Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Conquistador, Jun 7, 2009.
what racquet did nadal use when he grew up playing the game in mallorca?
i pretty sure he used a pure drive
Yes it was a pure drive.
search nadal 13 on youtube and you'll see...
Babolat had it's hooks in early on hehe
He used a pure drive as a junior, he started winning like crazy when he switched to the AeroPro. I guess Uncle Tony made Nadal use powerful racquets.
well it worked so he should thank uncle tony immensely
His idol growing up was Carlos Moya, and Moya used a Pure Drive
Anyone know what age he switched to the Aerodrive? Odd as the Pure Drive had such a reputation (Moya). Is Uncle Toni that smart that he knew to have him change?
i believe he has used a babolat racquet since 10 yrs old or so
babolat made the aero drive for him. babolat came out with the aero design a couple years before the aero drive and the racquets flopped. the throat design was the same but the hoop was thin and aero shaped as well. but babolat had all their pros test the frames and give feedback. apparently nadal really liked the frames so babolat worked with him and they came up with the aero pro drive. that's my understanding, IIRC
i thought it was the ps 85 sv
No. That's 100% incorrect. The Areopro Drive came out long before Nadal made something out of himself on tour.
when did the original aero pro drive come out? nadal used it in 2004 and was in the top 30 or so when he started using the aero pro drive. before the APD he used the regular PD. i think i'm right
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