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An update from 2015, the Pure Drive Team offers a new black, blue and white design. The Pure Drive Team is light weight and extremely powerful. The frame itself features Babolat's new FSI "frame to string interaction" technology with a redefined sweetspot. Babolat designed the Pure Drive Team's impact zone higher than the traditional center of the racquet. By doing so, Babolat ensures that the frame will add a little more pop to go with additional comfort. Elliptical shape of the frame helps with added resistance against torque and flexing for increased power. Cortex Dampening Interface for even better feel. Only those frequencies that enhance feel are permitted to pass through the Cortex filter. Overall, the Babolat Pure Drive Team racquet is an ideal choice for an intermediate adult to a rising junior player, seeking a powerful but lighter racquet for better handling.
For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:
Durability:Babolat RPM Blast Team
Headsize: 100 sq. in.
Length: 27.00 in.
Weight (strung): 10.8 oz.
Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 69
Balance:13.125 in. Head Light (3pts)
Cross Section: 23/26/23mm Tapered Beam
Swingweight: 315 kg*sq. cm
String Pattern: 16x19
Grip: Babolat Syntec
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.
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.
The ultimate comfort technology from Babolat. The Cortex Dampening System interface was put into Babolat’s racquets to enhance feel by canceling out vibration frequencies. This technology is offered in two versions, the “Cortex System” focuses in on pure feel, reducing harmful vibrations. Babolat’s second offering, “Cortex Active” dampens vibrations allowing for maximum comfort.
Babolat’s elliptical frame shape is designed specifically to eliminate any added weight, frame twisting or racquet bending.
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.
Unique frame thickness that gives the racquet less torque at ball contact, creating a livelier clean response
I’ve been playing with the Wilson Juice for a year or so, and although it has been nothing but great to me, I have been feeling lately that I needed something lighter to get more power and advance my game. This racquet provided all of the power and spin of the Juice, but in a more maneuverable and comfortable way. If anything my shots were exploding more off the baseline and going even deeper, with more spin. This racquet was easy to swing, easy on my arm, and had incredible power from anywhere on the court. Even the touch shots (slice and volleys) were improved with this frame. I’m glad that all my problems were solved just by switching to this lighter frame!
4 StarsExtremely comfortable
Mike from IL wrote (June 10, 2016):
I’m a big fan of the Babolat Pure Drive in almost every way. However, after months of playing with it, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was just a little too heavy for me. I decided to try the Pure Drive Team and it is PERFECT. I mean it is probably the best frame I have ever played with! This racquet generates just as much power as the regular Pure Drive, if not more. It’s extremely comfortable and versatile on the court. I even found myself going to the net for volleys and chipping and charging more, which is something I rarely do. With the light weight feel of this frame I was able to swing through my shots with ease. This frame has also helped me add some more spin to my game, something I desperately needed. All around amazing frame. I strung it with a hybrid combination of RPM Blast and Xcel.
5 StarsVery fast &whippy
Karla from CA wrote (May 20, 2016):
First time trying out the Pure Drive series. One thing that really stuck out to me was the weight of the racquet. I am able to whip this racquet around from all over the court. With the lightweight feel, my shorter compact swing has been a good match with this stick. Now I understand why everyone talks about the power in the Pure Drive’s. This frame has also helped me add a little more spin to my game. My serves have improved and I have a lot more control on my groundstrokes.
5 Starsintermediate player
Yuriy, Sarasota, Fl from FL wrote (July 25, 2015):
I am happy to have this racquet. Very solid playing all around
5 Starsmy new racquet
doug conroy from GA wrote (January 05, 2015):
Love my new Pure Drive team racquet. It has been great on my elbow and volley's just like my previous versions. Have also increased my service speed back to where it was several years ago. Way to go Babolat!