Which should I demo?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisVet, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. TennisVet

    TennisVet Rookie

    Apr 24, 2008
    Both of these seem very good, but I can only demo one of them.

    1. Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex
    2. Babolat Pure Storm Tour
  2. In)SpiRe

    In)SpiRe Professional

    Sep 8, 2007
    Playing style?
  3. bladepdb

    bladepdb Professional

    May 9, 2008
    Yeah it helps if you can detail some of your playing style. I have demo'ed both. I usually hit a flat forehand with occasional top spin, a one-handed backhand with frequent slice, and a flat serve. The Pure Storm Tour was a nice racquet when I tried it out, it had a terrific feel, and I have to say I was surprised at the control it offered.

    The APDC was not a bad stick either. In fact, I found it hard to choose between the two (and ended up picking neither in the end :p). The APDC gets alot more spin on the ball, so if you play with more topspin, the APDC helps a lot. The serve on the APDC was a little cleaner as well, I found.

    If you like to volley, the Pure Storm Tour had better maneuverability and stability at net; I found the APDC was not as stable as the Pure Storm Tour was at net as it ended up twisting on powerful strokes from my opponent.

    I hope this helps give you an idea on what to pick. To be honest, they're both great sticks and they do fit a fairly wide playing style. The APDC is a bit softer feel than the Pure Storm Tour and a lot more people use the APDC than the PST, so you might as well flip a coin or pick shiny vs aerodynamic ;)

Share This Page