Updated with a new dampening technology, the Pure Strike 18x20 3rd Gen is ideal for experienced players, especially if they crave a rock solid feel at impact combined with the surgical and laser-like precision of a traditional 18x20 string pattern.
Like the previous generation, the Pure Strike 18x20 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 stick also has FSI Power technology which features wider spacing between the upper cross strings for slightly 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. The upshot is an even more dampened feel than the previous generation with slightly better pocketing.
On groundstrokes, this racket's low-powered precision provides big hitters with the freedom to attack the ball without fear of over-hitting. It also packs a higher swingweight than the previous generation, which means it plows through the ball more effectively, and it doesn't get pushed around when your opponent's pace goes up.
Although the 330+RDC swingweight is demanding, the extra mass comes in handy when redirecting the pace of a big first serve, volleying against heavy power or driving the ball through the court. You'll also have plenty of touch for dropping the ball short.
Finally, with this racket's low-powered precision, aggressive servers will have the license to swing big and select ambitious targets.
All in all, the Pure Strike 18x20 3rd Gen is perfect for the player who wants the undeniable precision and feel of a classic player's racket. The higher swingweight provides a nice bonus to those in search of stability.
|Head Size:||98 in² / 632 cm²|
|Length:||27in / 68,5cm|
|Strung Weight:||323g / 11,4oz|
|Balance:||33,02cm / 4 pts HL|
|Unstrung Balance:||32cm/7 pts HL|
|Beam Width:||21mm / 23mm / 21mm|
|Grip Type:||Babolat Syntec Team|
|String Pattern:||18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
|Tension:||22-26kg / 50-59lb|
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