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Andy Roddick’s new stick from the 2009 Babolat Pure Drive Range. An upgrade with personal flair.

Andy Roddick with Babolat Pure Drive Roddick 

You may have noticed, Andy Roddick has a new racquet. It's the new Babolat Pure Drive Roddick ($189 USD, unstrung), ideal for expert players with full and fast swings looking for solid feel with spin and a balance of power and control. Head size: 100; weight:11.1 oz; flair: Roddick's sig.

The alternate version, currently used by Sybille Bammer, is the Babolat Pure Drive ($185) again for advanced players, same head size but a tad lighter at 10.6 oz.  Both 2009 Pure Drive sticks are enhanced with what the company calls GT technology. It's a hybrid material that combines braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments in the racquet head. This combo reduces torque at ball impact and creates power with precision. The blue color remains. Looking forward to a test drive!

The Babolat Pure Drive is available now for demo or purchase at Tennis-Warehouse and through dealers listed at Babolat. Extended and junior versions are available.

Complete your ensemble with the matching blue and black Team bag. They've got them for 3, 6, 9 or 12 racquets. The 3 pack is big enough for your average rec player who wants enough room to store a spare stick, balls and whatever other court essentials without carrying another bag.

For the scoop on Roddick's apparel from Lacoste, click here.

One thought on “Andy Roddick’s new stick from the 2009 Babolat Pure Drive Range. An upgrade with personal flair.”

  1. Tennisidentity tester comments on the new Babolat Pure Drive range: These racquets feel great from the baseline generating significant power with on-center hits. The serve delivered a big pop and I was able to spin the ball very effectively. I had a little trouble with touch volleys, possibly because I have always played with a heavier head racquet. These racquets would be great for someone who wants some power assistance. Sharp looking cosmetic.

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