Babolat Pure Aero Range

Powered by a new generation of racket technology, Babolat Pure Aero 2019 is back to provide you with the ultimate racket for power and spin. Rafa's record-breaking weapon for over 15 years, this edition of the Pure Aero has a vintage design that harks back to the original yellow on the AeroPro Drive.

Designed to be the ultimate spin frame, the new Pure Aero helps you generate massive spin with even more stability and precision. Thanks to SMAC's upgraded SMACWRAP technology, Babolat have developed new Cortex Pure Feel, which the new Pure Aero now has at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock in the racket head, rather than just in the throat like the previous Pure Aero and AeroPro Drive. This provides better vibration dampening thanks to the integrated Cortex in the graphite.

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History of the Babolat Pure Aero

"When we understood how strong he would be, we decided to build a new racquet completely adapted to his game. A racket that focuses on power and spin" - Eric Babolat, CEO of Babolat.

The history of the Pure Aero (originally known as the AeroPro Drive) is inextricably linked with that of Rafael Nadal, one of sport's greatest champions. Representing the unique relationship between Babolat and Rafa, the original AeroPro Drive was developed to provide Rafa with a racket that focused on power and spin. With its famous aerodynamic section, the AeroPro Drive was designed to be the 'Nadal racket' and has evolved to become an iconic part of the game. Now also used by professionals including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Genie Bouchard and Jack Sock, the Pure Aero has evolved to become one of the most popular tennis ranges around the world.

2005-2006 - Specifically designed for Rafa, the original AeroPro Drive helped Rafa win his first two titles at Roland Garros.

2007-2009 - The second generation of the AeroPro Drive is one of the most famous in tennis history, and was used by Rafa during his titanic battle against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2008.

2010-2012 - Rafa completed his career Golden Slam at the 2010 US Open with generation 3 of the AeroPro Drive.

2013-2015 - Cementing his legacy as the greatest men's singles clay court champion, generation 4 of the AeroPro Drive was on show as Rafa won a record 9th French Open in 2014.

2015-2018 - The first major re-design of the series, Rafa has used the Pure Aero since 2015 and returned to World No.1 at the end of 2017, 9 years after his first No.1 ranking. To celebrate Rafa's extraordinary success at Roland Garros, a limited edition 'Decima' racket was created after his 10th victory and used as he won his 11th.