Pure Storm GT current production equivalent?

graycrait

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I started playing with a couple of these and like them. As I only have experience with Pure Control 95 and Pure Storm 95 LTD GT+ prior to these 98" 16x20 Pure Storm GTs I was wondering if any current production Bablolats are a direct offspring of the Pure Storm GT? Pure Aero VS is 16x20 98" but the frame geometry is quite different. The Pure Strike 18x20 3rd Gen is sort of similar in frame profile, but 18x20.
 

socallefty

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Pure Strike VS Tour released a couple of years ago is probably the closest in terms of mold. You could also try the Pure Strike Tour Gen 3 which plays similar to some of those older models especially strung with low-power strings or higher tensions.
 

WYK

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The closest thing to one in a modern production racquet is likely the PS97. Some of the Dunlops and Prestige MPs from the time are similar(as they should be, they are what Babolat were copying).
To find something similar there's the TW similar racquets tool(though admittedly the feel is more than simple specs). Good luck, bud. It's a good stick. I used the Aero Storm for years myself.
 

etd

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I started playing with a couple of these and like them. As I only have experience with Pure Control 95 and Pure Storm 95 LTD GT+ prior to these 98" 16x20 Pure Storm GTs I was wondering if any current production Bablolats are a direct offspring of the Pure Storm GT? Pure Aero VS is 16x20 98" but the frame geometry is quite different. The Pure Strike 18x20 3rd Gen is sort of similar in frame profile, but 18x20.
Do you have the Pure Storm GT or the Pure Storm Tour GT?
 

graycrait

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@etd , I have 2 Pure Storm GTs and 1 Pure Storm 95 LTD GT+. My PS GTs are 98" 16x20 and both weigh about 11.2 or about 319g with syn grip and 1 OG. I'm on the hunt for a 27.5" PS GT Tour+ as well. I think the PS GT plays nicely at 325 grams with some Blue Tac in the butt of the racket. I may try and snag a PS GT Tour standard length. This is my first foray into 98" straight beam Babolats, discounting the 95" PSLTD GT+ and a pair of Pure Control 95+'s I have. I have a decent pile of 330-360g rackets and I am really liking these narrow beamed flexible 98" 320g 16x20 Babolats.

So many rackets, so little time. I recently gave 22 rackets to Goodwill and I am sure I don't miss a single one because I can't recall the make or model of any of those. I recently was on a "tear" for Head Rad OS's but once I got my Prince 107G and these two PS GTs, the air has left my sails for the Rad OS's, except for my Bumble Bee and IG Youtek.
 

etd

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I have a store in my area that has a new Pure Storm GT in a 4 3/8 grip. I never tried the Pure Storm GT, but I did try the Pure Storm Tour GT. It is a nice racquet, and as you know, it is used by Pete Sampras.

On paper, the closest racquet to a Pure Storm GT in terms of specs is the Head Gravity MP.
 

McGradey

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Just treated my PSGT to a leather grip and some fresh strings. With lead it’s around my preferred Blade 18x20 spec: 340g, 330SW, 32cm balance.

Cant wait to hit with the red devil again!
 

graycrait

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Oh snap, forgot to update. I have four more "straight" PS GTs coming and picked up two PS GT Tours, so at age 66 probably won't have to worry about finding a "current production" racket before I have to go super over sized:)
 
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Humbi_HTX

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I recently got to hit with a newer generation PS97, and that would be closer in feel to the AeroStorm because the frame is a little stiffer, however the PS is more headlight and the string pattern on the AStorm is more open similar to the APD. The PStorm has more flex than the AStorm but not as much as a CX200, the Pro Kennex 5G has less flex but the string pattern more similar to the PStorm and I would strongly recommend to try one, the Pk 5G is a great frame and still in production.
 
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