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Babolat Pure Drive Lite - 2018 Zoom

Babolat Pure Drive Lite - 2018

SKU: BR160

Availability: In stock

The 2018 Pure Drive Lite is perfect for improving beginners, strong juniors, and intermediate players looking for a light-weight alternative. Offering excellent maneuverability, spin, and decent power for its light weight, this 2018, Babolat update covers all the bases. New for 2018 is the addition of FSI Power Technology. This adds includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing for more energy return to the ball for more power and wider spacing for more bite on the ball for enhanced spin. The 2018 Pure Drive Lite also gets Babolat's latest Cortex System update. This adds more dampening via a specialized rubber compound for an even more arm-friendly feel with less shock and errant vibration. Baseline play with the Pure Drive Lite is easier as the light weight makes for almost effortless acceleration under any shot circumstance. Spin is enhanced by this racquet's very open 16x19 string pattern along with the FSI Technology. Net play is quick, accurate, and stable...still packing plenty of power to end points definitively. Serves can be cranked up aggressively thanks to the ultra low swing-weight allowing for crazy head speed for excellent power and good depth on all serves. Babolat has made some impressive updates to the feel, comfort level, spin, and maneuverability for the 2018 Pure Drive Lite! Definitely not a light-weight when the pressure is on! This frame is a great choice for up and coming players whether beginners, juniors, or intermediates looking for more head speed with a nicely dampened feel.

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 10.1oz / 286.33g

Balance: 13.4in / 34.04cm / 1 pts HL

Swing-weight: 300

Stiffness Index: 69

Beam Width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm

Composition: Graphite

Power Level: Low-Medium

Player Stroke Style: Medium-Full

Swing Speed: Medium-Fast

Racquet Colors: Blue

Grip Type: Babolat Syntec Pro

String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes

String Tension Range: 50-59 pounds

Woofer Technology from Babolat


The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Bur only some strings are dynamically active when struck by the ball. So efficiency is minimized. Babolat set out to design a racquet optimizing the frame and string interaction - to create a technology that allows all the strings to work together to return more energy with every strike of  the ball.


The WOOFER technology eliminates string lock-up, allowing the strings to move more freely.
The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.


Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
    - Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.

Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system is designed to offer greater comfort during play. Available in two versions, the Cortex system used in the Pure series of racquets reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations results in what Babolat calls a "pure feel." The Cortex system used in other Babolat racquets filters and dampens for maximum comfort.

For the 2018 Pure Drives Babolat introduces the most evolved version of Cortex technology to date, called Cortex Pure Feel. For this version, Babolat partnered with a company called SMAC, which supplied a thin viscoelastic rubber that is uniquely tailored to absorbing impact vibration. According to Babolat, it also provides a great sound and more direct feel.

Elliptic Geometry
Babolat's Elliptic Design promises no twisting, no bending and no added weight to your racquet. It provides:
Greater resistance to torque and flex (+20% compared to a traditional frame design) with no added weight.
Power with exceptional maneuverability.

GT Technology
GT construction provides excellent stability at ball impact. The additional rigidity provided by this technology allows for more power and precision, making it perfect for modern ball strikers!

Different thickness of the beamof the frame from head to buttcap for less torque at ball impact and better responsiveness overall.

FSI POWER Technology
Wider spacing between the cross strings to boost dwell time, power, spin, and comfort!
For the 2018 Pure Drives only, Babolat adds diamond shaped grommets to the FSI Power technology. This gives the strings a greater range of movement, resulting in a further increase in energy transfer, which yields more power and comfort.

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