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Babolat Pure Strike 16x19 Tennis Racquet DEMO RENTAL

Babolat Pure Strike tennis racquet is new for 2014 and offers the perfect balance between response and precision for ones game. New EVO-Beam hybrid construction, (mix square and elliptic), that features different thickness of the beam for less torque at ball impact and better responsiveness. X-Sider technology that increases the sweetspot by 10% to bring forgiveness on off-center hits. Response Woofer technology with new PEBAX material injected to the grommets and bumper which provides a straighter more accurate shot off the stringbed. Stabilizer technology located in the throat of the racquet for improved torsional stability at ball impact.

With a 21/23/21mm Tapered Beam and a 98 square inch headsize, this racquet provides the ultimate feel and control. The 2014 Pure Strike is a great option for intermediate to advanced players, especially for those looking for a control frame without sacrificing speed.

Midwest Sports only ships Babolat products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

Thank you for your interest in Midwest Sports Tennis Outlet's Racquet Demo Program. Delivering the racquets you want to your doorstep. Fast and simple. The program is available anywhere in the continental United States.

Program Details

Cost: Demo cost is $9.00 per racquet. Shipping includes delivery to your door and return shipping back to Midwest Sports. Demo up to 3 racquets at a time. Our program ships anywhere in the continental U.S.

String Maintenance: Each DEMO racquet will arrive to the customer with a high quality Multifilament type string. The DEMO racquet will be strung at the middle tension of the manufactures recommended tension range.

Delivered to your door!: UPS delivery takes 2-3 days to most areas. You will receive an e-mail the minute they are shipped with a tracking number. Use them for 7 days from the day you receive them. Example: Receive them on Monday, keep them until the next Monday. To return to Midwest Sports you may drop off at any UPS store or follow instructions on return label for alternate drop-off options. Simply place the label included with the demos on the box. Midwest Sports will be notified by UPS when the racquets are picked up. Please Note: Due to possible demo maintenance (re-stringing, re-gripping) prior to being shipped out, demo orders are not guaranteed to ship in the same time frame as new product orders. Occasional delays are possible, but are typically no longer than 1-2 days.

Forget to Return: In order for everyone to take advantage of the demo program we ask you return the demos after 7 days. Late fees on racquets not returned within the 7 day period are $2.00 per day per racquet, up to 7 days. If the racquets are more than 7 days late, your credit card will be charged the full price of the racquets.

    Racquet Specifications
  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.50 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
  • Balance: 13.00 in. Head Light
  • Cross Section: 21/23/21mm Tapered Beam
  • Swingweight: 314 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Syntec Feel

Review Summary (Based on 4 Reviews)


5 Stars Solid

from MI wrote (December 26, 2014):

This racket has solid feel, good spin and easy to maneuver for a heavier racket. Serves had more than enough spin, feels great and was easy to locate the serve. Ground strokes and return were easy, racket just plows through hard hitting balls. Spin was better than expected and has a soft feel and good control. Volley's is were I just loved this racket. It is heavier, but that is what felt so great. Serving and Volleying the racket just plowed through and had great pop on each and every shot. This is a great racket for those who like heavier rackets.

5 Stars Awesome!

from NJ wrote (November 25, 2014):

I'm about 4.0 player and play at least once a wk. I've used aero pro drive about 3yrs and also tried pure drive and I find this one to be the best fit for me. First, I wasn't sure about using 98 sq in which I've never used before but I figured it should make too much difference. My first swing with this racquet I hit a canon shot with no shock to my arm. It was so much powerful than my previous racquets that I had to adjust my swing. Overall, i love it !! Pro - light, powerful, excellent maneuvering ability at the net, great for power service. Con - nothing so far other than the color scheme on this racquet does not look attractive as other babolat racquet lines such as aero, pure drive, and etc.

4 Stars Good, modern baseline stick

from DC wrote (October 30, 2014):

This babo is not like others. It feels like there is a blend of Head IG in this one, as it plays more dampened than expected, but with very good power. It feels like a frame that can accept a variety of different strings without problems and it can accommodate many different playing styles. Very stable for its weight, with an impressive hoop. What I liked mostly is that you can get easy depth on all shots; the grip also feels better than what you would find in other, older racquets from the same company. I would consider this one very seriously if my game was less all-court and more baseline-based. It's weird how we now have to include a Babolat frame to our demo list, after some of the Wilson PS line sticks and most of the Head Graphene racquets have become crisp in feel !

5 Stars good overall racket

from TX wrote (June 07, 2014):

Good solid racket. I didn't like it for the 1st hour of hitting - the sweet spot felt too small & the racket felt so underpowered compared to my blade 98 & was about to give up on it. On my next outing, I was able to adjust to the feel & launch angle & it started clicking. Serves have good control & pace but not as much pop as a pure drive or blade 98. It has a nice soft, flexy feel which gave good touch & control from the baseline & net. I liked it much better than the 18X20 version which felt underpowered with a smaller sweetspot while it still had nearly as much control. I like the blend of feel while still having the ability to hit with pace. I've been going through many rackets lately (pure drive, aeropro, blade 98, yonex Ai98, babolat pure control, head speed pro, graphene radical pro) & find this racket to fit my game. This racket reminds me of my liquidmetal radical but allows me to serve much better maybe due to having a little more mass in the upper hoop.

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