The new Pure Strike 18×20 is more “user friendly” than the previous version. The beam width has been widened slightly to provide more power and stability. The racket still maintains its plush feel even with the changes. FSI Power has been placed in this generation offering a softer and more spin friendly sweet-spot. FSI Power provides more space in-between the crosses making the sweet spot bigger. With this version of the racket you will definitely feel more power and more “pop”, but the racket still provides plenty of control. Babolat has kept their Hybrid Frame Construction keeping with the high level of torsional stability the racket provides. The construction of the frame has both elliptical and square beam shapes for that added stability. Babolat has produced a modern day player’s racket with a good nice blend of power, feel and control. Those that favour a 18×20 string pattern should definitely give this one a demo.