Babolat Pure Aero JR 26
Babolat's powerful, spin friendly Pure Aero replaces the AeroPro Drive, one of the most popular racquets on the market. With an upgraded aerodynamic beam and a higher swingweight, this racquet has the potential to pulverize the ball. The Pure Aero also offers a more comfortable playing experience than previous models, thanks in part to the elongated grommet holes that allow the strings to absorb more vibrations. Babolat's FSI Spin Technology features wider spacing between the cross strings to create additional bite, and it also increases the comfort level thanks to a more open and comfortable stringbed. From the baseline our playtesters could detonate winners on offense or get themselves back into a point with one swing. At the net our team could strike volleys with a solid response, but it was serving that proved to be the highlight of this playtest. Our team was taking control of points by bombing flat serves or throwing their opponents off balance with massive spin. Tapping into that same level of power and spin enabled our testers to rip returns without sacrificing control. With all of the Pure Aero's positive performance attributes, it might just be our favorite racquet from this popular line.