Specially designed for the 2017 tournament, the Pure Drive gets a comsemtic makeover in the colors of the famous English tournament. Other than the change in colour, the llimited edition Pure Drive Wimbledon is the same racquet as the Pure Drive 2016. The Pure Drive 2016 offers increased maneuverability, forgiveness and versatility. It's perfect for baseliners that are looking for a great blend of power and control. This latest edition has also been upgraded with a Redefined Sweet Spot and Frame String Interaction (FSI) Technology. This technology lifts the sweetspot higher in the racquets face, whcih studies have indentified as the true impact zone.
- Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.6 oz / 300 g unstrung
- Balance: 7 pts head light / 320mm unstrung
- Swingweight: 317 strung
- Beam width: 23.5mm / 26mm / 23mm
- Flex: 72 RA
- Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
Redefined Sweet Spot: Based on data from 2012-2013 Babolat Play recordings, it was identified that the impact zone is higher than the racquet's traditional centre. All 2015 Babolat Pure Drive frames have been re-designed to reflect the true impact zone with a redefined sweet spot.
Frame String Interaction (FSI) Technology: FSI provides a tighter stringing pattern in the sweet spot and works with the optimized Woofer System to allow for better control and feel of the ball.
Elliptic Geometry: The elliptical frame shape offers high resistance to twisting and bending for optimal power.
Active Cortex: A CDS (Cortex Dampening System) interface that supplies useful information to the player. By strategically placing the cortex between the handle and throat of the racquet, this "Smart Vibration Dampening" system distinguishes between the good and bad vibrations. This allows for greater feel and control upon each strike.
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.