The Babolat Pure Drive Review

This range although mostly associated with Andy Roddick, it can also be seen in the hands of other incredible players like Fabio Fognini, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, and Julia Georges. There is a reason this is one of the best-selling racquets over the last decade, and we will explain to you why. We have done all the research on why this is such a highly recommended racquet and why it should be on your wishlist. To learn more, just keep reading.

What Are The Specifications?

Head Size: 100 sq in 645.16 sq cm
Length: 27 in 68.58 cm
Unstrung Weight: 10.6 oz 300 g
Balance: 12.99 in HL 32.99 cm HL
Swing Weight: 321
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses


Babolat Pure Drive

Cortex Pure Feel:

The use of this technology manages vibrations and provides the player with excellent feedback on every shot. In doing this, the Cortex technology helps in providing great feel and control, letting you know when you hit the ball right, as well as when you mishit. The consistency between the feel of the shot and the actual result makes the racquet so appealing.

EVO Elliptic Beam:

Designed with an EVO Elliptic beam makes it easier to manoeuvre. Paired with being less than 11 oz and the incredible frame design, the result is a racquet that cuts through the air, reduces drag, and responds well to any shot. In saying this, if you prefer playing on the baseline, you will find the racquet’s handling both refreshing and encouraging. It is the perfect fit for groundstrokes, whether you hot topspin or flat – it does not matter. Moreover, you can also generate great racquet head speed on your serve.

FSI Power String Technology:

The newly-optimized FSI Power String technology helps in encouraging more power and spin to come from the racquet, especially when you are hitting groundstrokes. The Pure Drive has a large head size for an advanced racquet as well as a 16 x 19 string pattern, which helps create a lot of friction on contact with the strings, generating more spin than that of most racquets that have a denser string pattern. This technology also helps in improving the sweet spot and allows players to hit hard and accurate even if the shot is slightly off-centre.

Our Final Thoughts:

Who is the Pure Drive racquet best for? Simply put, you should at least demo this racquet if you are serious about improving your tennis game.
It does not matter if you are a competitive or recreational player, the Babolat Pure Drive is the ultimate racquet if you plan on improving your overall tennis game quickly. The Pure Drive was designed to help players that have any skill level get the most out of their ability. This is unlike most racquets that are only good for one skill level.
With all that being said, this would be a great racquet to add to your collection, no matter what skill level you are in and what skill level you wish to achieve. It is a convenient and trustworthy racquet. If you will improve your game at a rapid speed, this racquet should be put in your hand.

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About Mark Bailey

Hi, 👋 I'm Mark Bailey. I’ve been in the racket sports industry for 11 years and counting! You could say I’m a bit of a racket guru. I have experience with tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis at an international level. My blog is all about providing you with tips to improve your game as well as sharing my experiences from different tournaments around the world. In addition to this, when there's snow on the ground (in winter) I like to take advantage of it by going snowboarding in France! And even when there's not any snow left... My Labrador Rocky always needs walking!

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