By creating a complete range including Pure Drive, Pierre Babolat invents an extraordinary racquet globally associated with new playing styles. Initially launched in France, it is soon marketed in Spain (1995), Italy (1996), Austria (1997) and Germany (1998), before conquering countries worldwide, including Japan in 1999, and the United States in 2000.
Racquet history. Babolat Pure Drive Team Babolat Pure Drive Team Cortex. Stringing pattern. Tennis4live, 2016-10-03 22:13:33: Main string holes: H: T: Tie-off holes:
A racket that focuses on power and spin,” explains Eric Babolat, CEO of Babolat in the Babolat insider. The Pure Aero was designed with the technical collaboration of players and the Babolat R&D team beginning in 2004. Later in 2004, Nadal would bring it to court. This was a breakthrough year for the Spaniard.
The Pure Drive is well known and much beloved for its easy power and playability. When it came to groundstrokes, our global team of playtesters found some familiar aspects, but also some changes. US-based playtester Brittany explained, "With my history with the Pure Drive dating back to juniors, I always look forward to every update. I was surprised that I had a short one- to two-hour adjustment period with the newest iteration, mostly due to the launch angle.
2003 – Pure Drive Team; 2006 – Pure Drive Cortex; 2009 – Pure Drive GT (Graphite Tungsten) 2012 – Pure Drive Cortex Active; 2015 – 7th generation Pure Drive; 2018 – 8th generation Pure Drive; 2019 – 9th generation Pure Drive VS; 2021 – 10th generation Pure Drive
The Babolat Pure Drive has been Babolat’s mythical product for the past 20 years! In 1994, Babolat makes its debut in the tennis racket world: the first-ever Pure Drive surprises with its blue color, lightness and power. In 1998, Carlos Moya’s French Open victory brings the racket to the spotlight.
Pure Drive Team – Frame. $ 259.99. Some call it unfair to the competition. Some call if the definition of power. We call it the Pure Drive. Babolat launched the Pure Drive in 1994 and quickly established the benchmark for power. With every subsequent model, we’ve innovated and evolved to meet the demands of the game.
Babolat /ˈbɑːboʊlɑː/ is a French tennis, badminton, and padel equipment company, headquartered in Lyon, best known for its strings and tennis racquets which are used by professional and recreational players worldwide. The company has made strings since 1875, when Pierre Babolat created the first strings made of natural gut. Babolat continued to focus on strings until 1994, when it became a "total tennis" company, producing also racquet frames and selling them in Europe. It then ...