The Babolat Pure Strike Project Two Zero Thread

Anyone who has hit with it how was the comfort level? Original one of the best control sticks with decent enough power I have ever hit with but was an absolute arm killer!
 
sorry I was talking about the project one zero being uncomfortable apologies if unclear, as this thread is talking about 2.0. not played with the models before that
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
sorry I was talking about the project one zero being uncomfortable apologies if unclear, as this thread is talking about 2.0. not played with the models before that
You should try the 1st Gen if you can get your hands on one. Comfort level is better than the 2nd Gen imo. It also depends on the string you use and tension.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
yes have thought about that, is the playability as good?
Depends on which one. I have the Tour version which only came out for the Gen 1. I love the plow through it gives (even though I added some lead at 12 and 3&9) and the spin. Imo it suits people who have long strokes, and the comfort level is nice, even at 65RA. Comparing it to Gen 2, that one is stiff even though it’s only 2 points higher than Gen 1. Spin level is nice but slightly hard to control. (Depends on your strokes)
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
did they change much between gens? i notice Thiem still plays with original
There are charts comparing the two Gens on Google. I’ll save you some time. The Gen1 has 21/23/21 beam thickness compare to Gen2 where it’s 21.3/23.3/21.3 which isn’t much. The Gen1 is more flexible in the throat area, as well as in the top. Comparing to Gen2, the flex is much more even tapered through out. Gen1 has a dense string spacing compared to Gen2 which has the FSI Tech to it.
 
There are charts comparing the two Gens on Google. I’ll save you some time. The Gen1 has 21/23/21 beam thickness compare to Gen2 where it’s 21.3/23.3/21.3 which isn’t much. The Gen1 is more flexible in the throat area, as well as in the top. Comparing to Gen2, the flex is much more even tapered through out. Gen1 has a dense string spacing compared to Gen2 which has the FSI Tech to it.
thanks :)
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
I regrioped my PS p17 and used it in Match play last.Nights because of this thread and I really enjoyed it I’m getting back into pure’ strike mode
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
I know right!? It was especially annoying with the original PS as it was supposedly meant to be Tsonga's - who uses 27.5" - new model, until he pulled the pin anyway.
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
I have been using up your drive 2018 for the past year as my main stick but my biggest issue with it is on the back hand side. What I mean by that is that the throat area is so small and rounded that when you go and place your non-dominant hand to get a good grip is very difficult. Whereas on the PR strike it’s very squared with sharp edges which is much much easier to get it instantly quick good grip on the non-dominant hand. And this is what makes for a great backhand. So I have re-strong my pure strike And re-gripped it with a leather grip and I will put it through the paces and try to morph into it as my main stick w and re-gripped it with a leather grip and I will put it through the paces and try to morph into it as my main stick Lets see.
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
The Strikes aren’t bad (a little empty feeling), but it’s just a whole lotta white.
I disagree out the empty feeling. I feel that it’s way more solid than any of the other sticks like the pure drive and aero.
It’s the perfect compromise between a player stick and a tween her and the string spacing is perfect not to open like the pure drive
 

TennisHound

Legend
I disagree out the empty feeling. I feel that it’s way more solid than any of the other sticks like the pure drive and aero.
It’s the perfect compromise between a player stick and a tween her and the string spacing is perfect not to open like the pure drive
Definitey agree on the string spacing
 

Phantasm

Semi-Pro
If you strung you’d know.
I do string only personally though. I do find the Center dots/markings at the top of the head very convenient and nice to have. I just don't see the use of a full line through the whole frame like at the bottom of the head and the throat just for stringing purposes though...
 

JG0185

New User
@Russell Jiang
Do you have any more pictures of upcoming racquets from Head, Tecnifibre or Wilson? (Radical, New T flash series or a new Wilson Blade) Thanks for your contribution to the threads :)
 

KluddKalle

Rookie
Being a fan of the design of both the original Pure Strike and the 2017 version I have to say that I really hope that the design we can se in the pics here is not the final one. Of course it’s hard to tell anything from a pic but it’s looks like one of Babolat budget racquets.
 

amc1787

New User
Does anyone have a sense of specs or release date? Similar to the current iteration of rackets/ fall 2019?
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Seems like you switch as much as I do @danbrenner. I went from the Liquidmetal Instinct Tour XL -> Pure Drive -> VCORE 95. I love the 95, so I might stay with it, but I just sold some old rackets and bought a Blade 98 CV (18x20). What is your current ranking of best frames you've played with?
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
Seems like you switch as much as I do @danbrenner. I went from the Liquidmetal Instinct Tour XL -> Pure Drive -> VCORE 95. I love the 95, so I might stay with it, but I just sold some old rackets and bought a Blade 98 CV (18x20). What is your current ranking of best frames you've played with?
Yes. I love trying out whatever I feel will fill a void in my game. And it’s fun. New toys for big boys.
Pure drive. Then pure strike. Then Primce beast 100. Then some yonexes
The pute strine I’m going to try a different string set up. And see it a closed 8 main pattern can help or hurt my game. We’ll see
Then I will demo the PDVS. Should be excellent. I’m excited and will report back with new findings.
 
My son playtested the new pure strike line in september last year.
He told me that they had two or three different paintjobs that the playtesters had to comment on.
One of them was the colourway shown above.
One of them looked almost the same except it had a zebra-like colourway on one side of the head.
How did he find the comfort level?
 
I don’t know if I’m the first one notice that Thiem is actually playing with the upcoming new pure strike right now. I just noticed from a picture today, and I go back to Australia open’s images and noticed he started testing new strike since then. The key part is the end of the bumper guard. The new strike has a unique shape at the end of it.



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beltsman

Legend
Is he really? That would be shocking.

Then again, it is Thiem. He is always tweaking equipment and strings rather than his actual play.
 

Fairhit

Semi-Pro
I don’t know if I’m the first one notice that Thiem is actually playing with the upcoming new pure strike right now. I just noticed from a picture today, and I go back to Australia open’s images and noticed he started testing new strike since then. The key part is the end of the bumper guard. The new strike has a unique shape at the end of it.



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So, he endorses the P17 and had not played with it at all? He went from the original Pure Strike under a P17 pj to a new unreleased PS under the same pj but in between he never actually used the P17?
 

haqq777

Legend
So, he endorses the P17 and had not played with it at all? He went from the original Pure Strike under a P17 pj to a new unreleased PS under the same pj but in between he never actually used the P17?
Yeah I was thinking the same thing, lol. Btw, technically he endorses the 2016 Pure Strike 98 18x20. The P17 is 16x19. But I know you meant the second gen Pure Strike PJ.
 

netlets

Semi-Pro
Babolat rep just said they are releasing a Wimbledon Pure Strike this year - so it doesn’t make sense that the new PS will be released after that. My friend said he saw the Wimbledon version - I didn’t see it.
 
Babolat rep just said they are releasing a Wimbledon Pure Strike this year - so it doesn’t make sense that the new PS will be released after that. My friend said he saw the Wimbledon version - I didn’t see it.
TO be fair they did this with pure aero last year, easy money for a racket that will be half it’s price in a couple of months.
 

Fairhit

Semi-Pro
TO be fair they did this with pure aero last year, easy money for a racket that will be half it’s price in a couple of months.
I think you are absolutely right, in a tennis shop around my home there's a Wimby PS17 and the owner is selling it for 150, I think they are getting the most of a frame that has it's hours counted.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
I actually like the Wilbledon colour way of the strike, and it has been a success for Babolat, but quite a few players that I've either worked with or colleagues have been complaining about the wrist pain. Many of these have switched to a Yonex E Zone as a result.
 
What’s everyone’s RA predictions for the new model? If they can get it within a point of DR98 I would have a hard time not picking it up!
 

paulfisher

New User
Looking at the pictures the racquet shown appears to be a 16x19 pattern based on number of string holes. However, based on string hole spacing the pattern looks to be mains skip 7 and 9 instead of the PO7 pattern of skipping only 8 mains. Anyone have any information on this? Is Babolat changing the PS pattern like they did the Pure Drive after the 2015 model? They are also changing the woofer setup (no more big loops in the throat.)
 
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