Babolat Tennis Racquets
Pierre Babolat invented the very first tennis strings made of natural gut just one year after the invention of what would come to later be known the world over as tennis. For more than 125 years, Babolat has been serving the tennis world with innovative equipment.
In 1925 Babolat introduced the VS product line and has been outfitting champions ever since. Today tennis stars like Andy Roddick, Ivan Ljubicic and Nadia Petrova consider Babolat racquets part of their winning strategies.
Roddick uses the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick, and aggressive players will enjoy the impressive spin potential of this racquet. A player with power will love the response off the stringbed. In addition, the weight of this instrument will give groundstrokes added heft, resulting in more penetrating slice shots.
As with any Babolat racquet, anyone who chooses the Pure Drive racquet series line will have the added benefit of innovative technology. The Pure Drive features Babolat Woofer, a dynamic technology system that makes the frame and strings interact when hitting the ball.
In traditional racquet design, only some of the strings are active when hitting the ball. This is due to the static frame holding the strings - or the driving force of the tennis racquet - in place. Woofer optimizes the potential power of the stringbed by using a frame that allows the strings to work to their full power potential when striking the ball.
Woofer gives the strings freedom to move and this allows more strings to work together when the player hits the ball. This increases the proverbial tennis racquet sweetspot size. This is known as the "pulley function." Woofer also increases the piston function of the racquet, delivering up to 10 percent extra power and allowing the strings to retain their energy for a longer period of time.
Pure Drive racquets also boast Babolat's Cortex technology, a shaft-vibration dampening system. Cortex reduces feedback but allows the player to maintain a "feel" for the instrument and its response to the ball.
Babolat racquets can also be spotted in the talented hands of players Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone. Nadal - 2006 French Open Champion - and Schiavone trust only the AeroPro Drive when it is time to hit the court.
Tennis Magazine named this line its Editor's Choice in the 2005 Spring Gear Guide. This maneuverable tennis racquet offers superb spin potential and pop, and the power baseline player will love the pace, spin and accuracy they will have when using this racquet.
The Babolat AeroPro Drive racquet series offers Aero Modular Technology, which is a frame with various profiles at the three most strategic spots - the throat, the shaft, and the head.