With its extended length and meaty swingweight (330 RDC), the Pure Control Tour Plus puts some serious leverage and plow-through in the hands of strong intermediates and advanced ball strikers. For those who can get the mass moving, this one crushes the ball. Fans of the Pure Storm Tour Plus GT should appreciate this update. In addition to the crisp graphite layup, this one deploys a material called Flex Carbon which boosts flexibility in key locations to deliver a noticeably softer response. The open 16x20 pattern provides enough bite for bringing the ball down sharply. From the baseline our TW playtesters reported a rock solid feel at impact, and we definitely appreciated the flexible feel. While this racquet errs on the side of control, it offers big hitters enough leverage and mass based power to create a heavy ball. At net the Tour Plus is not easily pushed around. There's enough stability to effectively block the ball back with depth, even when stretched out. Aggressive net players who like to crush overheads will appreciate the extra length. Same thing for aggressive servers, who should be able to use the extra leverage to punish their opponents with well placed power. Best suited to 4.5 players looking for impressive plow-through and feel along with the needed control for attacking the ball with confidence.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27.5in / 69.85cm|
|Strung Weight: 12oz / 340.19g|
|Balance: 12.63in / 32.08cm / 9 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /|
|Composition: Graphite & Flex Carbon|
|Power Level: Low|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
Black/ White/ Red/ Gold
|Grip Type: Babolat Skin Feel|
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 52-62 pounds|
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