Babolat pure drive plus review

Babolat Pure Drive Plus Racquet Review

babolat pure drive plus review

Summary. Players seeking big put-away power, exceptional spin and the added leverage of a longer racquet will love what the Pure Drive Tour Plus brings to.

2017

With Babolat on the longest product cycle in the racquet industry, heralds the arrival of the newest version of the popular Pure drive Series. The new FSI Power widens the string spacing for more power and uses diamond shaped grommets for improved spin production. The Cortex system has been updated to Cortex Pure Feel. Cortex Pure Feel is now inside the racquet and uses SMAC, a visco-elastic rubber compound for better vibration absorption and dampening. With new innovations added into the tried and true Pure Drive formula, I took the new Pure Drive Plus out on court to see how it stacked up during play. The additional length gave me improved leverage on my two handed backhand and I enjoyed being able to drive the ball through the court more off that side.

Players seeking big put-away power, exceptional spin and the added leverage of a longer racquet will love what the Pure Drive Tour Plus brings to every swing. Fear not the Tour spec nor the Even during quick reaction situations, such as volley exchanges and serve returns, the Pure Drive Tour Plus amazed all with its fast feel and easy power. The combination of wider string spacing and diamond shaped grommet holes seemed to do the trick in adding excellent spin and a higher launch angle for easy depth. Our testers put the big power and spin of the racquet to good use on serves.

Ordering racquets: The list below shows this racquet's grip size availablilty. Select the grip size you'd like from the menu below. We custom string your racquet to your specifications. Follow the instructions below for selecting a string and be sure to enter the tension. Intermediate and advanced players looking for easy power and big spin should love the version of the Pure Drive Plus. For this update, Babolat retools the string bed with FSI Power Technology , which includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing. The upshot is bigger power and more spin-potential.

If you're looking to add more power into the popular Pure Drive, this extended length version is the answer. With the Pure Drive Plus , Babolat adds some heat to shots thanks to the additional leverage of an extra half-inch of racquet length. Babolat also tweaked the FSI Power technology in the stringbed with new diamond shape grommets that allow a greater range of movement for improved comfort and increased power. Additionally, the Cortex dampening system has evolved to Cortex Pure Feel. Babolat has added a thin rubber material to the Cortex system to absorb impact vibrations as well as provide a more direct feel. The extended length of the Pure Drive Plus gave a couple playtesters some timing issues at the start of the playtest, but they eventually settled in quite easily to the classic Pure Drive feel. It was clear from the start that the Pure Drive Plus offered easy depth and plenty of pop and spin from the baseline.



Babolat Pure Drive Tour Plus Racquet Review

We were eager to get our hands on the version of the Pure Drive Plus to see what this latest update from Babolat would offer. For this edition of the racquet Babolat analyzed where most modern players contact the ball in the stringbed.

Babolat Pure Drive Tour Plus Review

The Tour Plus version is grams unstrung instead of and the extended length brings it up to This increases the swing weight to which can be a bit cumbersome for some, but compared to previous versions of this racquet I feel it swings easier. Well, something Babolat calls FSI Power which features diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing. Does this work? Yes, this edition of the Pure Drive actually provides more spin on your shots which frees you up to swing a bit more freely. Another addition to the edition of the Babolat Pure Drive Tour Plus is the Cortex Pure Feel which is a viscoelastic rubber material for a more muted and comfortable feel.

Babolat Pure Drive Plus Racket

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Fantina C. says:

    Summary. If you're looking to add more power into the popular Pure Drive, this extended length version is the answer. With the Pure Drive Plus, Babolat adds.

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