So I got the new blade V7 like a month ago since I’m working for Wilson this summer. For people who know me, I’m a Babolat guy since young (actually I’m more like a pure control/ pure strike guy lol) and my racket of choice is still original pure strike 2014. I tried the project one7 for decent half a year when it came out. Good racket for sure but not as good as the 2014 (most people like the P17 better than 2014 though). Tried the recently popular Pure Aero VS, still, great racket and very fun to play but probably not the best option if I wanna win I tournament. Then this summer I have this chance working for Wilson and playtest the new Blade V7. I had some experience with blade before. When I about to went to college I was deciding between blade 2013 (black n silver one) and original pure strike (black n red one) and ended up with the strike. 2013 blade was also my first blade experience (as a guy born in 1995 sorry didn’t try older blade before lol) then 2015 blade is slightly better than 2013 version in my opinion. Hate the CV version, and the new blade V7, I gotta day, I really considering switching to it. It is that good. The only thing bothers me it’s that the spin is not as good as my old pure strikes. My blade V7 is 16/19 (same as my pure strike) and it is probably the tightest 16/19 on the market. But the feel and control is phenomenal. Since my pure strike 2014 is kinda old and hard to find new grommets, I’m seriously thinking about switching to the new blade. Have two tournaments coming so that will decide if I switch or not. Btw I did play with the new pure strike 2020 as well but not for too long. (However it feels better than the everyone’s favorite P17 in my hand) So I’m also thinking about give the new strike some time when it becomes wifey available. At the end, my blade V7 specs are: 324g strung weight, 333mm strung balance, and 326 strung SW. I’m a 4.5 guy with two hand backhand.
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