The 3rd generation Pure Strikes are here! Babolat has updated the ever popular Pure Strike 18x20 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. Combining the smaller headsize (98 sq inches) with a tight string pattern (18x20), the Pure Strike 18x20 is great for experienced/advanced players who desire max control, solid feel at contact, and extreme precision. In addition, the higher swing weight for this frame can help absorb shock and maintain consistent swings when going against hard hitting opponents. 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: Advanced players who take huge cuts at the ball will benefit greatly from the Pure Strike 18x20. Featuring an extremely solid feel, amazing plow through, and higher swingweight, you will push your opponent around the court with ease. 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||18 Mains x 20 Crosses|
|Balance||330 mm+-7/4pts HL|
|Beam Width||21mm / 23mm / 21mm|
|Recommended String Tension||50-59 pounds|