Are all of the babolat pure storms the same?

Zmanlane

New User
I currently use a babolat pure storm tour gt and have two of them. I looked them up to buy a couple more and found some 2008 model pure storm tours. Everything seems the same; weight, head size, etc. are the 2008 and 2011 babolat the same besides the paint job? Even the 2006 orange babolat pure storm the same? Thanks!
 

TennisMD

Professional
I currently use a babolat pure storm tour gt and have two of them. I looked them up to buy a couple more and found some 2008 model pure storm tours. Everything seems the same; weight, head size, etc. are the 2008 and 2011 babolat the same besides the paint job? Even the 2006 orange babolat pure storm the same? Thanks!
The 2006 definitely different lighter, small sweet spot, I was not impressed. The 2008 pure storm tour nice rkt, what you would expect from moderate flex mine were 12 oz rkt. Some comments from reviewers the TW Chris I believe was not impressed with its serving potential, I found it adequate ( serve is my weapon) but since only adequate let it go, ground strokes were great, volleys good. So if you like a 12 oz players rkt with good comfort a decent rkt. Sorry I did not play the 2011, however if I recall many on these boards preferred the older tour
 

seekay

Semi-Pro
I currently use a babolat pure storm tour gt and have two of them. I looked them up to buy a couple more and found some 2008 model pure storm tours. Everything seems the same; weight, head size, etc. are the 2008 and 2011 babolat the same besides the paint job? Even the 2006 orange babolat pure storm the same? Thanks!
The 2008 and 2011 models are identical under the paint.

I don't know about the 2006 model, but I would guess it doesn't have the GT reinforced frame sections so might flex differently.
 

WhiteStripes

Semi-Pro
I've played quite a bit with the Storm line over the years. The 2009 and 2011 are the same "GT" versions, just with different paint jobs (although both are white and red). The prior (non-GT) version to that, with a matte black finish and orange (standard) / red (tour) / yellow (limited) accents played a little bit more flexible and muted/plush. The 2009/2011 "GT" version provided a bit more stiffness and pop, as well as a more crisper feel. If you go even further back before the non-GT version, there was the original Pure Storm Team, with a glossy black finish with orange accents (yellow for the lighter 100" version), which was morphed from the old Pure Control Zylon frame that preceded that. Note that there was no "Tour" version at that time for the Storm.
 

TennisMD

Professional
The 2006 definitely different lighter, small sweet spot, I was not impressed. The 2008 pure storm tour nice rkt, what you would expect from moderate flex mine were 12 oz rkt. Some comments from reviewers the TW Chris I believe was not impressed with its serving potential, I found it adequate ( serve is my weapon) but since only adequate let it go, ground strokes were great, volleys good. So if you like a 12 oz players rkt with good comfort a decent rkt. Sorry I did not play the 2011, however if I recall many on these boards preferred the older tour
My comments on the 2008 rkt pertains to the non GT version
 
I really like the orange and black paint pure storm. I thought the second gen was one of the uglyiest paint jobs of any Babolat racquet.
 
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