Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT Review

Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT
The racket that 14-time grand slam champion Pete Sampras famously dumped his beloved Wilson Pro Staff's for is a refreshing choice for players looking for a modern day players stick.
   Weighing in at 12.1oz (strung), the Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT is certainly on the lighter end of the spectrum compared to more traditional players sticks, but it does weight significantly more than its kid brother- the standard Pure Storm GT (10.9oz).
      The added weight gives it more power and stability, a key bonus point for heavier rackets, than the standard version but does not hinder maneuverablity due to its more neutral, slightly headlight balance.
    The Woofer technology in Tour, which allows the strings to move freely when in contact with the ball, and Graphite Tungsten (GT) construction the Tour features gives the frame a very solid and more forgiving feel on the arm compared with other frames with similar stiffness. 
       With its slightly larger headsize at 98sq inches, the racket also offers a bigger sweetspot than its rival from Wilson, the, and is consequently more forgiving.
    Featuring a 21mm straight beam, the tour does offer a lot of control for players who have long, fluid strokes and can be a deadly weapon for those who strive for precision in their game. Power levels are on the low side, which is consistent with its status as a players stick, and is apparent on the serve, however, driving deep, topspin heavy groundstokes near the baseline with accuracy are effortless for a player with long, fluid strokes.
     Wilson purists may want to stick to the but Babolat players who are already used to the pure drive or regular pure storm gt and want to improve their game will be pleasantly surprised with Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT.

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    acquet Specifications
  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung):12.10 oz.
  • Stiffness :64
  • Balance: 6 pts Head Light
  • Cross Section: 21mm straight Beam
  • Swingweight: 333
  • String Pattern:16x20
  • Grip: Skin Feel