The Babolat Pure Strike Tour rewards long, fast strokes with tremendous command over the ball. With its dense string pattern (18x20) this one has the kind of ultra predictable response that enables strong players to swing bigger when more spin is needed. While it does err on the side of control, the Pure Strike Tour definitely supplies power to those who can get its 12 ounces moving. From the baseline this one offers more than enough stability and precision to take the ball early and re-direct pace. The stability comes not only from this racquet's weight, but also from Babolat's Stabilizer Technology which combines a varied beam shape with strategically placed carbon fibers to keep the racquet steadier at impact. At net this racquet is unfazed by heavy pace. Our TW playtesters reported a solid and very accurate response on block volleys with enough mass for punching the ball deep. On serves the Pure Strike Tour offers surgical targeting, a fact that should please aggressive servers who like to work every corner of the box.All in all this is a great option for 4.5+ players looking for exceptional control along with the undeniable stability and pop that comes with a 12 ounce player's stick.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 12oz / 340.19g|
|Balance: 12.75in / 32.39cm / 6 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21mm / 23mm / 21mm /|
|Power Level: Low|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
Black with Coral and White
|Grip Type: Syntec Feel|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 52-62 pounds|
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