The Babolat Pure Drive Racket is popular among newer players and old pros due to its amazing balance, power, and maneuverability that players who want to use the entire court need. The racket feels solid with a pre-strung weight of 275g, but the racket frame provides a responsive touch that allows the player to feel the impact of the ball and drive it across the net to exactly where they want it to go.
The woofer system designed in this racket cushions the impact on the strings so that the grip on the ball helps the player create tremendous amounts of spin. The technology of the Cortex frame helps minimize the vibration of the impact too. This not only helps with control in the swing but also help reduce the fatigue on the arm that would normally incur with more vibration.
This racket is perfect for strong beginners who have a naturally powerful swing, but need to learn more about finesse along with power. The responsiveness of the frame in a newer player’s hands will allow them to be more aware of how they are using the racket for various types of strategies, whether its baseline play to get the ball far back in the opponents court or net play to create a gentle lob over the net to defeat an opponent who is too far to return the ball.
It is also perfect for more experienced players and pros that tend to play the entire court, including baseline and net who already understand the dynamics of power and finesse. The heavier weight of the racket works well for players who are quite strong, too.
Babolat has been involved in the game of tennis from the beginning of the modern version of the game. The company started out only as a string manufacturer that began with natural fibers for the strings. Over the years technology enabled Babolat to introduce synthetic and hybrid strings of various weights and densities for different types of players. Babolat strings remain one of the most popular brands on the market.
But, in 1994 Babolat introduced their first rackets to the tennis world and now less than 20 years later, Babolat is the number two maker and seller of rackets. Their reputation for understanding how players play and how the various weights and string configurations effect the games have helped them understand how different rackets help improve a player’s game. Customers appreciate that understanding from Babolet so they buy from the people who know; after all, “Tennis is in our blood” is Babolat’s slogan.
The new Pure Drive features Graphite Tungsten in the form of GT technology. Graphite Tungsten filaments are located throughout the frame to help strengthen the frame against torsional instability providing you with increased stability and performance whether you’re looking to hit deft shots or powerful passes and smashes.
Head size: 100in sq.