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    Blade V8 Official Thread.

    My 2 blades came in at 323g strung with an over grip. I wanted to get it close to where I had my v7s for starters, so added 4grams in the grip and with a dampener brings it to 331g. Going to test it tomorrow and see how it feels. If the sw feels to low I'll then tinker with the hoop.
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    switch over from 2014 Babolat Pure Strike to an arm friendly racquet

    I had the very same issues you are having and switched to the Wilson Pro Staff countervail. Took some adjusting but now enjoy playing with it and no discomfort whatsoever.
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    New Pure Aero 2019 = HORRIBLE COLOR!!!

    I got the Matte Black special edition which is beautiful!
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    Pro Staff 97 vs Pure Strike?

    Just to update, I have added just 1 gram at 12 o'clock on the PS97 which has helped improve the plow and pop. After a few runs in singles and doubles really getting the feel of it.
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    Pro Staff 97 vs Pure Strike?

    I have played with the Pure Strike for about a year and a half, modified to 339 grams. I enjoy it but experience on and off elbow pain with it so I had gone back and forth with Yonex DR98 until it is relieved. I've recently been hitting with the PS97 CV with same string setup and tension, and...
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    TRANSITION FROM PURE STRIKE TO PRO STAFF CV

    Need some tips to transition from Pure Strike (16x19) to the Pro Staff CV. I've played with the Pure Strike for some time and modified it to be 339 grams. I enjoyed it but experienced intermittent elbow issues throughout even with favorable string setups. After demoing a few racquets, I decided...
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    Babolat Pure Drive Tour

    Ok, played 2 sets of doubles with the PDT and looking forward to sampling this in singles for a more complete assessment. Just from hitting in doubles, the pop and spin factor clearly stands out compared to the RD98 in groundsrokes. I also enjoy a crisper feel compared to a flexy one and this...
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    Babolat Pure Drive Tour

    Glad I came across this thread. I'm excited to play with the PDT tomorrow for the first time. Currently playing with a slightly modified DR98 but felt the need for some more pop from the frame so decided to demo this one. I always had a pet peeve about SHBH with 100 sq in headsize but as I get...
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    Wilson Burn, What went wrong

    Although Wilson QC is frequently mentioned on these forums, the specs on the Burn 95 are all over the place. I happen to like this frame and have 3 of them but they range from 328 gms static, 326SW to 339gms and 336SW. The balances are even worse and trying to match them is challenging.
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    Wilson Burn 95 - Exceptional mix of control, feel, and power

    So far, I have used nat gut (Klip Legend) in the mains with Weis Cannon silverstring, ALU power rough and Polyfibre TCS in the crosses. really liked the Klip and silverstring.
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    Wilson Burn 95 - Exceptional mix of control, feel, and power

    Totally agree with Miami. A shop owner highly recommended the Burn 95 to me and was I initially skeptical due to the extended length and currently playing with a larger headsize. After some time acclimating to it and finding a preferred string setup, I was very impressed with the performance of...
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    First outings: Wilson vs. Textreme Tours.

    I have been playing with the Burn 95 and my ohbh is awesome with it. Like you with the 97S, still adjusting and fine tuning the forehand.
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    First outings: Wilson vs. Textreme Tours.

    Try the wilson burn 95 since you're already playing with a 95sq in head frame, an easy transition. It definitely fills the "more pop" quality you seek. Agree that the 97S is a great frame. For me the problem was adding too much weight to get to my desired specs became counter productive. Hope it...
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    BluTak in handle - best way to remove?

    I never tried heat, just gradually pull it out as desired. I recently returned a frame to TW which I had customized with blue-stik in the handle and easily totally removed it from both chambers. It took a few minutes but no trouble. Trick is having the tennis channel on watching whatever match...
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    Stringing options for Burn 95

    Have you at all modified your burn? Mine came in under spec, with overgrip and dampener was about 11.6oz. I added some weight to handle to get to 12oz..342gm to be exact. Have not measured the balance or sw yet but after initial hit, just felt that I wanted to increase the static weight.
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