Babolat Drive Lite

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Stringing information for Babolat Drive Lite Racquets Black/Pink: Tension range 50 to 55 pounds, optimum 53 pounds. For best overall performance, we recommend stringing with a synthetic gut, multi-filament or natural gut string.

With its black and pink cosmetic, the Drive Lite gets the job done and looks good doing it. Boasting a very light weight, this one is ideal for players who need a speedy racquet that accelerates almost effortlessly. We think it's great for beginners and juniors, along with being a solid option for intermediates who want an ultra light racquet. The Woofer grommet technology combines with the Cortex system to minimize vibrations and provide a very smooth and lively feel. From the baseline this racquet moves through contact with explosive speed and delivers a very accurate response. Our TW playtesters noted how easy it was to generate spin and select ambitious targets. At net the speed is doubly apparent. This one moves into position very quickly, making it great on fast exchanges and put aways. All in all the Drive Lite is a great option for the 3.0+ player looking for a light racquet with tons of spin potential and controllable power.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 9.6oz / 272.16g
Balance: 13.75in / 34.93cm / 2 pts HH
Swingweight: 294
Stiffness: 67
Beam Width: 23.5mm / 25.5mm / 23mm /
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium
Swing Speed: Medium
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Pink
Grip Type: Babolat Syntec Touch
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-55 pounds
Woofer

*Woofer Technology from Babolat

THE FIRST DYNAMIC SYSTEM WHICH MAKES THE FRAME AND THE STRINGS INTERACT WHEN STRIKING THE BALL

A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.

PULLEY FUNCTION

  • The WOOFER eliminates string lock-up: the strings are free to move.
  • The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.

PISTON FUNCTION

  • Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
  • Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.
Cortex

Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system is designed to offer greater comfort during play. Available in two versions, the Cortex system used in the Pure series of racquets reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations results in what Babolat calls a "pure feel." The Cortex system used in other Babolat racquets filters and dampens for maximum comfort.

Elliptic Geometry

Babolat's Elliptic Design promises no twisting, no bending and no added weight to your racquet. It provides:

  • Greater resistance to torque and flex (+20% compared to a traditional frame design) with no added weight.
  • Power with exceptional maneuverability.

Other Items to Consider

  • Babolat Pro Tour Overgrips 30-pack White $24.95

    Add a 30 pack of Babolat Pro Tour Overgrips to your Racquet purchase for just $24.95. You Save $11.

  • Add a Zepp Tennis Sensor & Racquet Mount to your order for $149.99.

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