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The Pure Drive Plus is dangerous in the hands of an aggressive player who is looking to hit with power and spin. With its extended 27.5" length, this stick has more pop and plow through than the standard length Pure Drive, but it's also surprisingly fast, making it accessible to a wide range of players. Updated with Babolat's new HTR System, the graphite layup has been re-engineered for higher torsional rigidity, resulting in more efficient energy transfer to the ball. To help soak up the harsher vibrations of this racquet's stiff construction, Babolat has devoted more real estate in the Pure Drive's shaft to SWX Pure Feel, a thin and extremely flexible viscoelastic rubber that sits between the carbon layers. Additional features include FSI Power Technology, which optimizes the grommet system and string spacing for higher energy return and vicious RPMs (think heavy ball).
On groundstrokes the Pure Drive Plus is not only stable enough for trading heavy balls with big hitters, it's also fast enough for hitting winners on the run. In addition to delivering big power on full swings, this stick packs the kind of spin potential that brings the ball down on a dime. At the net, the Pure Drive Plus isn't quite as speedy as its standard length counterpart, but it still manages to offer quick handling for an extended-length racquet, and it packs enough pop to finish points with a bang. Thanks to its extended length and powerful delivery, the Pure Drive Plus is also one of the most dangerous serving racquets on the market. Ultimately, with subtle updates to the feel for 2021, the Pure Drive Plus remains one of the most impressive options for big hitters looking to play aggressive tennis.