Babolat AeroPro Drive

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Selecting the right racquet and string for your game can be a difficult task. When you consider the tremendous amount of racquets available, and pair them with the even larger selection of strings on the market, you are looking at a mountain of combinations! Here at Tennis Warehouse, we want to make the selection process a bit easier for you. That's why we have a talented group of Racquet Experts on staff to help each player find the right racquet and string combination for their play style. Call or email us with your questions, and a Racquet Expert will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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Ordering racquets: Select from the options below to customize your racquet. We string according to your specifications. Follow the instructions below for selecting a string and be sure to enter tension.

Note about custom hybrid stringing

*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

Stringing information for Babolat AeroPro Drive Racquets: Tension range 55 to 65 pounds, optimum 60 pounds.

The latest version of the AeroPro Drive, our most popular racquet, swings a little faster than its predecessor. This makes it even more dangerous in the hands of aggressive baseliners. The fast feel conjures up images of Rafael Nadal who has endorsed multiple generations of this racquet. Updated with Active Cortex technology, the feel is slightly smoother than prior versions, which is a nice bonus given the stiff layup. On court our playtesters noted the same phenomenal blend of maneuverability and stability that has come to define the AeroPro line. From the baseline this one explodes very easily through contact, allowing topspin players to create a heavy ball with an expanded range of angles and trajectories. On serves the fast feel and lively response makes for easy power and spin - both of which are aided by the stiff beam and open string pattern. At net the maneuverability makes the 2013 AeroPro Drive great for fast exchanges, while the stability provides a plush platform against pace. Even more impressive is the range of ability levels this racquet suits. From the 3.5 NTRP level to the professional ranks, the AeroPro Drive GT offers truly exceptional playability. Note: Due to racquet stiffness, when stringing with a polyester or a co-polyester we highly suggest 54lbs as a starting point for tension.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320.35g
Balance: 4 pts HL
Swingweight: 316
Stiffness: 69
Beam Width: 23mm / 26mm / 24mm /
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Medium
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Yellow/ White
Grip Type: Syntec
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 55-65 pounds

Aero Modular Technology
AeroPro racquets feature a frame with varying profiles at three strategic points: the throat, the shaft and the head of the racquet.
Player Benefits:

  • - A faster swing due to improved aerodynamics
  • - Increased power while maintaining excellent ball control

Woofer
*Woofer Technology from Babolat

THE FIRST DYNAMIC SYSTEM WHICH MAKES THE FRAME AND THE STRINGS INTERACT WHEN STRIKING THE BALL

A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.

PULLEY FUNCTION

  • - The WOOFER eliminates string lock-up: the strings are free to move.
  • - The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.

PISTON FUNCTION

  • - Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
  • - Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.

Babolat Aerobeam
The world's most aerodynamic racquet. +15% air penetration thanks to the aerobeam technology.

The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.

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