Babolat Pure Drive vs Pure Drive Lite

This article will look at the racket specs of the standard and lite versions of Babolat’s Pure Drive to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Drive vs Pure Drive Lite

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, and colors.

General infoPDPD Lite

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Drive and Pure Drive Lite, 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 Lite model has a less head light balance (1pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a lower strung weight (10.0oz vs 11.2oz), a lower swing weight (299 vs 320), and a slightly lower frame stiffness rating (69 vs 71).

Racket Specs:PDPD Lite% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456450%
Head Size (sq in)1001000%
Length (cm)68.5868.580%
Length (in)27270%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.9934.043%
Strung Balance (pts)4175%
Strung Weight (grams)31828311%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.210.011%
Swing Weight3202997%
Unstrung Weight (grams)30027010%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.589.5210%
Frame Stiffness71693%
Beam Width (mm)23 / 26 / 2323 / 26 / 230%

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.

Racket:PDPD Lite
Pros:Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on servesLightweight frame that is a great option for beginners, and tons of easy power
Cons:Relatively high stiffness ratingStiff Frame, Lacks Control, Not suitable for advanced players with a full swing

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelPDPD Lite

Pro Player Endorsements

The PD range of tennis rackets is endorsed by Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Babolat website.