All Babolat racquets are shoulders above their current competitors. Many of the top tennis players in the world are currently using these sticks. If you go to a national junior tournament you will notice all the top up and coming juniors are using these racquets as well. I have used various Babolat racquets throughout my playing career and have found all of them to be exceptional. The Pure Storm is by far my favourite. It provides me the perfect balance of power and control. With chronic shoulder issues the Pure Storm provides me the edge I need on court without extra stress on my shoulder, thus I can enjoy long, intense practice sessions without lingering pain afterwards. I highly recommend this product for tennis players who are looking for a bit more control than the average racquet.
During all the years that I played tennis, I have tried many different types of strings - synthetic gut, polyester, combination of both, etc. Most of the time the strings didn't feel right. And if they did feel right, they would break within 2 practice sessions. While I played competitively, I was never able to find that perfect string that provided feel, pop and was durable. Then the Babolat RPM was introduced and the game was changed. This is hands-down the best string I have ever used. Every ball you hit feels good, with just the right amount of pop. I can't imagine playing with any other string. It has changed the string game and thus has shaped the tennis world. Great string for individuals of all levels. Highly recommended.