Babolat has designed the New Babolat Pure Aero racquets by assessing the game considering the evolution of the sport and taking feedback from players in the field.
Alexandre Israël, Babolat tennis category manager explains:
“In the 80s, spin was a defensive tactic. Then it became an attack shot to outmaneuver an opponent. Today, we have moved into a new era where players use spin to dominate, and especially to take advantage within a point. It’s about offering high-performance spin that allows players to control their power thanks to increased stability. This was the basis for developing the new Pure Aero.”
To complement its expertise, Babolat partnered with Chomarat, a world-renowned manufacturer of composite materials. Thanks to a woven and sewn carbon, the “Carbon Ply Stabilizer” , integrated in the throat of the racket, the new Pure Aero offers an extraordinary stability: “This carbon is more rigid, bringing more stability at impact, and therefore more control,” says Alexandre Israël.
Players always have a special relationship with the look and design of their racket. On this point, the new Pure Aero delivers. “We wanted to reinforce the performance aspects of the racket with a new yellow, Taïpan Yellow, inspired by an extremely venomous snake from Australia. The matte and metallic finish, inspired by the automotive world, combined with an aerodynamic typography, give the Pure Aero a racy design that stands out on the tennis court,” concludes Alexandre Israël.
Starting in 2017, Rafael Nadal was very involved in the development of this racket, all the way to the choice of color, giving the Pure Aero his stamp of approval during the tournament in Monte Carlo. Look for Rafa and the Team Babolat players to switch to the new Pure Aero in the coming months.