Pure Control Zylon 360?

Ross K

Legend
Anyone got any views, knowledge or info on this racquet.

For example, how does it compare to other Bab sticks? What's its relationship with the Pure Control Team Standard? How does it play (groundstrokes, serve, net play and touch)? Aside from learning it's from about 2001, it's weight is around 11oz, and its flex rating is 67 (which surprises me), I'm unfamiliar with it.

Now I might be able to get one of these at a reasonable price... should I bother?
 

Bottle Rocket

Hall of Fame
I think that is the racket that eventually became the Pure Storm.

Apparently it never sold too well, then they changed the PJ, then they changed the name, and now the Storm is selling like crazy.

That is a higher flex than the Pure Storm... It would really surprise me if Babolat went from flexible to more flexible, but who knows?
 

alan-n

Professional
Never really liked that racquet. It always felt somewhat unstable and required a bit of lead and still felt somewhat flimsy / plastic like. The pure storm on the other hand felt flexible and responded well, the Pure Control also felt solid... but the PC Zylon 360 should be avoided.
 

Bottle Rocket

Hall of Fame
Everything you could want to know-->

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/BPCZ/BPCZReview.html

Summary

The Pure Control Zylon 360 is a nice addition to the Babolat racquet line and one of the highest scoring review racquets to date. (It was so popular with one of our playtesters (Dan) that he has switched to the PCZ 360.) It falls into the growing category of borderline 'tweener-player racquets, favoring players who generate their own power but prefer a slightly lighter swinging frame. The Pure Control Zylon 360 also has a distinctly dampened feel for players seeking comfort in a control-oriented racquet. If you fit this profile, we encourage you to test drive one through our mail-order demo program.
 

Ross K

Legend
Excellent feedback!

Bottle Rocket,

Extremely interesting stuff about it being the Daddy of the Pure Storm, so to speak! (Babolatian scholars take note!)

alan-n,

I think you might just have convinced me to keep hold of my money! (Saying that though, I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more from others about it's likeness - or not as the case may be - to the Pure Storm...)

Many thanks guys!
 

Bottle Rocket

Hall of Fame
How much is shipping to you from the US? Ever bought or sold a racket?

I've got a PC about ready for a new home, I've got a plus version coming in the mail to try.
 

steveq81

Rookie
Ross K,

I'll jump in here with alan-n and advise you to save your money and avoid the Pure Control Zylon 360.

I would agree with his assessment on the PC Zylon. I like the Storm, but did not like the PC Zylon at all, even though on paper they would appear to be quite similar.
 

saram

Legend
I have owned and hit with this stick...and sold it within a month as well. Could not generate any spin compared to the APD. Not as solid as the PD, if you can believe that, and a little too light for volleys. I would recommend this to a 2.5-3.5 women's doubles player as it is agile and light and maneuverable. However, for a man in the 4.0-5.0 rating, this probably would not suit them.
 

Ross K

Legend
I have owned and hit with this stick...and sold it within a month as well. Could not generate any spin compared to the APD. Not as solid as the PD, if you can believe that, and a little too light for volleys. I would recommend this to a 2.5-3.5 women's doubles player as it is agile and light and maneuverable. However, for a man in the 4.0-5.0 rating, this probably would not suit them.

This racquet is beginning to sound like a complete pile of ****!... Thanks saram and others. As I said earlier, I knew next to nothing about the PCZ360 before. Now though, I'll definitely not be making a purchase.

BTW, a question for Bab scholars!

If the PCZ360 is 'the Daddy of the Pure Storm', so to speak - who's the Daddy of the Pure Control then?'
 

Ross K

Legend
How much is shipping to you from the US? Ever bought or sold a racket?

I've got a PC about ready for a new home, I've got a plus version coming in the mail to try.

Bottle Rocket,

Was going to mail you on the regular Talk Tennis email function but yours has been disabled.

Thanks for the offer. I'm very tempted! I must say, however, on balance, and although I don't actually know either the shipping costs from US to UK, or indeed how much you'd actually want for it, there are possibly too many variables and hassles (such as the distance involved and shipping process, the security of racquet, racquets grip size and other such data - I'm fussy about this and don't like them any bigger than medium... etc.) On the other hand though, this might be perfectly 'do-able'?...

Oh, I don't know!

Maybe, if you can be bothered (and I totally understand if you can't), you could find out out for me the shipping costs, the security of the shipping procedure, and mention any other relevant info (mentioned above) and email me? (Either through Talk Tennis email or rossrohan@yahoo.com)

Many thanks

Ross

BTW, if you feel it's too much hassle, etc, I do understand...

BTW2, you SURE you want a plus-sized racquet? Having been with the PD+ since the New Year, I've decided I'm not into the extra length, and the 100 " head size, due to issues... annnnyway...
 

caesar66

Professional
I used to love the pcz360, it was awesome for my game at the time. I'm using a similar weight racquet now, the k6.1team, but w/ 18x20. had no issues w/ stability and used to play some pretty big hitters. I will say that it only got better w/ lead, but I still liked it stock. I loved serving w/ it. I found it to be a slightly heavier/thinner beam pure drive (which I switched from to the pcz)
 
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