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Which Babolat Racket is right for me? - How to choose the right Babolat Racket

Posted on September 22 2020

Babolat rackets are one of the most popular and best known in the industry. The Babolat brand has a strong heritage and lots and are played with by the world’s best players including Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza and Dominic Thiem and many more! 

The Babolat range of tennis rackets includes the Pure Aero, Pure Drive & Pure Strike. We will look in depth at these models to help you choose the best racket for your game style and ability level! 

All Things Tennis is the only retailer that offers a free string upgrade to the best Babolat strings available on the market, strung professionally on electric stringing machines to your desired tension, for FREE on all the models listed below!

Pure Aero 

The Pure Aero range is synonymous with Rafael Nadal, who endorses the range. The Pure Aero line is built to help you create spin, speed and power, thanks to its aero-dynamic beam

 The standard Pure Aero model weighs 300 grams unstrung and is best suited to intermediate and advanced players looking to take advantage of the power and spin the racket offers.

Beginners/improvers may gravitate to the Pure Aero Lite and Pure Aero Team as they offer added manoeuvrability.

Juniors Transitioning to their first adult frames or those looking for the lightest Babolat Pure Aero in the range should be looking at the Babolat Pure Aero Super Lite

For those who are advanced level players comfortable with heavier rackets Then you will want to check out the heavier Pure Aero Tour  which is 315 grams unstrung. Those looking for even more power on the strokes and comfortable with a heavier feeling racket can also look at the extended Pure Aero Plus 

Pure Drive

The Babolat Pure Drive family of rackets has been the manufacturer’s best selling racket over the past 20 years or so. It is designed for players seeking to add power to their game. The latest 2021 Pure Drive iteration builds on the successes that generations of players have enjoyed with this iconic racket range. Babolat have worked hard to make subtle upgrades, including the new HTR System. This is a lay-up composition for improved High Torsional Rigidity, which improves energy transfer on high-intensity shots, leading to increased power. The new 2021 Pure Drive also has increased feel and sound on ball impact thanks to the addition of SWX Pure Feel, an advanced vibration filtration system.
 The standard 300 gram Pure Drive is known for its versatility and is used extensively by improver players right up to advanced level players. However, intermediate players who are looking at the Pure Drive range but want more manoeuvrability should consider the  Pure Drive Team Model.
Females looking for an easy to swing model should look at using the Pure Drive Lite Model, while Juniors Transitioning to their first adult frames or those looking for the lightest Babolat Pure Drive in the range should be looking at the Babolat Pure Drive Super Lite
The Pure Drive also offers models for those advanced level players who are comfortable with heavier rackets and want more stability. If you are in that category, be sure to check out the heavier  Pure Drive Tour which is 315 grams unstrung. Those looking for even more power on the strokes and comfortable with a heavier feeling racket can also look at the extended Pure Drive Plus 

 

Pure Strike

  If you are looking for a Babolat racket that provides control and feel but still has enough power to dominate points, then Babolat created the Pure Strike Range exactly for this sort of player.  Th e Pure Strike racket has been crafted for a perfect balance of power and precision, using feedback from thousands of players worldwide, including professionals like Dominic Thiem.
Unlike the Pure aero and pure drive range the Pure Strike offers players a choice of string pattern in their flagship 305 gram models. The Pure Strike 18x20 model offers the most control in the range thanks to it's closed string pattern. This model is especially suited for those who like to dominate with flatter strokes. Those looking for the control of the Pure Strike range with some added spin and power on their strokes should choose the Pure Strike 16x19 model both these models come with a 98 sq inch headsize and are suited for advanced level players
Babolat also offer the Pure Strike 100 - which offers a slightly bigger headsize and drops down a little in weight to 300 grams unstrung. This model is best for intermediate level payers looking to use the Babolat Pure Strike range.
Intermediates looking for an easy to swing model should look at using the Pure Strike Team model which is a very popular model weighing 285 grams unstrung. While Juniors Transitioning to their first adult frames or those looking for the lightest Babolat Pure Strike in the range should be looking at the Babolat Pure Strike Lite model
The Pure Strike Range, like the others, also offers models for those advanced level players who are comfortable with heavier rackets and want more stability. If you are in that category, be sure to check out the heavier  Pure Strike Tour which is 320 grams unstrung.

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