Babolat adds another chapter to the Lite version of the Pure Drive. At 10 ounces strung, this racquet brings the explosive speed, raw power and impressive spin-potential of the Pure Drive franchise to dedicated beginners and early intermediate players. Updated with Babolat's new HTR System, the graphite layup has been reengineered for higher torsional rigidity, resulting in more efficient energy transfer to the ball.

 

To help soak up the harsher vibrations of this racquet's stiff construction, Babolat has devoted more real estate in the Pure Drive's shaft to SWX Pure Feel, a thin and extremely flexible viscoelastic rubber that sits between the carbon layers. Additional features include FSI Power Technology, which optimizes the grommet system and string spacing for higher energy return and vicious RPMs (think easy spin).

 

On groundstrokes this racquet not only delivers the usual Pure Drive levels of power and spin, it feels crisp and wonderfully precise on full swings. It also swings much easier than both the standard Pure Drive and the Pure Drive Team. As such it is ideal for the improving player who wants to swing bigger and play more aggressive tennis. At net this racquet's quick handling not only helps with sound preparation, it will help you to spring into action when opportunity knocks.

 

The speed is also an asset on service returns where the Pure Drive Lite comes around with lightning speed to deliver impressive power and accuracy. With incremental updates to the feel and response, the Pure Drive Lite continues to be a great entry point into one of the game's most legendary player's racquets.

 

Specifications:

Head Size: 100 sq.in / 645 sq.cm

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 283g

Unstrung Weight: 270g

Balance: 13.4in / 34.04cm / 1 pts HL

Swingweight: 299

Stiffness: 69

Beam Width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm

Racquet Colors: Blue and Black

Composition: Graphite

Power Level: Low-Medium

Stroke Style: Medium-Full

Swing Speed: Medium Fast

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Cross

Stringing Instructions:

- Skip Holes: 7&9 (Head), 7&9 (Throat)

- String Tension: 50 lbs - 59 lbs

- No Shared Holes

Babolat Pure Drive Lite