Pure Storm Tour+ Hybrid

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Automatix, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Automatix

    Automatix Hall of Fame

    Aug 15, 2007
    Well I've finally decided to purchase the Babolat Pure Storm Tour+ (16x20 pattern) version and I' not really sure what hybrid would suit this frame... I want comfort combined with reasonable durability so I'm thinking of such a combination:

    MAINS: Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 1,25mm mains @ 26 kg (57 lbs)
    CROSSES: Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase 1,30mm crosses @ 27,5 kg (61 lbs)

    I've used to play Dunlop M-Fil 200 18x20 build up to about 380g strung with Signum Pro Plasma Pure @ 27,5/26,5 kg (61/58 lbs) and I was quite satisfied with it but it was't really comfortable, good feel, great power but poor-medium comfort so I'd like to know what do you think about this hybrid and also I'd like to know if should I buy String Savers for this hybrid, would the enhancement of durability be significant for the price of the String Savers (I was thinking of Gamma String Savers)?
  2. PED

    PED Legend

    Mar 12, 2007
    That sounds like a winning combo, the only advice I would possibly add is to take into account the flexible nature of the storm. FWIW, I played with the last gen storm and I also realize that the new storm tour is a reworked pure control and so is stiffer than the old storm. The thing i discovered in using a hybrid in my old storm was that i could use full poly and it was really comfy because of the forgiving nature of the frame. Or if you decided to still use a hybrid you might be able to string it up tighter than before. The tension you mentioned are higher than what i used (56 mains and 58 crosses) but i guess you'll have to experiment. I bought my storm off a friend and it was strung with full bb alu rough at 64. When he told me the tension, i thought it would hit like a board but the forgiving nature of the frame made it really nice. I can't wait to demo the new tour, the one at our local shop is check out until tuesday, but i'm looking forward to giving it a ride.

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