Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet

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  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
  • Babolat Pure Drive Tour 2018 Tennis Racquet
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Babolat introduces the latest 2018 update to Babolat's Pure Drive Tour. Babolat's new updated version of the Pure Drive Tour 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 Tour, 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 new 2018 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.

To go with the technology updates, Babolat gave the 2018 Pure Drive Tour an updated paint scheme with a light blue and white look. Overall, the new 2018 model is a fantastic update to the Pure Drive Tour racquet, serving as an extremely powerful frame -- perfect for advanced level players who possess a physically and technically sound game.

For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:

  • Durability: Babolat RPM Blast
  • Playability: Babolat Xcel

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Item #: 101330

    Racquet Specifications

  • Headsize: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.7 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
  • Balance: 12.75 in. Head Light (6pts)
  • 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


Cortex Pure Feel Technology

Babolat Cortex Pure Feel Technology

Babolat’s Cortex Pure Feel is powered by SMAC: better vibration dampening thanks to new material integrated in the graphite of the racquet that provides an incredible sound and more direct feel during the game.

FSI Technology

Babolat FSI Technology

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.

GT Technology

Babolat GT Technology

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.

Elliptical Geometry

Babolat Elliptical Geometry

Babolat’s elliptical frame shape is designed specifically to eliminate any added weight, frame twisting or racquet bending.

Woofer System

Babolat Woofer System Technology

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.

Evo Beam

Babolat Evo Beam

Unique frame thickness that gives the racquet less torque at ball contact, creating a livelier clean response


5 Stars

Abbie from on 5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love this racquet! It is on the heavier end as racquets go, so for some it may be a bit harder to manage, but I like the weight and the power that it can put on a tennis ball.

Great Racquet

5 Stars

Cory C. from TN on 8/12/2018 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is the second Babolat Pure Drive Tour I have purchased. It is well worth the money. It just has this "thud" off the racquet with every shot. All you have to do is hold firm with your grip and the racquet does the rest. I had to talk to customer service a few times since the racquet they sent me was actually too light in my opinion compared the first one I purchased. After some "back and forth" about what happened I received a new Babolat Pure Drive Tour and it was perfect. The specs say plus or minus 7 g and this is about .25 onces difference. it does not sound like much, but it is big time. Very satisfied with the new racquet. It has great feel, nice touch, and incredible power with not much effort. You just have to get used to the new weight if you have never played with a true tour weighted racquet. You wont be disappointed.

Big "Thud"

4 Stars

Cory C. from TN on 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I play 4.0 mens and played in D2 college and high school since about 1995 and after weeks of demos and eliminating racquets i decided on this one. I love the Pure Drive series after playing with the Liquid Metal 4 since about 2001? I really like the Pure Drive, but the Tour is a "beast." It is a heavier racquet at 11.1 oz but all you have to do is hold firm and it does all the work. It had wonderful control with ample spin and authority off my racquet. After a few swings you cant tell how heavy it is, but you can see and feel the difference in a heavier racquet. The serve was the biggest improvement. Every serve "thudded" off my racquet and landed with accuracy. I was highly impressed. I played with a few versions and really enjoyed the Pure Drive Tour the most. You wont be disappointed.