Babolat Evo Drive Tour Tennis Racket

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Grip Size: G2
Price:
Sale price£119.99 Regular price£144.99

1. Purpose of Play:

  • Beginners: A larger head size provides more power and a bigger sweet spot, making it forgiving for off-center hits.
  • Intermediate Players: A mid-plus head size offers a balance between power and control.
  • Advanced Players: Often prefer smaller head sizes for precision and control, but it requires consistent hitting technique.

2. Weight:

  • Lighter Rackets (260-280g): Easier to maneuver, suitable for beginners, juniors, or players with a slower swing speed.
  • Medium Weight (280-310g): Offers a mix of power and control. Suitable for many intermediate players.
  • Heavier Rackets (310g+): Provides more stability and power but requires good technique. Preferred by many advanced players.

3. Balance:

  • Head-Heavy: Offers more power, especially for players with shorter swings.
  • Even-Balance: Balanced feel, suitable for a broad range of players.
  • Head-Light: Easier to maneuver, favored by advanced players and those at the net in doubles.

4. String Pattern:

  • Open (16x18 or 16x19): Provides more spin and power but might wear out strings faster.
  • Dense (18x20): Offers more control and string durability.

5. Choosing the Right Grip Size:

  • Method 1: Ruler Test:

    1. Open your dominant hand and extend your fingers.
    2. Using a ruler, measure the distance from the middle of your palm to the tip of your ring finger.
    3. Typically, measurements between 4 to 4 3/8 inches suit most adults.
  • Method 2: On-Racket Test:

    1. Hold the racket as you would for a backhand.
    2. There should be a finger's width of space between your fingers and the base of your thumb.
  • Common Grip Sizes:

    • Size 0: 4 inches
    1. Size 1: 4 1/8 inches
    2. Size 2: 4 1/4 inches
    3. Size 3: 4 3/8 inches
    4. Size 4: 4 1/2 inches
    5. Size 5: 4 5/8 inches

Note: When in doubt, go for the smaller grip size. Overgrips can be added to increase the grip size, but reducing a grip is more challenging.

Strung : Babolat Spiraltek
Weight Unstrung (+/- 5g) : 285
Head Size (sq. in) : 102
Beam Width (mm) : 23-26-23
Balance (+/- 5mm): 320
String Pattern: 16x19
Length (inches): 27
Tension Range : 50-59 lbs
Composition: Graphite, Tungsten

The Evo Drive Tour is the heaviest in the range and offers a more competitive frame.

  • Weight : 285g
  • Frame Size : 102 sq.inch
  • Balance : 320mm

The Evo Drive Tour offers a perfect balance of power and playability for developing players. Designed similar to the Pure Drive, the Evo Drive is a performance racket that provides softer feeling and less strain that advanced frames.

The open 16/19 string pattern and 102 sq.in headsize allows players to plough through their shots with added power and spin. The larger sweet spot makes the racket more forgiving ,ensuring even off-center hits fly off the frame with sufficient power and accuracy. Babolat has introduced a thin layer of high damping material in the frame to absorb vibrations and shock at impact.  This provides players with a softer feel and less strain on the arm during long matches.

SWX EVO FEEL

Amazing comfort on every shot thanks to advanced SMAC technology, located in three key areas of the frame. Its very high dampening properties have already proven their worth in the aerospace industry.

ELLIPTIC FRAME

Elliptical frame structure for optimal resistance and overall rigidity for phenomenal power.

WOOFER SYSTEM

The first and most effective frame-string interaction system : a longer ball/string contact time for greater control and a sensation of comfort.

Shipping Policy:

  • We offer free shipping on all orders exceeding £70.
  • All orders are dispatched via DPD next day service.
  • The usual shipping duration for our UK customers ranges from 1-3 working days.
  • Should you opt for our racket restringing service, kindly account for an additional day to the shipping time.

Return Policy:

  • Our customers are entitled to return any item within a 30-day window, provided the items are in their original condition, unused, and with the tags intact.
  • If required, we can facilitate return labels at a subsidised fee.
  • Please note that for rackets which had string upgrades, there will be a deduction of £20 from the refund amount.

Warranty:

  • We stand by the quality of our products. All items purchased come with a 1-month warranty.
  • In the event of any product issues, we will collaborate with the manufacturer to ensure the problem is addressed promptly and effectively.

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