Babolat Pure Drive 98 2023

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98"sq
16/19
10.8oz
305g
Unstrung
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$279.99 349.99
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This racquet comes unstrung from the manufacturer.

Have it strung by our certified stringing team. Customization options will show below. Strung racquets are final sale.
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Your racquet will be strung for a $25 service fee plus cost of string. Understanding tennis strings
Description

The Pure Drive 98 from Babolat takes the popular racquet to a new level of precision while maintaining the easy power the series is known for where this model is suitable for intermediate to advanced players with long and fast swings.

This racquet features "High Torsional Rigidity" which is an advanced graphite construction that results in increased energy transfer on ball strike resulting in greater power potential. For additional comfort, the improved vibration filtering material, "SWX Pure Feel", assists with reducing vibration, especially on off-center hits without sacrificing the feel of the ball.

The headsize at 98 square inches provides a tighter sweet spot for increased control over the ball. The weight being heavier than average at 10.8 ounces (unstrung) enhances stability and stopping power for increased power potential, big return of serves and the ability to load up on spin for those who can swing it. Its head-light balance (unstrung) increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power and spin as well as being conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys. The beam thickness enhances and optimizes the flexibility and stability of the frame for greater energy transfer and power across the string-bed whereas this edition features a thinner beam for increased flexibility for an arm-friendly feel and a greater degree of control.

When compared to a traditional flat-beam racquet, the elliptical frame shape carried over from previous generations offers extra stability and energy transfer due to its resistance to twisting especially on off-center hits which translates to more consistent power. This should become more apparent for players who prefer to stick at the baseline and hit heavier shots.

With Babolat's improvements to an already easy to recommend racquet series, this is a no brainer for previous Pure Drive players looking to push their control-game further. New players will welcome the dynamic experience this racquet brings with its trademark power and spin-friendly potential improved with increased precision.

  • Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.8 oz / 305 g unstrung
  • Balance: 6 pts head light / 325mm unstrung
  • Swingweight: coming soon
  • Beam width: 21mm / 23mm / 21mm
  • Flex: 74
  • Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • HTR SYSTEM : A new lay-up composition for an improved High Torsional Rigidity to yield unseen explosivity, especially on powerful shots played at high intensity.
  • SWX PURE FEEL : This cutting-edge vibration filtration system integrated in the lay-up provides an unrivaled feel at ball impact and unique sound on every shot.
  • Elliptic Frame: Elliptical frame structure with optimal resistance and overall rigidity for phenomenal power.

Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services. If you request brand logo stencils, please note that a stencil is painted onto the strings within a brand's stencil and may wear off over time - this is how stencils are applied on tour. Depending on the string you select, the stencil paint application fullness, colour and visibility may vary.
Adult racquets generally do not come with covers. To protect your racquet, we recommend getting a racquet bag.

Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.

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Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4" (4 inches)
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8" (4.125 inches)
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8" (4.25 inches)
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8" (4.375 inches)
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8" (4.5 inches)
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8" (4.625 inches)

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping This item has a dimensional weight of 1.0 kg per unit of quantity. Also known as volumetric weight, this is an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height and actual weight of a package. It also takes into consideration oversize/fuel surcharges. It is not representative of the actual weight of a package. We use this estimated weight as the basis to our shipping rate calculations. View more shipping information

Racquets Returns Each item has a certain set of prerequisites that must all be met in order to return said item. The plastic wrap on the racquet/paddle handle and any other protective pieces such as header cards have not been removed.
The tennis, badminton or squash racquet has not been strung.
Tennis, badminton or squash racquets ordered with stringing services added cannot be cancelled/refunded once the racquet has been strung regardless of shipping status.
Regular priced items may be returned within 30 days of ordering for a refund or exchange.
Sale items (discounted less than 40%) may be exchanged only for store credit or our gift card within 30 days.
No refunds or exchanges on Clearance Items (discounted 40% or more), strung racquets, water bottles, undergarments, worn or damaged product, opened massage devices and gift cards.
Customers are responsible for shipping fees on return shipments for refund or exchange. Most exchanged shipments can be shipped back to the customer at no extra cost. Return shipping must be a pre-paid, traceable method to ensure safe delivery.
Primary product packaging (eg: shoe boxes) must be covered and protected during return shipping, otherwise the return may not be accepted.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy

Description

The Pure Drive 98 from Babolat takes the popular racquet to a new level of precision while maintaining the easy power the series is known for where this model is suitable for intermediate to advanced players with long and fast swings.

This racquet features "High Torsional Rigidity" which is an advanced graphite construction that results in increased energy transfer on ball strike resulting in greater power potential. For additional comfort, the improved vibration filtering material, "SWX Pure Feel", assists with reducing vibration, especially on off-center hits without sacrificing the feel of the ball.

The headsize at 98 square inches provides a tighter sweet spot for increased control over the ball. The weight being heavier than average at 10.8 ounces (unstrung) enhances stability and stopping power for increased power potential, big return of serves and the ability to load up on spin for those who can swing it. Its head-light balance (unstrung) increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power and spin as well as being conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys. The beam thickness enhances and optimizes the flexibility and stability of the frame for greater energy transfer and power across the string-bed whereas this edition features a thinner beam for increased flexibility for an arm-friendly feel and a greater degree of control.

When compared to a traditional flat-beam racquet, the elliptical frame shape carried over from previous generations offers extra stability and energy transfer due to its resistance to twisting especially on off-center hits which translates to more consistent power. This should become more apparent for players who prefer to stick at the baseline and hit heavier shots.

With Babolat's improvements to an already easy to recommend racquet series, this is a no brainer for previous Pure Drive players looking to push their control-game further. New players will welcome the dynamic experience this racquet brings with its trademark power and spin-friendly potential improved with increased precision.

  • Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.8 oz / 305 g unstrung
  • Balance: 6 pts head light / 325mm unstrung
  • Swingweight: coming soon
  • Beam width: 21mm / 23mm / 21mm
  • Flex: 74
  • Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • HTR SYSTEM : A new lay-up composition for an improved High Torsional Rigidity to yield unseen explosivity, especially on powerful shots played at high intensity.
  • SWX PURE FEEL : This cutting-edge vibration filtration system integrated in the lay-up provides an unrivaled feel at ball impact and unique sound on every shot.
  • Elliptic Frame: Elliptical frame structure with optimal resistance and overall rigidity for phenomenal power.

Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services. If you request brand logo stencils, please note that a stencil is painted onto the strings within a brand's stencil and may wear off over time - this is how stencils are applied on tour. Depending on the string you select, the stencil paint application fullness, colour and visibility may vary.
Adult racquets generally do not come with covers. To protect your racquet, we recommend getting a racquet bag.

Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.

Specifications
Technology
Reviews
Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4" (4 inches)
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8" (4.125 inches)
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8" (4.25 inches)
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8" (4.375 inches)
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8" (4.5 inches)
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8" (4.625 inches)

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

Shipping & Returns

Shipping This item has a dimensional weight of 1.0 kg per unit of quantity. Also known as volumetric weight, this is an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height and actual weight of a package. It also takes into consideration oversize/fuel surcharges. It is not representative of the actual weight of a package. We use this estimated weight as the basis to our shipping rate calculations. View more shipping information

Racquets Returns Each item has a certain set of prerequisites that must all be met in order to return said item. The plastic wrap on the racquet/paddle handle and any other protective pieces such as header cards have not been removed.
The tennis, badminton or squash racquet has not been strung.
Tennis, badminton or squash racquets ordered with stringing services added cannot be cancelled/refunded once the racquet has been strung regardless of shipping status.
Regular priced items may be returned within 30 days of ordering for a refund or exchange.
Sale items (discounted less than 40%) may be exchanged only for store credit or our gift card within 30 days.
No refunds or exchanges on Clearance Items (discounted 40% or more), strung racquets, water bottles, undergarments, worn or damaged product, opened massage devices and gift cards.
Customers are responsible for shipping fees on return shipments for refund or exchange. Most exchanged shipments can be shipped back to the customer at no extra cost. Return shipping must be a pre-paid, traceable method to ensure safe delivery.
Primary product packaging (eg: shoe boxes) must be covered and protected during return shipping, otherwise the return may not be accepted.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy