Babolat Pure Drive 107 2012 Racquets Customer feedback
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Comments: I had an older model of this racquet. I broke it and bought the new model. If seemed light for some
reason. I have added about an ounce of weight all over the racquet and it seems to have more power and is better for my tennis
Comments: Great racquet for whoever is looking to improve their game. I have always been a strong singles player
but struggled with my doubles game especially at the net. Tried this stick and I could instantly see the benefit of a lighter stick
and bigger headsize. I now rarely miss a shot at the net. For people who like a head-light racquet, it will take a few games or sets
to get used to and this one is only 2-pts headlight (my other racquet is 12pts headlight -- so it took me a little while). I string it
with Prince XP Beast 17G at 60 lbs and this gives me exactly what I am looking for in my game (control and power). Great overall
racquet for all players. I have seen many club coaches play with this as their stick of choice during competitive matches.
Comments: Great racquet with the right strings/tension. It took me a few tries but love this racquet now.
Comments: Love this racquet. Solid, smooth swinging and generous sweet spot. No need for vibration dampener
because there's no vibration! If you have a full swing, this racquet is perfectly balanced.
Comments: This is a great racquet, and I changed from the older model to various player's racquet but really could
not cope with the additional weight and stiffness. Bad move, resulting in wrist and hand problems. I agree with Jay's(7/12)
comments below. The current model is a bit lighter than its predecessor. It is too headlight for my liking but with 3 grams at 10
and 2, and 6 grams in the shaft it is simply the best of its type. Finally, I have strung it with a softer poly at 54lbs. The racquet
really sings and my hand and wrist issues disappeared in a week.
Comments: The main issues people have with this racquet can be corrected rather easily. The first problem is that
the racquet is too light and head heavy. Add 25 grams of lead to the handle and watch this racquet take off!! The second
problem is that the 107 sq in. headsize is too much sweetspot and reminiscent of a game improvement frame. I say, get over
yourself right now and accept a frame that will just make you better, plain and simple.
Comments: This racquet is too light, lacks power, needs more points head light. I used to use the Babolat AeroPro
Drive Plus Cortex and I am disappointed. I'm trying to work it out but the Babolat Pure Drive 107 GT lacks power using
recommended Addiction String (even at low tension). This was not a good selection for me.
Comments: Been playing with this racket a couple of months and it has lifted my play significantly.
All around game is better. Topspin generation is very good with good power as well. Took the free addiction string at
58. It's pretty decent - no fraying, doesn't move around much. I know there's probably better string to use, but I'll wait
till it breaks probably, knowing me. I only play doubles with men in my 60'ish age group twice a week in South Florida.
Comments: Outstanding racquet! One of the best in its class. Best for spin and power, pushing
opponents back deep. Amazing control and feel for the racquet this powerful. Overall, I am very pleased with it. Highly
Comments: I just picked up this racquet after demos of Prince Red 105, Head Radical
IG OS, and Babolat Pure Drive Roddick. The demo of the Babolat Pure Drive 107 was very comfortable and I loved the
look, but seemed that something made it very difficult to control. In spite of this, I bought the Pure Drive 107 and had
Babolat XCel 17 gauge string at 55lbs. I've only played a couple hours with the new racquet, but so far, I like it.
Comments: I used to play with a Prince Hornet, but when I saw chips on the side of
the frame, I knew it was time to look for a new racquet. I demoed several and really
liked the feel of the Babolat Pure Drive 107, 2012. Hits well from the base line and
the net. In addition, it has great feel for those drop shots! I couldn't be happier
with this choice!
Comments: I have a Pure Drive 107 GT and decided to buy the new model. I really
enjoy this new model. The racket came with the Babolat Addiction string @59 pounds
and found that this string, for my game, is a good fit for the racket as it places the power
of the racket under control. The racket felt with more control than the 107 GT. Also, I
felt that I could generate more spin with the new model. At net the performance was
also very good. Very maneuverable and very good control.
Comments: Very pleased with this racquet. Forgiving racquet on off center shots as the sweet spot is
initially bought two then my wife happened into my tennis bag and "borrowed" one of my Babolat 107s, well, needless
to say, it
was never returned. She is a 4.0 player and claims that the racquet, uh my racquet, has accelerated her game and even
diminish elbow pain. She's unstoppable now. If she happens into my tennis bag now, she will be surprised to see the
107 next to my old one. Yes, I love this racquet that much I bought a third. Cheaper than a divorce, I suppose. The only
is that the handle is short for a two hand backhand, but I've adjusted.
Comments: I started demoing racquets about a month ago and this is the
one I chose from ones like the Babolat Overdrive 110, Babolat XS 109,
Wilson Juice 108, Head Youtek Four Star, Prince Hornet, Prince EX03
Blue. My prior racquet was the Prince SpeedPort Silver. I liked the
fact that the 2012 Pure Drive 107 gave me more control and feel, but it
was still easy to generate power and depth. Biggest difference thus far
is "pop" and placement on serves. Feels very stable on volleys. Felt
very natural on groundstrokes.
Comments: I've been playing with the Wilson Pro Open for the past few years until my daughter talked
demoing a Babolat. She's been playing the Pure Drive+ for several years, using it in high school and for 2 years of
and swears by her frames. First I tried hers and really liked the feel and power, but it felt a little bit too heavy for me.
handed me the PD 107 (not the latest version) and Wow was I impressed with the first few strokes. Usually you know
and I really did. I tried the new version that just came out and liked it too, but nowhere near as much as the model it's
Anyway, demoed the the 1st PD 107 in an actual match a couple of days later and can't remember hitting with as much
depth. My buddy even took notice and commented on how different the ball was coming in at him. Bought my first one
several more sessions with it I'm sold and ready to add a 2nd racket to my bag. Bottom line, I can't ever remember
feeling such a
difference in my game right away due to a racket change.
Comments: I've been using a Prince 03 Red for 2 years and I really liked it. When the new PD107 came
out I demoed
it to see what it was like. I've demoed 6 to 10 racquets but never liked any better than the 03 Red till now. I was so
bought one, I've played 4 matches with it and it just keeps getting better and better. I am 75 years old and play 3 to 5
week against younger guys, so I need a little edge and the pd107 gives me that, it really is a really really good racquet
- best one
I've played with.
Comments: All I have to say is this racquet is amazing. I played last night and switching from a Wilson
to the 2012 Pure Drive 107, my game incredibly improved. Huge sweat spot, very good access to spin, so easy on the
lots of more power than my previous racquet. Generally so far, I am very impressed and happy with my choice.
Comments: Amazing! Enough said.
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