Babolat Aero Storm GT Tennis Racquet Review

May 15th, 2011 by Greg C

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Babolat Aero Storm GT

I picked up the new Babolat Aero Storm GT racquet the other day from DO IT TENNIS and headed for the Courts to mix it up a little in some doubles play.

The first thing I noticed was that it felt very well-balanced.  The label says this 98” racquet is 7 points Head-Light—but it felt as if it was more evenly balanced—at least until I started doing some ground-strokes…  WOW—does this racquet come-around FAST!  It only weighs 10.7 ounces (unstrung), and with the “Aero Modular” Technology, combined with the head-light balance, it is capable of facing the fastest serves or heaviest groundstrokes without issue!  (tell your opponents to “bring it ON”!).  It's design really makes shot placement easier.

I noticed that the racquet seemed to enhance my serve's accuracy and even produced a little more spin on 2nd serves.  But I also noted that it was up to ME to provide the power.  Ditto on the ground-strokes—quick coming around, good spin, excellent control—but totally up to me to drive the ball.  This is truly a control racquet that “allows” you to hit hard!

The Babolat Aero Storm GT exceeded my expectations at the net.  It provided a good sense of touch and helped me hit some good angle winners.  And the racquet's quickness really helped on reflex-volleys.

I was also able to accurately place my overheads.  It seemed as if I was hitting them a little deeper than my normal shots.

I think this racquet is a great all-around racquet for most mid-level players who have a relatively full swing.  It lets you use your power!