Overall rating: 8.3
Aggressive players of the tennis game find it very hard to get a racket that suits their type of game. This is because most rackets cannot handle the powerful and aggressive shots played by these set of players.
The good news is that the design of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 (1) Tennis Racket is to enhance the game of the aggressive tennis players.
It is also designed to give high performance to the spin and power, and an intermediate player may need. Also, the feel of the racket suits the aggressive players of the tennis game(2).
This racket has technologies and designs which makes it suitable for striker players, especially those who speed up the ball and need responsiveness to increase their precision.
The Babolat Pure Strike 100 is such a fantastic racket. So, take your time to go read through the remaining parts of the review.
TECHNICAL DETAILS- BABOLAT PURE STRIKE 100 TENNIS RACKET
The Babolat Pure Strike 100 is one of the rackets designed by the Babolat. The Babolat is a brand famous for the design of some of the best-selling rackets in the market.
When it comes to intermediate tennis rackets, the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Tennis Racket has one of the most responsive and attacking frame design.
The Babolat Pure Strike 100 Tennis Racket has a head size of 100 square inches, a string pattern of 16/19 and a length of 27 inches. It also has a frame balance of 4 points Head Light, a beam width between the range of 21.3 – 23.3 mm.
The weight of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket makes it easy to handle heavy balls. It also influences the whole quality of the racket in positive ways. Whenever the racket is strung, it weighs not more than 11.2 ounces, but when it’s unstrung, the Babolat Pure Strike 100 weighs 10.06 ounces.
- Suitable for aggressive players- the Babolat Pure Strike 100 in an efficient manner provides the spin and power enough for the gameplay of the aggressive tennis players. The weight of this racket also helps to enhance the style of game of aggressive players.
- Best for intermediate players- this racket provides high performance in aspects such as spin, power, balance and responsiveness. These aspects are requirements of the intermediate players of the tennis game.
- Manoeuvrability- the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket creates a chance for crisp and fast response. This helps to face an opponent with confidence.
- Extra power and spin- there is a generation of spin and power with the use of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket. The excellent spin generation is as a result of the grippy open pattern and effortless acceleration.
- Stability problem- to achieve the maneuverability of the racket, the stability is affected negatively. Thus, the racket can be unstable at some point, that is an inconsistent response.
Features and Benefits
With the technologies and features that the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket has, it is so designed to replace all previous models of the Pure Strike line. These technologies include:
HYBRID FRAME CONSTRUCTION
The hybrid frame construction consists of the square and elliptical beam shapes. The elliptical design of the frame helps to provide an added weight, frame twisting and racket bending.
The Babolat Pure Strike 100 possesses a broader beam at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock sections, as well as at the throat. This feature makes the racket to be more stable at impact.
The addition of the hybrid frame construction is to provide a flexible feel as well as a more forgiving response. The Hybrid Frame Construction of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket also helps to thicken essential locations of the beam. This helps to enhance power, stability and precision.
FRAME STRING INTERACTION (FSI) TECHNOLOGY
The Frame String Interaction Technology of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket features wider spacing. This is between the upper cross strings, and it is for easier spin, power and speed. This as a result of the increase in the sweet spot on the stringbed.
The Head Size of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket is 100 square inches. This head size is large enough to provide high speed of ball rebound. It also creates a large sweet spot (the area of the racket where the ball rebound is the fastest and accurate). This sweet spot is enough to handle most of the off-centre shots.
Thus, the head size increases the racket’s resistance to twisting on off-centre impacts. The head size of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 enhances its playability by delivering more responsiveness and more precision.
SYNTEC FEEL GRIP
The Syntec Feel Grip is another unique feature of the Babolat Pure Strike 100. It helps to increase the full quality of the racket.
This design gives a comfortable grip, thereby allowing the tennis player to make an aggressive swing. It also enhances the appearance of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket.
The weight of the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket in its strung form is 11.2 ounce while the racket weighs 10.06 when it’s unstrung. With this, the racket cannot be said to be lightweight but moderate in weight. So, this weight helps to impact the ability to handle heavy balls. It also influences the total quality of the racket positively.
Without a doubt, the Babolat Pure Strike 100 is one of the best Babolat rackets. It is suitable for intermediate players, especially those that play aggressively.
It is best suited for aggressive players because of its manoeuvrability. Also, attacking qualities like power, spin and control are well provided by the Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racket because of its responsiveness and weight. This racket does not cause harm to the arm, shoulder and arm because it is not too heavy.
The Babolat Pure Strike 100 string pattern also provides enough spin and control. Thus, this racket is an all-in-one type of racket.
This racket is a good recommendation for an intermediate player who likes to focus on power and aggressive shots.