Babolat Pure Drive vs Pure Drive Plus

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.

Babolat Pure Drive vs Pure Drive Plus

General Info

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

General infoPDPD+
Color(s):Blue and BlackBlue and Black

Racket Specs

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 Plus model has an extended length (27.5in vs 27in), a less head light balance (4pts HL vs 6pts HL), and a lower stiffness rating (71 vs 69).

Racket Specs:PDPD+% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456450%
Head Size (sq in)1001000%
Length (cm)68.5869.852%
Length (in)2727.52%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.9932.990%
Strung Balance (pts)4650%
Strung Weight (grams)3183180%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.211.20%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003000%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5810.580%
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.

Pros:Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on servesOffers tons of easy Power, and the extended racket length helps you get to more of those out wide balls
Cons:Relatively high stiffness ratingStiff Frame, not suited for single-handed backhand players

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+

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 Wilson website.