Magic stick : Pure Drive 2021

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
My elbow is wincing at this post. Seems a pretty high tension for such a stiff racquet.
 

TennisHound

Legend
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
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Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
My elbow is wincing at this post. Seems a pretty high tension for such a stiff racquet.
Actually the tension is fine for these power bab frames. It doesn't matter if you string lower anyway with these PDs, stiff is stiff and low tension won't mitigate much damage in this case.

2021 PD is a really great racquet. But yeah when someone says they will never play another frame after just a few days of hitting with this one, I can't help but wonder when the "I love my PD, but it hurts my arm" post is coming next.

OP, you will probably be fine, but if you deal with arm pain, look into PKs (they created the pure drive mold) or the Prince Ripstick.
 

avocadoz

Professional
Actually the tension is fine for these power bab frames. It doesn't matter if you string lower anyway with these PDs, stiff is stiff and low tension won't mitigate much damage in this case.

2021 PD is a really great racquet. But yeah when someone says they will never play another frame after just a few days of hitting with this one, I can't help but wonder when the "I love my PD, but it hurts my arm" post is coming next.

OP, you will probably be fine, but if you deal with arm pain, look into PKs (they created the pure drive mold) or the Prince Ripstick.
Is it the ProKennex Ki 10 (305) that you're referring to as the PD equivalence? If so, it's got quite a hefty sw. Part of the PD's appeal is that it's easy to swing.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Is it the ProKennex Ki 10 (305) that you're referring to as the PD equivalence? If so, it's got quite a hefty sw. Part of the PD's appeal is that it's easy to swing.
I was thinking about that or the 105 Sqi 300. I have a 2021 PD from the TW playtest and mine weighs 304 unstrung and has a SW at 328 with full poly so I feel like the PK would not be that much tougher.

Of course the 105 sqi model is a 105, so there is that little detail. But that could be quite a frame.

The Prince Ripstick swings around the same as my PD21, so that's not a huge adjustment.
 

bigdaddy

Rookie
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
What’s your string set up?
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I can’t use a pure drive with poly, just too much stiffness. Can’t use it with a multi because it’s too powerful, so it’s hard to find the perfect setup.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
I was a skeptic when the 2021 stick was released but after using it for several months, I have to agree. However, I use the Plus version but still seemingly better in all aspects including comfort - crazy I know - but it's accurate. I've owned 2012, 2015, 2018 versions of the Pure Drive as well.

I string my sticks with Volkl Cyclone Tour at 53 lbs.
 

tim-ay

Professional
I was a skeptic when the 2021 stick was released but after using it for several months, I have to agree. However, I use the Plus version but still seemingly better in all aspects including comfort - crazy I know - but it's accurate. I've owned 2012, 2015, 2018 versions of the Pure Drive as well.

I string my sticks with Volkl Cyclone Tour at 53 lbs.
That 2021 PD+ is the best version of the PD I’ve hit. But my fear of the stiffness still had me move on. It is amazing how much less vibes come off it than previous iterations.... and I had the reg PD also, but the Plus was more ‘comfortable’. Still a stiff frame though.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
That 2021 PD+ is the best version of the PD I’ve hit. But my fear of the stiffness still had me move on. It is amazing how much less vibes come off it than previous iterations.... and I had the reg PD also, but the Plus was more ‘comfortable’. Still a stiff frame though.
The 2015, imo, was the most stiff of all the Pure Drive sticks I've played. I guess I'm lucky and never really had bad tendonitis from any of these frames.
 

tim-ay

Professional
The 2015, imo, was the most stiff of all the Pure Drive sticks I've played. I guess I'm lucky and never really had bad tendonitis from any of these frames.
Agreed, the 2015 was my 2nd love after the six one line. After a year though, my arm was a mess. If I hit a 2015 to this day the first vibration hurts. It turned my arm into a tuning fork, lol.
 

FuzzyYellowBalls

Professional
If you can get under the ball topspin game with a power racket can be very consistent.
That is true, I often salivate when I see a pure drive in an opponent's hands, my lefty slice and overall black magic spin seems to work best against pure drive users, if they are under 5.0 level.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Agreed, the 2015 was my 2nd love after the six one line. After a year though, my arm was a mess. If I hit a 2015 to this day the first vibration hurts. It turned my arm into a tuning fork, lol.
Yep, the 2015 model was the one that gave me my first and most serious case of TE. Haven't touched a Babolat since.

Kind of like the first girl that gave you the clap. After peeing razorblades for a week, you aren't going to dip your wick in that vat of wax again.
 

TennisHound

Legend
Ripstick is close and plays similarly, more SW though.
Yep, you’re right. I forgot about the Ripstick. The Ripstick has the one thing the PD is missing- SW above 320 (with a semi tight pattern in the hitting area).
 
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dgoran

Hall of Fame
I was a skeptic when the 2021 stick was released but after using it for several months, I have to agree. However, I use the Plus version but still seemingly better in all aspects including comfort - crazy I know - but it's accurate. I've owned 2012, 2015, 2018 versions of the Pure Drive as well.

I string my sticks with Volkl Cyclone Tour at 53 lbs.
I agree plus is very good better than staying I would say. mine was strung with gut poly
 

kailash

Professional
Is it the ProKennex Ki 10 (305) that you're referring to as the PD equivalence? If so, it's got quite a hefty sw. Part of the PD's appeal is that it's easy to swing.
ProKennex Q+5 (std and pro), have the Pure Drive mold. Originally I think Babolat took PK's mold; anyways, Q+5 racquets are the arm friendly version of Pure Drives. Slightly less on spin and power, and with more control.
 

Chuonfood

Semi-Pro
I just finished hitting with 21 PD and love it! I have controlled power, more than enough spin, and no pain. I also have the PK Ki Q+5 Pro in the mail. So I'm more than happy to compare!
 

topspn

Legend
I just finished hitting with 21 PD and love it! I have controlled power, more than enough spin, and no pain. I also have the PK Ki Q+5 Pro in the mail. So I'm more than happy to compare!
The PK Q+5 Pro won't have the power of the PD. It bridges the gap between a pure tweener and more players frames, its a pleaner ;) But its whippy nature and tight center will give you depth and good power with heightened precision. Play it with a softer poly, it doesn't take well to stiff polys
 

vandre

Hall of Fame
sounds like i need to add the 21 pure drive to my demo list. is the op using the standard length version or the extended?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
What about RPM rough, or alu power rough. if so what tension ?
 

nikolai241

New User
Yesterday i played my old Pure Aero 2016 300g !
I am sorry, but the Pure Aero 2016 is the magic stick!!!

Far more stable and far more power ! Better serve and a real good deep return! You only have to block the ball!

I will sell my Pure Drives and buy me 2 or 3 Pure Aero 2016 !
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
The Pure Drive 2021 is the magic stick!
I will never play again another racket! And i tested all rackets of all brands!

Control, power, touch and you can whip it fast through the air!

I strung it with Babolat Hurricane Tour 55 lbs! Very good combination!
Wel it must be because if a racquet plays very good with this Hurrican tour string, which absolutely sucks on its own fb, it must be a fantastic stick. ;-)
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Yesterday i played my old Pure Aero 2016 300g !
I am sorry, but the Pure Aero 2016 is the magic stick!!!

Far more stable and far more power ! Better serve and a real good deep return! You only have to block the ball!

I will sell my Pure Drives and buy me 2 or 3 Pure Aero 2016 !
That’s not the good tennis !
 

Chuonfood

Semi-Pro
Yesterday i played my old Pure Aero 2016 300g !
I am sorry, but the Pure Aero 2016 is the magic stick!!!

Far more stable and far more power ! Better serve and a real good deep return! You only have to block the ball!

I will sell my Pure Drives and buy me 2 or 3 Pure Aero 2016 !
Yesterday I was able to compare the 2015 APD French open to the 21 PD. The APD was more top heavy and felt sluggish. I haven't tried any newer APD /pure aeros than the 2015. Is the 2016 that much different?
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
I think I posted above I did 60lb vs gut 16 and rpm 17 also at 60 and it was great. Control plus nice plush feel. Swear it was more comfortable than pro tour 2.0 strung with poly.
 

atatu

Legend
Yesterday i played my old Pure Aero 2016 300g !
I am sorry, but the Pure Aero 2016 is the magic stick!!!

Far more stable and far more power ! Better serve and a real good deep return! You only have to block the ball!

I will sell my Pure Drives and buy me 2 or 3 Pure Aero 2016 !
I have never been able to find a racket with as much power as a PA 2016, I switched to a Yonex Ezone 100 for about a month, but eventually went back to the 2016 PA. Today I received the 21 PD that I ordered using the money from selling my Yonex frames, I'l compare to the Pure Aero soon.
 

nikolai241

New User
I have never been able to find a racket with as much power as a PA 2016, I switched to a Yonex Ezone 100 for about a month, but eventually went back to the 2016 PA. Today I received the 21 PD that I ordered using the money from selling my Yonex frames, I'l compare to the Pure Aero soon.
yes, thats fine! I am very interested in your opinion! At the moment i play the Pure Aero 2016! So much power and my weakest shot, the double handed backhand, is also very nice and deep with topsspin! Returns are also deep and high!

With the Pure Drive 2021 i have a much better forehand, but returns and the most important shot, the backhand, is very weak because i am missing the power and swingweight of the Pure Aero 2016.

I only play on clay and i need a deep high backhand because i wait till the opponent is to short. In these situations i like to change my racket:) because its more easy to hit an forehand winner with the PD 2021:))

difficult, both rackets are fine, and now i will go into the seasons with 2 Pure Aero and 2 Pure Drives 2021:)
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
yes, thats fine! I am very interested in your opinion! At the moment i play the Pure Aero 2016! So much power and my weakest shot, the double handed backhand, is also very nice and deep with topsspin! Returns are also deep and high!

With the Pure Drive 2021 i have a much better forehand, but returns and the most important shot, the backhand, is very weak because i am missing the power and swingweight of the Pure Aero 2016.

I only play on clay and i need a deep high backhand because i wait till the opponent is to short. In these situations i like to change my racket:) because its more easy to hit an forehand winner with the PD 2021:))

difficult, both rackets are fine, and now i will go into the seasons with 2 Pure Aero and 2 Pure Drives 2021:)
Probably not the racquet in this case.
 

nikolai241

New User
I will play with the Pure Drive 2021 now ! A strong forehand is more important! And i can work on my backhand and so i have to be quicker to play inside out/inside in:)

Pure Drive is the magic stick!!!

I strung it with Head Sonic Pro 53 lbs...very nice combo.... and very arm friendly and a lot of feel!!!

RPM Blast, Hyper G and other polyesters are too stiff on this racket!

But Head Sonic Pro is very nice! Try it!
 
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