Babolat 2018 Pure Drive Tennis Racquet Review | Tennis Express

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Babolat Pure Drive Racquet 2018 Review With its "best of class" combination of speed, power and spin, the Pure Drive is one of the most popular and versatile racquets ever made. Although it is weighted for intermediate players (11.2 ounces), this racquet's outstanding playability and ease of use lend it an appeal that cuts across ability levels and stroke styles. For the 2017 version of the Pure Drive, Babolat retools the string bed with FSI Power Technology, which includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing. The result is a noticeable boost in power and spin potential. Babolat also updates its Cortex dampening system with a viscoelastic rubber used in the space industry. The upshot is better dampening, more comfort and a decidedly more muted feel than past versions of the Pure Drive. On groundstrokes this version of the Pure Drive offers the same explosive speed we've come to expect from this iconic racquet. Aggressive players who like to scramble and crank winners on the run should love this stick. The wider string spacing not only provides big spin potential, but it sends the ball on a higher trajectory, resulting in both easier depth and a heavier ball. At net the Pure Drive checks all the right boxes. It offers quick handling and big put-away power, but it also feels quite solid for its weight class. Aggressive servers will find enough power and spin to force weak replies. Babolat has made some impressive changes to the Pure Drive. Although some players may have to adjust to the slightly more muted feel, there will also be a lot of players who cannot resist this racquet's heavy ball potential.

First look at 2018 New Pure Drives -- VLOG #572

Chris gives us a sneak peek of the newest Babolat Pure Drives along with their specs and some initial thoughts on this line!

How To Hit The Perfect Tennis Forehand In 5 Simple Steps How To Hit The Perfect Tennis Forehand In 5 Simple Steps. In this video Top Tennis Training coach Simon Konov will help you hit the perfect tennis forehand in five simple to follow steps. The tennis forehand can be complex as there are so many aspects to focus on. The grip lays the foundation for your swing path and the style of forehand you will be able to hit so it's crucial you find the correct grip to suit your game. We recommend using the semi western forehand grip as this allows for good levels of topspin but also the ability to flatten out the tennis forehand shot if you want to attack. Five Steps To The Perfect Forehand 1. Good Ready Position - Having a good ready position with the racket head higher than the grip level, holding the throat or grip with your non hitting hand and set up with the racket in the middle of your body will set you up perfectly for the rest of the stroke. Having a poor ready position will cost you valuable time and make the swing more complicated. 2. Unit Turn - As early as possible after you recognise the ball is coming to your forehand side, try to turn your upper body sideways onto the ball/net. This will be your left shoulder if you're a right handed player. This unit turn will help you prepare the racket into the back position without having to swing as much with your arm alone and also engage the core muscles to help you have the coil - uncoil motion of the trunk later in the stroke. 3. Good Power Position - Reaching a good power or back position with the racket head higher than the grip level will create good leverage in the racket and arm. The non hitting hand should be across the body helping you balance the upper body but also tracking the oncoming ball. 4. Racket Lag - Creating a good racket lag where the head of the racket lags behind the grip will give you that leverage over the ball that you need for extra power and control. This action should happen naturally without forcing the wrist to bend, it should happen as a result of the stroke mechanics but also by setting up in a good power position, you set the foundation for creating good racket lag on the tennis forehand. 5. Good Follow Through and Finish - A poor follow through and finish can destroy the stroke but also lead to injury. During the contact zone, you want the racket to be accelerating and not slowing down, unless you're absorbing power on the shot. For the most part you want the racket travelling through the contact point with good speed and you want to finish the follow through at the very end of the maximum swing path. A good finish will help the muscles relax in a natural way and reduce the risk of injury.

World #1 Garbine Muguruza Debuts Babolat Pure Drive & Kicks Off OTB Giveaway

Outside the Ball was invited to the Babolat Pure Drive racket launch that featured spectacular glow in the dark courts from Xglosive. Among the black lights and neon colors, host Mayleen Ramey spoke to Garbine Muguruza who was crowned world number 1 after the 2017 US Open Championships. The Spanish star talked about the fun racket launch and described what it was like to tap into her wild side for her latest Babolat campaign. New York City has everything and that includes playing tennis in the dark. As the lights dim Babolat stars, both past and present, glowed on the black lit tennis courts. Muguruza admitted it wasn't the first time she had played under darkened circumstances. "I've done it before, can you believe it? The lights in the stadium just went off and I hit one ball with no light, but just one!" she explained with a smile. You could say someone is fearless for trying to play tennis without adequate lighting and that perfectly describes Babolat's Play to be Wild campaign. The tennis stars had to be fierce and Garbine felt the campaign was a match with her style of play. "I feel very identified with this campaign because my game is aggressive, to be fearless and to dominate!" The claws are coming out for the World number 1 as she also revealed her animal identity would be a bear. If you want to be as fearless as Garbine Muguruza, you can enter this month's giveaway at for a chance to win the signed Babolat Pure Drive racket shown in the interview. Good luck, tennis fans! Watch more exclusive tennis videos, tennis interviews, music videos and tennis comedy shows at SUBSCRIBE NOW New videos every #TennisTuesday! Connect with us... Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Copyright © 2017 VF Media, LLC

Babolat Pure Drive 2018 Tennis Racket Review!

Babolat Pure Drive 2018 Tennis Racket Review! This is a classic tweener racket, and it has a combination of control and power, but leaning more to the power side if anything, but it still goes to show that you can change how the racket plays by changing up the string setup. Spin was awesome with this one as the very open string bed allows me to generate more spin with the same swing than other rackets. My favorite shot with this racket has to be my groundstrokes. Babolat Pure Drive ► ★VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO FIND MORE INFO → ★Subscribe to Tennis Reviews ► Tennis Reviews is a youtube channel that provides valuable content for the avid tennis player from reviews, tutorials, coverage of tennis related events, updates to tennis products, and many more entertaining videos. We post multiple times a week and try to help you improve your game with your gear! LET'S CONNECT! Tennis Reviews Accounts ►Twitter: ►Instagram: ►Youtube: ★The BEST of Tennis Reviews★ ► All of Tennis Reviews Uploads (EVER)! ►ALL Tennis Product Reviews! ►Racket Reviews! ►String Reviews! ­__ ★Tennis Reviews Favorite Products★ Racket #1 ►Wilson Blade 98 (18x20): Racket #2►Yonex DR 98: Strings►Volkl Cyclone 16g: Shoes►Adidas Barricade 2015: Bag►HEAD Tour Team 6R Combi Tennis Bag: Grip #1► Wilson Pro Overgrip: Grip #2►Volkl V-Dry: Ball Machine►Spinshot Player: Tennis Balls►Penn Championship Extra Duty: ­__ Music: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we'll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! Thanks for watching this video! If you liked it, be sure to check out our other videos on the channel page here ►

Fans of Babolat have been waiting for this frame for quite a while, and the 2018 Pure Drive Tennis Racquet will not dissappoint those hungry to try out their newest tweener racquet! With a redesigned paintjob and more minimalistic aesthetic, you can let your play do the talking for you while you are on the court. Moving with this minimalism, the popular Cortex system is built into the racquet. Now called Cortex Pure Feel, this technology will allow you to get better control on each hit through naturally enhanced feel. Much like the 2015 iteration of this racquet, it features Woofer Technology, designed to bring the user optimum control and sensation with every strike of the ball. Don't shy away from hitting with pace because the anti-twisting elliptical frame optimizes the power of the racquet itself. This racquet line has been very popular with tennis players since its birth, and the newest model is sure to continue the trend of excellence that Babolat is known for.

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