Babolat Pure Drive Plus 2012

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Ordering racquets: Select from the options below to customize your racquet. We string according to your specifications. Follow the instructions below for selecting a string and be sure to enter tension.

Note about custom hybrid stringing

*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

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

One of the best options if you are looking to dominate the court with power and spin, the Pure Drive Plus offers tremendous access to both. From the baseline, the racquet provides extra leverage to maximize power. The crisp response and open string pattern result in excellent ball speed off the face of the racquet. Both topspin and slice can be taken to new levels with this one. Feel from all areas of the court is improved with Babolat's Active Cortex technology. The result is impressive comfort and a more dialed in response on touch shots. One of the best racquets for powerful serving, our TW playtesters also found impressive consistency with this one thanks to the added spin which enabled them to control the power. Add your favorite multifilament string to further improve power and comfort, or your favorite co-polyester to take control and spin to the next level and you can tailor this one to taste. A great option for singles and doubles players, this versatile racquet manages to be the perfect fit for intermediate players all the way through to the pro tours. 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: 27.5in / 69.85cm
Strung Weight: 11.2oz / 317.51g
Balance: 5 pts HL
Swingweight: 317
Stiffness: 70
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: 50-66 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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