The Babolat Pure Drive Tour
replaced the Pure Drive Roddick.
A blend of high control with a bit of power that is great for advanced
players or hard swinging advancing intermediates.
The Tour is noticeably heavier swinging and has less power than the
standard Pure Drive. It is intended for 4.0 to 5.5 players that
want a serious spin friendly racquet with great stability. The extra
mass makes this excellent at ball blocking and shots where additional plow through
is needed. It is a weapon for fast serves.
This racquet offers many different technologies including the
shock adsorbing material called SMACWrap integrated into the carbon fibre at critical
points. This greatly reduces shock and vibration and makes this racquet a
super smooth and subtle machine. In addition the racquet uses an improved FSI
technology to give better spin and control. See Babolat
The Pure Drive Tour comes in two different models, the Standard
and the one-half inch longer Plus
. The Plus has high stability,
extra reach, and extra plow through. The Plus is an impressive ball crusher.
Roddick used the Plus.