This article will look at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other in terms of head size, weight, balance, and stiffness.
Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Drive 110 vs Team
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications1 of the Pure Drive 110 (2021) and Pure Drive Team (2021), which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Main Differences: The Pure Drive Team has a smaller head size (100in vs 110in), a shorter racket length (27in vs 27.6in), a more head light balance (5 pts HL vs 3 pts HL), a higher strung weight (301g vs 269g), a higher swing weight (313 vs 298), a lower frame stiffness rating (69 vs 70), and a thinner beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm vs 24mm / 26.5mm / 23.5mm) when compared with the 110 version.
|Head Size (sq cm)||709cm||645cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||110in||100in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH2||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||4 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 Please be aware that the technical specs of rackets are based on averages so the racket you receive may vary by as much as 10%.
2 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The 110 offers good power, is lightweight, has a big sweet spot, and is a good option for beginner to intermediate doubles players.
However, the 110 is a relatively stiff frame that doesn’t offer much in terms of control so it will not be suitable for advanced players with a full swing.
Similarly, the Team also has good power, a manageable swing weight, a big sweet spot, and is very maneuverable but it too has a high stiffness rating and low levels of control.
Head to Head
The 110 offers more easy power, while the Team is the better option in terms of control, spin, and arm friendliness.
Both rackets are best used by beginners as more advanced players will find they are too powerful with too little control.