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Comments: I recently borrowed this raquet for two matches. At first I didn't like it that much but then I started
getting comfortable with the Strike I started hitting the fastest serves I ever hit and some really nice winners. So I ordered
From: Michael, 10/15
Comments: Wow, I don't know what Babolat was thinking about when they made this racquet. Supposedly it's
supposed to have a 306 swing weight, feels more like a 326 to me. The mishits are undeniably the worst I've ever felt in
any racquet. The only positive thing I can say about this frame is I got awesome angles and power on my serve. I would not
recommend this racquet to anyone who wants to play serious tennis. Babolat gets a D- on this frame.
From: Anon, 8/15
Comments: Been playing with the Pure Strike 100 for a couple of months now, and now that I have gotten
used to it I love it! Great racquet in every way. I have played with the Pure Storm GT for the past five years. In September
2014 I switched to the Pure Drive GT which was great but I missed the control while loving the free power. So after
extensive testing I ended up with the Pure Strike 100 which is the perfect combination between my previous racquets. I
have power and control (very dependant on strings though) and comfort! Plus it's a really good looking frame! I have tried it
with weight in the handle, weight at 3 and 9 etc. But for me, it's working out best un-modified. I'm a 4.5 player with pretty
flat strokes and a one handed backhand. In this racquet I use Volkl Cyclone strung at 53 lbs.
From: Karl, 7/15
Comments: Uncontrollable power, no feel and less spin potential than my Wilson Pro Staff 97 LS. The only
liked was the paintjob.
From: Elliott, 5/15
Comments: It's a great racquet to customize. Felt like a mix between the AeroPro Drive and a Wilson Pro
power potential is the same as the APD but it is a tad less forgiving. Great racquet if you already have your specs dialed
From: Carter, 4/15
Comments: I switched to this racquet since my Blade 98 was tearing my elbow up. I've used this racquet for
week with no problems. Sure the racquet is slightly unstable on off-center hits, but that is to be expected from my ladder
I've added about 1 ounce of lead to the butt, and about eight 6 inch strips of lead to the hoop at 3 and 9. I've also added
inch strips at 12:00. The strung weight with dampener, strings, and 2 overgrips (I took the original grip off) comes in around
ounces. Wow, what a difference! The racquet is still flexible but hits through shots well and it's nice and headlight. I may
some lead off around the butt, or add some to the hoop. Either way, it's a whole lot more controllable than the Blade and
easier on the arm. Age 47, NTRP 4.0
From: Mark, 1/15
Comments: I have to agree with some posts in here that I have no issues with lack of stability. I did put a
grip on and 4 ounces of lead on the handle but that's it. I hit with a ranked ATP Pro (he has 1 ATP point, but we all know
difficult that is) 4 times a week and this racquet handles his balls fine. Since I've changed to this racquet he's mentioned
than once how my hitting has improved. My previous racquets were the Pure Storm GT and Technifibre TFight. I strung
racquet with a full bed of Tour Bite 16L at 53/51 lbs, the strung weight came out to about 320 grams. If one swings loose,
racquet rewards with depth and spin. It's also vey easy to flatten shots out, my one handed backhand also loves this
From: Marcos, 11/14
Comments: Tried several new tour/control frames (Yonex, Wilson, Dunlop, Prince, Head, ProKennex) before
on this one. Best combination of stability, control and predictable response I could find.
From: Jim, 4/14
Comments: Great racquet, great control, power and spin. I don't know what all the complaints are about it
unstable. I haven't had one issue at all with that. I am able to really rip the ball with this stick with a semi-western grip -- it
jumps big time. I will be experimenting with VS gut in the mains and poly in the crosses. Right now RPM in a full bed is
I'm having a little arm issue.
From: Chris, 3/14
Comments: The racquet is great! Love the feel at the net, with a lot of precision on my groundstrokes. It also
a great feel on kick serves, with extra pace. The racquet has the best feel when taking the ball early, so great for aggresive
who like to take the ball early!
From: Francois, 3/14
Comments: This racquet is amazing! Helps me in lots of ways. A good control and good power racquet. I'm
sure about the string, so I tried RPM Blast.
From: Rahat, 3/14
Comments: I really have to agree with the TW staff that if you play this racquet stock then you definitely will
stability issues. I added 8 grams of lead total at 3 and 9, then added 6 grams at 12, then counterbalanced it with 6 grams
the grip towards the top of the handle. It really, really made a significant difference in how this racquet plays! Much more
and stable with great access to spin. If you're a player that likes to modify his or her racquet then this is definitely an easy
to do that with.
From: Mark, 3/14
Comments: You can take full swings with this frame and the ball stays in and goes exactly where you aim. The
lighter frame sacrifices about 10% of the power you'll get from the heavier tour frame, but it's very maneuverable. Not a
for anyone trying to avoid tennis elbow.
From: Jim, 3/14
Comments: Great all court racquet, but lacking weight that would make it more stable. If the heavier 98
came with 16x19 string pattern, I would be all over it!
From: Pete, 2/14
Comments: I'm a 5.0 player and find this racquet to be a control racquet. It needs fast swings and good
you hit as hard as you can with soft wrists, the ball goes in. It is like having a sling -- the ball stays on your strings until you
accelerate. Serve needs a big toss to generate pace but you get accuracy, spin and power. Very maneuverable, soft for
From: Filippos, 2/14
Comments: This racquet has helped me become a great all-court player. I was playing with an IG Radical MP
this has just helped my game in every aspect. Yes, it doesn't hit as "heavy" of a ball, but never being late and swinging
makes up for that in my book. Great frame for customizing as well.
From: Daren, 1/14
Comments: This racquet is definitely not for me. The ball I was hitting was inconsistent with depth and
Because of its light weight, you really have to swing hard to get any pace on the ball. If you're going to play a Babolat 100
size 16x19 frame, stick with the Pure Drive or Aero Pro Drive.
From: Jessie, 1/14
Comments: I'm a 27 year old, 4.5 player and when I first hit with this racquet, I felt like I could take a big cut at
ball and not miss. I love hitting from the baseline with tons of top spin and I found that to be very easy with this racquet. I
switched from playing with the Aero Pro Drive to this and I have to say, I'm not disappointed! At net it feels great, nice pop
great control. Overall, this racquet is great for spin, control and that nice pop!
From: Harley, 1/14
Comments: I am a 4.5/5.0 player and added 6 grams from 10 to 2 o'clock, a leather grip, and strung it with
Original. Very fast, very easy to work with and I must generate power myself, but when I do, I hit a very long and hard ball.
lack of stability at off center hits, but I resolved this with some added weight. The specs now are :326 static weight, 328
Also not so open as a regular 16x19 on a 100 sq. head size.
From: Cristian, 1/14
Comments: My initial hit with the racquet didn't go all that well. I'm used to using a mid 12 ounce racquet, so
was way too light for me. But it has a lot of control and feel though. So when I finally got my hands on my own racquet, I
Babolat leather grip on and added 0.5 ounces of lead all the way around the frame. I feel like it still needs a little weight in
handle, some silicone will do. But other than that, it is a beast of a racquet. It plows through every ball so easily. I very
playing with this racquet. I highly recommend adding weight if you decide to get this one.
From: Jeffrey, 1/14