Babolat Pure Drive French Open Tennis Racquet

Babolat Pure Drive French Open Tennis Racquet
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The Babolat Pure Drive French Open edition offers a sleek cosmetic update to the legendary Babolat Pure Drive, with a brilliant black, white, and red clay graphic inspired by Roland Garros. The Pure Drive French Open is updated with the Cortex Dampening Interface for even better feel. The racquet maintains the use of the GT (Graphite Tungsten) which adds a hybrid of braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments throughout the racquet..

For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:

  • Durability: Babolat RPM Blast Team
  • Playability: Babolat Xcel
  • Hybrid: Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 - Babolat Xcel 16

    Racquet Specifications
  • 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 2013 Pure Drive French Open virtually the same as the previous generation Pure Drive Team, Pure Drive Cortex, and Pure Drive GT. That is, the Pure Drive French Open 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 French Open!


Love it!!!!

5 Stars

Bhullong from TX on 5/26/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It tremendously improved my game. I tried several rackets from different brands but ended up in frustration until I demoed and finally purchased this one. Great for the price and I really like the cosmetics. I'm planning to buy another racket of this kind as a back-up.

Great racquet

5 Stars

Neeley from NE on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Feels just like the regular Pure Drive but with a sweet color scheme. Even my tennis pro who strung it for me said he was jealous of my racquet, especially after we added the black Babolat strings. Gives me plenty of pop and control on my ground strokes while being easy to maneuver at the net for volleys. I also managed 5 aces immediately on my tennis pro my first time using it, which was a huge bonus!

Great racquet to hit deep shots

5 Stars

Laura from OH on 5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Really like the racquet. Easy to follow through on swings. The strings on demo felt harder than a board. No give at at all. Better strings make a big difference. I use babolat Xcel 16 but there are many strings to choose from just like there are many different styles of players. If you like the feel of the racquet, make sure the strings complement.

Babolat Pure Drive French Open Tennis Racquet
$199.00 $159.00

Babolat Pure Drive French Open Tennis Racquet

Item # 101183

  • 5 Star
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