For the new Origin edition of the popular "Rafa-themed" Pure Aero racquets, Babolat has developed this racquet with Rafael Nadal to closely match his customized Pure Aero racquet, perfect for diehard Rafa fans and the biggest of hitters. As such, this racquet is suitable for strong advanced players looking for immense spin and power potential.
The headsize at 100 square inches provides a blend of control and power with a forgiving feel. Coupled with the headsize, the open string pattern has a lively feel with easier access to spin. The weight being particularly heavy at 11.2 ounces (unstrung) brings more general stability and stopping power for increased power potential, big return of serves and the ability to load up on spin for those who can swing it. While this racquet has a slight head-light balance (unstrung), it is more head heavy than you would typically find on consumer racquets of this weight class which increases the swingweight to a level that allows for very powerful groundstrokes and serves providing one can handle its weight over the course of a match. The beam thickness enhances and optimizes the stability of the frame for greater energy transfer and power across the string-bed, while the shape of the racquet's mold increases aerodynamics to allow faster swings and therefore higher spin and power potential.
This racquet, while challenging, features tour-level specifications for tour-level performance with massive power and spin potential and the feel preferred by one of history's greatest tennis champions. Own a piece of that history with Babolat's truly inspired Rafa racquet while supplies last.
- Headsize: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 11.2 oz. / 317 g unstrung
- Balance: 4 pts head light / 330mm unstrung
- Swingweight: 370 strung
- Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
- Flex: 73 RA
- Tension Range: 50-59 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
A specially developed aerodynamic frame to increase racquet head speed and generate more spin.
Optimized string pattern for maximum spin. The Woofer System offers maximum spin with a perfect feel, resulting from extended contact between the ball and the strings.
Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services. If you request brand logo stencils, please note that a stencil is painted onto the strings within a brand's stencil and may wear off over time - this is how stencils are applied on tour. Depending on the string you select, the stencil paint application fullness, colour and visibility may vary.
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Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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