Rafa... New Paintjob

BDAZ

Hall of Fame
New paintjob on his Pure Aero (yes, yes, I know it’s not actually a Pure Aero. Don’t bombard me with “Its an APD Original...” or “Its nothing close to a Pure Aero, blah blah blah”)
From the BNP Paribas Instagram page
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sanister

Professional
Is that going to be the RG edition PA paint for this year? Not really feeling it, just my personal opinion/taste. Last RG version I liked was for the APD back in 2013 that was more red overall.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
No RG racquets because Wilson is the Tour sponsor now (there will be RG clash and blade).

I bet this is a Spain edition PA since Babolat has been doing countries
What do Rafa's racquets (specially designed&made for him by his sponsor) have to do with the ATP Tour sponsors ??
Babolat has designed&made racquets for Rafa since 2004, and will continue to do so.

Secondly, Grand Slam tournaments are not ATP events.
 
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New paintjob on his Pure Aero (yes, yes, I know it’s not actually a Pure Aero. Don’t bombard me with “Its an APD Original...” or “Its nothing close to a Pure Aero, blah blah blah”)
From the BNP Paribas Instagram page
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A bigger picture:
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That is an incredible paint job. I really like the graduated orange/coral colour on the inside of the hoop.
 

dr. godmode

Hall of Fame
What do Rafa's racquets (specially designed&made for him by his sponsor) have to do with the ATP Tour sponsors ??
Babolat has designed&made racquets for Rafa since 2004, and will continue to do so.

Secondly, Grand Slam tournaments are not ATP events.
I misspoke. Edited previous post, I meant Wilson is the RG sponsor now, so they cannot produce RG branded products.
 

Alexh22

Professional
And all we can ever have are those Pure aeros that break way too easily. I would buy a 1st gen APD re release in a heart beat
 
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sanister

Professional
No RG racquets because Wilson is the RG sponsor now (there will be RG clash and blade).

I bet this is a Spain edition PA since Babolat has been doing countries
Thanks, yeah makes sense. I almost forgot Wilson is taking over this year from Babolat. I'm surprised though that thre isn't a Spain flag PA put yet. I saw US, Japan and France. Even a Boost version flag racquet for Italy and Brazil!
 

A_Instead

Legend
I like the orange portion.. Replace the current mustard yellow with a decent shade of orange...that would rock..
But even better would using a blood red..
Like the on the RG edition years ago..
Can remember of it was a PA or PD..
 

haqq777

Legend
Has this paintjob come out anywhere? Trying to figure out if it has been released outside of US. If it is the Spain version, I don't see it in the flag racquets Babolat has to offer.
 
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Deleted member 768841

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Has this paintjob come out anywhere? Trying to figure out if it has been released outside of US. If it is the Spain version, I don't see it in the flag racquets Babolat has to offer.
Let’s hope it didn’t get cancelled like IW, NBA, NCAA, hell.......
 
Oh Christ what is wrong with these designers.
Not just babolat either All of them mostly ..It’s like they get together and try to find the most embarrassing crass pj they can muster . Almost to tempt fate and say watch this guys . This “ racquet “ is so good the consumer will buy it no matter what
 
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Deleted member 768841

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Oh Christ what is wrong with these designers.
Not just babolat either All of them mostly ..It’s like they get together and try to find the most embarrassing crass pj they can muster . Almost to tempt fate and say watch this guys . This “ racquet “ is so good the consumer will buy it no matter what
I love the colorway, adds some interest to the pure aero. I also love the simplicity of the recent Wilson colorways.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Rafa will be the only Roland Garros champion to prolongate without even playing. Thats this crazy but interesting paintjob tells us.o_O
 
Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but there is a rumor that this frame (paint scheme), may be released in early 2021. If so, do you like it? Would you buy it? Personally, I think it's pretty unique, and that's why Rafa likes it. I wonder if he'll be swinging it when the tour resumes later this year. Cheers.
 
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Deleted member 768841

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Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but there is a rumor that this frame (paint scheme), may be released in early 2021. If so, do you like it? Would you buy it? Personally, I think it's pretty unique, and that's why Rafa likes it. I wonder if he'll be swinging it when the tour resumes later this year. Cheers.
I would definitely buy. The Pure Aero is an awesome racquet, and that PJ is dope. I was thinking it was gonna be a RG paintjob, like La Decima.
 
The rumor was that Rafa was pretty taken with the racquet with the new paint job and he was set to start using it at Indian Wells. With Indian Wells and everything else cancelled, it delayed it from a possible Spring release. So it looks like now early 2021 with fingers crossed just in case. I agree with you. I think it's awesome.
 
Wish the would release a Rafa autograph with his or similar specs ...or just re- release the aeropro drive 1st gen
I totally agree. I would love that. I also think it would be a huge seller, especially if he takes the slam lead of finishes as the leader. Only time will tell.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Not sure if you will find a use for 10 racquets with a SW of 360, but it certainly would be a collector's item...
I would like one with Rafa’s specs but I rather have the standard version reissue. If I do end up buying 10, I would use only 4 and like you said, the rest would be collector’s items.
 
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