The Babolat Pure Drive 107 is a popular option for beginners as it is a very forgiving racket that offers tons of free power.
However, as their skills improve, many beginners find that the 107 version does not offer enough control so they make the switch to using the 100in Pure Drive.
This article looks at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Racket Specs – Pure Drive vs 107
Main Differences: The Pure Drive 107 has a larger head size (107in vs 100in), a longer racket length (27.2in vs 27in), a more head light balance (5pts HL vs 4pts HL), a lower strung weight (10.6oz vs 11.2oz), a lower swing weight (309 vs 320), and a lower frame stiffness rating (69 vs 71).
|Head Size (sq cm)||690cm||645cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||107in||100in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33cm||33cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||5 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||301g||318g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||10.6oz||11.2oz|
|Unstrung balance (cm)||32cm||32cm|
|Unstrung balance (pts)||7 pts HL||7 pts HL|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||285g||300g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.05oz||10.58oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||23mm / 26mm / 23mm||23mm / 26mm / 23mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The 107 offers good power, lots of spin, a big sweet spot, is super forgiving, and is decent on volleys but it has a stiff frame, lacks control, and is not suitable for advanced players with a full swing.
The 100 offers a good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on serves with the main drawback being that it has a relatively high frame stiffness rating.
Head to Head
The 107 is the better option in terms of power and comfort but the 100 is better in terms of control and spin.
The 107 is ideal for beginners as it offers tons of free power but once you get to the intermediate level, you will likely want to upgrade to the 100in Pure Drive as it will give you more control.
More advanced players are likely to want a racket with more control, like the Babolat Pure Strike 98.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Drive range of tennis rackets is endorsed by a number of top tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours including Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin.