Babolat Pure Drive vs 107

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.

Babolat Pure Drive vs 107

Racket Specs – Pure Drive vs 107

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the 100in and 107in versions of the Babolat Pure Drive, 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 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).

Year Released:20212021
Design:Babolat Pure Drive 107 2021Babolat Pure Drive
Head Size (sq cm)690cm645cm
Head Size (sq in)107in100in
Length (cm)69.09cm68.58cm
Length (in)27.2in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33cm33cm
Strung Balance (pts)5 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)301g318g
Strung Weight (ounces)10.6oz11.2oz
Swing Weight309320
Unstrung balance (cm)32cm32cm
Unstrung balance (pts)7 pts HL7 pts HL
Unstrung Weight (grams)285g300g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.05oz10.58oz
Frame Stiffness6971
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm

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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.

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Player Recommendations

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.

Player Level107100

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.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets can be purchased in most good online tennis shops like Tennis WarehouseRacquet Guys, and the official Babolat website.