Pure Control Tour and Pure Control

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  1. Rev Ryan

    Rev Ryan New User

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    I was wondering what you guys thought the biggest difference between the Pure Control Tour and the Pure Control were. I know Mark and Chris hit them both. Just give me some pros and cons if you dont mind Im on the fence between these two rackets. Thanks guys
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    The Pure Control Tour is my favorite racquet of 2014 so far. The more I hit with it, the more and more I'm enjoying it. For me it beats the Pure Control (and a plethora of other racquets) in touch, control, feel and response. I like the way it comes through the ball very quickly yet feels plush and solid at contact.

    Don't get me wrong, the Pure Control is a very nice stick -- especially if you are looking for something lighter that offers great control. However, for me the Pure Control Tour is bloody fantastic.

    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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    Dear Chris and other play testers,

    Thanks for your comment, and I wonder if you feel any significant difference between the Pure Control Tour and the Pure Storm Tour that it replaces.

    Does the Pure Control Tour feel lighter, whippier, and more powerful than the Pure Storm Tour? I am demoing many racquets to find a replacement for my PST, but nothing worked very well so far. :(

    Thanks
     
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    For me it felt lighter, whippier and has much more feel and control. I feel more connected to the ball and feel like I can control depth and angle more. It is definitely worth a demo.

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    Chris, TW
     
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    hey guys,
    when will you have the controls for sale?
     
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    Hi Chris, and thanks for your quick response. I'd like to know the stiffness of the Pure Control Tour, is it truly 63 or it's higher like 65/67? The Pure Control Tour has my right specs in all, and the stiffness is what keeping me from buying 2 or 3. I always play with Poly full bed, as Technifibre Pro Black Code 16g. Thanks.
     
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    Our published spec is the average we have found from all the racquets we have measured. The actual spec may vary a point here or there on any racquet, but should be very close to our published spec. The unstrung RA is typically 2 points higher, so unstrung the average RA would be 65. We measured several strung versions at exactly 63RA with a couple at 62 and 61 RA.

    The Pure Control Tour feels very comfortable to me. It has a pleasingly plush response and offers a ton of feel and control. It is one of my favorite racquets to hit with right now. Granville, Mark, Troy and Michelle also enjoy hitting the Pure Control Tour a lot so our hitters can be tough to find at times!

    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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    blackpearl2007 Rookie

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    Thanks Chris. Good feedback. Do you think the Pure Control Tour needs lead? I felt like it was a bit unstable especially when compared to the Pure Storm Tour. I hit with the Yonex Vcore Tour 97 310 the same day and felt like it was more stable than the Pure Control Tour. Just curious as to your thoughts on that. Thanks!
     
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    I have not tried it with lead yet. However, the swingweight is pretty low for a player's racquet so there is definitely room for lead up in the hoop. I think if you got the swingweight in the 325-330 range it would feel pretty solid. I would go 3 & 9 in the hoop and counter in the handle to keep the balance in check.

    Chris, TW
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Can you please compare de pure control tour with the volkl organix 10 325 and the dunlop bio 200?

    Thanks and regards
     
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    The Pure Control Tour kind of splits the two in its feel. The Org 10 325 is very forgiving, the Bio 200 is very precise but firmer feeling from the tighter stringbed and the Control Tour is about midway, capturing some of both -- one of the reasons I really like the feel and response of the racquet. It is plush, but not too plush. It is responsive without being too lively. It has great feel without being too dampened or soft and lacking in power.

    For me it is the fastest feeling and easiest to accelerate out of the three. I like all three racquets very much, but the Pure Control Tour offers such a great combination of attributes it's impossible for me not to pick it as my favorite of the bunch.

    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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  13. adso1973

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    Thanks for your answer Cris, also I would like if you can add another frame in your comparison, the VCore 97 (310) can you please describe similarities and difference against both the O10 and the PCT?

    Thanks!
     
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