After playing with the original AeroPro Drive for several years I decided I wanted to try and find something similar, but heavier than that. The Tour was exactly what I had been looking for. Keep in mind that with the heft of this racquet, this frame might not be for everyone. I didn’t have a tough time transitioning, but you do notice the heavier swing and lesser control at the beginning. This racquet is really comfortable but I noticed a lack of feel in it at times. However, with the right strings I do not think this would pose a problem. Essentially everything with my game improved when using this- ground strokes, volleys, serves and returns were all awesome with this frame. I strung mine with a softer string after a few times of hitting with it.
I have been looking for a racquet with slightly more weight for some time now. This seemed to be the perfect switch for me after using the AeroPro Drive. I really loved how the weight of this frame added to my game. This might not be the best choice for someone who hits a flatter ball, because there is still the emphasis on the spin friendly design from the AeroPro Drive. If you are looking for something that will offer more power and spin than the AeroPro than this is your best bet. My volleys and serve improved greatly when switching to this frame because of the added control and spin. The accuracy of my shots and overall pace in general has improved as well. I strung this racquet with Wilson NXT for maxiumum spin and playability at 54lbs. I’m 45 years old and a 5.0 men’s interclub player.
The added weight and stability to this frame really did the trick for me. Awesome power with added spin on my second serves. I felt like I created great depth on my defensive shots that allowed me to get back onto the offensive side of things. When attacking the net the Tour really displayed great maneuverability and stability allowing for good contact with added control on volleys. The Pure Aero Tour really excelled for me on all areas of the court. This racquet was strung up with Wilson's Champion's Choice at 57 pounds.
Really liked the heft and weight of this frame. If you hit a flat power driven shot, this frame may not be the stick for you. This bad boy is all about the spin. Strung it up with Luxilon ALU power at 57lbs. I did manage to generate a nice bit of power but was really happy about the amount of spin & bite my ball displayed while using the Pure Aero Tour. If you really like the Pure Aero, but feel like it doesn't allow you to really plow through the ball and generate a good amount of power then try out the Tour. Glad they are making a heavier version of the Pure Aero. Did not care for the heavier Pure Drive Tour/Roddick, as much as the Aero.
Looking for something with a bit more heft, I switched from the AeroPro Drive to the new version, the Babolat Pure Aero Tour. There are very few differences and IG+笻m happy with this upgrade. The new version has a bit more weight for better plough through on shots and it seems as though the strings absorb more vibrations than before. IG+笻m mainly a baseliner, so this racquet is ideal because it allows me to hit consistently with solid depth and pace. My returns have improved and gotten a bit more powerful. I credit a good deal of the improvement to the large sweet spot. Even when IG+笻m not in perfect position, I seem to be able to make is work. My serve is a beast with this racquet. IG+笻m hitting my serves with incredible pace and accuracy. Throughout the whole match, I feel confident going back and ripping my serves. Even though I mostly am a baseliner, IG+笻ve become a little bit more comfortable testing out my serve and volley game. The maneuverability of this racquet is surprising as well. ItG+笻s still one of the weaker areas of my game, but I feel more confident, in regards to my quick reactions at the net. IG+笻m a 4.5 womenG+笻s singles player and usually compete outside on hard courts.