Pure Aero USA Flag Edition
Introducing a very special limited edition version of the Pure Aero! Boasting a U.S. flag cosmetic, this racquet has the same specs and playability as the standard Pure Aero, which means it specializes in the production of spin and power. At 11.2 ounce strung, this stick is ideal for hard charging intermediate players, but it should also work very well for the advanced ball striker who is looking to go on offense. Compared to earlier generations of this racquet, Babolat lowers the flex a tad, giving this notoriously stiff stick a slightly more controlled and arm-friendly response. Babolat has also moved the Cortex dampening material to the head at 3 & 9 o'clock, resulting in a slightly softer feel at impact. But make no mistake: this is still a firm, modern and lively weapon. The signature technology, called FSI Spin, utilizes wider string spacing for extra bite along with oblong grommets at 6 and 12 o'clock to maximize string movement and snapback. From the baseline, the Pure Aero feels fast and explosive. The speedy response and grippy stringbed provide the recipe for hitting heavy spin-loaded balls that drop hard, and the higher trajectory response makes it easy to keep the ball deep. The mid 320 swingweight draws a nice compromise between speed and stability, and the quick handling makes this a great stick for those who like chasing down balls or ripping winners on the run. At net the Pure Aero plays great on fast exchanges, and there is enough power to finish points with a bang. In addition to being one of the best options for playing aggressive tennis, this special limited edition of the Pure Aero is a great collector's item.