to 4.0 NTRP level)，还是已经使用它多年的Carlos Moya和Kim
拍面: 100英寸 / 645平方厘米 .
长度: 27 英寸 / 69 cm
材质：: 碳素 /Kevlar(卡夫拉）
力量水平 : 低-中
Diagnostic Center (RDC) Data:
硬度: 70 (0-100)
惯性：: 320 (200-400)
机动性: A, 70 (0-100)
平衡: 5 pts 轻拍头型
握把: ATP Tour Grip
穿线磅数: 50-65 pounds（拍身力量大的球拍，使用较紧的球线控制力更好）
线形:16 直线 / 19 横线
The Pure Drive isn''''t what most people would consider a true player''''s racquet. It fits better in the ''''tweener racquet category, which means it''''s stiffer, lighter, and more powerful than a traditional player''''s racquet. It also means the Pure Drive will probably appeal to a broader cross-section of players. The Pure Drive Standard is light enough to generate good racquet head speed, yet still offers above average stability and comfort from the baseline. Included is a Babolat grommet technology called the Woofer System - designed to cushion the impact of the ball on the strings, making for a comfortable feel over a wider impact area (see Technologies icon in the right hand column).
While the Pure Drive''''s weight, balance, and swingweight will make it popular with many players as is, it''''s also a great "platform" racquet for customizing. The Pure Drive will appeal most to 4.0-5.0 level players, although Carlos Moya and Kim Clijsters show us it''''s suitable for tour level players as well.
Note: The tension range listed on both Pure Drive models (50-55) is designed to "optimize Woofer grommet performance." Babolat informed us that the racquets may be strung up to 65 pounds without voiding the racquet''''s warranty.
Babolat debuted their Woofer technology racquets in Europe in 1999, then brought them to the US in 2000 ( for Babolat''''s description of Woofer technology). At first, only a few clay court specialists like Carlos Moya and Nicolas Lapentti were seen using racquets with the visible Double Line logo on the frame. Soon after, Alex Corretja and Kim Clijsters were also swinging Babolat racquets. This created some initial interest in the racquets, if for no other reason than to identify what those two white lines were.
In the Fall of 1999 Babolat came across a promising American junior player named Andy Roddick. After a first round loss at the U.S. Open Juniors, Andy switched to the Babolat Pure Drive Plus and proceeded to win the Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl tournaments. Since then, Andy Roddick has become the hottest new player on the ATP tour, winning back-to-back clay court tournaments in Atlanta and Houston. He was also the player to watch at the French Open and Wimbledon. Roddick''''s success (along with his personality, style of play and huge serve) has had a big impact on the popularity of the Babolat Pure Drive racquets. In fact, it''''s difficult not to see a Pure Drive or Pure Drive Plus at almost any professional tournament. There are over 30 ATP and WTA players using Pure Drive racquets (over a dozen in the Top 100), as of the 2001 US Open.
Interestingly, the Pure Drives aren''''t what most people would consider true player''''s racquets. They fit better in the ''''tweener racquet category, which means they''''re stiffer, lighter, and more powerful than a traditional player''''s racquet. It also means they''''ll probably appeal to a broader cross-section of players.
We playtested the Pure Drive and its longer brother, the Pure Drive Plus for two weeks. Here are our purely candid comments.
The Babolat Pure Drive is a solid ''''tweener racquet with an extra twist - the Woofer System. This grommet technology seems to really work in cushioning the impact of the ball on the strings, making for a very comfortable feel. Also, while the Pure Drive''''s weight, balance, and swingweight will make it popular with many players as is, they also make it a great "platform" racquet for customizing. The Pure Drive will appeal most to 4.0-5.0 players, although Carlos Moya and Kim Clijsters show us it''''s suitable for tour level players as well. We encourage you to take one for a pure test drive. Note: We found grip sizes to run about 1/2 size large.
Babolat Pure Drive Technical & Statistical Data
(Scores are determined by averaging individual play test scores)
||100 square inches
||645 square centimeters|
|5pts Head Light|
||16 Mains / 19 Crosses||
Babolat RDC Ratings