The 3rd generation Pure Strikes are here! Babolat has updated the ever popular Pure Strike 16x19 by retaining what made the 2nd generation so popular and adding a more dampened/plush feel upon contact. Weighing in at 10.8 oz unstrung, this racquet provides a great option for players wanting stability and freedom to swing freely without sacrificing maneuverability. The higher swing weight for this frame can help absorb shock and maintain consistent swings when going against hard hitting opponents. Are you a fan of attacking and being aggressive on court? The Pure Strike 16x19 can allow for you to swing freely knowing you will be able to place your shots with accuracy. This is due to the thinner beam frame construction compared to the Pure Drive and Aero. Just like the previous generation, this one has a hybrid frame construction (i.e. Control Frame Technology) resulting in a frame that is firm for power yet is flexible enough to provide control. In addition, FSI Power is back which makes it easier to generate spin and power (i.e. wider string spacing) than other racquets in this category. Not to be outdone, the biggest change comes in the addition of C2 Pure Feel technology. Essentially this consists of a special material being added at 3 & 9 o'clock resulting in long ball dwell time on strings and increased comfort. While some frames dampen the ball shock too much, Babolat has done a great job at finding a balance in this racquet to allow the player comfort without sacrificing response. Final Thought: If you are wanting a crisp feeling frame that provides a great feel upon ball impact, the Pure Strike 16x19 is for you! Control for aggressive swings and outstanding touch for placement shots are what make the Pure Strike family of frames great choices for high intermediate to advanced players. "Demo today, buy tomorrow!"
|Unstrung Weight||10.8 oz|
|Head Size||98 sq inches|
|String Pattern||16 Mains x 19 Crosses|
|Balance||330 mm+-7/4pts HL|
|Beam Width||21mm / 23mm / 21mm|
|Recommended String Tension||50-59 pounds|