Babolat launches the 4th generation of the Pure Strike

4 min. reading
Published on 01/18/24

Babolat launches the 4th generation of the pure strike, the control pillar of its performance racquet range.

The Babolat Pure Strike racquet evolves based on observation of players on court. Available for sale in late January 2024, Babolat's flagship racquet in the control segment incorporates innovative technologies to meet the needs of attacking players looking for control, feel, and precision.

In 2014, Babolat offered an aggressive alternative to the control and precision segment with the launch of the Pure Strike range. Adopted by Dominic Thiem and since then by many other players such as champion Niels Vink, Cameron Norrie, and Alizé Cornet, the Pure Strike has continued to evolve to meet the needs of the most demanding players, engaging fully with the ball.

In January 2024, the 4th generation of Pure Strike racquets will hit the market, specifically designed to deliver even greater control and feel at impact. Pure Strike racquets are ideal both for versatile, audacious attacking players, with sweeping, game-creating strokes, and for counter-attacking players with more compact preparations taking the ball early to use their speed.

8 racquets and 2 innovative technologies in the 2024 range

The eight racquets in the Pure Strike 2024 range feature two noteworthy technologies: NF²-TECH and Frame String Interaction Control.

NF²-TECH provides optimal vibration filtration thanks to the addition of natural flax fibers at strategic points on the racquet. This enhances the player's sensations at ball impact and provides a more muffled sound for a better perception of control. The flax patch is systematically integrated into the handle of all Pure Strike racquets, meeting the specific needs of this category of players who are always looking for more feel and control. Frame String Interaction Control is a technology that combines a tighter string pattern for greater control with a Woofer system that increases the contact time between the ball and the string for a greater feel. The frame combines a square cross-section with an elliptical structure, offering a perfect balance between control and power on every shot.

Among the 8 racquets in the range:

PURE STRIKE 97: Its 626 cm² headsize, thin 21/22/21 cross-section, and 16/20 string pattern provide the perfect combination for players seeking ultimate control and precision. The natural leather grip provides extra firmness and enhances the feel. The Pure Strike 97 is also available as a pair with a maximum weight difference of 1 gram.

PURE STRIKE 16/19: Its 630 cm² headsize, thin 21/23/21 cross-section, and standard 16/19 string pattern make this the perfect combination for players looking for control. This racquet is the benchmark for aggressive hitters with large swing ranges looking to control their natural power.

PURE STRIKE 18/20: Its 630 cm² headsize and denser 18/20 string pattern for extra control is perfect for aggressive hitters looking for stability and consistency at impact.

PURE STRIKE 100 16x20: Its 645 cm² headsize and new 16/20 string pattern is the perfect combination for players looking for control and power. This racquet suits aggressive players with a modern game based on speed and dynamic strokes.

PURE STRIKE 100: Its 645 cm² headsize and a standard 16/19 string pattern provide dynamic control. This racquet is perfect for counter-attackers looking for control and more forgiveness.

PURE STRIKE TEAM: Its 645 cm² headsize, thin 21/23/21 cross-section, and standard 16/19 string pattern provide control. Its lighter weight of 285g offers greater maneuverability. It is ideal for players who want a fluid feel while controlling their shots.

PURE STRIKE LITE: Its 645 cm² headsize, thin 21/23/21 cross-section, and standard 16/19 string pattern provide control. Its light weight makes it extremely maneuverable. This racquet is suitable for junior players transitioning to a first adult racquet and for those who are looking for a little more control.

PURE STRIKE JR 26: A junior version of the adult frame.

This range will be available in a complete collection of Pure Strike colors. It includes the new white RPM Hurricane string, three bags (RH12, RH6, and backpack), and two shoe models (Jet Mach 3 and Jet Tere 2). In addition, there's a towel, a tee shirt, socks, a cap, and wristbands featuring the Pure Strike cosmetics.

Team babolat pro players may play with a customized or different model than the equipment depicted.

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