Babolat tennis racquets push through the competition with highly engineered features and cutting edge technologies.
Since 1875, Babolat has led the tennis market in product innovation and has forever changed the way the game of tennis is played. Why turn anywhere else than the original inventor of tennis strings for your tennis racquet?
The GT frame
The GT frame, exclusive to Babolat tennis racquets, is “a customized performance booster,” according to the Babolat website. It is a braided graphite/tungsten hybrid material that reinforces the frame at key points to reduce torque and increase precision. This reinforcement material strengthens the racquet without adding weight to the frame. Most GT frames are 10.6 ounces, or 300 grams.
The woofer technology was patented in 1999 by Babolat and creates more ball control by increasing the amount of contact time between the ball and strings.
“Woofer is the first technology which makes the frame and the strings interact when striking the ball,” according to babolat.com.
The cortex system
This joint-like cortex between the frame and handle act as a vibration filtering system. According to the website, this cortex dampening system (C.D.S.) filters out unwanted higher frequency vibrations in the handle of the racquet, which interfere with sensation, and preserves useful lower frequency vibrations, which enhance responsiveness.
Two of the top selling racquets on the market are Babolat tennis racquets: the Aero Pro Drive GT and the Pure Drive GT.
Ralph Nadal and the Aero Pro Drive
The aero technology in the Aero Pro Drive racquet was first patented in 2004 and sponsored immediately by Rafael Nadal; four years later he was ATP world number one. The aero modular design of the racquet frame provides greater stability and a faster swing. The circumventing woofer, the cortex frame joint and the aero modular frame are the three technologies of the Aero Drive Pro that combine to make one of the highest performing racquets on the market. This racquet is 27 inches in length and has a head size of 100 square inches.
The Pure Drive
An unclassified racquet, the Pure Drive, gives players of all levels access to the cutting edge features used by the pros. With an exterior woofer, a GT frame and the handle to body cortex system the racquet is designed for players who want power in their swing. This racquet has a head size of 100 square inches and is 27 inches in length. It is the official racquet of Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo.
“The Pure Drive GT is a legendary, emblematic racquet, known for pure power and a better feel,” Babolat.com.
Andy Roddick’s official racquet is the Pure Drive Roddick. The difference between the Pure Drive GT and Roddick’s Pure Drive is weight. The GT weighs the Babolat standard 10.6 ounces whereas the Roddick racquet weighs 11.1 ounces, or 315 grams.
“This racquet is perfect for players with a full swing looking for a solid feel with a spin,” babolat.com.
These are just two out of the full line of Babolat tennis racquets. The website has an interactive racquet selector to help players find the right racquet for their style of play.