It looks that Pure Storm Tour GT 2009 and 2011 are different racquets..

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  1. ivo

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    At least two pieces I have checked.

    I own 2011 model and it has steel weight in the handle located at 4-11cm from butt. You can check it by magnet or visually in the middle wall inside handle.

    I have also checked 2009 in our tennis shop and it has steel at 0-7cm . So it looks that 2009 is more polarized.

    Can anyone confirm if his racquet has about same steel weight locations or it is only in this one case?
     
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  2. rich s

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    i'd chalk in up to mfg tolerance..... IMO
     
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  3. srvnvly

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    if you compare the power zone numbers, especially twistweight, they do seem like totally different racquets
     
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  4. WhiteStripes

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    I have the Tour +s, and the 09 and 11s feel and play basically the same to me generally (assuming specs are substantially the same). The only issue I have is with Babolat QC in general, as the weight and balance is off on a number of sticks. One in particular is over 12.4 oz strung with overgrip and dampener, which is way above spec for a stick that's supposed to be 320g unstrung.
     
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  5. Bartelby

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    Someone else had pictures of a Pure Drive with steel in the grip near the bottom. It weighed around ten grams.
     
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  6. ivo

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    I think there is much more steel weight than 10g in PST. I cannot measure one in PST, because it is located between graphite, but I have measured for example Pure drive - 30 grams, TFlash 315 - 45grams, TFight 320 - 50 grams, PT57A -30g, etc...
     
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