Babolat Pure Strike 16×19 3rd Gen

This is one of the best rackets money can buy.

Dominic Thiem’s racket of choice.

16x19

String Pattern

The number of strings running horizontally and vertically across the racket. A more dense pattern (18×20) offers more stability, while a more open pattern (16×19) offers more spin, power, and feel.

323

Racket Weight

Generally, beginners should stick to lightweight or medium rackets (less than 11oz). More advanced players, however, should choose medium or heavy rackets (more than 11oz). (Learn more)

327

Swing Weight

Swing weight is a calculated by using the racket’s weight and balance. The greater the swing weight, the more power a player will get. (Learn more)

4 HL

Balance

Balance means where most of the weight is centered in the racket. Head heavy rackets (HH) offer more power, while head light (HL) rackets offer more maneuverability. (Learn more)

Ratings

Forehand
87%
Backhand
88%
Volleys
85%
Serve
87%
Returns
87%

SPECS

These are some of the characteristics of the racket you should pay attention when deciding whether this is the right racket for you or not. If you not quite sure what they mean, you can just use the "What is this?" feature in order to learn more.

0

Head Size

The head size of the racket influences how easy it is to play with it. A large head size (over 98) makes it easier to make contact with the shots but offers little maneuverability – which is great for beginners.

0

Racket Length

Most rackets range from 27 to 29 inches. Longer rackets offer more power and reach, but are more difficult to maneuver. 

21/23/21

Beam Width

These numbers reflect the beam width at the head, shoulder, and handle. A larger beam usually means more power, but less maneuverability.

66

Stiffness

Choosing the right strings and the right string tension is just as important as choosing the right racket. Some rackets play better with higher tensions, while others require a lower tension. 

REVIEW

We've played with hundreds of rackets, so we like to be pretty thorough with our reviews. We were also told that we make the best Youtube racket reviews (yes, mostly by our moms), but also by this guy and some other cool people.

FAQ

Please feel free to reach out in case you have any questions related to this racket – we’ll be happy to answer them! In the meanwhile, here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Babolat RPM Blast strung at 50-58 pounds.
The Strike is responsive to whatever ball you try to hit. Topspin is there if you try to produce it.
This racket feels very similar to the Wilson Blade. The specs are almost identical, but this racket has more of that “Babolat Feel” to it. Definitely more pop on every shot than the Blade.
It doesn’t require added weight, but depends on your preference. Austin (MTHQ team) Adds weight to his Strike all around so that the balance is the same.
Yes, this racket is a great choice for weekend players.

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