Babolat AeroPro Tennis Racquets
Babolat tennis racquets use a wide array of technologies to provide a high performance racket. Since 1875 when Pierre Babolat manufactured natural gut strings in France, the company has grown to a global provider of tennis equipment. It says a lot about the quality of their products when they are used by world class players like 2011 U.S. Open winner Samantha Stosur or 2003 U.S. Open winner Andy Roddick. With a company like Babolat, you can be assured that the equipment you are using is backed by years of experience and advanced technology.
Aero Modular Technology
This innovation comes from reshaping the cross section of the racket throat, head and shaft to be more like the shape of a wing than previous models, which were more flat. It gives the <em>Babolat AeroPro</em> a 10% improvement in aerodynamic performance and a much faster swing.
The GT stands for graphite and tungsten. This technology is a matrix of graphite fibers woven with with tungsten filaments. Tungsten, a metal well known for its use in filaments in incandescent light bulbs, not only has a high melting point, it also has extremely high tensile strength. This makes the GT matrix very strong and rigid, reducing torque when striking the ball and a more accurate, powerful shot.
This is a system for dampening vibration located between the handle and the frame. If you have ever hit a baseball off the handle of a bat, then you have experienced vibration from striking a ball at its worst. Although vibration never happens to that extent in tennis, it still can cause fatigue and discomfort over the course of a match. Cortex reduces the vibration of a shot without taking away the feedback from it. You get good feel when striking the ball without any bad effects.
Aero Modular, GT and Cortex technologies found in the Aero series of Babolat tennis racquets is a huge step forward in the evolution of racket engineering and design. The paradoxical combination of strength and lightness from these technologies is a huge benefit to all players.