Babolat Pure Drive 2018 Tennis Racquet

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Babolat's 2018 version of the Pure Drive provides a newly improved vibration dampening system known as Cortex Pure Feel. The new Cortex Pure Feel technology offers better vibration dampening thanks to new material integrated into the graphite of the racquet. This helps provide pristine sound and a more direct feel during ball contact.

Like previous generations of the Pure Drive, the racquet will keep its anti-twisting Elliptical Frame Shape which allows for ample power within the frame. Woofer technology is also integrated into the new 2018 frame. Babolat's Woofer technology allows strings to interact more with the ball upon impact, giving more stringbed snap-back resulting in added spin. Babolat updates their FSI technology, with wider spacing to go with diamond shape grommet holes. This will allow more forgiveness and additional power on each hit.

To go with the technology updates, Babolat gave the 2018 Pure Drive an updated paint scheme with a light blue and white look. Overall, the new 2018 model is a fantastic update to the Pure Drive series, serving as a versatile power racquet with a comfortable, controllable feel.

For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:

  • Durability: Babolat RPM Blast
  • Playability: Babolat Xcel

If selecting tension "Below Range", please note at checkout within the comments field your desired tension value.

    Racquet Specifications

  • Headsize:100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.2 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 71
  • Balance: 13 in. Head Light (4pts)
  • Cross Section: 23/26/23mm
  • Swingweight: 325 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Babolat Syntec Pro
  • Stringing Tips: Two piece racquet. Main String Skips: Throat: 7,9 | Head: 7,9

Cortex Pure Feel Technology

Babolat Cortex Pure Feel Technology

Babolat’s Cortex Pure Feel is powered by SMAC: better vibration dampening thanks to new material integrated in the graphite of the racquet that provides an incredible sound and more direct feel during the game.



FSI Technology

Babolat FSI Technology

Babolat created a higher sweetspot on the string bed for additional power and comfort in the hitting zone. Frame String Interaction technology is located in the hoop of the racquet, allowing the ball to stay on the stringbed 25% longer than traditional racquets.



GT Technology

Babolat GT Technology

Babolat’s GT technology was implemented to provide ideal stability at ball impact. With GT technology, the frame is strengthened which reduces the torque, allowing for great precision. The additional rigidity through GT technology provides ultimate control and additional power.



Elliptical Geometry


Babolat Elliptical Geometry

Babolat’s elliptical frame shape is designed specifically to eliminate any added weight, frame twisting or racquet bending.



Woofer System

Babolat Woofer System Technology

Babolat’s Woofer system is the first and most effective frame to string linking system. This technology allows for longer ball and string contact time, creating maximum comfort and greater control.



Evo Beam

Babolat Evo Beam

Unique frame thickness that gives the racquet less torque at ball contact, creating a livelier clean response

Product Review Summary
Based on 31 reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0
Customer Reviews
June 27, 2022
Love
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve been using the pure drive since 2004 and have multiple versions of this racquet. Love it! I highly recommend to anyone looking.

Jessica
May 04, 2022
Love my Pure Drive
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I was finally convinced to replace my 10+ year old Pure Drive. The contact is pure and solid. Happy I finally upgraded!

Dan
January 03, 2022
Babolat Pure Drive 2018
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Purchased my second one. Love this racquet!

paula
November 30, 2021
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have raquet exactly like this one. I bought a second to have a back up if needed.

Tennis girl
October 09, 2021
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This babolat pure drive is the best for power and control. I have added addixion strings to enhance the experience. The weight is perfect. I love my purchase and thanks the customer service .

Cannot be happier