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.
From the company that has launched some of the most famous graphite racquets in tennis history comes four classics.
Remember that original Precision Response?? Patrick Rafter’s weapon of choice as he crashed the net like a maniac in the late 90s? Gunmetal red with the Double Bridge vibration dampening system that was the precursor to the Triple Threat Warrior. Yea, that one…it’s back, and better than ever!
Featuring the same specs as the original (97 sq. in. headsize, 11.9 oz strung, 6 pts HL, 70 RA, and a swingweight of 322), taking it to the courts is a trip back in time to the good ol’ days, when racquets were heavy, super head light and weren’t bogged down by fancy technology. It’s rock solid, stable, and offers incredible precision and feel, and now with a new paintjob for the new millennium!
This fall, Prince is introducing seven models with super open string patterns. Using its new Extreme String Pattern technology, or “ESP,” Prince is seizing on the trend toward spin-friendly string patterns. Claiming that this ESP technology will add 30% more spin to your game, Prince is helping players gain a higher net clearance for consistency and heavier shots to penetrate the court with these ESP racquets. The open pattern allows the strings to stretch farther before snapping back with great force and loading the ball with extra RPMs.
This ESP technology is coming to the Warrior, Premier and Tour family of racquets. When I asked Chris what his initial thoughts of the new ESP racquets were, he said, “I think the thing that sets them apart from other spin racquets is that EXO3 and ESP seem to amplify each other. The result is a very soft and forgiving stringbed that is also very lively. Obviously they are very spin-friendly, too, but they can also make even the stiffest poly feel pretty soft and lively.”