pure drive or puredrive plus

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Wildcat tennis 11, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Wildcat tennis 11

    Wildcat tennis 11 New User

    Feb 3, 2009
    So i have a babaolat pure drive plus and also just a regular pure drive. im getting a new one and dont know which one i should get. what are the advantages of each racquet?
  2. Toad

    Toad Rookie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I have the pure drive team plus. Although I have not tried the standard version I can tell you that the two main advantages of the plus is that it will give you more power on your shots and a longer reach.

    If you have a one handed backhand the extra length will probably make it quite a bit more difficult to execute because the extra length gives a larger moment arm. This means that you have to resist a larger moment when making contact. I would imagine the extra length will also wear you out quicker and make you slightly more prone to arm injuries because of the reason just mentioned, but I haven't had any of those problems.
  3. Aces09

    Aces09 Semi-Pro

    Jun 15, 2009
    I think you should go with the plus. The pure drive plus' have great spin potential and are great on serve. Another half inch would only improve those characteristics. I've used the PDC and PDC+ and I really really loved the + version alot more than the standard, just because I found myself ripping incredible angles with so much topspin, (because one of my favorite plays is ripping a really really short angle crosscourt off either side and approaching for an easy volley, and the + was much better with that play. Despite Andy Roddick's subpar volleying, the PD+ is a great great volleying racquet.
  4. Dave M

    Dave M Hall of Fame

    Mar 23, 2007
    Which one do you prefer and /or play better with?
    Other than that there isnt anything you need to know!But good luck
  5. couch

    couch Hall of Fame

    Feb 25, 2004
    It's so funny because I was wondering the same thing: PD or PD+?

    I currently use an old Volkl Quantum Tour 8 and have been demoing recently. The Tour 8 is a 27.6" racquet so I thought the PD+ would be a natural fit but it feels so much more bulky and less maneuverable than my Tour 8s because they are thinner, straight-beamed racquets.

    I hit with a regular PD and liked it but it just felt kinda weird like the handle was too short and the head too big. I've often wondered if a 27.25" PD would be the best of both worlds?

    Has anyone thought of this or done this?
  6. [d]ragon

    [d]ragon Hall of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    Why not try both and see which you like better since you have both....................................................?

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