Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open Tennis Racquet

Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open Tennis Racquet
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Description
The Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open edition is Rafael Nadal's racquet of choice during the 2014 Clay Series Circuit including the French Open at Roland Garros. This frame offers a sleek cosmetic update to the legendary Babolat AeroPro Drive, with a brilliant black, yellow, white, and red clay graphic inspired by Roland Garros. The AeroPro Drive Roland Garros features refined Cortex Dampening Interface for even better feel. Continues use of GT technology, for extra stability at ball impact.


Babolat has kept the specifications on the new Roland Garros edition identical to that of the 2013 AeroPro Drive.

The Aeropro Drive will still appeal to a very wide array of players, especially for those looking for a slightly more flexible, spin-friendly alternative to the Pure Drive. One of a few racquets that works well at the net, as well as the baseline.


For Optimal String Performance Babolat Recommends:
  • Durability: Babolat RPM Blast
  • Playability: Babolat Xcel
  • Hybrid: Babolat RPM Blast 17 - VS Gut 16

Specs
Racquet Specifications
  • Headsize: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 67
  • Balance: 12.90 in. Head Light
  • Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
  • Swingweight: 329 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Babolat Syntec Pro
Tech
GT technology strengthens the frame to reduce torque for greater precision (Babolat claims 26% more precision compared to the previous Aeropro Drive). Babolat continues to utilize the Cortex vibration filter at the top of the handle. Cortex is used in several of Babolat's players racquets to enhance feel by cancelling only the 2 highest vibration frequencies. Only those frequencies that enhance feel are permitted to pass through the Cortex filter.
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Reviews

Very good Racquet

5 Stars

Bryan Zhang from MD on 2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

To me, it has very solid baseline. I used to play with 3.0-3.5 guys. My MP instinct racquet handled the game very well. Now, I play with 4.0 players. Their balls are heavy plus top spin. My MP is easy to mishit the ball (mainly because of my poor skill). This racquet is a little heavier and baseline is much more consistent.

Great New Facelift

5 Stars

Brian from CO on 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This model racket is my go to for competitive tennis. Im a 4.5 player that like to hit with a lot of spin. Paired with some spin strings, this thing can rev up any ball. The new graphics are great too! I got the bag to match. They look sweet!

a bit different

4 Stars

Arthur Chen from on 10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I played this french open edition for almost a half year. I feel it's a little bit head heavier than standard edition. Is there anyone feel the same?

My most recent racquet purchase

5 Stars

Xboxbam@yahoo.com from NY on 6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I've been on a spree lately of buying a racquet a year. I decided to venture away from Wilson and switch to Babolat. Don't give me wrong I have liked my Wilson racquets, but this Babolat is solid and I have fell in love with the feel. It is the perfect racquet for the player that is advanced but not professional. I play some pretty competitive tennis at the state level. The racquet does feel like the previous Roland Garros editions that I have hit with but just feels smoother all around. Highly recommend!

Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open Tennis Racquet
$209.00 $179.00

Babolat AeroPro Drive French Open Tennis Racquet

Item # 101208

  • 5 Star
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