Lighter 285g edition of Rafael Nadal’s legendary Pure Aero.
Babolat Pure Aero is back to provide you with the ultimate racket for power and spin. Rafa’s record-breaking weapon for over 15 years, this edition of the Pure Aero has a vintage design that harks back to the original yellow on the AeroPro Drive.
Designed to be the ultimate spin frame, the new Pure Aero helps you generate massive spin with even more stability and precision. Thanks to SMAC’s upgraded SMACWRAP technology, Babolat have developed new Cortex Pure Feel, which the new Pure Aero now has at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock in the racket head, rather than just in the throat like the previous Pure Aero and AeroPro Drive. This provides better vibration dampening thanks to the integrated Cortex in the graphite.
The 285g edition is a solid choice for intermediate (club level) players seeking a light-weight racket that doesn’t compromise control, as well as for advanced juniors looking for more spin without sacrificing feel, making it a favourite among intermediate players and strong juniors to bridge the gap between a light-weight racket and advanced frame.
Additionally, the new Pure Aero also uses the faster racket head speed to give you a purer feeling and longer contact time between the ball and the string. Babolat’s signature AeroModular technology has also been upgraded to AeroModular3 for the new Pure Aero; integrating the bumper and grommets with an optimised design to maintain the Pure Aero’s signature fast head speeds and provide you with more spin. The new Pure Aero also uses a new generation of FSI Spin to increase your spin. The 16×19 string pattern and oblong shaped grommets at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock in the racket head allows the ball to have a wider string interaction, which matches superbly with the longer contact time generated by Babolat’s Woofer system that gives you a great feeling and superior control and comfort with every swing.
Ultimately, this results in a racket that matches the legendary firmer, purer feeling of the AeroPro Drive with the simply incredible sound and playability of the Pure Aero when you connect with the ball, making it the reference racket for players that use spin to dominate their opponents and a sensational weapon out on the court.
|Strung or Unstrung?||Strung in Babolat Synthetic Gut Spiraltek|
|Weight Unstrung (+/- 5g)||285|
|Head Size in Sq. in||100|
|Beam Width||23-26mm Tapered Beam|
|Balance (+/- 5mm)||330mm (Head Light)|
|Length in inches||27 inches|
|Stringing Tension Range||50-59 lbs|