Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest


Update: I asked someone here at TT what kind of set-up would work for me with the Strike, as I was continually launching groundstrokes and volleys long. The advice was that having gut in the mains was going to make it jumpy. So I took the advice to put Element in the mains and NRG2 in the crosses.

I played my first match with the new hybrid set-up in the Strike. Tension at 48.

It was perfect. I didn't miss any shots long that didn't fly long for a legitimate reason. My drop shots and slices didn't go too deep. And *no DFs all night despite serving first!*

My elbow was sore afterward, but not more so than usual, and it is fine today.

The string guru who gave me this great advice can come take a bow if he wants. I'm very happy with the racket and the strings. I think I'll keep it and make it my main frame.