So if you aren’t excited yet about the upcoming Pure Strikes coming early 2014 from Babolat, then listen up, because there’s more coming to you from Babolat in January!
While the new Pure Strike series is aimed to appeal to players that take the first strike in the point, the new Pure Controls should be attractive to players looking for that traditional, plush feel from their racquet. This racquet has an added response for players looking for the ultimate precision combined with control. The new Pure Control series offers an answer for players with longer, faster swings. This racquet will offer you longer contact time between the ball and racquet leading to the ultimate on court control.
Fans of the Pure Storm series will find this as a natural upgrade. The new Pure Controls play a tad lighter and faster while still managing to offer the same predictability, comfort and accuracy of the Pure Storms. Seasoned topspin players will be able to ratchet up the stroke speed in order to create heavier spin. This racquet will also suit players who play off their opponents power. Look for touring pros Sam Stosur and Ryan Harrison to be making the change to the Pure Controls in 2014.
The new Pure Control also comes with a more flexible feel, a fact not lost on tender tendons and aging elbows. Compared to the Pure Storm, these new sticks are constructed with a lower density of carbon fibers. This enables the frame to absorb more shock on impact while also dampening out some of the hasher vibrations as the new Pure Controls only have 3000 carbon fibers compared to the 6000 carbon fibers that the Pure Storm series was made of.
Check out the specs we currently have:
Pure Control: Pure Control Tour:
Head Size: 98 square inches Head Size: 98 square inches
Length: 27″ Length: 27″
Weight: 10.9 oz Weight: 11.8 oz
Flex: 62 Flex: 63 flex
3 pts HL 8 points HL
Swingweight: 312 Swingweight: 310
String Pattern: 16×20 String Pattern: 16×20