Babolat Pure Drive Lite 2018

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This racquet comes pre-strung from the manufacturer. You may choose another string, however you will not be credited for the pre-installed manufacturer's string. Have it strung by our certified stringing team. Customization options will show below.

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Your racquet will be strung for a $20 service fee plus cost of string.
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Description

The new Pure Drive Lite arrives with a few new technological improvements that will surely continue to make it a fan favourite with players looking for a lightweight performance racquet.

The Pure Drive Lite is the lightest member of the Pure Drive family, however, that doesn't mean it does not pack some punch. Thanks to an unstrung static weight of 9.5 ounces (270 grams) and a low swingweight of 300 (strung) the Pure Drive Lite travels through the contact zone with ease and allows beginners and intermediates to produce the racquet head speed needed to produce power and spin. With a flex rating of 69 RA this updated version of the Pure Drive Lite plays a little softer than the previous version. Resulting in a more comfortable feel and touch more control.

Adding to the increase in comfort are two technological updates Babolat has included in all of the new Pure Drive racquets. FSI Power technology still offers slightly wider spacing between the cross strings, but now also features diamond shaped grommets that result in more power and increased comfort. Babolat's shock dampening technology Cortex has also been updated. Now dubbed Cortex Pure Feel and equipped with thin viscoelastic fibres supplied by French company SMAC that are uniquely designed to dampen impact vibration. According to Babolat this version not only dampens more shock and vibration, but also produces a better sound and enhanced feel.

Beginners, intermediates as well as those juniors progressing to adult racquets, should definitely consider the Pure Drive Lite for its great blend of power, spin and comfort. We are also loving the new electric blue paint scheme!

This racquet comes pre-strung from the manufacturer with a Babolat synthetic gut string for a balance of playability and durability.

  • Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 9.5 oz / 270 g unstrung
  • Balance: 4 pts head light unstrung
  • Swingweight: 300 strung
  • Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
  • Flex: 69 RA
  • Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • FSI Power: Wider spacing between the cross strings to increase spin, power, comfort and playability. Now also includes diamond shaped grommets to provided greater string movement and further increase power and comfort.
  • Elliptic Geometry: The elliptical frame shape offers high resistance to twisting and bending for optimal power.
  • Cortex Pure Feel: Babolat’s Cortex Pure Feel is powered by SMAC: better vibration dampening thanks to new material integrated in the graphite of the racquet that provides an incredible sound and more direct feel during at impact.
  • Woofer System: The first and most effective frame-string link system: a longer ball-string contact time for greater control and a sensation of comfort.
  • 100"sq
  • 16/19
  • 9.5oz
  • 270g

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

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 or a grip build-up sleeve.

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

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Technology
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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.
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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 handle has not been removed.
The racquet has not been strung.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy

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.

Description

The new Pure Drive Lite arrives with a few new technological improvements that will surely continue to make it a fan favourite with players looking for a lightweight performance racquet.

The Pure Drive Lite is the lightest member of the Pure Drive family, however, that doesn't mean it does not pack some punch. Thanks to an unstrung static weight of 9.5 ounces (270 grams) and a low swingweight of 300 (strung) the Pure Drive Lite travels through the contact zone with ease and allows beginners and intermediates to produce the racquet head speed needed to produce power and spin. With a flex rating of 69 RA this updated version of the Pure Drive Lite plays a little softer than the previous version. Resulting in a more comfortable feel and touch more control.

Adding to the increase in comfort are two technological updates Babolat has included in all of the new Pure Drive racquets. FSI Power technology still offers slightly wider spacing between the cross strings, but now also features diamond shaped grommets that result in more power and increased comfort. Babolat's shock dampening technology Cortex has also been updated. Now dubbed Cortex Pure Feel and equipped with thin viscoelastic fibres supplied by French company SMAC that are uniquely designed to dampen impact vibration. According to Babolat this version not only dampens more shock and vibration, but also produces a better sound and enhanced feel.

Beginners, intermediates as well as those juniors progressing to adult racquets, should definitely consider the Pure Drive Lite for its great blend of power, spin and comfort. We are also loving the new electric blue paint scheme!

This racquet comes pre-strung from the manufacturer with a Babolat synthetic gut string for a balance of playability and durability.

  • Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 9.5 oz / 270 g unstrung
  • Balance: 4 pts head light unstrung
  • Swingweight: 300 strung
  • Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
  • Flex: 69 RA
  • Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • FSI Power: Wider spacing between the cross strings to increase spin, power, comfort and playability. Now also includes diamond shaped grommets to provided greater string movement and further increase power and comfort.
  • Elliptic Geometry: The elliptical frame shape offers high resistance to twisting and bending for optimal power.
  • Cortex Pure Feel: Babolat’s Cortex Pure Feel is powered by SMAC: better vibration dampening thanks to new material integrated in the graphite of the racquet that provides an incredible sound and more direct feel during at impact.
  • Woofer System: The first and most effective frame-string link system: a longer ball-string contact time for greater control and a sensation of comfort.
  • 100"sq
  • 16/19
  • 9.5oz
  • 270g

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

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 or a grip build-up sleeve.

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 handle has not been removed.
The racquet has not been strung.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy