Experience the Dark Side of Power with a new 2012 update to the legendary Babolat Pure Drive, now in a striking futuristic black graphic. The new Pure Drive is updated with a new Cortex Dampening Interface for even better feel. Only those frequencies that enhance feel are permitted to pass through the Cortex filter. Maintains the use of GT (Graphite Tungsten) which adds a hybrid of braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments throughout the entire racquet.
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- Durability: Babolat RPM Blast Team
- Playability: Babolat Xcel
- Hybrid: Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 - Babolat Xcel
- Headsize: 100 sq. in.
- Length: 27.00 in.
- Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
- Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 71
- Balance: 12.70 in. Head Light
- Cross Section: 26mm Head/23mm Throat
- Swingweight: 308 kg*sq. cm
- String Pattern: 16x19
- Grip: Syntec
Babolat has kept the specifications on the 2012 Pure Drive virtually the same as the previous generation Pure Drive Team, Pure Drive Cortex, and Pure Drive GT. That is, the Pure Drive GT remains the definitive tweener (between powerful/controlled) frame. 100 sq. in. head, 11.30 ounce strung weight, and 308 swingweight provide an excellent balance of power, control, and maneuverability. Expect improved feel and solid performance from all points on the court with the latest Pure Drive!
2012 Babolat Pure Drive Play Tester: Justin R Positives:
- Excellent stability and feel
- Ball comes of racquet with good power from baseline, but racquet has enough feel to be used comfortably at the net.Negatives:
Racquet can be too much power for a very advanced player who has a fast swing speed.Overall racquet performance?
The ultimate tweener frame that can be used by 3.5-4.5 players who have varied playing styles.
Is this a good update to previous model?
Feel has been improved over last year’s GT model through the new enhanced cortex filter. Has a nice new black and blue cosmetic.Any major things that stand out on this frame?
Nothing in particular stood out on this frame, positive or negative.What player level would you suggest for this frame?
3.0-4.5 players who have a moderate to fast swing speed looking for an exceptional combination of control and power.Would you purchase this racquet?
Personally owns twoWhat other racquets on the market that might play similar?
- Prince Speedport Black
- Wilson Juice 100
- Head YouTek IG Speed 300