Rafa’s NEW racquet paintjob

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Since I am a Rafa fan; I sort of feel obligated to possibly buy this racquet when it come out! I never had a modern racquet before so; this should be interesting to see how I do with it, if I do get it; that is!
 

NuBas

Legend
Looks like they are doing same as the Pure Drive paint scheme. Like a more gender neutral color palette.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
You can tell Nadal isn't a real left....he wraps his OG's right-handed. :)

While Babolat hit it out of the park with the PD's cosmetics, the APD is Fugly
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
You can tell Nadal isn't a real left....he wraps his OG's right-handed. :)

While Babolat hit it out of the park with the PD's cosmetics, the APD is Fugly
So that makes me not a real righty? I wrap my OG with my left hand...but I’m actually left handed so yeah. Haha
 

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
Treading a pretty fine line legally stating that Rafa is already practising with the 2019 Pure Aero at his home base and showing footage of same; obviously there's virtually no way he's taking the 'new' racquet into a tournament despite the implications.

How so? The writer is a Babolat Ambassador and received this racket before anyone. Nadal will max use this racket by the USO or maybe even before. Nadal is a player with the least mods on his racket from any top player. He doesn't even have a personal stringer like all the other top players. He will be using this frame.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
You obviously mean he will be using the paint job of this racquet, unless this is an embarrassingly lame troll attempt - hello Nost?
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
How so? The writer is a Babolat Ambassador and received this racket before anyone. Nadal will max use this racket by the USO or maybe even before. Nadal is a player with the least mods on his racket from any top player. He doesn't even have a personal stringer like all the other top players. He will be using this frame.
Rafa will be force to use this racquet because Babalot said to Mannarino that they do not have anymore noncortex racquets in their inventory stores. Unless Rafa has additional racquets that he has taken back to Babalot for PJs, Rafa may be using the same as “retail”!
 
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Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
You obviously mean he will be using the paint job of this racquet, unless this is an embarrassingly lame troll attempt - hello Nost?
Babolat is one of the few companies that doesn't have to do heavy mods on their frames and players are using pretty much what you see. The new Pure Aero plays a lot like the Pure Drive. That's what Nadal wanted as well. Have zero time for trolling you or anyone else, amigo.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
So, you're seriously not aware that Nads is still using a paint jobbed APO from early last decade? Ahh, C'mon!! :rolleyes: How are you re 'flat earth' theory? ;)
I think RAFA does demo these new rackets when they come out. he hit for few hours during practice but never actually switches to them. I think he is obligated to Babolat to at least try it in practice since they are paying him so much money
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Babolat is one of the few companies that doesn't have to do heavy mods on their frames and players are using pretty much what you see. The new Pure Aero plays a lot like the Pure Drive. That's what Nadal wanted as well. Have zero time for trolling you or anyone else, amigo.
Rafa is using the original AeroPro Drive from 2005. Babolat is just as bad as all the other companies. What you are saying was true 13 years ago but not anymore. Very few of the Babolat Pros are really using what they are painted as. Most Pure Drive players are using Pure Drive’s with active cortex and woofer grommets. Most Pure Aero players really using AeroPro Drive’s with active cortex and the old woofer grommets from the last generation.
 
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