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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11.8 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz
  • Tension: 55-62 Pounds
  • Balance:  6 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width: 23/26/23mm
  • Composition: Graphite/Tungsten
  • Flex: 74
    • Grips Type: Syntec
    • Power Level: Medium
    • String Pattern:
      16 Mains / 19 Crosses
      Mains skip: 8T, 8H
        One Piece
      No Shared Hole
    • Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
    • Swing Weight: 318

Babolat New Pure Drive Roddick Tennis Racquet


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Roddick fan or not you need to give this racquet a try! The New Pure Drive Roddick, offered me an excellent combination of power, control, and feel that few other racquets can claim. The Pure Drive Roddick uses the Cortex System, which optimizes the feel for the ball giving players a better sense of where their ideal hitting zone really is.

Babolat New Pure Drive Roddick Tennis Racquet

Groundstrokes
If you think this racquet can only help you with your serve, think again! Not only did this racquet help me generate more power (on my ground strokes), it also allowed me to create a ton of spin once I started accelerating through the ball making it tough for my partner to hit the ball at waist height.

Volleys
At the net, the Pure Drive Roddick offered great maneuverability, I was able to react to every fast ball that was hit right at me. Also, it made it easy to transition into the net from the mid court approaches, and I was able to finish the point with no complications.

Serve
This frame gave me all the power I needed without breaking my arm, I was capable to direct my serves as pleased, and hit more aces than usual. Overall, an excellent racquet for any type of serve (slice, kick, American twist, flat, etc.).

Overall
Overall I would rate the Babolat New Pure Drive Roddick as followed (Scale 1-10, 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest):

Serve: 9.5
Ground Strokes: 9
Volleys: 9
Overhead: 9.5
Feel: 9
Control: 9.5
Power: 9.5