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BABOLAT Pure Aero

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Launched: 2015

Subcategory: Tour Racquets

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19.4%

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4.80

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Babolat Pure Aero
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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
251621
Product:
BABOLAT Pure Aero
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Launched:
2015

Technologies

CORTEX: The Cortex System provides 25% more contact between the ball and strings. The handle and the frame of Babolat Rackets that use the Cortex System are actively linked by the CDS (Cortex Dampening System) which filters and dampens the vibration that can interfere with racket feel. Unwanted high vibration frequencies are removed while low vibration frequencies are preserved, thus enhancing feel.

FSI technology: Frame String Interaction, the 2015 Pure Drive´s FSI technology was designed around this new area: - Woofer system to bring more feel to player with each strike of the ball - Tighter stringing pattern in the sweetspot area A higher sweetspot for more power and comfort in the contact zone. A tighter string pattern for more dirctional control.

Aeromodular2 : The second generation of Babolat's AEROMODULAR technology. Features a frame with varying profiles at the throat, shaft and the head of the racquet, each of which are strategically shaped to reduce wind drag and boost swing speed. It features internal Woofer and Cortex systems.

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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
11.3 oz.
320 g
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Balance
13 in.
33,02 cm
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Balance points
4 pts HL
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Stifness
69
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Grip type
Babolat Syntec Pro
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Composition
Graphite

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
327
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Swing speed
Fast
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Power level
Medium
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Beam width
23mm / 26mm / 23mm
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String pattern
16 / 19
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Stringing type
Two Pieces
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Stringing tension (pounds)
50 - 59
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Stringing tension (kg)
23 - 27

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Average Rating

4.80

Feature Averages

Serves

(4.80)

Volleys

(4.40)

Slice

(4.20)

Topspin

(4.60)

Returns

(4.40)

Groundstrokes

(5.00)

Teresa Fraser


Player Level: 2.5 |


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Nataliya Dminitrova


Player Level: 3 |


I really liked this update. I found I could hit a heavier

I really liked this update. I found I could hit a heavier ball with the Pure Aero than I could with AeroPro Drives from the past, which was more detrimental to my opponents. I liked how it still offered plenty of power and spin but gave me more control compared to the previous version. I would also compare it to something like the Asics BZ 100, but I found this racquet to offer more comfort and stability.

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Gabriela Brasiak


Player Level: 4 |


I have used this frame for a couple of weeks now and

I have used this frame for a couple of weeks now and it's a big update compared to the 2013 APD. This new Pure Aero feels a good bit more solid compared to APD and the sweetspot is crisp and large. I found out that this stick works best as a "game destroyer" for the opponent. If you hit nasty shots, the type you read about in Brad Gilbert's "Winning Ugly," then this is a stick for you. It creates monster-topspin shots that make your opponent believe they will go long but then drops down close to the baseline and jumps up, and it leaves your opponent looks like you just had a mishit that caught them by surprise. The most effective weapon though is the slice. The stringbed bites and holds onto the ball a fraction longer and upon release the ball sneaks over the net so low it could barely fit an hair between the ball and the net and then the ball stays crazy low to the ground. On serves it feels best when hitting kick or sliced serves. Flat serves works good to, but not as effective as the kick or sliced serve. I first tried it with the factory strung SG Spiraltek but that was a big no-no in this frame as the strings moved like crazy and snapped very, very fast. When strung with a co-poly it feels much more solid and more controlled.

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Kofi Obasnajo


Player Level: 4.5 |


I'm a long time user of the Babolat Aero line and have

I'm a long time user of the Babolat Aero line and have played with the last three iterations of this racquet. So far my favorite was the APD 2013, customized with a few grams of led tape at 12 o'clock. The long awaited new Pure Aero was a bit dissapointing to me. I did not find the familiar crisp and solid feel that I was used from my APD 2013. Even though on paper the specs were identical, and the swing weight went up (which was very welcomed) in reality the racquet felt very unstable, especially at 3 and 6 o'clock. I tried to solve the problem by customizing the racquet with led tape and different string tensions but after a month and a half long agony I gave up and decided to wait for the Plus and Tour versions. While waiting for those to be released I took a Head Extreme Pro for a test and was completely blown away with it. So much that for a while I even lost interest in trying out any more of the Pure Aero line. I totally agree with people saying that the Extreme Pro is one of the most overlooked racquets on the market (completely without a reason -- poor marketing I suppose). At first I was little bit affraid to buy a Pure Aero Tour because I thought it would be too heavy and sluggish for my game, but since I loved the Extreme Pro, I decided to skip the Plus and go immediately for the Tour. And I am glad that I did. The Tour version has everything that a Regular (300 gram) lacks, and so much more. Due to a higher static weight it is very stable and gives you much more confidence to swing big without being affraid that the ball will sail long. Power and spin are monstrous but controlable. Serve and groundstrokes are where this racquet shines the most, returns and volleys are not far behind, while touch points are mediocre. Don't get intimidated by the specs of this racquet because it plays ultra fast and is easy to swing (for a 315 gram racquet). I played all my life with racquets up to 300 grams and I had no problems switching to this one. Just yesterday I played a 3 hour long three seter and never felt that the racquet was wearing me down. Before that every time I would try to play with a heavier frames (310+ grams) the racquet would wear me down after one hour of play. I can confirm great spin and power that everybody is talking about, while stiffness was never an issue for me since I have used Babolat frames for a while now. The grip size could be an issue, especially if you are switching from another brand, since Babolat grips have unique shape. However this can be easily resolved by exchanging stock main grip with Babolat Skin Feel, which will reduce the grip by half a size. If you are 3.5+ male player, who likes to play from the baseline with a lot of power and spin this one may just become the one you have always been longing for.

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Catharinus Oudijk


Player Level: 2 |


I have owned every iteration of the APD. This is by

I have owned every iteration of the APD. This is by far the best one. The bite on the ball has increased. It feels like an 16x18. Then there's the solidity. I would have guessed that the weight was upped to about 11.5 ounces had I not known it was kept the same. Even the color scheme is much hotter. My serve is a weapon with this frame. I can really whip tho one through the hitting zone. This stick is a game changer. It has gotten me playing one strike tennis again. This is a must demo. The only mod I made was to replace the grip with a skin feel. Enjoy.

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