i was hoping that the pure storm was going to be the racquet i was hoping to see from babolat but alas it just appears to be the zylon with a cool paint job. i play the pure control and it is a nice racquet, great from the baseline and with kick serves, very good spin potential and solid with somewhat dampended feel which i like. what i dont like is the thickish hoop and it is too stiff. i have been waiting for babolat to build a racquet that weighs around 12 oz with a thin hoop and more flexible than their other contributions. one that would good for a serve and volley game. that racquet would be greatness i believe but i have been let down once again. first with the aero pro 2 x 4 and now the storm. i wanted this to be the perfect racquet but the storm left me all wet... the end...?