The Babolat Pure Drive 110 and 107 are two oversized rackets that are great for beginner tennis players as they both have a big head size, with a large sweet spot that will help beginners be more consistent and hit with more power.
This article will look at the specs of these two rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Drive 107 vs 110
Main Differences: The 110 has a larger head size (110in vs 107in), a longer racket length (27.6in vs 27.2in), a less head light balance (3pts HL vs 5pts HL), a lower strung weight (269g vs 301g), a lower swing weight (298 vs 309), and a higher frame stiffness rating (70 vs 69).
|Head Size (sq cm)||709cm||690cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||110in||107in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||34cm||33cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||3 pts HL||5 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||269g||301g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||9.5oz||10.6oz|
|Unstrung balance (cm)||33cm||32cm|
|Unstrung balance (pts)||7 pts HL||7 pts HL|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||255g||285g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||8.99oz||10.05oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||24mm / 26.5mm / 23.5mm||23mm / 26mm / 23mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The 110 has good power, a big sweet spot, a very manageable weight, and is a good for beginner to intermediate players but it is a stiff frame that is hard to control, and will not be suitable for advanced tennis players with a full swing.
Similarly, the 107 offers good power, and lots of spin, with a big sweet spot that makes the racket super forgiving but like the 110, it is a stiff frame that doesn’t have much control.
Head to Head
The 110 will provide you with more free power but the 107 will give you more control, spin, and is more comfortable to play with.
Player Level Recommendations
The 110 and 107 are best used by beginners as more advanced players will find them way too powerful.
The 107 could be okay for some intermediate players but you will likely want to upgrade to the regular pure drive once your skills improve.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Drive range of tennis rackets is endorsed by Sofia Kenin, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, and Fabio Fognini