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BABOLAT AeroPro Drive

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Tour Racquets

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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
180690
Product:
BABOLAT AeroPro Drive
Product Group:
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Launched:
2013

Technologies

Aero Modular:  A frame with varying profiles at three strategic points - the throat, the shaft, and the head of the racquet - improves aerodynamics, giving you a faster swing an increased ball control.

Graphite / Tungsten: A hybrid material containing braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments is threaded throughout the entire racquet, improving performance, giving 10% additional energy recovery for even more power, and granting players unmatched control and feel.

Woofer: Provides 25% more contact time between the ball and strings. Eliminates string lock-up and increases sweet spot size - improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing shock. Delivers extra power and more control, with a comfortable feel.

Cortex System: A vibration dampening system that actively links the handle and frame of the racquet, providing 25% more contact between the ball and strings, while filtering and dampening harmful vibrations that interfere with racquet feel. Low vibration frequencies are preserved, so feedback is not reduced.

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Specifications

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Head size
100 sq. in.
645 sq. cm
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Length
27 in.
68,58 cm
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Strung weight
11.30 oz.
320 g
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Balance
13.00 in.
33,00 cm
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Balance points
4 pts HL
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Stifness
69
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Grip type
Syntec
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Composition
Graphite / Tungsten

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
316
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Swing speed
Fast
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Power level
Medium
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Beam width
23 mm / 26 mm / 24 mm
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String pattern
16 / 19
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Stringing type
Two Pieces
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Stringing tension (pounds)
55 - 65 lbs
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Stringing tension (kg)
25 - 29 kg

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Average Rating

4.45

Feature Averages

Serves

(4.55)

Volleys

(3.91)

Slice

(4.18)

Topspin

(4.82)

Returns

(4.45)

Groundstrokes

(4.91)

Laura Pereira Silva


Player Level: 5 |badges1 |


Other than a slight loss in control on my returns,

Other than a slight loss in control on my returns, there wasn't much I didn't like about this racquet!

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Connor Butler


Player Level: 6.5 |


Obviously it reminds me of the 2010 model, but it's

Obviously it reminds me of the 2010 model, but it's hands down an improvement on that. Again, it's very similar to the Pure Drive, but instead of the big banging tennis, the AeroPro Drive offers me a smoother, quieter feel that still produces the big power and spin

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Morgan Braxton


Player Level: 3.5 |badges1 |


This is nothing like the midsize frames that I would

This is nothing like the midsize frames that I would typically lean toward, and frankly I was very surprised that I enjoyed this racquet so much. It truly is a game changer, allowing you to take huge cuts at the ball without fear of a mishit or loss in control. It's the perfect racquet for developing the modern game. To me, it felt like the Head YOUTEK IG Extreme Pro 2.0 that I recently tested, but with even more power and spin potential. Compared with previous versions, it's more comfortable and possesses more feel than ever. It's a must try for current AeroPro Drive users, as well as any player with the modern big-hitting game

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Alberto Grande


Player Level: 5 |badges22 |


Very good

This racquet played like a mix of the previous AeroPro Drive and the new Babolat Pure Drive. I would say the spin, control and maneuverability is very similar to the 2010 version. With the added Active Cortex the feel was very similar to the Pure Drive, but I would say the AeroPro Drive offers more spin potential while the Pure Drive offers more power.

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Simba Abiola


Player Level: 6 |


Babolat rep came by our club, I had the good fortune

Babolat rep came by our club, I had the good fortune to demo this racquet. Coming from 10+ years of Wilson usage, I had the opportunity to thoroughly test a number of Babolat models. Pure Drive, Storm, Aeropro Drive. I normally would not even consider switching to Babolat. But now, I think this is probably the sweetest racquet I have ever used. By the way, I own the BLX Blade 2013 93, BLX Pro Staff 90, Head Speed Pro Graphene 100 18x20 (used by wife). This racquet tops them all. Only other racquet I would consider is the Wilson Steam 99 S.

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Pascual Enamorado


Player Level: 5 |


I had been playing with the 1st generation APD since

I had been playing with the 1st generation APD since it first came out (with mods of 13.9 oz static weight, and 355 SW). When this 4th Gen APD was available, I decided to give it a try, hoping that it would convince me to get rid of my old sticks. I was very disappointed, just as I had been with the 2nd (Cortex) and 3rd gen (GT) sticks. This new racquet, although quite "spinny," does not have much plow through, which is needed to flatten out balls. Service returns are mediocre in comparison to my old stick due to the fact that it's too light. I have to put more weight behind the ball to make a penetrating return, wheras I don't really have to do that with my old racquet. I'm going back to my old faithful! I am a certified instructor and a 5.0 player.

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Niccolo Reina


Player Level: 6.5 |badges1 |


I really like this version of the AeroPro Drive (2013).

I really like this version of the AeroPro Drive (2013). My serve is better, with more accuracy and penetration. My groundstrokes are heavier and my slice backhand goes where I want. I win easily over my regular partners and they told me that my shots have more power and are more near the lines. The control is amazing. Overall, it's the ideal racquet. My only reserve was the stiffness of this racquet. After two hours of play, my arm burned a little bit, even with multifilament strings at 56 lbs.

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Ilker Ijsseldijk


Player Level: 6.5 |badges3 |


Before I use the new Babolat racquet my favourite racquet

Before I use the new Babolat racquet my favourite racquet was Head flexpoint for like 5 years. The head size was 120 inches. The real problem was I thought I control the game but it is the racquet which is done most of the part but with this new aero pro Drive tennis racquet I can understand my game better than before.I am glad i switch to Babolat and will see the out come soon

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Hiromitsu Kuwabara


Player Level: 6 |


Actually these are my second set of APD racquets. I

Actually these are my second set of APD racquets. I first had them 5 years ago and loved them. Unfortunately with time I have developed a tennis elbow and could not play tennis for almost a year. When my elbow was ok to play again I did start playing with Yonex V Core S 100 rackets. I remember missing my APD's a lot. After two years with Yonex racquets I got the new APD's hoping the stiffness problem was solved. Actually, I love playing with these racquets. With the new APD I can hit very strong accurate groundstrokes. The amount of spin I can generate is amazing. I also believe these racquets help me control the ball pretty good. I won important matches and totally enjoyed my results. With APD's I can play my best tennis but, the stiffness is a big issue with these racquets unfortunately. Now my elbow started to hurt again. I have been using Babolat XCell Power, a reasonably soft string type, but even these strings did not help my elbow. I am so sad (because I love these racquets), but I can not play with these due to stiffness. So I do not reccomend these racquets if you do not have iron arms and shoulders.

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Giuseppe Bernardino


Player Level: 6 |badges5 |


This is a great racquet overall. My only "complaint"

This is a great racquet overall. My only "complaint" is I ordered a 4 3/8" grip, but it feels like a 4 1/2". My suggestion is order a size lower than you normally would for this one. Other than that this racquet is well ahead of the curve in technology.

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