This article looks at the racket specs of the regular Babolat Pure Drive and the 107 version to see how these two rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these tennis rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||107||Pure Drive|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the regular Babolat Pure Drive (or “PD”) and the 107 version, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Summary of Differences: The 107 model has a larger head size (107in vs 100in), an extended 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).
|Racket Specs:||107||Pure Drive||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||690||645||7%|
|Head Size (sq in)||107||100||7%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33||33||0%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||5||4||20%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||301||318||6%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||10.6||11.2||6%|
|Unstrung balance (cm)||32||32||0%|
|Unstrung balance (pts)||7||7||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||285||300||5%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.05||10.58||5%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 26 / 23||23 / 26 / 23||0%|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.
|Pros and Cons||107||PD|
|Pros||– Good Power, Lots of Spin, Decent on Volleys, Big sweet spot, and super forgiving||– Good mix of power, control, and spin, generous sweet spot, easy power on serves|
|Cons||– Stiff Frame, Lacks Control, Not suitable for advanced players with a full swing||– Relatively high frame stiffness rating|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Drive range of tennis rackets is endorsed by Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets can be purchased in most good online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse and Racquet Guys.