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  1. Babolat Official

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    the algorithm also incorporates replication of a variety of shots and a couple other factors we'll discuss closer to the release
     
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    at the moment, no
     
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    This once, can you please help me track it to the dealer with the serial #? I sent an email through the Babolat site over a week ago and never got a response?

    The (2) serial #s are KG354425 and KG341257
     
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    What are the specs of all the upcoming Pure Drives? How much is it?
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    I was selected to be a playtester for Babolat Play from connectedtennis. I received a call from Babolat when I wasn't home and never heard back. I'm concerned about grip size as it would be really a downer to have the wrong size. I use a 4 3/8, so am I safe? Will I get a call back or an email asking about grip size? I'm really looking forward to it!

    Thanks!
    Steve
     
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    pure drives ? there are more than the PD play one ?
     
  7. Veens

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    Wait Babo's only releasing one PD? So whats the spec?
     
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    this once, email me all the pertinent info (date, US dealer, etc.) dbecker@babolat.com
     
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    you are safe
     
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    First Play model is a Pure Drive. Exact same specs as normal PD.
     
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    so whats the next Play model coming up?
     
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    Same question here, don't think I've gotten a phone call from anyone but I use a 4-3/8 and was selected through the Connected Tennis site. Is that what we'll be getting? Thanks!
     
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    What's happening with the Pure Drive Roddick? Is it being discontinued?
     
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    Babolat Official, Can you tell me a little bit about your new app with your racquets?
     
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    So that tech "Play and Connect" rate from 1-10, Is it Racquet smash friendly?
     
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    Anyone got pics of new Pure Control?
     
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    I hear it grades your racquet smashes ;)
    Remember to follow through and hit it a couple extra time to finish the job.
     
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    yes, standard is 3/8
     
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    Great, thanks for the reply!
     
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    not that I have heard, the Roddick and Roddick+ are in the 2014 sales book
     
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    Babolat Official, you should share some examples of classic hate mail. :)
     
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    Sorry, can't dwell on it and don't want to give them the satisfaction.
     
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    most likely Aeropro Drive
     
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    That makes a lot of sense, as it is the No2 selling frame after Pure Drive.
     
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    where do i sign up? :)
     
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    If you subscribe to the idea that more flexible frames are more arm friendly = Pure Control.[/QUOTE]

    Would be curious to hear your thoughts on frame flexibility and arm friendliness. Based on the way you phrase that response it seems you have an argument against the rational of flexible frames = arm friendly. Mind if I ask what that is? Been having a little arm trouble for the first time so trying to fully understand all the variables.

    By the way, played with the Pure Strike this weekend. One of the best frames I have ever hit. Think I may be investing in a couple of those this January.
     
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    Control Tour vs Storm Tour

    Hi Daniel!

    I'm very interested in the Pure Control Tour
    and I would like to know more on the differences
    with the Pure Storm Tour that I currently hold.

    What are the differences, if any, in the specification (weight, balance, flex) ?

    Which new technologies are used ?

    What are the effects you have verified (or expect) on the way the racket plays ?



     
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    Hey are all APD 2013 26 7/8" long instead of the listed 27"? I was restapling my buttcap and I measured both my racquets and they come out at 26 7/8" long with the buttcap flush against the handle.
     
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    Would be curious to hear your thoughts on frame flexibility and arm friendliness. Based on the way you phrase that response it seems you have an argument against the rational of flexible frames = arm friendly. Mind if I ask what that is? Been having a little arm trouble for the first time so trying to fully understand all the variables.

    By the way, played with the Pure Strike this weekend. One of the best frames I have ever hit. Think I may be investing in a couple of those this January.[/QUOTE]

    There is a school of thought that more flexible frames transmit less of the shock of ball impact. I partially agree, but I think weight, string type/tension and ability are also important factors to consider.

    A personal example: Pure Drive Roddick strung at 65 with 16 RPM Blast is tougher on my body than a Pure Drive 107 strung at 50 Nat Gut.

    The Pure Strikes are great and worth a demo. I can't make the switch from my beloved APD but the Strike 100 (weighted to 305) is my second favorite frame in our line.
     
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    Slightly more flexible (68=PC vs 69=PS). Remember, our testing is always much higher than TW.

    The carbon used in the Pure Control line is 1/2 as dense as the materials in the Pure Storm line. Other than that, specs should be about the same.

    As it is our classic frame, doesn't get loaded with too many new technologies.
     
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    They are 27 before they are strung. And will remain that length if strung correctly.

    What is your stringer set up (6 pt, etc.)?

    When I used to string on a drop weight, 2 pt clamp, I inadvertently shortened a couple Pure Drives and Ti.Radicals.
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    We wouldnt be able to put silicone into the handle correct? The only way to customize the handle weight would be to add lead handle around the handle.
     
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    For the Babolat Play
     
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    The charging port is under the trap door.
     
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    If they are strung that could just simply be hoop compression.
     
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    See
    http://blog.tennis-warehouse.com/miscellaneous/sneak-peek-new-babolat-pure-control-racquets/

    According with the review of Michelle, the Swing Weight of the Pure Control
    is much lower than that of the Storm Tour.
    That would be strange if the specs are about the same.
    What's wrong ?
     
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    I would not risk damaging the inner workings and stick with lead under the base grip.

    Added weight is negligible in terms of the sensor readings.
     
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    One was strung at my local stringer using vs gut mains at 60lbs and 4G at 56lbs. The other was strung at Tennis Warehouse when I purchased it vs gut mains at 62lb and 4G at 58lbs. I measured my old APD which was always strung with RPM at 50lbs and it measures the same length. The local shop I go to uses top of the line Babolat machines. They string Sampras racquets.
    Just wondering if this is normal.
     
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    Hello Daniel,
    How you doing.
    I've been using Pure Storm Ltd strung with Xcel at 55lbs for last two years and next week I get a demo of the Pure Control 95, I'm going to string it at 58lbs with Xcel and from a previous discussion between us we agreed it should feel identical as the PC 95 is slightly more flexible.
    Please can you tell me is there a Babolat racket with the same weight/swing weight as the two above but is a bit more powerful?
    Thanks D.
     
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    It is surprising this would happen to all the frames as:

    1. different string combinations at different tensions would place different stresses on the frame

    2. I know in the past, TW does a majority of their stringing on Prince crank stringers (some version of the NEOS, I believe 4 pt). If your shop is using a Babolat sensor expert or Star 5...these are very different stringing machines.

    I'm not really sure what answer you are looking for, but if you think you have defective products, send them in for warranty evaluation.
     
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    The closest thing would be Pure Strike 18x20 but would require some minor customization.
     
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    Daniel, What about the Pure Storm Tour and the new Pure Control Tour?
    How different are they to the PS Ltd?
     
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    Bigger head (98), more open string pattern (16x20), thicker beam (21), stiffer frame (63 vs 59 via TW), different balance (1 pt HL vs 9).

    Having hit with all of these, I think customizing a Strike 18x20 will get you closer to a PS Ltd. than a Pure Control Tour or Pure Storm Tour.
     
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    In what way should I customise it to get it playing the same as a Pure Storm Ltd strung with Xcel at 55lbs?
     
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