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Babolat Pure Drive Plus

Babolat Pure Drive Plus

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The redesigned Babolat Pure Drive Plus is a great racquet for players who love a perfect blend of power and control. This extended length version provides a little bit of extra reach on groundstrokes and serves for added power. Although this latest version’s specs remain in line with the previous version, this Pure Drive features updated Cortex Technology. This updated technology helps filter out negative vibrations, leaving a more pure feel on every hit.
Item #: 101772
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Head Size : 100 in.2
Length : 27.5 Inches
Weight : 10.7 Ounces (unstrung) / 11.2 Ounces (strung)
Balance: Head Light
Balance Point: 32.15cm. / 12.7in.
Power Level: Low, Medium
Swing Type: Moderate, Fast & Long
Tension: 55-62 Lbs.
String Pattern: 16M x 19C
Beam Width: 23/26/23mm, Dual Tapered Beam
Flex (RDC): 72
Composition: Graphite, Tungsten
Swing Weight: 319
Grip: Syntec
Technology : GT, Cortex Active Technology, Woofer
GT Technology: Graphite Tungsten Technology is a hybrid material containing braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments throughout the entire racquet. This customized performance booster improves racquet performance based on the concentration of Tungsten fibers at various strategic parts of the frame. The main benefit is increased power and versatility. A value added aspect of GT technology is that the added concentration of Tungsten in the head of the racquet strengthens the frame (up to 26% more than the previous Pure Drive) to reduce torque and increase precision.

Cortex Active Technology: Thanks to its new construction and CDS (Cortex Dampening System) interface, the latest edition of Babolat’s active Cortex technology ensures seamless transmission of the most essential information directly to the player’s hand for an incomparable feel and a master’s control of each and every hit.

Woofer Technology: The first and most efficient system which makes the frame and strings interact when striking the ball: 25% longer ball/string contact. Better control, more comfort.

Elliptic Geometry: Optimal design to guarantee the best torsion resistance: +20% stiffer compared to a traditional beam. Better maneuverability with more power.

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Babolat Pure Drive Plus GT 2012
 
4.0

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4.0

Only Good Things All Around

By Justin Camilleri

from Albany, NY

About Me Competitive Athlete

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Pros

  • Creates Spin
  • Extended Reach
  • Generates Power
  • Good Accuracy
  • Great Feel
  • Lightweight
  • More Control On Base Line

Cons

  • Hollow Feel

Best Uses

  • Semi Professional

Comments about Babolat Pure Drive Plus GT 2012:

This racket is by far a game changer. I was recently having service issues with both spin and placement. This racket's extra length and effectiveness on ball spin have been enough to push my game to the next level. Although this racket had many great qualities it often has a "hollow" feel which is common in earlier models of the pure drive series. This is not a game changer and the pros of the racket completely trump the cons. I reccomend this racket to players who are seriously interested in improving their tennis game and are entering a level of ranked competition.

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  • Q:

    Does this tennis racquet allow the player to get more spin than the former pure drive?
    Asked on 2/26/2012 by Anonymous

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    • A:

      No, the new version only improves on the old design by offering a dampening effect for more feel. Otherwise the new model is identical to the old model.

      Answered on 3/2/2012 by Community Answer from None
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      A:

      This latest version of the Babolat Pure Drive Plus is very similar to the previous version. The racquet's specifications are all the same. The only real difference is the inclusion of Babolat’s updated Cortex Dampening System that provides improved feel on each shot.

      Answered on 2/28/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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  • About Babolat
Babolat originally started by making some of the finest natural gut tennis strings in the world. More recently, they have expanded their successful formula to include tennis racquets, tennis shoes, and other accessories. Babolat tennis racquets are extremely popular and their racquet line includes a wide variety of frames that meet the need of a variety of different players. Many WTA and ATP professionals choose Babolat racquets every day, including multiple Grand Slam winners Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters. Babolat tennis rackets are great for recreational and competitive players alike.

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