Pure Aero 2019

tacotuesday

New User
I may be late to the game, but I bought a Pure Aero not too long ago in 2020 and so far, it feels too pushy. It does not feel solid enough compared to the aero pro drive of 2010. It feels very dampened in my opinion, which I guess to me is hard to control. Any customization tips y'all can think of that might help? For reference, my APD is strung with solinco outlast and my PA is strung with wilson revolve. Thanks in advance!!
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
ppl here either hate the 2019 pure aero compared to the APDs or they absolutely love it. you won't find a middle ground.
 

tacotuesday

New User
darn. I was hoping there would be a middle ground. So far I played with it, it has been alright. Thanks for your insight! I’m leaning towards the hate but still on the middle. Just trying to play with it as I bought it.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
I have the 2013 APD, as well as the 2019 Pure Aero. The Pure Aero that you have is an awesome racket. Not sure what the issue is, but it is one of the best Aero, imo. You might want to tinker with different strings to see if you can have the control that you desire.
 
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tacotuesday

New User
Possibly! I will look into it. Thank you for your advice. Do you use vibration dampeners or no? I find that stringing at higher tensions gives it a slightly close feel to the APD 2010 and no vibration or not as much in my opinion.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Possibly! I will look into it. Thank you for your advice. Do you use vibration dampeners or no? I find that stringing at higher tensions gives it a slightly close feel to the APD 2010 and no vibration or not as much in my opinion.
I use the dampener on all my frames because I don’t like the pingy sounds at contact. What you are probably experiencing is the Pure Aero’s feel of more open string pattern compared to your APD, so stringing a couple of pounds tighter might help with the feel that you are seeking. Also, I agree that the Pure Aero 2019 version has more solid feel with very little to no vibration.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
I found it to play best with the deadest string you can find and stringing lower than usual. I'm using tier one black knight/ghost wire at 50 lbs with 8g in the handle and a babolat custom damp.

After trying hundreds of rackets in the last 15 years, i firmly believe it's the best stick ever made. Only downside is that it eats strings. My previous poly lasted 4.5 hours until breaking. The tier one setup above lasts me about 10 hours until it goes completely dead, but it doesn't break at least
 
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ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
used all iterations of APD/PA.
currently using the latest version PA+. i would start adding some weight at 12. start off with 2g and try it from there. i echo @snoflewis statements on finding the deadest of poly. i'm using pros pro strategem 8 1.30 which is a 'clone' of rpm blast. i've debated going to 1.33 to tame the power but i'm ok with restringing every 6-8 hours
 

jrmitch21

New User
Currently playing with both APD+ 2013 and PA+2019. I have customized my PA with 2x3g at 12 and added a leather grip with an overgrip. I alternate between either full bed of ALU Power @51 or Hybrid with Alu in mains and VS in cross both at 51lbs. I always play with a dampener as my ears do not tolerate the pinging. I rotate between my PA and APD often when hitting if I feel strings are losing feel. If I had a choice between the two I prefer the 2013 APD+ both are great racquets so you can't go wrong with the PA it just takes a little tweaking. I am experimenting with other brands through demos as I have been with the APD/Aero line since the original and looking to see if I can possible find a similar playing racquet with a softer feel.
 
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