Babolat AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet

Babolat AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet
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The Babolat AeroPro Drive updates Rafael Nadal's racquet with an incredible new 2013 graphic and a 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 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

Racquet Specifications
  • Headsize: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 69
  • Balance: 13 in. Head Light (4pts)
  • Cross Section: 23/26/24mm Tapered Beam
  • Swingweight: 315 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Babolat Syntec

Cortex Technology

Babolat Cortex Technology

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.

Woofer System

Babolat Woofer System Technology

Babolat’s Woofer system is the first and most effective frame to string linking system. This technology allows for longer ball and string contact time, creating maximum comfort and greater control.

GT Technology

Babolat GT Technology

Babolat’s GT technology was implemented to provide ideal stability at ball impact. With GT technology, the frame is strengthened which reduces the torque, allowing for great precision. The additional rigidity through GT technology provides ultimate control and additional power.

Aero Technology

Babolat Aero Technology

Aerodynamic frame shape allows the racquet to advance through the air at a faster pace, giving the player an easier opportunity to create optimal power and spin.


Very Stiff Frame

3 Stars

Ron Fisher from GA on 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this racket about 2 months ago and have used it about 3 times per week since then. I usually like a stiff frame that is strung tight because I swing hard. But I must say this racket exceeds my tolerance for stiffness. It has the feel of hitting with a baseball bat handle with a flat board attached. When you hit a ball in the center of the frame it is pure power and a very soft feel, but I find myself hitting more off center and frame shots with this racket. My assessment is that this racket might work for a heavy hitter who likes a very stiff frame, but I would not recommend it for anyone below a 4.0 rating.

Solid racquet .

5 Stars

RAVI KIRAN REDDY MADIREDDY from CA on 7/11/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

2 words power and spin, with every shot I can tell I have more power and spin with tons of control by doing the same thing I've always done. Best racquet I've ever had. Worth ever single penny.


5 Stars

Katie from GA on 6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet is just all around perfect. With every shot that I hit, I noticed a different aspect of the racquet that I loved. The AeroPro Drive has the ideal combination of spin and power. When the right type of string is used, you can get some great spin from this frame. I would recommend using RPM Blast, or a hybrid combination of polyester/multifilament. I was able to get great depth on my ground strokes, but also could place the ball almost anywhere I wanted with the control of the frame. The sweet spot on this racquet is perfect and there is a smooth swing with little to no effort. This racquet also gave me the added pop I’ve been looking for on my serve! This racquet also helped me to feel more confident when approaching the net. My volleys and overheads were crisper and my placement improved as well. I’d recommend this to any player looking to gain more power and control, as this is a very maneuverable and versatile frame.

Great but there's one catch

4 Stars

Nicholas C. from NJ on 6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet is great due to its playability. The racquet can be very effective all over the court and appeals to a wide variety of players across all levels of play. For me, I found it extremely easy to generate spin and power compared to my previous racquet, the Head YouTek Radical MP. The only catch about this Babolat racquet is that you really need to have good racquet head speed. I found the racquet to have quite a stiff feeling and wasn't generating much spin or power if I wasn't swinging the racquet fast through contact. Besides that catch, definitely try-out this racquet.

Great One!

5 Stars

Anne from TX on 5/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love the Babolat AeroPro Drive, I used for more than 5 years so far. it gives you spin and power. Love it.

very good racket

5 Stars

Nilay from DE on 4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a very good racket. I liked it better then Babolat Pure Drive 2015. Very comfortable to use and always in control. I used RPM blast stringing with 56 tension. I totally recommend it to the people who is looking for good racket.

Great racquet

5 Stars

Tom S in Annapolis from MD on 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet has been a great purchase. Good ball response off the strings with a very comfortable feel. Has upped my power and digs in for some crazy spin potential.

Great racquet

5 Stars

Mike A from MN on 4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet has been a great purchase. Good ball response off the strings with a very comfortable feel. Has upped my power and digs in for some crazy spin potential.

Great All Court Racquet

5 Stars

Rob from CA on 3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I'm a 4.5 club player and though this is an older model Babolat racquet, there is a reason it has been a best seller, 7 pts light head makes it extremely maneuverable which is especially noticed at net, solid on off center hits, develops great spin and pace, I switched from the Pure Drive, love the balance and feel with Prince Synthetic strings at 58 lbs.

Good Racquet

4 Stars

Kobe B. from MO on 11/1/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Liked the racquet but wasnt my style

5 Stars

from VA on 8/15/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love this racket. I have lost grip of the racket so many times and the frame still hasn't cracked yet.

Great racquet!

4 Stars

Arushi from OH on 7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I'm an intermediate player and this racquet brought a lot of power in my serves and shots. Love this racquet!


4 Stars

apd2015 from SC on 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like the racket and it has helped me improve but I do not like that the paint is chipping opp by its self after 4 months. I have not left is in the car or done anything to make this happen. Overall its a good racket.

Does not get any better!

5 Stars

Carlos SM from MO on 4/14/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this racquet for my son that plays high school varsity; he is a high level player. I ordered also the RPM Blast strings with it. WOW! this combination is a killer! His level went way up, the amount of spin is ridiculous, his shots had lots of bite, I could varely keep up with him, very impresive. This is not a beginners racquet, it is for medium to advanced players. If you are a serious player thsi racquet is for you.


5 Stars

Mike from IN on 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Powerful racket with good control and tons of spin.


5 Stars

Mike from IN on 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Powerful racket with good control and tons of spin.

AeroPro Drive

5 Stars

JRMiller from PA on 12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Love this racquet. It was recommended to my son by a teammate. We both love its combination of spin and control. My string broke and I had to use my old racquet for a short time really appreciated the Babolat when it came back.


5 Stars

Ralph Kridner from MI on 8/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great feel and spin. Solid volleys and depth. Good weight and move ability

Good spin

5 Stars

Damian from CA on 8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Used by younger son - good fit - yields lots of spin

great, versatile racket

4 Stars

Banneker DC from DC on 6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

i recently went from a classic, heavier 12+ oz. racket to one suited for the modern game. love this racket; can really tee off from the baseline without worrying about hitting the ball long. opens up a wider variety of angles on the ground. only downside is that the racket is a little stiff (but much less so than the previous gt version) and is hard on my shoulder.

Great all around raquet

5 Stars

vk from IL on 2/17/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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

5 Stars

RAT from CA on 2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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!

Solid, great control.

5 Stars

CA Dreamin from CA on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I feel like I'm Nadal when I played with this racquet. You definitely feel the weight difference, this being over 11 oz when strung. Feels like I get better control especially with the forehand topspin. Because of the weight, I felt my serve being affected. I think it slows down my service swing. Would I play with this? Yes, but I would like to try a lighter version first.

Doubles racket

4 Stars

Brett from IN on 9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Demo-Ed this racket because I wanted a heavier racket. Very solid , good volley racket. All the weight is in handle. I think I need a more evenly weighted racket. Had a very good feel at net.

Love the racquet!

5 Stars

dd536 from NJ on 5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.


5 Stars

Alexander Spinelli from NY on 4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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

5 Stars

jim from FL on 3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

Babolat AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet
$199.00 $159.00

Babolat AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet

Item # 101174

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