Need a new racquet (Babolat pure aero alternatives)

barkyllo

New User
Hi everyone!
I had been using babolat pure aero racquets and I had really liked them. But I need new racquets and I want one that feels similar to the pure aero.
 
Just wanted to add that the new Pure Aero VS is coming out very, very soon. It's supposed to be released tomorrow, but not sure if that's still the plan with the current circumstances. However, it wouldn't surprise me if it was able to be purchased starting tomorrow at T-Dub, fingers crossed. If not, it will be super soon. I've been playing with it and it is basically a more controlled Pure Aero. It's a fantastic players' spec in a slightly lighter version compared to some of Babolat's tour frames. I'm biased as a Bab ambassador, but I really love it. Good luck!
 

smboogie

Rookie
I played the Pure Aero and APD for awhile and switched to the Pure Strike Gen3 and really like it. Great control racket with controllable power and feel. The Pure Aero had more effortless power but working it into a touch game I found to be difficult. Some buddies got the new PureAero and say it's better than ever so you might want to demo that b/c it will have some familiarity you like. I would also try demo'ing the PS and Blade if you are thinking of a more control oriented frame, also the Yonex and Volkl lines are getting very popular. Demo them all see what feels best.
 
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n80aoag

New User
Ezone 100 has similar power and spin, with similar stiffness but somehow the layup didn't give me elbow problems like I had with the Pure Aero. I have both the 2018 Ezone 100 and a DR 100, and prefer them over the Pure Aero.
 

n80aoag

New User
Just wanted to add that the new Pure Aero VS is coming out very, very soon. It's supposed to be released tomorrow, but not sure if that's still the plan with the current circumstances. However, it wouldn't surprise me if it was able to be purchased starting tomorrow at T-Dub, fingers crossed. If not, it will be super soon. I've been playing with it and it is basically a more controlled Pure Aero. It's a fantastic players' spec in a slightly lighter version compared to some of Babolat's tour frames. I'm biased as a Bab ambassador, but I really love it. Good luck!
Certain retailers, online and in store, have the PA VS out now. Feels similar in weight to previous gen but the beam width is wider in the 2020 version.
 

blablavla

Hall of Fame
Hi everyone!
I had been using babolat pure aero racquets and I had really liked them. But I need new racquets and I want one that feels similar to the pure aero.
if you ask my personal opinion then Head Instinct is pretty much a shameless copy of Pure Aero, or the other way around, depending who was first to the market.
Difference is that Head Instinct has a lower measured stiffness.

Another alternative might be Head Extreme, which is as well a spin machine, but the measured RA is even a tad lower than in case of Head Instinct.

Otherwise, it depends why are you leaving the Pure Aero and what are you looking in the new frame.
 

WilPro

Semi-Pro
Hi everyone!
I had been using babolat pure aero racquets and I had really liked them. But I need new racquets and I want one that feels similar to the pure aero.
You really liked them and no longer like them or what?

If you still like them, it's plain stupid to buy a new racquet. Once you find the racquet that suits you stick with it to the end of your life.
 
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