In the second part of our 2017 racket reviews our testers put rackets aimed at club players through their paces.
Lighter rackets are used by some of the top players, particularly on the women’s side as a number we tested in the advanced category are simply too heavy. The Babolat Pure Strike 100 is used by Britain's Heather Watson. The French manufacturer has made sure the title matches the technologies used as the Pure Strike was specifically designed for players who want to combine speed and precision.
It’s certainly striking to the eye as Jem and Elliot were both impressed with unusual, yet unique, look of the racket. The racket offered great control to each of the players due to its solid and stiff feel. Coming in at 300g in weight it would be ideal for a powerful baseliner who is looking for a little more control in their game.
Jem said: “It felt much more solid than the last Pure Strike and I would say there’s more control than power but the bite is there when needed.” Elliot was pleasantly surprised by the upgrade from the previous model. “It’s a big improvement on last year’s model as this one felt very different to other Babolat rackets,” he said.
Tennishead's 2017 intermediate racket reviews were published in the May edition of the tennishead digital magazine. Download the tennishead magazine app for free to read the reviews in full.
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