Pure Drive Roddick Out in Japan

TEAM ZERO

Rookie
This site isnt really selling the racquets yet, its for reservations so that the buyers can get the racquet just a few days before the day its officially out! But in Japan, every tennis magazine has reviews with specs and pictures for the Pure Drive Roddick

The official day its suppose to be out in Japan is around early April...
 

Bora

Semi-Pro
Cute. I wonder if there is any reason to be still selling the normal PD+ after this one comes out.
 

monologuist

Hall of Fame
interesting...looks like it is 315 grams unstrung....quite a bit heavier than the normal pure drive...so basically it is a "tour model" version of the PD?
 

arnz

Professional
LOL, for a minute I thought I was in the pro player discussion room. I thought it was going to be "Roddick out again at Japan Open to unknown player" Too many Roddick threads are like that. :)
 

TEAM ZERO

Rookie
arnz said:
I thought it was going to be "Roddick out again at Japan Open to unknown player" Too many Roddick threads are like that. :)
I agree! but the good thing is that the Japan Open is in October which I can barely wait!! The awesome thing is that Roger Federer is planned to play at the tournament this year! Roger's first time in Japan but it would be cool to watch Roddick serve for real
 

Richie Rich

Legend
monologuist said:
interesting...looks like it is 315 grams unstrung....quite a bit heavier than the normal pure drive...so basically it is a "tour model" version of the PD?
that's what i heard too. just a heavier version. think everything else is same.
 
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snoflewis

Guest
yeah the racket looks pretty scary. lol...i'd prefer the old simple PD pj instead
 

TEAM ZERO

Rookie
timmyboy said:
I'm really confused why Japan would get... a French product before everybody else....
I think Japan has just started to advertise it very early and the date of release is early april! In most countries the racquet would be also out around then i think... By the way, Babolat doesnt have a Japanese branch so all Babolat products come via Dunlop!
 

DXS

Rookie
I got to hold one the other day. The Bab dealer was in my local shop and had it with him. It felt just like what many thought it would feel like. A leaded up pure drive Plus. I liked the paint job. It looks better in person.

-ds
 

milo

Semi-Pro
so is it confirmed that the weight is 315g? is it still head light or more likely to have an even balance.
 

fastdunn

Legend
milo said:
yeah it looks like the weight is 315g unstrung. cannot read japanese word though.
it says "weight" 315g and then in the description it says
it is 15g heavier than original pure drive...
 

tennisadict

Semi-Pro
timmyboy said:
I'm really confused why Japan would get... a French product before everybody else....
cauze they pay more than what we are paying here in US. The company making more money selling there than other country:confused:
 
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