Pure Storm Limited GT

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  1. JohnnyFive

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    Wondering if anyone plays with this racket. I see absolutely NO mention of it on the forums, and, Spencer gushed over this racket when he did his video review. I've found nothing, though, on the forums.

    Anyone play with it? Any differences between the 2011 and 2009 versions?
     
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  2. goosala

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    I used to own the 2009 version which TW claims is no different than the newer ones. It is flexible but has awesome feel kind of like the Dunlop Max 200G that Mac used to use but with more power. The 18X20 string pattern will control the ball well and you can put the ball where you like. I added lead tape to the head because I like more mass to plow through. If you swing like you have anger issues than this frame is for you. If you don't then don't even bother. I would say it plays similar to the Redondo Midplus.
     
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  3. Pure Babs

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    Love the look of the non-GT one... I wonder if there's a huge difference between the three models as well!
     
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  4. Fuji

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    I use the non GT one occasionally and it's always a great hit! I switched to it for 3-4 months last year but I'm just not good enough to get consistent results from it. Serves boom and forehands come in with precision and control but it just doesn't create that super "heavy" ball I look for and get with the 6.1/Prestige line.

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  5. sampras98

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    I use the GT version and I love it. Granted I have a good amount of lead on it and it plays different than stock, the racket is second to none for me. It has a great feel to it and the new GT and old GT have no difference at all its just paint.
     
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  6. StanW

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    This year I bought 2 PSLGTs since my previous K Blade had cracked at the throat (mishit on a low volley). One for match play and the other for practice.

    Overall it's exactly as Spencer said about the racquet being very demanding. To get enough power and pace on the ball, you can not get lazy on your footwork or your stroke. The best thing I love about this racquet is the serving aspect of it. Flat/Topspin serves are fast and accurate.
     
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  7. Pure Babs

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    Great thanks for the thoughts, guys. I'm getting a GT demo tomorrow and if it ends up to be the one then I think I'd buy the non-GT as I like the look better and could get them cheaper.
     
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  8. BRIANWILSON38

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    i highly recommend it. and there is no difference between the versions. basically a cosmetic change and thats it
     
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  9. IA-SteveB

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    Good luck with it. I hope you have a heck of a swing because you'll need it for that one.
     
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  10. KenC

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    It's a great racquet for advanced players but for those with bad footwork and weak strokes the PSLGT will become your worst nightmare. I always recommend trying the Pure Storm Tour alongside the PSLGT. It is more forgiving and has more inherent power than the PSLGT.

    Another thing I noticed with the PSLGT is it sucks against weaker opponents. The PSLGT needs a solid 5.0 or better on the opposite court to send you well hit balls with pace, then the PSLGT comes alive and starts to play like a top class racquet. Against a moonballing 4.0 it becomes too demanding because of the lack of pace. That's when I usually pull out my PSTs.

    The PSLGT plays like a modern PS85. Bear this in mind when stringing it. I personally think poly strings don't match up well with this racquet and it plays much more livelier with gut or a high quality multi. The frame is already somewhat muted and control-oriented, so there really is no need for poly.

    Don't be fooled by the tight 18x20 pattern. This thing is capable of generating incredible spin when needed.

    As others have said, the PSLGT is a serve monster, probably due to the extreme head light balance. I probably get an extra 20km/h with the PSLGT over the PST.

    My personal setup has 2g at 12, 2g at 3 and 2g at 9. With an overgrip they are just shy of 350g total. I use Tecnifibre XR1 strung at 23kg mains and 22Kg crosses.
     
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  11. Fuji

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    I couldn't agree more with this!

    -Fuji
     
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  12. Dreamcastin

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    I used it for a couple years(2009 version), i really like it, but the stability is an issue. Lead can obviously fix this, but its already close to the weight Im comfortable playing with, so not really an option for me. ive switched to the prostaff 95(leaded up with 4g at 12 and the rest in the handle(12.25ish) 8 or 9 points HL. Plenty stable, more spin(my kick serve just got nastier)more power, yet well controlled. I love the slice backhand with it also.

    back on topic though, if your a counter-puncher:run away. This racquet is for aggresive, attacking style of player. If you play against opponents who are heavy hitters, blocking back balls can be tough thanks to the crappy stability. Its got a good solid feel(i prefer the GT version), control is awesome, spin is great, touch/feel shots are great thanks to the lower flex. This racquet greatly helped me improve my OHBH, Helped me develop more topspin on my FH, develop a kick serve.(obviously practice did most of this, but the racquet has a soft spot in my heart.
     
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  13. Pure Babs

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    That's a great point, but any players racket is going to require a full swing and is going to be tough to generate pace from nothing (aka moonballs). Hopefully if I end up liking the LTD I can adjust and work out the technique against lesser opponents. Don't make me try out the PST too... haha. That looks like a great set-up as well... have to try it out.
     
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  14. IA-SteveB

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    Very good point. I am just a 3.5 but I did notice that when I was just hitting around with my 4.5+ friend who hits the ball very hard, the racquet worked ok for me. When I played people on my level and had to work at it, I was far less successful. I would wallop the ball and I felt like the ball had half the pace from my normal swing with my Pure Drive. Maybe someday I will be able to use one. :)
     
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  15. Rob1

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    I play with the 2009 version and the only difference is cosmetically with
    the 2011 version.
    It is a light head so you might want to put some lead tape for a more
    heavier feel.
    It is a great control with spin racquet.
    It doesn't have a great sweet spot so yo will have to have good footwrok
    to get to your shots then.

    The string movement is none and string seems to last longer with
    this racquet.
    It take time to get used to, but once you do iit is great.
     
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  16. vegasgt3

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    +1 This guy knows what he is talking about.
     
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  17. Dreamcastin

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    I disagree about the weak balls, those are easy putaways for me. I play with natty gut though, strung at mid tension.
     
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  18. JohnnyFive

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    Ken, when you recommend trying out the Pure Storm Tour alongside the PSLGT, are you referring to the Pure Storm Tour or the Pure Storm Tour GT?
     
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  19. Power Player

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    Johnny, if you are in South FLa, I'd recommend a different stick like the PSTgt simply because the effort it will take to hit in these humid conditions will drain you fast unless you are in top shape and playing 4-6 hours a day.

    the PSTgt will give you that extra pop, but plenty of control.
     
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  20. JohnnyFive

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    Thanks man. Greatly appreciated.
     
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