Solid and control-oriented, the Babolat Pure Strike VS adds breadth to the established Pure Strike line. Offering the combination of an 11 oz. strung weight and a 317 swingweight, the Pure Strike VS responded quickly for our playtesters, who deemed its maneuverability a weapon. Although it boasts the same cosmetics and name, this variation of the Pure Strike felt and performed nothing like some other Pure Strikes, including the 16x19, 18x20 and 100. Stable and accurate on serve returns and volleys, the Pure Strike VS is a tool for counterpunching and absorbing power in pressure moments. Some of our playtesters struggled with the power, comfort and feel when they were hitting groundstrokes, and the overall consistency of the sweetspot, while others were able to utilize their opponent's power and hit their targets with ease. The Babolat Pure Strike VS complements a game that requires a lighter spec, but our review squad craved extra stability and control when it mattered the most.