It’s about time, right? Finally, after a decade and a half of dominance, Rafael Nadal has his very first signature racket. Behold, the Babolat Pure Aero Rafa.
You might have seen him holding it aloft at the French Open when he secured a landmark 20th Grand Slam title – now, the stunning limited edition frame is available for all players to enjoy.
The Babolat Pure Aero range is specifically designed for players who like to dominate the game with spin-based play, restricting their opponent’s options by putting devastating action on the ball. No wonder Rafa has endorsed it for so long.
There are two key technologies here. FSI Spin – those oblong-shaped grommets at 6 and 12 o’clock – allows a wider string interaction, increasing the amount of spin you’re able to put on the ball. Aeromodular3, meanwhile, builds on previous generations to further integrate the bumper and grommets into the frame, streamlining the overall design and increasing racket head speed.
Elsewhere, the racket’s Cortex construction improves vibration dampening for more accurate feel, while new CARBONPLYSTABILIZER fibres enhance control and stability.
• Special edition paintjob celebrating Rafa’s 20-year partnership with Babolat
• “Rafa” on throat
• Headsize: 645 sq. cm / 100 sq. in
• Weight: 300g / 10.6oz
• Balance: 320mm
• Flexibility: 71RA
• Length: 685mm / 27in
• Composition: Graphite
• String Pattern: 16/19
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.