The Pure Drive has been a popular choice for players of all levels for many years, thanks to its unique mix of power and spin potential. The 2018 edition aims to maximise those two attributes with the introduction of FSI Power technology – a new, wider 16/19 string pattern with diamond grommets. The idea is to allow more power to be produced from any part of the racket, whether you connect perfectly with the sweetspot or slightly off-centre.
In addition there’s world-leading dampening in the form of SMAC’s proprietary shock-absorbing material, which is integrated into the graphite of the frame. SMAC primarily work within the aerospace industry – this is serious stuff, and it really makes a difference to the feel of the racket. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do, you’ll be putting away difficult balls without a second thought.
Note: This "Plus" edition of the Pure Drive is 0.5 inches longer than the standard version, making it a great option for players who need an extra bit of reach.
Headsize: 645cm2 / 100 sq. in.
Weight: 300g / 10.6oz
Length: 698mm / 27.5in
String Pattern: 16/19
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.