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Comments: I had a demo for four weeks from a local rep and thought this was an amazing raquet so I ordered
three from Tennis Warehouse. The three I received were 10 grams lighter than the demo and extremely head light. If I had
demoed the racquet I received, I never would have ordered them. The demo I had was an amazing racquet and had great spin,
good feel, etc. The one I ordered is so headlight it is hard to control. I added lead to try and fix the problem to the 3+9 and after
placing the first strip the metallic babolat logo flaked off. I couldn't get the racquets to come anywhere near the one I demoed
either. This has just been the worse experience ever -- give this racquet a pass.
Comments: Never connected with the PST; great spin but hollow feel. Played with the Prestige IG MP and switched
to the Graphene Speed Pro until the stiffness finally caught up with my arm. I gave the Graphene Prestige MP an honest try but it
was too different from its predecessor so I demoed the Pure Control and PCT. Immediately was impressed by the pop, feel, and
stability (especially side-by-side with the GSP). Many initial shots were short (more noticeable with the non-Tour) so I had to
swing out a little more but both racquets still felt very arm friendly. I bought two PCTs and am really enjoying all aspects of the
game. Like a cross between the APD and IG MP. I'm a 4.5 with baseliner tendencies but am trying to develop more of an all-court
style and feel this is a good stick for that mission. Definitely sensitive to string setup.
Comments: I demo'd both the Pure Strike Tour and Pure Control Tour. Since power is nothing without control, I
ended up ordering the Pure Control Tour. Definitely felt more control, feel, and plush on the arm. It didn't have the hollow pin
sound of the Pure Strike Tour, rather it felt very solid upon contact. They should advertise this racquet as Babolat's only "arm-
Comments: Just finished up a demo of this racquet. Definitely a control oriented racquet. I am only a 4.0 player,
and I tend to try and crush the ball too often, and this is where the Pure Control came in hand. It allowed me to put full swings on
the ball, hit deep with top spin, but not hit the ball out of bounds. While I tend to hit the ball too hard, it is also my strength when
serving and hitting my forehand, so my one downfall for this racquet would be that sometimes when I wanted to really hit a flat
serve or heavy forehand I don't think it had the same pace on it as other Babolat racquets I have used in the past and played with.
Maybe adding a little weight in the head would solve that problem, but I am pretty unfamiliar with lead tape and how to use it. I
would recommend to someone looking for a smooth, well rounded control racquet. Not for those who need power.
Comments: Let me begin by saying I love my Pure Storm Tour. I put on a leather grip on all my sticks to improve
feel and increase head light balance. Strung one with a multi for practice sessions and another one with a soft poly (full bed of
Black Code or Black Widows at 52 lbs) for competitive matches. Although a perfect setup for my preference, I always would have
liked a little more polarized stick to help with plow through and racket head speed in serves. Yes, you read right: more weight in
the hoop translates into higher racket head speed, with proper mechanics of course. In my opinion, this racquet is an
improvement over the previous generation. It is a control racquet as its name implies and that's all you should expect. Power?
Comes from the ground up. Spin? Same thing, 95% technique. Racquet should mainly provide feel and control. Enjoy.
Comments: This racquet feels lighter than the specs indicate. Very precise and easy to generate spins and flat
Comments: Overall, it is a great racquet for advanced all-court players who have the strength to wield it without
or shoulder issues. Its predecessor (Pure Storm) is well-known for being an arm-friendly racquet from the Babolat line but this
not. Otherwise, I loved the solid and stable feel with plenty of power and depth.
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