Babolat Pure Drive 2018 USA Tennis Racquet

$209.00
  • Babolat Pure Drive USA Tennis Racquet Red/White/Blue 101416 331
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Description

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Babolat introduces a USA flag edition colorway update to the iconic Pure Drive. Babolat's updated 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 Pure Drive 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.

Overall, the Pure Drive serves 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.

Item #: 101416-331

Specs
    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

Reviews

5 Stars

Dublet from on 8/17/2021 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love my new Red/White/Blue Pure Drive racquets! Just like my other Pure Drives but patriotic. Babolats are my only choice for tennis.

5 Stars

Dj from on 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great balance

5 Stars

Mark from on 7/28/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I'm new to the game, but have been playing 4-5X per week, and this is my second racquet. I am extremely pleased with the comfort and the power. Looks, plays, and feels great!

5 Stars

Beth S. from on 7/5/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Gives power and feel on every shot. Hitting off center is forgiving as well. Love this racquet!

5 Stars

SDLM from on 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

My son really like the racket. Looks great!

5 Stars

Josh R from on 5/11/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great racquet. The pure drive has been my racquet of choice for 3 years. Very solid. I bought the newest version just a week before the lockdown, so I haven't been able to use it much unfortunately.

5 Stars

amiel from on 4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Well designed, I've been using pure drive for a long time and its my kind of racquet. I bought this for having unique design and color prints than compared to my regular Pure drive.

5 Stars

Mo Melotti, USPTA from on 4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

There is mostly only upside to this racket. Babolat created the ultimate power stick with the Pure Drive, and its various iterations over the years have included performance enhancements... dependable from the baseline, with power edging out precision control, solid at net, and the Pure Drive always gave me back 20 years on serve. When I thought Babolat couldn’t make a better Pure Drive, the company did. Add in the flashy USA color and graphic cosmetics, and the frame instantly became more attractive, as well as a source of pride to swing. One downside for me is that this particular frame came out in limited grip sizes; I customize a 4 1/8 and build it toward a 4 1/4. I had to start with a 4 1/4 and improvise. I also would have ordered several frames for my wife, but her usual grip 4.0 is not available. It would be wonderful if Babolat expanded production of this frame in a wider variety of grip sizes.

5 Stars

Patrick from on 4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great racket. Love the USA design and matte finish of the racket. But more importantly, the racket felt amazing and delivered tons of power. Before this racket I had a 2013 Aero Drive, and this was a nice upgrade. Got tons of spin and power from the racket, love it!

5 Stars

Tennis66 from on 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

As always, this racquet has a solid feel, appropriate power, good touch, and dependable consistency. I bought this model for my wife because of the cool "US" artwork.

5 Stars

Tennis Bandits from on 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We love this racquet! We have been using it for a long time. We love the service from Midwest even better. Always on time, and very professional. We wouldn’t shop anywhere else!

5 Stars

Bob from on 4/18/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

With everything that's going haven't had a chance to use it obviously and haven't even got it strung yet....But I can't wait to use it and show it off...the Graphics are Awesome.