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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    ^^^ I share your assessment, the 18M feels like it is made for doubles.
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    Appeals, how does it work?

    I believe appealing up is automatically granted at any time, but not completely certain.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    Amazingly, having never used a Pure Strike previously, I think those are the best reference tensions for the 3rd gen as well, although I prefer VS Touch/RPM Blast Rough combination.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    Guessing that you maybe using the continental grip, changing to semi-western or western grip should fix that I think.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    IME, shoulder soreness results, most of the time, due string bed or frame stiffness. I would not classify the PST as a stiff frame necessarily and its vibration frequency is relatively low. So, may be lower tensions or string change might help. Which strings/tensions do you use?
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    Second try with the 18M after my elbow had started feeling sensitive the first time around, and this time it was worse. I played against the wall just hitting some soft shots and within 10 mins I started get some sharp pain, so I stopped. Generally, outter elbow pain means the racquet balance...
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    Time for an update: Angell?

    I went through similar path as you, OP, and actually did end up buying several Angells, from TC90 to TC100. The best I liked was the TC97. After about 8-10 months I moved to a different racquet. With Angell you need to know your specs for racquets, otherwise it may turn out to be a waste. And...
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    What overgrip is the best for sweaty hands

    I find Solinco Wondergrip a bit better in absorbtion, similar feel, a bit thicker.
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    The Babolat Pure Strike Project Two Zero Thread

    Start here: http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringstiffness.php http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringsandpower1.php
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    Just went through PTR Certification Process (Performance)

    Congratulations! I was really impressed how easily the video personalities could simulate those errors with their strokes, I cannot do it even for just demonstration purposes. Thankfully I scored in those tests very high, which actually gave me a lot of self-confidence, I like those tests.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    I think the genius of the PST is the the grommet design/string spacing. The main 4 strings are spaced as tight as in the 18M, the next 4 are slightly wider spaced, then the next 8 are spaced gradually wider. I think that tightness of strings in the middle eight gives it the control, the next 8...
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    String setup for 2018 pure aero

    Are you not able to get enough spin with RPM Blast, or do you feel a different issue with those strings?
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    I got to play with the 18M first time today during a doubles match. A very clean hitting stable frame, much easier than I thought in generating topspin, FH and OHBH, and slices are like a dream in accuracy and ease of shot. I strung it with VS Touch for the mains and RPM Blast Rough for the...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    The 18M is about the same; 302.32 gm and 325 mm, unstrung. PST: 323.90 gm, 313 mm.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    Yes, very. I intend to start at 53/50 with the 18x20. You may like a little lower.
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