Babolat Pure Aero 2019

SinneGOAT

Professional
I have actually gone on a half a year long racquet journey, trying everything from the blade 18/20 to the pure drive, and I have actually narrowed down my choices. Next week I will be demoing the aero tour, aero plus, strike 16/19 gen 3 and pure drive tour plus. I already own one aero standard, and one of these 5 frames is gonna be my racquet choice until the next pure aero/drive/strike. My arm can handle babolats, plus I think I have been getting good string options for these frames. I’m open to any string/tension recommendations to make sure my arm stays fine, but next week I will be trying:
Kirschbaum pro line evolution
Solinco hyper g 16 + 16l
Confidential 16l
Rpm blast rough 17
Head velocity 16+17
Technifibre triax 17(16 later if I need more durability + control)
What I want to know is what tension should I use for these? I was thinking 49-55 for polys and 53-57 for multi. And one last question, how does a babolat #2 compare to a wilson #2? Is it slightly bigger?
Any takers?
 
PyroKid... i never measured, but at least to me my 4 3/8 grip Pure Aero and Pure Drive felt larger than my Head racquets. I purchased a 4 1/4 Pure Strike and it was more similar to others.

I think issue is thickness/shape...

I have a number oh Head racquets with the rectangular shape grips (82 pallet) and they feel very different from the newer, more square grip shapes (82S pallet).

I it may just be shape instead of actual measured size
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
??? @g4driver, I play tennis with a strung frame and overgrips.

If I am testing different strings, I match the differently strung racquet with my regular one. That way I know that any difference in performance is related to the actual string itself, rather than any changes the different string makes to the specs of the racquet.
I am 100% positive every player uses a strung frame to play tennis. [emoji2] 99.9% use over grips where I live due to oppressive humidity. Just hit 3 hours in it. [emoji3525]

If you match a frame to reflect a change in strings or a different overgrip, that's great. For me, I am simply not that good of player to notice any 3-5 gram variance in weight / balance if I try a different overgrip or a different string.

When I put the same 1.30mm VCT I have been using for 8+ years, but change an overgrip, that variance will be +-3 grams all in the handle so the balance change is inconceivable to me as is 3 grams of weight change. I have bigger problems with my tennis game than concerning myself something that small. [emoji28]

I matched frames for a lot of 4.5 and 5.0 players who want 3-6 frames matched = same weight same balance unstrung, no overgrip. If they change overgrips, or try a different string, they don't seem to have any issue picking a string they like without a rebalancing of such a small change in weight or balance. Some seem to be pretty darn good players without matched frames.

Matching unstrung frames with the same replacement grips works for me and my clients.
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
I am 100% positive every player uses a strung frame to play tennis. [emoji2] 99.9% use over grips where I live due to oppressive humidity. Just hit 3 hours in it. [emoji3525]

If you match a frame to reflect a change in strings or a different overgrip, that's great. For me, I am simply not that good of player to notice any 3-5 gram variance in weight / balance if I try a different overgrip or a different string.

When I put the same 1.30mm VCT I have been using for 8+ years, but change an overgrip, that variance will be +-3 grams all in the handle so the balance change is inconceivable to me as is 3 grams of weight change. I have bigger problems with my tennis game than concerning myself something that small. [emoji28]

I matched frames for a lot of 4.5 and 5.0 players who want 3-6 frames matched = same weight same balance unstrung, no overgrip. If they change overgrips, or try a different string, they don't seem to have any issue picking a string they like without a rebalancing of such a small change in weight or balance. Some seem to be pretty darn good players without matched frames.

Matching unstrung frames with the same replacement grips works for me and my clients.
What racquet do you use? I haven’t been around long but I’ve seen your posts, you seem to be pretty educated. I can only imagine you use such an advanced frame like an RF97 or a 93p 18/20 lol
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
What racquet do you use? I haven’t been around long but I’ve seen your posts, you seem to be pretty educated. I can only imagine you use such an advanced frame like an RF97 or a 93p 18/20 lol
Use 342 gram 2016 Pure Aeros + all bought as gently used frames. Been using VCT 1.30mm for 8 years.

I have one APD+ and long for the release of the 2013 APD /APD+ as do many players on this forum and around the world.
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Use 342 gram 2016 Pure Aeros + all bought as gently used frames. Been using VCT 1.30mm for 8 years.

I have one APD+ and long for the release of the 2013 APD /APD+ as do many players on this forum and around the world.
Which color of cyclone? I’m gonna try cyclone tour 16 in some demos and wanted to know what’s a good tension/reference.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Which color of cyclone? I’m gonna try cyclone tour 16 in some demos and wanted to know what’s a good tension/reference.
Not Cyclone.. Cyclone Tour in both colors. I have strung over 30 reels of 1.30mm over the last 8 years and only one player use it at 50lbs....A 5.0C former Div 1 player in his 40s. Everyone else uses in from. 52 to 58 lbs Search the thread about Strings for 5.0 players
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
I tried to convince a few APD fanatics to try the "+". But all I got from them was blank stares and a lot of head shaking.

For many, the idea of using anything but a 27" frame is anathema!
Sure. A lot of us like the traditional length sticks. You can’t knock tradition. Remember. Progressivism is usually regreasivism.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
I tried to convince a few APD fanatics to try the "+". But all I got from them was blank stares and a lot of head shaking.

For many, the idea of using anything but a 27" frame is anathema!
It is such a great frame. Coming from long time with 28" inch Wilson 6.2 Skunks the 27.5 inch APD fit perfectly.

I have 6'4 24 year old buddy who uses them. Makes him a beast with the extra plow through you get from an extended frame.
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
Just received my 2016 PAVS. 285 unstrung SW so it will need 4-5 grams in the hoop. Excited!
I put 9gr from 10 to 14 O'Clock (basically 2x4.5g strips all way long under the bumper guard), plus 3gr in the buttcap und leather grip. I got 337gr strung with 337SW. Could not be better setup for me.
Have fun with yours!
 

gutfeeling

Professional
I put 9gr from 10 to 14 O'Clock (basically 2x4.5g strips all way long under the bumper guard), plus 3gr in the buttcap und leather grip. I got 337gr strung with 337SW. Could not be better setup for me.
Have fun with yours!
Wow - you added roughly 30 SW points which means your stick was roughly 305 SW strung prior to customization. Not surprised that most people that play this stick stock do not like it. 337 SW on the other hand is a bulldozer haha.
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
Wow - you added roughly 30 SW points which means your stick was roughly 305 SW strung prior to customization. Not surprised that most people that play this stick stock do not like it. 337 SW on the other hand is a bulldozer haha.
No, no. All mine PAVS had also 285-297SW unstrung.
9gr added around 22-23SW (this weight no exactly in the hoop but all way along bumper guard).
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
I am trying the pure aero 2019 plus and it’s a nice racquet. Similar to the regular aero but that extra length is a help for my height. I will probably switch and stick, I need to sell my old racquets and stop reading these threads.
 
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