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Babolat Pure Drive Team - 2018 Zoom

Babolat Pure Drive Team - 2018

SKU: BR159

Availability: In stock

The 2018 Pure Drive Team offers the spin, power and accuracy of the 2018 Pure Drive but in a lighter lower swing-weight package. At just 10.7 ounces strung and a very maneuverable 316 swing-weight, the 2018 Pure Drive Team is designed for the intermediate player wanting speed, spin, and controllable power in a more maneuverable package. The addition of FSI Power Technology for 2018 now includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing for more comfort, a larger sweetspot, enhanced power and easier spin. This model also features a revised Cortex System with dampening enhanced more through the addition of a specialized rubber compound to provide greater dampening and less shock important improvement for a racquet at 70 on the stiffness index. Baseline play with this frame is crisp, accurate, and very lively. The more open 16x19 string provides excellent spin on any shot from anywhere on the court. Net play with the 2018 Pure Drive Team is solid, stable, and accurate for its lighter weight class. Serves can be struck aggressively with plenty of spin offered by easier acceleration...which bodes well for power as well. 2018 brings some excellent updates to the feel, response, and spin for an already solid model!

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

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 10.7oz / 303.34g

Balance: 12.99in / 32.99cm / 4 pts HL

Swing-weight: 316

Stiffness Index: 70

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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