Legendary Racquets #5 with Seb Proisy: Nadal’s Babolat AeroPro Drive
- 10 October 2020 à 18H45
"As the advances of racquet technology appears to be slowing down, it becomes a lot more difficult for brands to innovate, and many of the new features are often oversold gimmicks, rather than real revolution."
"One of the last true revolutions in racquet technology"That makes the specificity of the AeroPro Drive stand out — it was made for Nadal and his style of play. The main characteristics stayed the same, but Babolat found a way to further optimize a racquet apart from tinkering with the more solid numbers such as head size and weight.
"This aerodynamic shape, however, is to me one of the last true revolutions in racquet technology. This shape is going to allow you to cut through the air in a way that's going to favor the creation of topspin."This racquet stayed with Nadal for 15 years, and although Babolat did tinker with the racquet here and there in the newer version since the 2005 release, Nadal kept the same make apart from making some minimal changes like weight distribution and string choices. It might be a good luck charm, but one can't deny that this racquet is truly made for him.