The 2021 Pure Drive Lite, brings lightweight maneuverability to a new level of power and feel with Babolat's advanced technological additions. This racquet should appeal to beginners and intermediate players who need a lighter racquet for easy access to power and spin with a standard headsize for impressive control potential.
This version features "High Torsional Rigidity" which is an update to it's graphite construction which results in increased energy transfer on ball strike. Players should notice this effect even more on heavier shots which should result in increased power potential. With increased power comes the potential for players to encounter more vibration. Smartly, Babolat also updated their vibration control with improved vibration filtering material, "SWX Pure Feel", which should assist with reducing vibration, especially on off-center hits without sacrificing the feel of the ball.
Babolat has kept much of what has made the previous generations popular. At 100 square inches, the head size is a typical size for the majority of players and should provide a blend of control and power while it's open string pattern will generate easier spin and power. It's weight at 9.5 ounces makes it one of the easiest Pure Drives to swing into the ball. It's head-light balance assists with all-court play enabling faster cuts at the ball for easier spin, fast volleys and quick response.
When compared to a traditional flat-beam racquet, the elliptical frame shape carried over from previous generations offers extra stability and energy transfer due to it's resistance to twisting especially on off-center hits which translates to more consistent power. This should become more apparent for players who prefer to stick at the baseline and hit heavier shots.
- Head Size: 100 sq. inches
- Length: 27 inches
- Weight: 9.5 oz / 270 g unstrung
- Balance: 4 pts head light unstrung
- Swingweight: 300
- Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
- Flex: 69 RA
- Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Style #: 2021