Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
@Babolat Official: could you put me in touch with someone in your string machine servicing department? I have a sensor with 7,000 frames that I think may need a new rubber base pad for one of my base clamps. Thanks!
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
@Babolat Official
Is there any versions of the Babolat frames currently or in the past that have foam filling inside? Or has it always been hollow construction?
Hi PSC,

To the best of my knowledge, there haven't been frames that were foam filled, at least since I've been with Babolat.

-Josh
I dont know about the new P17, but my original pure strike has a foam filled handle. Wish there were more!

My only criticism for Babolat right now is their lineup, its a hotchpotch of different racquets all with the same names in weird families. Why the pure control got absorbed into the "strikes", and the returning aerostorm rebadged with the "pure aero" i dont know. They would be better defined by themselves in their own line, since they are practically the same racquet with different throats, and nothing like the other racquets in their respective lines. Im guessing theres a reason why they werent, but....???

But in praise of Babolat, they still HAVE the the pure control and the remade aerostorm, fantastic racquets! I only wish the PJ's were more conventional and not so "out there"!
 

El_Yotamo

Hall of Fame
I dont know about the new P17, but my original pure strike has a foam filled handle. Wish there were more!

My only criticism for Babolat right now is their lineup, its a hotchpotch of different racquets all with the same names in weird families. Why the pure control got absorbed into the "strikes", and the returning aerostorm rebadged with the "pure aero" i dont know. They would be better defined by themselves in their own line, since they are practically the same racquet with different throats, and nothing like the other racquets in their respective lines. Im guessing theres a reason why they werent, but....???

But in praise of Babolat, they still HAVE the the pure control and the remade aerostorm, fantastic racquets! I only wish the PJ's were more conventional and not so "out there"!
They may still have the Pure Control, but the 95 is gone :(
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
I dont know about the new P17, but my original pure strike has a foam filled handle. Wish there were more!

My only criticism for Babolat right now is their lineup, its a hotchpotch of different racquets all with the same names in weird families. Why the pure control got absorbed into the "strikes", and the returning aerostorm rebadged with the "pure aero" i dont know. They would be better defined by themselves in their own line, since they are practically the same racquet with different throats, and nothing like the other racquets in their respective lines. Im guessing theres a reason why they werent, but....???

But in praise of Babolat, they still HAVE the the pure control and the remade aerostorm, fantastic racquets! I only wish the PJ's were more conventional and not so "out there"!
I still think it's just marketing; various sponsored pros can now continue to use their beloved Pure Controls and Aerostorms under the obfuscating cloak of current familial paint jobs and the vast majority of spectators are none the wiser - but we know better.;)
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Babolot Official,

Do you know which grommet part numbers would fit a 2003 or 2006 (guessing on the year) Babolat Pure Drive Team 16x19 100 sq inch/300 gram gram?

I have some 2009 PD grommets (Part# 90096) and some APD grommets (Part #900021). Either you or the previous Babolat Rep on this forum mentioned #90021 would work on the 2009 & 2012 Pure Drives models, and that they used these personally for college players using PDs.

Part #900021 has the solid bummer guard vs the long holes in the bumper guard of part #900096 (which breaks much more easily due to the multiple one inch holes). Thankfully, Babolat got rid of the one inch holes in the 2015 Bumper Guards.

Would either part number 900021 or 900096 work for the PD Team in the photos below? Thank you







 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
Babolot Official,

Do you know which grommet part numbers would fit a 2003 or 2006 (guessing on the year) Babolat Pure Drive Team 16x19 100 sq inch/300 gram gram?

I have some 2009 PD grommets (Part# 90096) and some APD grommets (Part #900021). Either you or the previous Babolat Rep on this forum mentioned #90021 would work on the 2009 & 2012 Pure Drives models, and that they used these personally for college players using PDs.

Part #900021 has the solid bummer guard vs the long holes in the bumper guard of part #900096 (which breaks much more easily due to the multiple one inch holes). Thankfully, Babolat got rid of the one inch holes in the 2015 Bumper Guards.

Would either part number 900021 or 900096 work for the PD Team in the photos below? Thank you









Hi g4,

Either of those parts will fit that frame, and I personally would go with the 900021 since it has the solid bumper.

-Josh
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Thanks Josh. Just ordered 4 more sets of 900021.

Here is a picture of the 900021 grommets installed. Took 45 mins due to 10 mins of getting the old ones out. ☹ Her grip was dry rotted, but it will look much cleaner with Red Origin 16g in her.

I hate seeing people throw away frames due to lack of TLC , never replacing grommets or replacement grips, so I overhaul them after convincing players to donate them to me. [emoji2]

All they need are strings, grips and grommets then give them to local pro who teaches many kids with low income parents. Without the generous heart of this pro named Peggy, many of these kids would never swing a frame. Many of these kids can't pay so she teaches for free. We all give back in our on way.






The solid bumper guard is nice. That is one of the best tips I have ever learned on this forum. I am down to one set of the PD grommets but will use the APD 900021 from here on out. Very appreciative of the info.
 
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tennistiger

Semi-Pro
Babolat Official,

does the new Pulse compatibility at the Pure Aero and Strike start with their next generations or will there be a running change in production?
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
what is pulse comapatible ?? will that give the Racket more power and More control ?
@Nostradamus at this time, we are planning on launching the first Pulse compatible racquet in May of next year. Pulse will not accentuate any of the racquet characteristics but more-so give the player feedback on their game, similar to Babolat Play and POP.

Cheers!
 

JCmua

New User
Hello @Babolat Official I haven't used any of my pure drive play racquets for a few months due to injury, yesterday I hit the court and I find out now there is a new version for the babolat play app, and the web dashboard isn't available, also none of my stats/info/games from about two years are available on the new app, is this normal, and is there a way to recover/retrieve the old stats?
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
@JCmua , thanks for the heads up. You're data isn't lost, there's just a bug in this version which will be updated with the next release. In the meantime, can you tell me which racquet and phone model you have? Thanks!
 

JCmua

New User
@JCmua , thanks for the heads up. You're data isn't lost, there's just a bug in this version which will be updated with the next release. In the meantime, can you tell me which racquet and phone model you have? Thanks!
Yes, I have two Pure Drive play (the last one, the 2015 version) racquets and my phone is an iPhone plus 6s
 

tennistiger

Semi-Pro
@JCmua , thanks for the heads up. You're data isn't lost, there's just a bug in this version which will be updated with the next release. In the meantime, can you tell me which racquet and phone model you have? Thanks!
Babolat Official,
i have the problem with the speed data shown. First serve seems to be ok but second serve high is only half of the average. And Groundstrokes sometimes like topspin forehand maximum 2 km/h!!! That is impossible for sure. And in every session the exact racket which was used is not shown, there is always racket not available.
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
Babolat Official,
i have the problem with the speed data shown. First serve seems to be ok but second serve high is only half of the average. And Groundstrokes sometimes like topspin forehand maximum 2 km/h!!! That is impossible for sure. And in every session the exact racket which was used is not shown, there is always racket not available.
@tennistiger thank you for the feedback, we will certainly pass along to the product team in France. As mentioned above, there are a few bugs with the first version of the new Pulse app. We are hoping these are addressed with the next version to be released later this summer. If the issue persists, please email me directly at smcmanus@babolat.com. Best of luck!

-Sean
 

tennistiger

Semi-Pro
@tennistiger thank you for the feedback, we will certainly pass along to the product team in France. As mentioned above, there are a few bugs with the first version of the new Pulse app. We are hoping these are addressed with the next version to be released later this summer. If the issue persists, please email me directly at smcmanus@babolat.com. Best of luck!

-Sean
Babolat official,

I got a new PD play, want to synchronize it with my app but every time I do I get the message that the racket needs a firmware update. But it does not work, always the massage that there is an error - try again. What to do?
 

Jster

Professional
Hi,

You cannot order directly form Babolat without an account unfortunately. I can't speak for TW, so you will need to ask them, but I imagine they must have them in stock by now with the number of grommets they go through. I believe we've had them since February.

-Josh

what is the new grommets produce code?
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
Babolat official,

I got a new PD play, want to synchronize it with my app but every time I do I get the message that the racket needs a firmware update. But it does not work, always the massage that there is an error - try again. What to do?
Hi tennistiger,

Sorry to hear you're having issues. I will message you with the contact info of someone in our office who will be able to help you with this.

-Josh
 

BillKid

Professional
@Babolat Official,

Please could you let us know a bit more about the new Pure Drive?
Was feel / comfort improvement the main goal for this update?
What about the RA? Same or slightly lower?
Could you elaborate a bit about the Pure Feel system compared with Cortex?
How does it compare with previous PD?
An update and summary would be appreciated.
 
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ollinger

G.O.A.T.
did they ever fix the adhesive on the tungsten weight strips? These things seem to be notorious for flying off the racquet in short order.
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
wow lucky daniel. mansoor made a huge mistake hah!

is rpm dual coming back? please
Yes, lucky Daniel indeed! And Mansoor is very well suited for his new career path, and will always be part of the family :)

Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring back RPM Dual. I know some people really liked it, and appreciated the extra durability, but it never really resonated with people. I for one didn't like stringing it because I couldn't tell if the strings were straight!

-Josh
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
@Babolat Official,

Please could you let us know a bit more about the new Pure Drive?
Was feel / comfort improvement the main goal for this update?
What about the RA? Same or slightly lower?
Could you elaborate a bit about the Pure Feel system compared with Cortex?
How does it compare with previous PD?
An update and summary would be appreciated.
I wish I could provide more info at this time, but you will just have to be patient. It will not be much longer, I promise! I cannot go into more detail until the reveal is done by our global marketing and communications team. Sorry! Once that has been done, please ask us again and we will be happy to go in to a lot more depth.

-Josh
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
did they ever fix the adhesive on the tungsten weight strips? These things seem to be notorious for flying off the racquet in short order.
To the best of my knowledge, yes. I haven't had any of my customers mention it since we redesigned it, and I just spoke to our warranty department, and they have not had anyone return any. I believe he or I would have heard if people were still having issues, and the little bit I've used hasn't fallen off either.

-Josh
 

zapvor

G.O.A.T.
Yes, lucky Daniel indeed! And Mansoor is very well suited for his new career path, and will always be part of the family :)

Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring back RPM Dual. I know some people really liked it, and appreciated the extra durability, but it never really resonated with people. I for one didn't like stringing it because I couldn't tell if the strings were straight!

-Josh
so sad. i am gonna quit babolat and go with mansoor
 

BillKid

Professional
I wish I could provide more info at this time, but you will just have to be patient. It will not be much longer, I promise! I cannot go into more detail until the reveal is done by our global marketing and communications team. Sorry! Once that has been done, please ask us again and we will be happy to go in to a lot more depth.

-Josh
Kind, quick and honest answer as usual
I'll be back!
 

MAXXply

Hall of Fame
I wish the Pure Drive Tour was a reverse cosmetic of the standard Pure Drive. I hate that they're the same cosmetic. I hate that other players think I'm just using the 300gm PD rather than the 315gm PD Tour. I wish the upcoming PD Tour was a matte black with Babolat's traditional blue used only as accent/trim. The Pure Drive Tour deserves a stand-alone cosmetic, not the same-same as the regular Pure Drive.
 

achapa8807

Semi-Pro
Hi,

Yes, we will have a new bag in a 6 pack with a Strike cosmetic for 2018. Not 100% on the date yet, but likely February or March. And glad to hear you're liking the Strike VS Tour! It's my favorite too :)

-Josh
Josh,

What string combos have you found to really bring out the VS Tour's potential? I am probably going to go with the VS Tour after playing with the 16x19 for about a month, trying different strings, and finally throwing in the towel. Tried the VS Tour again to compare it to the 16x19 and should have gone for the VST the first time.
 

Babolat Official

Hall of Fame
@Babolat Official

I just ordered grommets from TW and were sent old ones, is there anyway I can get in touch with you about getting the actual updated ones, they didnt seem to know what I was talking about.
@Babolat Official

I just ordered grommets from TW and were sent old ones, is there anyway I can get in touch with you about getting the actual updated ones, they didnt seem to know what I was talking about.
@fortunecookiesjc which model did you order? Do you see a SKU number on the packaging?
 
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