- Provides great control and power
- Give the player an amazing spin
- Has a big sweet spot
- May take the player some time to getting used to
The Babolat Aeropro Drive GT is awesome if you have an all court game and variety in your shot making decisions. If you enjoy slicing the ball and employ a lot of top spin, it goes without saying that you should strongly consider this racket.
It has an almost perfect blend of power, control and feel and the racket is easy to swing through the air giving you plenty of opportunity to get some force behind you before you strike the ball. This is an ideal stick for someone with an all court game that can really manipulate the ball and make it dance! A very addictive and highly recommended racket.
The AeroPro Drive GT – Great Racquet For More Spin
Last Update, January 2017.
- Length: 27 inches
- Weight: 11.3 ounces
- Head size: 100 square inches
- Composition: Graphite Tungsten
- String pattern: 16 mains/ 19 crosses
Amateur and professional tennis players alike will all recognize the tremendous power and, more relevantly, the extra spin of Rafael Nadal whose yellow GT racket shines on court as a beacon to any aspiring player.
It is updated by means of a combination of braided carbon fibers and tungsten filaments on the actual racket. The latter filaments make the frame stronger and produce greater precision by reducing torque. In fact Babolat themselves claim a 26% increase in precision compared to the previous Babolat AeroPro Drive.
The Cortex vibration filter continues with this updated model to enhance feel by negating the 2 highest vibration frequencies – in other words only the frequencies that enhance the feel will be allowed to pass through the Cortex filter.
The racket has an overall head size of 100 inches and falls into the mid-sized plus or tweener classification. This particular category of rackets is great for tennis players that enjoy a perfect blend of power and control which makes them ideal for junior players especially as the make the transition to longer, bigger rackets with generally more power potential.
As I mentioned in the title though, the AeroPro Drive GT is perhaps best known for its spin potential, more so from the baseline than anywhere else on the court and this is what makes players like Nadal spin freaks on clay.
Users who love Babolat tennis rackets found this racket provided a more solid and stable response from all areas of the court in general. The were equally as impressed with the power and spin they were able to generate and the open string pattern offered lots of bite and a lively feel to their strokes.