This article will look at the racket specs of the Standard and Plus models of the Babolat Pure Drive to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Drive Vs Plus
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Drive (or “PD”) and Pure Drive Plus (or “PD+”), 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 Plus model has a longer racket length (27.5in vs 27in), a less head light balance (4 pts HL vs 6 pts HL), and a lower stiffness rating (71 vs 69).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in2), string pattern (16 x 19), strung weight (11.2oz), and beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm).
Please note that the specs below are based on averages, so the specs of the racket you buy in a shop or online may differ by 10% or more.
|Head Size (sq cm)||645cm2||645cm2|
|Head Size (sq in)||100in2||100in2|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33cm||32cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318g||318g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2oz||11.2oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300g||300g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58oz||10.58oz|
|Frame Stiffness Rating||71||69|
|Beam Width (mm)||23mm / 26mm / 23mm||23mm / 26mm / 23mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The Plus version offers tons of easy power, and the extended racket length helps you get to more of those out wide balls but like the standard version, it has a relatively high frame stiffness rating.
The standard-length version offers a good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on serves with the main drawback being its high stiffness rating.
Head to Head
The Plus version will offer players more power and comfort but the standard version will be better in terms of control and spin.
Player Level Recommendations
Both tennis rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players as beginners will be better off going with a lighter frame like the Babolat Boost Drive.
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 and from the official Babolat website.