The Babolat Pure Strike Project Two Zero Thread

#51
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!
 
#53
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

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#54
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

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#56
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

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#58
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.
 
#59
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 :)
 
#65
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
 
#72
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.
 
#73
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
 
#75
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
 
#77
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...
 
#82
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.
 
#85
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?
 
#86
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.
 
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