Babolat Pure Aero 2019
Babolat adds another chapter to one of the game’s most iconic and popular racquets. It’s called the Babolat Pure Aero 2019, and it specialises in the production of spin and power. At 317 grams strung, this stick is ideal for hard charging intermediate players, but it should also work very well for the advanced ball striker who is looking to go on offence.
For this version, Babolat lowers the flex a tad, giving this notoriously stiff stick a slightly more controlled and arm-friendly response. Babolat has also moved the Cortex dampening material to the head at 3 & 9 o’clock, resulting in a slightly softer feel at impact. But make no mistake: this is still a firm, modern and lively weapon. The signature technology, called FSI Spin, utilises wider string spacing for extra bite along with oblong grommets at 6 and 12 o’clock to maximise string movement and snapback.
Like the Rafael Nadal who endorses this racquet, the Pure Aero feels fast and explosive from the baseline. The speedy response and grippy stringbed provide the recipe for hitting heavy spin-loaded balls that drop hard, and the higher trajectory response makes it easy to keep the ball deep. The mid 320 swingweight draws a nice compromise between speed and stability, and the quick handling makes this a great stick for those who like chasing down balls or ripping winners on the run. At net the Pure Aero plays great on fast exchanges, and there is enough power to finish points with a bang.
The Pure Aero is best suited for aggressive baseliners looking to control the ball with pace and spin.
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 Specifications
|Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:11.2oz / 318g|
|Balance: 12.99in / 32.99cm / 4 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
|Racquet Colours: Yellow/Black|
|Grip Type: Babolat Syntec Pro|
|String Tension: 50-59 pounds|