Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Well built with quality materials, feels sturdy. Made lightweight, won't hold back your swing. Power return is strong, good for powerful hits.
The Cons:Over-powered for newer players, who will suffer from accuracy problems.
The Pure Drive Roddick is a performance tennis racquet from Babolat's Experts lineup and is the official racquet of Andy Roddick. The racquet is designed for players with a full swing who want a solid feel with spin and differs with the Pure Drive in terms of weight and balance.
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It features Babolat's Cortex System which filters and dampens vibrations for better feel of the ball. It includes GT technology which utilizes graphite and tungsten fibers in the frame construction to increase the energy recovery. The Pure Drive Roddick has Babolat's built-in woofer, allowing the frame and strings to interact during impact for better control. The racquet is available in an extended version as well as a junior model.
- Cortex System
- GT Technology
- Woofer Technology
- Head Size: 100 sq. in.
- Length: 27 in.
- Composition: Graphite/Tungsten
- Weight: 11.1 oz.
- Balance Point: 315mm/9 pts HL
- String Pattern: 16 x 9
- Available in Extended Version
- Available in Junior Model
User Reviews (1)
well built with quality materials, feels sturdy
made lightweight, won't hold back your swing
power return is strong, good for powerful hits
easy on the wrist, makes it good for feeding people hits in training
large sweet-spot, easy to hit right
easy to create a lot of spin
over-powered for newer players, who will suffer from accuracy problems
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