Pure Storm Ltd vs Pure Storm Ltd GT (SwingWeight)

GiveMeGut

New User
I recently picked up an original Pure Storm Ltd. Strung its 330 grams, 10 points HL, and the swing weight feels way too low. I was looking at the original and the new GT version on TW's website and the new GT version has a higher swing weight than the original, 313 vs 305, although the weight and balance are similar on both. For those who have hit with both, does the new GT version swing heavier? Or are the different swing weights just manufacturing variances. The one I have is going to need a lot of lead tape just to to make it playable.
 

Zeb

New User
I have the new PSL GT and also the old version. I think the lower SW made the older version feel too flimsy whereas the increase in SW in the new GT version makes it more stable and gives it better plow through. I did sell off the old version for that reason.

Now, to get the most out of this new GT version of the PSL you really have to add some lead as it is still light in stock form - well for me anyway.

So I've added lead at 3 and 9 and 12 total 9 grams in equal amounts. To maintain the head light balance I've added 5 grams to the buttcap and two babolat VS grips which adds another 8 grams.

So my stock weight of 335g has gone up to 351grams and the head is very stable against volleys (high twistweight) and the spin is great due to the lead at 12.

Overall the racket feels great for the arm as it is still flexy and thin beamed, and the SW is probably in the region of 320 which adds good plow through.

Most importnantly for me though is that the feel of the racket is still there and that really helps to get to know what your racket is doing when you swing and make contact with the ball.

So the key to this racket working well and to counter the underpowerness of it is to add lead to the head (whatever amounts you're comfortable with) and to get some good multifilaments strings strung at the lower end - say Technifibre X-1 Biphase 17g 52-55lbs tension.
 

ClubHoUno

Banned
same as me zeb! but i add more lead where the handle finishes, total 360 grams :)
I've just added 1.5 gram to my PSL GT's @ 10, 12 & 2 insider the grommet and on top of that added a Babolat Super Head Protection tape so my leadtape is well hidden and then added 3 gradm lead at the top of the grip under som electrical finish tape and put an overgrip on top of that.

Then I had them strung with VS 17,. NATTY GUT mains @ 27 kg and VS 16 NATTY GUT crosses @ 28 kg and installed a bunch of Babolat Elastocross stringsavers to stiffen the stringbed further and AVOID string movement and let me tell you that these frames play like heaven.
 

0d1n

Hall of Fame
I've just added 1.5 gram to my PSL GT's @ 10, 12 & 2 insider the grommet and on top of that added a Babolat Super Head Protection tape so my leadtape is well hidden and then added 3 gradm lead at the top of the grip under som electrical finish tape and put an overgrip on top of that.

Then I had them strung with VS 17,. NATTY GUT mains @ 27 kg and VS 16 NATTY GUT crosses @ 28 kg and installed a bunch of Babolat Elastocross stringsavers to stiffen the stringbed further and AVOID string movement and let me tell you that these frames play like heaven.

Why put the thinner strings in the mains where they take most of the abuse and decrease durability ???
 
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