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timmyboy

Professional
I've hit with the Babolat PD and now i'm going to turn into a babolat pure drive user.... i dissapoint myself but it will soon be true.
 

mislav

Semi-Pro
Nothing wrong with that. I just finished demoing Babolat Pure Drive myself and totally unexpectedly found it to be an excellent racquet albeit a bit too light for my taste. Anyway, great stick IMHO - go for it!
 

smittysan89

Professional
mislav said:
Nothing wrong with that. I just finished demoing Babolat Pure Drive myself and totally unexpectedly found it to be an excellent racquet albeit a bit too light for my taste. Anyway, great stick IMHO - go for it!
with some lead tape I really like the racquet, I dont know why it has so many haters around here
 

Bottle Rocket

Hall of Fame
Any extremely popular racket is going to have people totally against it. Andy Roddick using it only gives those people something to feed on. If you like it, enjoy it!

I like them too.
 

Cruzer

Professional
I used the PD+ for 5+ years (now use the APD+) and it is an excellent frame despite what some posters would like to have you believe. It gets slammed for being too stiff and bad for sensitive arms. These are claims from people who have not played with the frame or think they are Andy Roddick and string it at 70 lbs. with some stiff-as-a-board polyester string and they wonder why their arm hurts. It may not be the most flexible frame available and there are lots of frames that far more harsh than the PD. Obviously Babolat knows they have a good frame since it has been around in its current configuration for over six years and it is still a very popular frame. The only thing that has changed is the paint job. As someone posted a frame as popular as the PD is going to have detractors.
 

Deuce

Banned
I hate it because I tried it.

It feels like hitting a tennis ball with an object not designed for that purpose. It doesn't feel anything like a tennis racquet to me. With a tennis racquet, one is supposed to FEEL the ball...
 

mislav

Semi-Pro
I had mine strung with syn gut at 25 kg / 55 lb and it had a decent feel, spin, control and power. It also felt very manouverable. I was really pleasantly surprised after reading all those negative comments and expected an instant arm-killer, wooden plank of a feel stick.
 

joe1987

Semi-Pro
Well, the racket is not bad. I used it for about 2 years before switching to a Lm radical. Help developed my game quit a bit, its power forced me to learn to brush up more and hit more spin instead of hitting flat as I was before.
 

oscar_2424

Legend
timmyboy said:
I've hit with the Babolat PD and now i'm going to turn into a babolat pure drive user.... i dissapoint myself but it will soon be true.
why do you feel dissapointed? enoughwith the PD bashing
 

KFwinds

Professional
timmyboy said:
I've hit with the Babolat PD and now i'm going to turn into a babolat pure drive user.... i dissapoint myself but it will soon be true.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Kevo

Legend
A friend of mine switched to the PD. He does quite well with, and I tried it out for a bit and thought it felt pretty good. He doesn't use poly in it though, he uses NXT. I think that helps the feel quite a bit. With NXT it's not overpowered either. Pretty good combination. I just love the way the RDX 500 hits though. I think if I were to switch it would be another thinner more flexible frame. There is something about the feel and control that you don't seem to get with a thicker frame IMO. Although the PD is sort of a happy medium, maybe that's why it has such broad appeal.
 

DXS

Rookie
I love mine. I have tried and owned just about everything.

I love it when people say they are not good volleying sticks. I love the way it plays at the net. People say that because Andy is not that great of a volleyer I suppose.....
 

timmyboy

Professional
nvm it's gonna be an aero pro drive. took one of those out too for demo yesterday. can't give review now. gtg to school.
 
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