Babolat Pure Aero 2019

“I really enjoyed the spin I was getting”
“I was surprised by the spin”
“I could really get a lot of spin”
“I could generate a lot of spin”
“The string spacing allowed me to generate a lot of spin”
“I could get some great angles because of the spin”
“The spin was amazing”
“I thought my ball was going out, but because of the spin, it dropped in”

“The spin has saved my life”
“If it wasn’t for the spin, I don’t know where I would be right now”
“The spin has brought my family back together”

;)Lol
 
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Seems like it got low maneuverability score because of two players who gave 7 and 6. Considering they are female players and general racket weight for female players are around 285g unstrung, it is understandable that those players gave PA 2019 low maneuverability since it is 300g unstrung. U can see that other 4 players gave 8.3~8.5 so we can assume it has similar maneuverability with PA 2015. I believe there will be low chance of having maneuverability issue for most of the male players and physically strong female players.

Comparing the scores from Chris and Marco from the previous version, I guess it got a significant reduction in power (tho still powerful), slightly better control, comfort and feel, and everything else is similar.
 
Anyone have a guess why they offer that service for the team and not the light? In that same vein, anyone know if there are any structural or technological difference between the standard, light, and team versions? Or is it all just solely the different weights/concentration of the graphite?
 
Wondering which would be better to get and customize between the light and team - they seem so similar but I just noticed the team has a significantly higher vibration frequency
I would go with the Lite version. It's a little lighter (of course) and in stock form is closer to Even Balance which makes it a better platform racquet for customisation purposes.

It also costs a little less than the Team version.
 

Nostradamus

Talk Tennis Guru
Wondering which would be better to get and customize between the light and team - they seem so similar but I just noticed the team has a significantly higher vibration frequency
Why is that ? and what does higher vibration frequency mean ? I thought they all had same dampening system built in them ?
 
im confused. are you a lesbion, or is your picture not what you are about?
no i dont think so. he/she has been around for a long time. even from when i used to come here when i first started
Nostradamus is a great poster, not a troll. He has provided a lot of good string reviews and insight amongst other things in the different forum areas.

His avatar is a different person, a tennis vlogger / presenter whose name I can't place.
 

DJ-

Professional
Nostradamus is a great poster, not a troll. He has provided a lot of good string reviews and insight amongst other things in the different forum areas.

His avatar is a different person, a tennis vlogger / presenter whose name I can't place.
Umm no, he is / has trolled many times which resulted in bans and does the same thing over and over. People can give good info and troll at the same time.
You will easily identify many fedace accounts by other counts he has and writes with the same style, answers his own questions and replies LOL Also easily identified with popular phrases such as

'Wow is this the best yonex racquet ever? "
"Babolat please release a racquet with a swing weight of 317"
"Do these shoes have better cushioning than yonex powercushion?"
"Head racquets are crap for serving"
"Are these racquets good for doubles? "
"Is this string better than tourbite? "

and much much more, including topics on strings, college tennis, orthotics, etc... :)
 
Got and used a new demo yesterday. No point play yet, just hitting. Swings with very similar effort to 2016 PA. Same crazy launch angle. However, it has a little less power and hence more control. I will play a match with it on sunday, but as of right now, i like the apd better. As much spin but normal launch. Volleys seemed nice and strong but no chance to serve yet
 
Got and used a new demo yesterday. No point play yet, just hitting. Swings with very similar effort to 2016 PA. Same crazy launch angle. However, it has a little less power and hence more control. I will play a match with it on sunday, but as of right now, i like the apd better. As much spin but normal launch. Volleys seemed nice and strong but no chance to serve yet
What is the Swing weight of Pure Aero plus 2019 ?
 
i have excellent control with this racket. string spacing feels a little closer.

this version reminds me of pure drive a little.

please hit hard and you will gain confidence with it. topspin is not as severe as 2016.

pearl color is beautiful under night court lights.
level 6.0-open
 
i have excellent control with this racket. string spacing feels a little closer.

this version reminds me of pure drive a little.

please hit hard and you will gain confidence with it. topspin is not as severe as 2016.

pearl color is beautiful under night court lights.
level 6.0-open
Less spin than the 2016 sounds good. I found that one looped a bit too much (I demoed the plus though). Really intrigued by the frame. Is the comfort noticeably improved as other playtesters said?
 
Less spin than the 2016 sounds good. I found that one looped a bit too much (I demoed the plus though). Really intrigued by the frame. Is the comfort noticeably improved as other playtesters said?
comfort is improved, but nit in a highly noticeable way. you will forget about it once you play.

a big part difference from 2013,2016, this one is quick and manouvers easily. 2013 and 16 felt more boxey. this one, streamlined feel.

balls also dont loop on this one. i may need to add weight diwn the road, but right now its playing excellent.
 
comfort is improved, but nit in a highly noticeable way. you will forget about it once you play.

a big part difference from 2013,2016, this one is quick and manouvers easily. 2013 and 16 felt more boxey. this one, streamlined feel.

balls also dont loop on this one. i may need to add weight diwn the road, but right now its playing excellent.
I’ll have to demo the plus.... I still think I’ll end up with a plus Angell down the line, but maybe the frame will surprise me, who knows
 
370?! More like, get to the dr and have that shoulder surgery
Back in the day it wasn't unusual to find a typical woodie racquet with a static weight in the 350g to 370g range with SW in the 340 to 360 range.

But stroke technique was different in those days.

I agree that the modern stroke techniques probably don't mesh to well with SWs above 350 unless one is an elite Pro players.
 
Back in the day it wasn't unusual to find a typical woodie racquet with a static weight in the 350g to 370g range with SW in the 340 to 360 range. But stroke technique was different in those days. I agree that the modern stroke techniques probably don't mesh to well with SWs above 350 unless one is an elite Pro players.
I do fine on groundstrokes and volleys, but the shoulder gets tired on serving, especially kick serves. Talking about RF97 and racquets weighing around 12.7+oz.
 
They indeed loop and drill pattern looks identical to 2016. I have both on demo. Just a little more control because a little less power.
then my friend, either it varies from rackets or you need to adjust your style. for me it can play one inch above net if i have to.

true there is less power. i dont know why TW diagram shows more power all around.
 
Maybe I should have re-phrased that to 'Higher' because anything over 317 is high for Fedace only... My frames are around 330-336sw, XL's 340ish...
One day Babolat will make Fedace his dream pure aero plus with a SW of 240....the spin and stability of that racquet may very well end all life as we know it on planet earth.
 
then my friend, either it varies from rackets or you need to adjust your style. for me it can play one inch above net if i have to.

true there is less power. i dont know why TW diagram shows more power all around.
The less power is a good thing because it results in more control. Same pattern will yield same launch. You can definitely adjust to it though. Some people like high (open pattern racquets) and some people like low (18x20s). I personally like the 2013s, but I will use the 2019 in a match on Sunday and see how I do. It was popping the ball higher than I am used to, but it was coming down into the court mostly, whereas the 2016 would lose some into the back fence.
 
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