2017 Pure Strike

#4
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?
 

gino

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#5
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?
I also think these are frames that are suppossed to have flex carbon in the layup which enable their stiffness RA's to be way lower
 
#12
I'm a little disappointed. I love the cosmetic and feel of the previous Pure Strike Tour frames so I bought two more when I found out that the next gen Tour model was going to be 16x20, lighter, and have a different balance. The white cosmetic is cool, too, and I'll probably give the VS Tour a hit but I'm pot committed with the originals.
 

TW Staff

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#20
gino,

They launch for pre-sale on September 1st and are in stock September 8th. There will be three racquets launching: the Pure Strike 16x19, Pure Strike 100 and Pure Strike 100 Team. The 18x20 will be launching in Europe first and then the US at a later date. We do not know any information about any other racquets in their Pure Strike line at this time.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 
#25
Wow, glad delayed release on the 18x20.. will save my buying one for a while. Gives me more time to fall in love with Pretige MP (demos) or think about an Angel. Also interested to try the VS tour. 16x20 vs 18x20. Wondering the difference.

Also would love to hear more about the FSI tech? what is that? string spacing?
 
#27
gino,

They launch for pre-sale on September 1st and are in stock September 8th. There will be three racquets launching: the Pure Strike 16x19, Pure Strike 100 and Pure Strike 100 Team. The 18x20 will be launching in Europe first and then the US at a later date. We do not know any information about any other racquets in their Pure Strike line at this time.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
What will the price be?
 
#28
I've spent a bit of time with the Control/Storm line over the years. The Pure Controls with "Flex Carbon" felt more crisp/stiff than the prior Storm GTs without any "Flex Carbon." At best, the RA readings showed minimal to no difference in the flexibility of the Storm GTs compared to the Controls with "Flex Carbon." The most plush/buttery of all the Control/Storm models was the Carbon Extremes before the GTs.
 

mhkeuns

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#29
I thought we all knew the Project 7 was going to be the new Pure Strike line. Kind of sad to see that there won't be the Tour model, but I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

From what playtesters said, I think Babolat made improvents. Most said the feel was solid and one of the best rackets they have ever played. I believe many switched to it after playtesting, even the previous Pure Strike Users.

Though I love my PST, I can't wait to test out the new line. I still hope that there will be a tour version.
 
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#32
As was retrospectively evident with the Pure Drive GT(which actually had no GT but nonetheless IMO had more feel - felt more responsive - than the model that preceded it), it is possible to produce a significantly different feel by altering the layup, so much so that you can even claim the improved feel is due to the addition of new materials. Likewise, moulds can be altered in subtle ways without a company incurring too much cost. I'm not questioning the efficacy - placebo effect or otherwise - of the changes, I just find the 'smoke and mirrors' hoopla somewhat insulting. If it makes your boat float better, why not indulge, even if it's in an 'ohh, shiny!! kinda way? As per the 'Matrix' trilogy, some people prefer a pretty deception over a sad reality lol.
 
#33
Is Thiem going to swallow that Pure Strike?

Like me he'll find this whole 'new' Pure Strike thing hard to swallow; particularly as the 'paint jobs' on his 'old' models have added to the toxicity.
 
#39
I want it!

No, wait, I NEED it!

Beautiful specs and paint job.

Great job Babolat!

However, I will wait until they release the other models and see the main differences.

I will like to see a comparison between the new Pure Strikes, Pure Strikes VS and Pure Aero VS.
 

gino

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#40
I want it!

No, wait, I NEED it!

Beautiful specs and paint job.

Great job Babolat!

However, I will wait until they release the other models and see the main differences.

I will like to see a comparison between the new Pure Strikes, Pure Strikes VS and Pure Aero VS.
The VS line looks to be the way to go. Closest to my spec-range, personally. I like the more open pattern anyways
 
#41
Slap a leather grip on the 16x19 and the weight/balance specs are right there with the VS 320 grams. I hope it's different from the pure strike because that was one of the most unstable racquets I have hit with in its weight class.
 
#42
So Project One 7 is actually the new Pure Strike? If it plays anything like the old Strike, count me out. I was really looking forward to this new racquet but now I'm disappointed.
 

every7

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#43
Are the release dates for this racquet provisional or will it be available in European markets on the same date?

I still have to let the dust settle on my last racquet purchase (3 x Hyper carbon pro staff) but I know I won't be able to resist these......
 
#45
I was hoping they'd release the 18x20 at the same time. I have to use a Bab stick for the company I teach for, and the rackets have never gelled with me. I just hope this frame has more feel and and stability like a real players frame.
 
#46
New Pure Strike 98 (16*19) specs looks identical to the current one:
Unstrung Weight: 10.8oz / 305g
Unstrung Balance: 32cm / 7 pts HL

wouldn't that mean same swing weight? unless there were changes to Beam width? any info on that?
 
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