The recently updated Babolat Pure Drive 2015 — a popular racquet that has helped transform the game of tennis — boasts a new design that moved the sweetspot closer to the tip of the racquet.
We view the update as a success, and though it’s still an easy racquet to use, the Pure Drive 2015 provided us with even more control and power, which is attributed to the re-designed drill pattern to make the string spacing denser in the new sweetspot.
The new Pure Drive takes advantage of this FSI technology (Frame String Interaction), to create a lightweight hammer that has few rivals.
In conclusion, there wasn’t much we didn’t like about the Pure Drive 2015, so if you’re a fan of this iconic racquet, we feel sure you’ll be able to demo this one with confidence.
Babolat Pure Drive
Staying true to form, the Pure Drive 2015 was a fantastic racquet to use at the baseline, and because the sweetspot is higher up in the hoop, it provided an improved response from the stringbed, which made trading groundstrokes nearly effortless.
We also felt like the improved response offered more control, and we found it easy to rally with this racquet and were getting more spin on our shots.
The improved power also stood out. When we first picked it up, there was a small adjustment period due to the raised sweetspot, but we quickly found our stride and were reminded how easy the Babolat Pure Drive is to use.
Once we adjusted, we felt at home with this racquet and found that it was quite maneuverable, which was nice because our shots had more power to them, making this racquet an amazing offensive weapon.
When we needed to volley shots in tight to the body, we could quickly get the racquet into place.
The feel of the racquet was crisp and clean, which allowed us to punch volleys deep and away. We pretty much felt unstoppable when you add the power and control that is available in this racquet.
In the past, the serve was our favorite shot with a Pure Drive, and this updated Pure Drive didn’t let us down. We noticed a boost in effectiveness, accuracy, and were consistently getting more speed than previous versions. After a short adjustment period, we found we were serving as well as ever, hitting spots with plenty of power and spin.
Since the racquet is very maneuverable, our arms never got tired of lugging around the weight that some racquets add and we were getting good pace and spin.
This is definitely the racquet to use if you want to put pressure on your opponent and get the best of both worlds at the net and from the baseline.