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.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, and colors.
|Color(s):||Blue and Black||Blue and Black|
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:||PD||PD+||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645||0%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100||0%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99||32.99||0%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||6||50%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||318||0%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2||11.2||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58||0%|
|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:||Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on serves||Offers tons of easy Power, and the extended racket length helps you get to more of those out wide balls|
|Cons:||Relatively high stiffness rating||Stiff 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.
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 and from the official Wilson website.