Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racquet

Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racquet
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Babolat Pure Strike tennis racquet offers the perfect balance between response and precision for ones game. EVO-Beamhybrid 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 dense 18x20 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. This 18x20 Pure Strike is a great option for intermediate to advanced players, especially for those looking for that player oriented control frame without sacrificing speed.

For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:
  • Durability: Babolat RPM Blast
  • Playability: Babolat Xcel

    Racquet Specifications
  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.40 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 66
  • Balance: 12.875 in. Head Light (5pts)
  • Cross Section: 21/23/21mm Tapered Beam
  • Swingweight: 325 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 18x20
  • Grip: Syntec Feel


Evo Beam

Babolat Evo Beam

Unique frame thickness that gives the racquet less torque at ball contact, creating a livelier clean response

X-Sider Technology

Babolat X-Sider Technology

Babolat’s X-Sider frame shape increases the sweetspot by 10% allowing for better forgiveness on off-centered hits.

Response Woofer

Babolat Response Woofer

Babolat’s Response Woofer is new material in the Woofer Grommet System called PEBEX, improves performance and energy restitution.

Stabilizer Technology

Babolat Stabilizer Technology

Babolat’s stabilizer technology, blends a square beam with an elliptical beam creating a hybrid frame construction for more responsiveness at impact.


Great control

5 Stars

alfredoec4 from SC on 10/5/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Nice racquet!

Great Players Stick

4 Stars

Rob Williams jr from PA on 10/3/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

A very nice stick, with great control and plenty of pop on ground strokes and serves.I am a senior player (4.5), Been using a Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 18x20 for 6 years. This pure strike plays very similar,but has more control on touch shots and is 0.4 oz. lighter strung,which makes it quicker. I use Gosen 18g synthectic gut @ 57lbs

Great control and plenty of spin and power

5 Stars

ZL from CA on 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I previously bought the pure strike 100 for my 12-year-old son who competes in SoCal junior tournaments, he really likes the feel of pure strike compare to pure aero he used before, which has too much power but not enough control. However the 100 size is too light as he playes against the top ranked junior and adults who hit heavier shots so I had to add weight to the 100 racquets. The 18x20 pure strike has the perfect combination of weight, balance, control, spin and power for him!! He can swing fast with confident on serve and ground strokes, and he says the volley, overhead and lob feel solid too.

Babolat Pure Strike

jbseeker09 from NC on 3/11/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

My game has improved a lot with this racquet. Forhands get the top spin I was looking for and my server is much better. I like the way the racquet feels.

Great power

5 Stars

Tom from NY on 6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I rented some Babolat demos recently and enjoyed playing with almost all of them. When it came down to choosing I was between the Pure Strike 16x19 and the Pure Strike 18x20. With my game I think the 18x20 definitely suited me better. This racquet provided more control and stability on the court, as well as a more solid feel. If you are a flat hitter like me, you will definitely want to give this racquet a try. The 16x19 version did provide more spin, but that isn’t typically my style of play so I liked the 18x20 more. Even if you are looking for some more spin in this 18x20 you could lean towards a more spin friendly string to get that added feel. The combination of power and control on this frame is really what sold me. I strung my Pure Strike up with Babolat RPM Blast at 53lbs.


5 Stars

Carla from TX on 11/18/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I ordered this racquet for my husband (a 5.0 tennis player) for his birthday. He had previously tried out this racquet and liked it. The website and staff were helpful with choosing string and tension, the racquet was delivered promptly, and we are very pleased with the racquet and the whole shopping experience!

happy ending

5 Stars

DocTennis from NY on 2/8/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

As a maturing tennis player, I was in search for a more playable yet versatile racket, trying to give up my old 340some gm mid size tour. After wandering through many brands I ran into this racket, borrowed from a friend when I did not have my racket on a trip. Now that I own one, it meant nirvana for an aging 4/4.5 player. Well balanced, powerful and accommodates fast strokes yet lighter than a tour racket at 305 gm unstrung. I will be stocking on this!

Good Stick

5 Stars

Thrill39 from CO on 4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Solid stick. Good power, control and fairly easy to transition. Difficult not hit a solid shot with this racquet. This is a must demo. Not too heavy but heavy enough to generate power. After trying 12 new sticks it came down between this and the Pure Strike 100, I ended up going w/ the Pure Strike 100 as I like the feel a little better.

Not your typical Babolat

5 Stars

Jim Kuntzi, USPTA Professional from IL on 3/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This Pure Strike 18x20 is a great departure for Babolat in terms of frame style and head shape and fills a much needed void between the Pure Storm (now Pure Control) and the Pure Drive. Enough heft to produce power with a little bit of flex on certain shots to provide a comfortable feel and ease on the arm. It is being compared to the Blade, but I feel it is has more feel on touch shots than the Blade and more pop on ground strokes as well. The dense string pattern is great for players who want to put more drive and depth into their shots, but still yields strong spin potential when needed. A great all-around frame for the 4.0+ player who is looking for comfort on the arm as well as friendly power in a racquet well placed niche in the Babolat line.

Great Racquet

5 Stars

Brian B. from VA on 2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I recently got back into tennis and found that I was using a racquet that was too light and too head light. After trial and error with a few models, I really like this one. Midwest was great at giving me advice on the strings, tension, etc. Very positive experience.

good overall racket

4 Stars

tomcat from TX on 1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Racket is like a hybrid of the old head radicals & the wilson blade. It feels more stiff than the radical & more flexible than the blade. Solid from the backcourt & net. There is good pop on the serve (more than the radical but less than the blade). Shots feel solid in the sweetspot but shots outside of it are a bit weak & jarring. There is good feel & control on the shots but it can feel sluggish at times.. This is a solid 18X20 racket . Some may find it tough to spin if you are used to a 16X19 pattern but a full poly & lower tension will probably help. This racket seems geared more to aggressive, flatter ball strikers who are accustomed to hitting on-the-rise.

Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racquet
$189.00 $89.00

Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racquet

Item # 101197

  • 4.5 Star
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