The Babolat Pure Strike Project Two Zero Thread

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.)
no they are not changing the mold or string spacing as far as I know.
the above pic is actually a new pure strike 100. check the current ps 100 and you'll see the drilling is the same :)
 
I'd be very surprised if - even if it's not in fact virtually the same frame - the RA is any more than one or two points lower at most.
Why would Babolat bother to go to the trouble of dropping the RA one or two points? Hardly seems worth it. It will either be significantly softer - four to six points lower - or it will be the same as the current one.
 
I think it will be virtually the same racquet; however, as they apparently did with the latest PA and PD, they will possibly attempt to make the racquet slightly more flexible, while spending as little as possible to do so.
 

Thiem’s new string set up on IW. No RPM rough anymore instead is a white unknown string. Also he’s having way less lead on racket this time.


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Same strings as Basha to help him gain more flat power?
Everything is unknown right now. He’s probably the only one on the tour using the upcoming new strike. And even him is still trying new weight and string set up in order to fits the new racquet properly. I don’t see it’s a good move for him though based on his poor performance in 2019 season. Not gonna be surprised at all if he switched back to his original pure strike later lol


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Everything is unknown right now. He’s probably the only one on the tour using the upcoming new strike. And even him is still trying new weight and string set up in order to fits the new racquet properly. I don’t see it’s a good move for him though based on his poor performance in 2019 season. Not gonna be surprised at all if he switched back to his original pure strike later lol


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Sadly Thiem is never as good as his Head days
 
Well i heard Felix Alliasame is using full bed rpm rough on his PA VS and see how good he’s being this year? There’s nothing bad on that string, just if it suits your game or not.


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Nope still sucks. Ryan Harrison dabbled with it for a little it too.... look where he ended up. FAA is stuck because he has to use a Babolat string and their picks of the litter all blow

FAA would be top 25 if he used a real string. Like ALU Power or Wilson Sensation.
 
Nope still sucks. Ryan Harrison dabbled with it for a little it too.... look where he ended up. FAA is stuck because he has to use a Babolat string and their picks of the litter all blow

FAA would be top 25 if he used a real string. Like ALU Power or Wilson Sensation.
Based on what I heard Ryan Harrison uses pro hurricane tour not rpm rough although they both yellow. And Felix Alliasame uses rpm Blast and VS gut hybrid he just switched to RPM rough this year. All of them are Babolat products, so there’s nothing like you said Babolat forces players to use Babolat strings. Sock, muguruza and tsonga uses LXN as well but they all Babolat players. Professional players knows what’s gonna improve their game better than you do lol


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Based on what I heard Ryan Harrison uses pro hurricane tour not rpm rough although they both yellow. And Felix Alliasame uses rpm Blast and VS gut hybrid he just switched to RPM rough this year. All of them are Babolat products, so there’s nothing like you said Babolat forces players to use Babolat strings. Sock, muguruza and tsonga uses LXN as well but they all Babolat players. Professional players knows what’s gonna improve their game better than you do lol


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It he switched to RPM Rough to get more spin then there were better options.

The Talk Tennis members here spent *countless* hours testing HEAD Velocity MLT. Maybe he could have mad a hybrid of that and Tour Bite Soft?
 
Just let you know Thiem got his highest career ranking, got into one grand slam final and two atp 1000 masters finals, and won all of his 11 career titles with Babolat


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with the Head frame he climbed to get the deal on a Babolat frame that is virtually a copy of his Idol`s past Head Stick
I posted a picture in the past to show the replica they managed from Muster`s head from the late 80 to early 90s

So far no player in the mens except Nadal has shown consistency with any Babolat stick. However Nadal is a rare beast and stage queen.
 
with the Head frame he climbed to get the deal on a Babolat frame that is virtually a copy of his Idol`s past Head Stick
I posted a picture in the past to show the replica they managed from Muster`s head from the late 80 to early 90s

So far no player in the mens except Nadal has shown consistency with any Babolat stick. However Nadal is a rare beast and stage queen.
Haha looks like you like Head a lot but hey you can say whatever you want to say I’m not make any comments besides some player equipment facts


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A nah sorry I like all racquets for different purposes but can never master any Babolat like Nadal does or as a matter of fact no one can.

I use a Yonex btw but 18yo rookie Bianca Andreescu using a Head bageled and breadsticked another Spanish Babolat darling Muguruza today

Thiem might have switched to a different string and seems to be getting more depth with this setup than before but Thiem is Thiem
can be hot or cold like he has shown for the last 3 years. It could be a string compound like Basha uses? that few use to get the penetration he gets
while the excessive spin Thiem produces could keep the balls in the court more than Nikoloz does so win win but we shall see.
 
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Who has shown the consistency of Novak, Rafa, or Roger with the following sticks in recent years? ...

Yonex, Prince, Volkl, Tecnifibre, Dunlop Srixon

Perhaps Rafa shows great consistency with Babolat because he is significantly better that any of the other players using Babolat.
 
Who has shown the consistency of Novak, Rafa, or Roger with the following sticks in recent years? ...

Yonex, Prince, Volkl, Tecnifibre, Dunlop Srixon

Perhaps Rafa shows great consistency with Babolat because he is significantly better that any of the other players using Babolat.
To be clearer who has shown any consistency of Rafas standard using a modern non box beam frame?

but to answer your Brand query above Ferrer and Bryan Brothers have been very consistent with Prince
Although not the specimens of the top 3 Medvedev is showing consistency with Tecnifibre as is one
dimensional players like Anderson with Dunlop. Yonex also used by Stan who before the knee operation
has done very well. Youngsters like Shapo and Nishioka (serious knee op injury) now Hurczacs is doing well
knocking out japanese player Nishikori (should be using a yonex :) and others. Coric beat Fed twice with
a Yonex even with and a WTA top 300 Forehand beat him in a Final on grass serving well and consistently
pushing the ball like an lower version of Djokovic.
In the past Hewitt, Navratilova, Rios and others did well with Yonex but Volkl is a good as WTAs L. Siegmund
who I dislike to a high degree with all her sheenanigans and cheap street worker dress code.
 
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To be clearer who has shown any consistency of Rafas standard using a modern non box beam frame?
But if most people are to be believed, there are only three Male players that have actually shown consistly high levels of success on the tour over the past 10 years. They are Novak, Rafa, and Roger.

It doesn't make sense that all three of them would sign Big Endorsement Deals with the same Manufacturer. So Rafa and Roger stick with what they used from a young age. And Novak jumped off Wilson to Head for the big $$$ because Roger was already with Wilson.

Rafa signed a couple of very long term deals with Babolat for big $$$. But I don't believe there was any technical reason why he could not have jumped to Head and still have been as successful ... as long as he remained with the 100 hoop. (IIRC, he was testing Head racquets a couple of years back.)

It could be argued that the rest of the players haven't shown much consistency at all and probably would have ended up with similar records regardless of what they were using.
 
But if most people are to be believed, there are only three Male players that have actually shown consistly high levels of success on the tour over the past 10 years. They are Novak, Rafa, and Roger.
You are still forgetting Ferrer and even Birdick 2 very consistent players until recently featured heavily in the top 10.
Thiem, Nishikori, Zverev are also top 10 guys who show good consistency just not winning Slams yet and Stan is also
very consistent.

Until recently Ferrer and Birdys fates have turned for the worse after getting married or injury
and in Ferrets case going to Babolat then Wilson sent him on a quick spiraling hole.

It doesn't make sense that all three of them would sign Big Endorsement Deals with the same Manufacturer. So Rafa and Roger stick with what they used from a young age. And Novak jumped off Wilson to Head for the big $$$ because Roger was already with Wilson.
Agreed but Novak basically used his old Wilson with a Head PJ as well transitioning into the Head which basically are traditional box beam like frames

Rafa signed a couple of very long term deals with Babolat for big $$$. But I don't believe there was any technical reason why he could not have jumped to Head and still have been as successful ... as long as he remained with the 100 hoop. (IIRC, he was testing Head racquets a couple of years back.)
It could be argued that the rest of the players haven't shown much consistency at all and probably would have ended up with similar records regardless of what they were using.[/QUOTE]

Nadal helped design the Babolat APD original to suit his game and his style suits that frame like a weapon
yes he tried some weird head with funny gadgets on the throat but didnt like them and he better than anyone
to know what will bring him success so much so he lets no one mod his frames like the rest of the guys do with P1.

Nadal is the most consistent unorthodox genius to ever have wielded a modern frame and yes he would have been
successful in actually any sports but the fact is the difficult properties of the APD compliment his game no head does.
Federer or Novak would not stand a chance using the APD and have the same consistency. Nadal is a freak
 
I cannot wait for the new Pure Strike, hugely impressed with the frame although not really sure what theyre going to do with it apart from a new paint job and slightly smoother lines perhaps? Please post more photos when you can guys! Cheers
 
that makes it intriguing then, unlike top players to switch so he must really like this one and that masters win was very impressive, maybe it is more arm friendly then the current one
 
How's this paintjob?

Ok, if they decide to go with that white low cost look instead of this beauty, i will be shocked.

If you look at this paint job and the pure drive VS paint job, you can tell that babolat is doing a great job on the look of their rackets. Shame they don't do such a good job on making a softer frame.
 
Ok, if they decide to go with that white low cost look instead of this beauty, i will be shocked.

If you look at this paint job and the pure drive VS paint job, you can tell that babolat is doing a great job on the look of their rackets. Shame they don't do such a good job on making a softer frame.
They aren’t going for that PJ. The PJ was the PJ for the PSV2/PO7 before they decided to go with the white. They are continuing with the white PJ which I like. I would like it even better if it was black with the PSV3.
 
They aren’t going for that PJ. The PJ was the PJ for the PSV2/PO7 before they decided to go with the white. They are continuing with the white PJ which I like. I would like it even better if it was black with the PSV3.
Too bad. The PO7 white is very beautifull, but this "PS19" white paint job is horrible. Maybe they decided to homage the French flag, but the result is not good.
 
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