Question for Jason

TW Staff

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Ohhh boy. Dread it. Run from it. I knew this question would arrive all the same.

Let me first start by saying they both play pretty similarly. They're both similarly spec'd Pure Strikes afterall. But my personal Pure Strike is modified with a bit of lead tape.

What I noticed with this new version is that it has a bit more power. My shots were more flighty. Shots that I anticipated going in would land 1 foot long. But in the same vein, I was putting shots away easier.

The biggest, most noticeable difference was the feel. The newer Pure Strike feels more dampened. I do feel slightly disconnected from my shots; not knowing exactly where on the stringbed the ball is hitting. The previous PS, my PS, is more responsive and gives more feedback.

OK, so which one do I prefer? Because I love the feeling of being really connected to my shots, I'd have to go with the 2nd gen Pure Strike.

But I think it comes down to feel preference. So if you're a player that likes using a dampener or a softer more muted feel, then go with the 3rd gen Pure Strike because it's still one hell of a stick.

Jason, TW
 

MrMustard

New User
Thanks Jason that’s a great comparison and very honest! I kind of gathered you liked the previous version better and commented on that in another thread. I use the project one 7 myself and haven’t yet found anything I like better. Trying the gravity pro and love the feel on it but I play better tennis with the strike.

Jason if you don’t mind me asking what’s the specs on your modified one 7?
 

MrMustard

New User
Ohhh boy. Dread it. Run from it. I knew this question would arrive all the same.

Let me first start by saying they both play pretty similarly. They're both similarly spec'd Pure Strikes afterall. But my personal Pure Strike is modified with a bit of lead tape.

What I noticed with this new version is that it has a bit more power. My shots were more flighty. Shots that I anticipated going in would land 1 foot long. But in the same vein, I was putting shots away easier.

The biggest, most noticeable difference was the feel. The newer Pure Strike feels more dampened. I do feel slightly disconnected from my shots; not knowing exactly where on the stringbed the ball is hitting. The previous PS, my PS, is more responsive and gives more feedback.

OK, so which one do I prefer? Because I love the feeling of being really connected to my shots, I'd have to go with the 2nd gen Pure Strike.

But I think it comes down to feel preference. So if you're a player that likes using a dampener or a softer more muted feel, then go with the 3rd gen Pure Strike because it's still one hell of a stick.

Jason, TW
Thanks Jason that’s a great comparison and very honest! I kind of gathered you liked the previous version better and commented on that in another thread. I use the project one 7 myself and haven’t yet found anything I like better. Trying the gravity pro and love the feel on it but I play better tennis with the strike.

Jason if you don’t mind me asking what’s the specs on your modified one 7?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
The Gravity racquets have been my favorite Head racquets in a long time! It's not available in the States (and I don't know why), but the Gravity Tour is amazing. Pretty much like the Pure Strike Project One7. It's a little more user friendly than the Gravity Pro, in my opinion.

I have my P17 racquets weighted up to 11.6 ounces at 6 points head light. I added most of the weight in the handle, under the replacement grip and a little bit at 3 and 9 o'clock. Swingweight is around 322. These are strung specs.
 

MrMustard

New User
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The Gravity racquets have been my favorite Head racquets in a long time! It's not available in the States (and I don't know why), but the Gravity Tour is amazing. Pretty much like the Pure Strike Project One7. It's a little more user friendly than the Gravity Pro, in my opinion.

I have my P17 racquets weighted up to 11.6 ounces at 6 points head light. I added most of the weight in the handle, under the replacement grip and a little bit at 3 and 9 o'clock. Swingweight is around 322. These are strung specs.
Awesome ! I have put leather grips on my strikes. With that plus an over grip and a strip of Babolat super tape at the top they come in at 333grams exactly. Guesstimate swing weight of around 332. They play like a dream though. Still quick through the air.

As I said I love the feel of the gravity pro but the one 7 just brings out my best tennis and at moment I find it easier to play with. Gonna put more hours on the gravity and see how it goes.

Seriously considering just buying a third strike one 7 before the stock is sold and they gone for good.

Sorry long post !
 
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