Juice 100 V PD 2012

Ross K

Legend
Anyone have any thoughts on how these 2 contrast or whatever, experiences, thoughts?

For me, I'm having the hardest time choosing between them. Yes, they are very alike, but there are differences, be them slight.

Initially the J100 won out as the feel is better, the ball it hit was a tad more reminiscent of the APD Original I'd played previously, plus, though not massively a feature of my game, I thought it performed surprisingly very well going more all court. But, not liking the string-job in the J I recently had, I pulled out the PD, and, well, I'm finding the PD swings more fluidly somehow. J feels a bit slower to the ball, or, as accurately as I can describe it: my timing feels a touch off with the the J, where as with the PD it's fluent and flowing. This wasn't the first time I've noticed this too. Is it something to do with the PWS?... somehow the hoop feels just a tad bulkier... anyhow, I seem to be playing just a bit better with the PD, and, as I say, think it's to do with this balance/weighting/whatever issue.

BTW I'm now playing both stock (quite new to this experiment). Friday I'll be playing both with new string-jobs (though I fear I've messed up stringing both too low).
 

Francis27

Semi-Pro
I actually just ordered the PD2012 just yesterday and im waiting for it to come.

The PD2012 is a tad stiffer than the juice and a monster in serves, and the juice will be a tiny bit heavier than the Pure drive.

Here are the scores from TW

Wilson BLX Juice 100 Scores
Comfort 74
Touch/Feel 75
Serves 79
Groundstrokes 79
Returns 74
Slice 76
Topspin 79
Volleys 79
Overall 79


Babolat Pure Drive 2012 Scores
Comfort 76
Touch/Feel 76
Serves 83
Groundstrokes 83
Returns 84
Slice 79
Topspin 82
Volleys 79
Overall 83
 

srvnvly

Hall of Fame
To me, from what I can tell from feedback and my own experiences with the PD 2012 Juice 100 and even the Steam 100, the new Wilson Steam 99/ 99S is what the current Juice and Steam could have been. Of the two racquets (PD 2012 and Juice 100), I preferred the PD over the Juice due to plow through alone (and I am a Wilson guy).
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Pick a gripshape and a paintjob and go. Its not going to make a difference on your game either way IMO, as the sticks will play the same.

Or just wait on the steam demo and then buy that.
 

BigM

Rookie
Anyone have any thoughts on how these 2 contrast or whatever, experiences, thoughts?

For me, I'm having the hardest time choosing between them. Yes, they are very alike, but there are differences, be them slight.

Initially the J100 won out as the feel is better, the ball it hit was a tad more reminiscent of the APD Original I'd played previously, plus, though not massively a feature of my game, I thought it performed surprisingly very well going more all court. But, not liking the string-job in the J I recently had, I pulled out the PD, and, well, I'm finding the PD swings more fluidly somehow. J feels a bit slower to the ball, or, as accurately as I can describe it: my timing feels a touch off with the the J, where as with the PD it's fluent and flowing. This wasn't the first time I've noticed this too. Is it something to do with the PWS?... somehow the hoop feels just a tad bulkier... anyhow, I seem to be playing just a bit better with the PD, and, as I say, think it's to do with this balance/weighting/whatever issue.

BTW I'm now playing both stock (quite new to this experiment). Friday I'll be playing both with new string-jobs (though I fear I've messed up stringing both too low).
The PD2012 feels more refined and polished. Both frames offer similar playing characteristics with the Bab drawing on earlier versions to provide a superior frame. You can really feel the PD pedigree in the PD2012. I really have been enjoying the switch to the PD2012 it has elevated my level of play no doubt.

BigM
 

Ross K

Legend
Played today with both frames and I just can't split them.

Much better today with the Juice re swinging issue as mentioned in 1st post. The slightly softer more comfortable feel than the Bab is what I like here. Think the touch is a bit better too. A tad more spin and maybe even power than the PD, although I do seem to find I hit long more with this frame though.

PD though was very solid and swings lovely and smooth. More control in some respects. I think as I was APD user for so long this feels more familiar, especially grip shape-wise (Wilson has that funny flared grip that I'm still not sold on).

Not a whole lot at all between these frames re serve, b-line performance, maneuverability, etc, etc.

Anyhow, see newly amended signature. :grin:
 
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