Babolat Pure Control

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Stringing information for Babolat Pure Control Racquets: Tension range 52 to 62 pounds, optimum 57 pounds.

Babolat continues its traditional box beam construction with a name from the archives: Pure Control. Those who appreciate the phenomenal precision of the Pure Storm GT should be right at home with this update, especially if they're looking for a lighter (and faster!) feel. Featuring a new material called Flex Carbon, the Pure Control adds a softer more pliable response to the graphite/tungsten layup. The overall result is a racquet that plays sufficiently crisp but still manages to deliver buttery comfort and good shock absorption. From the baseline this one swings faster than its predecessor, a fact which should enable aggressive topspin players to crank up the spin. The speedy feel also helps at net where the Pure Control is great on heated exchanges or smashing floaters. It also has decent stability for its weight class (sub 11 ounces). As for serving, the maneuverability shines yet again, making it easier for the player to increase swing speed in the service of pace and spin. All in all, the Pure Control delivers the precision and classic feel of a player's racquet in a light and spin friendly package. This a great option for intermediates looking to transition to a control racquet, and it's also ideal for the advanced player who wants a light option or a great platform for weight customization.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 10.9oz / 309.01g
Balance: 13.12in / 33.32cm / 3 pts HL
Swingweight: 313
Stiffness: 62
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Graphite & Flex Carbon
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Red/ White
Grip Type: Babolat Skin Feel
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 52-62 pounds
Woofer

*Woofer Technology from Babolat

THE FIRST DYNAMIC SYSTEM WHICH MAKES THE FRAME AND THE STRINGS INTERACT WHEN STRIKING THE BALL

A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.

PULLEY FUNCTION

  • The WOOFER eliminates string lock-up: the strings are free to move.
  • The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.

PISTON FUNCTION

  • Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
  • Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.
Flex Carbon
New material featruing a lower density of carbon fibers for a more flexible feel.


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