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    2020 Pure Strike

    And this (sounds like they've committed to an August release): https://www.babolat.com/insiders/new-pure-strike-from-babolat-sharp-control-is-born-0019/
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    2020 Pure Strike

    Just wanted to share this:
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    2020 Pure Strike

    Can't wait for this to drop in the fall. I know it's a prototype, but has anyone had a chance to hit with it? Any specs?
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    2017 Pure Strike

    It sounds like Bethanie Mattek-Sands is considering a switch to the PS17...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    It the 16x19 2017 Pure Strike. Skips: 8T, 8B Main Ties: 7T (not flared) Cross Ties: 9T, 7B (flared) Reply From @Babolat Official I spoke to our product team regarding the grommets of the Pure Strike, and he gave me some more information. First, it sounds like you are stringing the Pure...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    I'm disappointed that the PS17 does not have flared grommets at main tie-offs (T-7). I've always loved how my Babolat racquets (including the 2014 Strike) had flared grommets because it meant my knots didn't destroy the grommets and that the knots were less visible, recessed into the flared...
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    Hyper-G Alternative

    Thanks. I've tried it. It's not bad, but I felt it lost tension very quickly compared to regular cyclone. I prefer regular cyclone, to cyclone tour for that reason.
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    Hyper-G Alternative

    I'm loving Hyper-G (1.2mm). However, the color is a bit too obnoxious for my taste. Can anyone recommend a different string that is similar to Hyper-G, but comes in a different color (red, black, or natural). I've played a lot with Cyclone and it's pretty similar, but I think it loses tension...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    I just got my pair of 16x19 Strikes, perfectly matched by Paul Reed at the great TW. They matched the racquets for weight and balance, targeting specs I provided. It's an excellent service and well worth the $20 ($10/racquet)! I thought I would share one surprise that I found upon comparing...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    TW just posted this video. In it, Chris talks about the new Pure Strike 16x19, 100, and Team versions.
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    2017 Pure Strike

    I couldn't agree more. The white is so vanilla/plain, it's curtailed my excitement quite a bit. If you put 100 tennis players in a room and asked them which color scheme they prefer, I bet 80% would go with the black/red over the white. Just my bet, based on feedback I've received over the...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    TW just posted their RAVING review of the 16x19: Balance: 4 pts HL Swingweight: 323 Stiffness: 67
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    2017 Pure Strike

    @ThiemDomi just posted this: https://twitter.com/ThiemDomi
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    2017 Pure Strike

    What's the VS family all about? I've seen that mentioned a few times previously and now I'm seeing that on two of the new Pure Strike models. Is it just the extra cross string?
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    2017 Pure Strike

    Super excited about this... http://www.babolat-purestrike.com/en
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