Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex

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The AeroPro Drive features Babolat's Cortex System for improved feel and comfort. Our TW playtesters enjoyed the improved feel from all areas of the court but found the same pop and spin friendly nature as the original. The AeroPro Drive Cortex combines the benefits of an Aero designed shaft and the Pure Drive head, and the result is some serious pop and spin potential in a maneuverable package. Power baseline players will love the spin, pace and accuracy they'll find hitting with this one. At net the racquet offers good maneuverability, yet remains stable. There's plenty of power to punch volleys deep and some improved feel for touch play. The power and spin potential of this racquet makes for fun serving - where spin and pace can be found in equally pleasing quantities. The healthy sweetspot and power of the AeroPro Drive Cortex makes it a solid choice for a variety of player levels. A must demo for players seeking to boost an already aggressive game with some added spin and power.

Strung Specifications

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320g
Balance: 5pts Head Light
Swingweight: 324
Stiffness: 67
Beam Width: 23-26 mm
Composition: High Modulus Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: Syntec Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Piece
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.

Cortex
Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system is designed to offer greater comfort during play. Available in two versions, the Cortex system used in the Pure series of racquets reduces harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations results in what Babolat calls a "pure feel." The Cortex system used in other Babolat racquets filters and dampens for maximum comfort.

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