Babolat Pure Aero 98: A high performance racquet to dominate on the court
The Babolat Pure Aero is a tennis racket known for its advanced design, offering a perfect balance of power, control and precision. The Pure Aero 98 is especially popular with top players looking to maximize their potential on the court.
The 98 square inch headsize of the racquet allows for a larger sweetspot, offering more comfort and forgiveness on off-center hits. The thin 21/23/22 beam provides an optimal balance of power and control, allowing players to hit with great accuracy while still maintaining some ease of hitting.
The 16/20 string pattern of the Babolat Pure Aero 98 is another key element in the design of this racquet. It allows for increased ball rotation, offering more accuracy and a wider variety of shots.
The aerodynamic frame of the racquet is also a major asset, offering a significant reduction in air drag. This increases the speed of the racquet, providing more power and accuracy when hitting the ball.
Benefits of the racquet
The Babolat Pure Aero 98 replaces the previous VS model, with some notable updates. While these changes don't represent a complete overhaul, they do provide some noticeable improvements. The first noticeable change is the string spacing in the upper part of the headsize, which has been tightened for better accuracy. In addition, the SMAC vibration reduction technology has been replaced with NF2 Tech at 3 and 9 o'clock, which offers a similar function but is made from flax fibers, a natural product designed to provide a better feel upon contact with the ball. However, this technology is absent from the grip, offering demanding players better feedback. Similarly, the stiffness of the racquet has been lowered compared to the VS model, improving comfort and connection to the ball.
Compared to the rest of the Aero family, the Pure Aero 98 features a smaller head, denser string pattern and thinner beam, making it the most controllable and versatile model. However, it's still an Aero racquet, capable of producing a crisp, fast, spin-laden ball. It simply requires a fuller swing and more precise contact from the user, which is something experienced players, the target audience for this racquet, will certainly appreciate.
The tighter string pattern and smaller head size improve the accuracy of serves and groundstrokes, but the racquet still offers enough inherent power to inflict some quick damage. It inspires confidence to hit the ball without fear of overpowering, which wasn't quite the case with the previous VS, and certainly not with the standard Pure Aero.
It's also perhaps the most comfortable and arm-friendly Aero racquet available. The reduced flex can be felt when making contact with the ball, which is not typical of this franchise. It also offers more reliable feedback. There is more predictability of what to expect when the ball is hit off center of the racquet.
Another point to note is the noticeable separation from the standard Pure Aero, in terms of volleying. The increased ball feel and softer flex allows for a more versatile and controlled volley game. The same goes for special shots and touches; there are no limits to slowing the ball down, finding angles and using trickery.
Like the previous VS, the Pure Aero 98 will be offered as a single or a matched pair. The matched pair of racquets are expected to have a maximum weight variance of only 1 gram, well below the industry standard.
The Babolat Pure Aero 98 is available at the Marcotte Sports store and on their website. You can get your brand new racquet for $349.95 before taxes.
Here is the link to get your new racket: https://marcottesports.com/fr/collections/racket-paddle/products/babolat-pure-aero-98
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