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Date: 22 Jan 2009 17:01:53
From: Guru
Subject: HELP - Racquet Advice - Babolat Pure Storm Tour???
Need help from players or experienced in racquet reviewing.

I'm a pretty experienced player (3-4) and have a Babolat Aeropro Drive
(no cortex) for more than a year.
I'm thankful it upgraded some parts of my game (top spins, slices, kick 2nd
serve, defense/counter attack), BUT i miss some parts which i think it
spoiled (precision/control/feel, flatty strokes, flat 1st serve and my pacey
1h backhand which I miss the most).
Watching reviews lately, my eyes were caught by Pure Storm Tour which I
think has these qualities I miss in APD. Whadda ya think of PST or should I
regard any other Babolat or otherwise.


THANX a BUNCH!


--
There's NO messin' with Mother Nature, Mother in Law and Motherfuckin'
Ukranian mafia






 
Date: 22 Jan 2009 17:57:48
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: HELP - Racquet Advice - Babolat Pure Storm Tour???
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:01:53 +0100, "Guru" <f@ck.you > wrote:

>I'm thankful it upgraded some parts of my game (top spins, slices, kick 2nd
>serve, defense/counter attack), BUT i miss some parts which i think it
>spoiled (precision/control/feel, flatty strokes, flat 1st serve and my pacey
>1h backhand which I miss the most).

I think you're kidding yourself that it's the racquet.

Seriously. It's *never* the racquet.

-- Larry


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 15:50:45
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: HELP - Racquet Advice - Babolat Pure Storm Tour???
On 22 jan, 23:57, pltrgyst <pltrg...@spamlessxhost.org > wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:01:53 +0100, "Guru" <f...@ck.you> wrote:
> >I'm thankful it upgraded some parts of my game (top spins, slices, kick 2nd
> >serve, defense/counter attack), BUT i miss some parts which i think it
> >spoiled (precision/control/feel, flatty strokes, flat 1st serve and my pacey
> >1h backhand which I miss the most).
>
> I think you're kidding yourself that it's the racquet.
>
> Seriously. It's *never* the racquet.
>
> -- Larry


Seriously. It's *never* the racquet for the good parts, yet you can
easily find a racquet that suits you less than the one you're used to!

I've played with the Nadal's Babolat, and felt absolutly uncompentent
to use such tool.
My game is not about topspinning all around, and I found the racquet
balance quite as bad as the first "hammer" from Wilson: I have not
enough muscle to play clean volley with either.
Describe the game you like to play, you will get much more feedback of
what we are owning (and I hope, enjoying!)

After near a decade and a half playing with Edberg's ProStaff Classic,
I realized how heavy & "melty" it compared to new stuff.
In fact I started loosing against youngster having a tenth of my
skills (if "skills" apply to social players).
After few tests I choose the Babolat SoftDrive (I got two at very low
prices), wich is a delight.
Stiff & weight way better than my old Wilson. Lost a bit of "weight"
in my groundies, but gained a bit of lenght.
Crystal response at the net: so light I felt I had improved on my
reaction time! Very unlikely since I'm getting older :-) at 37 now!


Share & Enjoy,
Manolo