Monthly Archives: January 2012

Babolat: From Strings to the Babolat Pure Drive

Beginning in 1875, the French company, Babolat, began manufacturing string. It wasn’t until 1994 that they began making other tennis equipment like shoes, bags and most importantly, tennis racquets, like their Babolat Pure Drive.

In the 18 years that Babolat has been producing tennis racquets, they have made huge strides in the tennis industry like being the most popular brand of racquets used in the Australian Open in 2005.

The newest release in Babolat`s line is the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT, enhanced with Babolat`s secret ingredient, graphite tungsten. Graphite tungsten technology is a hybrid material composed of braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments throughout the whole racquet.

The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is perfect for players with moderate to full strokes, for the 4.5+ NTRP level players. Along with the GT technology, this racquet has Woofer Technology. Woofer is the first technology of its kind, making the frame and the strings interact with each other upon impact, delivering 10% more strength than other racquets.

The Cortex System implemented in the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT racquet is an active technology between the throat and the handle; these two parts are interconnected by an interface in the CDS (Cortex Dampening System) material, virtually eliminating unneeded vibrations.

The elliptic geometry of the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is the ideal design which guarantees less torsion, and a +20% firmer beam, making for better maneuverability with more power.

Any of the Babolat Pure Drive tennis racquets offer superior performance for enhanced play. Babolat started as only a string company and has evolved into one of the top sports equipment companies in the world. Their tennis racquets are definitely worth every penny!