now official numerous in between sexes in USA, so they could legitically ask for their own colour. Do you really want that, instead of one white racquet that stands out, because no lther brand is offering racquets in white?
Btw do you know why racquet manufacturers began using black paint? Only to suggest or confirm that their racquets indeed were made from carbon/graphite. Than some like Prince began using ceramic and they painted these racquets white, because ceramic was supposed to be white. Actually none of the material suggestions is right ,because regardless graphite, kevlar, boron, ceramic etc, all have to be embeded in a matrix of epoxy material to bind it.

So thats all to it.
 
Not sure to be honest. From what I've heard, they were considering multiple options. I haven't even seen a prototype yet. Our international sales meeting is in late April, and I'm sure we'll know more after that.
Does this Woofer replacement grip have shock absorption built in ? if so how ? reason I am asking is some of these shock abosorbing grips have some kind of gel or air cushion built in and it gets smaller and smaller as you use it over time and it becomes very annoying. Also is this one a lot thicker than Syntec pro replacement grip ? Thank you in advance.

https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_Woofer_Replacement_Grips/descpageBAB-BWRG.html
 
Also is this one a lot thicker than Syntec pro replacement grip ? Thank you in advance.
Why don't you actually research this for yourself. There are dozens of websites that document the specifications for all of Babolat's Grips. It will only take you 5 minutes to answer your own questions.

I think @Babolat Official has a lot more important things to do with his time than to regurgitate simple facts that are available to all of us.

I would rather he be consulted about really important questions and issues that aren't easily solved by self research. He is providing an extremely valuable service to us by being on here. Please stop abusing it because you are lazy. It would be really unfortunate if he reduced his participation here.
 

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I keep testing the Pure aero plus 2019, testing is going great. Feel is so much better than previous aero and ball pocketing has improved 100 %. This isn't my go to racket but I bought one anyway. Only knock on it, it needs to be 0.2-0.3 oz lighter, it would have been perfection if that were case. I speak for the mass market.
Lol more of this huh? I want the static weight to be 310 grams and the SW to be 342, would be true perfection for mass market! stability will help the crowd who is deluded into thinking racquet should be .2-.3 ozs lighter play better with more stability. Good thing Babolat has play testers to make sure the kind of garbage you suggest would never hit the market.
 
Why don't you actually research this for yourself. There are dozens of websites that document the specifications for all of Babolat's Grips. It will only take you 5 minutes to answer your own questions.

I think @Babolat Official has a lot more important things to do with his time than to regurgitate simple facts that are available to all of us.

I would rather he be consulted about really important questions and issues that aren't easily solved by self research. He is providing an extremely valuable service to us by being on here. Please stop abusing it because you are lazy. It would be really unfortunate if he reduced his participation here.
I googled it for 10 minutes. ................... NO result that answers my specific questions.
 
I googled it for 10 minutes. ................... NO result that answers my specific questions.
Oh My @Nostradamus, if it is too difficult for you to grasp the power of Google, why are you wasting time with Tennis?

I have a brand new Syntec Pro grip in it's packaging sitting right here in my lap. The back of the package has the printed specs for the Grip.

They are 17.4g (0.61oz) static weight and 1.9mm (0.07 inch) thickness.

You already have the specs for the Woofer grip from the link you provided. So knock yourself out.

Several online tennis stores publish the specs for lots of products. Alternatively, buy one or two for yourself either online or at your local friendly tennis store and you will have the specs.

BTW, the Syntec Pro is probably one of the best tennis grips available. And IMO, THE BEST grip for a Babolat APD, PA or PD. Nothing else comes close.

If you are looking for an alternative grip for comfort reasons, I suggest perhaps you need to look at a different racquet unless you are just a beginner or intermediate club player. A spongy grip will not facilitate advanced strokes or feel when using an APD, PA, PD, or even PS.
 
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Oh My @Nostradamus, if it is too difficult for you to grasp the power of Google, why are you wasting time with Tennis?

I have a brand new Syntec Pro grip in it's packaging sitting right here in my lap. The back of the package has the printed specs for the Grip.

They are 17.4g (0.61oz) static weight and 1.9mm (0.07 inch) thickness.

You already have the specs for the Woofer grip from the link you provided. So knock yourself out.

Several online tennis stores publish the specs for lots of products. Alternatively, buy one or two for yourself either online or at your local friendly tennis store and you will have the specs.

BTW, the Syntec Pro is probably one of the best tennis grips available. And IMO, THE BEST grip for a Babolat APD, PA or PD. Nothing else comes close.

If you are looking for an alternative grip for comfort reasons, I suggest perhaps you need to look at a different racquet unless you are just a beginner or intermediate club player. A spongy grip will not facilitate advanced strokes or feel when using an APD, PA, PD, or even PS.
makes no sense. how can Woofer grip that is thicker be lighter in weight . not possible
 
Depends on the materials being used to make the grip.

Don't forget, a spongy grip is usually spongy because it has a lot of air pockets (or cells) within the material.

It actually makes sense that a shock absorbing grip would be thicker and lighter.

Anyways, instead of yapping incessantly about this, I advise you to buy both products and demo them for yourself. That's the best way to LEARN !
 
Congratulations on this New pure Aero 2019 and plus too. It is 100 % better than the previous version. I still wish it was bit lighter though
Play with it without the bumper guard, use thinner gauge strings and remove the handgrip and use the thin handgrip! Problem solve! Move on now with wanting a lighter PAD VS!
 
Play with it without the bumper guard, use thinner gauge strings and remove the handgrip and use the thin handgrip! Problem solve! Move on now with wanting a lighter PAD VS!
I am not sure the Bumper guard comes off ? isn't the grommets and bumper guard one piece on these new 2019 Aeros ?
 
So what? Each string can be tubed during the stringing process. Reduces the static weight and swing-weight significantly.
I need bumper guard with holes in them. I need the bumper guard. if taken off , it will damage the frame during play. and you will have to buy it from me since you told me to take them off
 
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