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

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.

Racket Specs:PDPD+
Design:Babolat Pure DriveBabolat Pure Drive
Head Size (sq cm)645cm2645cm2
Head Size (sq in)100in2100in2
Length (cm)68.58cm69.85cm
Length (in)27in27.5in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33cm32cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL6 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)318g318g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.2oz11.2oz
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g300g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.58oz
Frame Stiffness Rating7169
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm23mm / 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.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

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.

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 Babolat website.