Babolat Pure Drive 2017 Tennis Racket
The Pure Drive is one of the most popular and versatile racquets ever made. Although it is weighted for intermediate players (11.2 ounces), this racquet's outstanding playability and easy acceleration lend it an appeal that cuts across ability levels and stroke styles. For the 2018 version of the Pure Drive, Babolat retools the string bed with FSI Power Technology, which includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing. The result is a noticeable boost in power and spin potential. Babolat also updates its Cortex dampening system with a viscoelastic rubber used in the space industry. The upshot is better dampening, more comfort and a decidedly more muted feel than past versions of the Pure Drive. On groundstrokes this version of the Pure Drive hits a powerful ball.
Head Size: 100 sq. in./ 645.16 sq.cm.
Length: 27 in / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight: 11.2 oz / 317.51 g
Balance: 12.99 in / 32.99 cm / 4 pts HL
Swing Weight: 321
Beam Width: 23 mm / 26 mm / 23 mm
Power Level: Low - Medium
Grip: Babolat Syntec Pro
String Pattern: 16 mains / 19 crosses
String Tension: 50 - 59 lbs
Currently available in grip sizes L2