The all-new 2015 Babolat Pure Drive 2 Play is an updated version that Babolat fans will be eager to try. A new construction featuring Frame String Interaction Technology highlights this year's newest Babolat models.Thanks to the ball impact locations mapped from 2012-2013 on the Babolat Pure Drive Play, Babolat has identified an impact zone higher than the traditional center of the racquet. Babolat Woofer technology is also in place to bring enhanced control and sensation with every strike of the ball. A tighter string pattern in the sweetspot wraps up FSI to provide enhanced consistency. The Cortex System optimizes the overall feel for the ball and gives every player the comfort level they want and need. Evo Beam Technology makes its way to the Pure Drive Line for increased power through the use of different frame thicknesses. If you enjoyed the previous model, you'll love the 2015 Babolat Pure Drive 2 Play and its improved response. Complete your look with a Pure Drive Racquet Bag and Backpack!
Connectivity: The racquet syncs wirelessly to your smart phone or tablet (iOS or Android) via integrated Bluetooth. You pair it to your device like any Bluetooth head set and then open the app to sync your data. Use your PC or Mac (required) to upload the data via a mini USB found in the frame of the racquet.
Pulse: This is a dynamic interface that reflects the power, technique and endurance portions of your game. The more you play, the more it changes. It will even email you if you haven’t played for awhile. This is a great visual representation of the balance of your game.
Analyze: This is where you log your training sessions and view the detailed info. You specify the conditions of the session and then save it. The program breaks down your shots (forehands, backhands, smashes and serves). You can view the power of each along with your percentage of spin and flat shots on each. An impact locator breaks down where on the string bed you are making contact for each stroke.
Evolution: This tool allows you to compare your saved sessions. This is where you can track the progress of specific shots and technique changes. This section provides a wealth of historical data from all of your logged sessions, making it easy to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as track progress with specific training goals.
Skills: This section starts to incorporate video game aspects. The more variety you use in your game, you will unlock new levels and rankings. Become a diverse player and implement a variety of shots into your game.
Community: This is where you can compare your data to the rest of the Play community. See how you stack up on the global leader boards or go head to head with a friend. Get motivated to improve and move your way up to the top of the community.
Note: This racquet comes with a cover
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