Jason: 4.0 baseliner with a semi-western forehand and two handed backhand. Thread starter Ballistec_J; Start date Mar 20, 2012; B. Ballistec_J Banned. Balance. Babolat has updated the racquet with Cortex Active Technology to enhance the feel, but our testers found the best results when they threw touch to the wind and took a good rip at the ball in typical Pure Drive … I really enjoyed that crisp response off both wings. Women’s Tennis Racquet : 9/10: By Brittany Rowland. But this iteration, like all the other ones before, feels more solid than the previous model. ", It was all about how Tiffani came to the net. Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 125 Tennis String. ", Tiffani also returned with pace. Strung weight. If you stay on this website, you agree to the use of cookies. ", Big serving Sean said, "As always, the Pure Drive line fits my game when it comes to serving. No Interest if paid in full in 6 mo on $99+Opens in a new window or tab* No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on $99+. A highly ranked tennis racquet favored by tennis pros like Kim Clijsters and Li Na, the Babolat Pure Drive GT 2012 uses Cortex Technology to reduce the vibrations that tire the arm, resulting in a better feel on your hits. Review date: January 2012. Quantity: Add to Cart. My backhand shot is flatter, and I didn't notice the spin as much from that wing. I love to hit big flat first serves and kick my second serve, and this racquet did both flawlessly. - Huge visibility : Pure Bags used by Babolat top ranked players. 6 watching. 4 pts Head Light. ", The racquet continued to please the testing squad at net with its stability and power. Babolat Pure Drive 4 3/8 2012. Americas. I made a minor adjustment to my strokes at the beginning of the playtest by adding more spin to my shots to make sure the ball stayed in the court. The swingweight also felt high. Those seeking to serve with lots of pace and spin will find the Pure Drive to be a great option. in. Pure Drive Roddick GT. Babolat's 10th generation Pure Drive brings explosive power to the court. Lake Forest High School Recent Graduate, Class of 2014. Discover what’s new from Babolat tennis: racquets, strings, bags, shoes, apparel, and more! in. "I played with the Babolat Pure Drive for around eight years, so picking up this racquet felt like reuniting with an old friend," said Brittany, who has an aggressive baseline style. Tiffani felt comfortable hitting her serves. He offered, "I thought that I would struggle because the swingweight feels higher than I typically like, but I was surprised with my results. The versatility of this frame on serves made service games a breeze. Babolat CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY. Babolat Pure Drive GT 2012. TEAM BABOLAT PRO PLAYERS MAY PLAY WITH A CUSTOMIZED OR DIFFERENT MODEL THAN THE EQUIPMENT DEPICTED. 11.1oz / 314.68g. Pure Drive 2012. Shop with confidence. I did find some issues hitting touch volleys, though. Head size. feedback. When I was hitting groundstrokes the racquet felt crisp and firm, like it was not flexing much at all, but it was comfortable enough and didn't cause me any arm issues. ", Tiffani found the Pure Drive fit her game well. facebook timeline Facebook. But I shouldn't be doing that anyway. C $64.41 shipping. Ending Saturday at 2:44PM PDT 3d 5h *NEW* 2020 BABOLAT BOOST A TENNIS RACQUET (CHOOSE GRIP) STRUNG. $145.00. I didn't notice any stability issues either, so I was confident when I was returning. Against the Andy Roddicks on our team, I was able to block serves back with nice depth. Return To Search Price Alert Add to Wish List Write A Review No Specs Available. Americas. ", "My favorite shot to hit with this racquet was my serve, without question," said Brittany. Easy generation of racquet head speed in combination with this frame's power makes both first and second serves effective. Overview | Her Activity | Player Bio | Historic Charts | Update. The Pitch: The Babolat Pure Drive, now in its seventh generation, has been updated with Cortex Active Technology. Although this racquet does well to provide pop on serves, I was more impressed with the spin and my ability to use that to my advantage. cm. I slice most of my serves, and with the Pure Drive in hand I felt like I was not only getting more spin on the ball, but more power as well. Singled handed backhand with a wicked affection for cured meats and Asado. or Best Offer. ", Jason - "I could feel the tenderness in my arm after a hitting session with this racquet. Each previous update has improved the feel and response of the racquet, first with the addition of Woofer Grommets, then Cortex, and in the previous version, Graphite Tungsten. As I noted earlier, the Pure Drive reacted well to incoming power, so I liked that aspect even more when it came to returns. twitter stream Twitter. Back in stock on 11/30/20. I had more success slowing my swing down and directing my shots, while letting the racquet do some of the work for me. said Jason. Players can swing fast with the Pure Drive Lite, and the result is power paired with easy access to spin. Even though it lacked some weight, I could definitely cause some damage with a well timed return. That gives the racquet more control. Zařaďte se mezi ně i Vy a vyberte si na našem eshopu raketu za skvělou cenu. Length: 27in / 68.58cm Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 314.68g Balance: 4 pts HL Swingweight: 308 Stiffness: 72 String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses 204 likes. C $42.13 shipping. Free shipping. The racket impressed our testers in the appearance stakes from the outset with the blue, black and white colour combination as both Katharine and Ali described it as ‘stylish’. This racquet still retains much of its crispness, offering a powerful, yet precise, feel at net. Babolat 2015 Pure Drive Team 5.0 out of 5 stars 5. Overall, the Pure Drive remains a racquet that can fit a huge variety of levels and styles simply by changing the string set-up. New Pure Drive Buy Now. Pro balanced with custom hybrid string job, bag and other extras. ", Jason - "The feel, power, spin and stability were what really stood out for me. BABOLAT. "Immediately, I found tons of power with this racquet on my groundstrokes. Babolat Pure drive 2012-13 100 head 10.6oz 4 1/2 grip Tennis Racquet. He said, "Just as I had hoped, this frame performed well from the baseline. Strung weight. I even found some success with my backhand slice. However, I typically struggle to consistently hit with depth, so the added pop really helped me be more aggressive. I could hit my volleys deep into the court with some pace behind them. 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I found it to be slightly more stable than previous models, and it sported more than enough power to put volleys away when given the chance. ROLAND GARROS BABOLAT AERO PRO DRIVE 4 1/8 FRENCH OPEN LIMITED TENNIS RACQUET Up for auction is an excellent condition complete kit.RARE LIMITED EDITION 2012 BABOLAT AERO PRO DRIVE GT 4 1/8 PLUS ROLAND GARROS FRENCH OPEN tennis racquet.Grip size pro modified. / 645.16 sq. Sean didn't hesitate to come to net. Babolat CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY. $94.95. However, this racquet did have a lot of power, and I had trouble keeping everything in the court. Babolat Pure Strike, 16x19, V3, 4 1/4. ", Sean - " A little weight would help with the stability, especially against hard hitters. Babolat Babol Color Stencil Ink. Sean said, "Again I would have liked more heft from this racquet to deal with big servers and add some stability to my returns. ", The Pure Drive's performance on serve surprised Jason. The Pure Drive GT also includes the Cortex system, this ensures that vibrations is minimized to the fist. Then played with the Aero Pro Drive GT for a collective year scattered for a few months here and there. Spin and pace had our playtesters enjoying their turn at serving. Beginners and intermediates can maximize power and comfort with natural gut or a good multifilament, while advanced players can find amazing spin and control with a co-polyester string. Babolat 2018 Pure Drive 110 Tennis Racquet 5.0 out of 5 stars 6. 2012 Babolat Pure Drive tennis racquet specs: Head Size: 100 sq. Once set up, I found my touch and feel were right where I wanted them to be. The one shot I struggled with, and I don't know why, was going down the T on the ad side. ", Brittany also noted maneuverability, saying, "I loved the stability and the power I got when hitting volleys with this racquet. Babolat www.babolat.com 877-316-9435 NOTE: Add 1 foot to each measurement in the LENGTH column when using Co-Poly, Polyester or Kevlar strings. Mar 20, 2012 #1 I used the PDRGT+ (2009 edition) for about a year and a half. ", The power also aided Jason's game. Check out the latest innovations and find the right equipment to play your best and enjoy the game. Lotto Mirage 300 II SPD Women’s Tennis Shoe Review, Wilson Clash & Blade Roland Garros Inspired Racquets, Victory Acelon Wildfire 16 (multi) review, WTA Future Stars Tournament Use Wilson Triniti Ball. ", Brittany - "I felt the racquet was a little stiff. Babolat Pure Drive Roddick 2012 vs. You'll find more information on cookies at, Stay up to date on arrivals and special offers, Shop Early - Shipping Carrier Delays Expected. When it was time for Babolat to update the Pure Drive-- one of the most popular rackets in the world that has helped transform the modern game of tennis -- Babolat analyzed where players typically make contact with the ball.This analysis resulted in the FSI technology, which raises the sweetspot in the hoop of the newest Pure Drive. Babolat Pure Drive.Jedna z nejprodávanějších tenisových raket – Babolat Pure, se kterou hrají špičkový tenisté. Combining a thick and lively beam construction with an open string pattern and fast feel, the Pure Drive line offers a "best of class" combination of speed, spin, power and precision. ", "Grip it and rip it!" I don't hit with much spin, but it was easy enough to create when I needed it. Item Information. Jet Mach II Buy Now. ", Brittany - "The amount of power I found from all areas of the court. Racchetta da tennis ,Babolat aeropro drive gt manico L3 ,tennis racquet . C $458.54. I didn't have to do much to get good pace on either side, and as a counterpuncher I felt like the racquet responded well to my opponent's pace. Plays NTRP 4.5 singles and some doubles. All Rights Reserved. It suited my game style as well. Based in sunny Southern California, raised in Argentina & USA; lover of all things tennis, USRSA Master Racquet Technician (MRT), ATP/WTA Pro Level Stringer; reviewer of tennis strings, tennis racquets, and any interesting tennis gadgets I come across. 27 bids. Babolat Pure Drive Racket . Currently using a Boris Becker Delta Core London. Babolat. The Babolat Pure Drive tennis racquet is used on tour today by many players such as Fabio Fognini and Karolina Pliskova. ", Tiffani - "The racquet has a firm feel. Feel is further improved with Babolat's new Cortex Active Technology. With a cleaner, more solid feel at impact, the Pure Drive had our testers zeroing in on their targets and hitting them with lots of pace and spin. There was a little bit more of a dampened feel compared to the previous model, but otherwise it had very similar specs and feel. WEEKLY RANKINGS The Pure Drive has a reputation of providing plenty of power off the ground, and our testing team found that this 2012 version stayed true to the racquet's heritage. He offered, "After working to improve my net game recently, I felt more comfortable making my way to the net with this racquet. 3 pts Head Light. $6.99#B900096. When returning balls coming in with a good amount of pace, the racquet could fire it back with ease. The Babolat Pure Drive GT 2012 consists of hybrid materials, this is a combination of graphite and thungsten spread throughout the racket. Currently playing with the Tecnifibre Rebound Pro. The Pure Drive has a reputation of providing plenty of power off the ground, and our testing team found that this 2012 version stayed true to the racquet's heritage. / 645.16 sq. $16.95 shipping. 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