Intermediate and advanced players looking for easy power and big spin should love the 2018 version of the Pure Drive Plus. At 27.5″ length, this racket packs more of a punch than the standard length Pure Drive, making it dangerous in the hands of an aggressive baseliner. For this update, Babolat retools the stringbed with FSI Power Technology, which includes diamond shaped grommet holes and wider string spacing. The upshot is bigger power and more spin-potential. Babolat also updates its Cortex dampening system with a viscoelastic rubber material for a more muted and comfortable feel. Thanks to the more open string pattern and whippy feel, spin comes very easy, and the ball leaves the stringbed at a higher trajectory for greater depth. Topspin players looking to hit high arching balls that drop hard and explode off the court should have a blast with this stick.The extended length makes this stick dangerous on serves where you’ll find huge power. Offering a tad more comfort, spin and pop than the previous version, the 2018 Pure Drive Plus is dangerous in the hands of an aggressive baseliner.