One of the game's most iconic and popular racquets just got an update by Babolat. It is the Pure Aero, and it specializes in the production of spin and power.
For this update, Babolat lowers the flex just a bit, giving this notoriously stiff racquet 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. However even with these changes, this is still a firm, modern and lively racquet in the right hands.
Babolat’s signature technology, called FSI Spin, utilizes wider string spacing for extra bite along with oblong grommets at 6 and 12 o'clock to maximize string movement and snapback. Like the player who endorses this racquet (Rafael Nadal), the Pure Aero feels fast and explosive from the baseline. The speedy response and grippy stringbed provide an excellent base 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 option for those who like chasing down balls or blasting winners while on the run. Ultimately, The Pure Aero remains a very obvious choice for aggressive baseliners looking to control the action with pace and spin.