I have a Babolat Pure Drive and added this stick to get feedback on my strokes. I am a 3.5 USTA player and play 3-5 times a week. So far so good. It is definitely head light which takes some getting used to-by comparison. I've had no problems with the software and find it very helpful to my game. I particularly like the charts indicating the location of the ball on my strings for each stroke -- if I'm hitting the serve too high on my racquet I can make an adjustment to go up and get the ball. I also like to see how many forehands and backhands I am hitting with topspin as opposed to flat, and how often I slice in a match compared to practice. Length of time on court, number of shots, etc. are very helpful for endurance purposes. I like the racquet control-as opposed to the pop I get from my Pure Drive racquet. I bring both with me and choose which one by how I am feeling that day.
I purchased this racquet a week ago. I love the statistical information it gives you. I am a fan of the16x19 string pattern. I used hybrid stringing pattern with the rec'd strings. I am intermediate player. I would recommend this racquet for baseline player with a moderate swing. I normally play with oversized racquets 100+. First babolat racquet will buy another in the future to improve my game. I would love to demo another play racquet!!!
I have 2 2012 Babolat Roddick 107 Love them. This new one I just bought feel as good. Love it !!!
I have 2012 Babolat Roddick 107 and Love it. The racquet that I just bought feel as good...very Happy...
After taking this racquet out for a demo, I’ve decided that I am going to stick with the standard Pure Drive. I had issues with the play technology. I’m not sure if it was my phone or the app itself, but I really had trouble syncing my data. (I'm not that technologically advanced) I know that Babolat has updated some of the app technology so maybe the newer versions of the Play racquets sync better. Was bummed about the technology but the Pure Drive racquet itself, is still one of the best racquets on the market. Hoping to have better luck with “Play” technology down the road.
Solid pure drive racket accompanied by the cool play app helps you analyze your strokes. The app sometimes mixes up the overhead shots and serves. Otherwise it captures a lot of session data.
The raquet is incredible just like my standard Pure Drive and the Play App makes it very nice especially if you are looking to correct some of your weaknesses on your game.
I love this racquet because it shows your skill and furthermore it the same racquet as the original pure drive so you are going to have a lot of power and topspin. If you are a person looking for improving your skills on court and you still want a great babolat racquet, this racquet is the one for you
I loved the racquet. One of the most advanced technology in tennis world. Provides excellent feedback on your court performances in matches and practice sessions. Helps me to learn or correct my dynamic play pattern and be more self aware of applying more effort in my serve, strokes variation, hitting and contact zone and strength. Another great aspect is comparing your standing in the Babolat Community as a tennis player across the world.
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