Babolat Pure Drive 2012

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Stringing information for Babolat Pure Drive 2012 Racquets: Tension range 50 to 66 pounds, optimum 58 pounds.

The hugely popular and versatile Pure Drive gets even better with improved feel in this version. A racquet that seemingly fits every playing style, the Pure Drive blends power, spin and a crisp and precise response. When strung with a string like Babolat Xcel the Pure Drive offers superb power, a comfortable feel and a very forgiving response. With a soft and powerful string, the racquet is perfect for stronger beginners through intermediate players. Add a co-polyester string like Babolat RPM Blast and the racquet is perfect for advanced players looking to add tons of spin and control to powerful shots. At net the racquet feels extremely fast and mobile. A popular choice with both ATP and WTA doubles players, the Pure Drive offers crisp precision to go with its power and mobility. Babolat's Cortex Active Technology updated the response for a cleaner feel, and our TW testers found surprising comfort from this one. All in all an immensely impressive racquet that fits almost every playing style and level. Just like previous versions, this one will be just as effective tearing up club and park competition as it will at the collegiate and pro levels. Note: Due to racquet stiffness, when stringing with a polyester or a co-polyester we highly suggest 54lbs as a starting point for tension.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 314.68g
Balance: 4 pts HL
Swingweight: 308
Stiffness: 72
Beam Width: 23.5mm / 26mm / 22.5mm /
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/White/Blue/Red
Grip Type: Babolat Syntec
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-62 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.

The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.

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