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by iDoug
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Racquet Babolat Pure Drive
Excellent racquet...particularly suited to players who are looking for a lot of spin. I first heard about this racquet since it was being used by Andy Roddick, and after my first time trying it out, it was clear why he chose it. Lots of power, while maintaining a good balance of touch and feel. I did find that it wasn't the best for accurate serving, but with all of the spin it produces, you can hit some difficult to return spin serves. Great racquet overall
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by mark
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I've used Wilson racquets my entire life, but made the switch to Babolat about a year ago now. I haven't looked back. The power, combined with control and spin I get doesn't compare to any of the racquets I've used before. The action you see on forehands and kick serves is phenomenal. The 'Plus' model is slightly longer than the regular size, so I personally enjoy the extra reach it gives me on wide balls. A great high performance racquet for anyone looking to take their game to the next level.
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by ratan
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The best babolat frame that I have used before. Offers great control and spin while still giving the pop that everyone expects from babolat. Balanced well also so hitting balls on the run seems just as easy as if you're standing still, a large sweet spot also helps.
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by mark
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These shoes have withstood the test of time over the last couple years. It's no wonder they were made for Rafa on clay at the French Open. The durability on these shoes is up there with the best of them. I originally got these shoes back in college, and up until recently, I still had them kicking around. I'm not a big toe dragger, but the side support has stayed in tact for years. The only part that actually wore through was the sole, but hey after 5+ years, that isn't too bad. Obviously the style points are what primarily made me want to get the Courtballistec, however they were perfect for my grinder gamestyle. It is honestly worth spending a little more money and getting a higher quality shoe thats going to last a little longer. I have always preferred Nike Tennis since they give me a nice narrow fit around my feet. This model is tough to find these days, but ebay has a couple kicking around. Definitely worth finding!
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by rav
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All Babolat racquets are shoulders above their current competitors. Many of the top tennis players in the world are currently using these sticks. If you go to a national junior tournament you will notice all the top up and coming juniors are using these racquets as well. I have used various Babolat racquets throughout my playing career and have found all of them to be exceptional. The Pure Storm is by far my favourite. It provides me the perfect balance of power and control. With chronic shoulder issues the Pure Storm provides me the edge I need on court without extra stress on my shoulder, thus I can enjoy long, intense practice sessions without lingering pain afterwards. I highly recommend this product for tennis players who are looking for a bit more control than the average racquet.
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by rav
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During all the years that I played tennis, I have tried many different types of strings - synthetic gut, polyester, combination of both, etc. Most of the time the strings didn't feel right. And if they did feel right, they would break within 2 practice sessions. While I played competitively, I was never able to find that perfect string that provided feel, pop and was durable. Then the Babolat RPM was introduced and the game was changed. This is hands-down the best string I have ever used. Every ball you hit feels good, with just the right amount of pop. I can't imagine playing with any other string. It has changed the string game and thus has shaped the tennis world. Great string for individuals of all levels. Highly recommended.
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by mark
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I used the Ksix-One 95 all throughout college and its a fantastic frame. Its a great high performance racquet with a solid mix of control and power. Much more forgiving than the model Federer plays with seeing that its more stiff. I enjoy the larger string pattern over the 16x80 because it gives a larger sweet spot on your shots. This is also a very versatile racquet, allowing good pop on groundstrokes, control on volleys and accuracy on serves.
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