Did you add any lead tape to your PD? Just curious, as you're coming from a much heavier frame. I think the black PD is a good racquet, it would be better with a higher stock swing weight (320s).I just switched to the PD from the K Six-One-Tour 90 recently. I wanted to switch to a lighter frame, as I'm nearing 50 and have not hit much for a few years (getting back into it). I have always used the Wilson Pro Staff line (from the old 85" to the 90" frames), and briefly tried the APD about 4 years ago. I could not feel the ball and it took time to get my serve dialed in. I sold those frames, then went back to the Wilson Tour 90. I did some research & went back to Babolat & tried some demos. The PD is a much more solid racquet IMHO, compared to the older APD, and felt much better than the current APD as well (really felt off to me...)> I'm as curious as everyone else to see if the new version of the PD includes more control than the current frame.
I really like the lightness of the stock PD. Because it is solid, and feels balanced well, the lightness is not bothering me "yet". I was ahead of a lot of balls early on, but have adjusted. The only change I have made, as of this past weekend, was to switch from 17g RPM Blast string to 16g RPM Blast. I'm going with 52 lbs on the mains and 50 lbs on the crosses. As I already hit hard, I feel I get better control and consistency with the 16g string. The 16g string feels more solid as well. There is something about 17g strings where I feel like I'm hitting the ball on two strings. It just feels strange... I eventually might experiment with lead tape to add a little weight if needed. I'm going to test out some other strings as well, such as Solinco Tour Bite 16.Did you add any lead tape to your PD? Just curious, as you're coming from a much heavier frame. I think the black PD is a good racquet, it would be better with a higher stock swing weight (320s).
Yes, it is. you can find better pic on "the tennis tour" :twisted:Hey, is that the new Pure Drive on page 34 of Tennis Industry magazine?...
The article goes...
The French company has designated 2015 as “The Year of the Pure Drive”. The model has been among the top-selling racquets for more than a decade and is still going strong. The Pure Drive lineup will get a head start on the New Year with all new technology and graphics, and will come in several variations, including the Pure Drive Team, Pure Drive Lite, Pure Drive Tour and Pure Drive 107. Additions will also include an oversize model, Pure Drive 110, that is reported to play like a smaller frame with tons of control, along with the Pure Drive Power, according to the company. The new line is scheduled to ship to dealers in November in time for the holiday season.
Love the design. Also appreciate that its same design on both sides. Dont like it when its different colors on the frame. Is the English word "unison" design?
It will be very interesting to see how the new developed string pattern plays like. If there are any difference in the feel.
So what was it like playing it?Ask anything regarding the racquet and il try my best to answer your question.
The sweetspot is higher on Pure Drives so they increased string density higher in the hoop where most make ball contact. If anything, it should have more control and slightly less spin (all else being equal).So what was it like playing it?
Last time I played a PD was the swirly and I found it a bit of an insensitive Neanderthal thing: heavy, hollow and died out on me.
But PD's have come a long way, so yeah what was it like?
I really like the idea in this new one of varying string density. Since Wilson are trying ultra open Spin frames, the PD sounds like it's doing two things:
- looser in the sweetspot as well, because...
- denser in the upper hoop
So, a different drill pattern, and something else going on at 10 and 2, something in the actual build of the hoop,The sweetspot is higher on Pure Drives so they increased string density higher in the hoop where most make ball contact. If anything, it should have more control and slightly less spin (all else being equal).