Babolat AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet
Babolat has kept the specifications on the new 2013 Aeropro Drive virtually the same as the previous generation Aeropro Drive GT.
The 2013 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
- 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
- Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
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Used by younger son - good fit - yields lots of spin
I played with a discontinued Prince Triple Threat Stealth for over 10 years, maybe 15. I couldn't find a racquet I liked as well for power, control, and comfort. The Aero Pro Drive 2013 does all of these. However, Babolat makes it difficult the Aero Pro Drive GT, the Aero Pro Drive Team, and the Aero Pro Drive light are all different, be careful… they aren't the same.
Great all around raquet
I bought this one as a backup. The first one was a gift and I fell in love with it. I've noticed right away that my serve improved, although I lost some feel with valeys. I would say that this raquet is great for everything. However, player could be great with any raquet. Just stick with something and get used to it. It takes at least 6 month to know the raquet whenever you switch. However, if you need to choose something, this one is a great choice. P.S. I used to have elbow pain with Babolat Pure Drive, but not with this one.
Spin, spin, spin
I demoed approximately 12 racquets, from Wilson, Head, Yonex, Prince, to Babolat pure drives, nothing seems to equal the amount of spin this racquet generates. I am a baseliner and spin is my game. Also, this racquet has ample control even if you swing hard, you can still control the ball's trajectory. I strung it with Babolat RPM blast 17 at 60 lbs which added a lot more spin to my shots. Fully recommended for spinners!
Love the racquet!
My daughter took the Aero Pro for a demo and then we bought it. She is maybe a 3.5 to 4.0 player. The racquet made a noticeable jump in her skill level. Also, beside to improvement in her play, the racquet is a work of art...almost too beautiful to use.
I love the Babolat AeroPro series, it gives you so much spin, you can hit it harder because of its weight and I love Babolat RPM Blast string. It is my favorite string for getting lots of spin (RPM) and Babolat is my favorite company, tennis definitely does run in their blood!!
Babolat AeroPro Drive gt
All i can say is "Wow". Incredible power and spin from the new Babolat AeroPro Drive. This racquet is a winner. My first serves were bombs and my second serve had tons off spin on them. From the baseline i could take huge swings with tons of topspin and accuracy.The only negative thing is that the frame is very stiff so i would recommend stringing it with a softer poly string if you have any arm problems. Overall this is the best racquet on the market today in my opinion.