Babolat Pure Drive Tennis Racquets
The Babolat Pure Drive series of tennis racquets hosts the Andy Roddick family of racquets with the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus 2012, Andy’s racquet of choice. With Babolat Pure Drive racquets, the emphasis is on providing high performance without giving up good feel. The superiority of this design is a benefit to world-ranked players and can benefit normal everyday players too.
Babolat tennis racquets have become the preferred choice for many tennis players worldwide. These racquets are the result of a relentless effort in research and engineering to provide you with the highest performance. That they are used by world class players Andy Roddick, and Kim Clijsters, three-time U.S. Open champion and 2011 Australian open champion is proof of this brand’s performance. Whenever you use tennis equipment from Babolat you can have the confidence of knowing that it passes the test of world-class competition.
The Pure Drive tennis racquets exhibit a power-house of features such as Graphite and Tungsten fibers, Cortex Active Technology, and Woofer Technology.
Graphite and Tungsten (GT)
A combination of graphite fibers interwoven with tungsten filaments (hence the name, GT) provides a stronger racquet. Tungsten has exceptionally high tensile strength compared to other metals and greatly increases the strength of steel alloys. The GT construction of this racquet takes advantage of the strengths of tungsten to develop a racquet that will give less, and return 10% more energy when striking the ball for more power and control.
Cortex Active Technology
Cortex is an insert between the handle and the frame of the Pure Drive is designed to dampen the vibration of each shot. Repetitive motion injuries can result from vibration over the course of hundreds of shots, so protection from this problem is helpful to say the least. With Cortex, you can enjoy the benefits of reduced vibration without giving up feedback or feel.
In a normal racquet, the ball strikes a relatively small area on each shot in such a way that only the strings in this area are affected. Woofer is a patented technology that causes the ball to stay in contact with strings 25% longer. All strings and the frame of a Pure Drive racquet interact on each shot for a larger sweet spot and a more comfortable feel.