1. Purpose of Play:
- Beginners: A larger head size provides more power and a bigger sweet spot, making it forgiving for off-center hits.
- Intermediate Players: A mid-plus head size offers a balance between power and control.
- Advanced Players: Often prefer smaller head sizes for precision and control, but it requires consistent hitting technique.
- Lighter Rackets (260-280g): Easier to maneuver, suitable for beginners, juniors, or players with a slower swing speed.
- Medium Weight (280-310g): Offers a mix of power and control. Suitable for many intermediate players.
- Heavier Rackets (310g+): Provides more stability and power but requires good technique. Preferred by many advanced players.
- Head-Heavy: Offers more power, especially for players with shorter swings.
- Even-Balance: Balanced feel, suitable for a broad range of players.
- Head-Light: Easier to maneuver, favored by advanced players and those at the net in doubles.
4. String Pattern:
- Open (16x18 or 16x19): Provides more spin and power but might wear out strings faster.
- Dense (18x20): Offers more control and string durability.
5. Choosing the Right Grip Size:
Method 1: Ruler Test:
- Open your dominant hand and extend your fingers.
- Using a ruler, measure the distance from the middle of your palm to the tip of your ring finger.
- Typically, measurements between 4 to 4 3/8 inches suit most adults.
Method 2: On-Racket Test:
- Hold the racket as you would for a backhand.
- There should be a finger's width of space between your fingers and the base of your thumb.
Common Grip Sizes:
- Size 0: 4 inches
- Size 1: 4 1/8 inches
- Size 2: 4 1/4 inches
- Size 3: 4 3/8 inches
- Size 4: 4 1/2 inches
- Size 5: 4 5/8 inches
Note: When in doubt, go for the smaller grip size. Overgrips can be added to increase the grip size, but reducing a grip is more challenging.
Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racket: Precision Unmatched
Indulge in the pinnacle of precision with the Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racket. Engineered for the players who don't compromise, this racket promises to deliver on every shot. Every swing is an affirmation of your dominance, a testament to the unmatched control this marvel offers.
Ultimate Precision Nothing is quite like the sensation of the ball striking exactly where you envisioned. The Pure Strike affords you that luxury with its sharp control. Command the game, exert pressure, and send a clear message to your opponent with every stroke.
Evolving with the Times Babolat, a frontrunner in tennis innovation, brings the 3rd generation of the Pure Strike. Crafted meticulously for aggressive, hard-hitting players, this racket is a blend of dynamic control and unmatched feel. It's not just a racket; it's your weapon to conquer the court.
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Sharp Control Step up early, take calculated risks, or stay grounded and deliver baseline winners. The Pure Strike 3rd generation adapts to your unique style, ensuring optimum responsiveness. Own your game, own your shots.
Exceptional Feel Tennis is as much about touch as it is about power. Experience unparalleled stability and the gratifying sensation of the ball sinking into the strings, courtesy of innovative tech upgrades Babolat introduced in this latest Pure Strike model.
- C² PURE FEEL: A collaboration with SMAC, this generation is the zenith of the pure feel technology. Experience reduced vibrations and a purer feel with each shot.
- CONTROL FRAME TECHNOLOGY: Combining the best of both worlds - the stability of a square beam frame with the energy of an elliptic beam structure.
- Head Size: 630 cm²
- Length: 685 mm
- Weight (unstrung): 305 g +/- 7g
- Balance (unstrung): 320 mm +/- 7mm
- Swing Weight: 305
- Stringing Pattern: 18/20
- Stiffness (RA): 70
- Section: 21-23-21
Whether you're competing on a global stage or your local club, the Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 Tennis Racket is your trusted ally. Join the ranks of those who demand only the best - choose Pure Strike, choose precision.
Note: Team BABOLAT pro players may have personalized specifications or models.
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