Babolat Pure Strike Tour 16x19 Tennis Racket
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With the Tour model, Babolat adds a more advanced player's racket to the Pure Strike 3rd Gen family. At 340 grams strung and boasting a 330+RDC swingweight, this stick is ideal for the experienced player who wants stability and plow-through. This stick has the same spin-friendly precision of Pure Strike 16x19, but the extra mass, while more challenging to swing, results in a heavier, more powerful ball. Like other members of the Pure Strike family, this racket has a hybrid frame construction (called Control Frame Technology), which blends the control and feel of square beam with the speed and dynamism of a modern elliptical beam. This racket also has FSI Power technology which features wider spacing between the upper cross strings for easier access to spin and pace. New to this frame is C2 Pure Feel, a material technology that combines cortex with a uniquely flexible viscoelastic rubber at 3/9 o'clock for added comfort and dwell time. From the baseline, the Pure Strike Tour doesn't get pushed around when your opponent's pace goes up. It feels wonderfully solid at impact, and it has the potential to generate dangerous levels of power and spin. Experienced players with sound mechanics will have the needed mass to send a simple block or outstretched flick deep into opposing territory. At net, the Pure Strike feels solid when redirecting higher levels of pace, and there is plenty of touch for hitting droppers and sharp angles. The extra mass also comes in handy on service returns where this stick feels very stable on blocks, chips and counterpunches. Aggressive servers who can get this stick moving fast will find the spin and precision to work the corners of the service box with pace. Ultimately, while the Pure Strike Tour is a demanding racket, it provides experienced players with the ability to hit a very precise and heavy ball.