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Babolat Pure Strike 2019

by Tennisnerd

The Babolat Pure Strike 2019 will be released on June 19 and we will, of course, review this racquet. We don’t know any specs yet, but here is a sneak peek of the new Pure Strike.

There has been chatter on the forums whether the poster boy for the Pure Strike series, Dominic Thiem, is already using the new Pure Strike in the paint job of the 2017 edition, but I can’t confirm anything from my end. It would be pretty cool if that is the case though since most often the pros just stay with what they’re used to and the company paints it to look like the new model.

Babolat Pure Strike 2019 – The New Pure Strike

The new Pure Strike will follow the same paint job as the predecessor in terms of the majority white paint. But there are some new elements introduced, which makes it look busier. Like with all things, it is a matter of taste, I am more interested if there are any new technologies and/or spec changes.

The 2017 Pure Strike was a huge hit and the expectations for the update are high. We will see if Babolat can deliver another classic. My guess is that this racquet will only be slightly different. If you have something that works and that people like, why change it and risk ruining it? I would personally appreciate a slightly lower stiffness rating or more dampening as my sometimes sensitive wrist had an issue with the previous edition.

Babolat Pure Strike 2019 – Specs of the Pure Strike line

Pure Strike Tour 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 320 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 315 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 18×20 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 305 g
String pattern: 18×20
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 16×19 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 305 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 100 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 300 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike Team 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 285 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 330 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike Lite 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 265 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 330 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Are you excited about the Babolat Pure Strike 2019? What do you wish for in the new Pure Strike? Please comment below.

Here are Dominic Thiem’s most recently listed unstrung specs:

Weight : 317g
Balance: 31.4cm
SW: 310

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22 comments

Srikar May 25, 2019 - 4:13 pm

Hello,
How would you compare the project one 7 to the diadem nova?
Thank you

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Srikar May 25, 2019 - 4:14 pm

Sorry, I meant diadem elevate.

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Tennisnerd May 27, 2019 - 10:29 am

Hi Srikar,
The Diadem Elevate has a higher swing weight thanks to the foam filling and is also more comfortable.

Power and spin levels are quite similar. Cheers / Jonas

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Rod May 27, 2019 - 6:54 pm

Thiem is using the new racquet today at the French Open.

Can’t wait to hit with it.

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Tennisnerd May 28, 2019 - 8:11 am

Looks really cool when you see it on screen!

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J May 28, 2019 - 2:51 pm

How did you get the info for the June 19th, 2019 release date?

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Tennisnerd May 29, 2019 - 9:15 am

From Babolat.

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igre May 29, 2019 - 8:33 pm

Looks really cool. babolat power

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Mark Davis May 31, 2019 - 10:23 pm

Thanks, can’t wait for the review :-).

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pedro June 2, 2019 - 10:09 am

I use the racquet but I don’t like the white paint. It was meant to just be a marketing thing, white instead of blacked out. I don’t understand why people like it. The only problems with the racquet are that it is slow through the air, does not have a nice feel even though it plays nice, and jolts you on off center hits. If they rectify some of that I might stick with it but I doubt they will.

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Franco Wong June 3, 2019 - 5:42 am

Would be really interesting if the new pure strike are foam-filled, and at a RA of 60-64 that would be a racquet I would definitely try out!

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Tennisnerd June 3, 2019 - 1:25 pm

I agree a hundred percent, but the racquet will likely not be foam-filled.

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biff441 June 4, 2019 - 5:42 pm

I play with the same racquet. I do not care for the mostly white. It is easy to distinguish it. It’s very head light, which is good for volleys. It’s a good “players” racquet. It’s power is equally as good as it’s control. A very good all court racquet. Interesting to see if any changes make it a better racquet.

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Daniel June 4, 2019 - 9:52 pm

The new rocket will have the same paramatres !! The same stiffness but is a bit more pleasant thanks to new technolgology.
I have information from someone associated with Babolat who played it.

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Tennisnerd June 5, 2019 - 9:20 am

Thanks for sharing.

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saigonbond June 8, 2019 - 12:54 am

Pure Strike Tour 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 320 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 315 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 18×20 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 305 g
String pattern: 18×20
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 16×19 2019:
Headsize: 98 sq in
Weight: 305 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike 100 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 300 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 320 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike Team 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 285 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 330 mm
Stiffness: 72 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

Pure Strike Lite 2019:
Headsize: 100 sq in
Weight: 265 g
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 330 mm
Stiffness: 70 RA
Beam: 21-23-21 mm
Length: 27 in

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Tennisnerd June 9, 2019 - 7:17 pm

This is a great comment! Thanks. A bit worried about the stiffness when I see these specs.

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Pavan June 14, 2019 - 4:28 pm

So this racquet will be released in stores on June 19, 2019?

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Tennisnerd June 17, 2019 - 7:47 am

Think I might have mixed this one up – might be July – will double-check.

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PS July 13, 2019 - 12:03 am

Any update on the release date for this?

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Gustavo July 15, 2019 - 10:05 pm

Estoy jugando con la puré strike 16/19 98 u realmente es muy cómoda para mí.!!!!
Espero ansioso que llegue este nuevo modelo para comprarlo.!!!
Cuando estaría a la venta en Argentina.???

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Tennisnerd July 17, 2019 - 10:27 am

Hola Gustavo,
Ingles por favor? 🙂

Regards / J

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