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The Babolat Pure Aero French Open edition offers a sleek cosmetic update to Babolat's Pure Aero. With an emphasis on spin, this frame's design remains a carryover from the design of the Aeropro Drive family of racquets. The updated Aeromodular beam design produces 11% less drag than the previous Aeropro Drive. FSI Spin string pattern spacing offers a more open string pattern, as well as permits more movement of the main strings, due to slotted grommet openings at 6:00 and 12:00.
For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:
Durability:Babolat RPM Blast
Hybrid:Babolat RPM Blast 17 - Xcel 16
Headsize: 100 sq. in.
Length: 27.00 in.
Weight (strung): 11.3 oz.
Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 70
Balance: 13 in. Head Light (4pts)
Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
Swingweight: 327 kg*sq. cm
String Pattern: 16x19
Grip: Babolat Syntec
Babolat created a higher sweetspot on the string bed for additional power and comfort in the hitting zone. Frame String Interaction technology is located in the hoop of the racquet, allowing the ball to stay on the stringbed 25% longer than traditional racquets.
Babolat’s second generation Aeromodular technology, located in the middle of the frame, allows for a 10% quicker response through the air, offering that ultra fast racquet head speed so many players seek.
The ultimate comfort technology from Babolat. The Cortex Dampening System interface was put into Babolat’s racquets to enhance feel by canceling out vibration frequencies. This technology is offered in two versions, the “Cortex System” focuses in on pure feel, reducing harmful vibrations. Babolat’s second offering, “Cortex Active” dampens vibrations allowing for maximum comfort.
I can’t stop buying these racquets! I have been using the AeroPro Drive for years, and once Babolat started to release the versions that have special cosmetics I became addicted. So far I have the Play, the French Open and I’m looking forward to getting the stars and stripes. The cosmetics are too good to pass up! As you would expect from Babolat, this is a wonderful player’s racquet. An all around great frame that gives you spin, control, power and feel. This racquet feels so comfortable and allowed me to develop some extra bite on the ball. I recommend giving this a try!
5 StarsAMAZING RACQUET!! no regret at all
dentinista from wrote (July 21, 2016):
I am an AeroPro drive racquet user and I love it.. from comfort, control, spin and power. That is why at first I am confused if I will purchase another APD since im used to it already or try the new Pure aero.
After seeing the Roland Garros special edition racquet, the adrenaline rush of purchasing one went too high. Now i been using it for two weeks now and boy, the more I fall in love with babolat's aero racquets. This racquet exceeds my expectations. Not only the cosmetic but the power and spin it can offer me. Now I can feel more power and spins on my serves and swings. I'm happy I made the right decision. No regret at all for purchasing this amazing racquet. :)
5 StarsAwesome French Open cosmetic update!
Steve from CT wrote (April 17, 2016):
As a huge fan of Roland Garros, I felt obligated to purchase this racquet. I started playing with the Pure Aero a couple months ago and I was shocked at how much spin and bite this frame can really produce. When I got the Pure Aero French Open racquet in my hands, not only was I blown away by the cool color update to the racquet, but it felt so comfortable in my hands. I had my racquet strung up with Babolat's RPM Blast at 54 pounds and I knew from the first hit that this was going to be a special racquet. The racquet itself was very stable with great access to power on all shots. The RPM Blast or any polyester for that matter, will allow for players to really develop an excellent amount of bite to go with an ideal amount of control on a variety of shots.