The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus Tennis Racket is the marginally heavier successor to the Babolat Pure Drive Team Plus. As you probably know, it is more closely supposed to resemble the weight and other specifications of Andy’s racket, and as a result, delivers more stiffness and more power.
In fact, this racket will provide even more power than the standard length Pure Drive Roddick on the assumption that you have the stamina to be able to handle the extra weight and power in the first place. As with most other Babolat tennis rackets, the Roddick Plus features the Cortex vibration dampening system.
In case you weren’t aware, the Cortex technology is a revolutionary technology made up of dampening material located between the throat and the handle of the racket. In other words, it eliminates unnecessary vibrations and enhances the feel of the tennis ball.
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The enhanced feel of the ball is obviously more an advantage for competitive players but it also provides the comfort and ease of use that a social player would be looking for. The racket also features another innovation that is exclusive to Babolat – the Woofer system.
Most rackets on the market today do not have the strings and frame working in unison and this, as a result, limits the driving force. Only some strings are active when striking the ball and the full potential of any racket is not reached. Along came the Woofer system, which allows all of the strings to work with the frame to deliver their maximum potential when hitting the ball.
Players will discover copious amounts of pace and spin from the baseline with this racket and if you like double handed shots or ripping a big forehand then the extended length of this racket might just suit your game. Do not be put off by the extra weight though if you think you can handle it.
This racket is still highly maneuverable and on par with some lighter rackets and the spin friendly response is suited to hitting with a lot of topspin or slice (making it ideal if you are playing doubles). Still, if you are an aggressive player who loves hitting big forehands, you can’t go wrong with the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus.
There’s no doubt the Pure Drive Team has redefined the player’s racket category by attracting more advanced players to stiffer, lighter racquets, and this version just sweetens the deal. More advanced players who may have found the Pure Drive family too light in the past may find this Roddick version an ideal fit.