Pure Aero vs. Pure Drive -- what is the difference?

As someone who started with O3 then quickly moved to the APDC+ as the first 'serious' racquet, I can tell you that isn't true.

You just end up buying iteration after iteration of the same racquet stubbornly out of obligation blaming your inability to use the racquet entirely on your own lack of talent, sitting in a festering pile of self loathing until you inevitably try something completely different (in my case the 2012 PS90) for the lulz, only to find out sometimes a bad workman can legitimately blame his tools from time to time. It would be funny if I hadn't wasted five years of my life trying to make it work.

So in the end, you'll still be part of that market share with no racquets to buy in the future--difference being that at least in your situation, you had a few long years in a happy relationship before it came to an end. I found my favourite racquet right around the time Wilson gave her twelve months to live and was practically living off an IV drip.
That's exactly my point. The line will likely exist 10 years from now. As for 90s, I don't even know if 95s will be easy to find 10 years from now, so forget 90s. At least 10 years from now, I can buy a pure drive. I won't be able to buy any iteration of a Wilson 6.1 Tour 10 years from now. I'll be lucky to find a box beam or a midsize at this rate.
 
Am I the only one that naturally uses a more extreme grip when using the aero? I can play with both the drive and aero, but for whatever reason the aero I use about a 3/4 western grip, and the drive a semi. Maybe i'm just wierd like that :D
flatter grip shape on the pure aero basically forces you to use a western on the forehand side. that said its the Best serving racket I have used to date but I do have struggles with the forehand side because of the extreme grip shape.
 
Both rackets have similar specs. The Pure Drive has more power, good access to spin, and I've found is quite versatile. I prefer it on volleys and serves, as well.

The Pure Aero also has good power, though less than the Pure Drive. It has more spin though, and while I find it less versatile, it serves rather well and has great feel on slices.

Also, the Pure Aero has a higher launch angle than the Pure Drive, which is important for certain players. Both frames have a ton to offer, and I'm happy to answer further questions if you like.
What do you mean higher launch angle? educate me
 
Both rackets have similar specs. The Pure Drive has more power, good access to spin, and I've found is quite versatile. I prefer it on volleys and serves, as well.

The Pure Aero also has good power, though less than the Pure Drive. It has more spin though, and while I find it less versatile, it serves rather well and has great feel on slices.

Also, the Pure Aero has a higher launch angle than the Pure Drive, which is important for certain players. Both frames have a ton to offer, and I'm happy to answer further questions if you like.
What do you mean higher launch angle? educate me
 
Didn't want to create a new thread so I thought I'd ask in here.

I've been playing with a Wilson BLX Blade 98 for the past 8 years or so. I don't play as often as in my teens but I first got tennis elbow with the Blade at 16-17. I figured it was just the grip size since an extra layer of overgrip tended to help with the pain, but even today my elbow and shoulder hurt every now and then.

I'm considering switching back to Babolat since I used to play with the old Roddick Pure Drive for about 5 years before that. But I'm not sure if I should go back to it or try a Pure Aero or AeroPro Drive (I'm not even sure what the difference is, I've never touched an Aero).

I'm a leftie but don't really play like a stereotypical one - more of a big serve and aggressive ground strokes type. I think a 98 headsize requires better footwork than I have, so I definitely want to go back to a 100 and hit fewer frames when poorly positioned.

Anyway, taking that into consideration, is it worth changing rackets given that I don't play competitively anymore and only about once or twice a week? And which one of the two would you recommend?
 
Didn't want to create a new thread so I thought I'd ask in here.

I've been playing with a Wilson BLX Blade 98 for the past 8 years or so. I don't play as often as in my teens but I first got tennis elbow with the Blade at 16-17. I figured it was just the grip size since an extra layer of overgrip tended to help with the pain, but even today my elbow and shoulder hurt every now and then.

I'm considering switching back to Babolat since I used to play with the old Roddick Pure Drive for about 5 years before that. But I'm not sure if I should go back to it or try a Pure Aero or AeroPro Drive (I'm not even sure what the difference is, I've never touched an Aero).

I'm a leftie but don't really play like a stereotypical one - more of a big serve and aggressive ground strokes type. I think a 98 headsize requires better footwork than I have, so I definitely want to go back to a 100 and hit fewer frames when poorly positioned.

Anyway, taking that into consideration, is it worth changing rackets given that I don't play competitively anymore and only about once or twice a week? And which one of the two would you recommend?
Try the Roddick again first and see if your arm can handle it. It could be that the blade is hurting your arm because it is a closed pattern and less HL than a lot of racquets. The SW is also pretty high. If your arm can handle the roddick, then you would be able to handle either aero. The Pure Aero (PA) is more open and has a heavier swingweight. So it is more powerful and has a higher launch angle and higher swing potential. However, it is radically different than the blade. The APD would be more in between with respect to swing patterns because it is not ridiculously open. Use 16 gauge string in it to start so that it wont be as crazy a change.
 
I love the AeroPro Drive and find that the Pure Aero is a very different racquet. Feels flabby and soft compared to the APD, and not as manoeuvrable. Great if you need help to generate spin and liking that softer feeling, ie weaker arm. Really hate that fancy oblong shaped grommet and string position! Very dissapointed with the change and purchased 10 APDs(last year) instead, at a discounted price too....:)

Tested the new Pure Drive, strung with RPM blast 55 1.30, very powerful and a much better racquet than Pure Aero in my opinion. Will definitely consider it once I am running out of my APD. I might get a couple for fun in the near future.

I doubt the pro players are liking the Pure Aero..., most are only using it for sponsorship reason I.e paint job. Babolat Official can confirm? Check the string pattern for most pros with Pure Aero and they are definitely not Pure Aero, Aeropro Drive pattern?

Bring back the APD, with the right upgrades please
 
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