Babolat 2018 Gear Guide: Racquets, Shoes, and More
Babolat came out swinging in 2018 with brand new racquets, shoes, bags, and more! As can be expected from the premier brand, many of their racquets are currently being used throughout this year’s Australian Open. Having done everything possible to stay at the forefront of various tennis technologies, you can expect optimal performances from Babolat’s 2018 products.
2018 Pure Drives
The primary advantages of the updated Pure Drive Series are greater power and control through two key technologies – FSI Power and Cortex Pure Feel. Competitive players can expect a larger sweet spot, tremendously dampened vibrations, and an efficient transfer of power from their swing to the ball. All of these features and more are why top players, such as Albert Ramos Viñolas and Garbiñe Muguruza, trust Pure Drive Tennis Racquets.
At far left is Albert Ramos Viñolas beside Pablo Andújar in their 2nd Round doubles match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 18, 2018 – Source: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Garbiñe Muguruza in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 17, 2018 – Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac).
2018 Pure Aeros
The 2018 Pure Aeros were enhanced by a new aerodynamic frame and FSI Spin technology. The benefits of the former can immediately be felt through a quicker head speed, which translates to faster ball speed, while the latter provides increased lift for greater spin potential. See for yourself why prominent names, such as Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki, recommend the Pure Aero Series by testing it out on our in-house Tennis Express court.
*Featured: Pure Aero Play Tennis Racquet
At left is Rafael Nadal celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 20, 2018 – Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Caroline Wozniacki after winning her 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 20, 2018 – Source: Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac).
2018 Pure Strikes
The latest Pure Strikes were engineered as an ideal option for “first-strike” players who need a racquet with excellent power, but also amplified responsiveness in order to increase the precision of their attacks. Hybrid Frame Technology is the driver behind this unique combination of power and control, and it is why top tennis players, such as Dominic Thiem and Elena Vesnina, utilize it for their professional use.
The 2018 Pure Strike Series
At left is Dominic Thiem celebrating a point in his 4th Round match at the 2018 Australian Open (Jan. 21, 2018 – Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac). At right is Elena Vesnina hitting a forehand in her 2nd Round match at the 2018 Sydney International (Jan. 8, 2018 – Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac).
2018 Jet Mach IIs
Out of all of Babolat’s recently released men’s and women’s shoes, the Jet Mach II is by far the most highly anticipated this year. While many tennis shoes are designed to be both lightweight and supportive, not many have been able to pull it off to such an extraordinary degree. The end result is a perfect shoe for quick, competitive players who favor additional support where it counts.
MATRYX 2.0® with “Stability Arch” System
KPRS-X Shock Absorption System
Michelin/Babolat Abrasion Resistance
Active Flexion Responsiveness
2018 Pure Line Bags
With such a high volume of state-of-the-art tennis gear available, you may find yourself in need of something to transport it all in. Don’t worry, Babolat has considered this for you, as well, and has released new Pure Line tennis bags created to be your ultimate equipment-carrying companions. With various sizes and strap patterns to choose from, you should have no issue finding a preferred fit.
While the above items represent many of the key products featured by Babolat in 2018, there are quite a few more that we could not list. We encourage you to visit Tennis Express to shop for brand new equipment and apparel that we could not feature here.
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