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Babolat AeroPro Drive

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The fifth generation of the now famous Babolat AeroPro Drive features updated Cortex Active Technology for better sensation. Rafael Nadal's racquet of choice has become a truly lethal weapon, renowned for its power and topspin.

  • Ideal for fast and long swing types.
  • Aero Modular creates maximum penetration through the air and increases the hitting power.

Team Babolat Pro Players may play with a customized or different model than the equipment depicted.

Item #: 101835
Style #: 101174
Head Size : 100 in.2
Length : 27 Inches
Weight : 10.6 Ounces (unstrung) / 11.2 Ounces (strung)
Balance: Head Light
Balance Point: 32.0cm / 12.6 in.
Power Level: Low
Swing Type: Fast & Long
Tension: 55-62 Lbs.
String Pattern: 16M x 19C
Flex (RDC): 72
Composition: Graphite
Grip: Syntec Pro
Technology : Cortex Active Technology, GT, Aero Modular
Color : Black/White/Yellow

Cortex Active Technology: Every time a racquet hits a ball, it generates thousands of vibrations, hundreds of which cause discomfort, while others help players get a better feel for the ball. Since each player has different needs, Babolat has designed a system with three new types of dampeners to enable all types of players to find just the right amount and kinds of sensations to suit their specific style and preferences.

Cortex Expert: Pure sensations. A CDS (Cortex Dampening System) interface transmits useful information to the player and the new handle design brings that information closer to the player's hand for perfect control on every hit.

Woofer System: The Woofer system is the first technology to enable the frame and strings to interact each and every time a players hits a ball. Woofer provides 25% longer ball-string contact time for greater precision and more sensations.

Aero Modular: New modular frame concept, creates maximum penetration of the racquet through the air and increases the hitting power. Perfect control for directional hitting.

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Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates spin (5)
  • Generates power (5)
  • Good accuracy (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Great feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (4)
    • Intermediate (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Noticeable difference comp. to 1st gen

    By Jim the Runner

    from Palo Alto, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Spin
    • Generates Power
    • Good Accuracy
    • Great Feel
    • Large Sweet-Spot
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013:

        Very solid.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        great power,great feel,great racquet!!

        By Jerry the tennis bum.

        from Sebastian,FL.

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Spin
        • Generates Power
        • Good Accuracy
        • Great Feel
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013:

          Play men's doubles 3 mornings a week and this racquet is perfect for me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Faster and smoother swing that explodes!

          By E.R. Retired Tennis Coach

          from Walkersville, Maryland

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Spin
          • Expanded Range Of Angles
          • Fast Exchanges
          • Generates Power
          • Good Accuracy
          • Great Feel
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • String Tension Limited

          Best Uses

          • Intermediate
          • Professional
          • Suits Range Of Players

          Comments about Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013:

          I purchased the Babolat AeroPro Drive racquet as gift to a senior in high school, on the mens tennis team. As a former tennis coach, I was looking for a racquet to match the speed and agility of the player. This racquet has exceeded my expectations!

          With the racquets maneuverability his net game has improved. It has given his serve more power and spin as well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Powerfull

          By Jub

          from Chester WV

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Pros

          • Creates Spin
          • Generates Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Intermediate
            • Professional

            Comments about Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013:

            Most advanced players will have to add some weight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great All-Around

            By Brian the Titan

            from Arlington, Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Spin
            • Generates Power
            • Good Accuracy
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • May Be A Little To Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Intermediate
            • Professional

            Comments about Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013:

            I use this racquet every time I play tennis. I play on average, 5-6 hours a week. It's very dependable and consistent. This racquet has great precision allowing you to really cut the base and sidelines. I also like the volleys up at net, as the racquet is very versatile. Over all, it's ability to handle all situations makes this racquet a beast.

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            • Yes

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            4 Questions | 6 Answers
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            • Q:

              What size of racquet do i need to get?
              Asked on 12/20/2013 by Evans from Corbin, Ky

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The racquet size is based on the players preference. The Babolat AeroPro Drive GT that you have selected is 27 inches long with a 100 inch head. It is slightly heavier than most racquets because it is designed for power. Overall, the racquet is one of the best in the game with specs like the pros.

                Answered on 12/26/2013 by Louie from Holabird Sports
            • Q:

              Need to know head size
              Asked on 8/6/2013 by Jerry from Sebastian,FL

              3 answers

              • A:

                100 in

                Answered on 11/11/2013 by frankie from freshmeadows, NY
              • A:

                The head size is 100 square inches.

                Answered on 8/6/2013 by Community Answer from None
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The headsize is 100 square inches.

                Answered on 8/6/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
            • Q:

              WHAT KIND OF STRING FOR THIS RACQUET?I AM A 4.0
              Asked on 4/3/2013 by JJEFF

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Ultimately your choice of string and tension comes down to personal preference, so it's tough to make a very general recommendation. If you are a frequent string breaker, you might want to try a durable string like Babolat Pro Hurricane. If you don't break strings often, or if you suffer from arm pain, you might want to try a softer, more playable string like Babolat Addiction.

                Answered on 4/4/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
            • Q:

              When it says new handle design, what exactly has changed? Is that something I can see if I take off butt cap? Would it look different than a 2012 model? Thanks JImmy
              Asked on 1/26/2013 by JImmy the old man learning from Sumter , SC

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The biggest change between the previous version of the AeroPro Drive GT and the AeroPro Drive GT 2013 is the redesign of the Cortex Dampening System. Placed just above the handle at the throat, the system filters out unwanted vibrations for a better feel. In any case, we would not recommend removing the buttcap. The buttcap is usually stapled into the racquet; removing it and re-stapling it can weaken or even permanently damage a frame, so we try to avoid it when possible.

                Answered on 1/31/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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            • About Babolat
            Babolat originally started by making some of the finest natural gut tennis strings in the world. More recently, they have expanded their successful formula to include tennis racquets, tennis shoes, and other accessories. Babolat tennis racquets are extremely popular and their racquet line includes a wide variety of frames that meet the need of a variety of different players. Many WTA and ATP professionals choose Babolat racquets every day, including multiple Grand Slam winners Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters. Babolat tennis rackets are great for recreational and competitive players alike.

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