In this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of the Speed Pro and the Pure Drive to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each another.
Head Speed Pro vs Babolat Pure Drive
Racket Specs Comparison
|Strung Weight:||326g (11.50oz)||318g (11.22oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||310g (10.93oz)||300g (10.58oz)|
|Swing weight:||326g (11.50oz)||320g (11.29oz)|
|Balance:||6pts HL||4pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||62||71|
|Power:||Low||Low to Medium|
|Player Level:||Advanced||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Colors:||Black and White||Blue and Black|
|String Pattern:||18 x 20||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Head Hydrosorb Pro||Babolat Syntec Pro|
The strung weight of the HSP (326g/11.50oz) is 8g heavier than the strung weight of the BPD (318g/11.22oz), so the HSP will feel slightly heavier to play with.
However, neither racket would be considered to be light.
The HSP has an unstrung weight of 310g (10.93oz), while the BPD has an unstrung weight of 300g (10.58oz).
The HSP has a swing weight of 326g (11.50oz), which is 6g heavier than the swing weight of the BPD (320g/11.29oz) so the BPD will be slightly easier to swing.
The Speed Pro has a 6pts Head Light (HL) balance, while the Pure Drive has a 4pts HL balance, with the more head light balance of the Speed Pro helping it be more maneuverable at the net.
The HSP (62) has a lower stiffness rating when compared with the BPD (71) with the HSP being the more arm friendly of the two rackets.
Power and Control
In terms of power, you get more free power from the BPD when compared with the HSP, but in terms of control, you get more from the HSP.
Recommended Player Level
The BPD is best suited to intermediate to advanced tennis players, while the HSP is best suited to advanced tennis players.
The HSP comes with a Hydrosorb Pro grip, while the BPD comes with a Syntec Pro Grip.