Pros: good feel on strokes and volleys, great spin and power, lots of pop on serves, zero arm fatigue or shoulder pain after 3 sets
Cons: bought 2 and paint jobs don't match perfectly. RG stamp on throat is much larger on the unstrung version I initially got along with different markings on the frame. The pre strung version i bought a week after because of the sale is identical to the photos provided by Midwest. A minor issue but an issue nevertheless. I'm tempted to buy a 3rd since the price went lower but am afraid to get a 3rd rendition of the paint job.
Summary: great racket for beginners because of the even balance and light weight or for those like me on the wrong side of 30 and in need of an edge. It plays like a heavier pro racket but you don't feel the aches or fatigue. The tech Babolat put in this is amazing and counters the potential issues of stability in lighter rackets. I'll definitely stick with this racket until I hang it up forever.
likes: spin, power, stability for its weight, feel, cosmetics. plus you can customize to your heart's content with lead/shock absorbers/heavier grips to make it more polarized than a standard pure aero but still have the same swingweight (=power), twistweight (=stability), and balance (=control, maneuverability). just with less overall weight (=less arm fatigue). like the less in your face cosemetics too.
In the past I have tried to stay away from the lighter frames as they tend to cause arm problems, but it has recently come to my attention that I am getting a little older and need some more power! This is super similar to the Pure Aero (obviously) just a lighter version. I was able to generate tons of power and control over my shots, and my swing speed increased greatly as well. This really helped my game improve because I am such a baseline player. I was really thrilled to see that I experienced no arm pain with this frame as well. Not only is this a great racquet, the French Open cosmetic is awesome as well! I would purchase this over the regular aero colors.
With the French Open being my favorite major (love the red clay), I knew I had to have a Roland Garros inspired frame! I had this frame strung up Babolat’s RPM Blast 16 at 54 pounds. Man, was this frame fast and whippy. The Pure Aero Lite produces so much spin and bite to my ball. With this frame being so light (around 10 ounces strung), I can now play for hours without my elbow getting sore.
Finally stepped up and spent the money on a good frame and man I am happy. Plays so much better than my department store frames. So light I can play for hours. Play 4.0 doubles and this has improved my game. My partner is very happy
Purchased two Pure Aero Lite racquets two weeks ago and love them so far, BUT..... There is a serious flaw in the bumper guard and I have broken two sets of strings at the head chasing down drop shots. Due to the flaw, even the slightest scrape at the head will break the strings.... unlike previous versions and/or other Babolat racquets, the strings are raised/on the outside of the bumper guard and are not protected. I recommend you buy Babolat or another brand of head protection tape. Supposedly, Babolat is aware of this design flaw.
Really similar to the regular Pure Aero just a lot lighter. I was able to really control all of my power and spin from all of over the court. Noticed a lot less fatigue due to the lightness of the racquet. At only around 10 ounces strung, I felt like I could really swing fast and really paint the lines. No stress at all on my wrist or elbow when swinging this stick. I would definitely recommend the Pure Aero Lite for players looking for awesome feel and controlled power in a very lightweight frame.
I’m a beginner/intermediate player and was looking to get a new racquet (I was using a very old Wilson Surge!) and this racquet was recommended by a pro at my club. Once I hit with this frame I knew it was right for me. Since I’m mainly a baseliner, this racquet really helped me get some great power and depth from the back. The light weight of the frame easily generated the power I needed to excel in my game. I didn’t notice any arm or wrist pain from the light weight of the frame, but if you have something like tennis elbow you may want to try out a different frame, as the light weight can be detrimental to arm pain. The Pure Aero lite showed great maneuverability and control when I did decide to approach the net for some volleys and overheads. Overall I felt like this racquet took my game to the next level on all areas of the court. I am a 3.0 interclub player and strung this racquet with Babolat Addiction at 53lbs.
Bought this for son as he moved from his junior aero and he has been playing great. Tons of spin nice and light gives good power
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