Australian Open Gear
Babolat Woofer


Babolat's patented Woofer Technology is the first dynamic system which makes the frame and the strings interact when striking the ball.
The frame is basically static which holds the driving force of the racquet, the strings, in place. Conventional racquets have strings that are attached to the frame which limits the performance of said driving force. The strings in Babolat racquets are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball.
What this means is that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball, hence, Woofer Technology.
Pulley Function

The Woofer allows the strings to move.
The whole surface area reacts on impact with the Woofer, more strings work together when striking the ball.
Piston Function
Increase the trampoline effect: the piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact.
Shock absorption: the pistons act like a suspension system to damp vibrations